Madonna News

May 9th, 2021

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Through our Lady's intercession, may God abundantly bless all mothers and their families today and always. Happy Mother's Day

Catholic Education Week May 9 -14

Those Who hope in the Lord will renew their strength - Isaiah 40:31


#IbelieveinCatholicEd #BlueforCatholicEd #choosejoy


Catholic Education week is an opportunity to publicly celebrate our mission, our successes, our students, and our future together in service of the Gospels. We will kick off our week with the presentation of the winning entries to our annual GrACE Committee’s Celebrating Catholic Education contest. This document will present you with guidelines, ideas, and resources for a great week of celebration. Feel free to contact Paul or Andrea with questions.


  • Sunday, May 9: GrACE Celebrating Catholic Ed contest recipients announced

  • Provincial Prayer with the Bishops of Alberta shared virtually at 11:00 a.m. each day. The focus will be a devotion to St. Joseph.

  • Thursday, May 13 Provincial Day of Prayer for Alberta’s Catholic Schools.

  • Thursday, May 13 is World Catholic Education Day. All are invited to wear blue in support of Catholic Education.


5 Marks in 5 days. Focus on one mark each day and post pictures related to each mark on the appropriate day


Monday, May 10: Mark 1 Created in the Image of God


Tuesday, May 11: Mark 2 Catholic Worldview


Wednesday, May 12: Mark 3 Faith Permeation


Thursday, May 13: Mark 4 Witness


Friday, May 14: Mark 5 Community


Provincial Prayer with the Bishops of Alberta shared virtually at 11:00 a.m. each day


Mon., May 10

Liturgy

Bishop David Motuk Eparchy of Edmonton

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 9184 0999 Passcode: 10344


Tues., May 11

Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph

Archbishop Pettipas Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 9150 4909 Passcode: GPCSD


Wed., May 12

Holy Mass

Archbishop Smith Archdiocese of Edmonton

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Thurs., May 13

Liturgy

World Catholic Education Day

Bishop Terrio Diocese of St Paul

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 982 1302 9174 Passcode: ss8L2Z


Fri., May 14

Liturgy

Consecration to St. Joseph

Bishop McGrattan Calgary Diocese

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Meeting ID: 992 7479 9089 Passcode: 1drDm3

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Prayer Intentions for Catholic Education Week


  • We pray for all educators, administrators and staff who dedicate themselves daily to authentic Catholic education

  • We pray for all students, for their safety and their learning, that they may know the love of God

  • We pray for all families, that they may grow in faith and unite in their prayers

Please Click the "button" Madonna Family Rosary Walk" below for a Activity you and your children can do together. As we celebrate Mary in May

Starting Monday, May 10th K - 4 Students will shift to Online Learning until Tuesday, May 25th

Students are expected to attend online learning and attendance will be taken in the am and pm as usual. Teachers will communicate the google meet times to students and parents. Please excuse your child if they will be absent from online learning using the usual SchoolMessenger system.


Please note the information that was sent out on Friday. Please go into your child's google classroom for the daily lessons.


Thank you for your patience as we stay at home to learn. If you have any queries, that your child's teacher cannot answer, please call the school office @ 780 467 7972. Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Antoniuk will be in the school every day.


Also, ALL CHILDREN in the Pathways Program will be IN School.

Monthly Campaign on Emotional Well Being

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Tech for Current Grade 3 Students

Students entering grade 4 next year will need to have a CHROMEBOOK, to do their schooling. It must be a Chromebook. Please note the EICS ONE to ONE policy linked below. Also, Staples has supported EICS in the past three years with some great purchase plans.

Busing Information 2021-2022

All students transported to/from an EICS school on a school bus must apply for busing and require a bus pass. Click here https://www.eics.ab.ca/transportation/busing-requests-and-payments

School Council

NEXT MEETING MAY 27th 7 pm. Here is the link for the meeting http://meet.google.com/kyk-pwwd-uty . All parents are welcome.


Do you have any thoughts or ideas that you would like to share with our School Council? Please email the School Council with your thoughts, ideas, and questions. This is an easy way to have a voice and participate in School Council. Here is their email address madonnacses@gmail.com

First Communion & Reconciliation

Your child must be in grade 2 or higher to perpare for and receive the scaraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.


Deadline to Register Friday September 17

Orientation Meeting #1 for Parents TBA Week of September 19

Reconciliation Retreat Day for Children & Parents Saturday October 16

First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) Saturday October 23 at 11:30 am

Orientation Meeting #2 for Parents TBA Week of October 25

First Communion Retreat Day for Children & Parents Saturday November 20

First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice (at the Church) Choice of Monday November 22 or Wednesday November 24 at 6:15 pm

First Holy Communion Masses Saturday November 27 and Sunday November 28

Download Registration Form at http://www.olph.ca/sacraments/ or email: mailto:info@olph.ca

Upcoming Events

May 10th - 25TH SCHOOL CLOSURE for K TO GRADE 4 STUDENTS

Pathways Students will STAY IN School

May 10th to 14th - Catholic Education Week

12 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

13 - Virtual Division Dance Party 9 am

13 - Wear Blue for Catholic Education

13- Virtual Priest Visit


19 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

20 - Living Rosary ... School Yard Walk ....POSTPONED

21 - No school

24 - No school - Victoria Day


25 - Return to School

26 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

27 - Virtual Gotcha Assembly

27 - Virtual Priest visit

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Thank You, Mahoney Family for the Dessert Box for the Staff. The staff LOVED the treats!