This Week at École OLPH

February 5 to 9, 2018

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

There will be no school this Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, as it is Teacher's Convention.

Have a restful long weekend.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, February 5
  • 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

Safety Reminder

Dear Parents,

The safety of all students at École OLPH is important to all of the staff.

All parents / visitors are required to check in at the office to collect a visitor badge prior to entering the hallways of École OLPH.

Thank you for attention to this matter.

God Bless

École Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page!

Please take a moment to

"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 ~ Tate Hall ~ 5G

Student 2 ~ Cy Komishke ~ 8G

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Important Information for All Parents in the EICS District!!!

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GEEP Canada Inc. Recycling

Dear Parents,

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

Indigenous Learners

Dear Parents:

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.

Girls Basketball Team!!!

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the girls basketball team who won Gold at the Lakeland Wolves Basketball tournament this past weekend.

They also had the pleasure of practicing with the ABJ Senior Girls Basketball team.

God Bless!

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The workshop below is being held at École OLPH on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Grades 5 to 8

Dear Parents,

Join us Saturday, February 24 for the Grade 8 Voyage Quebec Pub Night!

Come out to Average Joe's for the Oil/Kings game - tickets are only $10 and we have a ton of fun planned.

Contact Julie @ (780) 975-9845 to purchase tickets!

A Friendly Reminder!

Dear Parents,

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

God Bless

Quebec Trip 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 (

Bottle Drive Update:

We have 2 upcoming bottle drives planned

  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Wednesday, April 4.
Watch the S'More for more details!

HOT LUNCH - Watch for Cycle 2 Sign-Up the 3rd week of January. Volunteer shifts will be available at that time.

Questions can be directed to Tina Egilsson ( or Tracy From (

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 -

Megan Plemel - Volunteer Treasurer -

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.


Mme Gagnon


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Confirmation Information ~ Grade 6 & up!

Confirmation Preparation Day

March 11, 2018

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Confirmation Celebrations

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

Monday, April 9, 2018

7:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

December's Theme is Online Kindness

Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.


Mme Gagnon

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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!!!

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OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

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

OLPH Parish Periodical Information ~ See Below

God Bless

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