This Week at École OLPH

November 13 to 17

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,


Remembrance Day isn't only a holiday but also a day we remember every man and woman who sacrificed their lives to help and protect our land, and their spirits still protect us today. Please take a moment to remember those who we have lost and those who have enable us to live our lives.


Upon returning to school after the Fall break, 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.


We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our volleyball coaches (M. Godin, Mme Tremblay, Mme Thom, and Breana Brandt) for all of their hard work and dedication during this years volleyball season!!!


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!!!


May you have a wonderful Fall break filled with family and friends.


God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 13
  • No School ~ Fall Break

Tuesday, November 14

  • No School ~ Fall Break

Wednesday, November 15

  • No School ~ Fall Break

Thursday, November 16
  • No School ~ Fall Break

Friday, November 17

  • No School ~ Fall Break


Monday, November 20

  • First day of School after Fall Break

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • École OLPH ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ Details to Follow


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • Band Concert ~ ABJ High School ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Everyone Welcome


Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • École OLPH ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ Details to Follow


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 ~ $1200.00 due by December 31, 2017


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

  • No School ~ Christmas Break

Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,


On the evenings of November 21st, and November 23rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the École OLPH teachers will be conducting Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences where your child’s progress to this point of time in the school year will be discussed.


In order to assist us in scheduling the three way parent / student / teacher conferences, all parents will be able to schedule their own appointments online and conferences will be held in the teacher’s classrooms.


To schedule your Parent Teacher Conferences please go to:

www.schoolinterviews.ca and enter the following access code: 95rc7


The website to book the conferences will go live on Tuesday, November 7th at 4:00 p.m. Please book your three way conference with your child and their teacher(s) before November 19th.


You can book up to 4 teachers per child. Please note to only book 1 appointment spot per teacher. If you require additional time, please contact your child’s teacher to make further arrangements.


If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Mme Winland in the office at 780-467-5631 and she can assist you in booking your interviews.


Regards,

M. Morin

Principal

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 www.olph.growingsmilesfundraising.com. 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 olphparentcouncil@gmail.com


Regards,

Parent School Council

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Quebec Trip Payments ~ Reminder

Dear Parents,


Just a reminder that the Quebec Trip Payment #1 of $1200.00 is due by December 31st, 2017.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at alyrem@eics.ab.ca or at 780-467-5631.

Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!

Christmas Cash Raffle: Booklets are now available for PRE-ORDER - please email Julie at jewelsc@shaw.ca with the quantity you would like.


Booklets are $20 each (pack of 10 tickets). Pick up and payment must be made in person by an adult (due to AGLC regulations) - pickup times next week are Wed, Nov 8 from 12-1pm and Thurs, Nov 9 from 3-3:30pm (more times available after fall break - TBA). Payment in person by cash or cheque. Hurry - quantities are limited!


Once you have sold all your tickets, stubs must be returned to the office in an envelope marked "Christmas Raffle Stubs" NO LATER THAN Dec 15.


Bottle Drive: Our students had a very successful bottle drive Oct 10, 2017. Thank you to everyone that dropped bottles off and participated in the community collection. Keep watching for info on our next bottle drive.


Pub Night: We are excited to announce our pub night on Friday, December 15 at Average Joe's (Sherwood Park)! This awesome fundraiser will have great silent auction items and fun activities. Watch the S'More and Quebec Trip page on the website for more details.


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

ABJ Theatre Presents ~ The ASH GIRL

Archbishop Jordan Theatre Presents:

THE ASH GIRL

By Timberlake Wertenbaker


Ticket Pricing and Performance Schedule

Matinee Performances:


Wednesday, November 29th

Morning Performance

BUS ARRIVAL AT FESTIVAL PLACE: 9:15 A.M.

PERFORMANCE BEGINS: 9:30 A.M.

(Expected run time is approximately 2 hours)


Afternoon Performance

BUS ARRIVAL AT FESTIVAL PLACE: 11:45 P.M

PERFORMANCE BEGINS: 12:00 P.M

(Expected run time is approximately 2 hours)


Thursday, November 30th

Morning Performance

BUS ARRIVAL AT FESTIVAL PLACE: 9:15 A.M.

PERFORMANCE BEGINS: 9:30 A.M.

(Expected run time is approximately 2 hours)


Afternoon Performance

BUS ARRIVAL AT FESTIVAL PLACE: 11:45 P.M

PERFORMANCE BEGINS: 12:00 P.M

(Expected run time is approximately 2 hours)


DUE TO THE POPULAR NATURE OF THIS PRODUCTION, MATINEE TICKETS WILL SELL QUICKLY!

CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO BOOK NOW!

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!

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