Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom School

134 Rainbow Falls Drive, Chestermere, AB T1X 1R5 403.500.2118

Our Lady of Wisdom School serves all of the K-6 Catholic students in Chestermere.  We are part of the Calgary Catholic School District.  Our district mission is Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith.

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Dear Parents/ Guardians

In order to help the students of OLW become more resilient when dealing with conflict we have introduced some strategies that we would like to make you aware of.  These strategies are not only useful at school, but they could also be used at home when playing with siblings.

Strategy #1 – Rock, Paper, Scissors

Believe it or not, having your kids play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, can settle many simple arguments like who gets to go first, who picks the game, who picks the movie, who gets to tell you about their day first, etc.  It’s simple, kids enjoy playing the game, and because it is a game of chance most children view it as fair and they are accepting of the outcome.

Strategy #2 – Kelso’s Choice Wheel

Kelso the frog is a character that teaches students how to solve “small” problems on their own.   “Small” problems are things that cause small feelings of annoyance, embarrassment, boredom, etc.  We have instructed students that “Big” problems need to be told to an adult. I have discussed what types of situations these would include, things that are scary, dangerous, illegal, etc.

Kelso has provided 9 choices to solve little problems.  These are illustrated on the Kelso Choice Wheel. The wheel has been provided on the following page and students have been encouraged to colour them and put them somewhere visible to remind them of these solutions.

We appreciate your support in helping us, help our students to become more resilient in times of conflict.



Mrs. MacDonald


November 3rd, 2015


Dear Parents,


There was a mix up with our School Lunch vendor today. Instead of the planned Subway lunch, students were provided with Little Caesar’s cheese pizza. School Council is working with Subway to rectify the situation and parents will be updated.

Thank you to our School Lunch Volunteers for coming up with a quick solution and making sure all the students who ordered were fed.




Our Lady of Wisdom School Council

Vote Now to Help Build a New Soccer Field

Please Vote!

Chestermere needs more soccer fields, and winning this grant will help make it possible. Please register and vote daily, spread the word to your family and friends, re-post in your social media. This is for our whole community, so please get the word out and help us make it to the finals!

Follow this link to vote or learn more about the application:https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf32494

Thank you for your support!

Walk Humbly With God: Terry Fox BFG

Our first BFG (Big Family Group) activity was on September 23 and combined our District faith theme, Walk Humbly With God, with our annual Terry Fox walk.  Students got together in their family groups.  Each group had about 23 children from Kindergarten to grade 6, paired with a teacher.  The family groups did a prayer walk around the field.  At each station they read a fact about Terry and said a prayer.  Students were also encouraged to wear a sticker naming the special person they were walking for and to bring a Loonie donation.  We collected a total of $1763.67.  Great work everyone!


Welcome Students to Our Lady of Wisdom 2015 2016 School Year

2015 – 2016 Classes Resume on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.

Class lists will be posted on the outside walls at the back of the school. Students are to line up where their names are listed to meet their teacher.

Elementary Schedule Monday – Thursday

9:00                          Line up bell

9:05                          Classes begin

11:45 – 12:25            Lunch Break

3:35                          Classes end

Kindergarten Schedule Monday – Thursday

A.M. Kindergarten Class  

9:00                          Line Up Bell

9:05                          A.M. Classes Begin

11:50                          A.M. Classes End

P.M. Kindergarten Class  

12:45                          P.M. Classes Begin

3:35                          P.M. Classes End

AM and PM Kindergarten classes will have full Friday classes on alternating Fridays. Parents will receive a schedule. This will make more quality educational time for each student in the Kindergarten program. Students will still only receive transportation one way. AM students in the morning only and PM students only after school.

Entire School Schedule Fridays only

9:00                    Line Up Bell

9:05                    Classes Begin

11:45 – 12:25       Lunch Break

2:00                    Classes End

A Few Reminders…

– If you have any questions, concerns or compliments, please feel free to contact Administration.

– Entering the parking lot is NOT PERMITTED (unless you have a handicap pass). As always, we ask you to choose safety over convenience and NOT enter the parking lot to drop off or pick up students. With the expansion of our staff this year, we no longer have the room for volunteers to park in our parking lot. Volunteers are welcome to park on the street or in the church parking lot across from the school.

– All students enter and exit through their designated doors at the back of the school before and after school. The only time students are permitted to use the front door is when they are obtaining a late slip from the office or being signed out prior to dismissal.

– As we are limiting interruptions to classrooms to emergencies only, please discuss any changes to you child’s before and after school schedule with them before school as well as indicating the change in your child’s agenda to inform their teacher. We will not allow students to alter their regular routine unless we have been informed by a parent in writing.

If you intend on volunteering in any capacity this year, it is MANDATORY to complete the Volunteer Orientation on a yearly basis.

ALL guests must check in at the office upon arrival.


Please join us in welcoming Mr. Vince Kennedy, our new Assistant Principal. Mr. Kennedy comes to us from Cardinal Newman.

Visit our Staff Page to see a complete list of new staff we would like to welcome!