Notre Dame News

February 8-12

Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God: for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. (Psalm 147.1)

Reminders:

  • February 13-21: No School

Semester 2 Timetables

Timetables and class lists are now FINALIZED for students for this semester. No more changes will be made. Thank you for your patience as we worked through your requests!

Hallway Reminder - ONE WAY TRAFFIC

Please ensure that you are following the directional arrows in hallways - especially at class changes!

Learning Commons - Textbook Information

If you haven't claimed your textbook deposit refund for Term 1 yet, stop by the Learning Commons by Friday, February 12 and receive your $5.00 refund. This is the last week refunds can be claimed. The Learning Commons is back open regular hours starting Monday, February 8th!

Grad Photos - February 1-12

Hey Grads! Book your grad photos now! Appointments are filling quick. Sign-up on our school website or by visiting. http://www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta

ALL graduating Grade 12 students must have their grad photo taken!

Grads! - The Ring Lady is Coming!

When:

  • February 11: @ lunch and 3-6pm
  • February 12: @ lunch In the Gathering Area
Where:

  • In the Gathering Area

Drop by and check out all the grad bling!

Semester 2: Welcome Back FUN!

Film February: February 12 during NDHS & lunch. Join us for classic romance films. Sign up will be required. Watch for more info February 1.


Then and Now - Match ND staffers to their baby pics. Watch for pics to be posted in the Gathering Area.

Dual Credit and Working Experience Students

Attention all dual credit students. Check your RDCRS email account for confirmation and post secondary information as well as start times and dates for classes.


Work Experience students please check your RDCRS email for step by step process

Annual Ladies Valentine's Luncheon!!

When: Friday February 12th, 2021 (11:30-12:30)

What: Ladies enjoy their lunch while the gentlemen of our school serenade and honor the ladies!

How: Ladies-Reserve by scanning the QR code below or seeing Jnet in the Youth Ministry office-Room 1305! Limited Space so reserve your spot soon!


Gentlemen NEEDED!! Any young men that would be interested in helping organize and put together this special event, please register below! You will receive a gift card from the cafeteria as a thank-you!

Prayer and Praise

Register to join us for prayer and praise in person in the chapel, or join us on instagram @rdcrsym at 8:10am Thursdays!! Everyone welcome!

Grad Fundraiser

Ms. Tessari's Grad service team is selling 3 layer face masks with various logos to help support the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation. They are available for purchase through the QR Code on the flyer during the Month of February. Contact Ms. Tessari at erica.tessari@rdcrs.ca for more information!

Virtual Valentine’s Silent Auction ND Service Project 2021

make sure to head over to Facebook to bid on some items, all in support of the ND Service Project 2021 and their designated charity of Smiles Thru Lindsey.

Service Projects

It's not too late to join the grad service project. Create a team. Join a team. Donate to a team.


Our goal... to raise $40,000 for Smiles thru Lindsey. The class of 2021 has proudly chosen The Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation as this year's charity. The Smiles Thru Lindsey Endowment Fund was created in 2015 after Lindsey Kathleen More, a graduate of Notre Dame, tragically took her life at the age of 22. The Foundation provides mental health awareness and education through school programs, public speeches, and fundraising events. Our hope is to support Lindsey’s dream to raise money and much needed awareness to help break the stigma for children, teens and young adults who are fighting a mental illness.


Notre Dame students have raised more than $600,000 through the service project in the past 13 years. Join us. Be part of the legacy. See Mrs Nivens for more info.

Key Booklets - Order through Solaro until February 19

Please read the following information about the student resources that are available from Castle Rock Research. We have been privileged to work with this Edmonton-based company to access quality materials to support students, teachers, and parents. Over the past 25 years, more than one million students in Alberta have used The KEY Study Guides and the SNAP Workbooks to prepare for their in-class tests and end-of-year assessments.


This year, more than ever before, the evolving K-12 education landscape is seeing a shift to digital delivery with an emphasis on engaging and relevant content. In keeping with the focus on 21st century learning and the changes necessitated by the current health concerns, Castle Rock Research is offering our families a fully digital solution, SOLARO.


WHAT IS SOLARO?

SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of castle Rock’s printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY are available in SOLARO, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams. Some of the many exciting features of SOLARO are:

Engages students – creates learning pathways specific to each student's strengths while bringing attention to areas requiring additional review.

Accessible at home or at school – useful as a supplemental resource that reinforces concepts covered in the classroom.

Individual student accounts – limitless practice tests for every course
provides students with an alternative to item banks.

Robust content – mix of text, multimedia, video, and interactive content.

Data-Driven Reporting – gives users meaningful insight into performance at the most granular curriculum level.

Parental Access – Parents are able to connect to their children’s accounts to view five different reports.

Available for every platform – web or mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows).

More courses – SOLARO is available for additional Courses that are not currently offered in print.

Castle Rock Research is maintaining their policy of educational discounts by offering SOLARO at a rate of $20.00 per student for an annual license (compared to $199.00 retail price). While the cost of one print resource is approximately $20.00, one SOLARO licence will provide each student with unlimited access for up to ten courses for 1 year, for roughly the same price of one print resource.


As a 100% digital solution, SOLARO eliminates the need to print and deliver physical products. We hope you will join us on a new path of helping students to reach their highest level of achievement. For families interested in purchasing THE KEY Study Guides, SNAP Workbooks, Problem Solved, and Class Notes, these print publications will also remain available.

Please place your order online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/4471 between February 1 and February 19, 2021. All print orders will be individually packaged and delivered to the school for students to pick up.

Alberta Innovates 2021 HYRS Program - University of Calgary

Grade 11s: Consider this amazing opportunity to gain first-hand experience in biomedical and health research by participating in the 2021 Alberta Innovates Highschool Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program. This program, hosted by the University of Calgary, offers grade 11 students a $3000 stipend to work alongside University of Calgary researchers in health/biomedical research settings for six weeks over the summer (July 2 – August 13, 2021). The application is now open and available at https://research.ucalgary.ca/students/alberta-innovates-HYRS until March 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MT.
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