Madonna Catholic School

October, 21, 2018

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Celebrating Catholic Education Sunday

Catholic Education Sunday will be celebrated the Nov.4th weekend at OLPH Parish. Madonna School staff will be serving at the 7:00 pm Mass. Please join us.

Toy N Turkey Games Night

The Toy N Turkey Games Night is fast approaching, November 23rd. This is one of the main events for families at Madonna and is one of the main fundraisers for School Council.

This year we need items to be put into the baskets for the silent auction. School Council is asking each child to bring ONE new item (if you can) as per your child's classes theme.

Gift Cards are welcomed and make a great addition to any of the baskets.

The baskets will be auctioned off at the Toy N Turkey Games Night.

Pre - K & Brighter Beginnings - Stuffies.

Kindergarten - SPA theme, items for mom, dad, and children

Gr. 1 - Crafts

Gr. 2 - Pets

Gr. 3L - Books

Gr. 3S - Games

Gr. 4H - Movies

Gr. 4P - Sports equipment (balls etc.)

Please send the item in with your child by Thursday, November 8th.

Thank you Kindly

School Council

Very Important event to attend on Catholic Education . Archbishop Richard Smith will be presenting Nov 5 at 7:00 pm. See poster below for details. What can be done to preserve Catholic Education for future generations? Please try to have one parent attend.

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Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade is @ 1 pm on October 31st in the school gym. All families are welcome to attend the parade. Please sign in at the office. Please note the Halloween costume guidelines: PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL IN THEIR COSTUMES. Students are NOT to bring any weapons that are apart of their costumes, no knives, swords, axes, etc. Thank you for understanding.

After School Student Pick Up Arrangements

Parents and Guardians FYI

It is very challenging for the school staff, to redirect your child to how they are going home after 3:00 pm when the bell goes at 3:11 pm.

Please make any arrangements earlier in the day as needed.

Also, any communication regarding drop off and pick up that is new or different for your child please put in the agenda. This informs the teacher.

The staff uses the agenda to confirm your child's pick up direction and information.

Also, if someone is newly assigned to picking up your child, we need the name of the person picking up your child and we will be asking for photo ID to confirm.

UpComing Events


22- Praire Gardens Gr. 2

23 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 1 & Gr. 3

25 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 2 & Gr. 4

26 - Corn Maze Rescheduled Pre-K and K

26 - 2:30 pm Gotcha Assembly

26 - FLEX

29 - Gr 3 Smeltzer House

30 - Swimming Lessons Gr. 1 & Gr. 3

30 - 4P & 4H Strathcona Care Centre

30 - Pre K Halloween AM & PM

31 - BB FOP with Halloween Chef

31 - School Wide Halloween Parade in the 1 pm afternoon


1 - Fire Prevention Program K & GR.1

1- Picture Retakes --> Pre-K am, BB am, T/TH Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 4

2 - School Presentation - Rooney & Punyi

4- Catholic Education Sunday (Madonna Staff Serving at the 7 pm mass)

5- Picture Retakes --> Pre- Kpm, BB pm, M/W Kindergarten and any others

7 - BB DancePlay

7 & 8 Parent-Teachers-Student Interviews

8 - Remembrance Day Assembly

9 - Movement & Movie Day

12 to the 16th NO School Fall Break

21- BB Communication Temptations

21- BB Numeracy

23- Toy n Turkey Games Night


- Daily Advent Prayer, at 8:50 am as a school community all are welcome to stay

- 14 - 6:30 pm Advent Christmas Concert @ OLPH parish

Picture Retakes

Thursday, Nov 1st AM

-Pre-K AM

-Brighter Beginnings AM classes,

-T/TH Kindergarten

-Grades 1 to 4

Monday, Nov 5th PM

-Pre-K PM

-Brighter Beginnings PM classes,

-M/W Kindergarten

- and any others

Sausage Orders will be in the First Week of November .... exact dates next week.

OLPH Parish --> Family Night & Pot Luck

"OLPH Potluck Nights started two years ago with a different theme each month like Country & Western. Winter Carnival, Beach Party, St. Patrick Day, International Festival and Oktober Fest! They feature Live music, games and children activities, and of course a great atmosphere according to the theme. These family nights are for all ages; many families and individuals consider them as a tradition they look forward to. In churches, like in families, coming together around food and sharing, helps us connect, enriches our relationships, fosters togetherness, creates new friendships and leads to a feeling of on incredible companionship-Basically a great way to build community

Co - Parenting Workshop ... Nov. 17th. This workshop is back by popular demand. Register early to secure your spot.


Extra Milk is available on a first come first serve basis cost is $1.

Healthy Lunches, Great Ideas ...

Parents & Guardians, thank you for parking and dropping off your children in the right areas. This is very much appreciated. Also, Thank you for waiting at the Front door of the school when dropping off and picking up your child.. It has improved very much.