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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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.

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OLW Students Sing with St. Gabriel Choir

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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!

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Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our school district’s Parent Satisfaction Survey is now available to complete online.  Please click HERE to complete the survey.  Your responses are helpful in supporting us with making school based decisions for our future school plans.  Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Kenny and the Dragon

Kenny and the Dragon

We are very excited to have begun our latest One School One Book adventure with the novel Kenny and the Dragon!  A copy of the book was presented to each family in the school on Thursday, May 15 as part of Our Lady of Wisdom Day celebrations, with a reading schedule.  To read the letter and the reading schedule, please click these links: Kenny and the Dragon Letter   or   Reading Schedule

Reading began Monday, May 19.  For children who didn’t have the opportunity to read the previous day, or who would like to hear it again, daily readings by staff are open to all interested students at the afternoon recess.  There are daily quiz questions with prizes and will also be weekly family questions with prizes.  This exciting family adventure wraps up with our Family Activity Evening on June 19 where all families will be invited to come out and join us for the Kenny and the Dragon Family Festival .

Stayed tuned for more details and enjoy the reading journey with your family!

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Chance to Enhance Lottery

Raffle poster for school web

 Calgary Catholic Education Foundation Chance to Enhance Car Raffle

The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation is sponsoring the Chance to Enhance Car Raffle to help further support schools and students. Purchase your raffle tickets from your child’s school at the main office.

Fact: Through fundraising initiatives like this, Our Lady of Wisdom School has received more than $26,800 from the Foundation for 35 laptops.

Fact:  Since its beginning in 2009, the CCEF has contributed more than one million dollars towards student-focused educational initiatives, enhanced learning opportunities, programs and equipment for Calgary Catholic students.

Tickets are available at the school office

Tickets: $20 each or three for $50

Draw Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Prizes include:

• 2015 Volvo S60

• Two round-trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies

• Copper Point Resort two-night stay for up to four people

• Calgary Stampeders game suite for a game

• Delta Lodge at Kananaskis two-night stay for four including breakfast

• Calgary Flames game suite for a game

• Four cash prizes of $1000.

The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) was started by community volunteers in 2009 in the response to the need for external fundraising. Supported by community, the Foundation is a resource dedicated to enhancing educational experiences of students in the Calgary Catholic School District.

Thank you for continuing to support the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation!

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Farewell to Our Ducks

Five of our classes took on the challenge of raising baby ducklings from two days old!  They had the opportunity to watch them grow over the weeks they were here, learning about their lifecycles as well as other important skills, such as how to care for animals (feeding, cleaning their enclosure, etc).  We were sad to see the 10 ducks go, but they moved to their new home at Mountain View Cemetery.  We will have the opportunity to see them one more time when some of our students go to the “Duck Launch Party” in June.  This is when the ducks are released into the ponds of Mountain View for everyone to visit, feed, and enjoy over the summer months.  Farewell our feathered friends!Bye Bye Ducks

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Flag at Half Mast

You may have noticed our school’s flag was standing at half mast today, April 28.  Our Lady of Wisdom, along with all schools in the Calgary Catholic School District, lowered our school’s flag in honor of the National Day of Mourning to honor those who lost their lives in workplace accidents.  More information can be found at this link.

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