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A Note from Andrea Dickel, Principal
Dear Holy Redeemer Parishioners,
It seems that my turn has come around again and I am excited to share some information about the school and all the great things happening there.
We had a very busy first semester that included the rib fundraiser that allowed us to purchase laptops for our teachers. We want to send a special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their support of our teachers! The laptops provided a much-needed upgrade!
During October, we wrapped up our first quarter and started our second quarter with a nice fall break in between. Now that we’ve wrapped up our second quarter, I’m excited to announce that for two straight quarters, almost three-quarters of our students have earned all A’s and B’s. This is quite an accomplishment and I am so proud of both our students and their teachers for their hard work.
November saw us enter the world of competitive giving, as I’d like to call it. For our canned food drive, we decided to have a little competition and let students bring in certain items that counted as different amounts of points. They were also allowed to put items in another class’s pile and give them negative points. The competition was fierce but in a game like this, there are only winners! Our students collected more than 3,000 items to be distributed to food pantries to help make someone else’s holiday a little nicer!
In December we had our annual Fine Arts Night. Ms. Helfrich brings out the best in our students artistically and it is so fun to see their work on display. The Christmas Program was also very well done with our 5th graders shining brightly on stage and our K-4 students supporting them with a beautiful choir. Our 6th-8th grade band students also got to show off their skills and they are impressive to hear. We are lucky to have such gifted teachers in Ms. Huggins and Mrs. Goth.
Christmas break was a welcome respite from a busy semester! But now that we’re back in session, we are focusing on all the things happening this year. Catholic Schools Week will be the last full week of January and will allow all of us to celebrate our love for Holy Redeemer and the blessings we have been afforded by attending a Catholic school. During that week we will have our annual Come and See Night on Thursday, January 30, from 5-7 pm.. We invite anyone looking for a great school to take a tour, meet with a family who has made the switch from a public school, talk to our talented teachers, and really get a feel for what a great education at Holy Redeemer looks like. Please spread the word to friends and family and help us share the greatness that is Holy Redeemer!
Andrea Dickel, Principal