Madonna News

November 13, 2021

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Thank You for coming to the Virtual EVIDENCE OF LEARNING Interviews! Thank you for supporting your children, by purchasing them a book from the Book Fair!

If you did not attend the Evidence of Learning Interviews, your child's teacher will be contacting you directly through email or a phone call to set up a time to discuss your child's learning.

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During our Bookfair. We had a draw for $30 in free books for a teacher and $30 in free books for a student. Classroom winner is 2/3H. Mrs. Hunt and Lilymay H. are the winners.

Book Fair Sales .... THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BOOK FAIR ... The school will receive approx. $1000 IN BOOKS FOR THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

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Madonna School Clothing

School Clothing --> Spirit Wear is back!

Don't miss your opportunity to show your Madonna Royals school spirit!


Spirit DEADLINE TO ORDER IS NOVEMBER 16 and orders will be delivered mid-December just in time for Christmas!


Sizing charts are available on the online store website.


All orders and payments must be made through the link below.

https://royalsfallstore2021.itemorder.com/

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Send us Sacrament Pictures

Last school year, this summer and already this school year, students at Madonna Catholic School have been receiving their Holy Sacraments -->Baptism, First Holy Communion and Reconciliation.


We would love to recognize this special time in their faith journey here at school. We have a Sacraments bulletin board where we post photos of students who have received their sacraments. We are looking for photos of your child celebrating their Sacrament.


If you have a photo of your child receiving their Sacrament we would love to display them here at the school. Please send a digital picture or a photo of your child's sacramental picture.


Please send them to the school with your child and have them brought down to the office or email, Mrs. Gauthier our School Chaplin with a digital photo. kimberleyg@eics.ab.ca OR Mrs. Antoniuk karena@eics.ab.ca .


Thank you so much for your help with this!

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Madonna Events

November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 NO SCHOOL FALL BREAK


15 - Indigenous Assembly

15 - Loose Parts Drop off Day

15 - Virtual Priest Visits

19 - Flex Option

19 - Loose Parts Drop off Day

21 - Catholic Education Sunday ... Madonna School & Holy Spirit School 12:30 Mass


24 -2/3H Field Trip to Ukrainian Village

25 - Assembly

26 - 3G Field Trip to Ukrainian Village

26 - Flex Options

28 - First Holy Communion Mass 4:30 pm OLPH parish


December

1-21 Daily Advent Assembly

3- Flex Option

10- Flex Option

17 - Virtual Christmas Concert

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Kids Reading Challenge .... click below for details with Strathcona County

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Baptism OPENS THE DOOR to the rest of the Sacraments!

Are you wishing to Baptize your school-age child?

Does your child want to receive First Communion with their classmates?

It is never too late!

For the Baptism of infants or very young children, parents make the Baptismal promises on their behalf. OLPH offers our monthly Baptism Preparation Class, required for all parents (and recommended for prospective Godparents also.) For a child age 7 (considered the age of reason) or older, catechesis and preparation of their own is necessary before receiving any of the sacraments, including Baptism.

We are offering a special Baptism Preparation Class for children Age 7-10, so they can be welcomed in Baptism, then join the class to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the new year 2022 with their peers.

Sunday November 14

9:15 am—11:30 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Sherwood Park

Parents, please email sacraments@olph.ca to register by Friday, November 5. (No cost to register.)

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Loose Parts Play

Madonna Catholic is partnering with Ever Active Schools to introduce loose parts play to our school!


Play is hugely important in almost every area of children’s lives. It improves social skills and creativity while supporting emotional resilience, physical development, confidence and learning. Loose parts play is a type of play that supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving and offers a sense of wonder to children. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways.



When children play this way, they…


  • Figure out things for themselves.

  • Learn how to take healthy risks.

  • Find innovative ways to think about the world and how it works, based on their own self-led, intrinsically motivated interests.

  • Practice necessary skills such as overcoming obstacles, creative problem solving (on their own or with other children), communicating their feelings effectively with others, and working with those who may have different points of view.

  • Experience the joy of self-discovery, the thrill of being able to pursue their own creative ideas without the fear of failure that usually arises when there is one, predetermined way to be “right” or to “win”.


As our children begin their journey into Loose Parts Play, we are looking to gather as many ‘parts’ as possible. If you have loose parts that you would like to contribute, we would be more than happy to repurpose them through play - please contact our loose parts leads! See the examples in the list attached for more ideas. Our loose parts launch will occur Nov. 29, so we would like to have a variety of parts by then!


Thanks!


Karen Antoniuk - karena@eics.ab.ca

Meg Fortier - megan.fortier@eics.ab.ca



WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

DROP OFF Monday November 15 and Friday November 19 by the SILVER SHED ON West Side of the school PLease note that materials being donated are Not to have SHARP EDGES


Natural materials:

Wood (stumps, logs)

Large Branches Driftwood

Larger stones

Lumber

Pinecones

Sand bags

Seeds Shells


Recycled materials:

Bakeware (e.g., muffin tins, pans)

Boxes Bricks Buckets Cardboard (boxes, tubes)

Chains

Clean containers / Tubs (e.g., ice cream)

Cookware (e.g., pots, bowls)

Crates (plastic)

Hardshell Suitcases

Hoops

Kitchenware (e.g., wooden spoon, tongs)

Large spools (used for wiring, cable)

Laundry Baskets

Metal Signs

Milk crates

Mixing bowls

Paint Brushes

Plastic bottles and caps

Plastic scoops

Pool Noodles (foam)

Pots

PVC tubing - solid or flexible

Rope

Saucepan or cooking pot

Tarps

Tires

Traffic Cones (pylons)

Vinyl eavestroughs / Gutters

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Remembrance Day

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All Wreaths are Displayed

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1F Peace ART display

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3G Collaborative Poppy Art

1N Presentation on Insects

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Red / Blue Day in 4P

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