Posted in Volunteering

Wrap Hymnals!

The children have all-new hymnals for school Mass! We are wrapping them in contact paper so they keep their shape better.

Join us for fellowship, potluck refreshments, and late summer catching-up between 5:30-8:30 pm Thursday 9/20 and Friday 9/21 in the staff lunch room and bring a friend or spouse (etc.) to help us wrap books in an assembly line.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can!

Many hands make light work! Several of us got a head start last night but we have more to do!

Posted in Social Events

Uniform Closet

Holy Redeemer’s best kept secret is our uniform closet!

In a small room off the music room, you will find (pre-loved) HR uniforms from teeny-tiny to adult-sized, even including sweaters!

There are also shoes, Spirit Shirts, Jog-aThon shirts, and more. One of my son’s favorite T-shirts is a dark green T that has Holy Redeemer written on it, front + back, with no logo – found in the uniform closet. We’ve found HR Soccer caps there, and the original soccer scarves (that are again available in the Spirit Store).

Accessing the Closet

You might wonder how you can access the uniform closet.

During school hours, you can ask Lonney or someone else at the office, and they will let you in!

When school is over, but BTC staff is still hard at work watching our children, one of the BTC teachers will let you in.

Bringing Your Students’ Old Uniforms

You are welcome to take what you need from the closet whether or not you have uniforms to bring there.

Later on, when your children outgrow their current uniforms and Spirit Shirts, you are welcome to leave them at the office or in the closet.

Please see the front office if you have questions!

Posted in Meetings

Back to School Night

At Holy Redeemer, parents can meet the teachers and learn more about how their children’s classrooms operate, what the homework policies are, and whether the teacher has a good sense of humor, by visiting Back to School Nights.

There are two:

  • Thursday, 9/13 at 6:30 pm – for grades K-5
  • Thursday, 9/20 at 6:30 pm – for grades 6-8

The is no child care provided at Back to School Night. What that means in practice is that kids either stay home, or families connect with an older student who can babysit on the playground during the sessions.

If your family has only one child at the school, and multiple parents, parents can take turns sharing time with the child and visiting the classroom (since there are two sessions). 

If you can’t make it to Back to School Night, rely on other parents to help you out, and know that teachers send home handouts that you’ll probably get in your child’s Friday folder this week for parents who missed.

The schedule of K-5th Back to School Night looks like this:

Annual Title I Parent Meeting in Room # 119-Prior to our K-5 Back to School Night!

6:30-6:50 — Meet in cafeteria full group- introductions and brief message from Mrs. Raineri and Fr. Pat

6:50-7:00 — 4th graders’ parents meet our violin teachers and learn about our violin program

7:00-7:15 — First session with homeroom teachers

7:20-7:35 — Second session with homeroom teachers

7:35 — Mrs. Raineri will make an announcement that teachers are finished and she will be available for any questions

The schedule of Middle School Back to School Night looks like this:

6:30 — Meet in your child’s homeroom

7:00 — Meet in the cafeteria to speak with all middle school teachers and share refreshments.

Posted in Social Events

Back to School BBQ – Sept. 7, 2017

Welcome (back) to Holy Redeemer for the 2018-19 school year!

Most years, the first Friday of the school year, Parent Club hosts a school wide, free, back-to-school BBQ with hamburgers and veggie burgers, fixings, and chips. We usually have soda for sale and the Spirit Store. 

This year due to the Eagle Creek wildfire, we rescheduled the BBQ to Sept. 7 – the first Friday night of the school year, 5:30-7:30 pm, on the playground.

All are welcome!

Tips for a successful BBQ:

  • Bring a picnic blanket and, of you think of it, water bottles (we have water jugs available for refilling).
  • Show up by 7 pm so there’s time to make more burgers if we need to.
  • Take the time to meet new families – especially if you are a returning HR family, please make the effort to reach out to unfamiliar faces. We easily forget how it can feel to be the newcomer (scary, lonely, sad) to our community amidst all our own joyful reunions happening at the start of a new year.
Posted in Fundraisers

Spirit Store! New Polo and Order Form for 2018-19 are Here

To order from the Spirit Store, download and complete a 2018-19 Spirit Store Order Form, put it in an envelope with payment, and leave it in the office marked for SPIRIT STORE with your child’s name and grade. Spirit store orders are place the last school day of each month and orders are sent home mid-month.

Holy Redeemer Spirit Store is now offering a GREAT new addition! You can now order a golf-style, breezy polo, with embroidery, for $18.Sizes range Youth XS-XL & Adult S-3XL. Short sleeve only, at this time. A sample is available at the front office if you would like to check it out.