This Week at École OLPH

January 15 to 19, 2018

Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

A friendly reminder, that a Peace Officer has informed M. Morin that tickets will be issued to anyone who is parking in the “No Parking Zone” locations, which is directly in front of the school. Many parents use this as a drop off zone, which is okay as long as you are not parking there.

When you are visiting / volunteering / meeting a teacher / or picking up your child(ren) during school hours, please feel free to use the staff parking lot along the fence on the northwest side of the school or park on the far side of the road across from the school or whatever parking is available outside of the “No Parking Zone”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at 780-467-5631.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, January 15
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 16

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Sundridge Ski Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Game VS Holy Spirit at Holy Spirit ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Game VS Holy Spirit at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17

  • Hot Lunch ~ Wild Wing
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 18
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood Only ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 19

  • Outdoor Ed Field Trip ~ Rock Climbing ~ University of Alberta ~ 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Last Day ~ Semester 1 Options ~ Grade 7 & 8
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

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 ~ William McDonald ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Ciarra Fleck ~ 7T

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Grade 5/6 ~ Sunridge Ski Trip

Dear Parents,

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 is the all day Sunridge Ski Trip for the grade 5/6 students.

Please remember to dress accordingly to the weather conditions.

Also, please remember to arrive on time as the bus is unable to wait for students who are late.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Gray at

God Bless

Salad Days!!! ~ 7G

Dear Parents,

Students from 7G enjoy fresh greens from their Tower Garden! (Elk Island Catholic Schools TD (Canada)

See Pictures Below.

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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 15, 2018

Samuel 15:16-23

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Samuel 16:1-13

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7

Friday, January 19, 2018

Samuel 24:3-21

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

December 2017

God Bless

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