Madonna School News

January 29. 2023

To All Families

Thank you to all of the families that came out to the Family Bingo Night.

It was SO FUN, to gather together as a community! The gym was packed!

Thank you to all of the families that sent in the Bingo Prizes. The children loved them!

Thank you to the greater community for donating items for the Raffle Baskets.

Thank you to the Bingo Chairs --> Sheana & Carla it would not have happened without you!

Thank you to the grade 4 parents that helped with all aspects of the event!

Thank you to the Grade 4 Teachers Kendra and Kim --> for promoting the event and assisting.

Thank you to the Grade 4 Students for setting up for the event.

The money raised will go to the Gr.4 Field Trip to Drumheller.

I will let you next week, the amount that was raised. Once it is confirmed by the School Council's Secretary-Treasurer.


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Up Coming Surveys

The EICS School Division Survey was sent to your email on January 25th.

Please complete, and give Madonna School a great review.

To begin the survey, please click here: EICS Parent Assurance Survey 2022-2023

To ensure your feedback is received, all surveys must be completed by Friday, February 17.

Thank you for sharing your voice with EICS.

FYI This is what was sent to your email by the division.

In our ongoing pursuit to refine how Elk Island Catholic Schools provides faith-integrated education and support to all of our students, we’ve launched our Assurance Survey for the 2022-2023 school year.

This is an opportunity for you to let us know your thoughts on how well we’re addressing our mission to develop educational opportunities in the context of Gospel values, celebrate and nurture students, and guide them on a lifelong spiritual journey.

Your feedback will be anonymous and welcomed to assist with guiding the decision-making process as EICS plans for the future.

To help us gain a comprehensive understanding of how we’re doing, similar Assurance surveys are also being provided to all students and EICS staff.

Please take the time to complete this survey when it is convenient for you. If you are the parent or guardian of multiple children who are attending EICS schools, we ask that you take the time to reflect on each child’s individual experience and fill out a survey for each child. We recognize that their experiences may be different and wish to obtain a greater understanding of these differences in the survey.

To begin the survey, please click here: EICS Parent Assurance Survey 2022-2023

To ensure your feedback is received, all surveys must be completed by Friday, February 17.

Thank-you for sharing your voice with EICS.

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Kindergarten Registration Opens THIS WEEK FEBRUARY 1st

Kindergarten Registration Opens on February 1st, 2023, 8:00 am.

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 8:00 am

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



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

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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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. Mainstream Program ... Publically Funded Education

This is currently what Madonna School offers

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

Pre - kindergarten ~ Fee

2. COGITO Academy ... Publically Funded Education

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

Alternative 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

Please note we will have Information Sessions during the day and an Information night on February 23rd. ... also please call the school with your questions. 780.476.7972

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Report Cards will be emailed to parents on February 3 rd

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January / 2023

30 - PD Day No School for students.

31 - Adoration with Mass at the school


1 - Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year 8:00 am

1 - Pre-Kindergarten Registration Opens for the 22/23 School Year 8:00 am

1- COGITO Academy Registration Opens 8:00 am

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- School Wide Information Night ... 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

23 - Pink Shirt Day

27 - Assembly


1 Early Dismissal School is out at 2:15 pm

3 NO SCHOOL _ Professional Development Day for Teachers

1 Djemebi Drums in school

9 Grade 3's Ukrainian Village

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


Regular Program: Pre-K to Grade 4

COGITO Academy: K to Grade 4