Madonna News

October 30, 2021

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Message from Father Jim on Hallowe'en, All Saint Day and All Souls Day

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VIRTUAL Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Sign up now!

Pathways to Grade 4 Students on Wednesday, November 3rd and Thursday, November 4th, 2021 from 4 - 7 pm


Parents of students in Kindergarten to grade 4 can choose either a 13 minute Video or Telephone Interview.


Parents of students in Mrs. Pineau’s PUF Pathways class will choose a 30 minute time slot.


All formats may be booked using the following link:

https://www.schoolbookings.net/code/e9cdg

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 780-467-7972.

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MADONNA 2021 FALL BOOK FAIR

I am so excited to bring Madonna Scholastic Book Fair Fall 2021. November 2, 3 & 4, 2021


Please do not send any cash with your child/children, place all orders ONLINE. Thank you.


This year The Scholastic Book Fair will be in person (to look only) and Virtual. Please use the following link to purchase books for your child.


https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5161153


Christmas is coming and when you purchase, your order will come sealed in an envelope.


Your child will be able to view the book fair in person, and then bring home their “WISHLIST


Mrs. Susan Wagner

Library Tech

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Remembrance Day Assembly

This week at Madonna, we are observing and recognizing the significance of Remembrance Day and the important contributions of Canadian Veterans to the peace of our country today. There are several things happening around the school.

Poppy Coin Drive – Admin will be coming around to classrooms each morning this week to collect coin donations for the Poppy Fund. Each student will be given a poppy to wear on Thursday, November 4th. If you can send your child with a small contribution, that would be much appreciated.

Photo Display of Byng Veterans – In our front foyer, the display case is housing photos of family and community members who have served their country. If you have a photo that you would like to display for our school community, please bring it to the school office. Please ensure it is labeled on the back so we can return it to you.

Remembrance Day Assembly – On Friday, November 4th at 10:45am, we will have our Remembrance Day assembly virtually. This assembly is more formal than our other assemblies.

If your child is a Brownie, Girl Guide, Beaver, Boy Scout or a Cadet please have them wear their uniform to school this day.

This assembly is meant to be a time of reflection and gratitude for the peace that we have in Canada.

Each class is making a wreath of poppies to display on the main bulletin board and we will have a select group of students from each class to lay their wreath at a podium. We will also include a playing of “The Last Post” and a moment of silence in our program.

In addition to these activities, many classes may be reading stories or poems, watching video clips and/or having discussions about the significance of Remembrance Day this week.

Please feel free to ask your children about their thinking and learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your classroom teacher or myself.

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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!

Gotcha Assembly

Students are given "gotcha" tickets when they are caught, being kind, working diligently, and serving others. The gotcha tickets boxes are full of names as we have so many generous students. So we draw 2 names a month per class to win wonderful prizes. Students love the Gotcha Assemblies!
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Thank YOU FAMILIES for Contributing to our Social Justice Project $319

THANK YOU $319 was raised on BEND THE RULES DAY. This money is being donated to Lurana Shelter.


Lurana Shelter is a program of Catholic Social Services and is a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as accommodation, meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child support, as well as services related to advocacy, and staffing 24/7 for support and security. One-on-one counseling is provided in partnership with a community agency.

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Up Coming Events

November

1- All Saint Day ... Litany of the Saints

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

4- Virtual Priest visit


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


15 - Indigenous Assembly

19 - Flex Option

26 - Flex Option

December

1-21 Daily Advent Assembly

2 - Advent Mass in person at OLPH parish

3- Flex Option

10- Flex Option

17 - Virtual Christmas Concert

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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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THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNCIL FOR PROVIDING HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS TO EVERY STUDENT!

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Class 1N

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Some of the Gr 4P Team

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Class 4P

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Kindergarten

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Virtual --> Halloween Parade

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Class 2/3 H

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Class 2S on PJ day and Haunted House Creating

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Class 2S

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Class 1F

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Stratchona Couny READING EVENT .... CHECK IT OUT