This Week at École OLPH School
September 16 to 20
Our Mission Statements
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.
Many "Thank you's" are needed this week!!!
Thank you to everyone who were able to attend our "Meet the Staff" evening on Wednesday, September 11. It was wonderful to meet so many of our new families and reconnect with our current families.
Thank you, as well, to our School Council, OLPH Parish, and Strathcona County Boys & Girls Club for sharing your wonderful information with all of our school community.
Thank you to our Team Tigers for your help make our "Meet the Staff" event even more successful.
Last but not least, Thank you to all of our parent Volunteers from the Corn Roast / L'Épluchette who helped our kids fill their bellies with some wonderful corn!!!
I have been in contact with Strathcona County with regards to the construction in front of the school. They have assured us that construction should be completed soon.
The parking lot exit will be continually monitored and gravel will be added if needed to retain a safe exit for all until the completion of the construction.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
A Reading From The Gospel for Sunday, September 15, 2019
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."
So he told them this parable: "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?
When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost."
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance."
The Gospel of the Lord.
Weekly Events at École OLPH
- Say "Cheese" ~ School Picture Day ~ 9:00 a.m.
- Cross Country Running Practice ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17
- Grade 5J ~ Wetlands Field Trip to the Blackfoot Elk Island Natural Area ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18
- Cross Country Running Practice ~ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 19
- Cross Country Running Race ~ GARC - Sherwood Park ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20
- Grade 5B ~ Wetland Field Trip to the Blackfoot Elk Island Natural Area ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Grade 5G ~ Wetlands Field Trip to the Blackfoot Elk Island Natural Area ~ 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Terry Fox School Run
The annual Terry Fox School Run is coming up on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This year our school has a goal of raising $1,850.00 or $5.00 a student.
All donations may be brought to the school office and place in our Terry Fox Collection Bin.
The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation, with $0.82 cents of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.
You can donate online by visiting our school fundraising page http://www.terryfox.ca/OurLadyofPerpetualHelp or by simply giving your child (children) $5.00 to bring before Run Day.
For more information, please visit www.terryfox.org
École OLPH Yearbooks
The École OLPH Yearbooks from last year (2018-2019) have arrived and were passed out on Thursday, September 5th.
If your child would like a copy of last year's yearbook, we have a few extra for sale at the office for $27 on a first come, first served basis. (cash or cheque payable to EICS only)
Please contact Mme Winland or Mme McRobert in the school office if you would like a copy.
Art Supplies Needed
We are in need of 40 Coca Cola (regular, diet or Coke Zero)
500 ml plastic bottles (preferably with the lid) for an art option project.
Please rinse them out and bring them in a bag to Mme Winland at the school office or to Mme Gagnon in her classroom
Merci! Thank you so much!
Hot Lunch Information
OLPH School Council offers a weekly hot lunch program every year. The program is split into two sessions running Sept-Jan and Feb- June. Every year, the Grade 8 Fundraising committee runs the program as their largest fundraiser towards their Quebec trip.
Below, we have included a letter with instructions on how you order your child's hot lunch through our Muncha Lunch system: www.munchalunch.com
If you have never ordered through the school, you will need to set up an account which is outlined in the letter.
Ordering for the fall session opens on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. and will close on Sunday, September 22nd. The first hot lunch is on Wednesday, September 25th.
Thank you for your support,
OLPH School Council
Voyage Quebec Fundraising Committee
École OLPH - Cross Country Running Team
École OLPH Running Club Members
Jaxin J., Pedro S., Oscar V.,
Morgan F., Olivia V., Meghan B.,
Matt V., Xavier B., Maya M.F.,
Natasha R., Kobe C., Dechlan S.,
Jorja J., Nevaeh H., Jefferson C.,
Marrin J., and Josh P.
Come cheer on our students at their first race on Thursday, September 29, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Glen Allen Rec Centre in Sherwood Park.
We would love to see you there!
School Council Corner
To keep informed of school events, please us on Facebook & Instagram: @olphschoolcouncil
We would like to invite parents to come our first school council meeting at OLPH on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library where we will be voting on the adoption of new bylaws governing OLPH School Council to reflect it's current operation and compliance with Alberta legislation. Hope to see you there.
Please come and visit our table at "Meet the Staff" on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for more information!
Yearly Permission Required!!!
Please take a moment and log into your PowerSchool account to acknowledge the following documents:
- Responsible Use of Technology Agreement
- EICS One to One Usage Agreement
- EICS Low Risk Field Trip Annual Consent Form
- Locker Use Agreement
How to Complete Forms
- Go to https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca
- Log in
- Click on Yearly Consent
- Select your answer from the drop down menu.
- Click Submit for each section.
- 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!!!
School Fees & Fee Waiver Program
Please be advised that all school fees will be posted on your child’s PowerSchool account by Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
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
End of Day Procedures
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.
Grade 8 ~ Voyage Quebec Trip
All fees will be applied to your child's PowerSchool account by next Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
If you any of your questions or concerns, please contact M. Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-467-5631.
Parents of Teens - Sherwood Park Support Group
Parenting a teen or tween is tough and the struggle can be real or definitely feel real. Here is a local parenting support group where parents can go gain support, understand development and how to parent these "almost-adults-but-still-our-babies" human beings. Feel free to check out this low-cost parenting support group. All the details are included in this poster.
You are also more than welcome to come chat with me. My role at OLPH is to support children and their families to be the best they can be, especially around social-emotional well-being. Being a teenager can be a difficult chapter and I am happy to be a landing spot for these students to come and chat with. But I am also here for parents and guardians to gain support and a clearer understanding of their child's development. I truly believe "it takes a village to raise a child" and it is my honour to be a part of your child's village.
Have a wonderful day!
Mme Simone Moniz
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.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation for Your Child. Usually celebrated in grade 6 around 11-12 years of age.
Parent Orientation & Registration Meeting for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at OLPH Church.
Please bring your child’s Baptism Certificate and $25 registration fee (covers preparation books/materials). Children do not attend this meeting.
You will take home your family workbook to work on together at home and also register your child for preparation class dates/retreats.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Natalie Lavigne at the OLPH Parish office 780-467-5470.
OLPH Parish Bulletin - Week of September 15, 2019
Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Bulletin for Sunday, September 15, 2019.