This Week at École OLPH
February 5 to 9, 2018
Weekly Events at École OLPH
- Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Parent Council Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6
- Grade 5G ~ Fort Saskatchewan Museum Field Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Boys Basketball Game VS OLA at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Girls Basketball Game VS OLA at OLA ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7
- EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.
- Hot Lunch ~ Nitza's Pizza
- Winter Walk Day ~ Dress warm for your Winter Walk!
- Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 8
- Teacher's Convention ~ No School
Friday, February 9
- Teacher's Convention ~ No School
Important Dates to Remember!!!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- Shrove Tuesday ~ Pancakes from Parent Council
- Cabane à sucre et Canaval ~ AM Only
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
- Ash Wednesday ~ School Mass ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018
- PD Day ~ No School
Monday, February 19, 2018
- Family Day ~ No School
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
- Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #2 Due ~ $800.00
Thursday, March 1, 2018
- École OLPH ~ Open House ~ Details to follow
Friday, March 2, 2018
- PD Day ~ No School
Important Information for All Parents in the EICS District!!!
GEEP Canada Inc. Recycling
From February 12 to March 5, 2018, École OLPH will be collecting your old computers, tvs, electronics, etc.
Please bring your items to the school during the above mentioned dates only and place them in the GEEP Canada Inc. recycle bin that will be located by the school shed in the staff parking lot.
The more items that are donated = more weight = more money for our school!
If you would like more information, please visit their website at http://www.geepglobal.com/
Do you have questions about why treaty is being acknowledged more and more frequently in Elk Island Catholic Schools and all educational jurisdictions around Alberta? Are you unsure why there is a growing active focus on Indigenous learners ? Are you wanting to know more about guiding directives for our work with students?
Join educational leaders for a safe, supportive conversation where we begin by examining the historical and contemporary context for this focus. Presentors at this session will describe what this shift might look like in schools as we seek to develop increased foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in support of reconciliation and create caring learning environments. Develop your understanding and ask those burning questions you might be scared to ask.
Participants will explore our roles in this work and discuss how we are all important models for our children as we seek to develop an authentic and respectful relationship to this land, to its first peoples, and to each other.
Please consider attending this free, informative, and supportive discussion session on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The meeting will be in Room 17/18 at Elmwood School, 16325-83 Avenue, Edmonton.
Registration closes February 2. For full details and to register, go to: Foundation for What? First Nations, Métis and Inuit Foundation Knowledge - A Conversation about this New Richness in Schools.
The workshop below is being held at École OLPH on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A Friendly Reminder!
Please take a moment to log onto your child's PowerSchool account under "Student Fees" to pay any outstanding option fees and/or field trip fees.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!
VOYAGE QUEBEC EVENT & FUNDRAISING UPDATE
Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:
PUB NIGHT - Saturday, February 24 - Average Joe's Sherwood Park - 7pm
Pub Night Update:
Plans are underway for a wonderful pub night Saturday, February 24 at Average Joe's. We have a great crew of volunteers spearheading donations, tickets, and event co-ordination.
If you are participating in the pub night, please contact Kim Bizuk to arrange drop off of your donation item(s) NO LATER THAN February 9. You can text (780-231-2950) or email her (email@example.com).
Bottle Drive Update:
We have 2 upcoming bottle drives planned
- Tuesday, February 20
- Wednesday, April 4.
HOT LUNCH - Watch for Cycle 2 Sign-Up the 3rd week of January. Volunteer shifts will be available at that time.
GRADE 8 SCRABBLE NIGHT - Friday, April 13 - we are looking for a volunteer co-ordinator for this event!
M. Morin has presented this fun opportunity to us as a great way to get the grade 8's excited for the trip and raise some money at the same time! Participants will collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbours that want to sponsor them in games of Scrabble. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We're going to turn the gym into a rockin' Scrabble hall, with tables of 4 players and prizes for creativity! More details will be coming out soon.
As always, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.
Tony Matos - Volunteer Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Plemel - Volunteer Treasurer - email@example.com
Grade 8 Farewell
Save the Date for the Grade 8 Farewell
Dinner and Program/Presentations
When: Friday, June 8, 2018 (6:00-9:30 p.m.)
Where: OLPH Parish Hall
Who: All Grade 8 Students and their Families
Details will follow.
***We are beginning to compile photos for the various presentations. We need a baby- 2yrs photo and a current photo of each student that may be either submitted to me digitally in jpeg format or in a printed format that I can scan at school and then return to you.
In addition, if you have any school photos of students from kindergarten - grade 8, I’d appreciate being able to scan those.
December's Theme is Online Kindness
Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.
School Challenge Accepted!
We encourage all of our families to take
part in our fifth District Challenge
for the month of January...
"Connecting with the Word"
God speaks to us through His Word.
Here are a few Scripture leads when you pray
or for your reflections as you write.
Monday, February 5, 2018
First Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
First Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
First Kings 10:1-10
Thursday, February 8, 2018
First Kings 11:4-13
Friday, February 9, 2018
First Kings 11:29-32; 12:19
Stay tuned for our school challenge
for the month of February!!!