This Week at École OLPH

February 19 to 23, 2018

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École OLPH ~ Open House!!!

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents,

Father, thank you for your son, Jesus, for my life would be empty without him. At times, I allow myself to be overwhelmed by my problems. I forget that I am not alone. I forget that your son, Jesus, is always with me.

Please remind me that I have nothing to fear, for you are for me. May I face whatever lies before me with that assurance and courage.

I ask this in Jesus' name


Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, February 19
  • Family Day ~ No School

Tuesday, February 20

  • Grade 6 ~ Face to Face Ministry ~ OLPH Church ~ 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21

  • Grade 6R ~ Aviation Museum ~ All Day
  • Hot Lunch ~ Wild Wing
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 22
  • Ardrossan Basketball Tournament ~ 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23

  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH ~ Grade 5 & 6M ~ All Day
  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch
  • Outdoor Ed ~ Skiing ~ Strathcona Wilderness Centre ~ 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ardrossan Basketball Tournament ~ École OLPH Boys & Girls play at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 24

  • Ardrossan Basketball Tournament ~ 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip Pub Night ~ Everyone welcome ~ See more information below

Sunday, February 25

  • 2nd Sunday of Lent ~ If God is for us, who can be against us? ~Romans 8:31

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Friday, February 23 to Thursday, March 1

  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH (special guests ~ EPK Grade 4)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #2 Due ~ $800.00

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Pink Shirt Day

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • École OLPH ~ Open House ~ Details to follow

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Jasper Ski Trip ~ All Day

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come.

Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Junior High ~ Jasper Ski Trip ~ All Day

Friday, March 23 to Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Spring Break ~ No School

Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • Easter Sunday ~ No School

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Easter Monday ~ No School

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • First Day Back after Spring Break

Lent ~ Almsgiving ~ Fasting ~ Prayer ~ February 14 to March 31

February 19

There are good deeds and good intentions.

They are as far apart as heaven and hell.
~ Ben Harper

February 20

God is speaking to you.

Take a moment to stop and listen.

February 21

We love because He

first loved us.

~ 1 John 4:19

February 22

Pray daily.

Give generously.

Reflect always.

February 23

Let us consider how to stir up

one another to love and good works.

~ Hebrews 10:24

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Ash Wednesday Mass

Dear Parents,

Students and staff enjoyed a beautiful Ash Wednesday Mass ...

40 days of lent to fast, give, and remember what God gave to us.

God Bless

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Artist in Residence & Guest Students!!!

Dear Parents,

From February 23rd to March 1st we will be have a wonderful Artist in Residence,

Without spoiling the surprise, the students will be making some interesting sculptures!!!

As well, the grade 4 students from École Père Kenneth Kearns will be joining us during our Artist in Residence week.

God Bless.

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

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

J'aime Parler Français!!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Abigail Toner ~ 6R

Student 2 ~ Keara Bishop ~ 7T

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

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!

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!

Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children ~ Wednesday, February 28 ~ St. John XXIII Catholic School

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More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury ~ March 1 ~ ABJ

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:

Bottle Drive - Only 2 left this season - Tuesday, February 20 & Wednesday, April 4

SIGN UP NOW for Feb 20 by contacting Geri Olney at

Pub Night Fundraiser - Saturday, February 24 - Average Joe's Sherwood Park

Silent Auction Donations (min value $100) need to be dropped off to Kim Bizuk by Sunday, February 11 - contact her at to make arrangements

Hot Lunch

Cycle 2 is underway now - please contact Tina Egilsson or Tracy From with any questions -

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


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

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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our sixth District Challenge

for the month of February...

"Into the Wilderness"

Take the time to reflect and challenge

yourself about sacrificing for Lent.

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of March!!!

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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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