Madonna School News

January 22 2023

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Alien Inline Skating this WEEK was AWESome


Thank you - School Council for paying for half of this event.

THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 27th is Toy & Bingo Games Night... 6 - 9 PM Family Fun Night.

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Toy & Bingo Games Night THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 27

Doors open at 6:00 pm & games start at 7 pm.

Please come and bring your family to this fun night of Bingo

  • 16 games of Bingo
  • Baskets of Items will be raffled off
  • Prizes are Toys and Gift Cards.

Bring Cash ... No debit machine is available.


Beautiful RAFFLE baskets ... HOTEL STAYS, OILER GAME TICKETS (behind the bench).




Raffle basket tickets 5 tickets for $10 ~ 12 tickets for $20

Please contact the parent's below for further questions

Sheana @ 780.937.7429

Karla @ 780.267.7837

-all proceeds to Gr. 4 trip to Drumheller.

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Adoration Mass at Madonna on January 31 @ 10:30 am Families are welcome to join us in the gym

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Up Coming Events

January / 2023

23 - Gotcha Assembly & Wear your Favorite Colour Day

25 - Grade 4 Virtual Field Trip: Patrolling on the North

27 -Toy & Bingo Family Night 6:00 pm doors open 7:00 pm games start.

30 - PD Day No School for students.

31 - Adoration with Mass at the school


1 - Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Pre-Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm

3 - Report Cards emailed home

8 - 100th Day of School

6 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

9 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

10 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

14 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

16 - Les Bucherones French Heritage Day

16 - OPEN HOUSE ... ALL GRADES & Regular & Cogito Programs

20 - Family Day -NO SCHOOL

21 - Shrove Tuesday .. Pancake Lunch put on by School Council

22 - Ash Wednesday Mass at the parish at 10:00 am

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Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1st. 2023

Kindergarten Registration Opens on February 1st, 2023.

Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2023, are eligible to register.

(Born in 2018).

Please come out and see our wonderful Kindergarten Program. Bring a neighbor and let them know how great Madonna Catholic School is.

We will be offering:

Kindergarten hours 8:30 - 3:15 pm

Option 1

Monday & Wednesdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 2

Tuesday & Thursdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 3

Full Day Every Day Kindergarten for a fee of $425 /month - this is dependent upon the number of registrations. Please register in Option 1 or Option 2 first and fill out a form indicating interest in Full Day Every Day.

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Pre-Kindergarten at Madonna .. Opens February 1st 2023

The pre-Kindergarten program is a Catholic faith-infused, student-centered, purposeful play-based program within a literacy and numeracy-rich environment



Our Pre-Kindergarten program supports all students to learn and grow.

The program is taught by a knowledgeable and caring certified teacher who strives to ensure all students enjoy their first school experience and are excited to work and learn with their friends.

Children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2023 (born in 2019).

Registration opens on February 1, 2023. The program will run based on sufficient enrollment. To register your child please go online

If you require assistance in registering or have questions, please

call our office at 780-467-7972

The program is 4 days a week.

Mornings: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 8:30 - 11:30

Afternoons: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 12:30 - 3:30

Fee $250 per month.

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Madonna Catholic School will become a DUAL Track School STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2023 - 2024

We will have two programs in the school, both programs are under Elk Island Catholic Schools.

1. Regular Program ... Publically Funded Education

This is currently what Madonna School offers

Kindergarten and Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4.

Pre - kindergarten ~ Fee

2. COGITO Academy ... Publically Funded Education

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4.

Academic program,

Teacher - direct instruction

Students will wear a uniform and desks will be in rows.

Pre-assessment is required to be accepted into the program

click the link for more information

Please note we will have an OPEN House in February ... also call the school with your questions. 780.476.7972

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Reminder that all orders and payment for hot lunch are due this MONDAY January 23rd, 2023 by 11PM.

It's that time again to order Hot Lunch for your child.

Ordering OPENS: Sunday January 8th, 2023

Ordering CLOSES: Monday January 23rd, 2023

If your child is in kindergarten, please make sure you are only ordering for the days your child is at school.

-If your child is going to be absent (except for school trips or functions) on the day of the hot lunch, please make arrangements that day for your child's hot lunch before 11:00 am by calling the school or emailing us at MADONNACSES@GMAIL.COM. All left over from Hot Lunch will be donated after 12:00 pm.

Below are the instructions to the online ordering website

How to get started…

Go to

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCS23

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)

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 hot lunch for your child(ren)

Payments: We accept hot lunch order payments by Credit Card (Through BAMBORA)

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

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this cycle is Monday January 23rd, 2023.

Thank you for your continued support of your child’s school and for Madonna School Council.

Thank you,


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We still need HOT LUNCH coordinator for next year and a School Council CO-CHAIR

Please note that we need Parent support in key roles of the School Council.

Secretary Treasure - The position is filled....THANK YOU


Hot Lunch Coordinator - Organizes all hot lunches. This is a well-organized event. Our current coordinator will be leaving in June, and would like to train someone so that the program can keep running next school year. ...Please note that Hot Lunch is not possible without the Hot Lunch Coordinator... we will not be able to have HOT lunch next year, unless someone is able to step into this role.

Co - Chair - Looking to train someone up in the chair position for one year prior to taking on the role of Chair.

These positions are available as children are moving on to higher grades and the parents will not be in the school any longer.

Please contact Kerstin our current chair via email or the school office 780.467.7972 or speak to Mrs. Antoniuk


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Up Coming Surveys and Information

The EICS School Division and Alberta Education Surveys will be out later this week. It will be sent to your email. Please complete, and give Madonna School a great review.

Did you know-

- that we pray every day as a school,

- that all of our assemblies are faith-based and that students and their teachers run them

- that grade 4 are leaders in the school. Currently, they are organizing the Loose Parts Play outside at recess.

- grade 4 leaders set up the gym every day during Advent so that the whole school could come together during advent to pray

- grade 4 leaders will lead families through the open house.

- We have a music teacher who teaches all students, plus the child homeroom teacher teaches the music too

- that your children have experience with drama? We brought in a musical theatre, there will be a puppet show later in the year whereby your children and students do readers theatre during their language arts class.

- Do you know that we have a strong literacy and numeracy program at Madonna? That we have support in place to help students move to the next levels of reading.

- We have an English as an Additional Language teacher... Mrs. LaRose brings in support for EAL language learners and their teachers.

- do you know that if there are issues with student behavior that there is a wrap-around team that deals with the situation? The Parent, the Principal, Assistant Principal, Classroom tTeacher, and Familly Wellness Worker.

OLPH Parish

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Weekday Mass

Monday to Saturday 8:30 am
Monday to Friday 6:15 pm

Madonna Catholic School


Regular Program: Pre-K to Grade 4

COGITO Academy: K to Grade 4

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Gr. 2 Celebrating Lunar New Year

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