This Week at École OLPH

February 26 to March 2, 2018

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École OLPH ~ Open House ~ Thursday, March 1

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents,

It is with great excitement that we invite future students & parents to the École OLPH ~ OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We are looking forward to sharing our wonderful program with you and be sure to enter your name for our awesome door prize!!!



  • French Immersion provides students with opportunities to
  • acquire and maintain language skills in French and English.


  • Develop language and literacy skills in French and English, and use both to communicate.
  • Learn about French culture, traditions, and celebrations.


  • Proficiency in English and French
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved communication skills in a student's first language
  • Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
  • International language certification opportunities

Could we please request all of our current parents to please share this information on your social media. We are looking forward to meeting many wonderful new faces at our OPEN HOUSE ~ Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, February 26
  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH ~ EPK Grade 4R, OLPH Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 ~ All Day
  • Grade 8 ~ ABJ Orientation ~ 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27

  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH ~ EPK Grade 4H, OLPH Grades 6 & 7 ~ All Day
  • Boys Semi Final Basketball Game VS Holy Spirit at Holy Spirit ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Semi Final Basketball Game VS St. Theresa at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #2 Due ~ $800.00

Wednesday, February 28

  • Pink Shirt Day ~ "Wipe Out Bullying"
  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH ~ EPK Grade 4T, OLPH Grades 7 & 8 ~ All Day
  • Hot Lunch ~ Press'd
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1
  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH ~ EPK Grade 4's, OLPH Grade 6, 7, & 8 ~ All Day
  • Grade 6M ~ Aviation Museum Field Trip ~ All Day
  • Linking Generations ~ Clover Bar Only ~ 12:20 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • École OLPH ~ OPEN HOUSE ~ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 2

  • PD Day ~ No School

Sunday, March 4

  • 3rd Sunday of Lent ~Smile today You are God's masterpiece.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Jasper Ski Trip ~ All Day

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come.

Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Junior High ~ Jasper Ski Trip ~ All Day

Friday, March 23 to Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Spring Break ~ No School

Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • Easter Sunday ~ No School

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Easter Monday ~ No School

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • First Day Back after Spring Break

Lent ~ Almsgiving ~ Fasting ~ Prayer ~ February 14 to March 31

February 26

Learn to say "I love you" in a new language

February 27

It is He who made us.

We are the sheep in His pasture.

~ Hebrews 10:24

February 28

"I once was lost, but now am found,

was blind, but now I see"

Sing your favorite hymn.

March 1

Everyone thinks of changing the world,

but no one thinks of changing himself.

~ Leo Tolstoy

March 2

Nourish me with your word of life,

and make me one with you in

love and prayer.

Good Luck to the École OLPH Girls at the Science Olympics on Saturday, February 24!!!

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Jump Rope for Heart!!!

Dear Parents,

Let's Jump together and raise some money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the same time!!!

On Thursday, February 22, each student received a Jump Rope for Heart fundraising package. (Please see pictures below for more information.)

The Jump Rope for Heart event will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. Classes will be jumping at various times throughout the day for at least 20 minutes as part of the fundraising event. All students are encouraged to participate in Jump Rope for Heart whether they collect donations or not.

God Bless

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Linking Generations ~ Annual Family Meet & Greet Event at CloverBar Lodge

Dear Parents,

On the evening of Thursday, February 15th, our École OLPH Linking Generations CloverBar Lodge students enjoyed an enjoyable family Meet & Greet evening.

The room was buzzing with joy and many wonderful memories were shared.

A special Thank you to our superintendent, Michael Hauptman, for joining us for this memorable evening.

See pictures below.

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Artist in Residence & Guest Students!!!

Dear Parents,

From February 23rd to March 1st we will be have a wonderful Artist in Residence,

Without spoiling the surprise, the students will be making some interesting sculptures!!!

As well, the grade 4 students from École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School will be joining us during our Artist in Residence week.

God Bless.

Grade 8 ~ Pictures Required

Grade 8 Parents,

This is just a reminder that for the Farewell Presentation, all grade 8 students are required to submit a baby picture (0-2 years) and a current photo before the end of the month.

If you/your child have already submitted the photos, THANK YOU!

Please submit your pictures to Mme Gagnon by the end of February.

God Bless

GEEP Canada Inc. Recycling

Dear Parents,

From February 12 to March 5, 2018, École OLPH will be collecting your old computers, tvs, electronics, etc.

Please bring your items to the school during the above mentioned dates only and place them in the GEEP Canada Inc. recycle bin that will be located by the school shed in the staff parking lot.

The more items that are donated = more weight = more money for our school!

If you would like more information, please visit their website at

J'aime Parler Français!!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Sophia Ward ~ 6M

Student 2 ~ Kaitlyn Coles ~ 7M

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

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!

Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children ~ Wednesday, February 28 ~ St. John XXIII Catholic School

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More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury ~ March 1 ~ ABJ

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:

Bottle Drive - Only 1 left this season - Wednesday, April 4

SIGN UP details to follow, (Geri Olney at

GRADE 8 SCRABBLE NIGHT - Friday, April 13 - we are looking for a volunteer co-ordinator for this event!

M. Morin has presented this fun opportunity to us as a great way to get the grade 8's excited for the trip and raise some money at the same time! Participants will collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbours that want to sponsor them in games of Scrabble. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We're going to turn the gym into a rockin' Scrabble hall, with tables of 4 players and prizes for creativity! More details will be coming out soon.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Tony Matos - Volunteer Chair -

Megan Plemel - Volunteer Treasurer -

Grade 8 Farewell

Save the Date for the Grade 8 Farewell

Dinner and Program/Presentations

When: Friday, June 8, 2018 (6:00-9:30 p.m.)

Where: OLPH Parish Hall

Who: All Grade 8 Students and their Families

Details will follow.

***We are beginning to compile photos for the various presentations. We need a baby- 2yrs photo and a current photo of each student that may be either submitted to me digitally in jpeg format or in a printed format that I can scan at school and then return to you.

In addition, if you have any school photos of students from kindergarten - grade 8, I’d appreciate being able to scan those.


Mme Gagnon


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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

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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our sixth District Challenge

for the month of February...

"Into the Wilderness"

Take the time to reflect and challenge

yourself about sacrificing for Lent.

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of March!!!

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OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

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

OLPH Parish Periodical Information ~ See Below

God Bless

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