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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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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Have a Wonderful Summer!

It has been a wonderful year at Our Lady of Wisdom.  Wherever your journey leads you, we wish you a safe and restful summer holiday.  Our office is now closed.  The office will be open again on Tuesday, August 19, and the first day of classes is Tuesday, September 2.

A reminder about our new bell times – first bell is 9:00 and final bell is 3:33 (Monday to Thursday) and 2:00 (Friday).

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Duck Freedom!

Students in grades 1/2K, 2T, 3A, 3B, & 3M attended the Duck Launch Day at Mountain View on Thursday, June 12.  They had an opportunity to see the ducks once again and watch as they are released into the ponds around the grounds.  Click HERE to watch the Global News coverage of this event.

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Grade 5 Robotics

Our grade 5 students had the chance in early June to participate in an in-school field trip using robotics.  Program leaders came from the University of Calgary to work with the classes on different days.  The students worked collaboratively in groups to build, program, and test their creations.  As the students said, it was fun and a chance to be creative while they extended their learning in their electricity unit.

Grade 5 Robotics11     Grade 5 Robotics 7

 

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OLW Students Sing with St. Gabriel Choir

Choir 4

All OLW students were invited to sing along with the St. Gabriel Church choir on Sunday, June 8 (the Feast of the Pentecost).  All students had practiced the songs during our Hymn Sing at school and there was also a special lunch hour rehearsal for those students interested in participating.  A special thank you to Mrs. Smith and Ms. Letain for practicing the songs at school and to Kathy Zakresky, the 10:30 choir director, for welcoming our students and helping prepare them.  These students did a wonderful job representing our school with their singing.  Well done!

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Buddy Chalk Art Day

Our buddy classes expressed their artistic side on Friday, May 30.  The pairs of classes went outside with their buckets of colored chalk and created some wonderful masterpieces together all around the school.  This activity was a celebration of the year long relationship between our buddy classes and our CCC efforts to build community in our school.  Check out some of their amazing art work!

Buddy Chalk 10 Buddy Chalk 1 Buddy Chalk 5 Buddy Chalk 9

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Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our school district’s Parent Satisfaction Survey is now available to complete online.  Please click HERE to complete the survey.  Your responses are helpful in supporting us with making school based decisions for our future school plans.  Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Kenny and the Dragon

Kenny and the Dragon

We are very excited to have begun our latest One School One Book adventure with the novel Kenny and the Dragon!  A copy of the book was presented to each family in the school on Thursday, May 15 as part of Our Lady of Wisdom Day celebrations, with a reading schedule.  To read the letter and the reading schedule, please click these links: Kenny and the Dragon Letter   or   Reading Schedule

Reading began Monday, May 19.  For children who didn’t have the opportunity to read the previous day, or who would like to hear it again, daily readings by staff are open to all interested students at the afternoon recess.  There are daily quiz questions with prizes and will also be weekly family questions with prizes.  This exciting family adventure wraps up with our Family Activity Evening on June 19 where all families will be invited to come out and join us for the Kenny and the Dragon Family Festival .

Stayed tuned for more details and enjoy the reading journey with your family!

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