Madonna Royal's News

November 29, 2020

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Advent Prayer Week 1 HOPE

Great Giver of all that is, show us how much we have received through your abundant generosity. Satisfy our restless hearts with the assurance of your love for us, that we will grow to desire your potter's hand shaping and molding us. AMEN
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Gotcha Assembly Winners

All of these students were entered into the draw, they were "caught" doing good deeds, listening, and helping. What amazing students we have! They all went home with a prize.

K - Nicté

1 - Kade

1/2 - Ryland

2 - Leira Gale

3 - Cattleya

3/4 - Airelle

4 - Gavin

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Mrs. Prenoslo was presented with the EXCELLENCE In Catholic Education Award this week. She won this award last April. Due to COVID, they were just able to present her with the certificate. WE are honored to have Mrs. Prenoslo in our school. Her faith and care is evident in all that she does!

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Christmas at Madonna

We start tomorrow, gathering as a school virtually to sing and reflect around the Advent wreath.

Every morning, at 9:15 students, will join me virtually in the chapel. One class will join me each day-asper a schedule.

We will sing "Violets in the Snow", and do a Jesse Tree reflection.

The students love this time of year and this very special prayer and reflection time.

Christmas Concert NO, BUT ....

We are so happy to announce that we will put an Advent Christmas video together for you and your family.

Each class will be doing 2 things: Song and Poem, 2 Songs, A reading of a story. It will depend upon the teacher and students. They will decide.

On Monday, Dec. 14th, we ask that you send your kids to school in their Sunday best clothing and we will video record them singing. We will send you the video link on Dec.18th.

If you do not want your child recorded, please let your child's teacher know and we will keep them out of the recording.

We will also, send you a link on Dec.18th to make a donation to Valeda House. Like every Christmas, we collect at the concert $$ for Valeda House.

I am so excited about this. We are so happy that we can keep the Christmas Spirit as a special part of Madonna School.

Also, On the Last day of classes before Christmas - December 22, all classes will have a party in the afternoon. They will make snowflake decorations, sing Christmas Carols virtually and School Council will be providing your child with a Christmas orange and cookie.

More information will follow.

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Important Dates for your Child’s Sacraments:

Winter Session

  • First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) Saturday, December 12 at 11:30 am
  • First Communion Zoom Call for Parents Friday January 8 or Sunday January 10
  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice (at the Church) Monday February 1 or Wednesday February 3 at 6:15 pm
  • First Holy Communion Masses Saturday February 6 at 5:00 pm Sunday February 7 at 12:30 pm

Spring session

  • Zoom Calls for Parents TBA Virtual Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents Saturday February 27, 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
  • First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) Saturday March 13 at 11:30 am
  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practice (at the Church)
  • Monday April 19 or Wednesday April 21 at 6:15 pm
  • First Holy Communion Masses Saturday May 1 at 5:00pm Sunday May 2 at 12:30pm

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IMPORTANT Calendar Dates

The last day of in the classroom receiving instruction for Madonna students before Christmas is Tuesday, December 22nd.

The first day of instruction after Christmas is Wednesday, January 6th

This instruction will be At-HOME Learning on-line from January 6th - 8th.with your child's teacher.

Your child's teacher will be sending specific information at a later date.

Madonna Students (ECS - Gr. 4) will be back in class starting January 11th.

Video from Assistant Superintendent Paul Corrigan COVID-19

Please view the video below, this is information provides the process we will go through if we have COVID in the school.



Good evening EICS community,

As you are aware, on November 24th, Premier Kenney announced a State of Public Health Emergency that outlined restrictions upon schools throughout Alberta. Effective November 30th, Grade 7-12 students will be moving to online learning from home until January 11th. As you can appreciate, we are working diligently to make this transition successful.

Students in Grades 7-12 will be hearing from their designated schools and teachers over the next few days regarding this transition.

Programming for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students remains unchanged. They will continue in-class learning with all of the current COVID -19 health precautions in place at their designated school.

EICS busing routes will continue to operate as usual.

With the learnings that occurred last spring, we are feeling confident that this temporary transition to online learning will occur smoothly. All subjects for your Gr. 7 -12 students will be transitioning to online.

Whether your child is in Gr. 7-12, learning online from home, or in ECS to Gr. 6, learning in person in the classroom, support from the teachers, educational assistants, and other school and divisional level support staff remain available.

These changes have been implemented throughout the province so that all within society can remain safe. It is incumbent on all of us to adhere to all of the Alberta Public Health Order restrictions. This includes limiting social gatherings for your children both within and outside of school hours.

Please watch for communication from your school and/or child’s teacher over the next few days.

Our prayers are with those who are struggling with Covid as well as those experiencing hardship due to the closures that are occurring at this time.

God bless,

Shawn Haggarty

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2 - Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15

3 - School Spirit Day ... Wear Christmas Colours

14 - Students wear their SUNDAY BEST for video-recording

18 - Video Link of Advent Christmas recording sent home

22 - Class Christmas Carolling and Party in afternoon

22 - Last day of classes before Christmas



Classes start this is AT-HOME LEARNING -- ON-LINE.

11 - In School Learning re-starts.

Student's have been having so much FUN playing in the SNOW