This Week at École OLPH

March 19 to 23, 2018

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to see many of our families during the Parent Teacher Interviews.

School and Parent partnerships are extremely important. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin or M. St. Jean at 780-467-5631.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, March 19
  • 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

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Learn an Irish Blessing

March 18

You are not on a journey to God.

You are on a journey with God.

~ Steve Maraboli

March 19

Faith is confidence in what we hope for

and assurance about what we cannot see.

~ Hebrews 11:1

March 20

Motivate me to reach a new level

experiencing your grace.

March 21

Lent comes to reawaken us,

to shake us from our lethargy.

~ Pope Francis

March 22

Empty yourself and let God fill you.

March 23

Lent is the time of greater love,

Listen to Jesus' thirst.

~ Mother Teresa

March 24

When you put God first,

you will never be last.

Congratulations Father Jim Corrigan

Dear Parents,

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!!!

Dear Parents,

If you have not already done so,

please take a moment to

download the new and improved

EICS App!!!

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!!!

J'aime Parler Français!!!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Jorja Janiten ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Emmah Forster ~ 7M

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

St. Patrick's Day Office Fun!!!

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Linking Generations ~ Volunteer Grandparent Program

Dear Parents,

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 or check out Linking Generations website at

God Bless

Jump Rope for Heart ~ Success!!!

What a success!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation wants to

thank everyone for their generous donations.

Our goal was originally $500,

but we managed to raise over $1600!

The Jump Rope for Heart Event was a fun event,

and all the prizes will be delivered in 5-6 weeks.

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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!

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École OLPH Book Fair

Dear Parents,

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!!!

Happy Pi Day!!!

Thank you to

Shell Scotford in Fort Saskatchewan

for bring our staff

some Pie for Pi Day!!!

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Grade 8 - Pictures Required

Grade 8 Parents,

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.

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!

Quebec Trip 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

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


Scattered Kids on Track - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Pine Street Elementary

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Confirmation Info - Grade 6 & up!

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

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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!!!

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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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