Quoi de neuf à EPK?

Semaine du lundi 9 septembre 2019

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A word from your principal

Welcome back to a new school year everyone!

We were so excited to see all our kiddos return to school this week and to greet all our new students. What a blessing it is to see their excitement and wonderful smiles as they are starting a new chapter of their education. I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we are surrounded by construction this year. We cannot wait to see the monthly progress of the work on our school. How amazing it will be when it is all done! We are hoping that our parking lot will be ready by September 23rd. So please keep remember pray for nice weather!

Our first week was filled with excitement and all the staff are excited to be back and to get to know their new students. We will keep you updated on the construction phases as they happen and want to reassure you once again, that the security of everyone at school is everyone's first priority. During the next two weeks, we can expect more work on the parking lot and the excavation of the space reserved for our new gym. We are also waiting for the county to give us the okay to start using the new park, and when that happens, a path will be opened to our students so they can enjoy playing in it.

This Thursday evening at 7:00 PM we will be hosting our meet the staff evening. Please go directly to your child's class for a brief presentation. If you have more than one child in our school, no worries, teachers will make a second presentation for your convenience at 7:30 PM.

We are happy to welcome Mme Natalie Lavigne this year as our new Parish School Liaison. Mme Lavigne will be at the school Thursday night to share with you information about the Sacraments preparation offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish this school year.

Finally, Mme Dargis-Boucher and I will be walking around the school that evening and will be available to answer any question you might have.

Again, we wish you a warm welcome to another fantastic school year! Have a wonderful week everyone and God Bless,

Mme Lafrance and the ÉPK Staff

Please meet our new Family Wellness Worker!

Hello parents,

My name is Krista Matheson and I am the new Family Wellness Worker at EPK. I am very excited to be part of your school community this year and I look forward to getting to know you and your children in the days ahead.

I have many years experience supporting children and families and am a mother myself. I understand first hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy family while fulfilling the responsibilities of our busy lives. I am equipped with many ideas and tools to support the social and emotional development of students, however I am eager to hear from you about how I may offer support to your children and family. Please feel free to contact me at krista.matheson@eics.ab.ca or (780) 467- 7135 to share your ideas or to further discuss the Family Wellness Program. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Krista Matheson

Family Wellness Worker

Important dates for this month:

Thursday September 12th: Meet the Staff evening starting at 7:00 in your child's classroom.

Friday September 20th: Welcome Back Carnival and Corn Husking at OLPH School - 273 Fir Street, Sherwood Park.

Tuesday September 24th: ÉPK School Council's first meeting at OLPH School starting at 7:00 PM. We would love to see you!

Thursday September 26th: Journée Terry Fox. Please send a Toonie for Terry!