Raiders Weekly

March 28, 2021

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Holy Redeemer

Mark Your Calendars

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

  • Friday, April 2 - Good Friday (no school)

  • Sunday, April 4 - Easter Sunday

  • Monday, April 5 - Easter Monday (no school)

  • Tuesday, April 6 - Back to School

  • Wednesday, April 7 - Early Dismissal - Community Clean Up

  • Friday, April 9 - Easter Mass 1:00 olph.ca


Basketball Skills Development Schedule


  • Every Tuesday, March 16 to April 27, 2:45 - 4:00 Grade 5-6 Tuesday Group and 7-8 Boys
  • Every Thursday, March 18 to April 29 2:45 - 4:00 Grade 5-6 Thursday Group and 7-8 Girls


There will no Raiders Weekly for the week of April 4, 2021

Holy Week

This is a very special week. On Thursday we celebrate the day that Jesus ate the Last Supper with His Apostles. This was the first Mass, when He gave His Body and Blood to them in what still looked like bread and wine. He also made them priests by giving them the power to turn bread and wine into His Body and Blood to offer them to the Father.

On Good Friday we remember the suffering and death of Our Lord. He was beaten and made fun of, and had to carry the heavy cross. He was nailed to the cross, where He hung for hours before He gave up His life to God for us.

On Holy Saturday we remember the day that Mary and the apostles and Jesus’ other friends were very sad and upset by what had happened. Their best friend and leader had just been killed.


Break the Rules Day Fundraiser

Thank you for all of the participants in last weeks Break the Rules day ! All money collected is being donated to Catholic Social Services. In total, we collected at the school $ 1,249.40 (this does not include online donations)


WAY TO GO RAIDERS !!

This Week at Holy Redeemer

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.

Wellness Corner

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Library Corner

OUR VIRTUAL HOLY REDEEMER BOOK FAIR IS ON NOW!!

And there is still Time to Shop!


Dear families,

It’s here! Our school’s Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is on now, and there is one more day to shop!!! Our very own shopping site will be open from MARCH 22nd - 29th.


Experience the joy of a Book Fair online by joining us at our Virtual Family Event! Make your favourite snacks, and come together as a family to view the fun, exciting and inspiring titles by clicking this link


https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5155125


Shipping will be free for orders over $35 before taxes, and items will be shipped to their homes.


Share this link with Grandparents and friends, too! Extended family can participate in the

Virtual Book Fair from the comfort of home.


Remember, all purchases benefit our school and earn Rewards that can be redeemed for books and Education Resources for our school’s classrooms and library.



Congratulations to Ben Boorse who won the Guess How Many contest!!

There were 638 candies in the jar.

Liza Chizhova and Westen Fontaine were runners up


Great job everyone!!

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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, 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

Nutrition Program Menu for April 2021

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Working Parents Benefits Information

Please see the two documents provided with information regarding the Working Parents Benefit.

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

GrACE Summit Information - April 19, 2021

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EICS and Holy Redeemer Re-Entry Handbook

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

Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights - March 2021

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.


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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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