This Week at École OLPH School

November 18 to 22

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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,


Welcome Back!!! We hope you all had a restful Fall Break!!!


We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our volleyball coaches (Miss Gartner, Miss Lockhart, Mr. Hynek, and Mr. MacKay) and our École OLPH Team Tigers for all of their hard work and dedication during this year volleyball season!!!


Please remember when you are picking up your child and are using the staff parking lot to be cognoscente of the other parents who are waiting to leave the parking lot. We ask that you do not block with exit while you are waiting for your child. Please keep the flow going!!!


God Bless,


M. Morin

Principal

École OLPH

A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, November 17, 2019

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.


When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another.


When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately."


Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation. But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you. This will give you an opportunity to testify. For I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. But not a hair of your head will perish."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, November 18
  • Regular Day


Tuesday, November 19

  • Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Details to below


Wednesday, November 20

  • Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza
  • Grade 7 ~ Environment Conservative Presentation ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Summerwood ~ 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Linking Generations ~ Cloverbar ~ 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21
  • Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Details to below

Friday, November 22

  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Tournament ~ Details to follow

Important Dates to Remember!!!

November 27, 2019

  • 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.


November 28, 2019

  • ABJ Play ~ Festival Place ~ 8:50 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.


November 29, 2019

  • PD Day ~ No School
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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!

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École OLPH - Book Fair!!!

Dear Parents,


We will be hosting a Scholastic book fair during the week (November 18-21).


This is a fundraiser for the library and we will receive up to 60% of the sales back in new books for the library.


Please click on the link for more information.


http://www.scholastic.ca/bookfairs/images/2019-fall/featured/downloads/BR-F19-SR-News-Ultimate-Expedition_hires.pdf


Bookfair Hours

Monday ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday ~ 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday ~ 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Needed - Boys B Basketball Coach

Dear Parents,


We are in need of a Boys B ~ Basketball Coach.


If you are interested or know of anyone that could help us, please contact M. Marc St. Jean at marcs@eics.ab.ca or at 780-467-5631.


God Bless

Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences

Dear Parents,


On the evenings of November 19th, and November 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the École OLPH teachers will be conducting Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences where your child’s progress to this point of time in the school year will be discussed.


If you are unable to choose the teacher you need to see, please contact your child’s teacher personally to make further arrangements.



Regards,

M. Morin

Principal ~ École OLPH

alyrem@eics.ab.ca

780-467-5631

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Picture Retake Proofs

Dear Parents,


If you received your picture retake proofs, please note that you will be able to order your pictures until after the fall break.


If you have any questions, please contact Mme Winland at 780-467-5631.


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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Break the Rules Day!!!

Dear Parents,


Another FANTASTIC ~ Break the Rules Day was had by all!!!


Thank you to Parent Council and Parent Volunteers for all of your hard work with this amazing fundraiser!!! A special Thank you to Mme Hogan for all of her extra hard work on this day!!!


The winners of the Breakfast Raffle are:

Matt Vass (6M) and Ethan Cooper (7G).

Thank you Mr. Franko for cooking for them!


The classroom that raised the most money was 7G. They will all receive an ice cream treat after the Fall Break.


After all of the Rules being broken, $1000 was raised in support of Valeda House and Teacher Appreciation.


Enjoy a few pictures from the fun day below!!!


God Bless.

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BEST PICTURES OF THE DAY!!!

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Peer Partners!!!

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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!

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

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

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We Scare Hunger!!!

Dear Parents,


École OLPH students participated in the Candy Swap. All the candy will be donated to the George Spady Center to help individuals detox.


Wow! 195 lbs of food donated to the Food Bank and now... 100 lbs of candy (5 boxes!) donated the George Spady Centre. Way to go OLPH!


God Bless

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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,


We would like to thank the 25 parents who attended our recent School Council meeting. What an engaged and awesome parent community we have. Highlights of the meeting have been sent to the class reps for distribution.


Please join us for our next School Council meeting is on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. ~ All parents are welcome to attend.


Upcoming events & fundraisers:


Break the Rules Day: November 8, 2019


We are kicking off November break by breaking some rules in support of Valeda House and teacher appreciation. A list of rules and the cost to break them will go home early in the week so kids can prepare for Friday. All items will be between $0.25-$5.00


It will be a fun day and we would welcome any parents who are free to volunteer - please email olphschoolcouncil@gmail.com if you are available to help between 8:30 - 12:00 pm.


Purdy's Chocolates

Orders due by November 22, 2019

(Pickup at school on December 4, 2019)

2 ways to order:

  1. Order online: fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx Log in or create account, then enter our customer number 50315 into the search bar and clock on Join Campaign. Pay online, or submit cheque/money order to school with order information by November 22, 2019.

  2. Order by Form: Tear out form from inside catalogue to fill out and return the form together with cash or a cheque by November 22, 2019.

Cheques are made payable to: OLPH School Association.


Fundscrip

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.



Thank you for your support. Keep connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram @olphschoolcouncil


God Bless

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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 17, 2019

Dear Parents,


Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, November 17, 2019.


https://gallery.mailchimp.com/22f2df3005b99b29b516d1fff/files/b8cfcb7e-0a44-4b0a-8023-d1fb13a6168f/November_10_2019_The_Thirty_Second_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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