Madonna News

October 24, 2021

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SAFE for Halloween

YES, we will be having HALLOWEEN this year. Friday, October 29th, is the day that staff and students will be dressing up and having a class party.

School Council, will be providing every child with a "Treat Bag"!

So please DO NOT send any extra food for the Halloween Party.

In order for this to go we have some very strict guidelines.

Whole School COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please be cognizant of the costume your child wears to school to ensure handwashing and sanitizing use of the washroom without assistance can still easily occur and that non-medical face masks can still be worn as needed throughout the day. We ask that costume accessories (i.e., shields, loose parts, full masks) NOT be sent to school to limit the number of items that will be touched and then sent back home at the end of the day.

This year again is not a regular year, please keep your child's costume simple. Especially for the younger students. Students will have to be able to use the washroom with their costumes on. SIMPLE< SIMPLE< SIMPLE is best.

Students are to come to school dressed in costume, they will wear them for the day.

We will NOT have a school-wide Halloween Parade this year.


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Virtual 3 Way Conferences --------> Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews ---> November 3 & 4 from 4 to 7 pm.

A sign-up for the virtual interviews will be sent out next week on Tuesday, October 23rd. All information that you need to book an interview will be made available then.
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I am so excited to bring Madonna Scholastic Book Fair Fall 2021. November 2, 3 & 4, 2021

Please do not send any cash with your child/children, place all orders ONLINE. Thank you.

This year The Scholastic Book Fair will be in person (to look only) and Virtual. Please use the following link to purchase books for your child.

Christmas is coming and when you purchase, your order will come sealed in an envelope.

Your child will be able to view the book fair in person, and then bring home their “WISHLIST

Mrs. Susan Wagner

Library Tech

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Vitual School Council Mtg.

All parents are automatically members of the School Council.

Please attend all our welcome!

The next meeting this year is on OCTOBER 27 @ 7 pm

Please come to the meeting all are welcome.

Join with Google Meet

Our new member positions are as follows:

Kerstin Adamson - Chair

Erin Cholak - Treasurer

Jenness Stang - Secretary

If you have any questions, concerns, or want to volunteer, please feel free to reach out to me anytime via email.

I look forward to meeting you,

Kerstin Adamson

Mandatory Vaccine Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Superintendent

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Up Coming Events


27- Virtual School Council 7 pm

28- Gotcha Assembly

28 - Virtual Priest visit

29 - Halloween Party in each class

29 - Halloween Virtual Parade


2,3 & 4 - Book Fair

3 - Early Dismissal School is over at 2:15 pm

3 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - Remembrance Day Assembly

4- Virtual Priest visit

November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 NO SCHOOL FALL BREAK

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FIRST BOOK CANADA, donated a book to every child at Madonna Catholic School. Each child in the school had an opportunity to receive a book, The grade 1 to grade 4 students picked out their book.

First Book Canada, has donated books to Madonna Students for the last 2 years. We have had some great books to hand out to your children.

The selection this year did not have the variety that it usually had, as they sent a case of books to the school. We were very thankful to have received the books we did. Your children were so happy to get them as well.


Mrs. Antoniuk

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EICS has several positions available in a variety of roles.

Exploring Numeracy in Kindergarten-sequencing Halloween books, patterns, and voting for our favorite leaf colors

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Baptism OPENS THE DOOR to the rest of the Sacraments!

Are you wishing to Baptize your school-age child?

Does your child want to receive First Communion with their classmates?

It is never too late!

For the Baptism of infants or very young children, parents make the Baptismal promises on their behalf. OLPH offers our monthly Baptism Preparation Class, required for all parents (and recommended for prospective Godparents also.) For a child age 7 (considered the age of reason) or older, catechesis and preparation of their own is necessary before receiving any of the sacraments, including Baptism.

We are offering a special Baptism Preparation Class for children Age 7-10, so they can be welcomed in Baptism, then join the class to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the new year 2022 with their peers.

Sunday November 14

9:15 am—11:30 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Sherwood Park

Parents, please email to register by Friday, November 5. (No cost to register.)

Last Day to Order the Bear Tracks is October 27th if you are interested.

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Last Day to Order Bear Tracks Ice Melter is Oct. 27 if you are interested.

What is BEAR TRACKs?

BEAR TRACKS ice melter provides a safe and efficient way to melt ice and compacted snow on sidewalks and driveways. It is a useful product for both residential and commercial areas to ensure that traffic areas are kept ice-free and safe for pedestrians.

Benefits: • Fast acting• Long lasting• High visibility blue marker• Safe on concrete and vegetation*• Pet friendly

We are so excited to be launching our first fundraiser of the year! BEARTRACKS will be open to order TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.

It is a great product, and everyone uses it with our long icey winters. Bear Tracks Ice Melt.

It is 25$ for a 16kg pail, it is Safe on concrete and vegetation, while also being pet friendly

The BearTracks Ice Melt Fundraiser will be OPEN to order on TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.


Below are the instructions to the online ordering website ( they are the same as hot lunch, but with a different access code)

Here's how to get started…

Go to

If you have previously registered, you can sign in with your username and password. Continue to enter the access code and follow the steps listed below. If you are a new user then…..

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCSICE

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address, this will ensure you receive reminder emails about the fundraiser order deadlines)

Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom

Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Madonna Catholic School

Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"

Proceed to order BearTracks Ice Melt for your child(ren)

YOU CAN PAY BY E-Transfer, or BAMBORA (New)

Payments: We accept order payments through E-transfer or Credit Card

If paying by E-TRANSFER please include your child's name and class in the notes, and send the transfer to

The online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register your child you have attending our school prior to ordering . Once the initial setup process is complete, your fundraising orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple.

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this fundraiser is WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2021.