Madonna News

April 11, 2021

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Please join us for a virtual school council meeting on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm. All parents are welcome! Here is the link to join https://meet.google.com/bxn-vusg-rck?hs=122&authuser=0


Do you have any thoughts or ideas that 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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Survey Time

Please watch your mailbox for an important survey. The Provincial Accountability Pillar Survey will be mailed to parents of grade four students. Parents have the option of completing the survey online or on paper.
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Draft K-6 Curricula

Alberta Education released the draft K-6 curricula last week and is inviting feedback from all Albertans.

EICS will spend the next several weeks unpacking the new curriculum. We will be engaging our teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders before providing our feedback on the survey.

Our EICS educational consultants will be reviewing the new draft curriculum, and we will be engaging teachers in various grades in the review. We will also be seeking input from Alberta Education on what a possible pilot might entail - release time, professional learning, and resources.

Prior to a recommendation being made regarding piloting, EICS is committed to a comprehensive review.


We invite you to provide your feedback to Alberta Education

Have your say - Share your feedback on the draft K-6 curriculum.



Please click on this link to provide Elk Island Catholic Schools with feedback on the draft K-6 curriculum. http://bit.ly/EICSDraftCurriculumParentSurvey

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Lurana Shelter

Madonna Catholic School and Catholic Social Services (CSS) Sign of Hope is excited to begin fundraising for the women and children served by Lurana Shelter. Lurana Shelter is a 21-day crisis shelter operating 32 beds for women and their children who are in need of urgent, safe housing. We also request that you keep the women and children facing abuse in your prayers so that someday they, too, may “choose joy.”

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Bend the Rules

All students are invited to Bend the Rules on Thursday, April 15, 2021


Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00. Students may choose from the following:


  • Wear a hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Chew gum

  • Wear pajamas

  • Wear your clothes backwards.


All money collected will be donated to Lurana Shelter.


Thank you for your support of our Elk Island Catholic Schools Division Social Justice Project to support Catholic Social Services’ Lurana Shelter.



Please Note: Due to Covid, please make your donations on PowerSchool.


Thank you for your support!

Madonna Catholic School Staff

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Upcoming Events

April

15 - School Council Meeting - 7:00 pm

15 - Bend the Rules

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

16 - NO SCHOOL for Students

21 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

22 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

28 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

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

7 - No school for students - PD day for teachers

12 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

13 - Living Rosary

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

28 - Priest visit with Madonna School

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:

  • Virtual First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 pm
  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practise (at the church) - Monday, April 19 or Wednesday, April 21at 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
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GrACE Summit

Looking for a way to support Catholic Education? Consider attending the GrACE Summit. The Summit will take place on:


MONDAY APRIL 19

12:30 - 3:30 PM

ZOOM - VIRTUAL


Free Registration Opens March 22

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrACESummit