Madonna School Bulletin

January 27, 2019

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Living in the Word ̶̶ As we move forward in response to the call of our Holy Father to conversion by hearing and doing God's Word, let us not fail to look to the example of Our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and invoke her intercession. The perfect disciple, her heart was fully open to the Word of God and entirely receptive to its transformation of her life. Her response to God, born of complete and unfailing trust in the providence and wisdom of God, inspires and shapes our own: "Be it done unto me according to thy Word." (Luke 1:38) By the help of her maternal prayers, may her response be ours as we hear Jesus speak to us in Sacred Scripture and strive, with the aid of his grace, to put that Word into practice. His Grace, Archbishop Smith

Where is your child going to school next year?

Current Pre Kindergarten Students

A letter was sent home Friday, asking you to go into PowerSchool and select your preference for Kindergarten next year. Please see the pdf file of the letter that was sent home.

Unique Offerring for Children Going into Kindergarten NEXT Year: NATURE KINDERGARTEN

Please note that all EICS Kindergarten students can have access to Nature Kindergarten if YOU register for it. It works like this. Your Kindergarten child must attend REGULAR Kindergarten on Tuesday, Thursday and alternating Fridays.


Then you can register your child for Nature Kindergarten which is on Monday, Wednesdays and alternating Fridays.

it is fantastic programming, for students, promoting mental, physical and cognitive health. Your child will be outdoors a lot.

You must pay for Nature Kindergarten $400 / month (I think).


This program will run out of Holy Redeemer School and the Strathcona Wilderness Center. A NATURE KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for February 13th @ 6:00 pm AT HOLY REDEEMER school in Ardrossan. Please attend if you are interested. Don"t worry about "Ardrossan". I understand that the Sherwood Park kiddos will have a pickup and drop off point in Sherwood Park. Please go to find out the details. I strongly support this programming. What an opportunity, creativity, learning, and health.


If you may be interested then select TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AND ALTERNATING FRIDAYS FOR MADONNA KINDERGARTEN.


IF YOU ARE AT THE LEAST INTERESTED GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIST IT IS FILLING UP QUICKLY.


Please see the flyer below.

Current Kindergarten to Gr. 3 Students

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


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.

Current Grade 4 Students

Parents of Grade 4 students, you should have received 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.

INFORMATION NIGHT AT MADONNA PLEASE COME OUT

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OLPH Parish --> Confirmation 2019


The final registration meeting for those who have not already registered for Confirmation will be held on Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm. This meeting is for parents-children are not required to attend. If your child was not baptized at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish please bring a copy of their baptism certificate. If you are able, please bring $25.00 cash to help cover the cost of the book and the retreat materials.
You will be asked to choose one of two mandatory Parent and Child Preparation sessions:

Option 1-3 Monday evenings-March 4, March 18 and April 15 beginning at 6:30 pm

OR

Option 2-Half Day Retreat-April 13th from 1:00-6:00 pm (includes Mass)

The celebration of Confirmation will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 4:30 pm OR Monday, May 6th at 7:00 pm

If you have any questions please contact Raylene at ryuzyk@olph.ca or at 780-467-5470

Surveys

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 – EICS will send a SurveyMonkey link to be completed in February.

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Winter Wonder Land

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.


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 ONE PARENT VOLUNTEER (WE NEED A FEW PARENTS TO BE STATIONED AT THE SNOWSHOES) to assist with all the activities. Please contact your child's teacher. 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.


Sleigh Ride Time Grade & Class

9:15 - 9 40 Gr. 4P

9:40 - 10:00 Pre - K

10: 00 - 10:20 Kindergarten

10:20 - 10:55 Recess

10:35- 11:00 Gr. 3L

11:05 - 11:25 BB

11:25 - 11:50 Gr. 3S

Out Door RecessOut Door Recess

In Door LunchIn Door Lunch

12:40 - 1:00 Pre K

1:00 - 1:25 Gr.2 L Gr.2 T

1:25 - 1:50 Gr. 1

1:50 - 2:15 Gr. 4H 2

2:15 - 2:35 BB

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".

Up Coming Events

January

30 - Report Cards

31 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students


February

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

2. School Council Meeting 6:30 pm

5 - 4H & 4P Strathcona Care Center visit

6 - EARLY Dismissal school is out at 2:12

7 & 8 Teachers Convention NO SCHOOL for Students

11 - His Grace Archbishop Smith visiting the school

14 - Assembly and Valentines DAY wear BLUE to Support Angleman's Syndrome Association

15 - PD Day NO SCHOOL for Students

18 - Family Day NO SCHOOL

20 - Madonna School INFORMATION NIGHT 6:30 pm

21 - Assembly

21- 100th Day dress like you are 100 years old.

22- FLEX

24 - 12:30 Mass Flex leadership group leading music.

26 - Gr. 1 Penguin Visit

26 - Gr. 4 Bennett Centre

28 - Assembly


March

March Madness Event --> "Tournament of Books"

1- FLEX

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