A new school year brings changes in routines, bringing with it moments that can be both exciting or stressful. Remember to include physical activity during the day for positive effects on physical, mental and emotional health.
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I will stand up for what I know is right and just.
I will face challenges, fears and difficulties with fortitude.
I will take responsibility for reaching my potential.
Welcome Back to all the families at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School and a special welcome to all the new students and their families who are joining us this year. I am very pleased to welcome back the returning staff as well as the new teachers.
Together with all parents, Fr. Peter our parish priest, and OLA teachers and staff ... Continue reading "September Principal’s Message"
“Hold fast to stars. Hold fast to the elusive, the intangible, the never-to-be-had. For stars fall from heaven sometimes, and kings are born in barns, and miracles rise up out of little things.” – ANONYMOUS – Catholic Teacher
In October, Mrs. T. Pianezza began reading stories about the virtue of Compassion to her class of Kindergarteners. She has always believed that, regardless of ... Continue reading "Kindergarteners at Our Lady of the Annunciation make “Hats for the Homeless”"
Bully Prevention and Intervention Awareness Week is November 19-23. Bullying is a form of repeated aggression intended to cause fear, distress or harm to another individual or group of individuals. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived imbalance of power between the child who bullies and the child who is victimized (adapted from PPM 144). At Our Lady of the ... Continue reading "Bullying Prevention and Intervention at OLA"
Our fall chocolate fundraiser was a great success and all the funds collected will go directly back to the students. Thanks to the Catholic School Council, we were able to purchase a class Tech Tub with a class set of Chromebooks. The staff and students are delighted to use the chromebooks as enhancement to instruction. Students are becoming more and more proficient with Google Apps ... Continue reading "Thank you to our Catholic School Council for Supporting our School Goals"