Madonna School News

January 8 2023

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Prayer for Peace in Ukraine and Europe during Christmas time

Ukrainian Christmas was on January 7, 2023 this year.


The traditional Ukrainian Christmas greeting is 'Христос Родився' (Khrystos Rodyvsia - Christ is born) to which the response is 'Славімо Його' (Slavimo Yoho - Let us glorify Him).


God of peace, We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all who are caught up in violence and war, for all those suffering and afraid, that you will protect them and strengthen them.

We pray for world leaders, for wisdom, integrity, and compassion, that you will guide their feet in the way of justice and reconciliation.

We pray for church leaders, for discernment, determination, and courage, that they may speak words of truth and righteousness.

We pray for all those who plead for an end to violence and conflict.

We ask for comfort for those who mourn, hope for those who despair, forgiveness for those who commit violence, and mercy for all who suffer.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Prince of Peace. Amen.


adapted from: https://www.ceceurope.org/

H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ Archbishop of Luxembourg President of COMECE

Rev. Christian Krieger President of the Protestant Federation of France President of CEC

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Up Coming Events

January / 2023


9 - Indigenous Assembly

11 - KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT FOR NEXT YEAR 6:30 - 7:30 pm

11- Winter Wonderland In-School Field Trip K

12 - Winter Wonderland In-School Field Trip K


16 - 20th Inline Skating for K to Gr. 4

18 - School Council 7:00 pm Virtual

23 - Gotcha Assembly

26 - Adoration Mass at the School

27 -Toy & Bingo Family Night 6:00 pm doors open 7:00 pm games start.


30 - PD Day No School for students.


February

1 - Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Pre-Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm

3 - Report Cards emailed home

8 - 100th Day of School

6 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

9 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

10 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

14 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

16 - Les Bucherones French Heritage Day

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

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Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1st. 2023

Kindergarten Registration Opens on February 1st, 2023.


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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! FAMILY -- Toy & Bingo Games Night... FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH 6 - 9PM Family Fun Night.

Toy & Bingo Games Night

Thank you for the many New items that have come in so far.


We are still in need of 15 more NEW items, for the older students (age 8-10). --> Games, Sports Balls, Books, Crafts, and stuffies. Please send them in to the school office.


If you own a business and would like to make a donation for prize items, please contact the Committee Chairs and they will assist you.


Also, please BRING A BINGO DABBER to the game.


Please contact the parent's note below if you can assist.

Sheana @ 780.937.7429

Karla @ 780.267.7837

Alien Inline Skating

Please note that Alien Inline Skating is back this year. January 16 -20


Parent volunteers for the younger grades to help will doing up skates. Students should bring their own CSA-approved helmets ( and own protective gear only if they already have it).

Kindergarten to Gr. 4 attending.


Parents please contact your child's teacher for schedules ... if you are able to come in and assit with putting on the inline skates.


THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNCIL FOR PAYING FOR HALF OF THE BILL.! $1500.


Please note each child's Account is charged based on the number of times they will be skating next week.


Please check your child's backpack for the letter that was sent home on Friday.

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Pre-Kindergarten at Madonna

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

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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 5 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.


$250 Deposit with Registration is required. The deposit will be used towards the June payment.

Grab n Go Breakfast Program ... Pilot was a Hit... We are using on average ~$175 a week to support all students with a breakfast snack at the start of the day. Currently, we are waiting for some more donations to come in. At this time the program is on hold until the grants come through. There is definitely a need a Madonna School for this program. If you have a business and would like to support this program please call the office. Thanks for your support

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Hot Lunch Cycle 2

It's that time again to order Hot Lunch for your child.

Ordering OPENS: Sunday January 8th, 2023

Ordering CLOSES: Monday January 23rd, 2023

If your child is in kindergarten, please make sure you are only ordering for the days your child is at school.

-If your child is going to be absent (except for school trips or functions) on the day of the hot lunch, please make arrangements that day for your child's hot lunch before 11:00 am by calling the school or emailing us at MADONNACSES@GMAIL.COM. All left over from Hot Lunch will be donated after 12:00 pm.

Below are the instructions to the online ordering website

How to get started…

Go to http://madonnashp.hotlunches.net

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCS23

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)

Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom

Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Madonna Catholic School

Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"

Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)

Payments: We accept hot lunch order payments by Credit Card (Through BAMBORA)

The hot lunch online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register each child you have attending our school prior to ordering hot lunch. Once the initial setup process is complete, your hot lunch orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple.

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this cycle is Monday January 23rd, 2023.

Thank you for your continued support of your child’s school and for Madonna School Council.

Thank you,

MADONNA HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE

Madonnacses@gmail.com

News from School Council

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Please note that School Council is looking for a HOT LUNCH coordinator and a Secretary Treasurer

Please note that we need Parent support in key roles of the School Council.


Secretary Treasure - This role involves primarily managing the financial books. Please note that our books are in great order and we can train you.


Hot Lunch Coordinator - Organizes all hot lunches. This is a well-organized event. Our current coordinator will be leaving in June, and would like to train someone so that the program can keep running next school year.


Co - Chair - Looking to train someone up in the chair position for one year prior to taking on the role of Chair.


These positions are available as children are moving on to higher grades and the parents will not be in the school any longer.


Please contact Kersitn our current chair via email or the school office 780.467.7972 and speak to Mrs. Antoniuk

email mailto:madonnacses@gmail.com

Please note the proposed school calendar for next school year 2023 - 2024.

3/4 G Led the Epipfany Assembly

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A big thank you to the Koziak family who helped make last Friday's Ukrainian Christmas celebration extra special by bringing in homemade perogies!

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The PUF Pathways students also had fun finding candy in the hay (a Ukrainian tradition)

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