This Week at École OLPH

February 12 to 16, 2018

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

All school fees are now due. Outstanding account fee statements were sent home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Please check your child’s school bag for your statement. Please note that accounts that are paid in full will not receive any statements.

If you wish to pay fees online, please visit the PowerSchool website at and log in to your account. Click the Forms and Fees menu choice to open the payment screen. If you are making a partial payment, please use the View Cart option to remove fees as needed before clicking the Pay Now button.

Account payments can also be made at the school office via cash or cheque made payable to EICS.

Please review your account on a regular basis to ensure that no new fees (ie. new fieldtrip fees) have been added to your account.

Also, please take a moment to complete your child's 2017/2018 Data Verification Form.

If you require assistance to log in to your powerschool account please contact Mme Winland at 780-467-5631.

God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, February 12
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13

  • Shrove Tuesday ~ Pancakes from Parent Council
  • Cabane à sucre et Canaval ~ AM Only
  • Boys Basketball Game VS Holy Spirit at OLPH ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball Game VS Holy Spirit at Holy Spirit ~ 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14

  • Ash Wednesday ~ Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.
  • Ash Wednesday School Mass ~ 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Hot Lunch ~ Extreme Pita / Booster Juice
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 15
  • Grade 5S ~ Fort Saskatchewan History Centre ~ All Day
  • Linking Generations ~ 12:07 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
  • RIA ~ Digital Citizenship ~ 12:50 to 1:35 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 16

  • PD Day ~ No School

Sunday, February 18

  • 1st Sunday of Lent

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Monday, February 19

  • Family Day ~ No School

Friday, February 23 to Thursday, March 1

  • Artist in Residence Sculpture at École OLPH (special guests ~ EPK Grade 4)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #2 Due ~ $800.00

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Pink Shirt Day ~ See more information below!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • École OLPH ~ Open House ~ Details to follow

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • PD Day ~ No School

Lent ~ Almsgiving ~ Fasting ~ Prayer ~ February 14 to March 31

Ash Wednesday ~ February 14

Repent yourself and believe

in the Gospel.

Father, bless this day as

I begin my journey of Lent.

May it be a time of renewal in my life and

may I follow more closely your son, Jesus.


February 15

Acts of kindness,

spread brightness everywhere you go.

Brighten someone's day.

February 16

My grace is sufficient for you for

my power is made perfect in weakness.

~ 2 Corinthians 12

February 17

A little bit of mercy makes

the world less cold and more just.

~ Pope Françis

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Pink Shirt Day ~ Wipe Out Bullying

Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, February 7, each student was sent home with an order form for the École OLPH "Wipe Out Bullying" t-shirts.

The order deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018.

If you child was away on Wednesday, please have your child visit the office to pick up an order form from Mme Winland. (below is what the order form looks like)

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

God Bless.

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Our eyes are watching you! Art 7/8 was very patient and did a fantastic job on these eyes!

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Safety Reminder

Dear Parents,

The safety of all students at École OLPH is important to all of the staff.

All parents / visitors are required to check in at the office to collect a visitor badge prior to entering the hallways of École OLPH.

Thank you for attention to this matter.

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!

Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children ~ Wednesday, February 28 ~ St. John XXIII Catholic School

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More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury ~ March 1 ~ ABJ

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Has your child celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation???

Dear Parents,

Has your child celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?

There is still time to register your child for Confirmation on April 8th at 2:00pm or April 9th at 7:00pm this year. Confirmation is open to anyone Grade 6 or older.

Please note that there is a mandatory retreat day on March 11, 2018 from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Parents and children both attend this retreat day. The deadline for registrations has been extended to Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Please note: We are offering 3 evening sessions for those students Grade 9 and up. This program will be tailored to the older students.

If you have any questions, please contact Raylene: at the Parish Office 780-467-5470 or email at

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

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Girls Basketball Team!!!

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the girls basketball team who won Gold and to the boys basketball team for a well deserved third place at our École OLPH home tournament this past weekend.

Go Tigers Go!!!

God Bless!

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Grades 5 to 8

Dear Parents,

Join us Saturday, February 24 for the Grade 8 Voyage Quebec Pub Night!

Come out to Average Joe's for the Oil/Kings game - tickets are only $10 and we have a ton of fun planned.

Contact Julie @ (780) 975-9845 to purchase tickets!

Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Voyage Quebec Upcoming Events:

Bottle Drive - Only 2 left this season - Tuesday, February 20 & Wednesday, April 4

SIGN UP NOW for Feb 20 by contacting Geri Olney at

Pub Night Fundraiser - Saturday, February 24 - Average Joe's Sherwood Park

Silent Auction Donations (min value $100) need to be dropped off to Kim Bizuk by Sunday, February 11 - contact her at to make arrangements

Hot Lunch

Cycle 2 is underway now - please contact Tina Egilsson or Tracy From with any questions -

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


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 sixth District Challenge

for the month of February...

"Into the Wilderness"

Take the time to reflect and challenge

yourself about sacrificing for Lent.

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of March!!!

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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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