This Week at École OLPH

October 23 to 27

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,


The end of October marks the time we call Halloween. Our students tend to have an afternoon where they dress in costumes and have a lot of fun. In light of world events in the last few years we find that the concept of war and terrorism is much more predominant than it was in the past.


As parents, you may soon be purchasing or creating costumes for this event; however, as a school, we would ask that the children do not come in costumes that represent violence or war and also ask that they do not bring props that represent weapons of any sort.


When you are visiting / volunteering / or meeting a teacher during school hours, please feel free to use the staff parking along the fence on the North West side of the school.


God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, October 23
  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dogs / Booster Juice
  • Girls Volleyball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24

  • Gordon McRae ~ Author Visit
  • Boys Semi Final Volleyball Game #1 ~ OLPH vs Holy Spirit at Holy Spirit ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Semi Final Volleyball Game #2 ~ OLPH vs OLA at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, October 25

  • Hot Lunch ~ McDonald's
  • Boys Volleyball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26
  • Grade 6 ~ Telus World of Science Field Trip


Friday, October 27

  • School Picture Retake Day
  • Outdoor Ed ~ Strathcona Wilderness Centre ~ 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Sunday October 29

  • Boys Volleyball Practice ~ 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Happy Halloween


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Early Dismissal ~ 2:07 p.m.
  • WE Day ~ 4:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ~ M. Morin & Mme Gagnon will be accompanying the 18 students who will be taking part in this wonderful event in Calgary.


Sunday, May 5, 2017

  • Catholic Education Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. ~ Everyone Welcome


Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Parent Council Meeting


Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Fall Break ~ No School


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • École OLPH ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ Details to Follow


Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • École OLPH ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ Details to Follow


Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • École OLPH ~ Advent Celebration ~ 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. ~ Everyone Welcome

Catholic Education Sunday

Dear Parents,


Please join us for Catholic Education Sunday

on Sunday November 5, 2017

at 10:30 a.m. mass.


Everyone is welcome!!!


God Bless

We Scare Hunger!!!

Dear Parents,


Over 800 000 Canadians turn to the Canadian Food Bank every month! Every year, the OLPH Student Council "Scares Away Hunger" in October and November. This program was created by Free the Children.


From Monday, October 23rd to Thursday, November 9th, there will be a large box in the front foyer of the school for all of your food donations to SCARE AWAY HUNGER!!!


All of the food donations will be donated to the OLPH Parish to help our community.


Thank you in advance for your helpful donations and kind support.


Sincerely,

École OLPH Student Council

Volleyball Pictures Needed!!!

Dear Parents,


If you happen to have any volleyball pictures from the volleyball tournaments at Lakeland Ridge or Ardrossan for either the boys or the girls team, please email them to the school at olph@eics.ab.ca


Thank you for your help.

Soles 4 Souls - Still Collecting!!!

Dear Parents,


We are still collecting your unwanted shoes until

Monday, October 23rd for Soles for Souls.


Thank you to those who have already donated.


So far we have been able

to collect 115 pairs of shoes!!!!


Let's see if we can make it to

200 pairs of shoes!!!

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 ~ Emma Paquette ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Leah Sutherland ~ 7M


Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Lost & Found

Dear Parents,


Please remind your children to take a moment to look through the Lost & Found for any items that they may be missing.


Thank you.

Quebec Trip Payments

How to Make Quebec Trip Payments

on your PowerSchool Account


  1. Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
  2. Log In (If you have not logged into PowerSchool and do not know your username and password, please call the school at 780-467-5631 or email the school at olph@eics.ab.ca, so we can supply you with your information.)
  3. Click on Forms and Fees
  4. Click on Student Fees
  5. Click on View Cart
  6. Enter the Amount you wish to pay in the Green Box by Student Payment
  7. Click Update Cart
  8. Click Pay Now
  9. Choose Payment Type ~ Credit Card
  10. Enter you Credit Card Information
  11. Submit Payment
  12. OR
  13. Choose Payment Type ~ INTERAC Online
  14. Follow the Interac Online Banking Steps to Submit Payment


Payment Deadlines

  • Payment #1 ~ $1200.00 ~ Due by Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Payment #2 ~ $800.00 ~ Due by Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Final Reconciliation Payment ~ $TBA ~ Due by Thursday, March 15, 2018

School Fees & Field Trip Fees

Dear Parents,


Just a reminder to please log onto your PowerSchool account to pay for your child's outstanding fees.


Also, please review your account on a regular basis to ensure that no new fees (ie. fieldtrip fees) have been added to your account.


All school fees are due by September 30, 2017 and field trip fees are due before each field trip.


You are able to make payments on-line or by cheque at the office. We would, however, like to encourage you to pay your school fees on-line. All cheques must be made payable to EICS. In addition, you may divide your payments either on-line or by postdated cheques.


How to Make Payments on your PowerSchool Account


  1. Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
  2. Log In (If you have not logged into PowerSchool and do not know your username and password, please call the school at 780-467-5631 or email the school at olph@eics.ab.ca, so we can supply you with your information.)
  3. Click on Forms and Fees
  4. Click on Student Fees
  5. Click on View Cart
  6. Enter the Amount you wish to pay in the Green Box by Student Payment
  7. Click Update Cart
  8. Click Pay Now
  9. Choose Payment Type ~ Credit Card
  10. Enter your Credit Card Information
  11. Submit Payment
  12. OR
  13. Choose Payment Type ~ INTERAC Online
  14. Follow the Interac Online Banking Steps to Submit Payment

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/101973

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School Challenge Accepted!

The month of October is the

Month of the Holy Rosary


We encourage all of our families to take

part in our second District Challenge

for the month of October...


Pray A Rosary!!!


The month of October is a good time

to commit to praying the Rosary everyday.

The Rosary will bring great peace

and holiness to your life.


The Rosary is the best method of honoring Mary.


Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of November!!!

OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,


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


http://www.olph.ca/


God Bless

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OLPH Parish ~ All Day Adoration & Exposition / Benediction Mass

The first Friday of every month we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome to come for longer or shorter periods of time to spend with Eucharistic Jesus. We begin with the Rosary at 8:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m., then the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed all day for Adoration and prayer with Benediction at the 6:15 p.m. Mass. There is a sign-up sheet in the Foyer. We are looking for two people to sign for each half-hour to make sure there is always someone present with the Blessed Sacrament exposed. We invite everyone to come and spend some time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

OLPH Parish ~ Annual Strathcona County Ecumenical Mission

Led by Roman Catholic Archbishop, The Most Reverend Donald Bolen of the Regina Archdiocese. The theme is “Growing Together in Unity”. This four-day mission includes a series of events at eight different Christian churches in the county. See the Ecumenical Mission brochure attached to the bulletin for more information or pick up your copy in the foyer of the church. All are welcome!
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