This Week at École OLPH

October 9 to 13

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

Thank You Lord for all Your blessings and gifts to us. We thank You for the precious gift of family and friends. For all who are able to spend time with us this Thanksgiving weekend and for those who are far away. Thank You for Your gifts of abundance and grace and for being with us at all times. We thank You for showing us glimpses of heavenly beauty through the eyes of our loved ones, through nature, songs of praise and even the warm sunlight. We thank You for the gift of our beautiful French language and our wonderful school community. We thank You for the gift of our beautiful French language and our wonderful École OLPH Catholic school community. We are grateful for the roof over our heads and the food on our tables. We thank You for all those You have brought into our lives to teach us, lead us, guide us and protect us. Bless each of them in a special way. Help us to remember the less fortunate and those in need at this time as well.

We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, October 9
  • Happy Thanksgiving ~ No School

Tuesday, October 10

  • Grade 8 ~ Bottle Drive ~ See Information Below
  • Boys Volleyball Game VS St. Theresa at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball Game VS St. Theresa at St. Theresa ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

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

Thursday, October 12
  • Grade 8 ~ Birch Bay Religious Retreat ~ All Day
  • Boys Volleyball Game VS Holy Spirit at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball Game VS Holy Spirit at Holy Spirit ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 13

  • Boy & Girls Volleyball Tournament ~ Lakeland Ridge School ~ 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14

    • Boy & Girls Volleyball Tournament ~ Lakeland Ridge School ~ 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 15

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

    Important Dates to Remember!!!

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    • No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    • School Picture Retake Day

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    • Happy Halloween

    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!

    Terry Fox Run!!!

    Thank you to all who donated to the

    Terry Fox Foundation!

    This year the students raised $1250!!!

    Due to the students hard work,

    they have earned the right to wear

    a hat all day, as well as, additional recess time

    during the week of October 10 to 13.


    Well Done Everyone!!!

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    Every Child Matters!!!

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    Cross Country Running

    This past September, OLPH gathered a team to train and participate

    in cross country racing. The team consisted of 15 athletes from grades 5 and 6.

    Students ran in three cross country races in Sherwood Park.

    Despite the rainy cool weather, many of our troopers put for their

    best performances against the 12 different schools that participated.

    Way to go Cross Country Running Tigers!!!

    Author Judith Graves

    On October 3rd, Judith Graves, Alberta born award-winning writer and playwright captivated our students with her interactive presentation. Graves is a firm believer that fiction can be action-packed, snarky and yet hit all the right emotional notes and writes with attitude. OLPH students left their presentation with intrigue, excitement and renewed love to write and read.

    Hosting a literary host such as Judith Graves was made possible through the Taleblazers Festival hosted by the Young Alberta Book Society.

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    Crazy Hair & Sock Day!!!

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    Bottle Drive

    The OLPH Grade 8 students would like

    to remind everyone that turkey is always great

    when paired with juice, water or pop.

    Please reach out to friends and family this weekend

    to collect as many bottles and cans as possible.

    Bottle Drive drop off is Tuesday, October 10th

    from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    at the OLPH Parking Lot.

    Thank you from the Grade Eight Quebec Trip

    Fundraising Committee.

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    J'aime Parler Français!!!

    Congratulations to the following

    two students who won the

    "Parler Français" prizes.

    Student 1 ~ Natalie Endres ~ 5S

    Student 2 ~ Zack Zuniga ~ 7G

    Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

    School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

    Dear Parents,

    Please be advised that all school fees have been posted on your parent portal.

    Your fees are due by September 30, 2017.

    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.

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

    Permission Required!

    Dear Parents,

    Please remember to sign on to your PowerSchool to acknowledge the following documents:

    • Responsible Use of Technology Agreement
    • EICS One to One Usage Agreement
    • EICS Low Risk Field Trip Annual Consent Form
    • Locker Use Agreement

    How to Complete Forms

    1. Go to
    2. Log in
    3. Click on Yearly Consent
    4. Select your answer from the drop down menu.
    5. Click Submit for each section.
    6. Be sure to complete all three sections for each child you have enrolled in the school.

    Please Note: Prior to participating in any field trips, your child's form needs to be acknowledged by you. Without your consent they will be required to stay at the school during their field trips.

    We appreciate your support in completing these forms by October 6, 2017.

    Thanks in advance for helping us get this year off to a great start!!!

    Wanted - Old LP Records!!!

    Dear École OLPH Families,

    Mme Gagnon is needing Old LP Records for an Art Option Painting Project.

    If you have any at home, please bring them to the Mme Winland in the office.


    École OLPH Cheer Team Information

    OLPH is pleased to offer a cheer team this season.

    Cheer is the fastest growing sport in North America right now and has recently been made a provisional sport in the Olympics. Cheer is more than standing on the sidelines cheering for other sports teams, cheer teams compete against other cheer teams in their own competitions.

    We are looking for 12-28 athletes that are interested in tumbling, dancing and stunting-Grades 5-8 welcome!!

    Once the team is put together practices will be at EPK on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm from October until May. The team will perform at 2-3 competitive events and cost for the year is expected to be under $100.

    If you have questions please email

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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.

    God Bless

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    OLPH Parish Periodical ~ Don't Be a Victim

    RCMP Presentation on women and Senior’s Safety by Constable Chantelle Kelly Friday, Oct 13th, 9:30 am at OLPH- Big Meeting Room-Lower Level - Hosted by JETS

    All OPLH Parishioners men and women, are invited to join us for a very informative morning about personal and residential safety. In her presentation, Constable Kelly’s goal is to raise awareness and help us be prepared so we are not victims. There will be tips on how to stay safe while alone at home, on walks & hikes, out late, looking for directions, waiting for a bus (especially students), etc.

    This is a FREE Not To Be Missed presentation and all are welcome. A period for questions is to follow the presentation. Refreshments will be provided. No need to register, just show up. As for anyone who requires child care in order to attend, to secure a spot for your little ones, please call Aida at 789-922-2156

    OLPH Parish ~ Rosary Rally

    Please join Catholics across our country in praying the Rosary on Saturday, October 14 at 11:45 – 1:00. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish participants will gather at 11:45a.m. at Herb Belcourt Park (northwest corner of Oak Street and Sherwood Drive, across from the Kinsmen Leisure Centre). Parking is available at the south end of the Kinsmen Leisure Centre parking lot or on the street. Come and be a part of the Canada wide Public Square Rosary Rallies as we pray for our families, our community and our country and give public witness of our love for our Blessed Mother. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors – all are welcome. For more information contact Lucie @ 780-410-0454 or Pat at the Parish office @ 780-467-5470 ext. 228.

    OLPH Parish ~ The Men on the Altar

    Special guests Father Jim, Father Raj and Father Joe will be honoured for their dedication to the Priesthood and our Parish on Friday morning, October 20th at 9:30 am in the large meeting room in the lower level of OLPH Parish.

    Hosted by the JETS group, we will get to know each gentleman by way of the popular game show PRIESTLY JEOPARDY. Who knows what you will find out! Following some niceties, light finger foods and a hot chocolate bar reception will be held.

    We are humbly accepting gifts of cards and individual meals for each priest. Please label accordingly! Thank you in advance!!

    For any info, please call Nancy at 780/464-5356 or Aida at 780/922-2156. If you need child care in order to attend, please contact Aida.

    OLPH Parish ~ Friday Night Parish Potlucks are Back!!!

    That’s right! Starting on Friday October 20th, we will resume with our monthly Friday Night Parish Potlucks at OLPH. Our theme will be Fall / Oktoberfest!

    Please plan to join us for our launch – simply bring a favorite dish to share –Fall/Harvest/Bavarian/German if you wish.

    We gather at 6:30 pm in the parish hall downstairs and start to eat by 6:45

    pm. We will have live “Oom-Pah-Pah, music performed by the renown Von

    Spindler Band, and a craft_ table for the young ones! Please invite your families, friends and neighbors.

    God’s Blessings to each of you! Hope to see you there!

    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 ~ St. Vincent de Paul

    You are Invited The OLPH Society of St. Vincent de Paul invites you to an Open House, October 10th at 7:00pm in the foyer of the Church. Light refreshments will be served and a short presentation will be given. We are looking forward to seeing present members and all others who are interested in learning who we are and what we are all about and maybe joining us in some way. We are a vibrant group whose mandate is to serve the poor and are looking forward to meeting you on October 10th. If you have any questions call Betty-Ann at 780-464-2871.

    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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