Your 2019-2020 OLA School Council Executive:
Chair: Heather Sprackin
Vice-Chair: Sam LeDrew
Treasurer: Crystal Breault
Secretary: Jade King
Huge thanks to these leaders who are willing to share their time and talents with our awesome OLA Catholic School community.
Family Christmas Movie & Pajama Night!
You’re Invited to Christmas Movie and Pajama Night!
OLA School Council Presents
Friday, December 6, 2019
Doors Open at 5:30PM
Show Starts 6:00PM
Tickets are $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family
Come and get in the festive spirit with your OLA family. Dress in your coziest pajamas, if you like! Make sure to bring blankets and pillows, or anything you need to make yourself comfortable! Snacks will be available for purchase. Please return this form with money to the school by Thursday, December 5.
All proceeds will go toward a new sound system for our school gym.
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2nd Annual Poinsettia Sale
Last year the OLA SC Poinsettia Sale was one of the most profitable fundraisers of the year.
This year we have some great choices available for purchase:
6.5" Premium Poinsettias
A holiday favourite! Brighten up any room this winter with a vibrant poinsettia. They arrive ready to display and include a colour-coordinated pot cover. Available in red, white, and pink, the 6.5” poinsettias are perfect for the holidays. Cost $15.00
Memorial Poinsettias - 6.5" memorial poinsettias (red only) may be purchased in memory of a loved one. These poinsettia will be delivered directly to OLA Church and be used to decorate the altar for Christmas Masses. Cost $15.00
Holiday Indoor Tropical Planter
Add a festive look to your table with a mixed tropical planter. There are four different, live plant varieties included with a decorative pinecone or novelty pick. Planter designs do vary.
Festive Hanging Greenery Bough
Celebrate with a merry bough of greenery! A fun, vintage, burlap bag holds premium greens, red ilex berry branches and an array of novelty ribbons/decorations. This outdoor arrangement hangs on your front door or leans on the patio.
Information and order forms were sent home before Fall Break, but can also be printed here:
Order forms and payment are due Tuesday, November 19th.
Poinsettias will be available for pick up in the school foyer by the gym Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Wednesday, December 4th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Proceeds from this fundraising initiative will go towards a new sound system for our school gym. We thank you for your continued support and God’s Blessings this holiday season.
OLA School Council
OLA School Council Meetings
All parents are welcome at our monthly meetings - please come and support our school community! Upcoming meeting dates:
November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
December 19, 2019 at 9:30 am
January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm
March 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm
April 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm
May 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
June 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
You can email your OLA SC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Hot Lunch tab under the Parent menu for more information. Thank you.
We are grateful to the parent volunteers who have committed to offering the milk program at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School.
This year milk will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As with past milk programs, only students who participate in the prepaid program will receive milk.
Students may choose either white or chocolate milk, and the milk will be delivered directly to their classrooms so that it is ready for them when they come in from lunch recess to eat at 12:04 pm.
Prepaid ordering will occur once this year. The cost for pre-ordered milk will be $50.00/child or $95.00/two children for delivery from Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, June 18th. (The credit for two children will have to be completed manually; please allow up to 2 weeks to process the credit. This credit can then be applied to the field trip/special presentation fee that will be assessed at the end of October. If you have not received the credit after 2 weeks, please contact the school.)
In the event that a student is prepaid and is absent for an extended period of time (more than 12 days) then arrangements can be made for a rebate. Any other absences will be considered as a kind donation to your hard working OLA Parent School Council.
Thank you for your support in our efforts to encourage and promote good nutrition!
OLA SC Milk Program Committee
School Council Volunteer Form 2019 - 2020
We are looking forward to seeing you at events, concerts and around the school helping. We love seeing new and familiar faces and the students get so excited when they see their own parents at school. What a great way to show them we can make a difference by volunteering.
If you think you may be able to help with any of the volunteer opportunities found in our School Council Volunteer Form 2019/2020, please check the boxes and the committee will contact you closer to the event date to confirm your availability. We can use all the hands we can get! We would like to sincerely thank you in advance for your time contribution.
Playground Update and Meeting
Now that school has settled in, I am sure you are aware of the need for outdoor spaces for your new (or new to you) schools.
For anyone new to our Fort Saskatchewan Catholic schools, we are four Catholic schools that have been restructured from three Catholic schools upon the completion of a new Catholic high school. Within the restructuring process we have the following changes:
- St. John XXIII (SJXXIII) (grades K-4) has half the number of students as half of the students were reallocated to OLA.
- Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) has changed from a middle school (grades 5-8) into an elementary school (grades K-4).
- St. John Paul II (JPII) has changed from a high school (grades 9-12) into a middle school (grades 5-8).
- St. Andre Bessette (SAB) is a new build for a high school (grades 9-12).
These changes were much needed, but have resulted in the playgrounds, equipment and outdoor spaces being inappropriate or non-existent for three of the four schools. We are left with the current problems that need remedying:
- OLA (grades K-4): has 30-year-old playground equipment more appropriate for a middle school
- JPII (grades 5-8): does not have any playground or outdoor play structures since it had been a high school
- JPII (grades 5-8): we will need to remove half of the parking lot to make room for an outdoor play structure
- SAB (grades 9-12): does not have any outdoor gathering spaces and needs benches or picnic tables
- SJXXIII (grades K-4): due to school enrollment at full capacity for so long, the playground is worn. They just received a bill for $40,000 to replace a broken play structure.
We are applying for grants and fundraising to replace old playgrounds and to build new ones where needed. We are fundraising as one community as we see our Catholic schools as one family, with close connections with each other. We plan on raising these funds together, and together building outdoor spaces adequate for all our Catholic schools. As ambitious as it sounds, we would like to complete our fundraising within 18 months.
We will have a meeting to elect an executive to carry these efforts forward. The executive would be responsible for working with the respective school principals, continuing to stay in contact with our grant’s writer, and securing a company to purchase playground and outdoor equipment from.