Madonna Catholic School

January 20th, 2019

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Mary Holy Mother of God ... Pray for Us

Important Notice Regarding Designated Catholic School

Parents of Grade 4 students, you will be receiving a letter from the EICS divisional office that will inform you of the designated school for your child moving on to Grade 5. Students that are in the MCS boundary are designated to attend OLPH Middle School. EICS is hoping to send out the letters on January 23rd. Check your PowerSchool parent portal.

Also, current Kinder to Grade 3 students, MAY REMAIN at Madonna if they are already here, Catholic and if there is room and resources. Bus costs will be charged if the parent is not picking up and dropping off the student.

If you currently are not in the New Boundary for Madonna School, please make an appointment with Mrs. Antoniuk to discuss your situation.

Parents, please check MCS website for the link to the boundary. Put your address in and search to determine your designated school.

Up Coming Events

22 - Strathcona Care Center visit Grade 4's

24 - EWMC Grade 4's PM Field Trip

25 - FLEX round 3 starts

30 - Report Cards

31 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students


1- Winter Wonderland - Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides at School

7 & 8 Teachers Convention NO SCHOOL for Students

11 - His Grace Archbishop Smith visiting the school

15 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students

18 - Family Day NO SCHOOL

20 - Madonna School Information Night 6:30 pm

22- FLEX


March Madness Event --> "Tournament of Books"


6 - Ash Wednesday

15- FLEX

19- Wide Open Theatre Whole School Performance

19 - 3-Way Conferences (Parent, Student, Teacher)

20 - 3-Way Conferences

22 - 31st - Spring Break

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Winter Wonder Land Event

Parents/ Guardians

Please note that on February 1st, we are having a Winter Wonder Land event.

All students (Pre - K, Brighter Beginnings, K, Gr. 1 to Gr. 4) will be participating in a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

In addition, the Gr.1 to Gr. 4 students, will participate in the following activities: Snowshoeing, Curling (Rocks n Rings) and Tug-a-War.

School Council Parents will be providing Hot Chocolate and Popcorn to students in the afternoon too.

Please note that Pre-K, BB and Kindergarten students will be charged $2 for the event.

Gr.1 to Gr. 4 students will be charged $5 for the event. This fee will be added to your PowerSchool account. School Council has subsidized this event to keep the cost to a minimum.

Each class would like at least one parent volunteer to assist with all the activities. Please note that you must have your "volunteer" paperwork into the school. Call the school office for information on the volunteer requirements.

Students must dress for cold winter weather. Students must have snow pants, parka, winter boots, hat, mitts, and scarf. The events are outside.

Do you know someone who carves ice?

Please have them contact Mrs. Antoniuk at Madonna Catholic School. K:)


Please WELCOME our new Assistant Principal. Mrs. Shauna Lindbeck. Mrs. Lindbeck comes to us from Fort Saskatchewan where she was formerly an Assistant Principal. Mrs. Lindbeck will be teaching class 4H, Literacy and Numeracy. She looks forward to building relationships with your children and the school community.

Information Night Wednesday February 20th @ 6:30 pm

Please attend our INFORMATION NIGHT (open house) to learn more about the great programming at Madonna. All staff will be present too.

Its MILK Time

Please note that the MILK ORDER deadline for Quater 3 is Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Place your order for Q3 now through your Parent Portal under "Student Fees".

Parent Surveys To Be Conducted

Parents your voice is very important. Please complete the surveys.

1) Gr. 4, 7, 10 – Provincial Accountability Pillar Survey - January 16 / February 25 (mailed by Alberta Ed.) Parents have the option of completing the survey online or on paper.

2) All Parents – EICS Assurance Survey – sent a SurveyMonkey link - January 29 – to Feb. 23 facilitated by Elk Island Catholic Schools, Central Learning Services (CLS).