Notre Dame News

February 1-5

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (Psalm 95.1)

Reminders:

  • February 1: Semester 2 begins

Semester 2 Timetables

Please make sure you are checking PowerSchool to see your Semester 2 timetable. No paper copies will be distributed from the office.

Learning Commons - Textbook Information

Term 1 textbook deposit refunds can still be claimed in full with student ID at the textbook window up until Friday, February 5th. After this date a reduced $5.00 deposit will be given with student ID until Friday, February 12th. No Term 1 deposit refund will be given after February 12th. Please see Ms. Dinan at the textbook window during the Lunch period ONLY to receive your deposits.


The Learning Commons will be CLOSED for Term 2 textbook sign out February 1-8. Please see Ms. Dinan at the textbook window with any Learning Commons questions/requests.



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!

Feb 1 is the First day of Semester Two - We are celebrating with ND Day of Firsts! Wear your ND gear! Cami will be here! Listen to the first day of school playlist in GA, win a prize... first thru the main door, first cafe order, first parking pass… and lots more. Welcome back ND. We are excited to see you!

Film February - February 5 and 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

Edge Youth Group - High School Leaders

Join us for our Edge Youth Group Meeting for 2nd Semester! Great for religion hours! New leaders always welcome!


Tuesday February 2 from 8-9pm On Google Meets. The High Schoolers and young adults that help with Edge Middle School Youth Group will be having a planning meeting to go over the year and what their role will look like! For those that are interested in volunteering please see Miss J-net in the Youth Ministry office-Room 1305 or email at jeannette.manser@rdcrs.ca

YM Blitz Sign up Day!

Need religion hours this semester? Want something to do when other activities are cancelled? Volunteer in youth ministry or participate in an event! Anyone is welcome!


Thursday, February 4 at lunch outside the Youth Ministry office-Room 1305. Sign up with the QR Codes for various activities:

  • High School Small groups/Youth group
  • Alpha-Wednesday at lunch
  • Edge youth group High School leader
  • Youth Conferences
  • 2nd Semester Thinkfast
  • Valentine's Luncheon-(originally Dessert Night-but...covid.)

Even if you're unsure, you can grab a flyer with all the info! Or Scan the QR code for regular updates and reminders!

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!

Service Projects

It's not too late to join in the Service Project. Our chosen charity is Smiles thru Lindsey. Grab 5 friends, an ND staffer, and a parent. Raise money for our charity and participate in a week of activities you will not soon forget! If you already have a team, please be sure to get your team form into Ms. NIvens - or see her for more information.
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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.

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