Raider's Weekly

Holy Redeemer Catholic School, March 18

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Mark Your Calendars:

Monday:

  • Grade 3 - Linking Generations Visit (In School)
  • Mental Heath Capacity Builder - Laura Cormier - In
  • Fine Arts Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00
  • Book Fair STARTS!!, Yay!

Tuesday:

  • Parent Council Meeting- Virtual @630 - link below
  • Fine Arts - Choreographer coming in

Wednesday:

  • Hot Lunch - (Order Instructions below)
  • Parent Teacher Student 3 -way conferences (3-8pm - Don't forget to book)

Thursday:

  • Mental Heath Capacity Builder - Laura Cormier - In
  • Grade 7/8 Linking Generations
  • Fine-Arts - After School choreography & Rehearsal

Friday:

  • Happy Friday - No School in lieu of Interviews - Enjoy your weekend


School Sports and Events Calendar: Click Here

Faith Corner

Liturgical Season of Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides for a 40-day fast (Sundays are excluded), in imitation of Jesus Christ's fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.


Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

First Communion Sacrament

Please join us in congratulating our Winter First Communicants as they celebrated their first Eucharist this past Sunday at OLPH Parish.


* If you have a family member seeking sacrament information, Please contact Natalie Lavigne at the church for information. She is taking registrations for the spring communicants now.

Support for Ukraine

As a Division, Elk Island Catholic Schools will be raising funds to help supply food in Ukraine. Donations may be made through your parent portal. Further information can be found below.


Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns. 780-922-4522

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3 - Way Conferences - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

In order to honour everyone's comfort we will continue with virtual conferences but have also added the option of being in person at the school for k-5 Students.


Your Booking options are listed below. Please select the appropriate link.


  • VIRTUAL (K-5) (3:00-5:30)
https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code/9xxd3


  • IN PERSON (K-5 Only) (5:30-8:00)

https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code/vztbz



  • Gr. 7&8 - BOOKINGS (3:00-8:00) (all bookings will be virtual)
https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code/9xxd3




If you are experiencing any trouble, please call Tess at the office for assistance. 780-922-4522.

2021/22 Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey

2021/22 Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey

Thank you once again for completing the EICS Assurance survey. All surveys have now been completed.


If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may have received a survey from Alberta Education to complete as a parent. This survey closes March 25th. Students in Grades 7 and 10 will also complete these surveys as well.

School FEES - Now Due

Please take a moment to log-in to your parent portal and check out your school fees as some fees have been added for Semester 2 Programming and are now due.
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Library Corner

READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!


Our book fair is back!!


March 22nd- March 24th our book fair will be back in the school!


The book fair will be set up in the library, on Tuesday, classes will be able to come down and preview the fair. During recess and lunch, students who have money to purchase from the book fair can come down and shop.


On Wednesday, March 23, from 6-8pm, parents can come down to the book fair when they are at the school for interviews. Or even just to come say hi and check out fair, it will be great to see you.


You also have the choice to shop online. Our Holy Redeemer link is

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5163761


If you have any questions, feel free to email me at tracy.scoggins@eics.ab.ca


Thank you for your continuous support,


Mrs. Scoggins

Basketball News

Congrats to our GIRLS and BOYS Basketball Teams for a fantastic season! Our Girls placed Bronze in Division Finals and our Boys placed Gold in division finals!! YAY! Go-Raiders-Go!

Highlights from this past week

Please enjoy the following pics from the week....

Nutrition Program

If you are interested in volunteering, Please reach out to Aimee Fontaine at: aimee.fontaine@eics.ab.ca

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School Attendance

A reminder for all families that the AHS Daily Assessment needs to be completed and actioned each morning prior to coming to school. If your child is experiencing symptoms Please choose:


  1. Flu-like symptoms If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms

  2. Other illness or injury If they are experiencing symptoms that you do not deem to be flu-like, or your child has a medical appointment.

  3. Parent excused If your child is experiencing no symptoms at all, please choose this. The parent excused absence should only be chosen if you are keeping your child home for a reason that does not pertain to a medical issue. (ex. dance competition)


The child’s attendance is a parent’s indication that this has been completed and the child is able to come to school. Once this messaging is sent out, we should not normally be following up with parents who select parent excused as an absence code.

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)


Please join us for our PAC meeting Tuesday, March 22nd @ 6:30 pm – all parents/caregivers are welcome to join. Some important topics on the agenda include:


1) Spring Fundraising

2) PAC Supported outdoor improvements


Join Google Meeting: meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu


Please see our webpage for more information on meetings:

https://hr.eics.ab.ca/parents/school-council


You can also join our Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2771698989741265/?ref=share

PAC Plant SALE Fundraiser

This afternoon, your children have come home with the following plant sale fundraiser information sheet. For your convenience, ordering may be placed through the HEALTHY HUNGER @

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Release

Common Topics and Quick Links

OLPH Parish

https://www.olph.ca/


  1. A Reminder about spring registration for First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion INCLUDING a special invitation for family whose children age 7-10 are not yet Baptized. We have special preparation available for those families so the little ones can be welcomed in Baptism during the Easter season then go on to celebrate the other sacraments with their classmates. Please share widely in your classrooms! A direct invitation from the grade 2-4 teachers would be extremely helpful.
  2. Invitations for two different adult Faith Formation opportunities being offered in April by the parish GiFT Committee (Growing in Faith Together.) Please share with all EICS staff and parents. You do not need to be an OLPH parishioner to participate.
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