Madonna News

January 31, 2021

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Please note that Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

We will be offering the following class configurations.


  • Monday/ Wednesday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15
  • Tuesday/Thursday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15


Please note Kindergarten information and the videos click the link below.

https://mcs.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten-2021-2022


Registration is online please check our website very bottom right. OR click the link below.

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-registration


Please contact the school with any questions you may have. 780.467.7972

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Nature Kindergarten


Nature Kindergarten is Optional Programing in addition to the regular class.


Nature Kindergarten is an optional program available to students at Holy Redeemer and Kindergarten students in Sherwood Park. Children will continue in their community kindergarten classrooms as per the EICS kindergarten calendar, attending nature kindergarten on the other days providing an option to attend kindergarten full time. This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

Students will continue with their current EICS kindergarten programming within their respective community schools.

Working as a group of explorers, nature-based kindergarten children will be given additional outdoor opportunities to be self-directed through their own curiosity and play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate outdoors and within their natural environment. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.

Fees:

  • Cost $425 per month for children participating in an EICS Community Kindergarten.
  • Feb 11 virtual open house
  • 780.922.4522
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Survey Time!

The Elk Island Catholic Schools Parent Assurance Survey was sent out on Monday, January 25 to all EICS parents/guardians. Please take time to complete the survey. Your feedback is very valuable to us.


Please note the survey was sent out to parents using Survey Monkey, so there is a chance that the survey went to spam. Please check your spam if you didn't receive it.


Here is the link to the parent survey in case you would like to complete it now.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WD55B9


If you have children in more than one school in our school division, you will need to complete one survey per child.

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Report Cards

Please visit the parent portal in PowerSchool to view your child's report card.
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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

The Ash Wednesday Virtual Mass will be live-streamed at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17. Please go to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish website for the link. Our teachers will distribute the ashes in their classrooms.

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If your child is at S.I.L.C. On-Line Learning please note that the last chance to return to In-School learning is February 1st, 2021 for this school year. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Antoniuk @ 780.467.7972 if you have any questions.

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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 Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 pm
  • First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) - Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am
  • 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 - February 5 - 9:15 am to 6:15 pm
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Tips to Help your Child be Comfortable and Confident Wearing a Mask

Please click on this link to learn how to help your child feel more comfortable and confident when wearing a mask.

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/ppih/if-ppih-covid-19-sch-tips-help-child-wear-mask.pdf

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Bend the Rules

Wow! Our school community raised $501 dollars in our "Bend the Rules" fundraiser. The money will be donated to our Chalice Child, Quenderly. Our community is so generous! You can continue to donate until the end of January.
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Fundraising

Save-On-Foods Wye Rd

*** REMEMBER TO SHOP AT SAVE ON FOODS ON WYE ROAD AND GIVE YOUR RECEIPTS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE. SAVE ON FOODS WILL GIVE 5% BACK TO THE SCHOOL.



COBBS

***SHOP AT COBBS BREAD ON WYE ROAD AND JUST SAY YOUR CHILD ATTENDS SCHOOL AT MADONNA. COBBS WILL GIVE 5% BACK TO THE SCHOOL. WE do not need COBBS RECEIPTS.

Very Cold Weather Forecast


The health and safety of students is a paramount consideration in the organization of recess/outdoor activities. Administration and Teachers will take into consideration the following when making decisions regarding recess/outdoor activities during inclement weather that may result from the following conditions or combination of conditions:


1.1 Continuous rain;

1.2 Extreme wind, and/or

1.3 Extreme cold.


The suggested school division guideline is that students do not go outside if the temperature is - 25 C or colder. This suggested guideline is at the discretion of school administrators and teachers as part of their consideration for determining whether recess will be inside or outside.


Due to having very young children at Madonna, we usually use -20 C with wind as our guiding temperature to keep children in. Some teachers may take kids out for a shorter break outside if they have the proper clothing when it is -20 C with wind chill.


Please send your child in WARM winter clothes: winter parka, ski pants, winter boots, toque, scarf, mittens, gloves, etc... as your child may be outside on cold days.

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Upcoming Events


February


1 - Kindergarten Registration Opens

1 - No Kindergaten classes Feb. 1.

2 - (Kindergarten students only) Dress Western for Letter 'Rr' Rosie Raccoon rides at the rodeo

3 - (Kindergarten students only) Dress Western for Letter 'Rr' Rosie Raccoon rides at the rodeo

3 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 pm

4 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ---Teacher's Convention

5 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ---Teacher's Convention

11 - Spirit Day - P. J. Day

11 - Virtual Priest Visit with Gr. 1, 1/2 and 2

12 - Valentine's Day Activities - NO FOOD OR CARDS PLEASE

15 - NO SCHOOL - Family Day

17 - Ash Wednesday

18 - Virtual Priest Visit with Gr. 3, 3/4 and 4

19 - 100th Day of School - Dress up

24 - Pink Shirt Day

25 - Virtual Assembly and Gotcha Draw

25 - Virtual Priest Visit with Gr. 1, 1/2 and 2

26 - NO KINDERGARTEN CLASS


March

1 - 26 - Tournament of Books

4 - Bend the Rules

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

5 - No School for Students - Division Faith & Wellness Day

10 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

11 - Adoration at Madonna

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

17 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

18 - Spirit Day - Jersey Day - Sports Day

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

14 - Daylight Saving Time starts

24 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

24 - 25 - Three Way Conferences

25 - Assembly & Gotcha draw

26 - No School - Spring Break begins ( March 26 to April 5)


April

6 - First day of classes