This Week at École OLPH

January 8 to 12, 2018

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

Dear Lord,

We pray that this New Year will bring us closer to You.

May we take the time to get to know You.

Help us to truly celebrate the gifts You have graciously given us and use them to serve You and spread Your word,

May we also see and love you in all the people we meet, so that in turn, they can see You in us.

We know that all human relations take time if they are to grow and deepen.

This is also true of our relations with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit, which must grow over the course of our lives.

In this new year, let us realise that every action of ours no matter how great or small enables us to be in touch with You.

Let us accept You in our lives, in the way it pleases You,

as Truth, to be spoken,

as Life, to be lived,

as Light, to be lighted,

as Love, to be followed,

as Joy, to be given,

as Peace, to be spread about,

as Sacrifice, to be offered among our relatives,

friends, neighbours and all people.


God Bless

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Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, January 8
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 9

  • Boys Basketball Game VS St. Theresa at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Game VS St. Theresa at St. Theresa ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 10

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:07 p.m.
  • Hot Lunch ~ Nitza's Pizza
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 11
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood Only ~ 12:07 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 12

  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Sundridge Ski Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Safety Reminder

Dear Parents,

The safety of all student at École OLPH is important to all of the staff.

All parents / visitors are required to check in at the office to collect a visitor badge prior to entering the hallways of École OLPH.

Thank you for attention to this matter.

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!

J'aime Parler Français!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Gianna Merley ~ 6M

Student 2 ~ Dominik Taylor ~ 7T

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


It's been a busy fall with fundraising activities for the 2018 Voyage Quebec. Thank you VERY much for everyone's participation to make it successful. We look forward to keeping the momentum going through the winter and spring!


Merci to all the families who have participated in our Christmas Cash Raffle so far. There are still 2 days left to sell your tickets!

The draw date is this Wednesday, December 20, at Ecole OLPH. Please submit raffle stubs in an envelope to the office NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, DEC 19.

Any questions or last-minute ticket purchases can be directed to:

Julie at or (780) 975-9845

SPRING FUNDRAISING & PUB NIGHT PLANNING SESSION - Monday, Jan 8 - School Library - 7-8pm.

At this meeting, we are looking for more ideas for late winter/spring fundraisers and people willing to head them. The second half of the meeting will focus on getting parents' input on our pub night (Feb 23 - see details below). There are so many great ideas out there for generating funds at a pub night and we want to hear them!! We will keep the meeting brief and informative - we are looking for parents' interest going forward in fundraising for the spring.

PUB NIGHT - Friday, February 23 at Average Joe's in Sherwood Park.

Based on your feedback regarding the original date of Dec 15. being too soon/too close to Christmas, we have moved it to allow us to maximize our reach for tickets, auction items and cash-generating games and ideas at the pub night. We will confirm ticket prices, quantities and family commitments AFTER we meet on January 8 and receive more input from YOU. A big thank you to David St. Jean for generating a TON of neat auction items and prizes already - more information will be available on Jan 8. The proposed date of February 24 (to coincide with Oilers away game) was booked at Average Joe's so we opted for the same weekend/different night.


Emails will be sent out to families individually the last week of January detailing the amount of money you have raised from the various activities you've participated in. This coincides with the end of Hot Lunch Cycle 1 and will give you an idea of how much you would like to be involved for the second half of the year.

As always, we encourage feedback and participation from ALL families. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thank you very much for your support!

Tony Matos - Chair -

Megan Plemel - Treasurer -

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

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

December's Theme is Online Kindness

Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.


Mme Gagnon

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School Challenge Accepted!

School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our fifth District Challenge

for the month of January...

"Connecting with the Word"

God speaks to us through His Word.

Here are a few Scripture leads when you pray

or for your reflections as you write.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Samuel 15:16-23

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Samuel 16:1-13

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7

Friday, January 19, 2018

Samuel 24:3-21

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of February!!!

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OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Website.

OLPH Parish Periodical Information

December 2017

God Bless