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Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Sept 2

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Welcome to Holy Redeemer Catholic School

We would like to welcome you and your children to our Holy Redeemer family for the 2022-2023 school year! Walking through the classrooms and halls of Holy Redeemer this week, the dedication and commitment to your children is evident as teachers and staff members have been diligently preparing to welcome your children back to school.

Our EICS division theme this year, Better Together - one body in Christ comes from the scripture Romans 12:5. God is awesome and we have an awesome responsibility in our call to serve in Catholic Schools. We are in collaboration with God. God needs us to do His work. This cannot happen without being in a relationship with Him and with others. Together. Simply put - we are called to love and serve the Lord by loving and serving our staff, students and families.

After a few years of Covid, we celebrate having our students, parents, and school community come together. As parents and grandparents, you are always welcome at our school! Please touch base with your teachers to volunteer in our classrooms, join field trips, coach or assist with one of our school teams, and/or join our school/parent council. Please get involved! We appreciate you, need you, and are thankful for your help and support. We are Better Together.

We are so excited for next week and cannot wait to see your children!


Ed Kucy

Nancy Morgan

NEW - EICS Theme

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Mark Your Calendars:

This week ahead ...


  • Labour Day - No School


  • Volleyball - GIRLS - Try-outs - Grades 5-8 (2:40 - 4:00)
  • Early Dismissal (1:40)
  • Meet the Staff - Family BBQ 5:30 - 6:30


  • Volleyball - BOYS - Try-outs - Grades 5-8 (2:40 - 4:00)
  • School Pictures (Dress for the weather)
  • Have a great weekend!

Upcoming Events

Tues. Sept 13 - Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council meeting - 6:30 p.m. at the school or join us online (See our school website for information and the link to our meetings https://hr.eics.ab.ca/parents/school-council)

Fri. Sept. 16 - Reckie Lloyd (African Drumming and Dancing)

Thurs. Sept 22 - Terry Fox Run (1:30 - 2:30pm)

Fri. Sept. 23 - PD Day
Sept. 26-30 - Truth and Reconciliation Week
Thurs. Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Fri. Sept. 30 - No School - Truth and Reconciliation Day
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Team Holy Redeemer, 2022-2023!

Meet our wonderful staff for this school year! ...

Office Administration

Principal: Mr. Ed Kucy

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Nancy Morgan

School Office/Admin Support: Mrs. Tess Guerin

Success Corner

Inclusive Learning Facilitator: Mr. Brant Driedger

Family Wellness Worker: Mr. David Campbell

Mental Health Capacity Builder: Ms. Laura Cormier

Classroom Homerooms

Nature Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. Stephanie Spilchak

Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. Stephanie Spilchak

Grade 1 Teacher: Mrs. Rachel McMaster

Grade 2 Teacher: Mrs. Paula Reid

Grade 3 Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Morgan

Grade 4 Teacher Mrs. Tess Cossey

Grade 5 Teacher: Mr. Dillon Burak

Grade 6 Teacher: Ms. Kierra Vellow

Grade 7 Homeroom Teacher: Ms. Sarnecki

Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher: Mr. Brant Driedger

Music Teacher: Ms. Heather Harrison

School Support Staff

Library Technician: Mrs. Tracy Scoggins

Nutritional Program Cafeteria Assistant: Mrs. Aimee Fontaine

AM Educational Assistant: Mrs. Aimee Fontaine

K / NK - Educational Assistant: Mrs. Linda Maitland

AM Educational Assistant: Mrs. Laura Vriens

AM Educational Assistant: Mrs. Louise Consentino

Custodial - Day: Mrs. Gloria MacMillan

Custodial - Evening: Mrs. Diana Joves

Extra-curricular Initiatives

School Chaplain: Mrs. Rachel McMaster

School Indigenous Learning Lead: Mrs. Tess Cossey

School Wellness Lead: Mrs. Paula Reid

Student Leadership Lead: Mr. Ed Kucy

Technology needed in Grade 4 and onward

Students entering grade 4 in the fall will need to bring a device to school as another tool for learning. EICS recommends Chromebooks as the ideal device due to price, battery life, fast startup, and usability.

Link to One-to-One Device EICS Info Sheet

Bell Schedule 2022/2023

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Sacrament Registration

Dear Parents of Students attending Grade 2 and up,

Instructions have been received from the parish that you should email SACRAMENTS@OLPH.CA to pre-register for sacramental preparation this school year 2022/23, IF you are seeking sacraments next year for your child/ren.

Our contact at the Church is:

Natalie Lavigne

Pastoral Assistant

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1Y7

(780) 467-5470 Ext: 225


Please contact her if you have any questions or concerns regarding Sacraments.

Need a New Kanga Pouch?

Has your child damaged or misplaced their kanga pouch? - Would you like to purchase a new one??? We will be placing an order - IF you would like to purchase a new one, please contact Tess in the office so she can add your request to the purchase list.

The cost for Kanga Pouches will be $15.00 each.

Parent Council News

Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Welcome back! We are excited to start the school year and want to make it the best year yet. We would love to hear from YOU and what you are looking for from your PAC this school year. If you are interested in PAC, want to know what we are all about, have questions for the staff and other parents, please join our meeting September 13th, in-person and online options available.

Meeting Details:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - In-Person and virtual meeting at Holy Redeemer

Google meet link : meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

In case you missed it: 2020-2021 Yearbook ordering will be available until September 9th.

Visit https://YBPay.lifetouch.ca

Yearbook ID code: 14324221

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Common Topics and Quick Links


*Fees* *Absence Reporting* *Report Cards* *Forms* *Change Requests* *Downloads*

OLPH Parish

OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)

Masses at OLPH will be livestreamed. Please join using this link. https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/

Visit OLPH Website for more information about the parish and in regards to sacramental preparation.

Read the lastest bullitin from OLPH or visit www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark

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