Raiders Weekly

March 14, 2021

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Mark Your Calendars

  • Sunday, March 14 - Spring Ahead (change clocks one hour ahead)

  • Tuesday, March 16 - Parent Council meeting (virtually at 6:30, see link below)

  • Wednesday, March 17 - St Patrick's Day

  • Saturday, March 20 - First day of Spring

  • Wednesday, March 24 - 3 Way Conferences (virtually)

  • Friday, March 26 - Tuesday, April 6 - Spring Break (no school for Staff & students)

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Online Registration for the 2021-22 school year are now Open !! We are accepting registrations for Kindergarten, Nature Kindergarten and all Grades 1-8.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any questions about the upcoming school year. please call the school at 780-922-4522.

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Nature Kindergarten

Check out our AMAZING adventures with our outdoor Nature Kindergarten program at Holy Redeemer!

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 stephanie.spilchak@eics.ab.ca


You can also follow along with our Nature Kindergarten Instagram Account @naturekinders

The Boys & Girls Club Before and After School Care

Please mention that you are a Holy Redeemer family when you call.
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Cold and Wet Weather

As the weather is starting to warm up and the snow begins to melt, the playground areas will be wet, muddy and possible icy while the temperatures still dip down at night. Students will be required to go outside for recess therefore it's important they have the proper outdoor clothing and footwear. Younger students should have a change of pants, warm coat, gloves/mitts, hats and rubber boats.


If you have any questions, please refer to our Administrative Procedure 134 - Inclement Weather


Inclement Weather

3 Way Conferences (virtual) - March 24, 2021

Parent-teacher-student Google Meet virtual conferences will take place on Wednesday March 24 from 3:00-8:00 pm and Conference time slots are scheduled for 10 minutes.


Please note the following IMPORTANT information:


Conference times are set at 10 minutes. Each teacher with whom you have scheduled an interview with, will reach out to you with the appropriate Google Meet link.


Your child(ren)s teacher will also inform you if you are required to also book an ISP/BSP meeting with them. If needed, please book back to back time slots. This will allow you to go through the regular interview process, then your ISP/BSP meeting.


Interviews will be on a first come, first serve basis. If none of the set times work for you or your family, please reach out to your teacher(s) directly for an alternate date and time.


To book your child’s interviews online:


Go to www.schoolinterviews.ca

Under “School event code” enter: 5hdn9

You will be asked to enter parent’s name, email address, the number of children you are booking for, as well as their names.

Proceed to book the teachers you wish to see.


You will receive a confirmation email with your booking times.


Booking will open on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 10:00 am and close on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 10:00 am.


If you have any questions, or trouble booking conferences on-line, please contact the school office 780-922-4522

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, 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:

meet.google.com/hub-ufef-pmu

Grade 4 - Filling Buckets !

The grade 4’s have been practicing giving compliments to one another and filling up others buckets as well as their own!


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Scientists in Schools

The grade 7 and 8 classes had the opportunity to have a virtual visit from Scientists in schools this week. The grade 7 presentation was on Structures and Forces and the grade 8 presentation was on Fluids.

Indigenous Corner

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Wellness Corner

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Spin to Win - Winners for March - Students making outstanding choices!

Lunch With the Principal Winners - Coy in Grade 1 and Liam in Grade 8 (pictures below)


Other Prizes this month and the name of the student making the outstanding choice:

  • Freebies for the entire class - Finley C. in Grade 4

  • Extra Gym period - Kolter U. from Grade 1

  • Extra Movie Time - 1 period - Erika S. from Grade 5

  • Extra Recess - 1 period - Parker T. from Grade 5

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Library Corner

We are very excited to announce our Spring Book Fair is coming from March 22 - 29, 2021!!!


The fair will be running online with over 450 items to choose from!!


All purchases will support our school and learning resources.


You can go and browse now to see some of the fabulous books available at

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5155125


The site will be open for purchasing on the March 22nd.


More details will be coming soon!

New Gym Entrance Banner - Home of the Raiders

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Choose Joy !


Elk Island Catholic Schools is invited to help bring joy to vulnerable women at Lurana Shelter as they take the first steps in building a violence-free life.


In just a couple of short months, Lurana Shelter will join Catholic Social Services' (CSS) portfolio of Sign of Hope funded programs, marking a critical shift in CSS' capacity to help women in crisis. We're thrilled to invite our partners at Elk Island Catholic Schools to be among the first to support Lurana as a Sign of Hope program!


Lurana is a 21-day crisis shelter operating 32 beds for women and children escaping domestic violence. By donating to your school's team, staff, students, and family of EICS are helping provide food, shelter, and security to women and children as they rebuild after violence.


We encourage staff, students and families to make a donation.

Here is the link for the fundraiser page:



https://www.canadahelps.org/s/AC2Ks

Nutrition Program Menu for March 2021

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Alberta Health Services - COVID Guidelines

These new Guidelines come into effect on Thursday, February 18, 2021


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.


Daily Checklist for Children Under 18


PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY WITH ABSENCES AND INDICATE THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE IF LEAVING A MESSAGE. THANK YOU

EICS and Holy Redeemer Re-Entry Handbook

GrACE February 2021 Newsletter

Please find below the link to the Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education January newletter.


GrACE February 2021 Newsletter

Message from Paul Corrigan - Assistant Superintendent

On April 7th, live at 3 p.m, EICS will be hosting an online event kicking off the new direction of our ongoing partnership with Catholic Social Services supporting vulnerable women and children.


Check out this video for an explanation of the event and a reminder of our Lenten call.


--

Paul Corrigan

Assistant Superintendent

Elk Island Catholic Schools

780-449-6455


"Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair."

-G. K Chesterton

OLPH Parish

Please take a look at the below link for all our updated 2021 Confirmation Preparation program that include Registration forms, schedules, requirements and fees.


2021 Confirmation Preparation Program


This Week at OLPH


Sacrament Information

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