Madonna News

June 6, 2021

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A Word from Father Jim Corrigan

"This has surely been a school year like no other! Here at OLPH ......." click on the full letter from Father Jim below.

Kamloops Residential School Grave Site Discovery

On Tuesday, June 8th, we will be acknowledging the 215 children from the Kamloops Residential School gravesite discovery. We encourage students and staff to wear an orange shirt on that day, and to pause for a moment between 2:00 and 2:15 for a brief recorded message from CLS and to take a moment of silence in honor of the children. On National Indigenous Day, students will be creating a heart garden.
Request Busing Here for Fall 2021

All students transported to/from an EICS school on a school bus must apply for busing and require a bus pass.

Library Books due Tuesday, June 15th

With the school yearend quickly approaching, please gather up any library books that have migrated to your home such as Independent Reading/IR books and any others. All Library books need to be returned by June 15, 2021.

Thank you very much

Mrs. Wagner

Librarian

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Demographic Confirmation Forms Due

Student Demographic Confirmation Forms are now available to be completed and submitted in your Parent Portal. Here is a short instructional video on that process https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/powerschool-log-in


This information is a yearly requirement of Alberta Education and ensures that we receive all available funding to support your child's learning - and that we have current information to reach you during the day if necessary.


Please call the office at 780-467-7972 if you need any assistance with this.


Thank you.

Staffing Announcement

Dear Parents and Guardians, we are announcing a change in staffing for next year. We are doing this now, as we are beginning to send home the Kindergarten confirmation letters for the next school year. We want you to have a heads up.


We are very pleased to announce the following Kindergarten teacher for next year.


Please welcome Mrs. Fortier who will be teaching Kindergarten at Madonna next year. We are very confident with her skill set in delivering a robust Kindergarten program.


Moreover, we are super happy to note that Mrs. Noel will be teaching grade 1 next year. Her current students and families will be excited to learn that they may have her for grade1.


These changes are due to an inclusive model for Early Learning at Madonna, we will be teaching all Kindergarten students together.


Please note that the regular Kindergarten program, will be running as usual:

Full days --> Monday, Wednesdays & designated Fridays,

AND

Full Days --> Tuesday, Thursday & designated Fridays.


The Pathways Kindergarten students will be integrated and attending am or pm for 1/2 days.


Please note the welcome letter from Mrs. Fortier.

Fundraiser goes over the summer too!

Just a quick reminder that the Save-On and Cobs Bread (Wye Road locations only) are in partner with Madonna Catholic School in a fundraiser.


Just save your receipts from Save-On Foods (Wye Rd. only) over the summer and send them to school in the fall.


When you shop at Cobbs Bread on Wye Road just say your child attends school at Madonna Catholic School and Cobs will give 5% of purchases back to the school!

Upcoming Events

June


8th - Wear an orange shirt and pause sometime between 2:00 to 2:15 for a moment of silence in honour of the children discovered in Kamloops

9th - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

10 - Virtual Preist Visit with 3G, 3/4P and 4P


15 - All Library books due back deadline

17 - Virtual Preist Visit with 1B, 1/2F and 2B

18 - Indigenous Day (Games in the am and performer in the pm) ...outside


21 - National Indigenous People's Day

22 - Year End Virtual Mass & Blessing & Presentation of crosses to gr.4 students

23 - Gr. 4 Farewell Picnic Lunch provided by School Council

24 - Farewell Assembly for all students and staff leaving Madonna

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Heartfelt THANK YOU

Jennifer Brownlee has been the School Council Chair for a number of years and she has actively led the School Council at Madonna. She has done a tremendous job of supporting students and parents at Madonna. Her youngest child will be moving on to grade 5 next year, so this is her farwell to us. Jenn you will be missed!


I also want to thank Natlie Sanderson, School Council Co-Chair who supported Jennifer as needed over the past few years.


THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNCIL FOR HONORING THESE LADIES WITH FLOWERS & GIFT CARD