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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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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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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