This Week at École OLPH

November 27 to December 1

St. Catherine's Prayer

Precious Blood Prayer


Precious Blood,

Ocean of Divine Mercy:

Flow upon us.


Precious Blood,

Most pure Offering:

Procure us every Grace!


Precious Blood,

Hope and Refuge of sinners:

Atone for us!


Precious Blood,

Delight of holy souls:

Draw us! Amen.

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,


It was wonderful to see many of our families during the 3-way conferences.


Please take a moment to remind your child(ren) that should they miss the bus, please have them come straight to the office to inform us of their situation so that we may contact you as soon as possible.


We are still accepting food bank donations until Tuesday, November 28th.


All sport activities that take place after school , we ask that you please be on time to pick up your child as our coaches have other commitments that they need to fulfill!!!


God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 27
  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Tradansa Dance Workshop ~ All Day

Tuesday, November 28

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Tradansa Dance Workshop ~ All Day
  • Tradansa Dance Performance ~ 1:00 p.m. ~ All Parents are invited!!!

Wednesday, November 29

  • Hot Lunch ~ Chopped Leaf
  • Grade 6 to 8 ~ ABJ Play Field Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Parent Meeting to follow immediately after the practice)

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

Friday, December 1

  • St. Catherine's Day ~ La Tire ~ 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Sunday, December 3

  • Boys Basketball practice ~ 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

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 / Holy Spirit / ABJ ~ Band Concert

A huge Thank you to Mme Miller and all of the

Band students for filling our hearts with their

beautiful music during their wonderful concert

this past Wednesday, November 22, 2017!


Thank you as well to Mme Miller's student teachers,

Miss Griffith & Miss Evtushevski for their help

preparing for the band concert.


Please click on the link below to enjoy one

of the beautiful pieces of music that was play

by the OLPH & Holy Spirit Grade 6 Band.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kXzpBa7KDvsmdbqNncBTrMMNjOQCkTUI

OLPH Spirit Wear

Last day to order your OLPH Spirit Wear is tomorrow, Monday, November 27, 2017.


A variety of styles and clothing options are available.


Please review the ordering information attached below.

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After-School Bottle Drop Off ~ Monday, November 27 ~ 3 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m.

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Poinsettia Orders

Dear Parents,


Fantastic news!!! The Poinsettia order deadline has been extended to Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).


Please log onto the following website for more information and to place your orders.

www.olph.growingsmilesfundraising.com


All 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.


Thank you for your support.


Regards,

Parent Council

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!

VOYAGE QUEBEC EVENT & FUNDRAISING UPDATE


Pub Night Fundraiser Friday, Dec 15 @ Average Joe's Sherwood Park


Please join us Tuesday, November 28 @ 5:30pm to discuss the organization of this event (ReMax Office Suite 116, 150 Chippewa Road Sh Park)


Through ticket sales and silent auction donations, Voyage Quebec families have the opportunity to raise significant funds towards their child's trip. Each family that participates is expected to:

-Sell a minimum of 14 tickets to the event ($15/ticket)

-Collect 4 silent auction donations (min. $50 value per item)

-Volunteer with the set up and running of the event Dec 15


Please contact Sabrina (for David St. Jean) at davidstjeansassistant@gmail.com or 780-906-8800 with any questions.


Bottle Drive Monday, November 27:


For the families that have signed up for collecting, we will meet at the school at 5:15pm SHARP on Nov 27 to sign in, divide up and determine pick up neighbourhoods. Bottles will be picked up by the at 8:30pm. Please contact Geri Olney for more information at sgolney@telus.net


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


Selling raffle ticket booklets 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 by contacting Julie at jewelsc@shaw.ca.


Draw will take place the last week of school prior to Christmas so winners will have some extra Christmas Cash! Once you have sold all your tickets, stubs must be returned to the office in an envelope marked "Christmas Raffle Stubs" NO LATER than December 15.


For inquiries/questions on Voyage Quebec fundraising, please contact Chair Tony Matos (matos.tm@gmail.com) or Treasurer Megan Plemel (mdplemel@gmail.com)

Fee Waiver Program

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


https://www.eics.ab.ca/download/110346


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 ~ Kaitlyn McFadyen ~ 5G

Student 2 ~ Boston Burge ~ 7T


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.
  • https://youtu.be/z-WwsALhH04


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

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bx1inedk8dwkoug/Powerpoint.zip?dl=0


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.

http://www.olph.ca/


OLPH Parish Periodical Information

October 23, 2017

https://drive.google.com/a/eics.ab.ca/file/d/0B5l54WLjuSptSzRRMlcxdHgyLS1ydnpXWXJkZlNNek1hTFdr/view?usp=sharing


God Bless