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.
Last Thursday, February 6, one of our students was featured on the Country 105 Radiothon for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Matteo, who is in grade 5 at our school, was an on-air guest, along with his parents, where they spoke about their experiences with the Children’s Hospital and their journey with Matteo’s illness. His class listened live to his interview; it helped them all to see a different side of their classmate they had never seen before as well as to understand some of his struggles and victories. Like his family, we are very proud of him for not only for his courage along the journey but also for speaking publicly about it. Well done, Matteo! Click here to read more.
The students in grade 3 enjoyed a field trip to the Glenbow Museum on January 13 to participate in the program The Rock Cycle and Our World. This program answered questions such as: What are rocks? How are they formed? Where do they come from? Students looked at 3 rock types: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous and learned about the similarities and differences between each. This was a very exciting day for the students…it rocked!
From the staff of Our Lady of Wisdom, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year!
We are now closed for our Christmas break. Classes resume on January 6th.
Thanks to your wonderful support we were able to send 109 pairs of socks to the Mustard Seed stuffed with necessities such as toothbrushes & toothpaste, shaving supplies, gum, notebooks, shampoo, combs, and Tim Horton’s gift cards. In addition, we sent 5 more boxes with extra supplies that did not fit into the socks. Thank you for your wonderful support!
Bishop Henry has once again declared the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) Mission Mexico Day on our diocese. He is encouraging every student and staff member of all of our Catholic schools to make a contribution on that day. As such, all students are encouraged to bring a Loonie or Twonie donation on that day.
Mission Mexico is an outreach project of Catholics in the Diocese of Calgary. Their goal is to provide funding for micro-economic, education, health and human rights projects in one of the poorest regions in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Our grade 1/2 Kind and 2 Tulissi classes had and excellent opportunity December 5 to meet with award winning author Cheri Hallwood through video conferencing. She talked about what it was like to be an author and illustrator. Our students, along with one other class in New York, had the opportunity to chat live with this author and ask her questions about her work. She is the author of the story Winter’s First Snowflake, which the children had read and discussed prior to the video conference. We look forward to our next 3 video conferences!
Due to weather our school is closed today.
Decisions regarding school closures are generally made after 6:00am each school day. Information on school closures, for today and in the future, will be communicated in the following way:
- On TV and radio
- On our school Facebook page (Our Lady of Wisdom School Chestermere)
- Through our school Twitter account (@OLWChestermere)
- By e-mail (a message will be sent to the same e-mail address where you receive the Week at a Glance)
The web page may not have updated information early in the day as changes to our webpage can only be made from a computer inside the school, while the e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook updates can be sent remotely.
As any decisions regarding school closures are generally made after 6:00am each school day; informatin regarding school tomorrow is unlikeley to be unavailable until that time.
Stay warm and safe!
Our school is open today. Busses 100, 106, 123, 124, 162 are cancelled for today. If you choose to send your child on the bus, please dress appropriately and wait with your child until picked up as there may be delays.
Please note, even though the school is open, the final decision as to whether or not your child attends in this weather rests with you as the parent. If you choose to keep your child home due to the weather, please call the school at 403-500-2118 to inform us of their absence so that we know they are warm and safe.
We are selling popcorn to raise money for typhoon relief in the Philippines. Pre-order yours today! Deadline 9:00, Thursday November 28. Orders will be distributed later that day. You can also choose to simply make a direct donation instead of purchasing popcorn.
For more details and order form, click below:
Philippines Fundraiser Nov 13
Wednesday, November 27 is Jersey Day! Show your school spirit and team pride by wearing the jersey or shirt of your favourite team.