Calendar Reminder

May 26- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, 12:00 pm

May 29 - No School, Memorial Day

May 31- Kindergarten Field Trip to Chuck E. Cheese; Fireworks Booth Meeting, 6:30 pm

June 1 - Last School Liturgy, 8:30 am; 8th Grade Awards & Dinner, 6:00 pm, Heritage Palms; Preschool Year End Celebration, 9:00 am

June 2- Minimum Day, 12 Noon Dismissal, Kindergarten Year End Celebration, 11:00 am; Last day of school for Kinder & 8th Grades

June 3- 8th Grade Graduation, 10:00 am in the church

June 5- 8th Grade Field Trip to Disneyland; 3rd Grade Field Trip to Fantasy Bowling Lanes

June 6 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Century 21 Movie Theatre

June 7- 6th Grade Field Trip to John's Incredible Pizza; 1st Grade Field Trip to Get Air

June 8 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Chuck E. Cheese; Year End Awards Assembly, 7:00 pm

June 9 - Last Day of School, 12 Noon Dismissal, No Extended Care, 3rd Trimester Awards Assembly, 10:45 am in the church

Dedication Mass

Thank you to all who attended our Dedication Mass and Ceremony for our new facilities. It was a special event for our school, preschool and church. Thank to Shea Family Charities for their generous gift!

Join Catholic Ministry for Story Time!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

45-299 Deglet Noor Street Indio 92201

We will meet in the 2 story building across from the Guadalupe Plaza at 9:20 (after 8:15 am Mass) on the following Sundays:

June 4th (Solemnity of Pentecost)

Activities will include stories, songs, and a craft project to give young children and their parents/caregivers* an opportunity to interact with the Gospel. This activity is designed for children up to 6 years old.

*Parents/caregivers are required to stay with their children during story time.

Would you like to help with this ministry? Contact Arlene Fair arlenefair@gmail.com

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by their peers to be their representative in the 2017-2018 OLPH Student Council! We are looking forward to working with our student leaders in the next school year.

Commissioner General---Nariel Munoz

Vice Commissioner General--Isabella Reed

Neo Flores---Finance

Secretary--Vy Ninh

Commissioner of Ecology--Vianca Terriquez

Commissioner of Activities--Christine Cao

8th Grade Commissioner at Large--Allan Martinez

6th Grade Commissioner at Large--Andrew Gonzalez

5th Grade Commissioner at Large--Adah Burgen

4th Grade Commissioner at Large--Daniela Castro

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Student Council who did an amazing job this year! You were awesome! Kudos to...Damian Montano, Audriannah Davila, Isabella Gil, Juliana Lopez, Jazmin Aguilar, Isabella Reed, Victoria Terriquez, Daniel Reed, and Vianca Terriquez

Thank you also to Mrs. Covarrubias, Student Council Moderator, for all you did to support and help our council. We are blessed!

Maintenance Day

We would to say a special "Thank You" to all our parent volunteers who worked hard cleaning our school last Saturday May 20. Your support in helping to maintain our facility and grounds is so appreciated! Thank you again to...

Mr. Luis Pinedo, Ms. Laura Castro, Mr. Jodi Molinar, Mr. Jose Alfaro, Ms. Angelica Alcazar, Mr. Antonio Rubio, Mr. Ricardo Briceno, Ms. Lorena Sterling, Mrs. Alisa Covarrubias, Mrs. Arlene Fair, Mrs. Nancy Munoz, Mr. Edmund Salazar, Ms. Diana Gonzalez, Mr. Adrian Davila

Nite @ the Races

Congratulations to Mrs. Fina Meraz who won the Las Vegas Vacation Getaway and to the Guerrero Family who won the Disneyland packet! We are so pleased that our winners were school families as there were many tickets sold. Our Nite @ the Races fundraiser was a huge success! We raised over $30,000 and gave away so many prizes! Thank you to our committee members-Ms. Aimee Stevens, Ms. Marcie Quintana, Ms. Sarah Romero, Ms. Celina Miller, Mr. Justin Berzon, Mrs. Jennifer Berzon, Mrs. Daniela Saenz, Mrs. Margaret Nieto, Mrs. Mary Rodriguez, Mrs. Diane Martinez and Mrs. Diane Arias. You did a great job organizing and preparing for this fundraiser. We are looking forward to another successful event next year!

We are very excited to offer an opportunity for enhancing your child's learning through our Summer School program. This program is designed to build academic skills in an informal social setting. Teachers will provide a full-day summer curriculum which offers enrichment classes in the subject areas of English and mathematics for your child's grade level. Summer School will begin Monday June 19 and continue until Friday July 28. Summer school hours are 8:00 am -2:45 pm. If you are interested in enrolling your child, feel free to stop by the office to pick up a packet or you may call the office at 347.3786 for more information.

You are all invited to....
All gifts will be given to Birth Choice of the Desert. It is not too late to respond by your RSVP. We hope you can attend.
Fireworks Booth

Our school was chosen by lottery to have a fireworks booth this summer. We are in need of volunteers. If you can assist us, service hours will be applied. There will be a meeting in the computer lab next Wednesday May 31 at 6:30 pm. We hope you are able to help and support OLPH School by working in the booth, which will be located at the Stater Brothers shopping center in Indio. Thank you!

This summer Mrs. Covarrubias will be offering a two week session in photoshop or computer coding. Only 15 spaces will be available. Register now and see Mrs. Covarrubias if you are interested. The session begins June 19th and will continue through June 30th, 12:45-2:45 pm.

Thank you Mrs. Williams!

Mrs. Nori Williams, our 3rd grade teacher, will be retiring this school year. Mrs. Williams came to us 15 years ago to share her love of education. It has been our pleasure to have Mrs. Williams here at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. She has shared her culture, her love for various foods, language, songs, and academics. Thank you Mrs. Williams for all you have given to support and educate our students. May God bless you as you move on and enjoy retirement.


*Begin your morning with prayer.

*Read every day to your child.

*Be courteous in the parking lot. Please park your vehicle and be observant of children.

*Turn in any outstanding balances due to keep your account current.

*Yearbooks are for sale in the office for $25.00. There is a limited supply left so don't forget to order yours.

*Registration packets were sent home. Remember to turn them in as soon as possible.

Ready for 7th Grade?

It's Spring! It is the perfect time to review your checklist for the 7th grade Tdap immunization requirement. Be prepared. Start planning to get your 6th grade student vaccinated in Spring or early summer-before the fall back-to-school rush! Perhaps a check-up before summer vacation is a good idea. For more information, visit the Website at www.Shotsforschools.org.

“With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.”- Pope Francis

Catholic Calendar

St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest & Companions, Martyrs


Saint Christopher Magallanes was joined in martyrdom by twenty-one diocesan priests and three devout laymen, all members of the Cristeros Movement, who rose up in rebellion against the anti-Catholic Mexican government during the 1920's. Having erected a seminary at Totatiche, he secretly spread the Gospel and ministered to the people. When imprisoned by the government authorities, he was heard to shout from his cell; "I am innocent and I die innocent. I forgive with all my heart those responsible for my death, and I ask God that the shedding of my blood serve the peace of our divided Mexico." Saint Christopher Magallanes was beatified in 1992 and canonized eight years later.

What’s Your Catholic I.Q.?

Last Question

The seventh commandment forbids:

a. shoplifting

b. vandalism

c. cheating

d. all of the above.

The correct answer is d. all of these.


Prayer Corner

Please pray for:

• Pope Francis

• Most Reverend Bishop Gerald Barnes

• Father Alex, Father Kien, Father John

• OLPH School & Parish Community

• World Leaders in all nations

• Those who are homeless, hungry, lonely and depressed

• For the sick, especially for Jonathan Valenzuela and Mrs. Mira Vasquez

• Peace among humanity

Our Lady of Perpetual Help pray for us and bless our school
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Ms. Diane Arias

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