This Week at École OLPH School

September 2 to 6

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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.

Drive Safely!!!

Dear Parents,


Please remember to drive with extreme caution on Fir Street tomorrow morning as the construction in front of the main school entrance is still taking place.


God Bless.

Principal Message

Dear Parents,


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! Our Division Theme this year is “Love ~ First, Last, and Always! We Love, Because He First Loved Us! ~ 1 John 9:14


I am very excited to serve all of you in my third year as your principal. Thank you for considering École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School as the school of choice for your child. We encourage you to talk to as many people as you can about our school and feel free to ask us any questions that you may have. École OLPH is a great school!


This new school year brings joy and excitement as we begin our new year with 372 students and 30 staff members. With all the new changes here at École OLPH, we are being given the opportunity to write a new chapter for École OLPH.


At École OLPH, we work in community to ensure the success of each learner. Our decisions and actions are focused on language development, fostering learning and an appreciation of culture, a healthy lifestyle and a safe and caring spiritual environment. Because middle school years are a time of academic, physical, and social growth, our team is focused on developing not only lifelong skills to be a successful student but also skills to be a kind, compassionate, and responsible citizen. We will make every effort to provide an exciting and stimulating environment designed to assist your child in reaching their mental, physical, and social potential while having a lot of fun!


As we work with our students to help them learn about the world around them through the prescribed curriculum, we very much value the support that parents give their children at home as they strive to reach their learning goals. The foundation of a successful school is the cooperation between the students, staff, parents, and community. Parents are a vital part of our school. As well, your contributions are important to the school through volunteer time and support of school activities. Please do not hesitate to involve yourself in our school community.


One of the greatest characteristics of École OLPH Catholic School learning community is the genuine care and compassion shared between staff, students, and parents. École OLPH Catholic School is a place where staff and families come together to ensure that the children entrusted into our care grow to be productive, confident, compassionate, members of a global society.


May the Peace which passes all understanding, which has its sources within the very nature of Father, Son and Spirit be with us as we embark on a new school year. May the gentle whisper of the God of peace speak to us through our work with all students.


May God bless all students, staff, and parents.


M. Morin

Principal

École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, September 1, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.


On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid.


But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, September 2
  • No School ~ Labour Day


Tuesday, September 3

  • Grade 7 & 8 ~ Boys Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 4

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:15 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Grandparents to School Program ~ 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade 7 & 8 ~ Girls Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Grade 8 ~ Voyage Québec ~ First Parent Meeting ~ 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 5
  • Grade 7 & 8 ~ Boys Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, September 6

  • Grade 7 & 8 ~ Girls Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

September 11, 2019

  • Meet the Staff ~ 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ~ École OLPH Gym


September 12, 2019

  • L'épluchette ~ All Day ~ Volunteers needed


September 16, 2019

  • School Picture Day


September 26, 2019

  • Terry Fox Run ~ 12:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


September 30, 2019

  • Orange Shirt Day ~ Every Child Matters ~ All Day

Junior High Volleyball Tryouts!!!

Dear Parents & Students,


Volleyball tryouts will be starting our first week back to school. Please review the dates and times below.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • Boys Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 5, 2018

  • Boys Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Friday, September 6, 2018

  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts ~ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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!!!

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School Picture Day!!!

Monday, Sep. 16th, 9am

École OLPH Catholic School

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BusPlanner Delays App

Dear Parents,


Do you ever wonder if your child's bus is cancelled due to cold weather or mechanical difficulties? Well, wonder no more!!!


Take a moment and download the new BusPlanner Delays App. (more details below)


God Bless

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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.

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OLPH Parish Bulletin ~ Week of September 1, 2019

Dear Parents,


Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, September 1, 2019.


https://gallery.mailchimp.com/22f2df3005b99b29b516d1fff/files/8b938021-8eab-4a87-81ec-65cb33b751f9/September_1_2019_The_Twenty_Second_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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