Madonna News

February 28, 2021

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School Council

There will be a virtual school council meeting on Thursday, March 04 at 7:00 pm. All parents are welcome. Here is the link to join the meeting.



https://meet.google.com/jww-nnyz-hfe?authuser=0

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Please note that Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

We will be offering the following class configurations.


  • Monday/ Wednesday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15
  • Tuesday/Thursday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15


Please note Kindergarten information and the videos click the link below.

https://mcs.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten-2021-2022


Registration is online please check our website very bottom right. OR click the link below.

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-registration


Please contact the school with any questions you may have. 780.467.7972

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Gotcha Assembly

Congratulations to our winners this month!


Kindergarten - Larayiah - for being a good friend to others

1S - Aedam - for walking in the hall

1/2F - Ryland - for cleaning gym equipment

2L - Naomi - for working hard and staying focused

3G - Adrianna - for problem solving

3/4P - Olivia - for helping the teacher

4P - Maxwell - for cutting out Gotcha tickets

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Last week we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week. Chat to your kids about what they learned!
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February is Kindness Month

February is the month of Kindness. Madonna students gave Miss.B tons of different ways they can be kind! Check out the hearts to see their ideas.
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Emotional Intelligence

Miss.B joined our classes this week to work on emotional intelligence. Ask your kids all about it!
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Emotional Intelligence

Miss.B joined our classes this week to work on emotional intelligence. Ask your kids all about it!
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Bend The Rules - Thursday, March 4

All students are invited to Bend the Rules on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00. Students may choose from the following:


  • Wear a hat or toque

  • Sunglasses

  • Chew gum

  • Wear pajamas

  • Wear slippers


Your donation will be shared between

Development & Peace: Share Lent Project

and Holy Childhood Association: Children Helping Children


Please Note: Due to Covid, please make your donations on PowerSchool.


Thank you for your support this Lenten season.

Madonna Catholic School Staff


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Sacraments

To register your child in GRADE 2 OR OLDER for FIRST COMMUNION or RECONCILIATION please email: sacraments@olph.ca


Important Dates:

  • Virtual Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 pm
  • First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) - Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am
  • Virtual First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 pm
  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practise (at the church) - Monday, April 19 or Wednesday, April 21at 6:15 pm
  • First Holy Communion Masses - Saturday, May 01 at 5:00 pm or Sunday, May 02 at 12:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 9:15 am to 9:45 am
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Adoration: First Friday of Every Month - March 5 - 10:30 am
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GoGuardian Beacon

Dear Parent or Guardian:


This year, Elk Island Catholic Schools has implemented a software monitoring program designed to help keep students safe. The monitoring program is called GoGuardian Beacon and is designed as a suicide prevention tool. We have set up the GoGuardian Beacon to detect when a student searches, creates, views or interacts with online content that could be related to suicide or self-harm. When something of this nature is detected, designated school staff members receive an email alert notifying them of the student and the specific actions the student did that prompted the alert. School staff will respond accordingly to each alert. Often, it will result in a phone call to parents or guardians letting them know about the alert that was generated. Additionally, through conversations, the school team will determine what other follow-up might be needed for supporting the student.


Using the GoGuardian Beacon monitoring system provides another layer of support for keeping our students safe and providing essential care for them. It is important to recognize that the GoGuardian Beacon software cannot detect every possible situation when a student might be suicidal. However, it is an effective way to grow in our awareness of which students may need extra support.


It is important for you to know that GoGuardian Beacon operates when a student is logged into his/her school-managed account on a chromebook. The program does not monitor what students do on their own personal devices, even if they are logged into their school account. We want to assure you that your child’s privacy is important to our school division and any information collected by GoGuardian Beacon is only shared with designated staff and is not put into PowerSchool or PASI (the database that houses all student records).


We know that parents, guardians, and school staff all play a vital role in each student’s support network. We appreciate your support of the division as we implement the GoGuardian Beacon monitoring system. If you have questions or concerns about it, please reach out to a member of our school’s administration team at 780-467-7972


Sincerely,



Mrs. Antoniuk and Mrs. Lindbeck

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Upcoming Events

March

1 - 26 - Tournament of Books

3 - EARLY OUT - STUDENTS 2:15PM

4 - Bend the Rules

4 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

5 - No School for Students - Division Professional Development Faith & Wellness Day

10 - Adoration at Madonna

10 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

11 - Virtual priest visit with 1S, 1/2F, and 2L

17 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

18 - Spirit Day - Jersey Day - Sports Day

18 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

14 - Daylight Saving Time starts

22 - Additional day for Kindergarten Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

24 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

24 & 25 - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - all grades

25 - Assembly & Gotcha draw

26 - No School - Spring Break begins ( March 26 to April 5)


April

6 - First day of classes

7 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

7 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 pm

8 - Spirit Days - Crazy Sock Day

8 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P