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From the Principal’s Desk
February 10, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
*On Saturday, February 3, several students competed in the Bellarmine Speech League. Our students worked hard in preparation for this meet, and then did quite well. Congratulations to all of the participants!
Red Ribbon: Eva Fox and Jack Schwetz (duet), Courtney Byrne and Clare Mank (duet)
Blue Ribbon: Maizy Sadlo and Laine Wilhem (duet), Elizabeth Guenther (humorous)
Gold Ribbon (perfect score): Molly Seeser (humorous)
*Early registration for Preschool through Kindergarten has opened. Please contact the school office at 962-8989 to receive a registration packet, if you have not already done so. Registration for first through eighth grade will open in a few weeks.
*For the next couple of weeks we will be celebrating the Winter Olympics. The opening ceremonies at school occurred on Thursday, February 8, with the running of the torch throughout the building and a Parade of Nations as we listened to the “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” by John Williams over the intercom. HR Winter Olympics will have their closing ceremony on Monday, February 26. We send our prayers and best wishes to all of the athletes.
*On Tuesday, February 13, we will be hosting a Mission Carnival with a fun afternoon of games, prizes and food. All of the proceeds will be donated to these three charities chosen by Student Council: Holy Redeemer Haiti Twinning project, APA and the Crisis Nursery. At the conclusion of the Mission Carnival we will bury the Alleluia in preparation for Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 this year.
*If you would like to learn more about our school or schedule a tour, please contact the school office.
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Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.
Along with the Archdiocese, I want to express again gratitude to all those who were able to make a pledge to last year’s Beyond Sunday campaign. As you have read in The St. Louis Review, the campaign exceeded by several million dollars its goal of one-hundred million dollars. The fund is established to assist families to send their children to Catholic grade school and high school, as well as fund cooperative efforts of several cluster schools to improve STREAM education. Next academic year a half-dozen or more parish families will receive grants from the foundation. Holy Redeemer exceeded its own goal of 1.4 million dollars. You will recall that forty percent of the moneys collected come back to the parish. We are scheduled to receive $107,000 in mid-March as our next allotment. Our plan is to use a portion of that to help retire our parish debt, upgrade the sound system in church and make other capital improvements around the parish plant. You might also recall that we have pledged to donate five percent of our allotment to other charitable causes. Most recently we sent contributions to Karen House (a shelter/soup kitchen for homeless mothers and their children in North St. Louis), St. Elizabeth Parish and their food pantry (our sister parish also in North St Louis), and the service project in Appalachia which our high school youth traveled to last summer.