Madonna News

September 26, 2021

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NEW Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

The Alberta Daily Screening tool has recently changed. A new question about household contacts has been added for both over 18 and under 18.

Has your child been a household contact of a case2 of COVID-19 in the last 14 days? A household contact: a person who lives in the same residence as the case OR who has been infrequent, long-duration, close-range interaction with a case of COVID-19. For example, siblings, someone who slept over, or someone who provided direct physical care to the child.

If the answer is “YES” AND they are NOT fully immunized

:  Child should stay home and NOT attend school, childcare and/or other activities for 14 days from the last day of exposure and monitor for symptoms. If your child has symptoms, proceed to question 2.

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A reminder for all families that the AHS Daily Assessment needs to be completed and actioned each morning prior to coming to school. If your child is experiencing symptoms please choose:

  1. “Flu-like symptoms”

  2. “other illness or injury” If they are experiencing symptoms that you do not deem to be flu-like, or your child has a medical appointment.

  3. “parent excused.” If your child is experiencing no symptoms at all, please choose this. The parent excused absence should only be chosen if you are keeping your child home for a reason that does not pertain to a medical issue. (i.e dance competition)

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We had a wonderful Terry Fox Run we had!

Students ran for special people in their lives who are struggling with illness.

To Date, $56 has been donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you for this!

If we contribute $2 we can make it a significant contribution.

Please do not send money to the school. Go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation and donate.

Just go directly to the fundraising link below.

Fundraising link

Your personal Username: 2021AB8605

and Password: CUREAB2777


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School Photos TOMMORROW for all classes - Monday September 27. If you have a Tues/Thurs Kindergarten child, please come to school between 8:30 am and 9:00 am for photos TOMORROW

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This Week is Truth and Reconciliation Week

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools' system.

At Madonna will be doing the following activities:

Sept 27 - Trail Tail - with the book, "When I was Eight" by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Sept 28 - Virtual Assembly -- Land Acknowledgement, Residential Schools and the topic of Truth as one of the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Sept 29 - WEAR ORANGE to acknowledge that Every Child Matters

Students will be drawing chalk hearts around the school.

Sept 30 -- NO SCHOOL - the school will send home an activity that families may want to do on this new National Holliday for Truth and Reconciliation.

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NO SCHOOL on SEPTEMBER 30. This is due to the new National Holiday : National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Student Demographic Forms Due -- SEPT 29th DEADLINE

Please take a moment to complete your child's A.8) 2021-2022 Demographic Validation Form through your Parent Portal. This information is required yearly by Alberta Education and student funding is dependent upon it. There are directions on finding that document in your Parent Portal below in the PDF.

Thank you

Mrs. Roberts.

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School Council

All parents are automatically members of the school council. Our School Council Chair sent home a letter a few weeks ago, introducing herself.

The first meeting this year is on SEPTEMBER 29th @ 7 pm

Please come to the meeting all are welcome.


Our new member positions are as follows:

Kerstin Adamson - Chair

Erin Cholak - Treasurer

Jeness Stang - Secretary

If you have any questions, concerns, or want to volunteer, please feel free to reach out to me anytime via email.

I look forward to meeting you,

Kerstin Adamson

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Up Coming Events


27 - School Pictures

27 -29 - Indigenous Week

29 - Every Child Matters --> Wear Orange

29 - School Council Mtg 7 pm

30 - NO SCHOOL National Truth and Reconciliation Day


6 - Early Dismissal school is over at 2:15 pm

7 - Crazy Hair Day

11- NO School Thanksgiving Weekend

14 - Photo Retakes

18- Professional Development Day - No School for Students

22 - Bend the Rules Day

29 - Halloween


2,3 & 4 - Book Fair

3 - Early Dismissal School is over at 2:15 pm

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Grade 4's received their Bible at the Retreat.

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Gr. 4 Retreat

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Virtual Mass with Father Jim last Tuesday

These are some grade 1 activities: playing “school”, building a tower taller than the teacher! and students exploring building with magnets.
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Dear Madonna School Parents,

We are so happy to be offering HOT LUNCH this year!!

The Hot Lunch (cycle 1) will be OPEN to order on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 2021.


Menu Options this cycle include food from:

A Cappella Catering, Subway, Nitza's Pizza, Little Caesars , Edo, Booster Juice, Bar Burrito, Burger King, Purple Perogy, Pasta Pantry, and Taco Time. Also, be sure to check out our SNACK OPTIONS!!

If your child is absent (except for school trips or functions) on the day of the hot lunch, please make arrangements that day for your child's hot lunch before 11:00 am by calling the school. All left over from Hot Lunch will be donated after 12:00 pm.

Below are the instructions to the online ordering website

Here's how to get started…

Go to

If you have previously registered, you can sign in with your username and password. Continue to enter the access code and follow the steps listed below. If you are a new user then…..

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCSHL

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)

Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom

Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Madonna Catholic School

Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"

Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)

YOU CAN PAY BY E-Transfer, or BAMBORA (New)

Payments: We accept hot lunch order payments through E-transfer or Credit Card

If paying by E-TRANSFER please include hot lunch and your child's name in the notes, and send the transfer to

The hot lunch online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register each child you have attending our school prior to ordering hot lunch. Once the initial setup process is complete, your hot lunch orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple.

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this cycle is MONDAY, OCTOBER 4th 2021 at 11:00pm

Thank you,


First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Please register for the Fall session of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

It is open to all children grade 2 ,grade 3 and grade 4

The Registration Form can be printed off from our parish website:

Parents can submit them to the OLPH Parish Office in person (7:30am-7:30pm, 7 days a week)

OR by email

We sent home a hard copy. Please take the completed form to the church OR email the form to