This Week at École OLPH

November 20 to 24

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome Back!!! We hope you all had a restful Fall Break!!!

Just a reminder, please refrain from sending Ichiban noodles or any soups that require your child to use hot water to heat them up. We are finding that the students do not have enough time to warm up and eat their soups during the lunch break.

Please remember when you are picking up your child and are using the staff parking lot to be cognoscent the other parents who are waiting to leave the parking lot. We ask that you do not block with exit while you are waiting for your child. Please keep the flow going!!!

Only 25 days of school left before Christmas!!!

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 20
  • École OLPH Book Fair
  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dogs / Booster Juice
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21

  • Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22

  • Hot Lunch ~ Wild Wing
  • Band Concert at ABJ High School ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Everyone Welcome

Thursday, November 23
  • Linking Generations ~ 12:07 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Digital Citizenship ~ 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 24

  • Outdoor Ed Field Trip ~ Hawrelak Park Rink ~ 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • École OLPH School Mass ~ Advent Celebration ~ 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ~ OLPH Church ~ Everyone Welcome

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • First Sunday of Advent

Monday, December 4, 2017

  • Parent Council Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Early Dismissal ~ 2:07 p.m.

Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Last day of school before Christmas Break

Sunday, December 31, 2017

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #1 Due ~ $1200.00

Monday, December 25, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • No School ~ Christmas Break

OLPH Parent Association Christmas Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

École OLPH Parent Association will be selling 6.5” Premium Poinettias, Holiday Tropical Planters, and 22” Premium Wreaths as a Christmas Fundraiser.

Ordering will be online at Payment is also available online through PayPal or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to OLPH School Parent Association. Order and payment due date is Friday, November 24th, 2017. Orders will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, December 6th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the OLPH Main Entrance.

For more information, please review the attached informational flyer for pictures and pricing of each item. You may also contact Parent Council at


Parent School Council

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OLPH Spirit Wear

OLPH Spirit Wear is available for purchase starting tomorrow (Tues, Nov 21) for ONE week only!

A variety of styles and clothing options available.

Want to see it in person?

Visit us during the three way conferences (Tuesday, November 21st and Thursday, November 23rd) to try on the various styles and sizes.

Ordering information is attached below.

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!

Christmas Cash Raffle Tickets - A Chance to WIN up to $1000

Selling booklets of raffle tickets is an excellent way to raise funds for your student's Voyage Quebec! Proceeds from each booklet you sell directly off-set your child's trip cost.

Booklets are $20 for 10 tickets and are available for purchase this week in the foyer during 3-way conferences Tuesday, Nov 21 and Thursday, November 23.

For more details or to order booklets if you will not be at the school, please contact Julie at Draw will take place the last week of school prior to Christmas so winners will have some extra CHRISTMAS CASH!

Bottle Drive Monday, November 27:

Get out and collect those Grey Cup empties!! This second bottle drive will have two components: After-school drop off and community collection.

After School Drop Off (one volunteer required):

3pm – 4pm

Community Collection:

5:30pm – 8:30pm

For those collecting, we will meet at the school at 5:15pm SHARP on Nov 27th to sign in, divide up and determine pick up neighbourhoods. Bottles will be picked up by the bottle depot at 8:30pm.


Geri Olney

Ph: 780-410-0355

Pub Night Fundraiser Friday, December 15:

Mark your calendars for OLPH Voyage Quebec's Pub Night Fundraiser at Average Joe's on Friday, December 15. Look for an email this week with details on how to get involved!

For inquiries/questions on Voyage Quebec Fundraising, please contact chair Tony Matos ( or treasurer Megan Plemel (

For any inquiries/questions on the fundraising program for Quebec, please contact Tony Matos (Chair) @ or Megan Plemel (Treasurer) @

Fee Waiver Program

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

The deadline to apply for this program is Friday, December 15th, 2017.

École Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page!

"Like" École Our Lady of Perpetual Help

for latest news and info!

J'aime Parler Français!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Carter Galan ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Katy Kirchen ~ 7M

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Elk Island Catholic Schools APP

Elk Island Catholic Schools now has an app on the Apple (IOS) and Google Play stores. This exciting new tool will allow parents and students with instant access to critical resources and information on their handheld phone or device. Search for Elk Island Catholic School.

A few of the highlights include:
● View and subscribe to news and calendars.
● Access to your child’s information through PowerSchool.
● Safe Arrival for student absence reporting.

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

Connections Project:

  • Why are human connections essential? How can we learn to see others differently? Watch this video for a different perspective.

Digital Citizenship:

We also had classroom discussions that encouraged our students to research, collaborate, and answer a variety of specific questions related to privacy settings ~ see the bulletin board in the front foyer.
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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our third District Challenge

for the month of November...

Social Justice Project

Faith in Action

Valeda House

Here are a few ways we can put our

Faith in Action

1. Donate to our Social Justice Project ~ Valeda House.

2. Donate to your local food bank.

3. Volunteer at your local church or shelter

4. Shovel your neighbors sidewalks or driveway.

5. Open the door for someone.

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of December!!!

OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Website.

OLPH Parish Periodical Information

October 23, 2017

God Bless