January 13, 2020

Dear Parents,

Last summer, Mrs. Montes and I worked together on a proposal for a grant from Shea Homes.  I am happy to  share that we received notification today that we have been awarded the grant!
The overall campus renovations, including a Preschool, are projected to be $2,812,500, of which  Shea Homes has granted us $2,250,000.   Our fundraising efforts will focus on the remaining $562,500.  This is an incredible gift to receive these campus improvements at only a 20% cost to us. 
With a very grateful heart to Shea Homes, on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, we give thanks to God for this wonderful blessing.

Donna Lauro

The participation of all our families is essential to the success of Springfest 2020... especially NOW!

 Any financial support through sponsorship or underwriting makes a considerable difference in achieving our goals for the event. 


Donation ideas to consider:  

Scrip, especially restaurant gift cards

Gift Certificates to your favorite gym, hair salon, nail salon, restaurant, retail store, etc.

Travel certificates

Home service certificates such as painting, cleaning, landscaping

Pet services such as dog grooming, boarding, daycare

Themed baskets

Child friendly items/certificates

WINE - we are happily accepting wine donations, bottles valued at a minimum of $20 please - 

February First Friday coffee is the official wine drop day!

Thank you for your consideration, donation, and support of VISION 2020!

We would like to recognize our students who are growing as REGAL Celtics. So, we will be focusing on one Schoolwide Learning Expectation (SLE) each month.   

Our SLEs describe what every OLPH student should know, understand, value, and be able to do by their 8th grade graduation. All students are developing into REGAL Celtics. 

This month we begin with  Responsible Citizen . We are asking students to demonstrate how to be Responsible Citizens. Responsible Citizens make good choices, think before they act, show kindness, empathy, and compassion when helping care for others, accept accountability for their actions, and recognize, appreciate, and use their God-given talents. Teachers will submit student names for recognition who have exhibited qualities of Responsible Citizenship.   Students who demonstrate these characteristics will receive recognition. We are very proud of our REGAL Celtics.
Monthly Focus
January:  Responsible Citizen
February : Effective Communicator
March :     Global Ambassador
April :       Active Faith-Filled Catholic
May :        Lifelong Learner


Fund for All OLPH presents:   Tax Credit Scholarship Training

Tuesday, January 14th  
6:00-7:00 pm 
Session will be in the STEAM lab.

Tax-Based Scholarship...All private school students qualify, Switcher, Corporate, Disabled/Displaced

Presenter:  Tim Kuhn, AZ Tuition Connection


Winter means celebrating a nice warm holiday and a poppin' New Year, so let's get this New Year started with helping 7th grade with their Feed my Starving Children fundraiser! 

On Friday Morning, January 17th, 7th grade will be selling popcorn and hot chocolate for 1 dollar each. 

So go crazy for some cocoa and popcorn this Friday morning!


The students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade had a presentation on Wednesday, December 18th, from notMYkid on  INTERNET SAFETY.

They were informed on the advantages and disadvantages to popular social media platforms, online predators, privacy and GPS settings, unhealthy online behaviors, technology addiction and digital footprints.  

We invite you to join us for a parent presentation on Cyber Safety for Families on January 22, 2020. 


The results of the student survey are complete. Thank you to all of our students who have shared their perspective with us. What you think matters to us and helps us to improve our school. Here is a look at what our students have said that they love about Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School:
"I like praying and learning about new stuff" ~ OLPH Pre-Kindergarten student
"I like that it is a Catholic school." ~ OLPH 2nd grade student

"I love my teachers they know my brothers and I and I feel close to my friends and God and Jesus. I love this school it feels like home I love my classes I love everything in this school and I am so happy that my parents put me in a Catholic School." ~ OLPH 5th grade student

"I like this school for many reasons but the main reason is that everyone really grows in their faith and closer to God. I hope to keep learning more about my faith. And teaching others about God."
~ OLPH 8th grade student

Parents are invited to accompany their child in the Atrium for this very special Enrollment Prayer Service if possible.
If you child will attend CGS in the Atrium on:
Tuesday, January 28:
3B parents, please arrive by 1:45pm

Wednesday, January 29:
3A  parents, please arrive by 1:45pm

Children will go back to their homerooms for regular dismisal.

If you are unable to attend the Enrollment Prayer Service, any significant person in your child's life is invited to come in you place; if that is not possible, know that the catechists will support your child in your absence.


Orders are due by February 21, 2020. 
The price per yearbook is $35.

School Pay Code: 041227


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"  (make sure you do this for each of your children)
  • Click on your child's name
  • Click on the "lunch items..." date you want to place order
  • Select items 
  • Scroll down and 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. There will be no extra food purchased so if your order is not received, you must pack a lunch for your child.


Chili Chef's  for the OLPH
2nd Annual "Take the Chill Off" Chili Cook-off

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

For more information on Chili competition rules & requirements or to pre-register your chili entry,  please contact Ginnie at  480-874-3751  by Feb. 6, 2020.

... for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, especially for Sr. Marian Grace and all those who served here at OLPH, in thanksgiving for all they have done for our school

... 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 John Mulligan, may he rest in peace; and for comfort for the Paul family as they mourn their loss (grandpa to Aileen and Hazen Paul)

... for healing for Luke Madson and a quick recovery from his surgery

... for Mary Lou Uttariello, may she rest in peace; and for her family as they mourn their loss

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

... for Chris Perkins, may he rest in peace; and for comfort for his family as they mourn their loss (Carson, 2018 and Casey, 2019)

... for Andrew Aranda, may he rest in peace; and for his family and friends as they mourn his loss



January 13
January 14
Papa John's Pizza Day
January 14
ATC Tuition Scholarship Training, 6-7 PM
January 17
Hot chocolate and popcorn $1 each
January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 22
Cyber Safety parent presentation
January 26
Catholic Schools Week begins
Open House 9:30 - 11:30 AM
January 28
CGS Prayer Service, 1:45pm for 3B parents and students

January 29
CGS Prayer Service, 1:45pm for 3A parents and students
January 31
Modern Market Night
February 7
8th Grade Coffee House
February 20
Wildflower Night


Bricks 4 Kidz - starts January 17th

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.