Madonna School News

January 19, 2020

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Catholic School Review

The Catholic School review is done by ELK ISLAND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.


The Catholic School review highlighted the outstanding work being done at Madonna.

I wish to thank all the stakeholders at Madonna School: Parents, Students, and Staff.

Thank you for your authentic and thoughtful voice.


It is very evident that your children love Madonna School!


Madonna is truly a great school! It is nice to see that in the data that was gathered!


We have so much to be proud of!


I am very grateful.

Mrs. Antoniuk

Alien In-Line Skating This Week

Please send in with your child their bicycle helmets, they must ASA approved helmets. If your child does not have a helmet, we have a few on hand.


If your child has never in-lined skated before, they will love it. The instructor is highly qualified.

The aLIEN-inline company supplies the inline-skates and safety equipment. If your child has their own hand that is elbow and knee pads send them in. Make sure your child's name is on their equipment.


Parents if you are able to help the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students put on skates please contact their teachers for the times they are skating. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEK. Thank you so much.

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The School Handbook has been updated. Please click the link to view OR visit the Madonna School Website, under "About".

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Up-Coming Events

JANUARY

20 - 24. Alien In-Line Skating for Kindergarten to Grade 4 all week.

23. Assembly

23. Eco Buddies Gr.4 Field Trip Outside for 2 hrs. DRESS WARM ... Students must have snow pants!


27. Kindergarten: "I am Unique" In-school field trip

28. Gr. 4 In-school Field Trip

31. Winter Wonder Land Day ... Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and Snow activities.

31. Report Cards turned on in Power School


FEBRUARY

5. Early Dismissal students are dismissed at 2:15 pm

5. Dance Play FOP

6 & 7 . Teachers Convention SCHOOL CLOSED

9. Assembly

14. PD Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

16. Assembly

17. FAMILY DAY SCHOOL CLOSED

21. Assembly

21. Gr. 3T & Gr. 1L Festival Place UK Show

23. Assembly

25. Gr. 4 Field Trip. Bennett Center

25. SHROVE TUESDAY

26. ASH Wednesday. Mass 12:30 pm

27. Pink Shirt Day

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Grade 4 Parents ONLY Alberta Education Accountability Survey

Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey in the new year. Parents of students in grade 4, 7 and 10 will receive a mailed survey from Alberta Education


As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

WE NEED ALL GRADE 4 PARENTS TO ANSWER THE SURVEY


o Parents will either complete the surveys online or return completed paper copies directly to Alberta Education. Your online access would have been mailed to you.


PARENTS OF GRADE 4 PARENTS PLEASE ANSWER THE SURVEY. WE WOULD LIKE 100% OF GRADE 4 PARENT VOICE.

Please DRESS WARM, this week we will have OUT-DOOR RECESS.

SOME STUDENTS WILL WANT TO BUILD SNOW MEN DURING RECESS THIS WEEK

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Blanket Exercise NEW DATE

Parents and Staff of EICS students are invited to take part in a Blanket Exercise to be held at Central Learning Services (310 Broadview Road) in Sherwood Park on January 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Blanket Exercise is an active participation learning activity based on the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. For further information, please view this KAIROS Blanket Exercise video.

Participants are asked to bring a blanket that can be placed on the floor and stepped on for this activity.



Please RSVP as soon as possible, by filling out this linked form https://forms.gle/chQRaPvhvG1DSe1L9



We will also have Eva Stang join us at this event. Eva, a Métis Culture and Knowledge Keeper, has been working with EICS this year, supporting the continued growth in staff and administrator knowledge of Indigenous perspectives.