Madonna News

September 15th, 2019

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Opening Mass September 25th 10:00 am @ OLPH Parish... All Families are Welcomed to Join us

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School Council Meeting

Parents, administration, and a teacher meet together to plan and discuss various ideas and issues. Your involvement is really important. Many hands do make the work light. School Council supports many initiatives in the school. The big one is the Hot Lunch Program.

The Ideal would be to have 2 parents from each class. We meet approximately 8 times a year. The first meeting is on September 19th 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the school library. Please come out.

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Apple Donation

Thank you to Daxton and mom Christa in Brighter Beginnings for the apple donation to Madonna School. Madonna School is an Apple School, we so appreciate the fresh fruit donations. Students are always looking for fruit as an extra snack.

First Reconciliation & First Communion Registration/ Orientation Meeting at OLPH PARISH. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23 AT 7:00 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated prior to First Communion, both usually when a child is in Grade 2 or older. (its never too late!)

At OLPH Parish we prepare for and celebrate First Reconciliation in the fall before Advent. After Christmas we will begin preparation to celebrate First Communion in the spring.

Parents are required to attend the registration/orientation meeting, and to accompany their child to a retreat. There is also the workbook to complete together at home prior to each sacrament.


for First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2019/20 at OLPH Church

Monday, September 23 at 7:00pm

Please bring your child’s Baptism Certificate and $50 registration fee (covers preparation books/materials for both sacraments.)

You can download and complete the registration form in advance at or fill one out at the meeting.

Children do not attend this meeting. You will take home your child’s two workbooks, ‘We Prepare for Reconciliation’ and ‘We Share in the Eucharist’ to work on together at home.

Terry Fox Run, great run everyone! We raised 307 dollars!

Fee Waiver

Under the principle that finances should not be a barrier to a child's education, Elk Island Catholic Schools will waive fees for independent students or parents/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances. If you qualify, you may apply using the attached application form for a waiver for the following fees:

- Ineligible Transportation Fees
- Instructional Material Fees
- Course Fees
- Noon-Hour Supervision Fees
- Instructional Activity Fees

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Up- Coming Events

18 - Gr 4 Retreat at Camp VanEs

19 - Assembly

19 - School Council Mtg 6:30 pm

24 - School Pictures

25 - School Pictures

25 - Opening School Mass @ OLPH Parish 10:00am

27 - Grade 1 Reading to Horses

30 - Orange Shirt Day



October 1st Gr. 1 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 1/2 Swimming Lessons 13:00 - 13:45

October 1st Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

October 3rd Gr. 2 Swimming Lesson 13:00 - 13:45

October 3rd Gr. 4 Swimming Lessons 13:45 - 14:30

2 - Early Dismissal student out at 2:15

4 - 2L Field trips to the John Janzen Nature Centre

8 - Grade 4 Wilderness Centre

8 - Gr. 1, Gr.1/2 and Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons

10 - Gr. 2 & 4 Swiming Lessons

11 - NO Schools


21 - Elections Canada ... Madonna School Gym is an Election Station

22 - Strathcona County Shoe Drive

31 - Halloween Parade in the Gym 1:00 pm


4- Catholic Education Sunday

6 & 7 . Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences



13 -Christmas Concert

Alberta Health Services RSCD is offering the following Parent Workshops

  1. Parenting Teens in the 21st Century
  2. Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
  3. Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children
  4. Technology and the Teenage Brain
  5. Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health
  6. Understanding and Supporting Youth with Depression and Self-Injury
  7. Mindfulness: Benefits for the Whole Family
  8. Keeping Scattered Kids on Track

Workshop one Parenting Teens is the 21 st Century is on Sept. 17 in Sherwood Park, at Elk Island Catholic Schools Central Learning Services.

Please click on the PDF below of all the workshops details.

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School Picture Day's Sept 24 & 25th

School Photos 24th


Kindergarten (T/Th) Brighter Beginnings am, Pre - K am, and Gr 3


Brighter Beginnings pm,

Pre K pm

Gr. 4

School Photos 25th


Kindergarten (M/W)

after mass

Gr. 1


Gr 1/2 Gr 2

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