ÉPK Weekly

Challenge Accepted

Le 2-6 avril, 2018

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Cette Semaine à ÉPK

  • NO School - Easter Monday


  • Progressive Kindergarten starts full days today


  • Early Dismissal (classes are out at 2:09pm)
  • Spirit Day (Western Dress)


  • Easter Celebration (led by the grade 4 students)


  • Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten has classes today
  • Celebration of Saint Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Samedi (le 7 avril)

  • Feast day of Saint Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Lundi (le 9 avril)

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)

Faith, French, Family!

La Foi, Le Français, La Famille!

School Council Corner

Next School Council Meeting:
  • Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00pm
Club MooCall for Volunteers
  • Can you help lighten our load? Check out the parent's section of our website for more information.

French Canadian afternoon of dancing and singing

Champions de la Santé (Health Champions)

Help your child win points for their house! Any time they celebrate their birthday and bring in a healthy or non-food treat to share, they will receive 10 points for their house!

Nutrition AP (Administrative Procedure)

Frequently asked questions & answers

Afterschool Pick-Up

Please be aware that pick up is over at 3:30pm. If you are later than that please come inside and pick up your child(ren) at the office.

Student Attendance - Did you know

  • Attendance in schools is compulsory in Alberta for every individual between the ages of 6 and 16.
  • Students who attend school regularly have the opportunity to participate more fully in learning activities which increases the likelihood of successfully completing high school.
  • Missing 2 days of school a month or 20 days a year starting in Grade 1 is equivalent to missing a full year of schooling by grade 10!

For more information check out our Parent's FAQ page.

The ÉPK Grade 4 Leadership Team presented Rich Horning, from Catholic Social Services, and a staff member from Valeda House, with the $4,312 raised by the Read-A-Thon. It was followed by a brief presentation from the Valeda House representative about how the funds are used.

Celebrating French Immersion: Challenge Accepted!

Student Ambassadors from ÉPK, OLPH and ABJ Schools will be joining together to celebrate the French Immersion family in the EICS district.

On April 9th selected students will start at ÉPK for the morning assembly and over the course of the day, they will visit ÉPK School, OLPH School, EICS Central Learning Services, and end the day at ABJ School. At each site, they will practice their French and engage in activities to build relationships and the French, Faith, Family of French4Life! They will be taking pictures of each event at each site and working together to build a slideshow celebrating their adventures and new friendships in French Immersion all while applying their French language skills! You're invited to join the event kick off at ÉPK 9:00am assembly on April 9th.

First Communion

For children making their first communion this spring:

This is a reminder that the EPK’s first communion celebration is on Saturday, April 28th at the 5:00pm mass.

Rehearsal is on Saturday April 28th at 9:30am.

All parents are REQUIRED to schedule and confirm the date and time for first communion with Monna Senez at the parish ASAP.

If you wish your child to receive their first communion on April 28th, or another date, please email Monna at msenez@olph.ca Dates for first communion are flexible if the above date does not work for you.

Thank you and God bless.

Monna Senez

VBS at OLPH Church

Come join our team of Volunteers at this summer’s OLPH'S Vacation Bible Camp

The OLPH parish community is looking for adults or older youth (grade 9 and up) to act as leaders at camp this summer.

Perhaps you know someone who is studying to be a teacher, or there is a fantastic student teacher in your school community who might be keen to join us? Many new teachers come through our summer bible camp and gain valuable teaching experience and make connections within our parish. We would welcome their talent and expertise as our camp is run exclusively by volunteers each summer. While it is a gift of your time and energy to help lead, I can assure you it is also an opportunity to deepen your faith as we create a meaningful faith experience for the youth who come to camp.

Vacation Bible Camp July 9th-13th, 9:00-12:30 pm

Group Leaders duties : Teach a bible story with your group of children and take them through each station. Leaders are needed for students who have finished grade 3,4,and 5 this summer.

Snack Leader duties: Preparation of snack each day, supervise youth helpers in the kitchen.

Decorating Leader duties: Assist Sharon Darbyshire (Coordinator) overseeing youth as they set up and decorate the week before camp - July 3-5th.

Games Leader duties: lead children in games everyday (usually outdoors). (can be student or adult)

Student Youth Volunteers: Finished Grade 6 and up. Youth volunteers set up the week before camp July 3-5th , help out in crafts, games, snacks and help with leaders in groups.

If you think you are interested or if you know someone who is please contact Sharon Darbyshire @ sdarbyshire@olph.ca

P.S. Registration for our camp participants will be coming out later in May.

Upcoming Events

9 avril

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)
  • French Multi-School Project - Défi Accepté: Celebrating EICS French Immersion
  • Classes 4T & 4R are going on a field trip to Salisbury Greenhouse

10 avril

  • ATB Bank open for deposits

11 avril

  • Class 4H is going on a field to Salisbury Greenhouse
  • Connect Parenting Courses start at ABJ School (see image below for more information)

13 avril

  • Classroom Assignment Letters to Mme Gravelle

16 avril

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)

17 avril

  • Parenting in the Digital Age (5-7pm ERLC Office at Elmwood School: register here)

19 avril

  • Peer Partners (at lunch with students from OLPH School)

20 avril

  • Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten have classes

23 avril

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)

24 avril

  • ATB Bank open for deposits
  • School Council Meeting (7pm in the library)

25 avril

  • BenCalf Robe strudents will be giving a Dancing and Drumming Presentation (2pm)

27 avril

28 avril

  • First Communion Mass (5pm) - see above for more information

30 avril

  • Grade 4 workshop on Light and Shadows (science)
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