This Week at École OLPH

December 18 to 22

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

A Prayer for the Third Sunday of Advent

Joy-filled Giver of Life, let they anticipation of your birth fill us with overflowing joy. May our excitement and anticipation be a sign to the world that you are always near.


God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, December 18
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19

  • Fruit Infused water sale ~ $1.00 each ~ During the Lunch Hour

Wednesday, December 20

  • Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza
  • Boys Basketball practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21
  • Linking Generations ~ 12:00 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Christmas Celebration ~ 1:00 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 22

  • Outdoor Ed Field Trip ~ Ski de fond ~ Strathcona Wilderness Centre ~ 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Celebration ~ 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Last day of school before Christmas break

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #1 Due ~ $1200.00

Monday, December 25, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • No School ~ Christmas Break

Strathcona Christmas Bureau Donations

Dear Parents,

The École OLPH Student Council is once again helping the Strathcona Christmas Bureau to bring a little joy to families this holiday season.

This year they are in need of stuffed animals, socks, gloves, hats, toys and books, however, any donations are appreciated!

We will be collecting donations until Friday December 22nd.



Dear Parents,

Once again, we will be selling Rafiki bracelets for $10 dollars each.

They will be available for purchase during the lunch hour recess on Monday, December 18th, 2017. They make great gifts for friends and family!!!

Every Rafiki sold supports our "Free the Children International Cause: Health in Haiti."

Hurry, get them before they are gone!!!

God Bless

Singing Christmas Carols at École OLPH!!!

Their voices sounded beautiful as they sang

some Christmas songs karaoke style!!!

Click on the links below to hear

their beautiful voices!!!

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École OLPH Staff Christmas Tree!!!

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Assurance Plan Survey

Dear Parents,

You should have already received an email from our EICS school district, asking you to complete an Assurance Plan survey.

Your opinion is important to us. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Friday, December 22, 2017.

Thank you to all families who have already completed the survey.

God Bless

Christmas Eve Mass at OLPH Church

Dear Parents,

Many of you are aware that the 4:00pm Masses at OLPH Parish on Christmas Eve are extremely busy!!

This year we have added a Mass downstairs at 6:30pm.

This Mass is geared toward our youth. The music, the homily and the ministries are meant to appeal to and be understood by our youth.

Please consider making this Mass the one you attend.

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!

J'aime Parler Français!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Ethan Martinez ~ 6R

Student 2 ~ Trey Parker ~ 8D

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


It's been a busy fall with fundraising activities for the 2018 Voyage Quebec. Thank you VERY much for everyone's participation to make it successful. We look forward to keeping the momentum going through the winter and spring!


Merci to all the families who have participated in our Christmas Cash Raffle so far. There are still 2 days left to sell your tickets!

The draw date is this Wednesday, December 20, at Ecole OLPH. Please submit raffle stubs in an envelope to the office NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, DEC 19.

Any questions or last-minute ticket purchases can be directed to:

Julie at or (780) 975-9845

SPRING FUNDRAISING & PUB NIGHT PLANNING SESSION - Monday, Jan 8 - School Library - 7-8pm.

At this meeting, we are looking for more ideas for late winter/spring fundraisers and people willing to head them. The second half of the meeting will focus on getting parents' input on our pub night (Feb 23 - see details below). There are so many great ideas out there for generating funds at a pub night and we want to hear them!! We will keep the meeting brief and informative - we are looking for parents' interest going forward in fundraising for the spring.

PUB NIGHT - Friday, February 23 at Average Joe's in Sherwood Park.

Based on your feedback regarding the original date of Dec 15. being too soon/too close to Christmas, we have moved it to allow us to maximize our reach for tickets, auction items and cash-generating games and ideas at the pub night. We will confirm ticket prices, quantities and family commitments AFTER we meet on January 8 and receive more input from YOU. A big thank you to David St. Jean for generating a TON of neat auction items and prizes already - more information will be available on Jan 8. The proposed date of February 24 (to coincide with Oilers away game) was booked at Average Joe's so we opted for the same weekend/different night.


Emails will be sent out to families individually the last week of January detailing the amount of money you have raised from the various activities you've participated in. This coincides with the end of Hot Lunch Cycle 1 and will give you an idea of how much you would like to be involved for the second half of the year.

As always, we encourage feedback and participation from ALL families. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thank you very much for your support!

Tony Matos - Chair -

Megan Plemel - Treasurer -

Lost & Found

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to look through the lost and found located in the hallway to the left of the office, before Christmas break.

Any items not claimed will be donated to our local charity.

God Bless

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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

PAT Results

Dear Parents,

Grade 6 PAT results from last year are now available.

If you have a student in grade 7 and would like to have a copy of their Grade 6 PAT results emailed to you, please contact Mme Winland at

God Bless

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

December's Theme is Online Kindness

Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.


Mme Gagnon

Strathcona County ~ Walk-in Counselling Sessions!!!

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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our fourth District Challenge

for the month of December...

My Gift to JESUS for Christmas!!!

Luke 7, 27

Here are a few ideas for Gifts for JESUS!!!

1. Give the gift of your time.

2. Sponsor a Family who is less fortunate.

3. Host a charity drive for warm items for the homeless.

May God`s blessings be with you during

this Advent Season!!!

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of January!!!

OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

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

OLPH Parish Periodical Information

December 2017

God Bless