Raider's Weekly

Holy Redeemer Catholic School, April 29

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Mark Your Calendars:

Monday: (May 2)


  • Mental Health Capacity Builder at the School - all day
  • Grade 3 - Linking Generations visit
  • Fine Arts - Afterschool rehearsal - 3:00-5:00
  • Grades 1-4 Swim Safety and instructions (meeting in the School Gym)


Tuesday:

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

Wednesday:

  • EARLY DISMISSAL @ 1:40
  • Spirit Day - HAT Day
  • Hot Lunch - (Order Instructions below)
  • Family Wellness Worker - In school for the Morning

Thursday:

  • Mental Heath Capacity Builder - Laura Cormier - In the school
  • 7/8 Linking Generations - (IN School) - Potted plant building for Seniors
  • Kindergarten - Mother's Day Tea

Friday:

  • PD Day - No School
  • Have a great weekend!




School Sports and Events Calendar: Click Here

Chaplain's Message

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

Easter commemorates the central event in the Catholic church: the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which Catholics see as fulfilling the biblical prophecy of a messiah who would rise from the dead and give eternal life in heaven to those who believe in him. This is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

- Brant Driedger

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Wellness and Connections Corner

Our most sincere congratulations to Mrs. Sarah McCann...
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Don't forget to wear your hat for mental health on Wednesday...
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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.

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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Library Corner

Spring has sprung, and the library is ready!


I will be away next week, so there will be no book exchange. Students were able to check out an extra couple of books to keep them busy reading.


Have a wonderful week!!


~Mrs. Scoggins

Highlights from this past week

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

Indigenous Learning - April - AYIKIPISIM - Frog Moon

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The new month of April brings us the new moon called Frog Moon.


April is a time of reawakening and rebirth. Take time to breath deeply, to sit quietly, and feel the changes in Mother Earth as inspiration for renewal in yourself. Easter is a time of joyful hope and of new life for Christians throughout the world.


Mother Earth is awakening with new life all around us. A few weeks ago Pope Francis made a public apology for the trauma caused from the residential school system.


Pope Francis’ apology can draw us to renew our own path toward reconciliation through listening, learning, growing our personal understanding, and taking action to honour Indigenous peoples and cultures in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

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 @

News from the Ardrossan Community

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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.

Frog Moon - FAMILY Activities to do at home

Have you ever heard the sounds that frogs make outside? In traditional Cree and Metis communities, when the frogs would leave the stillness of the pond and start croaking, this was the time they knew they would begin preparing the land for the growing season.


Go for a walk outside to your special place, notice your surroundings. ... Crouch down like a seed and then sprout and grow taller and taller! How high can you reach?


Below are some fun things to try at home with your family.

How Does A Seed Become A Plant? | Backyard Science | SciShow Kids
How To Draw A Tree Frog
How To Draw A Cartoon Frog