This Week at École OLPH

September 18 ~ 22

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École OLPH ~ School Picture Day ~ Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

Thank you to all families who were able to join us for our Meet the Teacher evening on Thursday, September 14th. It was a wonderful event. We were very happy to welcome all of our new familes to OLPH and reconnect with our returning families.

As a staff we are blessed to have so many wonderful families who believe in us and our abilities to teach our students to become good citizens of the world. As an educator, parents feedback is always appreciated.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, September 18
  • Regular Day

Tuesday, September 19

  • Grade 5G ~ Blackfoot ~ Cooking Lake Field Trip ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cross Country Running Club ~ Practice ~ 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
  • Boys Volleyball Game VS OLA at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball Game VS OLA at OLA ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Grade 8 ~ Quebec Trip Fundraising Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ~ Library

Wednesday, September 20

  • School Picture Day

Thursday, September 21
  • Digital Citizenship Assembly for students
  • Boys Volleyball Game VS St. Theresa at St. Theresa ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Volleyball Game VS St. Theresa at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Cross Country Running Club ~ Race #2 ~ GARC Sherwood Park ~ 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22

  • Regular Day

J'aime Parler Français!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the first

"Parler Français"

prizes of our 2017/2018 year!!!

Maren Orydzuk

Ethan Laventure

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Important Dates to Remember!!!

September 20, 2017
  • School Picture Day

September 28, 2017

  • Terry Fox ~ Block 5 ~ 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. ~ Everyone welcome!

School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that all school fees have been posted on your parent portal. Your fees are due by September 30, 2017

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

Permission Required!

Dear Parents,

Please remember to sign on to your PowerSchool to acknowledge the following documents:

  • Responsible Use of Technology Agreement
  • EICS One to One Usage Agreement
  • EICS Low Risk Field Trip Annual Consent Form
  • Locker Use Agreement

How to Complete Forms

  1. Go to
  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 15, 2017.

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

Be Like Terry Fox!!!

Chers Parents,

École OLPH will be participating in the National School Run Day on Thursday, September 28th, in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. This year, our school theme will continue to be “ Soyez Comme Terry” ~ "Be Like Terry".

Although we are a smaller school community, we are hoping to continue to support the Terry Fox Foundation as much as we have in the past. Our goal is to raise $1500 this year, since we met this goal last year, we feel confident that we will be able to accomplish it again.

Our challenges to the students are:

Challenge 1: If the students raise $1 000, the students will get to wear their hats in the school for a week.

Challenge 2: If the students raise $1 250, the students will get a 15 minute recess during the afternoon for a week.

Challenge 3: If the students raise $1 500, M. St.Jean will be duct taped to the school’s flag post and a random draw of all the students who make a donation will determine who will get to pie M. St.Jean!

We will be collecting donations beginning Monday, September 11th, until Thursday, October 5th. Students are asked to hand in all donations to the office. Donations can also be made online through the Terry Fox Foundation website at

Tax receipts will be issued by the Terry Fox Foundation for any cheque donations greater than $20.

Thank you for your support in the fight against cancer!

Merci beaucoup,

The Grade 6 Team,

Mme Miller & Mlle Roy

Grade 8 ~ Quebec Trip Information

Dear Grade 8 Quebec Trip Parents,

The first information night and fundraising committee meeting was held on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017.

Each student who wishes to go on the trip is required to submit a $100 non-refundable deposit and the Nacel participant application form which are both due by Monday, September 18th, 2017.

As a reminder, this year all payment fees for the Quebec trip will be processed through your child’s PowerSchool account. This process is scheduled to begin as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding with regards to this new process.

Should you still wish to pay by cheque, please make the cheques payable to EICS.

If you were unable to attend or have any questions or concerns, please contact Mme Gagnon at for more information.

Help Needed ~ Vegreville Food Bank Drive

Help Needed!!!

Food Bank Drive for our Vegreville Families!!!

The Immigration Centre in Vegreville

is relocating to Edmonton and this is

affecting 5% of the population in Vegreville.

Many Vegreville families are without a job

and finding the back to school process

difficult this year.

Our EICS schools would like to organize

a food drive to show our support towards

our Vegreville schools and families.

During the next two weeks, we encourage

our students to bring non-perishable food items

to school, that we will then donate to the

Vegreville food bank.

Thank you for your support with this.


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École OLPH ~ Junior Girls Volleyball Team ~ 2017/2018

Congratulations to the following

Boys & Girls for making the

École OLPH Volleyball Teams!!!

École OLPH Boys Volleyball Team

Isaac C., Kieran C., Logan C.,

Jesse K., Tyson L., Ethan L.,

Logan L., Sam O., Trey P.,

Anthony S., Evan S., and Zach Z.

École OLPH Girls Volleyball Team

Tarika A. O. M., Annick B., Keara B.,

Ciara F., Karly F., Kaitlyn G.,

Amelie G., Maeve H., Maren M.,

Izabel S., Natalia S., and Leah S.

Go Tigers Go!!!

Linking Generations

Dear Grade 7 and 8 Students,

Just a reminder that your

Linking Generation Applications

are due Monday, September 18th, 2017

by noon.

Please bring your completed applications

to Mme Winland in the office.

Wanted ~ Old LP Records!!!

Dear École OLPH Families,

Mme Gagnon is needing Old LP Records for an Art Option Painting Project.

If you have any at home, please bring them to the Mme Winland in the office.


École OLPH Cheer Team Information

OLPH is pleased to offer a cheer team this season.

Cheer is the fastest growing sport in North America right now and has recently been made a provisional sport in the Olympics. Cheer is more than standing on the sidelines cheering for other sports teams, cheer teams compete against other cheer teams in their own competitions.

We are looking for 12-28 athletes that are interested in tumbling, dancing and stunting-Grades 5-8 welcome!!

There will be an open gym at EPK on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 4-6 pm.

This event is casual and a chance to try some skills and get a feel for cheer. Please wear athletic clothes (Tshirt, shorts and inside shoes).

Tryouts will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4-6pm at EPK gym.

Once the team is put together practices will be at EPK on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm from October until May. The team will perform at 2-3 competitive events and cost for the year is expected to be under $100.

If you have questions please email

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School Challenges Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our first Challenge

for the month of September...

Go to Church!!!

We all have busy lives, but let us all

take a moment to reconnect with

God by going to church!!!

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of October!!!

School Cheques!!!

Dear Parents,

Please be advise that all cheques that

are sent to the school need to be

made out to EICS only.

Digital Citizenship!

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for information on

Digital Citizenship.

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.

Extra forms are now located on the school website under the Parents tab ~ Junior High Permission Form to Leave School Grounds. These forms will no longer be available at the office.

We would like to Thank you for all of your help in transitioning to our new Junior High Permission Form to leave school grounds. With continuous support of this new procedure, you have helped us out tremendously in the office to ensure that all of our students are safe and accounted for at all times.

OLPH Parish ~ New Mass & Parish Office Times

Dear Parents,

Please see the information below for new mass and parish office hours beginning September 11, 2017.

God Bless

New Mass Times

Seven Days a Week ~ 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday ~ 6:15 p.m.

Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi ~ Tofield, ABl

Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

New Parish Office Hours

Monday ~ Thursday ~ 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday ~ Closed


30 minutes prior to weekday Masses

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday

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Interested in Learning the French Language???

Dear Parents,

Are you interested in learning the French language? Please see the information below for a wonderful course that will be held at École Père Kenneth Kearns.

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Jacques Chauvin Spectacular & BBQ!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Campus St. Jean

8406 - 91 Street


Music, Boncey Castle, Face Painting

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs &

Lots & Lots of Fun!!!

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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.