May Principal’s Message

May is the month set aside by the Catholic Church to honour Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Mary was a woman of faith, and a model of hope, prayer, compassion and courage. Throughout this month, as always, let us put our trust in Mary’s help so that she can help us by her prayers.

This month we celebrate the virtue of responsibility.  Our Grade 8 students will be venturing to Ottawa for their overnight trip on May 15-17, 2019.  They will have an opportunity to demonstrate responsibility by being wonderful ambassadors for OLA School.  

On Sunday, May 8th we celebrate Mother’s Day, paying tribute to our mothers, and to the many women who have influenced our lives — step-mothers, wives, aunts, sisters,

grandmothers, godmothers, nieces, and other special women.  We wish God’s peace on all of these special women in our lives.

Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary school will be hosting the Vocation

Traveling Chalice in our school the week of May 6-10. Students will be learning and praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and discovering that they each have a special calling from God to use their gifts and talents for others.  We hope that you will join us in praying for vocations and support us during this faith centered week of prayer. By making collaborative efforts between the parish, the school and the family home, we can provide an authentic Christian faith experience in our community.

During the week of May 6th – 10th, we celebrate Catholic Education Week.  This year’s theme is “Walking Forward Together”.  OLA will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. We celebrate this week with a number of activities

Monday, May 6 at 9:15am – Math Bee Gr. K-8 (All Parents are Welcome)

Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00am – Primary Ballroom Dance Recital (All Parents are Welcome)

Wednesday, May 8 at 9:15am – Catholic Education Week Liturgy prepared by JK/SK (All Parents are Welcome)

Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm- Family STEM Night (All Families are Welcome)

Friday, May 10 at 8:15am – Staff Appreciation Breakfast hosted by Catholic School Council

On Tuesday, May 14th, our Kindergarten teachers will be welcoming our Jr. Kindergarten registrants at First Impression Meetings/Welcome to Kindergarten.  We look forward to meeting our new students.

Preparation for EQAO  is ongoing. The grade three and six students will be participating in sample assessments so that they become familiar with the format and expectations of the upcoming assessments.  EQAO Assessment will be administered between May 23rd and June 2nd. Please do not book appointments or vacations during this time.   

Finally, please save the date!  On Thursday, June 6th, our Catholic School Council will be hosting our annual School BBQ and Fun Fair!  Information regarding orders will be coming home soon.  We look forward to a wonderful evening, as many exciting activities will be taking place including a visit from REPTILIA.  Stay tuned for more info. to come your way.

Proud Principal,

Mrs. D’Andrea