Madonna News

April 25, 2021

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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
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EICS Statement on Alberta Education Draft Curriculum

April 22, 2021 Sherwood Park…. Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) Board Chair Ted Paszek provided the following statement after the April 21st EICS Board of Trustees public meeting regarding Alberta Education’s draft Kindergarten-Grade 6 curriculum


“Elk Island Catholic Schools will not be piloting Alberta’s draft K-6 curriculum but will continue to work with our administration, teachers, and parent community in reviewing the curriculum and providing suggested revisions to the Ministry of Education,” stated EICS Board Chair Ted Paszek. “As a Division, our key priority remains continuity of student learning during the COVID-19 world pandemic. Piloting a new curriculum places more pressure on teachers and schools while we work through recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.”


EICS consultants and teaching staff from each school reviewed the seven curriculum documents providing valuable input. The Division engaged the parent community, school council chairs, and other stakeholders through a survey seeking community input.


Moving forward, EICS will continue to provide professional development opportunities and support all staff in their roles.

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Bend the Rules

Our school community raised $346 on April 15. All donations will go to Lurana Shelter.
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Gotcha Winners

Congratulations to our Gotcha Winners! Our Gotcha Winners this month are:


Kindergarten (Monday - Wednesday) - Burkleigh

Kindergarten (Tuesday - Thursday) - Larayiah

1B - Brent

1/2 F - Emily

2H - Nathan

3G - Evan

3/4P - Olivia

4P - Benson - for helping with the music at mass

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Upcoming Events

April

28 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

29 - Assembly

29 - Virtual priest visit with 1S, 1/2F, and 2L


May

5 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 pm

5 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

5 - Spirit Day - Hat Day! (Hats off for mental health)

6 - Assembly

6 - Priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

7 - NO SCHOOL for students - PD day for teachers


12 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

13 - Virtual Division Dance Party 9 am

13 - Virtual Assembly


19 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

20 - Priest visit with 1B, 1/2F, and 2H

21 - No school

24 - No school - Victoria Day

26 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

27 - Virtual Gotcha Assembly

27 - Virtual Priest Visit


June

2 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

2 - EARLY DISMISSAL 2:15 PM

3 - Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day

3 - Virtual Assembly

3 - Virtual Priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

9 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

10 - Virtual Assembly

10 - Virtual Priest visit with 1B, 1/2F and 2L

THANK YOU - PARENTS & GUARDIANS

Thank you so much for following the COVID -19 protocols. If you have any questions regarding COVID - 19 protocols. Please continue to contact the office with any concerns or questions 780.467.7972.
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Sacraments

To register your child in GRADE 2 OR OLDER for FIRST COMMUNION or RECONCILIATION please email: sacraments@olph.ca


Important Dates:

  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practise (at the church) - Wednesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm
  • First Holy Communion Masses - Saturday, May 01 at 5:00 pm or Sunday, May 02 at 12:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 9:15 am to 9:45 am
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Adoration: First Friday of Every Month - March 5 - 10:30 am