Raiders Weekly

October 18, 2020

** 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 ...

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

Faith Corner

Matthew 22:15-21

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.

Dear Father,

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)

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

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

We are still accepting donations for the next 2 weeks for this years Terry Fox Run !!

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.

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.

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.


Week of OCT 19: Morning Trivia Questions

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

Stay up to date on:

Holy Redeemer Facebook

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Wellness Wednesday - Virtual Bingo - A Great Success!

Library Corner

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!!

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!

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

OLPH Parish

Please join us virtually for the Celebration of Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:30-2:30

Celebration of Thanksgiving Mass

This Week at OLPH

Sacrament Information

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