Madonna School News

January 15 2023

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Alien Inline Skating this WEEK

Please note that Alien Inline Skating is back this year. January 16 -20


Send: Bicycle or Hockey helmet (if you have one) ... they will supply if not


Need: Parent volunteers for the younger grades to help will doing up skates. Contact your child's teacher


THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNCIL FOR PAYING FOR HALF OF THE BILL.! $1500.


Please note each child's Account is charged based on the number of times they will be skating next week.


YOUR CHILDREN WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS EVENT.

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School Council Meeting Wednesday JANUARY 18 7PM

All parents are welcome to come to the School Council Meeting (AKA Parent Council)


The meeting is virtual http://meet.google.com/cvc-teys-oea


See you there.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! FAMILY -- Toy & Bingo Games Night... FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH 6 - 9PM Family Fun Night.

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Toy & Bingo Games Night Fundraiser

Thank you for the many New items that have come in so far for Prizes

Please come and bring your family to this fun night of Bingo

  • 16 games of Bingo
  • Baskets of Items will be raffled off
  • Prizes are Toys and Gift Cards.


Bring Cash ... No debit machine is available.

Also, please BRING A BINGO DABBER to the game.


Please contact the parent's below if you can assist.

Sheana @ 780.937.7429

Karla @ 780.267.7837

-all proceeds to Gr. 4 trip to Drumheller.

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Up Coming Events

January / 2023


16 - 20th Inline Skating for K to Gr. 4

18 - School Council 7:00 pm Virtual


23 - Gotcha Assembly & Favorite Colour Day

26 - Adoration Mass at the School

27 -Toy & Bingo Family Night 6:00 pm doors open 7:00 pm games start.


30 - PD Day No School for students.


February

1 - Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Pre-Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year

1 - Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm

3 - Report Cards emailed home

8 - 100th Day of School

6 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

9 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

10 - NO SCHOOL --- Teacher's Convention

14 - African Dance booking with Reckie Lloyd

16 - Les Bucherones French Heritage Day

16 - OPEN HOUSE ... ALL GRADES & Regular & Cogito Programs

20 - Family Day -NO SCHOOL

21 - Shrove Tuesday .. Pancake Lunch put on by School Council

22 - Ash Wednesday Mass at the parish at 10:00 am

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Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1st. 2023

Kindergarten Registration Opens on February 1st, 2023.


Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2023, are eligible to register.

(Born in 2018).


Please come out and see our wonderful Kindergarten Program. Bring a neighbor and let them know how great Madonna Catholic School is.


We will be offering:

Kindergarten hours 8:30 - 3:15 pm

Option 1

Monday & Wednesdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 2

Tuesday & Thursdays ~ designated Fridays

Option 3

Full Day Every Day Kindergarten for a fee of $425 /month - this is dependent upon the number of registrations. Please register in Option 1 or Option 2 first and fill out a form indicating interest in Full Day Every Day.

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Pre-Kindergarten at Madonna .. Opens February 1st 2023

The pre-Kindergarten program is a Catholic faith-infused, student-centered, purposeful play-based program within a literacy and numeracy-rich environment

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TEACHER-LED PROGRAM

Our Pre-Kindergarten program supports all students to learn and grow.

The program is taught by a knowledgeable and caring certified teacher who strives to ensure all students enjoy their first school experience and are excited to work and learn with their friends.


Children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2023 (born in 2019).

Registration opens on February 1, 2023. The program will run based on sufficient enrollment. To register your child please go online


The Pre-K program will be integrated with the PUF program.


All students will be seen by a multi-disciplinary team. SLP - OT


If you require assistance in registering or have questions, please

call our office at 780-467-7972

The program is 4 days a week.

Mornings: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 8:30 - 11:30

Afternoons: Mon. Tues. -- Thurs. Friday 12:30 - 3:30

Fee $250 per month.

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NEW IDENTITY AT MADONNA Catholic School ... DUAL TRACK SCHOOL

Madonna Catholic School will become a DUAL Track School STARTING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2023 - 2024


We will have two programs in the school, both programs are under Elk Island Catholic Schools.


1. Regular Program ... Publically Funded Education

This is currently what Madonna School offers

Pre - Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4.


2. COGITO Academy ... Publically Funded Education

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4.

Academic program,

Teacher - direct instruction

Students will wear a uniform and desks will be in rows.

Pre-assessment is required to be accepted into the program

click the link for more information

https://mcs.eics.ab.ca/programs/cogito-program


Please note we will have an OPEN House in February ... also call the school with your questions. 780.476.7972

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THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY THAT HAS SUPPORTED THE GRAB & GO BREAKFAST ... so that it can stay operational... SO MUCH APPRECIATED.

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Hot Lunch Cycle 2

It's that time again to order Hot Lunch for your child.

Ordering OPENS: Sunday January 8th, 2023

Ordering CLOSES: Monday January 23rd, 2023

If your child is in kindergarten, please make sure you are only ordering for the days your child is at school.

-If your child is going to be absent (except for school trips or functions) on the day of the hot lunch, please make arrangements that day for your child's hot lunch before 11:00 am by calling the school or emailing us at MADONNACSES@GMAIL.COM. All left over from Hot Lunch will be donated after 12:00 pm.

Below are the instructions to the online ordering website

How to get started…

Go to http://madonnashp.hotlunches.net

Click on "Click Here to Register"

Enter Access Code: MCS23

Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)

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 hot lunch for your child(ren)

Payments: We accept hot lunch order payments by Credit Card (Through BAMBORA)

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

DEADLINE for ORDERING and PAYMENT for this cycle is Monday January 23rd, 2023.

Thank you for your continued support of your child’s school and for Madonna School Council.

Thank you,

MADONNA HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE

Madonnacses@gmail.com

News from School Council

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Please note that School Council is looking for a HOT LUNCH coordinator and a CO-CHAIR

Please note that we need Parent support in key roles of the School Council.


Secretary Treasure - We have a NEW volunteer .... just confirming details. THANK YOU



WE STILL NEED

Hot Lunch Coordinator - Organizes all hot lunches. This is a well-organized event. Our current coordinator will be leaving in June, and would like to train someone so that the program can keep running next school year. ...Please note that Hot Lunch is not possible without the Hot Lunch Coordinator... we will not be able to have HOT lunch next year, unless someone is able to step into this role.


Co - Chair - Looking to train someone up in the chair position for one year prior to taking on the role of Chair.


These positions are available as children are moving on to higher grades and the parents will not be in the school any longer.


Please contact Kersitn our current chair via email or the school office 780.467.7972 or speak to Mrs. Antoniuk

email mailto:madonnacses@gmail.com

Please note the proposed school calendar for next school year 2023 - 2024.

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Up Coming Surveys and Information

The School Division and Alberta Education Surveys will be out later this month.


Did you know


  • That the priests visit all classes regular basis.
  • That Bend the Rules days support our Social Justice projects. To date raised over $1000 for Laurana Shelter. We will be supporting a Chalice Child in February this has been every year for 8 years now at $485/ year. Holy Child Association and Food Bank collection will be later this year.
  • Academically -- Students begin to learn French in grade 4
  • Students do drama in Readers Theater in the class and as a Flex Option ... these will be offered later this year.
  • Flex Options allow time for students to develop STEM skills ... options begin in Feb.
  • If your child has learning needs Mrs. Winunow will support you and your child
  • Mrs. Norrie is our Family Wellness worker who supports students with their personal issues.
  • Student mental health is supported by the leadership team and classroom team (Mrs. Antoniuik, Mrs. Winunow, and Mrs. Norrie)
  • School Council has sponsored a number of students with hot lunch
  • School Council is a parent, admin, and teacher advisory body and all parents can come to School Council meetings. You are considered a member. This is where you can give your ideas and support the school. Parents have a voice.
  • We offer swimming lesson as part of our Physical Education Classes
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Father Vincent with 2S

OLPH Parish

Sunday Mass

Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Weekday Mass

Monday to Saturday 8:30 am
Monday to Friday 6:15 pm

Madonna Catholic School

DUAL TRACK School

Regular Program: Pre-K to Grade 4

COGITO Academy: K to Grade 4