Kindergarten Information @ Madonna

2023 - 2024 School Year

What does kindergarten look like at MCS?
Click Here to Register

Please complete the registration form online at include a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate

All are Welcome to Catholic Education!

Did you know? In Alberta, there is NO tuition to attend a Catholic School.

Elk Island Catholic Schools warmly welcome children from all faith backgrounds, and children with no religious affiliations.

Catholic Education promotes the spiritual, academic, physical and social development of students. Teaching the foundations of Catholic beliefs, we develop a strong spirit for service, social justice and citizenship by calling our students to transform the world.

A Day in the Life of your Kindergarten Student
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Open House and Q&A

Kindergarten ONLY

January 11, 2023

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

SCHOOL-WIDE OPEN HOUSE ... all grades and programs

February 16, 2023

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Door Prizes

Program Philosophy

Kindergarten at MCS is imbued with faith and is active, exploratory, and creative: it allows your child to develop the many ways that they can express themselves. Through purposeful play-based experiences, students will have the opportunity to learn about the world around them: people, places, and nature-while infusing literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills. Kindergarten engages your child Intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically, so that they can have opportunities to lead, develop positive relationships with others, and explore their curiosities.

Please note the link for The Alberta Education Curriculum for Kindergarten


Early Learning Programs at Madonna

Pre-Kindergarten 8:30 - 11:30 & 12:30-3:30

Kindergarten Programs:

1. Kindergarten is full days 8:30 am to 3:15 pm NO FEE

Monday, Wednesday, and designated Fridays

2. Kindergarten is full days 8:30am - 3:15 pm NO FEE

Tuesday, Thursday, and designated Fridays

3. Kindergarten FULL DAY EVERY DAY 8:30 am - 3:15 pm ... FEE $425 month

4. COGITO Academy - Kindergarten ...

Full Day Every Day Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten provides more time for children to

  • engage in developmentally and culturally appropriate experiences that foster their learning and development in all areas
  • learn through exploration and play, indoors and outdoors
  • experience opportunities that foster their social-emotional learning, self-regulation, and positive relationship with teachers and peers
  • engage in enriched experiences that facilitate conceptual, cognitive, and language growth, and foster inquiry
  • learn about their local communities and cultures, and the natural environments in which they live
  • participate in learning activities that extend beyond the school, such as neighborhood and nature walks, and visiting the local library

To Register in Full Day Every Day Kindergarten .... you must register in one of the regular Kindergarten classes.

1. Kindergarten is full days 8:30 am to 3:15 pm NO FEE

Monday, Wednesday, and designated Fridays

2. Kindergarten full days 8:30am - 3:15 pm NO FEE

Tuesday, Thursday, and designated Fridays


Submit a digital Commitment Form with the initial non-refundable deposit of $425 in early April. This deposit holds your spot and will be used for your June fees.

You will be emailed with directions on completing the digital form and deposit in early April.

extra costs

Kanga Pouch - $15 (communication pouch, that goes back and forth between school/home).

Field Trips - as per activity

Hot Lunch ... if you order for your child

If your child is in FULL DAY EVERY DAY monthly fee of $425

Is your child eligible?

Age of Entry: Your child must be 5 years old on or before

December 31, 2023 (born in 2018)

To find out when your child can be registered for kindergarten, put in your child's date of birth in our Kindergarten Calculator and it will tell you the eligible year.

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Bus Registration is online, all information is at this link

EICS Transportation offers The First Ride Program. This is a great way for the first-time school bus rider to learn the ins and outs of riding a school bus safely.

  • · Meet the bus drivers
  • · See a short safety video
  • · Learn bus safety
  • · Learn what “transferring” means
  • · Parent and student take a short ride on a school bus.

Date: TBD – students will be advised in July via by

Email and Synervoice of the exact August date of this program

No RSVP required: First Ride Program is Free to EICS Students

Your child's bus driver will notify you directly of the pick-up location, time, and bus number. Do expect some delays in the first weeks of school.

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Sign Up with the QR code on the Poster.

School Supplies

Bring the following supplies to your Child’s Orientation Session:

Dixon Tri-Conderoga triangular pencils - 6 pkg

1 Washable Zipper Pencil Case

2 Large Glue Sticks

1 Bottles Washable School Glue

1 Pair Child Size Scissors (smallest finger holes possible)

2 Boxes of Crayola Wax Crayons (24 pack)

1 Crayola 16 pack Washable Markers (Broad/Wide Tipped)

2 Hilroy Exercise Book Plain (no lines) 72 pages (turquoise blue cover)

2 Sharpie Pens 0.8mm Fine Tip, black

2 Expo Low Odour Dry Erase Marker -Fine-Tip (any colour)

1 Dry Erase Lap Board

2 Containers of Play Dough (112g or 4 oz)

1 Pad Mixed Media Art Paper 9x12

1 Pair Indoor Runners with white soles to keep at school (no laces)

1 Regular Size Backpack - the small novelty backpacks do not fit folders or most library books

1 Lunch Kit

1 Spill/Leak Proof Water Bottle

*******Please Label all of the above supplies*******

Please bring, but do NOT label the items listed below:

1 Large Boxes of Kleenex

2 Packages of unscented Baby Wet Wipes

We encourage exploration and independence every day at Madonna! Please send clothing and outerwear that your child can stay warm, get messy, and move in and items that your child can use independently: zippers rather than buttons or buckles; velcro instead of laces.

Drop Off and Pick up Zone

Students will wait at the pink dots by the Main door to the school. The teacher will come out and greet the students. The teacher will bring the students into the school.

Pick up at the end of the day. Parents will wait for their child at the Pink Dots and the teacher will bring the students out to meet the parents.

If your child is on the bus, your child will be met at the bus and walked to the Kindergarten entrance where they will meet their teacher.

Kindergarten School Calendar

To be uploaded shortly
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School Council organizes a Hot Lunch Program, your child will be able to participate in this. You will sign up your child for the meals you want as the user cost.

Madonna Catholic School

Amazing Saff and Caring Community

  • Main stream: Pre - Kindergarten to Grade 4
  • Cogito Academy