This Week at École OLPH School

November 25 to 29

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.

Principal Message

Dear Parents,


Parent Teacher Interviews

Thank you for taking the time to attend our Parent-Teacher conference. We appreciate your time and effort for meeting with teachers. We are all working for the same results....a positive and successful school year for your child. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.


Weather / Extra Clothes

With our weather being so unpredictable, please remind your child to dress for the weather. Also, please consider sending a change of clothes with your child, in the event that they get wet or muddy. There are no extra clothes at school.


Start of Day

Please remember that school doors open at 8:25 a.m. in the morning and that students go outside for morning recess and at lunch time. As the weather cools – please ensure your children are dressed appropriately (tuques & mitts). Students are expected to be outside unless it is -20C +/- with wind chill.


School Sport Activities

All sport activities that take place after school , we ask that you please be on time to pick up your child as our coaches have other commitments that they need to fulfill!!!


School Visitors

We will continue our protocol for parents visiting the school. All parents and visitors are required to sign in at the office at all times and obtain a visitor badge prior to heading to your child’s classroom. If you need to drop something off for your child, you may leave it at the office and we will contact your child to come to the office during a break.


God Bless,


M. Morin

Principal

École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, November 25, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.


And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at Jesus, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, God's chosen one!"


The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"


There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."


Once of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!"


But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God? For we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 25
  • St. Catherine's Day taffy celebration

Tuesday, November 26

  • Regular Day


Wednesday, November 27

  • Hot Lunch ~ Pasta Pantry
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • School Council Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Everyone Welcome

Thursday, November 28
  • ABJ Play ~ Festival Place ~ 8:50 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, November 29

  • PD Day ~ No School

Important Dates to Remember!!!

December 4, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Little Ceasers


December 9, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch


December 11, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ Wild Wing
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:32 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Clover Bar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:32 p.m.


December 12, 2019

  • Peer Partners


December 16, 2019

  • Robotiques Tournament ~ All Day ~ École OLPH Gym


December 17, 2019

  • Grade 5/6 ~ Non-SFL ~ Swimming at Emerald Hills ~ 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


December 18, 2019

  • Hot Lunch ~ A&W
  • École OLPH School Mass ~ OLPH Church ~ 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a..m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:32 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Clover Bar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:32 p.m.


December 23 to January 5, 2019

  • Christmas Break ~ No School


January 6, 2019

  • First Day Back After Christmas Break

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Caught Doing Good!!!

Dear Parents,


Each week, all students will be given a challenge of getting "Caught Doing Good".


When a student is "Caught Doing Good," they will be given a coupon upon which they will write their name and enter it into a draw. Twice a month, a draw will be made out of all the coupons received in the office for a wonderful prize.


Congratulations to the following student

Who Was Caught Doing Good!!!


Kaydence Clifford ~ 5J


Merci beaucoup / Thank you very much to all the students who worked hard to receive coupons for doing the right things!

School Fees - Now Due!!!

Dear Parents,


All school fees are now due.


Please take a moment to log onto PowerSchool and pay your school fees.


God Bless

Linking Generations

Dear Parents,


Students from Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) and seniors from Summerwood Seniors Residence shared a lunch hour walking through the festive trees at Greenland Garden Centre.


The conversation below is one that was overheard from a senior sharing her stories of Christmas’s past with her ‘linked’ students...


"Does anyone remember the white canned snow you used to buy? Some people would spend hours spraying it on their living room windows with little triangles in the corner to resemble snowflakes on the window. Other people would spray the trees with it to make their Christmas Trees look like they had just been brought in front outside. When it came to clean up – everyone disappeared !"


God Bless

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Voyage Quebec - Cash for Christmas Raffle

Dear Parents,


This is a fundraiser in support of this year’s Grade 8 Voyage Québec Trip.


If you would like to purchase tickets ($2.50 each):


  • Stop by our table at Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 19 & 21

  • Ask a friendly Grade 8 family if they have tickets for sale


The draw will take place on December 17, 2019.


Good luck!

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École OLPH - Book Fair!!!

Dear Parents,


The library is sending out a great big Thank You to all the parents who came and supported their child's literacy at the book fair.


The library will receive over $1000 in new books from Scholastic Canada because of your purchases.


Look for the new books to start appearing in the library over the next couple of weeks.


God Bless

Co-Parenting Workshop

Dear Parents,


Please see attached poster for learning more about co-parenting and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your children while restructuring your family.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to touch base with me at simone.moniz@eics.ab.ca


Thank you!


Simone

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Digital Consent - 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!!!

Yearly Digital Consent

Dear Parents,


``A personally owned device must meet the educational needs of the school and district. The ability for a student to use any form of technology within school is a privilege. If the student doesn’t follow the guidelines the student may lose the privilege of using the device and network access may be suspended.``


" The student must comply with a staff request to shutdown the device or put the screen to sleep"


" Violation of any EICS School Board policies, Administrative Procedures, Responsible Use Agreement, this user agreement or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action"


During instructional time, students have the privilege to use their devices, but if they are playing games, etc, they are guilty of not following the contract they have signed.


As parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mme Moniz at simone.moniz@eics.ab.ca or 780-467-5631.


God Bless

Local Fundraiser - A Former EICS Student!!

Dear OLPH families,


I understand that fundraisers are a plenty but I wanted to share a special one that is unique to our community of EICS.


A former EICS student, George Miok, was a soldier who gave his life for our freedoms and privileges of being a Canadian.


Please take the time on Remembrance Day to think about the sacrifices that many brave women and men have made so that we may all enjoy the freedoms that we have.


Every dollar raised from this Jacek Sgt. George Miok Chocolate collection will be reinvested in the children in the community to ensure that the sacrifice of a great man, who gave his life for the belief of those freedoms, shall never be forgotten.


https://jacekchocolate.com/2019/10/a-canadian-hero-sgt-george-miok/


Thank you for your support for this special cause.


Lest we forget.


Mme Simone Moniz

Family Wellness Worker

École OLPH

780-467-5631

simone.moniz@eics.ab.ca

School Council Corner

Dear Parents,


Dear Parents,


Thank you for all of your support with our fall fundraisers. Purdy's orders will be available to pick up at the school at the end of the day in the foyer on December 4th.


Our School Apparel store will close on Monday at 10:00 am and we will be unable to accept any late orders.

To order, please go to: https://olph2019.itemorder. com/sale?read_message=true



Fundscrip

www.fundscrip.com (invite code: PETQYC)

Great opportunity to get some Christmas Shopping done and support your school!

Orders Due by December 4, 2019

November/December Promos include:

  • Esso

  • La Vie en Rose - Also valid at Bikini Village

  • Rona

  • Sally Beauty

  • Shell

  • SmoothiesGo

  • Stokes - Also valid at Think Kitchen

  • The Ultimate Dining Card - Valid at East Side Mario’s, Elephant & Castle, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s Restaurant, Milestones Restaurant, Montana’s Restaurant, New York Fries, Original Joe’s, Prime Pubs, State & Main, Swiss Chalet Restaurant, The Biermarkt & The Pickle Barrel

  • Winners - Also valid at Marshalls & Home Sense

Choose from over 200 other retailers as well. Order forms will be coming home shortly.


Our next School Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. This will be our last school council meeting of 2019. All parents are welcome!


A big thank you in advance to Natalie Lavigne and all of the volunteers helping to run our St. Catherine's Day Taffy on Monday! It is a fun and sweet tradition that we are excited to share.


Have a great week!


OLPH School Council

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École OLPH - Nut Aware School

Dear Parents,


École OLPH is a Nut Aware School.


With the increase of students with serious allergies in our school, we are attempting to create a “Nut-Aware” environment.


We request that you refrain from sending peanut-butter sandwiches, cookies & treats that contain nuts and any nut-based snacks.


Every child’s health & safety are important to us and we appreciate your active concern and response to this request.


God Bless.

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École OLPH Canteen

Dear Parents


The canteen will open every Thursday at lunch.


Each item on the cart will sell for a dollar. Please bring small change only.

On hot lunch days there are times when vendors send extra food. If this is the case your child would be more than welcome to purchase any extra items.


Thank you,
Pam and Shaness

EICS App

Dear Parents,


The EICS App has many wonderful features includes many wonderful features including immediate access to your PowerSchool account, as well as, the SchoolMessager App.


Please take a moment to download the EICS App.


God Bless

From the Library

Dear Parents,


Here at École OLPH we have a wonderful program from our school Library that every student can use and it`s FREE!!!


Click on the following link https://ccssaca.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm, choose our school (École Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School), and download something to read or listen to. All students will be able to download three books or audio books at one time.


The student login name and password are exactly the same as what each student uses to sign in to their chrome books at school.


If you need any help, please see Mme Heather in the École OLPH library on Mondays or Wednesdays at lunch recess.


God Bless

School Fees & Fee Waiver Program

Dear Parents,


Please be advised that school fees have been posted on your child’s PowerSchool account.


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


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


https://www.eics.ab.ca/download/132303

and

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-fees


God Bless

End of Day Procedures

Dear Parents,


Please make sure that you child(ren) know if they are to take the bus or if they are getting picked up at the end of the day.


Should a student need to confirm their end of day plans, we ask that all students make their arrangements during the morning recess (10:19 a.m. - 10:34 a.m.) or during the lunch hour (12:04 p.m. - 12:47 p.m.).


This will reduce the confusion and rush at the end of the day and will also ensure that your child(ren) does not miss the bus.


If a student comes to the office at the end of the day and are unsure how they are getting home, we will be sending them home on the bus.


God Bless

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.

OLPH Parish Bulletin - Week of November 25, 2019

Dear Parents,


Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, November 25, 2019.


https://gallery.mailchimp.com/22f2df3005b99b29b516d1fff/files/b1a2adb9-a795-466b-96cc-5011384b1d9d/November_24_2019_The_Thirty_Fourth_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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