This Week at École OLPH
September 18 ~ 22
École OLPH ~ School Picture Day ~ Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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.
Weekly Events at École OLPH
- 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
School Fees & Fee Waiver Program
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
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
- Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
- Log in
- Click on Yearly Consent
- Select your answer from the drop down menu.
- Click Submit for each section.
- 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!!!
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!
The Grade 6 Team,
Mme Miller & Mlle Roy
Grade 8 ~ Quebec Trip Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Help Needed ~ Vegreville Food Bank Drive
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.
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!!!
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 OLPHcheerteam@gmail.com
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
Please see the information below for new mass and parish office hours beginning September 11, 2017.
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
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!!!