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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of events coming up at schools throughout the region.
Monday, October 17, 2016 St. Elizabeth Seton School – Read-a-Thon Fundraiser
Location: St. Elizabeth Seton School (35 Addinell Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 1V5)St. Elizabeth Seton School have started their annual Read-a-Thon Fundraiser. This is a 21-day reading challenge where students are encouraged to read for 15-30 minutes each day and have the opportunity to win draws and prizes from our Parent Council. This event runs from October 3-24. Please contact Erika Pottage at 403-343-6017 for more information. 

Monday, October 17, 2016 St. Francis of Assisi Middle School – Community Helpers Training Location: St. Francis of Assisi Middle School (321 Lindsay Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 3M1) Community Helpers is a supportive listening and suicide prevention training program for youth and adults identified by their peers as helping individuals. This program is available in schools and communities within Central Alberta. The training is tailored to meet the needs of the group and allows participants to meet others in their community and school also identified as helpers. The training bridges the gap between the identified helpers and community resources. This event is scheduled for October 17-18 for Grade 8 and 9 community helpers, and October 20-21 for Grade 6 and 7 community helpers. For more information, please contact Brandon Heck at 403-314-1449

Monday, October 17, 2016 St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School – Read-a-thon
Location: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School (4453 – 51 Avenue Innisfail, AB T4G 1A7) School Council is holding their annual Read-a-thon fundraiser from October 3-19 where students are encouraged to set a daily reading goal over a 17 day period. A prize ballot is given to participating students for minutes read, for example, one ballot may be equal to ten minutes of reading. Students will then have the option to put their ballots into a variety of prize buckets where one winner will be drawn from each bucket. Ballots are also given out for funds raised.
For more information, please contact Shane Chisholm at 403-227-2123.
Monday, October 17, 2016
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School – Maniac Magee/Classroom Quilt
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School (3821 39 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6)Students are reading the novel, “Maniac Magee.” The main character in the novel has gifts and talents that are similar to a super hero. On this date, students will create a page that outlines their own gifts and talents. Each page will make up a part of a classroom quilt. Each page can include pictures, works of art, poems, etc. and  should reflect the personality of each student. The pages will be laminated before the quilt is constructed.
Please contact Charmaine Babey at 403-346-8951 for more information. 
Monday, October 17, 2016
St. Dominic Catholic High School – Senior Girls Volleyball Game
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: St. Dominic Catholic High School (5502 50 St, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1W6)
St. Dominic Senior Girls Volleyball team will play at home against Rimbey on this date. Come out and cheer on the Huskies!
Please contact Mark Fraser at 403-845-5313 for more information.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
St. Teresa of Avila School – Sacred Tree Lessons
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. Teresa of Avila School (190 Glendale Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4P 2P7)Our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Support Team will visit five classrooms on this date to introduce students to Sacred Tree Lessons. The Sacred Tree Lesson will be delivered in all classrooms throughout this day and the following day. The Sacred Tree lessons support our Division Faith Theme: Rooted, Nourished and Growing.
Please contact Rori-Lynn Daniel at 403-346-0505 for more information. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi Middle School – Junior Achievement
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Middle School (321 Lindsay Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 3M1)Volunteers with the Junior Achievement organization will present to Grade 7 classes on October 18 and 20. The presentation focuses on a variety of money related topics from budgeting to consumer rights to modern methods of payment and safety issues surrounding those. Please contact Brian Munro at 403-314-1449 for more information. 
October 18, 2016
École Our Lady of the Rosary School – Lion’s Club Eye Screening
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)Members of the Sylvan Lake Lion’s Club will conduct an eye screening test on Kindergarten students on October 18-19.
Please contact Loretta Zolinski at 403-343-2568 for more information. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
St. Patrick’s Community School – Falling into Christmas Trade Fair
Time: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: St. Patrick’s Community School (#300, 56 Holt St, Red Deer, AB T4N 6A6)
Plan ahead for Christmas and support a good cause by supporting St. Patrick’s Annual Trade Fair. There will be food trucks, vendors and bake sale tables all in one place on this evening for your shopping convenience. Proceeds from the bake tables will go towards Christmas food hampers to help families in need within our community.
Food Trucks:
  • Taste Budz
  • Golden Mini Donuts
  • Papa Baldy’s Pizza
  • Country House Kitchen and Catering

Vendors:

  • Kastiel Welding
  • heritage Makers
  • Youngevity
  • Scentsy
  • Arbonne
  • Thrive Life
  • Perfecting your Fashion
  • Younique
  • Tupperware
  • Mongolia & Vine
  • Fussy Party Decor
  • Balderson Creations
  • Pottery Verve
  • Avon
  • Steeped Tea
  • And many more to come…Please contact Cheryl Nichols at (403) 343-3238 for more information. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

St. Dominic Catholic High School – Junior Girls Volleyball Game Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: St. Dominic Catholic High School (5502 50 St, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1W6)

St. Dominic Junior Girls Volleyball Team will play at home on this date against David Thompson High School. Come out and cheer on the Huskies!

For more information, please contact Paige Sears-Owchar at 403-845-5313.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Town Hall Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Father Henri Voisin School (60 Clearview Dr, Red Deer, AB T4P 0K4)

Deputy Minister of Education, Curtis Clarke invites all parents to join a Conversation with Education Minister David Eggen to discuss curriculum development on Tuesday, October 18 at Father Henri Voisin School from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public, and media are invited to attend as well.

It is recommended that anyone attending this event read this document: The Guiding Framework for the Design and Development of Kindergarten to Grade 12 Provincial Curriculum.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Senior Girls and Boys Volleyball Game
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (4204 – 58 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 2L6)

The Senior Girls and Boys Volleyball teams will play away games at Lindsay Thurber High School on this date. Girls play at 6:00 p.m. with the Boys to follow.

Please contact Gino Castellan at 403-342-4800 for more information. Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: École Secondaire Notre Dame High School (50 Lees St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2P6)

All 2017 graduating students and their parents are encouraged to attend this meeting for important information regarding graduation and scholarships. This event will be held in the school’s gymnasium. Please contact Shannon Nivens at 403-342-4800 for more information.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
École Our Lady of the Rosary School – Lion’s Club Eye Screening
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Members of the Sylvan Lake Lion’s Club will conduct an eye screening test on Kindergarten students on October 18-19.

Please contact Loretta Zolinski at 403-343-2568 for more information. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
St. Teresa of Avila School – MusicKidz: Physical Literacy Community Connections
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: St. Teresa of Avila School (190 Glendale Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4P 2P7)

Wendy Bownes, a music specialist with the MusicKidz program will visit Grade 1-5 Foundations students on this date. Wendy will deliver engaging and interactive music that allows learners of all abilities to participate, enjoy music, and express themselves through music. MusicKidz is part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Physical Literacy Community Connections (PLCC) programming.

The PLCC programming provides a variety of opportunities for students in our Foundations Programs to actively interact in a variety of activities throughout the community to enhance their learning experiences.

Please contact Tobi Langlois at 403-346-0505 for more information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School – Reading with Father Tom
Time: 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School (4453 – 51 Avenue Innisfail, AB T4G 1A7)

Father Tom will join Grade 1 and 2 students to read with them as part of the school’s Read-a-Thon.

Please contact Shane Chisholm at 403-227-2123 for more details.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Healthy Active School Symposium
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: CrossRoads Church (38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer, AB T4S 2N4)

The Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) provides an opportunity for students on the Health Champion team to get together with other Health Champions in Red Deer to discuss ideas and promote a healthy lifestyle. This action-packed day will be held on October 20.

Please contact Char Andrew at 403-343-1055 for more information. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
École Our Lady of the Rosary School – Pre-K Family Session, Conversation Connection
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: École Our Lady of the Rosary School (4520 Ryders Ridge Blvd, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0E1)

Pre-kindergarten families are invited to attend this event with our Coordinator of Inclusive Learning, Suzy Potts. Mrs. Potts will provide different strategies to help with speech.

Join us for an interactive session that will focus on expanding language, thinking skills and conversation with common activities and daily routines. Students will make a snack, create a game and complete a craft. They will also participate in an interactive reading experience with Pete the Cat. This session will be led by our Speech and Language Pathologists.

For more information, please contact Suzy Potts at 403-343-1055.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Hunting Hills High School (150 Lockwood Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 2M4)

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball teams will play away games vs. Hunting Hills High School on this date. Girls start at 6:00 p.m. with the boys to follow.

Please contact Gino Castellan at 403-342-4800 for more information.

Friday, October 21, 2016
St. Teresa of Avila School – Exploring our Natural World
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: St. Teresa of Avila School (190 Glendale Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4P 2P7)

Tanya, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre Programmer, will provide students in Grades 1-5 in the Foundations Program with vast opportunities to discover more about the great outdoors. Students will be able to broaden their classroom knowledge with hands-on exploration of animals, plants, birds and many other elements that we are fortunate to be surrounded by in the Red Deer area. Kerry Wood is a part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools’ Physical Literacy and Community Connections (PLCC) programming.

For more information, please contact Tobi Langlois at 403-346-0505.

Friday, October 21, 2016
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Junior Volleyball Cougar Classic
Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: École Secondaire Notre Dame High School (50 Lees St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2P6)

Games will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 21 and continue through to October 22 at 8:00 p.m. The official schedule is posted here. Please contact Gino Castellan at 403-342-4800 for more information.

Friday, October 21, 2016
St. Dominic Catholic High School – Junior Girls Volleyball Tournament
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: St. Dominic Catholic High School (5502 50 St, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1W6)

The Junior Girls Volleyball Team will host a volleyball tournament on October 21-22. Come out and cheer on the Huskies!

For more information, please contact Mark Fraser at 403-845-5313.

Friday, October 21, 2016
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Football Game
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: ME Global Athletic Park (5644 56 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 1N6)

The Cougars Football team will play an away game against Lacombe Composite High School on this date. Let’s go, Cougars!

Please contact Gino Castellan at 403-342-4800 for more information. 

Friday, October 21, 2016
Walk ‘n Talk
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Kin Kanyon Park, (off 47 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6K6)

Join our Family School Enhancement Counsellors and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Support Team for an evening event open to all RDCRS families. This Walk ‘n Talk event encourages healthy physical activity and conversation.

Please meet at Kin Kanyon Park off 47 Ave in Red Deer. Glow sticks/bracelets will be provided, as well as refreshments and a bonfire. Families are encouraged to bring their own flashlights or their own glow sticks as well.

For more information, please contact Julie Masson at 403-346-8951.

Friday, October 21, 2016
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Memorial Scholarship and Academic Awards Night
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: École Secondaire Notre Dame High School (50 Lees St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2P6)

Grade 12 academic achievements and Memorial Scholarships will be awarded. Students are to attend by invitation only. Media welcome to attend.

For more information, please call Shannon Nivens at 403-342-4800.

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Family math nights add up to success

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In an effort to build an understanding of teaching math both at school and in the home, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is pleased to provide Family Math Nights.

These school-specific evenings first begin with an information session, and end with interactive stations for families to explore, all centred around developing understanding of concepts versus memorization skills. These sessions provide an opportunity to engage in math with a hands-on approach and ask questions to our numeracy experts.

Feedback from parents at other schools has shown that these Family Math Nights have a positive impact on student success.

Please note the upcoming Family Math Nights:

  • St. Teresa of Avila School (Grades 1-3) – January 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Holy Family School (Grades 1-5) – February 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Retro Radio Christmas Review – A Family Christmas Time Treat Courtesy of RDC

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When you’re tired of work and technology and a busy life, it can be hard to take a deep breath and slow down for a few hours.  That makes it all the more difficult to get into the “Christmas” spirit.

If that’s your challenge, RDC’s School of Creative Arts has some tonic for you.  This week, through to Saturday night, RDC presents “Retro Radio Christmas Review”.

Student actors portray some of the biggest names in radio broadcast history from the heydays of radio programs.

Check out this video… and get your tickets for the whole family!

Here’s all the information you need from RDC…

Let your imagination soar as the Theatre Performance and Creation students in the RDC School of Creative Arts bring their characters to life on stage. Our season would not be possible without the hard-working, professional Theatre and Entertainment Production students, providing behind-the-scenes support with costumes, props, weaponry, special effects, lighting, sound equipment, and stage management. 

Retro Radio Christmas Review
– live, on stage – by various authors

Age Group: Teens and Adults
Mainstage, Arts Centre
Evenings:  November 23 -25 & November 28 – December 2 | 7:30 pm
Weekend Public Matinees: November 25 & December 2 | 1:00 pm
School Matinees: November 24 & Dec 1 | 12:00 pm

Imagine yourself transported to the golden age of radio. Our actors will be portraying some of the biggest names in radio from some of the great Christmas classics. See how all those sound effects are created live on stage and what really happens between the performers when the broadcast goes live. A great evening for the whole family.

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