March 20 2022
Standing with Ukraine
This was our school's St. Patrick Day Prayer
Congratulations to FOUR of our Madonna Students on their FIRST COMMUNION
Parent Teacher Student Interviews ... please book a session ... as per instructions below
School Bookings is Now Open to Book Your Appointment for Interviews
Interviews are on March 23rd and 24th 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Please read the following before booking your appointment time as there are varying formats:
To book an interview for a student in Kindergarten or Kindergarten Pathways please go to https://www.schoolbookings.net/code?z=orRkZC and use the code ceej3
To book an interview for a student in Mrs. Perri's (Mrs. Noel) grade 1N class please go to
https://www.schoolbookings.net/code?z=orRkZC and use code hb3bf
To book an interview for a student in the following:
Grade 1 Ms. Forslund,
Grade 2 Mrs. LaRose,
Grade 2/3 Mrs. Hunt,
Grade 3 Ms. Gauthier
Grade 4 Miss. Podoborozny/Mrs. Phelan/Miss. Carr,
Ms. Wiunow: Collaborative Response Coordinator
Mrs. Norrie: Familly Wellness Worker
go to https://www.schoolbookings.net/code?z=orRkZC and use code 2tspg
Please note the time and type of interview you can choose to attend.
PUF Pathways - 30-minute in-person interviews only
Kindergarten & Kindergarten Pathways - 30-minute in-person interviews only
1N Mrs. Perri for Mrs. Noel - 30-minute in-person interviews only
1F Ms. Forslund - 15 minute in-person/video/telephone options
2L Mrs. LaRose - 15 minute in-person/video/telephone options
2/3H Mrs. Hunt - 15 minute in-person/video/telephone options
3G Ms. Gauthier - 15 minute in-person/video/telephone options
4P Ms. Podoborozny/Mrs. Phelan/Mrs. Carr - 10 minute in-person/video/telephone options
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE
The Calendar for next year has been APPROVED. Please download for your records.
COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
On March 1st, the government of Alberta will lift many of the COVID restrictions throughout the province, continuing the process that began a few weeks ago. For schools this will mean the following:
Adults in schools will not be required to wear masks, though they are welcome to do so. This applies to staff and parent volunteers.
Students wearing masks in school is a parental choice. ( If you would like masks we have some to give away please let me know.)
Schools will begin the process of re-integrating classes beyond cohorts. This will mean the return to school assemblies, parents, in school, in-person school functions, spectators at school events, field trips that intermingle with the public etc.
At Madonna Catholic School starting March 1.
- Cohorts can mix at recess.
- Masking is not required by any adults in the building.
- Field trips can intermingle with the public.
- For parent-teacher interviews, March 23 & 24, parents will choose how they want to participate in interviews. Realizing we have students whose parents have never been in the school many parents may want in the building. Parents will have the option of an in-person, or virtual meeting. (more information to sign up will come out next week)
- Parents will continue to drop off and pick up children outside their child's designated doors.
- Gathering as a school for assemblies will start after spring break.
AHS Checklist is still in effect ... please follow
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING AHS & EICS's Covid Protocols!
If your child is ill or is in close contact, please follow the AHS Daily Checklist guidelines.
If you are not sure what to do, you can call 811.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK below for EICS Planhttps://www.eics.ab.ca/download/378195
Please click the blue box below ... this will take you to AHS Daily Check List
Kindergarten Lead the Assembly this week!
21 to 24 Indigenous Floor Map of Canada ... will be in the school for this week
22 - Gr.2 LaRose Inuit in-School Field trip
23 - 3 Way Conferences 4:00 - 7:00 PM
24 - 3 Way Conferences 4:00 - 7:00 PM
24 - Gotcha Assembly
24 - School Council Parents supply popcorn to all students.
25 - NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK STARTS
SPRING BREAK MARCH 25 - APRIL 1 ....STUDENTS COME BACK ON APRIL 4
4 - Students Back at School
5 - OLPH School Visiting the Gr. 4's Option Programs gr. 5
6 - Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm
7 - School Spirit Day - Animal Day -- Dress like your favorite Animal
8 - Afternoon of Flex option
11- Kindergarten waste field trip
12- Kindergarten waste field trip
15- Good Friday No School
18 - Easter Monday No School
22 - Earth Day ... Students Wear Blue and Green
25 - Kinder M/W Spring Fever Event
26 - Kinder T/TH Spring Fever Event
28 - EASTER MASS our school only Families are welcome!
29 - Gotcha Assembly
2nd - 6th Catholic Education Week
2 - Rosary Walk
6 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ... PD day for staff
Message from our Family Wellness Worker (FWW)
Students can visit with FWW’s for a lot of different reasons, some examples are:
if you are having a lot of feelings or intense feelings and need someone to talk to try to help you cope with them
if you are having trouble with friendships or making new friends
if you worry a lot
if you have trouble sitting still in class or focusing on your schoolwork
An FWW also supports families. Some reasons that parents or guardians may want to connect with me are if they are:
struggling with your child’s emotions or behavior and want support
wanting someone to talk to
looking for resources to support your child’s or your own mental health
struggling financially and need support with community resources
Helping children understand the difference between secrets and surprises can be an important strategy in keeping kids safe. Surprises are meant to be shared with everyone at a later time, while a secret is information they are asked never to share. Encourage children not to keep secrets and always to tell a trusted adult. Start a conversation with your children to help them to understand the difference and encourage them to ask questions if they are unsure. Discussions like these help support healthy relationships and foster independence in children.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION