School News

March 11-15, 2019

Dear Parents,

We will be hosting our Open House on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm. Please help spread the word about our amazing school. I have attached a poster and it would much appreciated if parents could post this information on their social media platforms:

Holy Redeemer Open House.pdf 

We will be having our second Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences on March 19th and 20th. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss successes and address areas for improvement. An email will be sent out tomorrow with booking information.

The Lenten season, with its importance on prayer, fasting and almsgiving, is upon us. As a school community we celebrated Ash Wednesday mass at OLPH and had a very successful “Faith Day” last Thursday. Students participated in faith based activities and were entertained by Face to Face Ministries in spiritual songs and reflection throughout the day.

God bless,

Mr. Rachmistruk
Principal

 

Upcoming Important Dates:

Please find attached a March calendar of events:

March Calendar.pdf 

  • March 11 - Break the Rules Day (information below)

  • March 14 - Holy Redeemer Open House 6:00pm at Holy Redeemer

  • March 15 - Irish dancers at 9:00am

  • March 20 - Health and Wellness Day (information below)

  • March 18-21 - Jump Rope for Heart money due

  • March 19-20 - Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

  • March 22 - Spring Break begins (no school)

 

Information

  • Please find attached the March snack schedule for our nutrition program:

March Nutrition Snacks.pdf 

  • March 11th is “Break the Rules Day” for Valeda House. Each rule a student breaks, they need to pay $1.00. All donations will be going to Valeda house. Classroom teachers will be discussing some ideas of what “breaking the rules” will mean in their classroom. Valeda House provides temporary shelter for homeless women who face exceptional challenges in finding safe housing.

  • With the warm weather finally arriving our playground is going to get wet and slushy. Please have your child bring a change of clothes to school just in case they get wet. Thank you!

  • Holy Redeemer will be hosting Mental Health and Wellness day on March 20. We will be participating in a day’s worth of activities that increase awareness and provide opportunities to practice new skills focused around mental health. This year’s theme is "Sea's the Day". Students can wear PJ's, comfy clothing or dress tropical (beach theme)! We will have lunch together in the gym listening to the waves of the ocean, students should bring a beach towel to sit on. We welcome parents joining us for the day to participate alongside their children. Please note that this will be a no technology day. We encourage students to leave all their devices at home (or in their locker) for the day.

 

Faith Corner

Do You Want to Fast This Lent? (In the words of Pope Francis)

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.

  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

  • Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

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