This Week at École OLPH School

November 4 to 8

Our Mission Statements

Elk Island Catholic Schools

We are a Catholic community committed to developing educational opportunities int he context of Gospel values, where students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help school is committed to quality education in both official languages fostering in our students respect for life and learning as Christ taught us.

Principal Message

Dear Parents,

Please join us in Thanking our amazing teachers, support staff and our custodian, Mme Hogan, here at École OLPH for all of their hard work and dedication to your children and our school.

Their constant effort to ensure that all students in their care receive boundless advice, support, and guidance with any situation your children may be encountering. They are selfless individuals who deserve our appreciation.

So the next time you see an OLPH staff member, offer them a Thank you for all that they are doing to help make your childs’ school experience a successful one, as well as, helping to nurture your child to be a strong and active member of our school community.

God Bless,

M. Morin


École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, November 3, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

A man was there named Zacchaeus (zuh-KEE-uhs); he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not. So he rand ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him.

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today."

All who saw it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner."

Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much."

Then Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house."

The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 4
  • Regular Day

Tuesday, November 5

  • School Spirit Day ~ Twin & Triplet Day

Wednesday, November 6

  • Early Dismissal ~ 2:10 p.m.
  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 7
  • Peer Partners ~ 12:04 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts ~ 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8

  • Remembrance Day Celebration ~ 8:48 a.m to 9:33 a.m. ~ Everyone Welcome
  • Volleyball Pep Rally ~ 1:32 p.m. ~ 3:07 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

November 11 to 15, 2019

  • Fall Break ~ No School

November 19, 2019

  • Parent Teacher Interviews ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Details to Follow

November 20, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

November 21, 2019

  • Parent Teacher Interviews ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

November 22, 2019

  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Tournament ~ Details to follow

November 27, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Pasta Pantry
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

November 28, 2019

  • ABJ Play ~ Festival Place ~ 8:50 11:30 a.m.

November 29, 2019

  • PD Day ~ No School
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Caught Doing Good!!!

Dear Parents,

Each week, all students will be given a challenge of getting "Caught Doing Good".

When a student is "Caught Doing Good," they will be given a coupon upon which they will write their name and enter it into a draw. Twice a month, a draw will be made out of all the coupons received in the office for a wonderful prize.

Congratulations to the following student

Who Was Caught Doing Good!!!

Kaydence Clifford ~ 5J

Merci beaucoup / Thank you very much to all the students who worked hard to receive coupons for doing the right things!

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Catholic Education Saturday!!!

Dear Parents,

Please enjoy the following video for Catholic Education Saturday!

God Bless

Candy Swap

Dear Parents,

Candy Swap! (See information below)

The candy will be donated to the George Spady Detox Centre to assist with those individuals who are trying to get clean. Instead of candy, you will receive a healthy alternative of fruit-infused water.#EICSCatholic

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Break the Rules Day!!!

Good afternoon,

Could you please add the following information and link to the S’more:

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our upcoming Break the Rules day on Nov 8th. Sign up here is you have time to offer:!/showSignUp/4090d4baba92ca5f58-break

Thank you!


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Souls for Soles

Dear Parents,

Members of the Leadership Team bagged the 394 pairs of shoes which were collected as part of Strathcona County’s Soles for Souls drive.

Well done OLPH Family!

God Bless.

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Halloween Fun!!!

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Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ First Visit

Dear Parents,

Students from École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and Seniors from Summerwood Village Retirement Residence created Scary Wooden Spoons for Halloween.

Did you know that the word “Halloween” comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” and means “hallowed evening.” Hundreds of years ago, people dressed up as saints and went door to door, which is the origin of Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating

God Bless

Digital Consent ~ Yearly Permission Required!!!

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment and log into your PowerSchool account to acknowledge the following documents:

  1. Responsible Use of Technology Agreement
  2. EICS One to One Usage Agreement
  3. EICS Low Risk Field Trip Annual Consent Form
  4. Locker Use Agreement

How to Complete Forms

  1. Go to
  2. Log in
  3. Click on Yearly Consent
  4. Select your answer from the drop down menu.
  5. Click Submit for each section.
  6. Be sure to complete all three sections for each child you have enrolled in the school.

Please Note: Prior to participating in any field trips, your child's form needs to be acknowledge by you. Without your consent they will be required to stay at the school during their field trips.

We appreciate your support in completing these forms by September 7, 2018.

Thanks in advance for helping us get this year off to a great start!!!

Yearly Digital Consent

Dear Parents,

``A personally owned device must meet the educational needs of the school and district. The ability for a student to use any form of technology within school is a privilege. If the student doesn’t follow the guidelines the student may lose the privilege of using the device and network access may be suspended.``

" The student must comply with a staff request to shutdown the device or put the screen to sleep"

" Violation of any EICS School Board policies, Administrative Procedures, Responsible Use Agreement, this user agreement or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action"

During instructional time, students have the privilege to use their devices, but if they are playing games, etc, they are guilty of not following the contract they have signed.

As parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mme Moniz at or 780-467-5631.

God Bless

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We Scare Hunger!!!

Dear Parents,

As part of our social initiative and as part of the We Foundation's We Scare Hunger initiative, Ecole OLPH will be collecting food for Sherwood Park's Food Bank from October 15 to Nov 5.

Please consider donating generously.

Students are also encourage to ask for food donations as they go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.

Information brochures will be given to the students just before Halloween so they can show homeowners that they are collecting as part of this program.

God Bless

Local Fundraiser ~ A Former EICS Student!!

Dear OLPH families,

I understand that fundraisers are a plenty but I wanted to share a special one that is unique to our community of EICS.

A former EICS student, George Miok, was a soldier who gave his life for our freedoms and privileges of being a Canadian.

Please take the time on Remembrance Day to think about the sacrifices that many brave women and men have made so that we may all enjoy the freedoms that we have.

Every dollar raised from this Jacek Sgt. George Miok Chocolate collection will be reinvested in the children in the community to ensure that the sacrifice of a great man, who gave his life for the belief of those freedoms, shall never be forgotten.

Thank you for your support for this special cause.

Lest we forget.

Mme Simone Moniz

Family Wellness Worker

École OLPH


Insight Testing

Dear Parents,

Insight is a group-administered test of cognitive abilities, which will be administered to all grade 5 and 8 classes in the first week of November. The assessment is designed to measure cognitive abilities including reasoning, comprehension, memory, and visual/auditory processing.

Students do not need to study for this type of assessment, and the results are not used to evaluate their school achievement. The results provide information to help teachers recognize student strengths and plan for additional supports as needed.

If you would like to learn more about this assessment tool, please visit and select the Insight tab near the top of the page. While there you may also want to look into the CAT-4 academic assessment tool, which will be used to measure overall academic ability of Grade 4 and 7 students in the spring.

School Council Corner

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank the 25 parents who attended our recent School Council meeting. What an engaged and awesome parent community we have. Highlights of the meeting have been sent to the class reps for distribution.

Please join us for our next School Council meeting is on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. ~ All parents are welcome to attend.

Upcoming events & fundraisers:

Break the Rules Day: November 8, 2019

We are kicking off November break by breaking some rules in support of Valeda House and teacher appreciation. A list of rules and the cost to break them will go home early in the week so kids can prepare for Friday. All items will be between $0.25-$5.00

It will be a fun day and we would welcome any parents who are free to volunteer - please email if you are available to help between 8:30 - 12:00 pm.

Purdy's Chocolates

Orders due by November 22, 2019

(Pickup at school on December 4, 2019)

2 ways to order:

  1. Order online: Log in or create account, then enter our customer number 50315 into the search bar and clock on Join Campaign. Pay online, or submit cheque/money order to school with order information by November 22, 2019.

  2. Order by Form: Tear out form from inside catalogue to fill out and return the form together with cash or a cheque by November 22, 2019.

Cheques are made payable to: OLPH School Association.


Great opportunity to get some Christmas Shopping done and support your school!

Orders Due by December 4, 2019

November/December Promos include:

  • Esso

  • La Vie en Rose - Also valid at Bikini Village

  • Rona

  • Sally Beauty

  • Shell

  • SmoothiesGo

  • Stokes - Also valid at Think Kitchen

  • The Ultimate Dining Card - Valid at East Side Mario’s, Elephant & Castle, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s Restaurant, Milestones Restaurant, Montana’s Restaurant, New York Fries, Original Joe’s, Prime Pubs, State & Main, Swiss Chalet Restaurant, The Biermarkt & The Pickle Barrel

  • Winners - Also valid at Marshalls & Home Sense

Choose from over 200 other retailers as well. Order forms will be coming home shortly.

Thank you for your support. Keep connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram @olphschoolcouncil

God Bless

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Lunch Hour Changes!

Dear Parents,

In order to allow more space on fields and to proactively prevent negative student altercations, we are going to try a new system.

For grade 7 & 8, nothing changes. The students will eat first and then go outside for recess.

However, for the students in grades 5 & 6, the lunch schedule will be flipped. The students will immediately go go outside to play at 12:04 p.m. and come inside to eat their lunch at 12:25 p.m.

Hopefully this will lead a more pleasant outdoor experience for all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at

God Bless

Tutoring Information

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École OLPH ~ Nut Aware School

Dear Parents,

École OLPH is a Nut Aware School.

With the increase of students with serious allergies in our school, we are attempting to create a “Nut-Aware” environment.

We request that you refrain from sending peanut-butter sandwiches, cookies & treats that contain nuts and any nut-based snacks.

Every child’s health & safety are important to us and we appreciate your active concern and response to this request.

God Bless.

School Council ~ October Reminders!!!

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École OLPH Canteen

Dear Parents

The canteen will open every Thursday at lunch.

Each item on the cart will sell for a dollar. Please bring small change only.

On hot lunch days there are times when vendors send extra food. If this is the case your child would be more than welcome to purchase any extra items.

Thank you,
Pam and Shaness

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Indoor Shoes are Required!!!

Dear Parents,

It is extremely important that you send your child to school with indoor shoes.

This will help keep our school clean and safe for everyone.

God Bless.


Dear Parents,

The EICS App has many wonderful features includes many wonderful features including immediate access to your PowerSchool account, as well as, the SchoolMessager App.

Please take a moment to download the EICS App.

God Bless

From the Library

Dear Parents,

Here at École OLPH we have a wonderful program from our school Library that every student can use and it`s FREE!!!

Click on the following link, choose our school (École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School), and download something to read or listen to. All students will be able to download three books or audio books at one time.

The student login name and password are exactly the same as what each student uses to sign in to their chrome books at school.

If you need any help, please see Mme Heather in the École OLPH library on Mondays or Wednesdays at lunch recess.

God Bless

School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that school fees have been posted on your child’s PowerSchool account.

Once fees are posted, you will be able to make payments on-line or by cheque at the school office. All cheques must be made payable to EICS. We would, however, like to encourage you to pay your school fees on-line.

In addition, you may divide your payments either on-line or by postdated cheques.

If you require any assistance with these fees, the Division offers a "Fee Waiver Program". More information can be found at


God Bless

End of Day Procedures

Dear Parents,

Please make sure that you child(ren) know if they are to take the bus or if they are getting picked up at the end of the day.

Should a student need to confirm their end of day plans, we ask that all students make their arrangements during the morning recess (10:19 a.m. - 10:34 a.m.) or during the lunch hour (12:04 p.m. - 12:47 p.m.).

This will reduce the confusion and rush at the end of the day and will also ensure that your child(ren) does not miss the bus.

If a student comes to the office at the end of the day and are unsure how they are getting home, we will be sending them home on the bus.

God Bless

OLPH - Junior High Permission Form to Leave School Grounds

A reminder to all Grade 7 & 8 parents:

Grade 7 & 8 OLPH students have the privilege to leave school grounds during lunch recess.

Every time you would like your child to have this privilege, please complete the form below and hand it to the office for the day they would like to leave school grounds. Text messages and emails will not be accepted.

For next week, extra forms will be located in the school office. As of September 10th, the permission forms will only be available on our school website under the parents tab.

OLPH Parish Bulletin - Week of November 3, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, November 3, 2019.

God Bless

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EICS Division Calendar

For more information on important dates such as PD days, Holidays, Fall Break, Christmas Break, and Spring Break, please click on the link below.
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