Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom School

Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom School Website

Our Lady of Wisdom School serves all of the K-6 Catholic students in Chestermere.  Our school motto is “Accept, Achieve, Aspire”.

We are part of the Calgary Catholic School District.  Our district mission is Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith.

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PJ Day Coming Soon

Our next school spirit day is coming up on Wednesday, December 17.  It is PJ Day!  For this day, please wear your favourite, warm, cozy (and appropriate for school) pajamas.  You may want to wear them over your clothes to keep yourself warm in our winter weather.  It is going to be an awesome, fun day for all of our students and staff.  Also, parents, if you are volunteering on this day, please feel free to show your school spirit and join in as well!

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Christmas Concerts

Students at Our Lady of Wisdom have been practicing hard on their performances for the upcoming Christmas Concerts. This year, the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students will be performing on Dec. 16 and the Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 students will be performing on Dec. 18th. Both concerts will have an afternoon viewing at the dress rehearsal for anyone wishing to attend rather than the evening performances. Doors will open at 6:00pm for both of the evening performances with the concert starting at 6:30pm. The afternoon, dress rehearsal,  viewing of the performances will commence at 1:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to our neighbours at the New Apostolic Church across the street for allowing us to use their parking lot for our overflow parking!

 

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Warm Feet For the Street

We will be continuing our tradition of collecting items for the mustard seed to be shared with those less fortunate this Christmas season.  We will be collecting items up until Monday, December 15.  If you are unsure of the items that we are asking for, please click HERE to go read the letter that was sent home about this project.

Thank you so much for your contributions and support!

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MOvember Spirit Day November 26

Our next school spirit day on Wednesday, November 26 is celebrating MOvember.  It is our one day mustache extravaganza!  Students, staff, and visitors are encouraged to wear a mustache this day.  You can buy one, make one, or draw one.  We will also be selling some at the school for a loonie or twonie donation.  All proceeds will be given to the Alberta Cancer Foundation to help work toward finding a cure for cancer.

So be sure to break out your best ‘stache for on November 26!

 

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Catholic Education Sunday

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BFG’s (Big Family Groups) Have Arrived!

This year at Our Lady of Wisdom School we will be building community with each other through Big Family Groups (BFGs).  Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 were sorted into Big Family Groups where they can meet and build friendships with children from all grade levels.  Throughout the school year, our BFGs will meet often to do an activity together that focuses on virtues that support true kindness.  We will be focusing specifically on the virtues of caring, compassion, kindness, love and respect.

Our Community of Caring kick-off for the year and first BFG activity took place on Friday, October 17th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.   The grade 6  student leaders did a great job of collecting all of the students belonging to their family and arriving together at their family’s meeting place.  Each group looked at the virtue of kindness and students wrote or drew in a heart a time when they showed kindness to someone else.  The hearts will soon be on display for everyone to see in our school.

The response from the children was exciting as they got to know the students in their family groups and completed the first activity.

We are excited and looking forward to all the wonderful things we will accomplish this year in our Big Family Groups!

BFG Hearts

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OLW School Wear Now Available for Purchase until October 17, 2014

 

To order school wear online, please click here.

School Wear

All products include 1 colour logo in white except the baseball shirt which has WISDOM across the chest instead of OLW logo.

 

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School Patrols Start Monday – Kick Off Traffic Safety Week!

1st day of patrol 2014

Our grade 5 and 6 students have been working hard on patrol training for the past few weeks.  They are very excited to start their duties this coming Monday morning. The crosswalks will be patrolled from 8:45am – 9:00am and from 3:33pm – 3:43pm (2:00-2:10 on Fridays).

Traffic Safety Week also begins on Monday, Sept. 29.  OLW will be posting safety tips throughout this week to help reinforce safe traffic habits for student and parents.

Thank-you to our Patrol Supervisors and our Patrollers for all of their hard work in preparing for their duties.  Thank- you in advance for your cooperation in following the directions given by the patrollers as they work hard in keeping everyone safe.

Choose Safety over Convenience!

 

 

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Beach Day September 24

We may have just experienced the first day of fall, but our minds are back on the days of summer.  Students are asked to show their school spirit by participating in Beach Day on Wednesday, September 24.  You could wear your shorts, t-shirts, floppy hats and bring along your beach towel or beach ball.  We will be posting a few photos on Twitter and Facebook so be sure to check it out!

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open for the new school year.  Our NEW office hours are 8:15 – 4:15 (Monday-Thursday) and 8:15 – 3:15 (Friday)

A reminder about our NEW BELL SCHEDULE:  First bell is 9:00 with classes beginning at 9:05.  Our day ends at 3:33 (and 2:00 Friday).  Lunch is from 11:45-12:23 with recess at 2:00 – 2:15.

Morning kindergarten classes 9:00 – 11:50 while afternoon kindergarten classes run 12:45 – 3:33 Monday to Thursday and 9:00 – 2:00 on alternating Fridays.

A reminder that you can still order your school supplies online to be delivered to the school; note there will be a late fee charged by School Start.  You can order at http://www.schoolstart.ca/

If you have not yet seen it, the bus schedule for the fall is now posted on the Rockyview Schools Website.  Click here for the bus schedule.

First day of classes is Tuesday, September 2.  See you then!

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