December 13, 2020
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
Come pick up your Turkey or Ham ....
Upcoming events ...
Friday, December 18 - Virtual Advent Mass @ 1:00 p.m. (see link below)
Everyone is welcome to join us!
Friday, December 18 - Enchanted Antlers - virtual presentation
Tuesday, December 22 - Last day of classes before Christmas Break
Wednesday, January 6 - Return to virtual Classes for all grades and Early Dismissal
Monday, January 11 - All in school classes resume
Third Week of Advent
The Gospel reading for today tells us that God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light--Jesus--so that everyone would believe. John wasn't the light. He only came to tell others about the light. Jesus is the one true light, who gives light to everyone. At this time of year, we see lights everywhere that remind us of the coming of Jesus, the true light that John told about. Those lights can help us remember that Jesus is the one true light in our hearts and in our lives. Jesus brought light into the darkness of this world. We’re thankful for the light -the hope, joy, love, and peace Jesus brings us.
Virtual Advent Mass
Please join us on Friday, December 18 at 1:00 pm for a virtual Advent Mass through the OLPH Parish link: https://www.olph.ca/ This is a special Advent mass for our school community. We will be joined by the following EICS schools: St. Luke, St. Theresa, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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:
Purdys Chocolates have Arrived !!
Total sales were $6, 650.18, which means $1,662.55 for our school. Way to Go Raiders !
Thank you !!! Holy Redeemer Literacy COVID Style
Special Guest at Holy Redeemer !
Christmas Movie Madness !!!
Christmas Movie Madness!
How does this work?
It’s basically March Madness, but for Christmas movies. 8 movies, competing head to head, 1 champion. Talk about #competitivechristmas!!
How do I participate?
Voting starts NOW! Click on the link here to vote for the first round movies!!
- Round One: November 30 – December 4
- Round Two: December 7 – December 11
- Championship: December 14 – December 18
I encourage your participation, particularly if you feel strongly about which is the best Christmas movie ever created!
Enjoying December's Weather
On Friday, all our students went snowshoeing ! Thank you St Martin Catholic School in Vegreville for the loaning of the snowshoes. Our students had a BLAST !
Library is running smooth and safely at Holy Redeemer!
After checking in their returning books, students then place those books in the quarantine boxes, then sanitize their hands. Books need to be quarantined for 72 hours. Our books have a longer isolation period to keep them extra safe. At that time they will get reshelf.
For social distancing purposes, 3-5 students are allowed at the shelves at a time to pick new books.
Students are doing great following all new regulations in the library. I am very proud of them all for doing their part to keep our Library safe.
Nutrition Program Menu for December
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.