Our first day of school is Monday, August 29. Our school day is 8:10am-2:50pm on a full day of school. The school is open to students, beginning at 7:45am. On half days, our dismissal time is 12:30pm.


After Care begins with the first day of school and is available to students who have enrolled in the program only. To enroll in Before and After Care, please visit http://school.holy-redeemer.org/admissions/before___after_care.


RECENT NEWS AND HOLY REDEEMER HAPPENINGS


2016-2017 SUPPLY LIST AND CALENDAR

The 2016-2017 Supply Lists are now available by following this link. The 2016-2017 School Calendar can also be exported from the website by clicking the "export" icon at http://school.holy-redeemer.org/calendar. The Brown Envelope/Packet Pickup will be held August 23-25 from 9am-12pm in the Art Room. The School Store will also be open at that time. Additionally, the Brown Envelopes will be available for pickup after Masses on August 27 & 28.
New Parent Orientation will be held Thursday, August 25. Pre-K & K parents will begin at 6:30. All parents will meet together at 7pm. The Used Uniform Sale will be held during this time, as well as the School Store Sale.

SCHOOL UNIFORM INFORMATION
Please follow the respective links to pricing and ordering information for the school uniforms through Flynn & O'Hara and Risse Brothers

The following is the online uniform shopping link to Flynn & O'Hara for our school. You may use this link to create an account and place an order: www.flynnohara.com/school/md381.
In celebration of the start of summer, Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms is offering FREE SHIPPING for all online school uniform orders placed July 1-10.

Each company has a local store:
Risse Brothers, 9700 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Unit B, Lanham, Maryland 20706
(301) 220-1985
 

Flynn & O’Hara, 8807 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706
(240) 764-4545

Make sure that you allow enough time when ordering the uniform shoes, which can take upwards of 3 weeks to arrive.


HRS DAY AT THE BALLPARK
Holy Redeemer School is teaming up with the Bowie Baysox for a Day at the Ballpark! Kick off the school year with a fun day out. Learn more here: 16-HRS Day at the Bowie Baysox.pdf

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
HRS SCHOOL CLEAN UP DAY

On August 20th from 9 am- 12 pm, we invite everyone to join us for our annual School Clean Up day. We will be preparing the school grounds and playgrounds for the new year. This event counts towards your volunteer hours and we ask that you bring your own tools.

PIZZA LUNCH VOLUNTEERS
We are in need of VIRTUS-trained volunteers to help serve pizza from 11:30am-12:30pm on Tuesdays this school year. This fundraiser helps to pay for the 8th grade graduation activities. Volunteers do not need to commit for the entire year. Please email Ms. Eller at jeller@holy-redeemer.org if you are able to volunteer.

END OF THE YEAR ACCOLADES

The representative from the College Park American Legion, Angie Rodriguez, recently visited our school to give out awards from an essay contest, sponsored by the American Legion. She told us that 175 essays were collected from schools throughout the College Park and Beltsville area. Out of those 175, 17 received awards for their essays. Out of those 17 that received awards, 16 of the students were from Holy Redeemer School. "This is a testament to the teachers and Mrs. Bovich of the quality education that they are providing to the students," said Ms. Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, our 8th grade graduates are going on to a diverse mix of schools. The Class of 2016 at Holy Redeemer School had a 100% acceptance rate to the Catholic high school of their choice. Also, this year, 14 students were accepted into the prestigious Science and Technology Program at Eleanor Roosevelt and Charles Flower High Schools.
The Class of 2016 is attending:
Academy of the Holy Cross
Atholton High School
Bowie High School
Charles Flowers High School - Science and Technology Program
DeMatha High School
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School- Science and Technology Program
Elizabeth Seton High School
The Field School
La Plata High School
Montgomery Blair High School
Prince Georges Community College of Health and Sciences
Severna Park High School
St. John's College High School
St. Vincent Pallotti High School

WALK-A-THON

Be on the lookout for information about this year’s Walk-a-thon! This is one of the largest fundraisers for the school, and this year the event is going to be all-new! More details will be coming soon. STAY TUNED!

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROMOTION
Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students ended the year with wonderful promotion ceremonies. Thank you for a great year! You can watch the ceremonies here:
Pre-Kindergarten: https://www.facebook.com/HRSCollegePark/videos/884848088304302/
Kindergarten: https://www.facebook.com/HRSCollegePark/videos/884895568299554/

TUITION RATES ARE POSTED
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 school year have been posted. Please see the Admissions tab for more information.

TUITION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE!
If you are interested in enrolling your child at Holy Redeemer School, but are concerned about the financial commitment, please contact the school office at 301-474-3993 or school@holy-redeemer.org. We at Holy Redeemer are committed to keeping Catholic education affordable and will assist parents in meeting the financial obligation of school tuition. Also, the Maryland State Department of Education has just finished formulating the guidelines and procedures for the BOOST scholarship program and the State is now accepting online applications for scholarship awards the 2016-17 school year at www.marylandpublicschools.org/BOOST.


HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL TEACHER WINS ARCHDIOCESE'S GOLDEN APPLE AWARD
Holy Redeemer School is proud to announce that our very own Fourth Grade teacher, Mrs. Christina Harrington, is the recipient of the Archdiocese of Washington's Golden Apple award! Mrs. Harrington is one of just ten teachers selected from all of the teachers in the archdiocese.

Entering her 25th year as a teacher at Holy Redeemer School, Mrs. Harrington is the fourth grade Homeroom Teacher, the fourth and fifth grade Mathematics and Science Teacher, and she is also the Intermediate Level Coordinator. Additionally, she is a certified Catechist, the Chess Club moderator, member of the NJHS Faculty Council and a parent of two children who both have attended Holy Redeemer School.

Mrs. Harrington makes learning fun in her classroom, with unique experiments and demonstrations.  As one parents, said, 'She has the uncanny ability to meet every student she teaches precisely where they are at that moment, and she tailors her lessons to educate and challenge them every day. Her lessons are all rooted in the Catholic ideals of faith, hope and charity. She recognizes each student's unique talents and challenges and makes sure that each and every one of them strives for excellence. Most impressive is the almost magical sense of inner grace and calm that Mrs. Harrington possesses. Her quick wit and easygoing style make her a joy to be around.'

Congratulations, Mrs. Harrington, and well deserved!

Watch the surprise announcement here: https://youtu.be/eVxpJiEF0WY


‚ÄčHRS at a glance


GRANDPARENTS' DAY!
Watch the PK-3rd Grade: https://youtu.be/IlTGHTbFz8I
Watch the 4th-8th Grade: https://youtu.be/89e-OETTzVw

At this event, Grandparents Day and Very Important People are invited to come to our school, visit the classroom, and then attend a special presentation with refreshments and musical performances from each class.

THE WALK-A-THON IS A SUCCESS!

The Walk-a-thon this year raised nearly $10,000 for Science, Math and Technology enrichment programs at Holy Redeemer School. Thank you all for your very generous donations!
Walkathon 2015
Walkathon 2015

Hear what some of our parents have to say about Holy Redeemer School:
"My husband and I looked into a lot of area schools trying to find the perfect fit, not only for our children, but for our whole family.  When we visited Holy Redeemer in January 2014, we knew without a doubt that we had found the absolute best environment for our children.  Worried that there would be no more spots available, we went straight to our car, opened up our laptop and completed the online application. Our son started Kindergarten in August 2015 and was immediately enveloped by friendly classmates, teachers, and administrators. When he was chosen as the “Superstar,” Mrs. Ervin sent home a list compiled by his classmates that listed all the reasons why he was a superstar to share with us.  I am so glad she did, because it only confirmed what I already knew.  He loves school, and we love it too! Our younger son will start Pre-Kindergarten in 2015, and he is so looking forward to joining his brother.  I encourage anyone I know that is looking for a great school to check out Holy Redeemer!" -Kelly

"This was a great school year for our children. They have thrived and flourished in a caring and spiritual environment filled with varied activities and learning opportunities. Our family had grown spiritually as we shared the religious growth with our children. To our Pastor, Principal, Teachers and Staff we appreciate you. We Thank You!"- Annette

"Holy Redeemer School has offered my children a high quality education, a strong supportive community, and a grounding sense of spirituality during a challenging year for our family. I feel very blessed that my children were with such skilled, nurturing, and caring teachers and administrators at HRS. My daughters grew and flourished at HRS and their little brother can't wait to join them this upcoming year!"- Shannon

Welcome to Holy Redeemer School

I am truly blessed to be the principal of such a welcoming school known for its excellence in education both within our community and the Archdiocese of Washington. Holy Redeemer School is a Catholic parish school rooted in Gospel values, and is committed to excellence in education with the power of faith.  Holy Redeemer School offers an educational program for Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade designed to respect the dignity of all students, recognize individual differences, and promote social justice and other Gospel values as integral elements of Christian living. 

Through worship and study of scripture, Holy Redeemer School celebrates the relationship between God and our faith community. Our standards-based curriculum, combined with innovative instruction, leads to higher individual achievement and academic excellence.  Our students are happy, excited learners with a great respect for their teachers and administrators.

The parents are the primary educators of their children.  I invite our parents to volunteer and be a part of the learning process here at Holy Redeemer.  It has become obvious to me that the parental support and energy I witness is an integral part of our school’s reputation for excellence and fosters such a strong sense of family and community.

With God’s blessings,
Mrs. Maria C. Bovich, Principal