Madonna News

October 17, 2021

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BEND the RULES : A school wide --> Social Justice Project

All students are invited to Bend the Rules on Friday October 22, 2021

Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00. Students could choose all 5, which would cost $5.

Please choose a rule to bend from the list below.

  • Wear a hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Chew gum

  • Wear pajamas

  • Wear slippers

All money collected will be donated to Lurana Shelter.

Please Note: Due to Covid, please make your donations through your child’s account on PowerSchool. Do NOT send CASH. We will add this to your PS this week. You can choose to donate or not.

Lurana Shelter is an emergency shelter in Edmonton and is part of Catholic Social Services. It is a safe place for women and children who have left violent or abusive domestic situations. They provide safe, secure refuge and emergency services like meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child support.

Lurana Shelter: is a 21-day crisis shelter operating 32 beds for women and their

children who are in need of urgent, safe housing.

Please click the link below for more information on Laurana Shelter

Thank you for your support of our Elk Island Catholic Schools Division Social Justice Project to support Catholic Social Services’ Lurana Shelter.

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Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

The Alberta Daily Screening Please screen your child before sending them to school
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Vitual School Council Mtg.

All parents are automatically members of the School Council.

Please attend all our welcome!

The next meeting this year is on OCTOBER 27 @ 7 pm

Please come to the meeting all are welcome.

Join with Google Meet

Our new member positions are as follows:

Kerstin Adamson - Chair

Erin Cholak - Treasurer

Jenness Stang - Secretary

If you have any questions, concerns, or want to volunteer, please feel free to reach out to me anytime via email.

I look forward to meeting you,

Kerstin Adamson

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Up Coming Events


18- Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

21 - Virtual Priest visit

21 - School Assembly

22 - Bend the Rules Day

27- Virtual School Council 7 pm

28- Gotcha Assembly

28 - Virtual Priest visit

29 - Halloween Party in each class


2,3 & 4 - Book Fair

3 - Early Dismissal School is over at 2:15 pm

3 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - 3 Way Conferences - Virtual -- 4 to 7 pm

4 - Remembrance Day Assembly

4- Virtual Priest visit


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Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home

Talking While You Read

Having a conversation about a book will develop your child's vocabulary and knowledge about the topic of that book. Whether you are reading a fairy tale, a picture book, an informational book, or any other text, you can engage in a discussion as you enjoy reading together.

The best books to use have detailed pictures and are about topics that are interesting to your child. You can use books from your home or borrow a book from your child's classroom library, school library, or the public library. Also, keep in mind that you can access books on laptop computers, tablets, digital reading devices, and smartphones. Websites such as Project Gutenberg provide free access to books and mobile formats, especially for smartphones.

To engage your child in conversation, you can use a tool called PEER: Prompt, Evaluate, Expand, and Repeat.

P: Prompt your child with a question about the story. Prompting your child focuses attention, engages the child in the story, and helps the child understand the book.

Point to something in the picture, for example, a balloon. "What is that?"

E: Evaluate your child's response.

"That's right! That's a balloon."

E: Expand on what your child said.

"That's a big, red balloon! We saw one of those in the grocery store yesterday."

R: Repeat or revisit the prompt you started with, encouraging your child to use the new information you've provided.

"Can you say big, red balloon?" Each time the book is reread, the expanded vocabulary words are verbalized again.

Don't feel obligated to use the PEER procedure on every page, with every book. Keep it fun! Use PEER when it fits and when your child is engaged with the story.

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Domino's Pizza, dropped by free pizza for all staff! Thanking all staff for their dedication! Thank YOU DOMINO'S PIZZA, what at pleasant surprise!

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SAFE for Halloween

YES, we will be having HALLOWEEN this year. Friday, October 29th, is the day that staff and students will be dressing up and having a class party.

School Council, will be providing every child with a "Treat Bag"!

So please DO NOT send any extra food for the Halloween Party.

In order for this to go we have some very strict guidelines.

Whole School COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please be cognizant of the costume your child wears to school to ensure handwashing and sanitizing use of the washroom without assistance can still easily occur and that non-medical face masks can still be worn as needed throughout the day. We ask that costume accessories (i.e., shields, loose parts, full masks) NOT be sent to school to limit the number of items that will be touched and then sent back home at the end of the day.

This year again is not a regular year, please keep your child's costume simple. Especially for the younger students. Students will have to be able to use the washroom with their costumes on. SIMPLE< SIMPLE< SIMPLE is best.

Students are to come to school dressed in costume, they will wear them for the day.

We will NOT have a school-wide Halloween Parade this year.


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2/3 H Rosary Walk

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What is BEAR TRACKs?

BEAR TRACKS ice melter provides a safe and efficient way to melt ice and compacted snow on sidewalks and driveways. It is a useful product for both residential and commercial areas to ensure that traffic areas are kept ice free and safe for pedestrians.

Benefits: • Fast acting• Long lasting• High visibility blue marker• Safe on concrete and vegetation*• Pet friendly

We are so excited to be launching our first fundraiser of the year! BEARTRACKS will be open to order TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.

It is a great product, and everyone uses it with our long icey winters. Bear Tracks Ice Melt.

It is 25$ for a 16kg pail, it is Safe on concrete and vegetation, while also being pet friendly

The BearTracks Ice Melt Fundraiser will be OPEN to order on TUESDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2021.


Below are the instructions to the online ordering website ( they are the same as hot lunch, but with a different access code)

Here's how to get started…

Go to

If you have previously registered, you can sign in with your username and password. Continue to enter the access code and follow the steps listed below. If you are a new user then…..

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCSICE

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address, this will ensure you receive reminder emails about the fundraiser order deadlines)

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 BearTracks Ice Melt for your child(ren)

YOU CAN PAY BY E-Transfer, or BAMBORA (New)

Payments: We accept order payments through E-transfer or Credit Card

If paying by E-TRANSFER please include your child's name and class in the notes, and send the transfer to

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

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this fundraiser is WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2021.

Join Our Team

Join Our Team!

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) offers you the opportunity to work in a faith-based, collaborative environment where everyone's skills, knowledge and attributes are respected. As part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system, we proudly serve the communities of Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and Vegreville.

Are you looking for flexible hours, working with great people? EICS is currently accepting applications for Casual Educational Assistants, Secretaries, Bus Drivers and Caretakers in all of our communities. Casual positions are on an on-call as-needed basis. Previous experience is an asset.

Applications will be received through

Questions can be directed by email to

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