Madonna's NEWS

Feb 23, 2020

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Thank you for coming out to our OPEN HOUSE. The winners of the door prizes are the following families: Mowat - Basket, Pina - Basket, Crothers-Ryle - Basket, and Rudiak - won the free year end field trip. We are still waiting on one more family to respond. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT AND THE GRADE 4 LEADERSHIP STUDENTS!

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February 25, 2020

What is Shrove Tuesday?

It all begins with Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday” but commonly known as Pancake Day! This is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent and it is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.

Why are Pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?

Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge and to use up the foods that are not allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

When is Shrove Tuesday celebrated?

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, leading up to Easter Sunday. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday.

In recognition of this event, the Madonna Parent Council will be providing and preparing the food and special guests will be serving all the students and staff on Tuesday, February 25.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Brownlee at or at 780-940-7420. Thank you.
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ASH Wednesday Mass, 10:30 am at OLPH Parish. Kindergarten to Grade 4 students will be attending mass. All students will be bused to OLPH Parish

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School Council Thursday March 5th at 7:00 pm

Gr. 4 Parents whose child will be attending OLPH School fro Grade 5

Thursday, March 5th @ 7:00 in the Library

Please join our School Council Meeting. Mr. Alyre Morin the Principal from OLPH School will be there to talk to parents about programs and options being offered to grade 5 students.

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UpComing Events


National Geographic Indigenous Map will be in the school for this week

25. Gr. 4 Field Trip. Bennett Center

25. SHROVE TUESDAY -- pancakes for all students

26. ASH Wednesday. Mass 10:00 am

26. Brighter Beginnings / Pre K Technology FOP 9:00 am

27. Pink Shirt Day & Assembly

28. FLEX


Tournament of Books Begins

4. Early Dismissal

5. School Council Meeting 7 PM .. Gr 4 Parents come out as the OLPH Principal will be presenting on Options for grade 5.


13. Bend the Rules Day

19. Jersey Day Wear your favorite teams Jersey

20. Grade 1 Building Bee Houses

25. Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences

26. Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences

March 27 - April 5 Spring Break


6. First Day Back to School

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Our Family Wellness Worker will be in classrooms sharing about Thinking Thoughts and Sharing Feelings.

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Indigenous Peoples of Canada Map is set up in the MPR for this school week.

Canadian Geographic's Canada 150 project, mapped Canada. This is map is build upon Indigenous traditions. It is fascinating to see this map. If you are interested in seeing this map stop by the school visit the MPR room, take off your shoes and walk this map of Canada.

This floor map is in the school for this week.

Some Indigenous elders indicated it was the only 150 project that they would endorse, as it is not based on colonialism. It is a very interesting map.

Your children will be having lessons this week "on the map".