February 10, 2020


Vision 2020


Please indicate your School Family Name in the special requests box when purchasing tickets or sponsorships.  Every class that has 20% participation in VISION 2020 will receive a FREE DRESS DAY on Friday, March 6th!


S choolwide  L earning  E xpectation focus:  
Responsible Citizen

The following students were recognized last week at Mass for exhibiting the characteristics of a Responsible Citizen during the last two weeks of January.
  • make good choices
  • think before they act
  • help and take care of others
  • accept accountability for their actions
  • recognize, appreciate, and use their God-given talents

Savvy O'Donnell, Silver O'Donnell
Devon Stahl
Olivia Decio,  Nolan Steele 
Kara Hennigan, Jordan Heilig
Logan Stahl, Andrew Allen
Dominic DeRuvo, Calvin Bopp, Elliot Currasco,  Rossi Henderson

May Yates, Austin Liburdi, Aileen Paul, Soledad Tumialan,  Mattie-Mae Murphy, Gabriel Aguirre, Maria Stanius
Kolbe Morgan,  Collin Pezzuto
Kiki Halpin, Sarah Richards, Anderson Park,  Chris Cooper, Emmy Mazza , Jack Coury , Thompson Silkey , Brishen Ehmann, Matthew Schettino, Theresa Piazza
Amore Lanese, Jordan Gauthier,  Jack Kireopoulos

Congratulations to our Regal Celtics!

Our February focus will be Effective Communicator.

Our school relies on the professional expertise of all of our staff members working together to fulfill our school mission. The current staff includes 24 teachers, 4 teacher aides, an extended day/lunch coordinator, an administrative assistant, an admissions/financial aid coordinator, a guidance counselor, a health office coordinator, a development director/technology coordinator, a dean of students, and an assistant principal for curriculum and instruction all under the competent leadership of our school principal.
In the recent staff survey for our self study, 100% of the staff indicated that the Catholic faith is clearly a priority among the administration and staff, and that the classrooms have a pleasant, welcoming, Catholic environment. Student safety in and outside the classroom was also shown in the survey to be a high priority for all of the staff. In the area of job effectiveness, the staff rated the school as effective in providing them with the support as well as the materials and equipment that they need to do their jobs. In addition to affirming these areas of strength, the staff survey has also given us important information on areas for continued growth and improvement. We are so grateful for such a dedicated school staff!


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate the City of Scottsdale is hosting an art contest for youth. 
The theme for the contest is "The Art of the Tree" to coincide with many other tree related activities they are hosting this spring.
This contest is for K-12 aged students attending a Scottsdale school or a resident of Scottsdale.
Art in any medium is accepted. Whether your child is a sculptor, creative writer, painter, cartoonist, dancer, musician, photographer or use any other method to create art, this is the contest for them. 


No School February 14th!

            PRESIDENTS DAY

              No School February17th!


Back for 2020!  The largest event in Arizona designed, developed and delivered by high school girls for middle school girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 92% of middle school girls who attend tell us they are inspired to work harder in school.  Every middle school girl receives a goody bag and priceless engagement with high school mentors.
Held at Xavier College Preparatory on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 1 to 3PM.

This is not a school sponsored field trip.
Chaperones and transportation must be considered.


First Reconciliation Retreat
Saturday, February 22
8:45-12:00 noon,  start in the Church

First Reconciliation 
Monday, February 24
6:00 PM in the Church


Everyone who rides the school bus must fill out a bus registration and have an emergency card on file with the bus driver.  

Every rider must be charged a registration fee through FACTS.  

We do not sell bus coupons for daily use.  

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


You're invited to take the Winter Chill Off at the 2nd Annual OLPH Chili Cook-off! 

 Come on out on Saturday evening, February 15 at 5:30 PM in Padre Kino Hall for a hot time, as delicious homemade chili samples and all the fixin's will be available to tantalize your taste buds.  

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 13th. 

Email  Ginnie Weingartner  or call 480-874-3751. 


Orders must be placed by Thursday at midnight  for the following week.
  • Login to your FACTS Family  (ParentsWeb)  account  (district code ol-az)
  • Select "Student"
  • Select "Lunch"
  • Select "Create Web Order"  - each child separate
  • Click on your child's name
  • Click on the "lunch items..." date you want to place order
  • Select items 
  • Click on "Submit Order" to complete your order
  • Follow the instructions to pay for your order.
Please check your lunch calendar in FACTS Family Portal to ensure that your order has been placed. 

... for the repose of the soul of Zachary Guerrero, class of 2013, and for comfort for his mom, dad, and sister

... for Jacqueline Markus, Kylie Popa's grandma, may she rest in peace and for Kylie Popa's family as they mourn their loss

... for healing for Henry Simon

... for the passing of Josie Miotke's uncle,  Frank Soto, may his soul be at peace.

... for the passing of Cruz Gomez; may her soul be at peace.

... for healing for Mollye Taylor, Mrs. Purcell's mom, as she recovers from surgery


February 11
Spring Sports  Mandatory Parent, Player, Coach Meeting
4:30 PM in the Gym
February 11 Papa John's Pizza Day
February 13
End of Trimester
February 13
Sports Awards Party, 6 PM in the Gym
February 14
No School
February 15
OLPH Parish Chili Cook-Off, 5:30 PM in Padre Kino
February 17
No School
February 20
Wildflower Night
February 21
Yearbook orders are due, School Pay Code 041227
February 22
First Reconciliation Retreat, 8:45 AM in the Church
February 24
First Reconciliation, 6 PM in the Church
February 26
Arizona Tuition Connection Scholarship Session 8:30 AM
February 26
Ash Wednesday Mass 10 AM
February 29
VISION 2020!


Golf Squad  - starts  February 21st

"Golf Squad at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is for both new and  continuing students and provides weekly opportunities for your child to learn the technical swing mechanics (i.e. putting, chipping, full swing, etc.) as well as the social skills required to enjoy golf, the clubs, and golf course (i.e. vocabulary, etiquette, rules, history, etc.) all under the instruction of an LPGA or PGA Professional. 

Golf is a very challenging and fun sport that can lead to college scholarships.  So start early and start now...boys and girls!  Even if your child already plays, it is great to enjoy weekly, convenient lessons from the pro. ( Click Here to read more on how and why your child can benefit from continuing professional, golf practice with Golf Squad at your school.)

Below is the Our Lady of Perpetual Help School specific link with additional info and online registration:

We look forward to building the foundation to enjoy golf for a lifetime together!"

Our Lady of Perpetual Help  Catholic School   

Our school is a community of  Jesus' disciples growing in
knowledge, love, and service.
We are committed to  academic excellence,  loving one another, and  serving people beyond ourselves.