Madonna News

October 11, 2021

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Thanksgiving Message from Father Jim

Pictures and Retake Day October 14, 2021

Proof and picture ordering Information was sent home for students who had their pictures taken on picture day. Please place your order online as directed on that information from Edge Imaging. Picture retake day is scheduled for Thursday, October 14th at 9:00 am. If you would like your child to have a retake please email their teacher or the office at to let us know. Thank you

Speech-Language Pathologist

Welcome to what I hope will be a great school year! My name is Andrea Rushton, and although I am new to EICS for this year, I have lots of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist supporting speech and language needs within the classroom. In addition to being part of a number of school teams, I will also be working with the Teachers, Staff, and students at Madonna Catholic School. Speech and language can happen anywhere throughout the day and so, I may be working alongside your child’s Teacher to develop strategies and give suggestions to benefit the classroom and the students in it. If specific or targeted instruction is needed for any individual child in their development of understanding language, expressing themselves clearly and effectively, or using language to communicate with others, we will work with you to provide support as needed and continue developing paths for success.

Occupational Therapist

Hello, my name is Jennifer Szydlowski and I am the Occupational Therapist that will be supporting the Madonna school team this year. I may be in your child’s classroom to observe and to support the teacher with universal strategies and recommendations to promote whole class participation and success. If more student specific recommendations are needed, parents will be contacted by the school’s CRC. Some of the areas that I support teachers include: fine motor skill development, toileting skills, dressing skills, regulation and classroom participation.

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Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

The Alberta Daily Screening Please screen your child before sending them to school
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Up Coming Events


12 - In-school Field Trip Truth and Mindful Movement 1F, K

13 - In-school Field Trip Truth and Mindful Movement K, 1N, 2S

14 - 9 am --> School Photo Retakes

14 - Roasry Walk

18- Professional Development Day - No School for Students

22 - Bend the Rules Day

27- Virtual School Council 7pm

29 - Halloween Party in each class


2,3 & 4 - Book Fair

3 - Early Dismissal School is over at 2:15 pm

3 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - Remembrance Day Assembly


Virtual Meeting with Father Mario

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What is BEAR TRACKs?

BEAR TRACKS ice melter provides a safe and efficient way to melt ice and compacted snow on sidewalks and driveways. It is a useful product for both residential and commercial areas to ensure that traffic areas are kept ice free and safe for pedestrians.

Benefits: • Fast acting• Long lasting• High visibility blue marker• Safe on concrete and vegetation*• Pet friendly

We are so excited to be launching our first fundraiser of the year! BEARTRACKS will be open to order TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.

It is a great product, and everyone uses it with our long icey winters. Bear Tracks Ice Melt.

It is 25$ for a 16kg pail, it is Safe on concrete and vegetation, while also being pet friendly

The BearTracks Ice Melt Fundraiser will be OPEN to order on TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.


Below are the instructions to the online ordering website ( they are the same as hot lunch, but with a different access code)

Here's how to get started…

Go to

If you have previously registered, you can sign in with your username and password. Continue to enter the access code and follow the steps listed below. If you are a new user then…..

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCSICE

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address, this will ensure you receive reminder emails about the fundraiser order deadlines)

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 BearTracks Ice Melt for your child(ren)

YOU CAN PAY BY E-Transfer, or BAMBORA (New)

Payments: We accept order payments through E-transfer or Credit Card

If paying by E-TRANSFER please include your child's name and class in the notes, and send the transfer to

The online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register your child you have attending our school prior to ordering . Once the initial setup process is complete, your fundraising orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple.

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this fundraiser is WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2021.

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A reminder for all families that the AHS Daily Assessment needs to be completed and actioned each morning prior to coming to school. If your child is experiencing symptoms please choose:

  1. “Flu-like symptoms”

  2. “other illness or injury” If they are experiencing symptoms that you do not deem to be flu-like, or your child has a medical appointment.

  3. “parent excused.” If your child is experiencing no symptoms at all, please choose this. The parent excused absence should only be chosen if you are keeping your child home for a reason that does not pertain to a medical issue. (i.e dance competition)

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Join Our Team

Join Our Team!

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) offers you the opportunity to work in a faith-based, collaborative environment where everyone's skills, knowledge and attributes are respected. As part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system, we proudly serve the communities of Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and Vegreville.

Are you looking for flexible hours, working with great people? EICS is currently accepting applications for Casual Educational Assistants, Secretaries, Bus Drivers and Caretakers in all of our communities. Casual positions are on an on-call as-needed basis. Previous experience is an asset.

Applications will be received through

Questions can be directed by email to