Madonna School News

April 5, 2020

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Today is Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.

Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect.

Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday.

The use of a donkey instead of a horse is highly symbolic, it represents the humble arrival of someone in peace, as opposed to arriving on a steed in war.

A week later, Christ would rise from the dead on the first Easter.

We hope all is well with you and your families. We look forward to connecting with you and your children.

If you or your family is needing support in any manner. Please feel free to contact our Family Wellness Worker (Danielle Bussiere at danielle.bussiere@eics.ab.ca.) OR our (Collaborative Response Coordinator, Anges Wiunow at agnesw@eics.ab.ca)

School Starts Back Tomorrow

Teachers will be sending out assignments first thing, tomorrow morning. Please continue to reach out to your teacher with any concerns regarding your child's learning.
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HOT LUNCHES RETURNS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE HAS BEEN WORKING VERY HARD BEHIND THE SCENES TO RETURN TO YOU YOUR HOT LUNCH PAYMENTS


IF YOU PAID BY CREDIT CARD. YOU WILL SEE A CREDIT TO YOUR CREDIT CARD IN 2 -10 DAYS


IF YOU PAID BY CHEQUE OR CASH YOU WILL SEE AN E-TRANSFER IN YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMING FUTURE --> PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE IS STILL WORKING ON THE E-TRANSFER RETURNS.


I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

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PURDY'S CHOCOLATE

IF YOU ORDERED PURDY'S CHOCOLATE, YOU WILL BE CALLED WITH A PICK UP OR DELIVERY TIME, EARLY THIS WEEK.
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OLPH PARISH. ON - LINE ADORATION AND MASSES

Please note that OLPH Parish has various services online.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/olphsherwoodpark/

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