This Week at École OLPH
March 19 to 23, 2018
Weekly Events at École OLPH
- Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza
Tuesday, March 20
- Junior High Jasper Ski Trip ~ Departure 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21
- Junior High Jasper Ski Trip ~ All Day
- Grade 5S ~ Fort Saskatchewan History Museum ~ All Day
Thursday, March 22
- Junior High Jasper Ski Trip ~ Returning ~ 10:00 p.m.
Friday, March 23 to Monday, April 2
- No School ~ First day of Spring Break
Sunday, March 25
- PALM SUNDAY of the PASSION of the LORD ~ My God, My God, why have you abandoned me? Psalm 22:2 (responsorial)
Sunday, April 1, 2018
- Easter Sunday ~ God Bless
Tuesday, April 3
- First Day of School after Spring Break
Important Dates to Remember!!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
- EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.
- Hot Lunch ~ Nitza's Pizza
- Eucharistic Adoration Mass ~ 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ~ École OLPH Gym
- Parent Council Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Hot Lunch ~ Chopped Leaf
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Hot Lunch ~ Burrito Libre
Friday, April 20, 2018
- Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
- Hot Lunch ~ Extreme Pita / Booster Juice
Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3
- Junior High Band Tour
Lent - Almsgiving - Fasting - Prayer - February 14 to March 31
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Learn an Irish Blessing
You are not on a journey to God.
You are on a journey with God.
~ Steve Maraboli
Faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we cannot see.
~ Hebrews 11:1
Motivate me to reach a new level
experiencing your grace.
Lent comes to reawaken us,
to shake us from our lethargy.
~ Pope Francis
Empty yourself and let God fill you.
Lent is the time of greater love,
Listen to Jesus' thirst.
~ Mother Teresa
When you put God first,
you will never be last.
Congratulations Father Jim Corrigan
I am happy to confirm today the appointment of Father Jim Corrigan as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. He will continue as Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park, in addition to his responsibilities as Vicar General.
Father Jim Corrigan is an exemplary priest who has devotedly served the people and presbyterate of our Archdiocese as Pastor and as Chair of the Presbyteral Council. He brings to the office of Vicar General great pastoral wisdom and experience and priestly dedication.
I pray that God will abundantly bless Father Jim as he undertakes this important ministry of service to Our Lord and the people of this Archdiocese.
Bishop Richard Smith
New & Improved ~ EICS App!!!
If you have not already done so,
please take a moment to
download the new and improved
This allows you to access your
PowerSchool account, as well as, Safe Arrival,
Transportation information, and all
of the school calendars of your choice.
A Fantastic ~ One Stop, Shop!!!
March ~ Nutrition Month!!!
Check out these links below for great ideas to try with your family.
St. Patrick's Day Office Fun!!!
Linking Generations ~ Volunteer Grandparent Program
LINKING GENERATIONS will pilot a new Volunteer Grandparent program at Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in September 2018!!!
In readiness for this exciting program, Linking Generations will begin recruiting Senior Volunteers in May and June, who wish to connect with our students in our school classrooms.
Senior volunteers will enjoy the chance to share skills, knowledge and experience, while providing a valuable community service. The Linking Generations Volunteer Grandparent Program will work in partnership with Elk Island Catholic School Board and local groups to develop, place, and support volunteers within the framework of the Grandparent Program.
If you or a Senior Family member is interested in volunteering, please email Debbie Sinclair; Executive Director; Linking Generations at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out Linking Generations website at www.linkinggenerations.ca
Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ Family Visit!!!
As with each of our annual Family Meet and Greet events, our Linking Generations Students and Seniors get extremely excited about this evening visit.
It allows our senior and student participants an opportunity to introduce their” linked” student or senior to their family. This visit also allows all of us at Linking Generations to recognize how much each senior and student is an integral part of Linking Generation’s success. Each student and senior can invite one parent or family member to attend this visit with them.
The Family Meet and Greet evening event is similar to a regular Linking Generations visit as we have a structured activity to do together plus we ensure its fun for everyone!
École OLPH Book Fair
We reached our goal!!!
Once again, with the generous support this past week from our parents, staff, and parent council, we sold $1695 at the Bookfair!!!
With the second Scholastic Fair bonuses, OLPH students will soon be enjoying over $930.00 in new books!!!!
Merci beaucoup & God Bless!!!
Grade 8 - Pictures Required
This is just a reminder that for the Farewell Presentation, all grade 8 students are required to submit a baby picture (0-2 years) and a current photo before the end of the month.
If you/your child have already submitted the photos, THANK YOU!
Please submit your pictures to Mme Gagnon by the end of February.
Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!
VOYAGE QUEBEC EVENT & FUNDRAISING UPDATE
Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:
Bottle Drive - Only 1 left this season
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
SIGN UP details to follow, (Geri Olney at email@example.com)
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.
Scattered Kids on Track - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Pine Street Elementary
School Challenge Accepted!
We encourage all of our families to take
part in our Seventh District Challenge
for the month of March...
~ If possible, go to confession
~ Revisit the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation
~ How do we go through the process of forgiving those who have wronged us.
Stay tuned for our school challenge
for the month of April!!!