Madonna School Bulletin

April, 8 2018

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All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God!

Think of your family, your friends, your talents, your abilities and your money—these are all gifts from God!

We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own…” ACTS 4:32

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Student Enrollment Numbers for next year.

Parents of ECS to Gr 3. children. If your CHILD is not returning to Madonna School next year, please contact the office. 780.467.7972.

We are planning for next year. Thank you.


Please note that this next school year is "status quo".

There are NO boundary changes or school transition changes for next year.

The changes will take effect for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Way to Go Madonna!!

Madonna School entered the Active Schools' Challenge and the Gr.2 Mrs.March and Gr. 4 Mrs. Prenoslo classes were drawn. These 2 classes win:

  • a trip to Millennium Place Friday May 25, 2018 for a morning filled with fun games and activities as well as a healthy snack!
  • There is no cost to you, bussing is included!
  • These 2 classes will receive a $100 gift card to Canadian Tire so that they can put it towards active equipment or supplies that will help continue to keep your students and school moving!

Bend the Rules - Friday, April 20

All students are invited to Bend the Rules.

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

  • Chew gum

  • Wear a hat

  • Sit anywhere

  • Bring a fidget

  • Bring a stuffie

All money collected will be donated to Valeda House.

Thank you for your support,


Mrs. Angela Prenoslo

3L Art Work is displayed at the Public Library

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Family Dance

Mark your Calendar: April 20th in the evening!

Theme: Costume Ball ..EVERYONE can dress up in their FAVORITE COSTUME


Dance: 6-9 pm

Doors open: 5:45 pm

Cost: $5 per adult. Kids free

Door prizes & concession


Not sure what your children will wear?

Parent Council will be raffling off costumes ... a notice will be coming out soon.

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One-to-One Technology Program Next Year Gr.4 to Gr.12

Gearing up for Year 3 of the One-to-One Technology Program

  • Beginning in September of 2018-2019, the option to purchase or lease to own a Chromebook will be offered by Staples and not directly from the school.

  • Because of the positive feedback we’ve received from you about the service and support provided by Staples, we continue to recommend them to our parent community.

  • Here is a link to their most recent offer, which now includes payment options.

  • We will continue to maintain a small inventory of Chromebooks at the school in the event that the student forgets to bring or charge their own device.

  • Any further questions, please contact your school administration.

Next Flex Program: register your child

Next scheduled flex session will run on: Fridays - Block 5 & 6 (12:20 to 1:40 ).

April 13th, 20th, May 4th & 11th .


Please sign your child up for a session at www.schoolbookings.net using event code pf8gp and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 780-467-7972.

Session availability is based on a first come first serve basis.

Some sessions have been offered again due to their popularity.

Students enjoyed the "Rock n Rings" event.

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Kindergarten Programming Annoucement

Kindergarten at Madonna Catholic School will be full-day Kindergarten.

Madonna School will have 2 classes in Kindergarten next year.

Class 1: Monday, Wednesday and alternating Friday's

Class 2: Tuesday, Thursday and alternating Friday's


Parents that have already enrolled their child will now be able to complete the next steps of enrollment. Keep an eye on your email and in your PowerSchool Parent Portal.


Some Advantages of Full Day Kindergarten

  • Provides a slower paced less hurried environment
  • Students receive an early introduction to the reading and writing process
  • Teachers have more time to work individually with students and are better able to address unique needs
  • More opportunities for group activities, and socialization
  • Helps prepare kids for first grade by getting them adjusted to a full-day setting

For children making their first communion this spring:

This is a reminder that the Madonna’s first communion celebration is on Sunday, April 29th at the 10:30 am mass


Rehearsal is on Saturday April 28th at 11:00am.
All parents are REQUIRED to schedule and confirm the date and time for first communion with Monna Senez at the parish ASAP.
If you wish your child to receive their first communion on April 29th or another date, please email Monna at msenez@olph.ca .

Dates for first communion are flexible if the above date does not work for you.

Thank you and God bless.

Up Coming Events

April 9 - Telus World of Science Gr. 4

April 9 - Mills Haven Dental Clinic PRE-K am

April 10: Nitza's Pizza PRE-K am

Aprill 11: Brighter Beginnings Family Orientated Programming

April 11: Fire Hall PRE-K am

April 12 - School Assembly

April 13 - New Flex Option


April 17 - Fur Trade Presentation Gr. 4

April 18 - 4P to Strathcona Care Centre

April 19 - Fire Hall PRE- am

April 19 - School Assembly

April 20 - Bend the Rules Day .. fundraiser

April 20 - Flex

April 20th Family Dance Costume Ball Theme


April 24 - Litterless Lunch in support of EARTH DAY

April 25 - Rice Krispies Sale for SPCA

April 26 - School Assembly wear BLUE & GREEN in support of EARTH DAY

April 27th NO SCHOOL for students. PD day for Teachers

April 29 - Gr. 2 First Communion for many of our Gr. 2 students at OLPH Parish


May 1 - EICS Jr HIgh Band to visit Madonna

May 2 - Early Dismissal school is over at 2:10

May 2 - RCMP Horses Visit

May 2 - WEAR A HAT .. Hats on for Mental Health.

May 3 - Assembly, it is dress in Reverse Rolls Day

.. students dress like a teacher and teachers dress like students.

May 4 - Flex Options

May 11 Flex Options

New Attendance Brochure .. will be sent home to all families for your information.