February 7, 2021
Mark Your Calendars
Monday, February 15- No school - Family Day
Tuesday, February 16- Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday, February 17 - Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 24 - Pink Shirt Day
Friday, March 5 - PD Day - no school for students
Jesus the Ultimate SuperHero
When Jesus was on earth, many people thought of him as a kind of superhero.
Right after Jesus chose his disciples he visited the home of Simon and Andrew, two of his new disciples. When he got there he discovered that Simon’s mother-in-law was very sick and stuck in bed. All Jesus had to do was touch her hand and she was instantly healed.
This was a huge shock to her and everyone else watching. How had this man done this? That is impossible! But it wasn’t impossible, because Jesus really did heal her.
Everyone was so excited and in shock that they ran to tell everyone they knew, especially those that were sick. Everyone needed to see this man and his super power of healing.
Person after person came to the door, and Jesus touched each one, healing them of anything they had.
In the middle of the night Jesus snuck out of the house and went off to pray. His disciples found him and asked him to come back, because there were more people at the door asking for his healing. But surprisingly, Jesus said no.
You would think Jesus would want to help these people. How could he leave with all of these people needing his help. Jesus was the only one with this superpower, the only one who could heal them. How could he possibly say no?
But Jesus knew that healing the sick wasn’t the plan. He had something much more important to do, and it involved an even greater superpower that would help even more people. Do you know what that super power was?
The greatest, most amazing, spectacular, important, exciting, and powerful superpower of all time. Jesus could save our hearts. Everyone hearts. Anyone who has ever lived or will live could be saved by Jesus. That is one incredible super power.
Even though healing the sick was very important, Jesus knew it wasn’t nearly as important as saving our hearts. So instead of returning to the house, Jesus and his disciples left and traveled around preaching to huge crowds, teaching them about God, being saved, and going to heaven.
Jesus was, is, and always will be the ONLY one who could ever have the power to save us, and we need him to save us so we can live with him forever in heaven. Jesus is the ultimate superhero with the ultimate super power. Jesus is the Son of God.
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Below is a link for frequently asked questions for Kindergarten and all other registrations. We offer Kindergarten classes full days on Tues/Thurs, alternating Fridays ONLY. Please note, if your child is already attending our school, there is no need to register for the coming school year as they automatically roll over in the summer.
If you have any questions about the upcoming school year. please call the school at 780-922-4522.
Registration is now OPEN
Spots do fill up quickly so please be sure to stay tuned for more information. We offer our Nature Kindergarten full days on Mon/Wed alternating Fridays ONLY.
If you have any questions, please call the school directly or email our Nature Kindergarten teacher Stephanie Spilchak at email@example.com
You can also follow along with our Nature Kindergarten Instagram Account @naturekinders
Nature Kindergarten Virtual Open House
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 6pm
This is an online event.
The Boys & Girls Club Before and After School Care
Please take a look at our Administrative Procedure 134 - Inclement Weather
EICS Parent Assurance Survey 2021-22
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As part of the Elk Island Catholic School Assurance process, we would like to invite you to participate in the linked survey. Results from this survey will be used to inform planning at the school and divisional level for the 2021/2022 school year. This survey complements and is provided to all grade 4-12 students, all staff, and all parents in our division.
If you have children in multiple schools, we ask that you complete one survey for each individual school. If you have a child who has attended St. Isidore Learning Centre full time for remote learning, identify your school as St. Isidore Learning Centre.
If you have a child in grade 4, 7, or 10, you may receive a survey from Alberta Education. If so, we would encourage you to complete both surveys.
The survey will remain open until Thursday, February 18, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact us at 780-467-8896, or toll free at 1-800-996-9982.
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.
Meet Our Parent Council Vice Chair - Lori Taylor
Welcome to PAC Corner!
My name is Lori Taylor and I am the Vice Chair of the Parent/Student Counsel. This is our 1st year attending Holy Redeemer and we could not be happier. I joined the parent council so we could be aware of the inner workings of the school and the people attending. We felt since we were not allowed inside the school, we would take full advantage of being involved as much as possible to learn how the system works and who is behind the walls providing the education and care for our boy.
We initially chose this school for its Nature Kindergarten program. We quickly realized the educators and staff, along with the boys and girls club, as well as the nutrition program were the perfect match. Due to the covid restrictions, the parent counsel has been unable to provide the fundraising opportunities and parent/child involvement that has happened in the past. Our meetings are held monthly and consist of updates on activities and learning regarding each class, budgets for programs offered, possible fundraising opportunities, and any other concerns/information regarding our children’s well being and education at Holy Redeemer. Please join us for our next meeting February 16th …. you do not even have to leave the warmth of your home 😊 Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate but you are also welcome to sit back, grab a coffee and take in the information.
PS: If you ever see me on the grounds of the school, please stop and say hello I would love to meet you!
Stay safe and be Kind.
Lori Taylor Vice Chair
Holy Redeemer Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Virtual meeting dates are:
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:
Your 2019-2020 Yearbook is Now Available for Purchase !
What a great keepsake to remember an unforgettable year.
Order and pay directly on the LifeTouch Yearbook website at: https://YBPay.lifetouch.ca (do not add www.)
Our Yearbook ID Code is: 14324021
Purchase price: $15
The order deadline is February 16, 2021
Yearbooks will be delivered to the school several weeks later.
Winter Fun Day in Kindergarten !
Bannock Day with Grade 4
Spin It to Win It Winners !
Crazy Hair Day, Grade 1 - February 3, 2021
February is Black History Month: the celebration of African history, contributions, and achievements that’s recognized annually across Canada and the United States.
This year, it's more important than ever to uphold this tradition and celebrate Black history.
Here are some of the books available in our library that students can check out.
Nutrition Program Menu for February 2021
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