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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IT’S YEARBOOK TIME!
Our Lady of Wisdom School 2015-2016 yearbooks are now on sale. Click on the on the upper left of your screen to order and pay online.
Kindergarten registration is ongoing throughout the school year at Our Lady of Wisdom. Registration forms can be picked up at our school office and be returned along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate. To be eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2016, a child must turn 4 years old before March 1st, 2016. Morning or afternoon classes are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Friday, December 18, 2016
From January 5-25, 2016 Grades 4, 5 and 6 will be participating in snowshoeing as part of their physical education (weather permitting). In order for this to be an enjoyable activity please ensure that your child has proper outdoor gear for playing in the field (which will hopefully be full of snow) for approximately a 20 minute period of time. Even if your child does not normally bring snow pants to school it may be a good idea to bring them for the days they have PE. If they do not own snow pants they may want to layer up their clothing on PE days and bring a change of pants just in case they tend to fall down a lot. They should also have protection for their hands ears and face. It is always better to have too much gear then not enough in these situations, especially with how quickly our weather can change.
I hope this will be a fun experience for your child and that it may turn into a fun life time activity.
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.
November 3rd, 2015
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