March 7, 2021
Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, March 14 - Spring Ahead (change clocks one hour ahead)
Tuesday, March 16 - Parent Council meeting (virtually at 6:30, see link below)
Wednesday, March 17 - St Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 20 - First day of Spring
Wednesday, March 24 - 3 Way Conferences (virtually)
Friday, March 26 - Tuesday, April 6 - Spring Break (no school for Staff & students)
In today’s Gospel we learn about a time when Jesus did some house cleaning. It was time for the annual Passover celebration, so Jesus travelled to Jerusalem. When he arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus went to the temple. He couldn’t believe what he saw. Right there in the temple area he saw people who were selling cattle, sheep, and doves to be used as sacrifices in the temple. There were even tables set up where men were changing money so that people could pay their temple taxes. It looked more like a flea market than a house of worship.
Jesus did not like what he saw. He was so angry that he drove the cattle, sheep, and those who were selling them out of the temple. Next, he went to the money changers and turned their tables over, scattering coins all over the temple floor. To the ones who were selling the doves he said, “Get out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market.” I would say that Jesus did some serious house cleaning in the temple that day!
As we think about Jesus cleansing the temple, we should also be reminded that there is some other cleaning that needs to be done. The Bible tells us that we are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in us. (1 Cor. 3:16) The season of Lent is a good time for us to look inside ourselves and see if there is anything in us that needs to be cleansed. Are there some areas of your life where you need to do some house cleaning? I know there are in mine!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Below is a link for frequently asked questions for Kindergarten and all other registrations. We offer Kindergarten classes full days on Tues/Thurs, alternating Fridays ONLY. Please note, if your child is already attending our school, there is no need to register for the coming school year as they automatically roll over in the summer.
If you have any questions about the upcoming school year. please call the school at 780-922-4522.
Registration is now OPEN
Spots do fill up quickly so please be sure to stay tuned for more information. We offer our Nature Kindergarten full days on Mon/Wed alternating Fridays ONLY.
If you have any questions, please call the school directly or email our Nature Kindergarten teacher Stephanie Spilchak at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow along with our Nature Kindergarten Instagram Account @naturekinders
The Boys & Girls Club Before and After School Care
Cold and Wet Weather
If you have any questions, please refer to our Administrative Procedure 134 - Inclement Weather
Nature Kindergarten Enjoying our *Spring* like Weather
Digital Citizenship Week
Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Virtual meeting dates are:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 20 , 2021 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 at 6:30 pm
Please use the following Google Meet link for all of our meetings this school year:
2019-20 Yearbook Update !!
Arrival Date: All yearbooks will be delivered to the school in 4-6 weeks (April 2021)
Who is your Yearbook provider? We are using LifeTouch Yearbooks, they are a well established company that prints high quality yearbooks. LifeTouch is used by many school in the region.
Receipt: You should have received an email confirmation from LifeTouch immediately after ordering on-line. If not, you may wish to check your junk mail folder, or you can log back in check at https://YBPay.lifetouch.ca ID# 14324021
Can I still order? Sales are now closed but there may be a few extra available. You can email Angela at email@example.com to inquire.
Are You the One (or two)??
If you've answered Yes ! to any of the above questions, then we have a volunteer position for you!!!
We are currently looking for a parent volunteer (or two) who would be interested in assisting with the 2020-21 Yearbook. If interested, please contact the school office at 780-922-4522 or email our school at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Kucy email@example.com
Choose Joy !
Elk Island Catholic Schools is invited to help bring joy to vulnerable women at Lurana Shelter as they take the first steps in building a violence-free life.
In just a couple of short months, Lurana Shelter will join Catholic Social Services' (CSS) portfolio of Sign of Hope funded programs, marking a critical shift in CSS' capacity to help women in crisis. We're thrilled to invite our partners at Elk Island Catholic Schools to be among the first to support Lurana as a Sign of Hope program!
Lurana is a 21-day crisis shelter operating 32 beds for women and children escaping domestic violence. By donating to your school's team, staff, students, and family of EICS are helping provide food, shelter, and security to women and children as they rebuild after violence.
We encourage staff, students and families to make a donation.
Here is the link for the fundraiser page:
Gods Master Paws
We are very excited to announce our spring book fair is coming!!!
March 22nd - March 29th
The fair will be running online with over 450 items to choose from!!
All purchases will support our school and learning resources.
You can go and browse now to see some of the fabulous books available at
The site will be open for purchasing on the 22nd.
More details will be coming soon!
Winter Tales Walk
Nutrition Program Menu for March 2021
Alberta Health Services - COVID Guidelines
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.
We recommend you print off the above list to use daily before your child leaves for school.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY WITH ABSENCES AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE IF LEAVING A MESSAGE. THANK YOU
Message from Paul Corrigan - Assistant Superintendent
On April 7th, live at 3 p.m, EICS will be hosting an online event kicking off the new direction of our ongoing partnership with Catholic Social Services supporting vulnerable women and children.
Check out this video for an explanation of the event and a reminder of our Lenten call.
Elk Island Catholic Schools
"Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair."
-G. K Chesterton