This Week at École OLPH

April 2 to April 6, 2018

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back!!!

We hope that everyone had a restful Spring Break!!!

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday April 2
  • No School ~ Easter Monday & Last day of Spring Break

Tuesday, April 3

  • First day back after Spring Break
  • Grade 7 Badminton Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4

  • EARLY DISMISSAL ~ 2:08 p.m.
  • Hot Lunch ~ Nitza's Pizza
  • Parent School Council Meeting ~ 7:00 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Badminton Practice ~ 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5

  • Linking Generations ~ 12:00 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Badminton Games at St. Theresa ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6

  • Outdoor Ed ~ Strathcona Wilderness Centre ~ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Girls Badminton Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • French Immersion ~ Challenge Accepted ~ EPK, OLPH, & ABJ ~ More details below!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • Hot Lunch ~ Chopped Leaf

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Hot Lunch ~ Burrito Libre

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Hot Lunch ~ Hot Dog Lunch

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Hot Lunch ~ Extreme Pita / Booster Juice

Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3

  • Junior High Band Tour

School Configuration Decision!

Dear Parents,

At the March 21, 2018, public meeting of the Elk Island Catholic School Board of Trustees, the Board voted in favour of Option 5 for the Sherwood Park urban schools configuration including grade configurations and boundaries.

The changes will take place in September 2019-2020 which will allow for the EICS Board of Trustees, administration and staff to have sufficient time to make the necessary infrastructure and programming changes needed for a seamless transition for students and staff.

For more information please visit the EICS website at

God Bless.

Outstanding Fees!

Dear Parents,

Please log onto your PowerSchool account to pay any outstanding Field Trip Fees, Option Fees, or Chromebook Leasing / Buyout Fees.

All Fees can be paid on-line or cash or cheque (payable to EICS) to Mme Winland in the office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact M. Morin at or M. St. Jean at or 780-467-5631.

God Bless.

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Yearbook Orders!!!

Dear Parents,

It’s that time again! École O.L.P.H.’s Grade 5-8 Yearbook is in the final stages of preparation and the color yearbook will be be off to print by the end of the year. This year we are continuing with the online yearbook site from Lifetouch Photographers as we were quite pleased with the results. Like last year, the yearbooks will arrive in September.

We are requesting that students order and pay for the yearbook in advance in order to facilitate the processing and printing. The cost of the yearbook is $27.00.

Please complete the order form attached below and submit it to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, April 10th. Payment may be done by cash, cheque (payable to EICS) or Visa via Powerschool (after April 11th). As stated earlier, the yearbooks will be ready for pick up early in September. Please provide a phone number, address and/or email address only if your child will not be attending École OLPH next year. We will arrange for the yearbooks to be delivered to ABJ for distribution. We thank you and look forward to providing you with a book that is filled with lasting memories from your child’s middle school years.


Mme Gagnon

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New & Improved ~ EICS App!!!

Dear Parents,

If you have not already done so,

please take a moment to

download the new and improved

EICS App!!!

This allows you to access your

PowerSchool account, as well as, Safe Arrival,

Transportation information, and all

of the school calendars of your choice.

A Fantastic ~ One Stop, Shop!!!

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Linking Generations ~ Volunteer Grandparent Program

Dear Parents,

LINKING GENERATIONS will pilot a new Volunteer Grandparent program at Ecole Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in September 2018!!!

In readiness for this exciting program, Linking Generations will begin recruiting Senior Volunteers in May and June, who wish to connect with our students in our school classrooms.

Senior volunteers will enjoy the chance to share skills, knowledge and experience, while providing a valuable community service. The Linking Generations Volunteer Grandparent Program will work in partnership with Elk Island Catholic School Board and local groups to develop, place, and support volunteers within the framework of the Grandparent Program.

If you or a Senior Family member is interested in volunteering, please email Debbie Sinclair; Executive Director; Linking Generations at or check out Linking Generations website at

God Bless

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

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 4th, 2018

SIGN UP details to follow, (Geri Olney at

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 Info - Grade 6 & up!

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 April...

Celebrate the Good news!!!

He is Risen!!!

April is Easter Season,

so not a time of fasting

but a season of celebration!!!

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of May!!!

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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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