Madonna School NEWS
October 14th, 2019
FLEX Options for Grade 1 to Grade 4 Students
Our first scheduled flex session will run on Fridays - Block 8 & 9 (1:30 to 2:40 pm). Sessions on the following dates: Oct. 18th, 25th, and Nov. 1st and 8th.
Sessions will open for bookings on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 12:00 NOON
Sign up is online at www.schoolinterviews.ca using event code 4drd4
Session availability is based on a first come first serve basis and are limited in numbers. We may be offering some of the same choices during other flex sessions throughout the year based on popularity.
Thank you to Parent Council for their continued financial support of these programming
Dinosaur Detectives Gr 1 & 2
Painting for All Seasons Gr 1 & 2
Your child will have the opportunity to create an art piece that will explore all four seasons. They will paint each season on a separate canvas, then when they put them together they will connect a beautiful tree that changed through the seasons. They will get to take this project home in the end.
Coding with DOT & DASH Gr 3 & 4
Halloween and Remembrance Day Art and Baking 3 & 4
All About Owls in the Boreal Forest Grade 3 & 4’s
Students will study the OWL’s role in an ecosystem. They will learn about different species of OWL's and their adaptations for survival. Students will dissect OWL Pellets and determine which Genus was consumed by the OWL.
We hope to have an OWL visit the students.
Making Music with Pitched Percussion Instruments 3 & 4
Your child will have the opportunity to explore the different Orff instruments within the music room. They will learn how to read music and apply this knowledge to an assignment instrument. Students will get to practice and perform a complex piece of music that will teach them how to play independently and with an ensemble.
GRADE 2 students and OLDER ..... WHO NEED THIER SACRAMENTS
First Reconciliation (Confession),
First Communion and
It Is NOT too late to register your child to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation at OLPH this year!
Any parents who missed registration nights in September are invited to come to the church on Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm for a make-up session.
This orientation is for the parents, children do not need to attend.
Please bring a photocopy of your child’s baptism certificate.
If you have questions contact Natalie at the Parish office at 780-467-5470 Ext 223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Education Sunday
Please plan on attending 8:30 am Mass at OLPH Parish.
Madonna Catholic School & Jean Vanier Catholic School will be serving and celebrating Catholic Education Sunday together.
Parents and Guardians, please come out to our School Council Meeting Wednesday October 16, @ 6:30 pm in the Library
UP Coming Events
14 - No School Thanksgiving Monday
15- Gr. 1, Gr.1/2 and Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons
16- Photo Retakes
16- School Council Mtg. 6:30 pm
16- BEND THE RULES DAY
17 Gr. 2 & Gr. 4 Swimming Lessons
18 - FLEX Options Starts
21 - Elections Canada ... Madonna School Gym is an Election Station
The General Public will be in the school.
22 - Strathcona County Shoe Drive
22- Swiming Lessons - Gr. 1, Gr.1/2 and Gr. 3
24 - Swiming Lessons - Gr. 2 & Gr. 4
25 - FLEX
29 - Gr.1, Gr. 1/2 and Gr. 3 Swimming Lessons
30 - Brighter Beginnings HALLOWEEN Demonstration of Learning FOP 9:00 - 11:30
31 - NO SWIMMING LESSONS for GRADE 2 & 4.
31 - Halloween Parade in the Gym 1:00 pm
3 - Catholic Education Sunday 8:30 am Mass at OLPH
6 & 7 Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences
7 - Crazy Hair, Moustache or Beard Day
11th TO 15th NO SCHOOL ... FALL BREAK
19 - Swiming Lessons - Gr. 1, Gr.1/2 and Gr. 3
20 - Brighter Beginnings Sneaky Speech FOP 9:00 - 11:30
21- Swimming Lessons - Gr. 2 & Gr. 4
22 TOY AND TURKEY GAMES NIGHT ... FAMILIES AND FRIENDS INVITED
... Parents, please note your child brought home a piece of paper (last week) from the photographer that has the URL address and CODE to view your child's picture. If this is lost please put a note in your child's agenda and we will attach the URL and code. Photo RETAKES & SIBLING pictures are WEDNESDAY, October 16th 11:00 am - 12:40 pm. Please write a note in your child's agenda if the child is having retakes or sibling pictures. Thank you
BEND THE RULES DAY SUPPORTS OUR SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT
All students are invited to Bend the Rules on Wednesday, October 16.
Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00 Students may choose from the following:
Wear a hat
Bring a fidget
Bring a stuffie
All money collected will be donated to Valeda House.
Valeda House. is associated with Catholic Social Services. Provides temporary, immediate housing for pregnant women and women with children under 12 months who are homeless or at risk of getting children apprehended.
Thank you for your support of our Elk Island Catholic Schools Division Social Justice Project to support Catholic Social Services’ Valeda House.
OLPH Parish Members please fill out the following survey
What: OLPH Parish Member Engagement Survey
Who: All members aged 18 and older, and anyone who considers him or herself a
part of the OLPH Parish
Why: To gather your views on the health of our parish.
Your participation in the Gallup Survey will help set a future spiritual pathway for our OLPH Parish. Engaged parishes are flourishing faith communities!
When: September 27 – October 20/19
How: You can to complete the survey one of 3 ways:
Use this link on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Home Computer:
Connect to Gallup URL: