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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Activity Day – Tuesday, June 23rd

Rain or shine Activity Day is a go tomorrow!  Remember to dress for the weather. Sunscreen and bug spray should be applied at home.  Don’t forget your hats and water bottles!

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Split Recesses Introduced Today!

Today’s BIG NEWS from the playground … during this afternoon’s recess we introduced a split recess break.  Students in grades 4-6 had their recess from 2:00 – 2:15 while grades 1-3 had their recess from 2:15 – 2:30.

Why the change?  With over 600 kids outside at recess, it was getting crowded out there!  We talked to students and asked other big schools what they were doing.  The result is that we are trying out split recess breaks this week to see how it works.

Speaking with students and supervising staff, the initial reviews were very positive!  There was much more room for students to play.  This included more field space for games like soccer and flag football as well as more access to the tarmac area to play basketball or wall ball.  As well, it meant that everyone had access to the playground for the afternoon recess instead of taking turns on different days.

Please talk to your children and see what they think – we would love to hear more feedback!

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School Connects Goes Live June 9th

IT’S HERE!! Our Lady of Wisdom introduces School Connects!

School Connects is an automated communication program that helps up communicate with parents in a more efficient and timely manner.

Features included with School Connects:

  • Calls out to all parents simultaneously to inform them when students are marked absent or late without notification to the school.
  • Allows the school to send out reminder or emergency messages via telephone or email.

This is a new program for the office staff at OLW; we appreciate your patience as there may be a learning curve involved in this process.

SCHOOL CONNECTS GOES LIVE AT OLW TOMORROW, JUNE 9TH, 2015

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Flip Your Lid Day

Our next school spirit day is Wednesday, May 27 and it is Flip Your Lid Day!  Everyone is encouraged to wear a hat or crazy hair (or both!)

Can’t wait to see everyone’s new looks on the 27th.

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Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Our next Volunteer Orientations will be on Friday, May 29th at 9:45am and Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:15pm

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Grade 4 Garden Project

Hello Community of Chestermere!

Some student at Our Lady of Wisdom School are working hard to plan and build a garden for our school. In order for this to be a success we are looking for donations of supplies or expertise. If you would like to donate any of the below supplies or come in and talk to the students about gardening please email us at olwgarden@gmail.com. The students and teachers at OLW really appreciate your support!

Supplies for OLW’s Garden

  • 2 X 6’s (4ft – 8ft pieces) any type (ie; cedar, treated, untreated)
  • Soil
  • Landscaping cloth
  • Seeds/plants (vegetable seeds, herb seeds, flowers)
  • Gardening tools (hand shovel, hand hoe, gloves, watering can)
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Hundreds and Thousands Comes to OLW

This is Hundreds and Thousands Week in Chestermere.  This is a week to focus on creative, fun, community impacting acts of kindness.  To do her part in this challenge, one of our parents arrived to surprise our kindergarten class today with bubble wands for all of the children.  With the help of buddies and friends in their neighbour class, 3 Fehr, bubble wands were distributed to all of the students in Mrs. Schatz’s and Ms. Sarin’s afternoon kindergarten classes.  The children were thrilled!  It is not too late join in, too – the challenge goes until May 23.  For more information click here

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Volunteer Tea

Volunteer Tea Invitation

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Parent Satisfaction Survey

Dear Parents

To help us understand the areas where we are serving you well and areas we may consider for growth, please take a few minutes to complete our District’s Parents Satisfaction Survey, using the link below.

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and the feedback is very valuable for us.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.  This survey link is open until the end of the month.

http://tinyurl.com/2015SurveyCCSD

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May is Mental Health Month

With May being Mental Health Month, our own Healthy Heroes are promoting the importance of caring for our mental health, along with strategies to assist us in reaching this goal.

The focus for the first week is on meditation.  Each morning at the end of announcements two of our very own Healthy Heroes talk to the school about the importance and benefits of meditation.  So far we have heard how meditation helps us reduce anxiety and improve positivity and focus.  We finish off with the entire school participating in a two minute guided meditation.

We are using the app Calm.com to help us with our meditation.  While there are in app purchases, the basic app, describing the 7 Steps of Calm as well as including guided meditations about being calm, is free.  Check it out – Keep Calm and Meditate On!

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