Raider's Weekly

Holy Redeemer Catholic School, November 19

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Mark Your Calendars:

This Weekend:

  • November 20 - Show your true colours and wear blue in support of National Child Day!
  • November 21 - Catholic Education Sunday- 10:30 Mass


Coming week ahead:


Monday: Girls basketball tryouts


Tuesday: Boys basketball practice


Wednesday: Girls basketball practice


Thursday:

- Kindergarten Zoo2 U in-class field trip

- Boys basketball practice


Friday: Have a great weekend!



Down the road:

  • Monday, November 29 - Advent Celebration led by grade 1 class
  • Wednesday, December 1 - Early Dismissal
  • Wednesday, December 1 - Grinch / Whoville / Festive Day
  • Friday, December 17 - Advent mass at 10:30 at OLPH church
  • Wednesday, December 22 to Jan 4 - Christmas Break begins - No School and closed


School Sports and Events Calendar: Click Here

Feast of Christ the King

Every year on the last Sunday before Advent we celebrate the feast day of Christ the King. Jesus is a good king who loves His people so much that He died so that we can go to heaven.

What can you do to show Jesus that He is the king of your life? What can you do to show other people that Jesus is your king?


Catholic Education Sunday - November 21 - Join us at 10:30 mass

Go to OLPH.ca and click sign up for mass.

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Highlights from this past week

This past week at Holy Redeemer, we settled back into routine. The students had lots of fun exploring the school yard after our first snow-fall of the year! - A SPECIAL thanks to Miss MacMillan for all of the hard work shovelling!


We have conducted basketball try-outs this week and are all very exciting about the commencement of the season.


This week was Metis week. Our Grade 4 Students did some pointillism art work while discovering Metis Art. Another thing the students discussed this week, was the end of the Hoar Frost Moon. In that, they thought about "how the indigenous peoples would sort their beads and make their moccasins. Have you ever had to make your own boots before? The moccasin was made from either deerskin, moose hide or buffalo leather sewn with sinew. What is sinew? Sinew is the animal tendon that was used as the thread to sew things together. Did you know the indigenous peoples never wasted any part of the buffalo. Porcupine quills and fish scales were used as well for beading. The mukluk is an Inuit shoe that means fur lined warmth as leather as it is colder up north. Did you know that leather is waterproof? If you had to make your own moccasins, what would yours look like?" The student learned and reflected much.

The Librarian's Corner

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Its time to cozy up with a good book!

The library is getting ready for the winter season, and there are many cool books to choose.

So chill out and relax with some of your favorite reads.


~Mrs. Scoggins

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Nutrition Program

Our Nutrition Grant Program is fully under-way. Ask your child about their nutritious and delicious morning snacks, kindly provided through this Alberta Grant through the hard work of Aimee Fontaine and parent volunteers.


If you are interested in volunteering, Please reach out to Aimee Fontaine at: aimee.fontaine@eics.ab.ca
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Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Reminder on the closing dates for the holiday fundraisers.


The Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser’s deadline to order is November 28 th . Orders are placed online https://fundraising.purdys.com/844397-87757


The FundScrip Fundraiser’s deadline to order is December 3 rd . Please submit your forms and payment (cash or cheque) to the office.


Both fundraisers will be delivered prior to Christmas.



Hot Lunch – We kicked off our first week of Hot Lunch – thanks to our volunteers! Reminder that orders need to be placed on the Healthy Hunger website at least 5 days prior to Hot Lunch Day. Visit https://healthyhunger.ca/


Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday January 18th @ 6:30 pm – all parents/caregivers are welcome to join.


Join Google Meeting: meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

Please see our webpage for more information on meetings: https://hr.eics.ab.ca/parents/school-council

You can also join our Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2771698989741265/?ref=share