Raiders Weekly

October 11, 2020


Thanksgiving Day is a special day each year when we stop to realize the many blessings that lie in everyday living. Let us remember to keep the spirit of thankfulness throughout the year, and greet each day in the spirit of gratefulness. We wish our families a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

** IMPORTANT ** Alberta Health Services NEW Updates

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.

AHS Daily Checklist

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

How Long to Stay Home from School

Answers to frequently asked questions on how long your child should stay home from school should they become ill.

Upcoming events ...

Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving (no school for staff and students)

Tuesday, October 27 - Picture Re-take day

Wednesday, November 4 - Early Dismissal

Sunday, November 8 - Catholic Education Week

OCTOBER is the Month of the ROSARY

October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary! The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary.

The holy rosary is a prayer in which we meditate on the life of Jesus. Because of the mission that Mary received from God, her life was closely tied to Jesus. Mary’s Immaculate Heart was always focused on the life of her son Jesus. When we pray the rosary, we are asking Mary to pray for us that we might be more focused on the life of Jesus.

In this month of October, let us consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means to help bring us closer to Jesus and Mary by meditating on the great mysteries of our salvation.

Still Accepting Donations for Terry Fox

The Terry Fox Run was amazing and the weather was great! The kids had Terry’s fabulous attitude of determination and strength. As of October 8, 2020, Holy Redeemer has raised $370.00 !!!

There is still time to donate to the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. Due to COVID protocols, we are not accepting cash donations at the school. Online donations will be accepted until October 31, 2020. Please help show your support by donating to:

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

Attendance Reporting Procedures

Your child's safety is of paramount importance to use - If your child is absence for any reason, please use the safe arrival website, Safe Arrival Mobile APP, call 1-877-246-9970, or leave a message on our voicemail.

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please refrain from emailing or messaging your child's teacher if your child(ren) will be away or late. Teacher's do not have access to all possible attendance codes, may not have time to check their emails and/or may be away themselves, therefore the office does not receive your message.

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

-Noon-Hour Supervision 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.

Annual Consent Forms and Student Demographic Data **ACTION ITEM**

Please fill out the annual consent forms and Demographic update if you have not already done so. Annual consent forms include Annual Field Trip, One to One Technology, Technology Use Agreement as well as Locker Use Agreement. Without consent, your child(ren) will not be able to participate in activities or use technology.

To complete these forms, log into your Parent Portal account in PowerSchool. If these forms require attention you will see red highlighted boxes at the top of your page. Follow these steps to complete your forms:

PLEASE NOTE: Families with students who are attending St Isidore are still required to have their Yearly Consents completed.

Grade 4 Update

The grade 4’s had their Bible blessing ceremony with Father Jim and it was a beautiful day! The Grade 4's would like to Welcome Ms. Salisbury, a student teacher from the University of Alberta who is completing her practicum and will be with the class until Christmas. We're looking forward to her sharing her gifts and talents with the class.

Mrs. Cossey

Grade 7 - Do You Have .... ?

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Library Corner

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful, safe long weekend! Enjoy this time with your families!

I am so thankful for this beautiful fall weather and being part of this wonderful school community!

Happy Thanksgiving

Mrs Scoggins

If anyone has any books from last year at their home, please bring them in ASAP. We need to check them in and get them back to the library

Thank you!

Gods Master Paws

It's time to update our Gods Master Paws wall! Would you like to see your pet every day at school ? Please send your photos to Miss Macmillan and she will add your pets picture to our *Master Paws* wall. What a great way to see your furry family member while you're at school. Please email your photos too:
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Wellness Wednesdays

Academics are a key component of school, but the student experience isn’t solely defined by their education. The wellness team at Holy Redeemer believes that school is about the friends you’ll make, the moments you’ll experience, and the passions you’ll discover.

This year we will be hosting Wellness Wednesdays! These days could an activity, challenge, spirit day, or fundraiser. At Holy Redeemer we want students to build connections with their peers, teachers, school, and community. Wellness Wednesdays will also be a support for mental health and will be designed to promote a balanced lifestyle beyond the academic.

Sometimes the activities will include friendly competitions between the classes. The class that participates the most will be given the School Spirit Trophy to display in their classrooms for the week and will be mentioned on the announcements! We will be keeping score of participation on a bulletin board at the school for students to see.


OCT 14: Neon Day

OCT 21: Lunch Hour Trivia

OCT 28: Jack-O-Lantern Day (wear black and orange)

Stay up to date on:

Holy Redeemer Facebook

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Wellness Corner

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Alberta Health Services

  • AHS and Mental Health Foundation continue to run the Caregiver Series for parents, students and staff. Sessions are offered through Zoom and are free.

Holy Redeemer 2020-21 School Re-Entry Communication

For information with regards to Holy Redeemer's re-entry protocols specific to our school, please go to the following link:

Holy Redeemer School Re-Entry Information

For any information with regards to EICS's re-entry protocols and questions you may have, please go to the following link:

EICS School Re-Entry Information

For any information with regards to Alberta Health Services re-entry protocols and answers to questions you may have, please go to the following link:

AHS K-12 School Re-Entry

Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education

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