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School News

March 12 - 16

 

Week at a Glance for March 12 - 16

 

Monday

  • 5-8 Fine Arts Academy to ARC in PM
  • Awards Review Committee Parent Meeting @ 6:00 PM
  • Parent Advisory Council Meeting @ 6:30 - with special guest Trustee Michelle Szott

 

Tuesday

  • Family Dance Pizza Orders due end of day end of the day!

Wednesday

  • Wonderful Wednesday Session with Coach Sonora
  • Curling Practice from 4-5pm
  • Grade 1-3 Skating in the PM

Thursday

  • Parent Info Night for Community Helpers Program Part 2  - 5:30 - 6:30
  • Father Jim visit 8:30 - 9:30
    • Grade 1 @ 8:39
    • Grade 3! @ 9:00
  • Salto gymnastics field trip for rec and leadership

Friday

  • St. Patrick’s Day Family Dance
  • Pizza/Sub Lunch orders are due
  • Wear Green!!!

Upcoming Dates:

March 21 & 22 Parent Teacher Student Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

March 23 - April 3 Spring Break & Easter Weekend

PAC Notes:

  • Pizza/Sub Lunch orders are now open and due March 16th
  • Family Dance Pizza Orders due end of day March 13th
  • Our amazing PAC is looking to organize a community event in the fall!  It will be a dinner and dance fundraiser for Holy Redeemer. The vision is to have the dinner and dance along with a silent auction at the end of October or the end of the harvest season.  Our PAC is seeking committee members to help with organizing this exciting event - and the first job is to give this event a name - maybe the Harvest Moon Dinner and Dance, or something fun!  If you want to be part of the committee, email Angela at amd693@hotmail.com.

Parent Notes:

  • We are seeking volunteers for Wednesday’s 1-3 Skating Field Trip.  Parents can meet us there at 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. If you are free, please email Mrs. Lefler at samatha.lefler@eics.ab.ca.  Also, reminder all student and adults need a helmut to go on the ice.  Thanks.
  • Grade 2 is in need of flashlights! Any families who have some extras and are willing to donate to us, we’d happily take them. Send them Mrs. Haston’s way. Thanks
  • Thank you to Miss. St. Amand and the Student Government for organizing the Jasper Ski Trip last week!  Our students had a fantastic time on the trip.
  • Huge thanks to Miss Akhtar and Coach Sonora for organizing a great mental health day, along with our guest nurses who were our fantastic presenters.  It was a terrific experience for our students and very well received by all! Thanks to all staff for supporting the event!!
  • This Tuesday our Booking system for Parent-Teacher-Interviews will be live for parents to schedule their interview.  The booking system will be open at 4:00 p.m. An email will go out to all parents via PowerSchool. If you require assistance, please contact the school at 780-922-4522.  Interviews are scheduled for March 21 and 22 from 3:30 - 6:30.
  • Grade 2 is in need of flashlights. If you have some spare ones around the house and would be able to donate them to Grade 2 please send them to Mrs. Haston! Thank you very much!!!

 

 

Gospel Reading

John 3:14-21

Jesus tells Nicodemus that the Son of Man will be raised up so that those who believe in him will have eternal life.

Family Connection

Parents whose children are afraid of the dark are struck by John’s observation that darkness is preferred to light. Perhaps this is as it should be. God made us to live in the light of his love. But this original friendship with God was corrupted by sin. Our sin causes us to shy away from Christ, the light that has come into the world. During the season of Lent, we try to fight this tendency by remembering God’s great mercy and the salvation that we have received through Jesus. We do not fear confessing our sins, knowing that God forgives us, and so, during Lent, we seek out opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

After your family gathers, sit for a time in darkness, then light a candle. Invite people to talk about what it felt like to be in the darkness and to compare that to their feelings when the candle was lit. What are we able to see by the limited glow of the candlelight that we couldn’t see when we were sitting in darkness? Read today’s Gospel, John 3:14-21. John’s Gospel teaches us that Jesus was the light that came into the world. In this light we know ourselves to be sinners, but we are not condemned. Instead we have been saved because we have been forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Conclude in prayer together, thanking God for the great gift of forgiveness we have received through Jesus. Pray together the Act of Contrition.

 

 

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