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.
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.
Now is your chance to show your school spirit! School wear orders have now gone home. You can choose from: t-shirts, gym shorts, baseball style shirts, and hoodies. School wear is not mandatory, but is a great way to show your pride in your school.
Orders are now being accepted. You can see samples and sizes during parent/teacher interviews November 28 and 29, 2013.
Please click below for an extra copy of the order form:
Gym Strip Order Nov 2013
This morning at approximately 11 a.m., our school was evacuated due to a distinct gas-like odour present in the air. Although the gas odour did not originate within our school, the decision was made to evacuate students to nearby Rainbow Creek Elementary School as a precaution. Emergency officials were immediately contacted to come to the school and assess the situation. At no time was your child in danger as all precautions were taken immediately to safely evacuate the building.
During the evacuation, students remained gathered in the gymnasium at Rainbow Creek Elementary School. Lunch was brought in for all students and staff, as we were not able to return to our school for the lunch hour.
We were informed by officials from ATCO Gas that a gas line had been ruptured at a nearby industrial construction site located on the far side of our field. They were able to repair the rupture early this afternoon, at which time emergency officials conducted air quality testing within the school and determined that it was safe for students to return at approximately 1:45 p.m. Classes resumed normally once students were back in the building.
We are extremely proud of the quick and orderly response of our students and staff during this evacuation. We also want to extend our thanks to Rainbow Creek Elementary School for accommodating our students and staff today, and to emergency officials for their prompt assistance.
As always, the safety of our children at Our Lady of Wisdom is paramount to all members of our school community. Thank you for your understanding and support. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 403-500-2118.
Mrs Ashworth, Pricipal
Mrs. Smith, Vice Principal
Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 school year! We are very excited to see all our returning students and families as well as meet new students and families. We have lots of opportunities to get to know each other over the next few weeks, and look forward to seeing you all at events such as our Meet the Teacher Night and School Council BBQ and Annual General Meeting on September 12 and 13, in conjunction with our Oral Interviews. We also have volunteer orientations on September 12 and 13. More information will be coming by newsletter, on our website, and also on Facebook.
At the end of a school year it is always nice to reflect on the accomplishments, rewards and challenges of our journey this year. Next year will bring some welcome changes as we welcome all of the Catholic students within our Chestermere boundaries. It will be an exciting venture to join together as one school community.
We would like to take this time to thank all of the people who have volunteered in the school this year. Your efforts help to support our student’s education within all of the different ways you supported teachers, helping students, providing special opportunities for our student and assisting with school wide events. We truly appreciate all that you do at our school.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone in our school community who has been affected by the flood. Some of the stories we have heard from our district personnel only amplify how special our district is and how lucky we are to be a part of such a caring community.
Lastly, we bid our grade 6s as well as any other students who will not be returning to our school in the fall, a farewell and all the best within their future endeavors. We hope that you remember your time at Our Lady of Wisdom with fondness.
Have a great summer everyone!