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.

Posted in Teacher Support

Staff Appreciation Week – May 7th-11th

Every year during Staff Appreciation week, Parent Reps organize their classrooms to bring meals and treats to the staff, and provide a token of our appreciation to individual staff members.

Photo of a flower bouquet and plate of cookies

Here is the schedule for the week of staff appreciation, May 7th – 11th.
Monday – Pre K
Tuesday – 6th grade
Wednesday – 1st grade
Thursday – 4th grade
Friday – 2nd grade
You should here from your Parent Rep about your classroom’s involvement.
We are keeping the staff gift a secret (so I’m not going to post online)! Ask your Parent Rep for details.
Posted in Fundraisers, Social Events

Fish Fry Starts March 9!

The first of three Lenten Fish Fry evenings is Friday, March 9th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the cafeteria!

We are more in need of volunteers tomorrow night than for the next three Fridays. If you can volunteer, please contact Dana Wazny.

The Fish Fry will also take place Friday, March 16th, and Friday, March 23rd! The events are Parent Club-organized fundraisers for the school.

We eat fish on Fridays because during Lent, most people over age 14 are prohibited from eating meat. Note that for the past few years, we’ve offered vegetarian entrées as part of the Fish Fry for the veg(atari)ans among us who always abstain from meat.

See the flyer below: