Madonna Weekly News
May 9 - May 13
A Message from Superintendent of Schools, Michael Hauptman
I know that you are acutely aware that the crisis in Fort Murray has reached epic proportions and requires us to respond both in prayer, support and open arms.
We have started to receive families in our communities and when they arrive, we need to open up our doors of mercy and accept without question those in need of our care. We know that many of these families are not from Alberta and have no families to turn to at this time.
Some of us may have new students to add to classrooms, some may have families in need of shelter, and others may require supplies. Regardless of the need, we will find a way.
Within each community, different ways of providing support will be available and each response will be different. As information becomes available and requests come in, we will contact our school leadership to pass on the possibilities.
Continue to pray for rain to quench the fire and for solace for the families now orphaned from their community who many have lost much.
"When someone has been give much, much will be required in return: and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required." Luke 12:49
Where is Jesus? In your actions today and moving forward to support our newest refugees.
Take care and God Bless everyone during this difficult time.
Please find below Mental Health Resources for parents, teachers and professionals to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.
AHS Website Wildfire Resources – Mental Health Resources
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Great Activities This Week at Madonna
A Snapshot in Time
Tuesday the Grade 4's will be visiting the Strathcona County Museum for a trip back in time.
ECS Goes shopping!
Wednesday the Kindergarten classes have a field trip to Save on Foods! Yummy
Solar Car comes to School
Thursday the University of Calgary's Solar Car will be here at school for students to see and watch!
A Snapshot in Time
Year End Parent Council Meeting
Monday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm