This Week at École OLPH

January 29 to February 2, 2018

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

Just like last year, paper copies of report cards will not be sent home unless requested. All report cards will go live on your parent portal in PowerSchool on Wednesday, January 31st at 4:00 p.m.

Reminder that Wednesday, January 31st is a PD Day so No School. The Babysitting course will take place here at École OLPH.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, January 29
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30

  • Boys Basketball Game VS St. Theresa at St. Theresa ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Game VS St. Theresa at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31

  • PD Day ~ No School
  • Babysitting Course ~ Only for students who paid to participate ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 1
  • Linking Generations ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • OLPH Tiger Invitational Junior High Basketball Tournament at OLPH School ~ 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 2

  • OLPH Tiger Invitational Junior High Basketball Tournament at OLPH School ~ 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 3

  • OLPH Tiger Invitational Junior High Basketball Tournament at OLPH School ~ 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.

Thursday, February 8 & Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Teachers Convention ~ No School

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

  • Shrove Tuesday ~ Pancakes from Parent Council
  • Cabane à sucre et Canaval ~ AM Only

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Ash Wednesday ~ School Mass ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Family Day ~ No School

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #2 Due ~ $800.00

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

Safety Reminder

Dear Parents,

The safety of all student at École OLPH is important to all of the staff.

All parents / visitors are required to check in at the office to collect a visitor badge prior to entering the hallways of École OLPH.

Thank you for attention to this matter.

God Bless

École Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page!

Please take a moment to

"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 ~ Natalia McCoy ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Ginette Lavinge ~ 8G

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

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Congratulations to our two Robotique teams who represented École OLPH at the NAIT First Lego League tournament this past weekend.

The girls team impressed the judges with their project and the programming of their robot. They finished in 18th place out of 56 teams for their table top performances!!!

The boys and Sarah impressed the judges with their idea of creating an application that can recognizes the quantity of water used each day. This project earned them 2nd place for their invention of a new idea. They also received 4th place out of 56 teams for their table top performances!!!

Congratulations to our two teams for all of their hard work and dedication!!!

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GEEP Canada Inc. Recycling

Dear Parents,

From February 12 to March 5, 2018, École OLPH will be collecting your old computers, tvs, electronics, etc.

Please bring your items to the school during the above mentioned dates only and place them in the GEEP Canada Inc. recycle bin that will be located by the school shed in the staff parking lot.

The more items that are donated = more weight = more money for our school!

If you would like more information, please visit their website at

Grades 5 to 8

Dear Parents,

Join us Saturday, February 24 for the Grade 8 Voyage Quebec Pub Night!

Come out to Average Joe's for the Oil/Kings game - tickets are only $10 and we have a ton of fun planned.

Contact Julie @ (780) 975-9845 to purchase tickets!

A Friendly Reminder!

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to log onto your child's PowerSchool account under "Student Fees" to pay any outstanding option fees and/or field trip fees.

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

God Bless

Hot Lunch ~ Cycle #2

Bonjour/Hello Parents.

Hot Lunch Cycle #2 is now open for you to place your orders. Hot Lunches will be offered from February 7 to May 31. Canteen will only be open on hot lunch days.

Please log into your Munchalunch account to place your child/children's hot lunch order.

Order system will be open from January 26 to February 2. Please have your orders placed and paid BEFORE February 2.

If you have any problems with your Munchalunch account or logging in, please contact Munchalunch directly from their website.

If you have questions regarding hot lunch, please email Tracy or Tina at

Merci/Thank you! ~ Tracy & Tina - Hot Lunch Coordinators

Fall 2017 Insight Testing Results

Dear Parents,

Fall 2017 Insight testing results are now available for grade 5 and grade 8 parents to review in PowerSchool.

Your child’s Insight testing results are located in your child’s PowerSchool account under “Additional Resources” with the name of “Insight Assessment”.

As a reminder Insight is a group-administered test designed to measure cognitive abilities including reasoning, comprehension, memory, and visual/auditory processing.

If you would like to learn more about this assessment tool, please visit and select the Insight tab near the top of the page.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact M. St. Jean at

God Bless.

Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:

PUB NIGHT - Saturday, February 24 - Average Joe's Sherwood Park - 7pm

Pub Night Update:

Plans are underway for a wonderful pub night Saturday, February 24 at Average Joe's. We have a great crew of volunteers spearheading donations, tickets, and event co-ordination.

If you are participating in the pub night, please contact Kim Bizuk to arrange drop off of your donation item(s) NO LATER THAN February 9. You can text (780-231-2950) or email her (

Bottle Drive Update:

We have 2 upcoming bottle drives planned

  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Wednesday, April 4.
Watch the S'More for more details!

HOT LUNCH - Watch for Cycle 2 Sign-Up the 3rd week of January. Volunteer shifts will be available at that time.

Questions can be directed to Tina Egilsson ( or Tracy From (

GRADE 8 SCRABBLE NIGHT - Friday, April 13 - we are looking for a volunteer co-ordinator for this event!

M. Morin has presented this fun opportunity to us as a great way to get the grade 8's excited for the trip and raise some money at the same time! Participants will collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbours that want to sponsor them in games of Scrabble. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We're going to turn the gym into a rockin' Scrabble hall, with tables of 4 players and prizes for creativity! More details will be coming out soon.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Tony Matos - Volunteer Chair -

Megan Plemel - Volunteer Treasurer -

Grade 8 Farewell

Save the Date for the Grade 8 Farewell

Dinner and Program/Presentations

When: Friday, June 8, 2018 (6:00-9:30 p.m.)

Where: OLPH Parish Hall

Who: All Grade 8 Students and their Families

Details will follow.

***We are beginning to compile photos for the various presentations. We need a baby- 2yrs photo and a current photo of each student that may be either submitted to me digitally in jpeg format or in a printed format that I can scan at school and then return to you.

In addition, if you have any school photos of students from kindergarten - grade 8, I’d appreciate being able to scan those.


Mme Gagnon


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The workshop below is being held at École OLPH on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Confirmation Information ~ Grade 6 & up!

Confirmation Preparation Day

March 11, 2018

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Confirmation Celebrations

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

Monday, April 9, 2018

7:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

December's Theme is Online Kindness

Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.


Mme Gagnon

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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our fifth District Challenge

for the month of January...

"Connecting with the Word"

God speaks to us through His Word.

Here are a few Scripture leads when you pray

or for your reflections as you write.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Second Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Second Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30--19:3

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Second Samuel 24:2, 9-17

Thursday, February 1, 2018

First Kings 2:1-4, 10-12

Friday, February 2, 2018

Malachi 3:1-4

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of February!!!

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OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

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

OLPH Parish Periodical Information ~ See Below

God Bless

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