This Week at École OLPH School

September 30 to October 4

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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,

Wow!!! We have already finished one month of school!!! It has been a busy month full of students learning and wonderful activities. We are so blessed to be able to provide such a wonderful Christ-Centered, French Immersion program to our young people.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, remember to give thanks to Jesus Christ. It is important to take time to reflect and pray for all that we have and give thanks for the faith we share.

God Bless,

M. Morin


École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, September 29, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man name Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table.

The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.

He called out, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames."

But Abraham said, "Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.'

The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, September 30
  • Orange Shirt Day ~ Every Child Matters!!!
  • Grade 5S ~ Blackfoot Cooking Lake Field Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Blue Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Cross Country Running Practice ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Boys Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Blue & White Teams ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1

  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Game ~ White Team ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys Junior High Volleyball Game ~ Blue Team ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2

  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ White Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Boys Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Blue Team ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cross Country Running Practice ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 3
  • Junior High ~ Volleyball Tournament ~ St. Theresa Catholic School
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Blue Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Game ~ White Team at École OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys Junior High Volleyball Game ~ Blue Team at JPII ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Cross Country Running Race ~ GARC - Sherwood Park ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 4

  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ White Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

October 7, 2019

  • Junior High ~ Linking Generations Training 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

October 9, 2019

  • Grade 5G ~ Wastewater to Wetlands Presentation ~ 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

October 10, 2019

  • Grade 8 ~ Birch Bay Ranch Retreat ~ 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 11, 2019

  • PD Day ~ No School

October 14, 2019

  • Happy Thanksgiving ~ No School

October 16, 2019

  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ First Visit

October 17, 2019

  • Peer Partners ~ 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
  • Grade 5J ~ Wastewater to Wetlands Presentation ~ 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

October 18, 2019

  • Grade 5G ~ Wastewater to Wetlands Presentation ~ 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Junior High Ardrossan & Haythorne Volleyball Tournament ~ All Day

October 19, 2019

  • Junior High Ardrossan & F. R. Haythorne Volleyball Tournament ~ All Day

October 22, 2019

  • WE Day

October 23, 2019

  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ First Visit ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

October 24, 2019

  • French Immersion Mass with ABJ, EPK & OLPH at OLPH Parish ~ 9:30 11:30 a.m.

October 25, 2019

  • School Picture Retake Day ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:04 p.m.
  • Junior High ~ Lakeland Ridge Volleyball Tournament ~ All Day
  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Tournament ~ 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

October 26, 2019

  • Junior High ~ Lakeland Ridge Volleyball Tournament ~ All Day

October 30, 2019

  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:32 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:32 p.m.

October 31, 2019

  • Halloween ~ Details to follow

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 winners

Who Were Caught Doing Good!!!

Week 1

Gabriela Bosch ~ 7S

Week 2

William Klinck ~ 7G

Keep Getting Caught Doing Good!!!

Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters!!!

Dear Parents,

On September 30th, many schools across Canada will be honouring Orange Shirt Day. We are encouraging the students, staff and families of École OLPH School wear an orange shirt on Monday, September 30th.

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to bring awareness to all aspects of residential schools; however, its focus is on acceptance and the understanding that each child matters and each child is important.

The Orange Shirt Campaign – Every Child Matters remembers the experiences of former students of Indian Residential Schools and is a commitment to ongoing reconciliation in Canada. Originating in British Columbia, this is the third year the campaign will be running in BC and other parts of Canada, and the first coordinated effort to celebrate the campaign in Alberta.

The campaign grew out of Phyllis’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the St. Joseph Mission in Williams Lake, BC. The awareness campaign is an opportunity to continue the discussion on all aspects of residential schools each year.

Be part of the

Orange Shirt Campaign

for Every Child Matters!!!

Wear your orange shirt on

Monday, September 30, 2019!

God Bless

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Lifetouch Student School Picture Proofs

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to check your child's backpack for their Lifetouch School Picture Proofs that were sent home on Friday.

All orders are due back by Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

God Bless

It's Jersey Day!!!

Dear Parents,

Our first official school Spirit Day will be held on this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Everyone is encourage to wear jerseys or sports clothing.

The class with the greatest percentage of participants will win a prize!

God Bless

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.

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Terry Fox School Run

Dear Parents,

The annual Terry Fox School Run is coming up on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This year our school has a goal of raising $1,850.00 or $5.00 a student.

All donations may be brought to the school office and place in our Terry Fox Collection Bin.

The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation, with $0.82 cents of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.

You can donate online by visiting our school fundraising page or by simply giving your child (children) $5.00 to bring before Run Day.

For more information, please visit

God Bless

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Super Hero Day!!!

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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 Council Corner

Dear Parents,

To keep informed of school events, please us on Facebook & Instagram: @olphschoolcouncil

We would like to invite parents to come our school council meeting at OLPH on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there.

God Bless

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!!!

School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that all school fees will be posted on your child’s PowerSchool account by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

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

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BusPlanner Delays App

Dear Parents,

Do you ever wonder if your child's bus is cancelled due to cold weather or mechanical difficulties? Well, wonder no more!!!

Take a moment and download the new BusPlanner Delays App. (more details below)

God Bless

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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.

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OLPH Parish Bulletin - Week of September 29, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, September 29, 2019.

God Bless

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OLPH Parish ~ Gallup Survey

Dear Parents,

OLPH Parish will be conducting a Gallup Survey starting this weekend and goes until October 20th, 2019.

Please take a moment to read the document below.

Thank you for your attention to the matter.

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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