October 18, 2020
** IMPORTANT ** Alberta Health Services NEW Updates
We recommend you print off the above list to use daily before your child leaves for school.
Answers to frequently asked questions on how long your child should stay home from school should they become ill.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY WITH ABSENCES AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE IF LEAVING A MESSAGE. THANK YOU
Upcoming events ...
Tuesday, October 20 - Celebration of Thanksgiving Mass (virtually) OLPH Parish 1:30-2:30
Tuesday, October 20 - Parent Council Meeting at 6:30
Wednesday, October 21 - Wellness Wednesday: Lunch Hour Trivia
Tuesday, October 27 - Picture Re-take day
Wednesday, October 28 - Wellness Wednesday: Wear orange & black (Jack-o-latern day)
Wednesday, November 4 - Early Dismissal
Wednesday, November 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtually) 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtually) 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 8 - Catholic Education Week
In this weekend’s Gospel, Jesus met some people who tried to trick Him with a question. They asked Him if people should pay taxes to the government. But Jesus, being the son of God and far more clever than Pharisee tricks, gave them a different answer than they were expecting. He had them show Him a coin, and asked whose picture was on the coin. Well, the ruler Caesar was pictured on the coin. So Jesus pointed out that money could go back to the people in charge of the government, because they were in charge of the state. But Jesus also said “give to God what is God’s.”
What belongs to God? Well, everything! We recognize that we need to use some of our money on things like taxes, groceries, clothes, and other things we need to survive. But God is not just another budget line item. We give to Him with our tithing offerings, but we also honor Him by giving our whole lives to Him. We pray; we read our Bibles; and we take care of others. We recognize that He made us, so we belong to Him. Coins and money and taxes are necessary, but those things don’t last. Eventually, they fade away. Our lives are meant to serve God, because He loves us. He has given us all that we have, and He wants us to have meaningful lives.
You created us in Your image and we belong to You.
Because of that, we give our hearts and lives to You.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Next virtual meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Please use the following Google Meet link for all of our meetings this school year:
Still Accepting Donations for Terry Fox
Our current total stands at $370.00 as of October 16, 2020.
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:
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.
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
-Eligible Transportation Fees
-Instructional Material Fees
-Basic Course Fees
-Noon-Hour Supervision Fees
-Instructional Activity Fees
When you have completed the forms required, please submit them directly to the school.
Annual Consent Forms and Student Demographic Data **ACTION ITEM**
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.
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.
Week of OCT 19: Morning Trivia Questions
OCT 28: Jack-O-Lantern Day (wear black and orange)
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Hello from the library!!
It’s starting to get a little spooky in here. Halloween is creeping up, and there are a lot of scary stories to read!!
Remember to bring back any overdue books back to the library!
Have a great week!!
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
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:
For any information with regards to EICS's re-entry protocols and questions you may have, please go to the following link:
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: