Raiders Weekly

January 10, 2021

WELCOME BACK !!!!

We are SO excited to start in class studies again on Monday, January 11, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing all staff and students back in school.


*Important reminder*

Please review the COVID re-entry information and screening guidelines prior to returning to Holy Redeemer on Monday.


https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics

Alberta Health Services - COVID Guidelines

These new Guidelines come into effect on Monday, November 2, 2020.


Alberta Health Services has updated their Daily Checklist and stay at home requirements when your child falls ill. Please refer to these documents for daily screening or should your child become ill, particular to the highlighted areas.


We recommend you print off the above list to use daily before your child leaves for school.


AHS Changed Guidelines Effective November 2, 2020


Daily Checklist for Children Under 18


PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY WITH ABSENCES AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE IF LEAVING A MESSAGE. THANK YOU

EICS and Holy Redeemer Re-Entry Handbook

Faith Corner

In today's Gospel, we read about a man called John the Baptist. John went all around the countryside in Judea telling people to turn from their sin and to ask God for forgiveness. After they repented of their sin and received God's forgiveness, John baptized them in the river Jordan. They were baptized to show others that God had forgiven their sins and washed them clean. God's forgiveness had given them a fresh start in life.

Jesus himself was baptized by John, and he commanded us to go into the all the world and make disciples, teaching them all that he taught us, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because Jesus commanded it, the church still baptizes people today. When we see someone baptized, it shows the world that their sins have been forgiven and they have been given a fresh start in life through Christ Jesus.

God's forgiveness gives us a fresh start. Let us make the most of it as we live a new life in Christ.


Upcoming events ...

  • Monday, January 11 - All in school classes resume

  • Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. - Parent/School Council Meeting - Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

  • Thursday, January 28 - Report Cards go live

Nature Kindergarten

Check out our AMAZING adventures with our outdoor Nature Kindergarten program at Holy Redeemer!

Registration will be opening SOON !!!

Spots do fill up quickly so please be sure to stay tuned for more information.


If you have any questions, please call the school directly or email our Nature Kindergarten teacher Stephanie Spilchak at stephanie.spilchak@eics.ab.ca


You can also follow along with our Nature Kindergarten Instagram Account @naturekinders

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Nature Kindergarten Fun !

Nature Kindergarten doing what they do best ! Spending time outside, enjoying the great the many fun activities in the courtyard !

Grandfather Teaching for the Month of January

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S'more Day !!!

With the Wonderful December weather we had, On December 21 our students all had the opportunity to participate with S'more Day ! Please take a look at the pictures from many of our classes and enjoy!

Stuff a Stocking Advent Challenge

Thank you for all those families and individuals who donated to such a worthy cause. Holy Redeemer raised $875 for this event. Way to go Raiders !!!!

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Please feel free to join our Holy Redeemer Parent/Student Council Facebook group. This is a private group for our school community only.


Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council Facebook Group

Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council website page


No meeting in December

Virtual meeting dates are:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20 , 2021 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 at 6:30 pm


Please use the following Google Meet link for all of our meetings this school year:

meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

2019-2020 Yearbook Update

Great News!


Your Parent Council is in the process of finishing up the 2019-2020 yearbook and they will be available for purchase in January.


What a great keepsake to look back on the wonderful and unusual year that it was!

Stay tuned for more information in the new year.

Wellness Corner

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Story time with Mrs. Scoggins our school Librarian

On Friday, the Grade 1 class was fortunate to have Mrs. Scoggins read to them virtually.
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Library Corner

Happy New Year and Welcome Back ! I hope everyone had a wonderful break !


Please remember to bring back ALL your library books this week.

This includes grade 7 & 8’s who are returning as well.


Thank you

Mrs. Scoggins


Nutrition Program Menu for January 2021

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Ham & Turkey pick-up

Once again a HUGE Thank You go out to Aimee Fontaine and her family for organizing the ham/turkey pick up. Not only did Aimee and her family hand out the food to our families, they made special deliveries to families and staff who were not able to be at school. Thank You Aimee !
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OLPH Parish

Please take a look at the below link for all our updated 2021 Confirmation Preparation program that include Registration forms, schedules, requirements and fees.


2021 Confirmation Preparation Program


This Week at OLPH


Sacrament Information

GrACE November Newsletter

Please find below the link to our newsletter


GrACE November Newsletter

Fee Waiver Program 2020-21

Under the principle that finances should not be a barrier to a child's education, Elk Catholic Schools will waive fees for independent students or parents/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances. If you qualify, you may apply using the attached application for a waiver for the following fees:


-Eligible Transportation Fees

-Instructional Material Fees

-Basic Course Fees

-Instructional Activity Fees


EICS 2020-2021 School Fees Information


Fee Waiver Program Application 2020-2021


When you have completed the forms required, please submit them directly to the school.

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