December 20, 2020
Christmas Blessing from your Holy Redeemer Family
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
Upcoming events ...
Monday, December 21 - S’more Day
Tuesday, December 22- PJ/Movie Day
Tuesday, December 22 - Last day of classes before Christmas Break
January 6, 7, and 8- Online learning
Wednesday, January 6 - Early Dismissal/First day of online learning
Monday, January 11 - All in school classes resume
January 6-8 "At Home" Learning Information
As you are aware, "at home" learning will occur from Jan. 6-8 to provide a true "circuit-breaker" and keep students safe at home while learning. Teachers will be sharing expectations for that week through email before we leave for Christmas break. The expectations may vary slightly dependent on grade level. Keep in mind to refresh yourselves on Google Classroom and Google Meets in the coming week as these will be used to track attendance and monitor student learning. It is important to know that learning will not be "synchronous" but programming will continue with staff support. Please know that our staff will be available during the school day from Jan 6-8.
An Angel Visits Mary
In the city of Nazareth, in Galilee, there lived a young woman named Mary. Mary was soon to marry a carpenter named Joseph. One day Gabriel, an angel, visited Mary and said: "Greetings, most favored one, and do not be afraid. God has chosen you among all women. Very soon you will have a baby, you must call him Jesus" This would be a very special baby. He would be great, and his kingdom would last forever and ever. He told her that the child would be called the Son of God.
Mary bowed before the angel Gabriel and told him she would be obedient to God and that she wanted to do as God wished. When she got up the angel had gone.
God’s word came true. Mary became pregnant with Jesus, and she got to be His mom! He was God in human flesh, and she got to take care of Him and raise Him into adulthood. God used her in amazing ways, and all she had to do was agree with His plan. She believed, and God worked in her.
You know, the same can be true of us. We don’t have to do special things on our own power in order to be used by God. We just have to believe. We recognize that Jesus did come, and that He lived and died for us. When we accept His salvation and trust in God, amazing things can happen. God can do seemingly impossible things for us, if we are willing to let Him.
Desk Decorating Holy Redeemer Style
Tobogganing Fun !
Nature Kindergarten Fun !
Stuff a Stocking Advent Challenge - For vulnerable women and children
Elk Island Catholic Schools are invited to help bring Christmas joy to vulnerable women and children by participating in Catholic Social Services' (CSS) 2020 Stuff a Stocking for Sign of Hope initiative! Donations received through this campaign will go towards purchasing gifts, stockings, and Christmas trees for over 100 women and children currently seeking refuge at CSS shelters.
We encourage staff, students and families to make a donation and help bring joy to someone in need this holiday season.
Here is the link for the fundraiser page:
Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
No meeting in December
Virtual meeting dates are:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 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:
Christmas Movie Madness !!!
Thank you all who participated in our Movie Madness ! And the Winner is ....
I was so happy last Friday when the Grinch came to visit me in the library for a book signing! Thank you Mr Grinch!
Merry Christmas to you all and have a wonderful and safe holiday! Don’t forget to pick up a good book during the break and find some time to read!
Nutrition Program Menu for January 2021
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:
Fee Waiver Program 2020-21
-Eligible Transportation Fees
-Instructional Material Fees
-Basic Course Fees
-Instructional Activity Fees
When you have completed the forms required, please submit them directly to the school.