Madonna School News

February 5, 2023

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Reminder NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENDTS this week Thursday & Friday, February 9 & 10th. Teachers are at Teachers Convention

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Please complete the EICS Survey

The EICS School Division Survey was sent to your email on January 25th.

Please complete, and give Madonna School a great review.

To begin the survey, please click here: EICS Parent Assurance Survey 2022-2023

To ensure your feedback is received, all surveys must be completed by Friday, February 17.

Thank you for sharing your voice with EICS.

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Please note that we will automatically place your child in the next grade for the 2023 / 2024 school year. You do not need to re-register.

If you are not planning on being at Madonna Catholic School next year, please call the school at 780.467.7972 and let us know. We are planning for staff next school year and that is always dependent upon the number of students in the school.

Parents of Grade 4 students, we automatically forward your child's information to the next school too. You do not need to re-register. We will be sending the parents of Grade 4 students very specific information in the next couple of weeks. Keep your eyes open for the Open Houses at OLPH School and St. Theresa School.

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Kindergarten Registration is OPEN

Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2023, are eligible to register.

(Born in 2018).

Please come out and see our wonderful Kindergarten Program. Bring a neighbor and let them know how great Madonna Catholic School is.

We will be offering:

Kindergarten hours 8:30 - 3:15 pm

Option 1

Monday & Wednesdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 2

Tuesday & Thursdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 3

Full Day Every Day Kindergarten for a fee of $425 /month - this is dependent upon the number of registrations. Please register in Option 1 or Option 2 first and fill out a form indicating interest in Full Day Every Day.

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NEW IDENTITY AT MADONNA Catholic School ... Two Programs at Madonna School Mainstream Program and Cogito Academy

Madonna Catholic School will become a DUAL Track School STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2023 - 2024

We will have two programs in the school, both programs are under Elk Island Catholic Schools.

1. Mainstream Program ... Publicly Funded Education

Pre - kindergarten ~ Fee & PUF Pre-K no Fee

Kindergarten and Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4.

2. COGITO Academy ... Publicly Funded Education

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE COGITO Academy please fill out this interest form.

Alternative program,

Teacher - direct instruction

Students will wear a uniform and desks will be in rows.

Pre-assessment is required to be accepted into the program

click the link for more information

Please note we will have Information Sessions during the day and an Information night on February 16th .. also please call the school with your questions. 780.476.7972

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Pre-Kindergarten at Madonna .. Opens February 1st 2023 8:00 am

The pre-Kindergarten program is a Catholic faith-infused, student-centered, purposeful play-based program within a literacy and numeracy-rich environment



Our Pre-Kindergarten program supports all students to learn and grow.

The program is taught by a knowledgeable and caring certified teacher who strives to ensure all students enjoy their first school experience and are excited to work and learn with their friends.

Children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2023 (born in 2019).

Registration opens on February 1, 2023. The program will run based on sufficient enrollment. To register your child please go online

If you require assistance in registering or have questions, please

call our office at 780-467-7972

The program is 4 days a week.

Mornings: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 8:30 - 11:30

Afternoons: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 12:30 - 3:30

Fee $250 per month.

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Report Cards were emailed home on Friday Feb. 3rd. Check your email .

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The Bingo & Basket Night was a Huge Success ... $6615.10 was raised. WOW. The grade 4's will be able to pay for the Field Trip to Drumheller, AB

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Hannah Brunsdon, Mental Health Capacity Builder ... assigned to Madonna 2 Days a week.

Hannah Brunsdon is a Mental Health Capacity Builder with Strathcona County’s Family and Community Services Department. Her role is to provide universal mental health education for all students.

She will be working within classes and in groups only. Teachers are always present.

With the kindergarten- grade 2 students, we'll be using the Kimochi's program to learn about how to recognize, understand, and regulate emotions both BIG and small. A key message from the Kimochi's program is that all feelings are okay, but not all behaviours.

With the grade 3/4s, we will be focusing on supporting students' social emotional learning specifically focusing on healthy friendships. This will include discussions about friendly and unfriendly behaviours, empathy, navigating tricky situations such as conflicts and disagreements, and when to get an adult involved to help our friends if they need it. "

We look forward to Hannah's support in the classroom.

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6 - Indigenous Assembly 9:00 am all are welcome

6 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd .. 2L Kinder, PUF, 3V 1P

8 - 100th Day of School ... Dress like you are 100 years old.

9 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

10 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

13 - Kindness Theme - Assembly 9:00 am all are welcome

14 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd .. 1N, Gr. 4, 2S & Kinder

16 - Les Bucherones French Heritage Day

16- School Wide Information Night / OPEN HOUSE... 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

20 - Family Day -NO SCHOOL

21 - Shrove Tuesday .. Pancake Lunch put on by School Council

22 - Ash Wednesday Mass at the parish at 10:00 am

23 - Pink Shirt Day

27 - Assembly


1 Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm

3 NO SCHOOL _ Professional Development Day for Teachers

1 Djemebi Drums in school for the month of March

9 Grade 3's Ukrainian Village

20 & 21 Parent Teacher Interviews

24 - Spring Break starts March 24. Students Return April 3

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Grade 4 students in the chapel writing prayers

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Some of our learners got to make kindness art with Action for Healthy Communities!

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OLPH Parish

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Weekday Mass

Monday to Saturday 8:30 am
Monday to Friday 6:15 pm

Madonna Catholic School


Regular Program: Pre-K to Grade 4

COGITO Academy: K to Grade 4