Raiders Weekly

November 8, 2020

** IMPORTANT ** Alberta Health Services NEW Update October 30, 2020

These new Guidelines come into effect on Monday, November 2, 2020.

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.

AHS Changed Guidelines Effective November 2, 2020

Daily Checklist for Children Under 18


Upcoming events ...

There will be NO Raiders Weekly on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Raiders Weekly will return the following Sunday night November 22, 2020.

Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13 - Fall Break (no school for staff or students)

Tuesday, November 17 - Virtual Parent Council meeting at 6:30

Friday, November 27 - Earth Rangers Virtual Presentation

Wednesday, December 2 - Early Dismissal

Faith Corner

Matthew 25:1-13

In this weekend’s gospel we are called to stay awake and be ready for the day we are going to go to meet Jesus. It teaches us that we must be prepared, because we don't know exactly when that time is coming. Do you know what we must do to be prepared? We must invite Jesus to come into our hearts. When we do that, we are ready!

Nutrition Program is Back ....

Holy Redeemer staff and students would like to Welcome back Mrs Aimee Fontaine as our cafeteria assistant who will be putting together our nutrition program after we return from fall break. This is Aimee's third year with the Holy Redeemer family running the government funded nutrition program from the EICS Wellness grant.

Welcome Back Aimee !

Hello Holy Redeemer families,

I’m very excited to be back coordinating the nutrition program again this year. It will look a little different than last year as the kids will be eating in their classrooms and not in the cafeteria with compostable containers. Also at this time we will not be offering one hot breakfast a week due to COVID guidelines and no parent volunteers. I’m confident we can get creative and the kids will still have great options to choose from. There will be a monthly menu plan in the Raiders Weekly for all to see.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at

Colder Weather

As the days get shorter, the snow begins to fall and the temperatures drop, here's a friendly reminder to make sure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoors. Students will be required to go outside for recess until the temperature reaches an outside temperature of -25C (this includes the wind chill). Students should have a warm coat and boots, as well as gloves/mitts, toques and snow pants.

Please take a look at our Administrative Procedure 134 - Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

Remembrance Day Service 2020

If you would like to submit a donation for this years poppy campaign, please go to the following link:

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Holy Redeemer ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair

Dear families,

The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is here!

To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will take place on November 2nd - November 13th

When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair

site using this link:

Shipping will be free for orders over $35 before taxes, and items will be shipped to your homes.

Mrs Scoggins

Library Corner

Hoping everyone has a wonderful fall break! Don’t forget to check out the book fair and do lots of reading this week!!

Mrs. Scoggins

Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser

Holy Redeemer is fundraising with Purdys, just in time for Christmas treats!

Please use this link for your on-line order, and feel free to share this link with your family, friends and coworkers.

All prices are the exact same as in store, and 25% of the total will go to the school.

Order Deadline - 3PM on Nov 20th

Delivery - December 10th

Thank you for your support!

*Purdys adheres to strict covid safety protocols, with online ordering and individually wrapped products.

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 Facebook Group

Holy Redeemer Parent/School Council website page

Virtual meeting dates are:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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:

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

-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.

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! This will be an activity, challenge, spirit day, fundraiser etc. At Holy Redeemer we want to build connections. Student 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.


NOV 18: Get Up and Move! Wear something you can move in!

NOV 25: Twin Day

Stay up to date on:

Holy Redeemer Facebook

Wellness Corner

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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

Where It's at Country Daycare - Parking

Please be aware there is NO parking in the daycare parking lot at any time during the school day and please do not block their driveway . This is private property that requires the parking spaces for their staff and parents.

If you are picking up your child from school, please use the north end of the school parking lot or wait for the school buses to pull out before you pick up your child.

Thank you

Youth Painting Party hosted by Strathcona County

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The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories

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