Madonna Catholic School NEWS

September 29, 2019

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Please make sure you wear your orange shirt on Monday, September 30th!

“Every Child Matters"... what a beautiful motto to honour such an important day. When education is used to celebrate Indigenous cultures we defeat the legacy of residential schools.

Orange Shirt Day is held every year on September 30th.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Love one another and help one another - "sákihitók mina wicíhitók." Cree Proverb

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Field Trip Consent Forms MUST BE UPDATED

Parents please go into your PowerSchool and update the field trip consent forms.

This form must be done so that your child can go swimming this week.

Also, update the:

  • Demographic form,
  • Technology agreement
  • FOIP form.
  • make a payment, please pay for the swimming lessons.

Thank you so much,

Mrs. K. Antoniuk

UPComing Events


30 - Orange Shirt Day ... wear orange



October 1st Gr. 1 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

October 3rd Gr. 2 Swimming Lesson 13:00 - 13:45

October 3rd Gr. 4 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

2 - Early Dismissal student's are out at 2:15

2 - Enchanted Forest F.O.P --> Strathcona County Library Brighter Beginnings

2 - Gr. 4P to Pioneer Court ... Social Justice Project with the Local Senior Housing Centre.

3 - Crazy Sock Day

4 - 2L Field trips to the John Janzen Nature Centre

8 - Grade 4 Wilderness Centre

8 - Gr. 1, Gr.1/2 and Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons

10 - Gr. 2 & 4 Swiming Lessons

11 - NO Schools

16- Photo Retakes

18 - FLEX Options Starts

21 - Elections Canada ... Madonna School Gym is an Election Station

The General Public will be in the school hallways

22 - Strathcona County Shoe Drive

31 - Halloween Parade in the Gym 1:00 pm


4- Catholic Education Sunday

6 & 7 . Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences

7 - Crazy Hair, Moustache or Beard Day



13 -Christmas Concert

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October 1st Gr. 1 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

October 3rd Gr. 2 Swimming Lesson 13:00 - 13:45

October 3rd Gr. 4 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

Please pay for the Swimming Lessons in PowerSchool

Please have your children wear loose-fitting warm clothes on swimming days. It is easier for the young children to get dressed after swimming.

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Dear Madonna School Parents,

The new Hot Lunch cycle (Cycle 1) is now OPEN to order.


Below is the instructions to the online ordering website Here's how to get started...

Go to 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 CHEQUE OR CASH, PLEASE PRINT OUT PAYMENT REMITTANCE FORM AND ATTACH PAYMENT AND SUBMIT TO SCHOOL.

Menu Options: Panago Pizza, Subway, Nitza Pizza (Chicken Fingers, Lasagne, Pasta), Little Caesar's (Crazy Bread), Booster Juice, Taco Time, NEW** Gluten Free, Freshii, Madonna Perogy & Sausage and BarBurrito**

If your child is absent (except school trips or function) the day of the hot lunch, please make arrangement 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.

Payments: We accept hot lunch order payments through Cheque OR Cash


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 this cycle is WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019 at 11:00 PM Please have payments to the school NO LATER THAN Thursday OCTOBER 11 AT 12 PM VOLUNTEERS – We need you!!: The hot lunch program is one of the main fundraises for our school and requires many volunteers to run successfully. If you can give a little of your time to hand out lunches (half an hour) or help in the kitchen (2 – 3 hours) the morning of hot lunch it would help tremendously. Any help is appreciated and this year all helpers are welcome to have lunch after all of the students have been served! If you would like to start helping out, please e-mail: your grade preference and availability. You will be contacted by Laura Engel directly to confirm dates and times.

MADONNA HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE: Jennifer Brownlee, Natalie Sanderson, Marjorie Ogundiya, Laura Engel & Brandi Pacholik & Jenness Stang

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OLPH Parish Survey

What: OLPH Parish Member Engagement Survey

Who: All members aged 18 and older, and anyone who considers him or herself a

part of the OLPH Parish

Why: To gather your views on the health of our parish.

Your participation in the

Gallup Survey will help set a future spiritual pathway for our OLPH Parish.

Engaged parishes are flourishing faith communities!

When: September 27 – October 20/19

How: You can to complete the survey one of 3 ways:

 Use this link on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Home Computer:

Connect to Gallup URL:


 Go to OLPH Website: – click on

Link to Gallup URL:


 Paper Survey. Available at all weekend Masses, the Parish Office and

Catholic Schools in Sherwood Park and Ardrossan between September 27 –

October 20/19. Complete and drop into Gallup Survey Box in Foyer of

Church and/or in Gallup Survey Box at Parish Office.

Please call the Parish Office if you have any questions (780-467-5470).

The Gallup Survey is anonymous. All members of household ages 18 and older

participate complete individually. One survey per person.


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The Grade 4 students received their bibles at Mass last week! Also, Thank you to all the parents that came out to support the school community!

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