ÉPK Weekly

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Le 12-16 février, 2018

Cette Semaine à ÉPK



  • Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday)
  • Carnaval (please email epk@eics.ab.ca if you have some time to help out)
  • Celebrating St.Valentine's Day
  • Wear your Ceinture Fléchée


  • Ash Wednesday Mass at OLPH Church at **1pm** change of time for bussing


  • Peer Partners (at lunch)
  • Open House at 7pm


  • No School (Staff are in a Professional Development day about Faith and Wellness)

Lundi (le 19 février 2018)
  • NO school (Family Day)
  • Oil Kings game - Singing the anthem (4pm at Roger's Place)

Faith, French, Family!

La Foi, Le Français, La Famille!

School Council Corner

  • Next School Council Meeting: Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00pm
  • Club Moo program is in desperate need for volunteers. Can you spare 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays to deliver milk to the classrooms (with the help of some awesome students)? Please contact our Club Moo coordinator, Natalie Lavigne at pchefnatalielavigne@outlook.com or parent council at epkparentcouncil@gmail.com
  • Playground Replacement Project: Oil Kings tickets for the Feb. 19 game (tickets will be coming home this week), and silent auction/Pub night March 16.
  • Playground Replacement Project: If you know of a company who would be willing to donate items to the silent auction or a monetary donation to the playground itself, please email Pam at epkplayground@gmail.com or visit https://epk.eics.ab.ca/parents/new-playground-project for more information

Help Wanted - Carnaval Volunteers

We are still looking for help for our Carnaval (February 13). We need parents to help supervise different areas inside and outside of the school. Merci for emailing epk@eics.ab.ca with your interest, and with the times are you are available to volunteer and a Carnaval committee member will be in touch soon
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Did you know?

ÉPK also offers PreKindergarten for children who turn 4 before December 31, 2018. For more information and to register please click here: link https://epk.eics.ab.ca/programs/preschool

Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year

January 11 News Release from EICS

Current Catholic French Immersion Kindergarten program options at ÉPK include:

  • Half-day programs 5 days a week

  • Full-time kindergarten - Monday/Wednesdays/Alternating Friday or Tuesday/Thursdays/Alternating Friday.

  • Progressive kindergarten- half days until spring break then full days after spring break

*Program offerings are enrollment dependent*

Please contact us at 780-467-7135 or via email at epk@eics.ab.ca if you have any questions about the programs at École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School.

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ÉPK Open House - Spread the Word

ÉPK will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00pm for all who have registered and those who are thinking about registering at ÉPK. Come meet the staff, our Student Leadership Team and community partners who make up the ÉPK team. Connect with staff and students from our two other French Immersion schools, École Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Archbishop Jordan High School. Meet and connect with our PreKindergarten staff, OLPH Parish team, as well as our Out-of-School Care team. Win prizes for touring the school and completing a passport. Enjoy some homemade snacks just like when family gets together. We start all together in the gym at 7:00pm and passport guided tours will follow.

Champions de la Santé (Health Champions)

We will be following Archbishop Smith's recommendations to celebrate Valentine's day on February 13th to truly honour the importance of Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. So we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, Carnaval and St. Valentine all on the same day.

Here is an awesome recipe for muffins that would work well as a school birthday treat too!

Nutrition AP (Administrative Procedure)

Frequently asked questions & answers

EICS's future configuration in Sherwood Park

You're invited to participate in the plan for EICS's future configuration in Sherwood Park.

At the February 6th Coffee House Chat and Open House at Archbishop Jordan Catholic School, EICS Board of Trustees and EICS Central Learning Services Administration shared four boundary and school configuration scenarios that the EICS Board of Trustees is now looking for your feedback on.

EICS has provided background information on the current ThoughtExchange consultation and a link to the questions and answers documents that may help you in providing feedback.

Please click the link below to view the four scenarios and access the link to the survey for your feedback.

Link to scenarios

Link to survey (this is also on the previous link's page)

Upcoming Events

19 février

  • No School (Family Day)
  • ÉPK Singing at Oil Kings Game (4pm)

20 février

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)
  • Maker space/Learning Commons Committee meeting (5pm in the library)

21 février

  • Grade 4 Drama Options Presentation (2pm in the gym)

22 février

  • Grade 3 Drama Options Presentation (2pm in the gym)

23 février

  • Classes for Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten
  • Grade 2 Drama Options Presentation (2pm in the gym)

26 février

  • Faith in Action (8:53am in the gym)

27 février

  • School Council Meeting (7pm in the library)

2 mars

  • No School

6 mars

  • ÉPK ATB Bank (at lunch in the library)

7 mars

  • Journée d'espirt (Twins/Triplets/Dress alike day)
  • Mass at OLPH Church (10am)
  • Early Dismissal (classes are over at 2:09pm)


  • Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten have classes

15 mars

  • Peer Partners (at lunch)

16 mars

  • Silent Auction/Pub Night (7pm at Average Joe's)
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