Madonna Catholic Bulletin

January 6, 2019

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New Teacher to Welcome!

PLEASE WELCOME our NEW teacher, Miss Clarkson, to the Madonna School Community!

Miss Clarkson will be teaching Music to Kindergarten, Grade 1. Grade2, Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. She will also be teaching: Social and Science to Gr. 4H and Social to Gr. 2L.

Parents of Grade 4 students please note that Mrs. LaRose will be teaching French to all Grade 4 students.

Thank you for your support during this transition of the teaching staff.

Alberta Education Surveys

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

The Accountability Pillar surveys students, parents, and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.

From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.

· In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a survey from Alberta Education.

All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Dene, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.

Survey results will be available to school authorities in May, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.

Please complete the surveys.

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School Council Meeting: Tuesday January 8th at 6:30 pm. in the Library. Trustee Ted Pasek will be joining us. All Parents Welcome

School Policy Reminders


Parking: Please use the drop off zone on the west side of the school as a drop off zone. Please do not park in this zone. Also, please do not use the school parking lot for drop off and pick up.

Please drop your child off at the entrance to the school and please wait for your children after school at the school entrance.

Parents, please stop in at the office when coming into the school during the day. To sign in. If you are dropping off an item for your child the office staff will take items to your child.

Please sign in when you are volunteering or visiting the school. K:)

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Hockey Ticket Raffle

Winners of the Hockey Ticket Raffle

2- Oilers Tickets --> Adison 4P

4- Oil Kings Tickets --> Mason 3S

2- Oil Kings Tickets --> Cameron ECS

Monied raised in this event supports School Council. The amount raised will be posted next week.

Thank you, Mr. Warren Bitzer, for your generous donation of all these hockey tickets to School Council!

Bend the Rules Monies and Charity

Please note that since we met our commitment to Valeda House through the donations accepted at the Christmas Concert the money collected for Bend the Rules Day on December 19th, went to the Strathcona County Food Bank. WOW, $416.75 was donated to the Strathcona County Food Bank.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

UPComing Events


7- Back to School

8 - School Council Mtg. 6:30 pm All parents are welcome

9 - Early Dismissal School is finished at 2:12

10 - Assembly

14 - Alien Inline Skating

15 - Alien Inline Skating

16 - Alien Inline Skating

17 - Alien Inline Skating

17- Elder Theresa

18 - Alien Inline Skating

22 - Strathcona Care Center visit Grade 4's

24 - EWMC Grade 4's PM Field Trip

25 - FLEX round 3 starts

30 - Report Cards

31 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students


1- Winter Wonderland - Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides at School

1 - FLEX

7 & 8 Teachers Convention NO SCHOOL for Students

11 - His Grace Archbishop Smith visiting the school

15 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students

18 - Family Day NO SCHOOL

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Gotcha Assembly Winners

We had a great Assembly on December 21st.

The "Gotcha" Assembly Winners are:

ECS: Leira

Gr 1: Sidney

Gr 2L: Colin

Gr 2T: Aiden

Gr 3L: Sean

Gr 3S: Isabella

Gr 4H: Cayden

Gr 4P: Dallas

Office: Jacob Gr.4

Lunch with Principal: Nathan