Madonna Catholic School

October, 28th 2019

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The pumkin decorating has begun. All students will have the opportunity to deocorate a pumpkin this year.

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Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade is @ 1 pm on October 31st in the school gym. All families are welcome to attend the parade. Please sign in at the office.

Please note the Halloween costume guidelines: PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL IN THEIR COSTUMES. Students are NOT to bring any weapons that are apart of their costumes, no knives, swords, axes, etc. Thank you for understanding.

Healthy Snacks for Halloween

Parents, please note NOT to send Candy to school for Halloween. Also, we are a NUT Aware school please ensure food is NUT FREE

Each class will have their own party with suggestions as what you can bring. Please note the link for some fun healthy snacks for Halloween.

Residential Schools

Dear Parents / Guardians

A part of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit history in Canada is the reality of residential schools. Please note that I will be reading a story to each class about residential schools on November 1 instead of the Assembly. The topic is sensitive and we want to take the time to answer student's questions in a more quiet setting. Please note that your child may come home with questions. The books and the grades that they will be read to are listed for your reference.

Thank you,

Mrs. K. Antoniuk

Mundare Sausage

Sausage orders will be ready for pick up on November 1st between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Madonna School. Please, no pickups after 7 pm. Orders will not be stored at the school. Thank you for your orders.

Rooney and Punyi Show

Rooney and Punyi Show will be here November 2nd for the morning.

St. John Bosco Drama: Gr. 3 & 4 --- 8:40 - 9:25

St. John Bosco Drama: Kindergarten, Gr. 1 & Gr. 2 --- 9:30 to 10:15

St. John Bosco Drama: Guarding and protecting the human rights of the young and marginalized. This live performance is about a talented and kind man of faith who believed that all are welcome. As a street performer who worked his way through school, St. John Bosco tells the story of receiving a vision as a young boy, and working to fulfill that calling to rescue the poor street children struggling to survive on the streets, in the prisons, and factories by building and running what became known as Bosco Homes.

The Reading Show: 11:00 to 12:00

This is a media-FREE production.  Lots of hilarious audience participation.  Demonstrating to children that a little imagination goes a long way.  Only simple props/costumes and a storybook are used to prove that reading is FUN and ACTIVE  The show begins quietly with a story.  Everyone joins in with a high energy and very silly sing-a-long.  Hilarious reader’s theatre, twisted fairy tale is performed.  The finale; the audience helps act out a storybook. These hilarious audience participation plays vary from year to year. “Peter Pan.” “Jack and the Beanstalk.” “Sleeping Beauty.” “Wizard of Oz.” “Beauty and the Beast.” “Red Riding Hood.” “Pinocchio”. The grown-ups will laugh along with the children Parents you will love this show, please join us.

Parents, $9.48 will be applied to your child's account that can be accessed through the parent portal. The total cost of the show is $1575 and 166 students (Kindergarten M/W, Gr.1, Gr.2, Gr.3 and Gr.4) will be watching the show.

Thank you, Mrs. Antoniuk

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Catholic Education Sunday Nov. 4th

All masses during the first weekend in November are dedicated to Catholic Education. Some Madonna School staff will be serving at the November 4th mass @ 7 pm. You are welcome to join us. If the time does not work, please know that all masses will be celebrating Catholic Education this weekend.

Catholic Education: Why you should care about Catholic Education? Presentation with Archbishop Smith on November 5th @OLPH parish. Please try to have one parent attend. See attachment below.

Parent / Student / Teacher Interviews

Dear Parents/Guardians,

School Bookings is now available for you to book your Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews for your Kindergarten to Grade 4 students. Interviews will be on Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, 2018 and are 10 to 15 min minutes long.

The website is

Click on "MAKE A BOOKING" in the top right.

Enter the Event Code mxf6c

and Click GO.....

follow the 3 easy steps to complete your interview schedule online.

Please call the school office at 780-467-7972 if you need assistance.

Thank you

Also, please note that we will not be running a book fair at parent/student/ teacher interviews.


Toy N Turkey Games Night

The Toy N Turkey Games Night is fast approaching, November 23rd. This is the biggest family event at Madonna and is one of the main fundraisers for School Council.

We are asking families if they can send in a toy donation OR a raffle basket item. If there are any business willing to donate anything even if it is for a door prize that would be greatly appreciated.

Gift Cards are welcomed and make a great addition to any of the baskets.

Some examples are:

Board Games, Sports Stuff, Action Figures, Stuffies, Movies, SPA, Books, etc.

Please send in any items in with your child by Friday, November 9th.

Thank you Kindly

School Council

Up Coming Events


29 - Gr 3 Smeltzer House

30 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 1 & Gr. 3

30 - 4P & 4H Strathcona Care Centre

30 - Pre K Halloween AM & PM

31 - BB FOP with Halloween Chef

31 - School Wide Halloween Parade @1:00 in the afternoon


1 - Fire Prevention Program K & GR.1

1- Picture Retakes --> Pre-K am, BB am, T/TH Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 4

2 - School Presentation - Rooney & Punyi

4- Catholic Education Sunday (Madonna Staff Serving at the 7 pm mass)

5- Picture Retakes --> Pre- Kpm, BB pm, M/W Kindergarten and any others

5- Presentation for Parents at OLPH Parish 7 pm

7 - BB DancePlay


7 & 8 Parent-Teachers-Student Interviews

8 - Remembrance Day Assembly

9 - Movement & Movie Day

12 to the 16th NO School Fall Break

21- BB Communication Temptations

21- BB Numeracy

23- Toy n Turkey Games Night


- Daily Advent Prayer, at 8:50 am as a school community all are welcome to join us

- Advent Christmas Concert @ OLPH parish 6:30 pm Friday, December 14th.

Gotcha Winners

Students who are "caught" doing good deeds get their name put into the "Gotcha" box. Each classroom and the office has a box. We draw names from each throughout the year at a "Gotcha Assembly". The winners are:

Kindergarten - Khael (fun activity pack)

1S - Syndey (ball)

2L - Ayden (board game)

2T - Xander (book)

3L - Zach (2 prizes from the blue box)

3S - Mason ( 2 prizes from the blue box)

4H - Hudson (1 prize choice)

4P - Jaxon (ball)

Office - Sara (pencil case)

Lunch with a friend and Mrs. Antoniuk - 4H - Alexis

from Strathcona County Shoe Donation Winners

Indigo gift card - Jennifer

Indigo gift card - Erin

Indigo gift card - River

Mastermind Toys gift card - Naya

Mastermind Toys gift card - Owen

Mastermind Toys gift card - Sara

Child Cineplex Movie Pass - Olivia

Child Cineplex Movie pass - Leira

Way to Go, Students, Thanks for Helping Others!