This Week at École OLPH

March 5 to 9, 2018

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful evening for our Open House, this past Thursday, March 1st.

Thank you to our partners Staples, Boys & Girls Club, Parent Council, and ABJ for attending our Open House.

Special Thanks to our Artist in Residence, M. Poulin for the wonderful sculptures made by our special guests the École Pêre Kenneth Kearns Grade 4 students and our École OLPH students.

God Bless

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Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, March 5
  • ABJ Option Choices ~ Grade 8 ~ OLPH Library
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6

  • Boys Bronze Metal Basketball Game École OLPH VS OLA at St. Theresa ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Gold Metal Basketball Game École OLPH VS Holy Spirit at ABJ ~ 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.
  • Hot Lunch ~ Nitza's Pizza ~ Chicken & Pasta
  • French Mass ~ OLPH Church ~ 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Strathcona Library Visit ~ Grade 5 & 6 ~ 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
  • RIA ~ Digital Citizenship ~ 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood Only ~ 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 9

  • Grade 5 & 6 ~ Jasper Ski Trip ~ 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 11

  • 4th Sunday of Lent ~ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come home on Monday, March 5th.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • École OLPH 3-way Conferences ~ More details to come home on Monday, March 5th.

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

March 5

What was dreamed about, what endured as

a hope against hope, has become a reality.

March 6

Nourish me with your word of life, and

make me one with you in love and prayer.

March 7

During Lent, we are called to serve.

Who will you help today?

March 8

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul.

~ Hebrews 6:19

March 9

Christ has set us free, so be the

change you want the world to see.

Archbishop Jordan Fine Arts Presents:

Archbishop Jordan Fine Arts Presents:


A New Musical

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Tickets prices are as follows:
$18 ~ Adults and $15 ~ Students / Seniors

Evening performances on

March 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17

at 7:00 p.m. in the ABJ Theatre

Tickets may be purchased on-line at or at the ABJ office.

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

Congratulations to Emma Moline, Aaliyah Hartfelder, Victoria Smith and Brianna St. Arnault for well representing École OLPH at the Science Olympics this past weekend. They won a Bronze award for their project of “Inventing a New Planet” and for three mystery activities that were assigned to them on the day of the competition.

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Congratulations Canada!!!

Dear Parents,

Merci to Mme Thom for keeping us all updated on how well Canada was doing during the Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympics!!!


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Community Involvement!!!

Dear Parents,

Some fun was had by

M. St. Jean and Constable Helgeson

during their Ping Pong match!!!

Constable Helgeson was so upset that

he wanted to charge M. St. Jean with

impersonating a Police officer and

M. St. Jean wanted to charge

Constable Helgeson with impersonating

a Ping Pong player!!!!

M. St. Jean ~ 1

Constable Helgeson ~ 0

Challenge Accepted!!!

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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

LAST CHANCE!!! ~ 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

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!

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


Scattered Kids on Track ~ Wednesday, April 18, 2018 ~ Pine Street Elementary

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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 Seventh District Challenge

for the month of March...


Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of April!!!

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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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