Madonna Catholic School

October 14, 2018

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Mundare Sausage FUNDRAISER

Mundare Sausage is now available to order. Sausage Rings $10, Sausage Rings - Gluten Free $10 .. Great Prices! Other items are available to order too.

Please click on the link to download the order form. Forms were sent home with your children a week ago.

Strathcona County WASTE Reduction Week Oct 15 to 19

ALL unwanted SHOES WANTED!

Please send your unwanted shoes to School between Oct 15 - 19th. Each pair of shoes is given a chance to win a prize from Strathcona County.

Boys & Girls Club --> After School Care

The Boys & Girls Club has available spots for afterschool care at Madonna School.

Please contact them directly at 780.416.1500.

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Catholic Education Sunday November 4th, 2018

You are welcome to join us at Mass on Nov. 4th at 7 pm.

This weekend OLPH parish and Elk Island Catholic Schools will be celebrating Catholic Education. All masses will have schools serving at the mass. Madonna school staff will be serving @ the 7 pm mass alongside Archbishop Jordan High School students and staff.

MILK ORDER --> Deadline Oct 31

Available online in Parent Portal only

Milk order forms are now available in your Parent Portal under “Student Fees”. The Next Quarter will run as follows: Nov 5th – Jan 30th


If you have any questions regarding this form please contact the school office at 780-467-7972.

Upcoming Events

October

16 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 1 & Gr. 3

18 - Assembly

18 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 2 & Gr. 4

18 - SCHOOL Council Meeting ... all parents welcome 6:30 pm

19 - FLEX

23 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 1 & Gr. 3

25 - Indigenous Peoples Assembly

25 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 2 & Gr. 4

26 - Corn Maze Rescheduled Pre-K and K

26 - FLEX

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 in the afternoon


November

1 - Fire Prevention Program K & GR.1

2 - School Presentation - Rooney & Punyi

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

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


December

- 14 - 6:30 pm Advent Christmas Concert @ OLPH parish

Parking

THANK YOU! The Drop Off Zone / Pick up Zone on Malvern drive is running more smoothly. THANK YOU for not parking in this area.

Please note that the school parking lot is not a drop off zone. Please do not enter the parking lot unless you are volunteering on that day.

Thank you.

School Picture Retakes

Thursday, Nov 1st AM

-Pre-K AM

-Brighter Beginnings AM classes,

-T/TH Kindergarten

-Grades 1 to 4


Monday, Nov 5th PM

-Pre-K PM

-Brighter Beginnings PM classes,

-M/W Kindergarten

- and any others

You are invited to a Blanket Exercise

Parents of EICS students are invited to take part in a Blanket Exercise to be held at St. Theresa Catholic School in Sherwood Park on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 6:30 PM.

The Blanket Exercise is an active participation learning activity based on the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.


Participants are asked to bring a blanket that can be placed on the floor and stepped on for this activity.


Please RSVP by Monday, October 22 by filling out the Google Form linked below.


Google Form - Blanket Exercise Registration


We will also have Elder Theresa Strawberry join us at this event. She has spent the last year working in each of Elk Island's schools creating relationships and connections with students and staff.


If you have any questions, please email Crystal Cholin- Learning Services Consultant (crystalc@eics.ab.ca) or Sarah Congdon-Reitzel- Indigenous Lead at St. Theresa (sarah.congdon@eics.ab.ca)


Thank you.



Crystal Cholin

Learning Services Consultant - EICS Central Learning Services

780-449-6442

crystalc@eics.ab.ca


School Council Meeting

All parents are Welcome.

Please meet in the library, @ 6:30 pm Snacks and Tea will be provided.

Thursday, October 18th @ 6:30 pm