This Week at École OLPH

January 22 to 26, 2018

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

During the winter months students are required to go outside when the weather is permitting or when they are not scheduled to participate in the indoor activities. Please remind your child to wear their winter jackets, gloves, and toques when going outside. Staying inside is NOT always an option.

We have been noticing that some students are starting to make arrangements for their friend’s parents or older siblings to take them home after school. Please make sure to inform the office if anyone other than the students’ parents or emergency contacts will be picking up your child.

For the safety of your child(ren), please understand that without notification we will be obligated keep your child(ren) at the OLPH office until you are able to pick them up.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, January 22
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23

  • Boys Basketball Game VS OLA at OLA ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Game VS OLA at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24

  • Hot Lunch ~ McDonald's
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 25
  • Linking Generations ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Peer Partners ~ 12:00 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Grade 6 ~ Flying Canoe Volant Field Trip ~ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 26

  • First Day ~ Semester 2 Options ~ Grade 7 & 8
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

February 1 to 3, 2018

  • OLPH Junior High Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.

Thursday, February 8 & Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Teachers Convention ~ No School

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

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

Safety Reminder

Dear Parents,

The safety of all student 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 ~ Thor Mamos ~ 6M

Student 2 ~ Jeffrey Madro ~ 7T

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

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Grade 5 & 6 ~ Sunridge Skiing Field Trip

Dear Parents,

The grade 5 & 6 students had a beautiful day on the ski hill.

Many beautiful memories were made!!!

See the pictures below.

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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

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Hot Lunch ~ Cycle #2

Dear Parents,

The Hot Lunch ~ Cycle #2 will run from Wednesday, February 7th to Wednesday, May 30th.

Families who wish to order Hot Lunch will be able to place their Hot lunch cycle #2 orders starting Wednesday January 24, 2018.

All orders must be placed and paid by Friday, February 2nd.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Tracy or Tina at

Fall 2017 Insight Testing Results

Dear Parents,

Fall 2017 Insight testing results are now available for grade 5 and grade 8 parents to review in PowerSchool.

Your child’s Insight testing results are located in your child’s PowerSchool account under “Additional Resources” with the name of “Insight Assessment”.

As a reminder Insight is a group-administered test designed to measure cognitive abilities including reasoning, comprehension, memory, and visual/auditory processing.

If you would like to learn more about this assessment tool, please visit and select the Insight tab near the top of the page.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact M. St. Jean at

God Bless.

Babysitting Training!!!

Dear Parents,

Please review the information below if you are interested in your child attending a babysitting training course.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mme Gagnon at

God Bless

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:

PUB NIGHT - Saturday, February 24 - Average Joe's Sherwood Park - 7pm

If you wish to participate in the Pub Night, please contact Julie Correia at (780) 975-9845 or to organize ticket pickup and liquor drop off NO LATER THAN JANUARY 21. Extra tickets are available for sale as needed.

More information on auction item collection/drop off will be coming soon. Donations are being co-ordinated by Kim Bizuk.

So far, we've got volunteers to sell tickets, organize games, co-ordinate liquor/wine prizes, organize auction donations, and oversee auction collection sheets. We will need many more volunteers for set-up (5pm Jan 24) and managing activities during the event. Please contact Tony Matos ( if there is something you would specifically like to do before or at the event! Remaining volunteer positions will be co-ordinated just prior to the event.

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 (


Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, April 4

More info will come out closer to these dates with sign-up details.

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.


A HUGE thank you to Julie Correia for organizing the Christmas Raffle. Congratulations to our winners!

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, January 22, 2018

Second Samuel 5:1-7, 10

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Second Samuel 6:12-15, 17-19

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Second Samuel 7:4-17

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Acts 22:3-16

Friday, January 26, 2018

Second Samuel 11:1-4, 5-10, 13-17

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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