January 6, 2020

Welcome back everyone!
I write this with a tremendous amount of gratitude for your generosity to me and to our staff during this Christmas season. The gifts, baked goods, notes, and cards really mean so much and help to make my Christmas extra special.
May all of God's blessings be yours in 2020.
Warmest thanks,
Donna Lauro

Dear Parents,

Mark your calendar and save the date for Springfest VISION 2020.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is hosting its annual Springfest fundraising event on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Parents and guests are invited to join us for an evening of great food and fun, featuring a silent and live auction on the OLPH campus.

The participation of all our families is essential to the success of Springfest 2020. Any financial support through sponsorship or underwriting make a considerable difference in achieving our goals for the event. 

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

Donna Lauro


Our school Mass this morning began with a tribute to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, feast day January 4th. At OLPH we are particularly thankful to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, especially Sr. Marian Grace. The sisters served our school and parish for over 60 years.


Where:   Social Tap Eatery 
When:   Monday, Jan 13th @ 5:30pm 

Join us in Old Town Scottsdale at Social Tap to watch the National Championship game. Festivities begin at 5:30pm and kick-off is at 6pm. There's no cost to come and join us and 20% of all proceeds will be donated back to the OLPH Dad's Club. 

Social Tap Eatery
4312 N Brown Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Q uestions:


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


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. 

"Every staff member at OLPH is committed to helping each child grow. The community is like no other and unbelievably supportive-every question is answered with patience and kindness."
We continue to review the results of the parent survey as part of our self-study process. Respondents felt that the school's communication with parents is effective with 99% reading the weekly school newsletter and 92% feeling informed of the school activities.   Suggestions for different ways to communicate with shareholders were included and will be considered. Thank you for your feedback!
Students and staff have now completed surveys, so watch for a summary of those results coming soon.   

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:
Class 3B with Ms. Erin Campbell in the Good Shepherd Atrium, 
parents arrive by 1:45pm

Class 3B with Ms. Marty O'Bryan in the Vines & Branches Atrium, 
parents arrive by 1:45pm

Wednesday, January 29:
Class 3A with Ms. Theresa Woodley in the Good Shepherd Atrium, 
parents arrive by 1:45pm

Class 3A with Ms. Erin Campbell in the Vines & Branches Atrium, 
parents 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.
Please remember that all paperwork, i.e. Wine tasting forms, Baptism Certificates, and Sponsor Forms, are due to be turned in by January 10, 2020 to your child's teacher or catechist. 


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.

... 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 comfort and peace for Cruz Gomez; she is in hospice care with kidney failure

...   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 10
First Friday Coffee at drop-off
January 13
January 14
Papa John's Pizza Day
January 14
ATC Tuition Scholarship Training, 6-7 PM
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 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.