Raider's Weekly

Holy Redeemer Catholic School, May 6

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Mark Your Calendars:

Monday: (May 9)


  • Mental Health Capacity Builder at the School - all day
  • Grade 3 - Linking Generations visit
  • Fine Arts - Afterschool rehearsal - 3:00-5:00


Tuesday:

  • Family Wellness Worker - AM Only
  • Grade 7 & 8 - Japan Cultural Centre in school presentation
  • Grade 1 - 4 Swimming Lessons (12:30-2:00)


Wednesday:

  • Hot Lunch - (Order Instructions below)
  • Family Wellness Worker - In school for the Morning


Thursday:

  • Mental Heath Capacity Builder - Laura Cormier - In the school
  • Fine Arts - Afterschool rehearsal - 3:00-5:00


Friday:

  • Junior University Grade 1-4
  • Japan Cultural Centre Coming
  • Have a great weekend!


Up-coming Dates:

  • Track & Field day - Thursday, May 19 - Grades 4-8


School Sports and Events Calendar: Click Here

Chaplain's Message

Christ is Risen! Indeed he is Risen! The Easter liturgical season and Springtime invites us to reflect on new life. St. Paul teaches us that in belonging to Christ we become like Christ and hold a new status in God's eyes because of the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. How are we called to respond to this gracious gift? We have been called to more.... we have been called to live for others- we bring about the Kingdom of God in the here in now. Let us pray for one another, be kind to one another, assume generously, and most importantly, above all else love one another.

BOTTLE DRIVE

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TRACK & FIELD

Track and Field for Grades 4-8 has been scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at SAP (Strathcona Athletic Park) - behind Bev Facey Composite High School.

FINE ARTS PRESENTS

Please support our Fine Arts program by celebrating our students' success by attending one of their showings to their play, Beauty and The Beast on June 2nd or June 3rd. There are day-time and evening performances available for purchase @ $5.00 per ticket.
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Wellness and Connections Corner

Our most sincere congratulations to Mrs. Sarah McCann...
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School FEES - PAST 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. Some outstanding fees include:


  • Junior University k-4
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Foods (7,8)
  • Locker Use Fee (5-8)
  • Technology Use Fee - K-3


**These fees were not added at the start of they year and may have been missed - Please review your parent portal.


Please note, Badminton and Drumheller fees will be ready for payment in the next week or so.

Highlights from this past week

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

Grade 5 Science

Rec and Leadership - Rock Climbing

Swimming

Kindergarten - Mother's Day Tea

Spread the Word

We still have a few spots left in our 2022 / 2023 Nature Kindergarten program - Tell your friends all about it and help us grow our school community through this amazing program!!!
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Support for Ukraine

Over the past number of weeks, the entire EICS community has opened their hearts and shared with the EICS Support for Ukraine initiative. From friendship bracelets to school bake sales and art shows, a total of $22, 845.50. These funds have directly supported our sister school in Ukraine to help supply food and other necessities for those seeking refuge. So thankful to our amazing EICS community.


We are now beginning our second wave of fundraising initiatives to help support the refuge families who have arrived in our EICS Communities. Parents can donate at the link BELOW.


https://www.studentquickpay.com/eics/MyAccount/Main.aspx

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Want to do More to help?? Become a HOST FAMILY

Are you looking to Host or Sponsor a refuge or refuge family from Ukraine???? Please consider checking out this link below and praying it over with your family.


BECOME A HOST


OR Click here to check out some of the other initiatives and options offered through the county.

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Spice Retreat

Mrs. Cossey and Ms. Twohey recently attended the SPICE (Sharing Purpose in Catholic Education) retreat where the theme was the art of accompaniment. The keynote speaker was David Wells who talked about how we can accompany our students, parents, colleagues, family etc. As a Catholic school we pride ourselves in the calling we have been given by God to educate your children, be present, and accompany them shoulder to shoulder on our journey together. A quote from David Wells, "Nothing you can do will make God love you more. God made you in the palm of his hand. You are just the way you were meant to be".

Nutrition Grant

Below is the May Menu...
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Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)


Please join us for our PAC meeting - May 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m.– 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 @

Indigenous Moon Calendar

This month, it is leaf budding moon, (SAKIPAKAWIPISIM) in the Cree calendar. At this time of year, we are all encouraged to go outside and appreciate the trees beginning to bud and leaves starting to to present. Can you feel the beauty of this creation? How have the leaves changed since the winter? Go for a walk to your special place, notice and feel your surroundings.
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Community Partnerships

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GrACE Summit - 2022

The 2022 Annual GrACE Summit will take place on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

For registration and program information, please click on the following poster: Grace Summit 2022

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NEW! 2022-2023 School Year Calendar - Approved by EICS

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.
Pope Francis Easter Blessing

In this address, he prays with us for peace in war torn countries and for reconciliation, among many other things.