This Week at École OLPH
October 9 to 13
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
Weekly Events at École OLPH
- 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.
Every Child Matters!!!
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.
Crazy Hair & Sock Day!!!
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
School Fees & Fee Waiver Program
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
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
- Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
- Log in
- Click on Yearly Consent
- Select your answer from the drop down menu.
- Click Submit for each section.
- 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!!!
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 OLPHcheerteam@gmail.com
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 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
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!!!
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!