This Week at École OLPH School

October 28 to November 1

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Our Mission Statements

Elk Island Catholic Schools

We are a Catholic community committed to developing educational opportunities int he context of Gospel values, where students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help school is committed to quality education in both official languages fostering in our students respect for life and learning as Christ taught us.

Principal Message

Dear Parents,


The end of October marks the time we call Halloween. Our students tend to have an afternoon where they dress in costumes and have a lot of fun. In light of world events in the last few years we find that the concept of war and terrorism is much more predominant than it was in the past.


As parents, you may soon be purchasing or creating costumes for this event; however, as a school, we would ask that the children do not come in costumes that represent violence or war and also ask that they do not bring props that represent weapons of any sort.


God Bless,


M. Morin

Principal

École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, October 27, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.


Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:


"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, "God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income."


But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner!"


I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, October 28
  • Coats for Kids & Families
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Blue Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Boys Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ Both Team ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 29

  • Coats for Kids & Families
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Finals Game ~ TBA


Wednesday, October 30

  • Coats for Kids & Families
  • Hot Lunch ~ Press'd / Booster Juice
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Girls Junior High Volleyball Practice ~ White Team ~ 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 31
  • Coats for Kids & Families
  • Halloween ~ Details to follow

Friday, November 1

  • Coats for Kids & Families

Important Dates to Remember!!!

November 5, 2019

  • School Spirit Day ~ Twin Day


November 6, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch


November 7, 2019

  • Peer Partners ~ 12:04 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


November 11 to 15, 2019

  • Fall Break ~ No School


November 19, 2019

  • Parent Teacher Interviews ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Details to Follow


November 20, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


November 21, 2019

  • Parent Teacher Interviews ~ 3 Way Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


November 22, 2019

  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Tournament ~ Details to follow


November 27, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Pasta Pantry
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


November 28, 2019

  • ABJ Play ~ Festival Place ~ 8:50 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.


November 29, 2019

  • PD Day ~ No School
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Caught Doing Good!!!

Dear Parents,


Each week, all students will be given a challenge of getting "Caught Doing Good".


When a student is "Caught Doing Good," they will be given a coupon upon which they will write their name and enter it into a draw. Twice a month, a draw will be made out of all the coupons received in the office for a wonderful prize.


Congratulations to the following student

Who Was Caught Doing Good!!!


Caden Soltys ~ 7T


Merci beaucoup / Thank you very much to all the students who worked hard to receive coupons for doing the right things!

French Immersion Mass

Dear Parents,


Thank you to Mme Thérèse deChamplain-Good, Mrs. Susan Johnson, trustees Mr. Ted Paszek, Mr. Jean Boisvert and all parents and grandparents who attended our beautiful French Immersion mass.


A blessed mass was enjoyed by all.


God Bless

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WE Day!!!

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Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ First Visit

Dear Parents,


Linking Generations Intergenerational School Programs impact more than 300 students and seniors each year.


Our programs Generations provide “mentored and structured visits” aimed at building relationships between seniors and youth in our community.


The purpose of our programs is to bring the generations together so they can share their knowledge and life experiences and to encourage volunteering and social responsibility in youth.


Please enjoy some beautiful pictures below from the first Linking Generations visit this year.


God Bless

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Digital Consent ~ Yearly Permission Required!!!

Dear Parents,


Please take a moment and log into your PowerSchool account to acknowledge the following documents:


  1. Responsible Use of Technology Agreement
  2. EICS One to One Usage Agreement
  3. EICS Low Risk Field Trip Annual Consent Form
  4. Locker Use Agreement


How to Complete Forms


  1. Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
  2. Log in
  3. Click on Yearly Consent
  4. Select your answer from the drop down menu.
  5. Click Submit for each section.
  6. Be sure to complete all three sections for each child you have enrolled in the school.


Please Note: Prior to participating in any field trips, your child's form needs to be acknowledge by you. Without your consent they will be required to stay at the school during their field trips.


We appreciate your support in completing these forms by September 7, 2018.


Thanks in advance for helping us get this year off to a great start!!!

Yearly Digital Consent

Dear Parents,


``A personally owned device must meet the educational needs of the school and district. The ability for a student to use any form of technology within school is a privilege. If the student doesn’t follow the guidelines the student may lose the privilege of using the device and network access may be suspended.``


" The student must comply with a staff request to shutdown the device or put the screen to sleep"


" Violation of any EICS School Board policies, Administrative Procedures, Responsible Use Agreement, this user agreement or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action"


During instructional time, students have the privilege to use their devices, but if they are playing games, etc, they are guilty of not following the contract they have signed.


As parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mme Moniz at simone.moniz@eics.ab.ca or 780-467-5631.


God Bless

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We Scare Hunger!!!

Dear Parents,


As part of our social initiative and as part of the We Foundation's We Scare Hunger initiative, Ecole OLPH will be collecting food for Sherwood Park's Food Bank from October 15 to Nov 5.


Please consider donating generously.


Students are also encourage to ask for food donations as they go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.


Information brochures will be given to the students just before Halloween so they can show homeowners that they are collecting as part of this program.


God Bless

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Social Justice Initiatives

Dear Parents,


As part of Ecole OLPH's social justice initiatives, the Leadership Team is combing forces with two other organizations to assist those in need.


As part of Strathcona County's "Reduce Your Footprint" campaign, (see poster below) we will be collecting any unwanted shoes in any condition from now until October. 28, 2019.


If your child brings in any pairs of shoes, please make sure they collect a "donation ticket" from either Mme Winland or Mme McRobert in the school office or a leadership team memeber. One donation ticket per pair of shoes will be given to the student. A draw on November 2 will be made for a prize.


In collaboration with Coats for Kids and Families, we will be a drop off location for any new or used winter wear (Coats, toques, mitts, etc.) from now until November 1, 2019. These winter items will be dry cleaned thanks to Page the Cleaner and distributed throughout our communities.


Thank you for your efforts to help both our community and our environment.


God Bless

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Insight Testing

Dear Parents,


Insight is a group-administered test of cognitive abilities, which will be administered to all grade 5 and 8 classes in the first week of November. The assessment is designed to measure cognitive abilities including reasoning, comprehension, memory, and visual/auditory processing.


Students do not need to study for this type of assessment, and the results are not used to evaluate their school achievement. The results provide information to help teachers recognize student strengths and plan for additional supports as needed.


If you would like to learn more about this assessment tool, please visit http://www.canadiantestcentre.com and select the Insight tab near the top of the page. While there you may also want to look into the CAT-4 academic assessment tool, which will be used to measure overall academic ability of Grade 4 and 7 students in the spring.

Lunch Hour Changes!

Dear Parents,


In order to allow more space on fields and to proactively prevent negative student altercations, we are going to try a new system.


For grade 7 & 8, nothing changes. The students will eat first and then go outside for recess.


However, for the students in grades 5 & 6, the lunch schedule will be flipped. The students will immediately go go outside to play at 12:04 p.m. and come inside to eat their lunch at 12:25 p.m.


Hopefully this will lead a more pleasant outdoor experience for all.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at alyrem@eics.ab.ca


God Bless

Tutoring Information

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École OLPH ~ Nut Aware School

Dear Parents,


École OLPH is a Nut Aware School.


With the increase of students with serious allergies in our school, we are attempting to create a “Nut-Aware” environment.


We request that you refrain from sending peanut-butter sandwiches, cookies & treats that contain nuts and any nut-based snacks.


Every child’s health & safety are important to us and we appreciate your active concern and response to this request.


God Bless.

School Council ~ October Reminders!!!

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School Council Corner

Dear Parents,


Thank you to all the parents who came to our first School Council meeting on September 25. We are still looking for class reps for 6L, 6S, 7A, 7M and 8T. Please let your teacher know if you can be a class rep or email olphschoolcouncil@gmail.com


We have updated our operating procedures and will upload them to the website shortly.


Please join us for our next School Council meeting is on Thursday, October 24, 2019.


Upcoming Fundraisers:



  • Break a Rule Day! Encourage your kids to put aside some fun money to participate in Break a Rule Day on Friday, November 8th. More details to follow soon.


Ongoing Fundraisers:


  • Cobs Bread on Wye Rd. - just mention our school and 5% of your purchase comes back to us!

  • FundScrip - in the market for gift cards? go too www.fundscrip.com, click on support your group and enter our invite code: PETQYC. October's promos include Red Robins and Shell. Paper copies will be sent home this month should you prefer. The deadline for ordering is the last day of each month, with delivery at the end of the following week. Pick up will be in the school foyer from School Council, more details to follow.


Proceeds from our fundraisers go to support the many events, special celebrations and support for our athletics, academics and staff in various ways throughout the year.


Thank you for your support. Keep connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram @olphschoolcouncil


God Bless

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École OLPH Canteen

Dear Parents


The canteen will open every Thursday at lunch.


Each item on the cart will sell for a dollar. Please bring small change only.

On hot lunch days there are times when vendors send extra food. If this is the case your child would be more than welcome to purchase any extra items.


Thank you,
Pam and Shaness

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Indoor Shoes are Required!!!

Dear Parents,


It is extremely important that you send your child to school with indoor shoes.


This will help keep our school clean and safe for everyone.


God Bless.

EICS App

Dear Parents,


The EICS App has many wonderful features includes many wonderful features including immediate access to your PowerSchool account, as well as, the SchoolMessager App.


Please take a moment to download the EICS App.


God Bless

From the Library

Dear Parents,


Here at École OLPH we have a wonderful program from our school Library that every student can use and it`s FREE!!!


Click on the following link https://ccssaca.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm, choose our school (École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School), and download something to read or listen to. All students will be able to download three books or audio books at one time.


The student login name and password are exactly the same as what each student uses to sign in to their chrome books at school.


If you need any help, please see Mme Heather in the École OLPH library on Mondays or Wednesdays at lunch recess.


God Bless

School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

Dear Parents,


Please be advised that school fees have been posted on your child’s PowerSchool account.


Once fees are posted, you will be able to make payments on-line or by cheque at the school office. All cheques must be made payable to EICS. We would, however, like to encourage you to pay your school fees on-line.


In addition, you may divide your payments either on-line or by postdated cheques.


If you require any assistance with these fees, the Division offers a "Fee Waiver Program". More information can be found at


https://www.eics.ab.ca/download/132303

and

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-fees


God Bless

End of Day Procedures

Dear Parents,


Please make sure that you child(ren) know if they are to take the bus or if they are getting picked up at the end of the day.


Should a student need to confirm their end of day plans, we ask that all students make their arrangements during the morning recess (10:19 a.m. - 10:34 a.m.) or during the lunch hour (12:04 p.m. - 12:47 p.m.).


This will reduce the confusion and rush at the end of the day and will also ensure that your child(ren) does not miss the bus.


If a student comes to the office at the end of the day and are unsure how they are getting home, we will be sending them home on the bus.


God Bless

OLPH - Junior High Permission Form to Leave School Grounds


A reminder to all Grade 7 & 8 parents:


Grade 7 & 8 OLPH students have the privilege to leave school grounds during lunch recess.


Every time you would like your child to have this privilege, please complete the form below and hand it to the office for the day they would like to leave school grounds. Text messages and emails will not be accepted.


For next week, extra forms will be located in the school office. As of September 10th, the permission forms will only be available on our school website under the parents tab.

OLPH Parish Bulletin - Week of October 27, 2019

Dear Parents,


Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, October 27, 2019.


https://gallery.mailchimp.com/22f2df3005b99b29b516d1fff/files/e4e80128-99e8-4762-a9a9-9722c4b7c6d9/October_27_2019_The_Thirtieth_Sunday_in_Ordinary_Time.pdf


God Bless

EICS Division Calendar

For more information on important dates such as PD days, Holidays, Fall Break, Christmas Break, and Spring Break, please click on the link below.
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