Madonna School News
December 1, 2019
This Week we light the first Candle:
The first candle, which is purple, symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
You are Invited to join us daily for our Advent Song and Jesse Tree Reading
This is such a beautiful time as a school community. Please come in and join us. This starts December 2nd and goes until December 20th.
Up Coming Events
3 - Swimming Lessons - Gr.1, Gr.1/2 and Gr.3 LAST CLASS
4 - EARLY DISMISSAL . STUDENTS OUT AT 2:15PM
4 - Christmas Tinker Lab for Brighter Beginnings 9 am & 5:30 pm
5 - Swimming Lessons - Gr. 2 & Gr. 4
6 - FLEX
6 - Bend the Rules DAY - Monies Raised go to Valeda House
9 - FACE - to - FACE Ministries FAITH DAY for all students
10 - Edmonton Waste Management Gr. 4
11- Cooking Hazard FOP Brighter Beginnings 9:00 am
12 - Swimming Lessons - Gr. 2 & Gr. 4 LAST CLASS
13 - Christmas Concert @ OLPH Parish 6pm
16 - Gr. 4 Sherwood Park Bowling
17 - 4LP Heritage Precinct All Day
17 - 4P Carolling at Pioneer Court
18 - 4P at Heritage Precinct All Day
20- FLEX, Gotcha & Christmas Carolling
21- Jan. 5th Christmas Holidays
6 - FIRST DAY BACK
Advent Christmas Concert
Valeda House: Helping homeless women get back on their feet
This Advent, Madonna Catholic School would like to continue to raise funds to assist our EICS Division Social Justice Project to support Catholic Social Services’ Valeda House. Our goal this year is for our school to raise $978.00.
We will collect donations at the Madonna School Advent Concert on Dec. 13, at 6:30 at OLPH church.
We look forward to another Bend the Rules day on Friday, Dec. 6th. All proceeds from this event will go to Valeda House.
Thank you for your continued support,
Please read the letter below from EICS regarding the final budget and its implications.
Budget Implications for Madonna School
Bend the Rules Day December 6
All students are invited to Bend the Rules!
Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00. Students may choose from the following:
Bring a stuffie or fidget
Have lunch with a friend
Wear a Santa hat
All money collected will be donated to Valeda House.
The morning session consisted of:
- Prayer and learning about Pope Francis Letter to the World, "Care for Our Common Home".
- Teachers spent time with a Literacy Consultant with a focus on Comprehension.
In the afternoon:
- Teachers had a workshop on: Indigenous Alberta—The Footsteps of Our Ancestors
- The Educational Assistants and Mrs. Roberts transformed the school. We are ready for Advent and Christmas.
OLPH Parish is Having a FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Join other families in the Parish Hall on Friday, December 6th for a family movie night featuring: "The Nativity Story." Bring your favourite movie snack to share "potluck style" and your own beverage.
You are welcome to bring a lawn chair and a blanket too>