During the month of December, in the time of Advent, we will reflect on the virtue of Hope. Hope is the virtue by which we place our trust in Christ’s promises and rely not on our own strength alone, but on the grace of the Holy Spirit. Advent is a time of patient and prayerful waiting for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We are ... Continue reading "Christmas Festivities at OLA"
We encourage all students to experience their recess outdoor breaks in an enjoyable and safe manner. We would like to remind students that there are four very important rules to follow in the school yard:
NO CONTACT RULE: Students are not allowed to play any games or be involved in any activities that involve physical contact. They must keep their hands and feet ... Continue reading "Recess Safety"
Please keep in mind that students go outdoor for recesses, two 15 minute and one 40 minute break, unless there is a severe weather warning. The procedures in Policy 221, Extreme Weather, requires Catholic School Councils to determine the extreme cold temperature, with wind chill at the beginning of each school year. The OLA Catholic School Council has agreed upon –18C for this school year. ... Continue reading "Preparing for the Changing Weather"
Each year we appeal to the generosity of our community during our annual fundraiser to help us purchase technology and program enhancements. And each year we direct the money generated to a variety of program enhancements (e.g. bullying prevention & intervention presentation, author visits, sacrament keepsakes, Grade 8 Graduation, classroom enhancements, etc.) as well as technology (e.g. chromebooks, ipads, etc.). Indeed, our investments in technology ... Continue reading "Fundraising Update"
Healthy eating and nutrition are connected with mental health and well-being and promote academic success. The York Catholic District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Food and Beverage Policy and promotes healthy school nutrition environments.