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                                Our Lady Queen of Peace School, Airdrie
The Administration Team
Michael Panić – Principal
Anthony D’Alfonso – Vice Principal
Joan Lingelbach – Assistant Principal 
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New to Airdrie? Need to register your child?

Master Calendar for 2014-2015: OLQP Master Calendar September 2014 to June 2015
If you are moving to Airdrie and wish to register your child(ren)  please ensure that you bring your child’s or one of the Catholic parent’s baptismal certificate on registration day; also remember the child’s original Canadian birth certificate. 
If your child was born outside of Canada, please contact the Calgary Catholic Reception Centre (403-500-2575) to register in the school district.
Our school boundaries are West of  highway 2 and North  of Yankee Valley Blvd/Big Hill Spring Road. We also serve Catholic students  north to Crossfield. Our sister school, Good Shepherd, serves all Catholic students south of Yankee Valley Boulevard to Balzac and east of Highway 2 (403-500-2117). 
Our Lady Queen of Peace School offers the only French Immersion program in Airdrie for all Catholic school students - currently our program serves students from kindergarten to grade 8. All Catholic students interested in the French Immersion program would attend OLQP regardless of their address in Airdrie and surrounding area. For more information, please give the school a call at 403-500-2064. If you have any specific questions of inquiry, please feel free to e-mail Michael Panic, Principal, over the summer at michael.panic@cssd.ab.ca
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School Supplies: 

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Our Lady Queen of Peace School is excited to offer the parents of children that attend OLQP next year the opportunity to pre-purchase school supplies. Please click here for the letter sent home: Custom School Supplies Letter May 2014 . Please Click here for the link to their website: www.customschoolsupplies.ca
If you wish to purchase your own supplies, click here for the PDF of the supply list for each grade level. Print off the page that only applies to your grade level (remember to check if you are printing off the English or French list)2014-2015 All OLQP SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST
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School Start up for 2014-2015

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Letter sent to parents  for complementary courses: Complementary Course Parent Letter 2014
Grade 7 and 8 Complementary Courses selection
Click here for the course descriptions: Grade 7-8 Complementary Course Descriptions 2014-2015
Click here for the link to the Google document:  https://docs.google.com/a/learn.cssd.ab.ca/forms/d/1ak3tg3V6smNUfHji19W3O1CeASXLCssUb_2eB00pnKE/viewform
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Grade 6 Complementary Courses selection
Click here for course descriptions: Grade 6 Complementary Course Descriptions
Click here for the link to the Google document: https://docs.google.com/a/learn.cssd.ab.ca/forms/d/1nFDNpuIYJSvJYuStIPbPTbBV9jfLY0k3E8YDLzGEkMw/viewform
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Week-at-a-Glance
September Newsletter: September 2014 Newsletter
Master Calendar for 2014-2015: OLQP Master Calendar September 2014 to June 2015
Tuesday, September 2: First Day of School. Classes begin at 8:15 am. Supervision by staff will begin at 8 am. Teachers will be available on the grounds to assist you with providing you with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher – all grades. Grade 1 to 4 students will assemble on the west side tarmac (basketball court) and the middle school students (grade 5-8) will congregate at the front of the school. Middle School students will proceed to the main gym at the bell utilizing the east gym entrance. Today we celebrate Kindergarten Kissing Hand Day.
Wednesday, September 3: Classes begin on normal schedule at 8:15 am.
Thursday, September 4: School Opening BBQ from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Please click here for the registration form: School Opening BBQ 2014 Parent Food Sign up sheet
 Friday, September 5: School Opening Mass at 12:30 pm. Remember, dismissal on Friday’s are at 1:45 pm.
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School Registrations 2014-2015: Kindergarten and French Immersion

Kindergarten Information:  We have moved additional  information for the kindergarten program to the tab located at the top of this Home Page. Kindergarten registrations are year round as of this fall. When registering, please remember to bring you child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate  (or a Catholic baptismal certificate of one of the parents). Please click on the following link for your copy of the Kindergarten Registration/Orientation Package: Kindergarten 2014 15 Orientation Package  Kindergarten Bus registration 2014-15
1. Please click on the following link to watch a video about the kindergarten program offered through Calgary Catholic School District: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNk-73Yfzto&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active
2. Our Lady Queen of Peace School is the ONLY French Immersion Catholic School in Airdrie! We serve all of Airdrie and area. Bussing is available from all quadrants of the city for families that qualify. Please click on the following link to our French Immersion page: http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/olqp/french-immersion/french-immersion-program/
 Click here for French Immersion Handbook for ParentsFrench Immer Handbook 2013 2014 Version
3. From The Globe and Mail: French immersion enrollment skyrockets as a new linguistic category emerges – http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/french-immersion-enrollment-skyrockets-as-a-new-linguistic-category-emerges/article7935100/?utm_source=Shared Article Sent to User&utm_medium=E-mail: Newsletters / E-Blasts / etc.&utm_campaign=Shared Web Article Links
4. The benefits of learning a second language (University of Calgary):  http://arts.ucalgary.ca/lrc/research/advantage-life 
5. Please click on the following link for a wonderful presentation from Canadian Parents for French: Introducing French immersion 
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School Council: Partners in Education

 Our next meeting  is scheduled for  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the library. Our School Council – Janine Arscott, Chair; MJ Bransfield, Vice-Chair; Monica Grela, Secretary; and Lisa Chadwick, Treasurer.
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Community of Airdrie News           

French Immersion Pre-School in Airdrie for September 2014. Click on the following link for more information: French Immersion Preschool in Airdrie. Phone Jackie at 403-512-3921.
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 Calendars: OLQP, Airdrie and so many more….

OLQP Master Calendar for 2014-2015 (published June 27, 2014):  OLQP Master Calendar September 2014 to June 2015
Summer Newsletter: Summer 2014 Newsletter
OLQP and District Athletics Calendar: Calendar of Events Athletics 2014-15
 2014-2015 Airdrie Schools Calendar: CCSD Airdrie Calendar 2014-15 03.19.14
Our Lady Queen of Peace School Liturgies: First liturgy is on September 5.
District Healthy Choices Newsletter: http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=1457
Our Lady Queen of Peace Student Agenda introductory pages (school codes of conduct and general information): OLQP Student Handbook 

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Weather Up-date: Please click on the following link provided by Rocky View Transportation regarding possible bus cancellations and/or school closure:  http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/
Please click on the following link provided by Calgary Catholic School District regarding a safety reminder for all our families: Safety Reminder for Calgary Catholic Schools  and Transportation Safety for Winter Months 2012-13
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Progress Reports

Please click on the following links to the Elementary and Junior Progress Reports (How to Read your Child’s new Progress Report) – Elementary Progress Report and Junior High Progress Report Support Document
Other helpful parent links:  Google Learn Parent Information    Reading with your Child at Home
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On-line Communication: D2L and E-Board 

 Desire-to-Learn (D2L) for grade 7 and 8 parents and students: Parents of students in Grade 7 and 8: Our D2L (Desire-to-Learn) website is in service. D2L is a flexible online environment used to support student learning through collaboration, engagement, and meaningful communication between teachers, students, and parents.
For more information please click on the following link: D2L Pamphlet 2012-2013
Parents of students in Grade 1 to 6: e-Board is up and running. The password is OLQP.
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Google Chrome at OLQP: We are very excited to inform you of your child’s ability to access innovative technology for the 21st  Century learner. This year CSSD has enabled every student to have access to email and applications in Google.  Google applications is web based, meaning that stored documents can be accessed from any computer.  There is 5 GB of free space for storage. Please click on the following link for a copy of the two page brochure - Google Brochure for Parents of OLQP 2013
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Remember to bring in your Airdrie Co-op receipts – we receive 1% in cash from all receipts collected….
 Keep shopping at Airdrie Co-op 
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