Telling Our Story: June 2018

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This is the last edition of ‘Telling Our Story’ for the 2017-18 School Year.  We hope you have enjoyed the pics of the many wonderful events happening at Our Lady of the Assumption School.

Holy Spirit Divisional Pow-Wow

Divisional Pow Wow

Grade 6 Farewell Mass

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Fun Day – 3N

Fun Day 3N

Heritage Day

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Sports Day

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Swim Day

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Talent Show

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Tractor Museum – 1D & 1/2O

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Year End Assembly and Slide Show

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Have a blessed and safe summer break.

Greg Kostiuk

Exciting News from OLA

We are excited to announce, for the seventh year in a row, OLA will be having an artist in residence program during the 2018-19 school year.  We were successful in getting another Alberta Foundation of the Arts (AFA) Grant for approximately $11,000.  Trickster Theatre from Calgary will be coming during the week of February 11, 2019.

https://www.affta.ab.ca/

http://www.trickstertheatre.com/residency.html

Congratulations OLA.  Sorry I will miss the excitement.

Greg Kostiuk

Telling Our Story: May 2018

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Sorry for this edition of ‘Telling Our Story’ is a little late.   As June is quickly passing by, it is great to reflect on a wonderful May.  Please enjoy these May pics:

Beach Day

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Jump Rope For Heart Day

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Marathon Club

Marathon Club

Outside Classroom

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Strings Club

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U of L Grade 6 Trip

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We Are All Treaty People Activities

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Thank you for taking a look at this edition of ‘Telling Our Story.’

Farewell OLA

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Wow!  My years at Our Lady of the Assumption School has come and gone so quickly.  As I leave this school to become the Principal of Father Leonard Van Tighem School in Lethbridge, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our OLA learning community; the parents, the staff and especially the students for a terrific eight years.  The motto of Our Lady of the Assumption School is “A community of hope and learning.”  Throughout my tenure, I witnessed countless incidents of hope amongst our students, staff, and parents.  Hope for a better future.  With hope, learning has been very evident.  Not only the glean in a student’s eye when they realize they are learning, but also the active professional learning of all the staff.   I leave this school with a lot of stories and fond memories; the many students I have taught, the excellent field trips, the many faith-building activities, the numerous staff members I collaborated with, and the very supportive parents.  I was searching for some farewell words; I came across this quote that I would like to pass on to all:

So, if this were indeed my Final Hour, these would be my words to you. I would not claim to pass on any secret of life, for there is none, or any wisdom except the passionate plea of caring … Try to feel, in your heart’s core, the reality of others. This is the most painful thing in the world, probably, and the most necessary. In times of personal adversity, know that you are not alone. Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all of your fellow humans everywhere in the world. Know that your commitment is above all to life itself.

Margaret Laurence

 

Best Wishes,

Greg Kostiuk

Telling Our Story: April 2018

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With the Easter Break being in April the past month went by very quickly.  It was wonderful coming back from the break to a Resurrection Liturgy hosted by our 1D class.  It reminded us that we are an Easter people.  Here are some of the activities during April:

Easter Fun in ELP

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Evergreen Theatre Presentation

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Movie Night

Movie Night

Resurrection Liturgy – 1D

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Western Day

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Thank you for reading/viewing this edition of ‘Telling Our Story.’

Greg Kostiuk