This week at École OLPH

Monday October 17 to Friday October 21

Prayer of the week

Lord our God, we thank you that you are so near to us that we may feel and know we are your children, your children who are in your hands with all that belongs to our earthly life, all our needs and temptations, all our efforts and pain. We come together to thank you, and our thanksgiving wins a victory over everything that makes life difficult for us. In this thanksgiving, the harshness, crookedness, and injustice on earth cannot harm us. Protect us with your light, which gives us wisdom for all situations and which lifts us above everything that is base and meaningless and must pass away. Amen.

Week of Adoration

What is Adoration?

Adoration of the Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Altar. In a few words, it's an encounter with the Lord. The most direct encounter we could possibly have here on earth is in Adoration.

How do we do this in our school?

We will begin the day with Mass, just as all Adoration begins, and have Father Pierre Ducharme consecrate the hosts. They are then Jesus' Body and Blood. We then place the Eucharist in the Monstrance and then process Jesus down to the chapel. Jesus will stay there until the designated time when he will be consumed.

The week of Adoration provides students an opportunity to reflect on the presence of Jesus in our lives through the Eucharist. This week, students will be reviewing the mystery of the Eucharist and its importance in our Catholic Faith. Students will be attending one review and preparation period with our school Chaplain, Mr. Morin, will attend mass in our school gym on Wednesday and will also attend our chapel with their class for a time of reflection and Adoration in the chapel.

Events of the week

Monday: Confirmation Meeting tonight at OLPH Church at 7 PM - Gr.8 Fundraising Meeting in the school library at 6 PM- Preparation for Adoration and Mass

Tuesday: Preparation for Adoration and Mass

Wednesday: Mass in the gym at 9:15 - Band Fall Concert Postponed to October 26 at 7 PM at ABJ's Gym

Thursday: Linking Generation Student Training from 9:00 to 10:15

Friday: Gr.6 Telus World of Science - Outdoor Education Knife Skills

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Mme Lafrance


Next week, Strathcona County is partnering with Progressive Waste Solutions and Soles4Souls to help divert shoes from the landfill. Students can bring in shoes of any make, size, brand and condition to be recycled or reused.

Please have the students bring their shoe donations to the office where they will fill out a ticket for a price. Winners will be drawn at the end of the week.

Halloween Party for gr.7 and 8

Grade 7 and 8 students will celebrate Halloween on Monday October 31st. If possible, please send a hollowed out pumpkin with your child along with a carving tool kit (no kitchen knives please) Students will be carving their pumpkins at school and enter a contest for some prizes.

Thank you for your help!

Terry Fox Foundation

Thanks you so much for your generous contribution! We have collected the fabulous amount of $1973.20

We must also thank M. St.Jean who helped motivate the students for this challenge. Good thing he likes whipped cream!

Winter is upon us!

Please ensure that your children are coming to school dressed appropriately for the weather. Boots, gloves, toques and winter jackets are necessary for outdoor activities and recesses. Please ensure that your child has indoor shoes to wear inside the school. Remember that should there be a fire alarm, they would not have time to put their boots on.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Emergency closings

Please note that bus services shall be suspended at a temperature of -40 C as measured at the appropriate Environmental Weather Service Centre. School bus service may also be suspended due to unsafe weather or road conditions. Whenever school bus services are suspended by the Superintendent or designate, schools shall remain open to all students unless announced otherwise.

Families will be advised of cancellations using the SynreVoice Call Out System. The information regarding busing services will be posted on the Division website.

When weather conditions deteriorate during the day and bus service is suspended or bus schedules require substantial alteration, announcements will be broadcast on as many radio stations as possible in the vicinity surrounding all of the schools within the Division.

Families will also be advised of cancellations using the SynreVoice Call Out System.