Madonna News

March 15, 2021

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Internet Safety for PARENTS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Saffron Centre is presenting to parents and staff on internet safety for children and adolescents. Learn about online streaming, apps, gaming, and safety strategies.


Topic: Cyberworld - Madonna & Holy Spirit

Time: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915965213?pwd=UUJRNllJcXNZeUtFM0lZS0J6ZUdUdz09

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Parent - Teacher - Student Interviews

Grade 1 to 4 students will have their virtual interviews March 24th and 25th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Kindergarten students will have their virtual interviews March 22nd, 24th or 25th.

Go to https://www.schoolbookings.net and enter event code gt5vt and follow the 3 easy steps!

Parents will be able to choose a telephone call or a Google Meet format.

If you have any questions please call the school office at 780-467-7972.

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Welcome Sign

Madonna Catholic School celebrates diversity everyday!
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Celebrating Our Students - Bulletin Board

"Where were you born?" bulletin board
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Stawnichy's Fundraiser

Madonna Catholic School Education Society is very pleased to announce the launch of the Stawnichy's Ukrainian Sausage Fundraiser!


The Stawnichy's Fundraiser will open on March 14. Orders must be received by 11:00 pm on March 26.


Products will be available for pickup around the week of April 20th. Stay tuned for more information.


The online fundraising order system requires you to register your child prior to ordering. Once the initial setup process is complete, you will be able to input your order. When placing your order please select just one child and place just one order. Please note the online fundraising order system is the same as our hot lunch program ordering system that is why you must go through the hot lunch website.


Instructions:


✓ Go to http://madonnashp.hotlunches.net

✓ Click on "Click Here to Register"

✓ Enter Access Code: MCSFR Enter Parent Name/Ph#/Email Address

✓ Enter a preferred id of your choice eg. Your full name in lowercase

✓ Pick password

✓ Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom

✓ Register your child along with classroom, click on "Orders"

✓ Proceed to order your fundraiser items.

✓ Proceed to payment


Bambora: We accept credit card payments through Bambora. There will be a "convenience fee" of $2.00 added to each order if you use this option. No cheque or cash payments will be accepted at any time. (Visa, Mastercard or Amex)


ETRANSFER: We accept etransfers to our Madonna Catholic School Education Society at our email Madonnacses@gmail.com VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure to add your child's FULL Name and Grade in the notes on the etransfer.


**Please Note: Should you experience any issues with your order please don't hesitate to call Jennifer Brownlee at (780)940-7420**


Below are images of what will be offered this year. If you need more information on the products please visit the Stawnichy's website www.stawnichy's.com


You will find a Stawnichy's Order Form (pdf.) below that you can print off and use to keep track of your order. ALL INFORMATION IS IN THE PDF ORDER FORM

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Do you have any thoughts or ideas that would like to share with our School Council? Please email the School Council with your thoughts, ideas, and questions. This is an easy way to have a voice and participate in School Council. Here is their email address madonnacses@gmail.comm.


NEXT MEETING ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME. APRIL 15 7P

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Please note that Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

We will be offering the following class configurations.


  • Monday/ Wednesday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15
  • Tuesday/Thursday and designated Fridays Full Days 8:40 - 3:15


Please note Kindergarten information and the videos click the link below.

https://mcs.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten-2021-2022


Registration is online please check our website very bottom right. OR click the link below.

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/school-registration


Please contact the school with any questions you may have. 780.467.7972

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Tournament of Books

During the month of March, students will be participating in a Tournament of Books. Students will have some wonderful children's literature read to them by members of our school staff! Our students thoroughly enjoy the experience every year! The Week Two Winners are:
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The Interrupting Chicken ready by Mrs. Berg

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The Recess Queen read by Mrs. LaRose

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Be You read by Mrs. Antoniuk

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Violet Shrink read by Ms. Forslund

Tournament of Books - Week 3

Stay tuned for Week 3 of the Tournament of Books.


Tiny t. Rex vs. The Night Gardener


Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal vs. On Account of the Gum


The Interrupting Chicken vs. The Recess Queen


Be You vs. Violet Shrink

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BEND THE RULES

A total of $402.00 was donated for the Bend the Rules day on March 4th. We donated $201.00 to each of Development and Peace and the Holy Childhood Association on behalf of the students and staff at Madonna Catholic School.
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Student Teachers

On March 15, Madonna will welcome two student teachers to our school community. Mrs. Chenoa Roberts will be working with Miss Gauthier and our grade three students and Ms. Alyssa Stankey will be working with Mrs. Noel and our kindergarten students.
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Sacraments

To register your child in GRADE 2 OR OLDER for FIRST COMMUNION or RECONCILIATION please email: sacraments@olph.ca


Important Dates:

  • Virtual Reconciliation Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 pm
  • First Reconciliation Celebration (at the church) - Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am
  • Virtual First Communion Retreat for Children & Parents - Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 pm
  • First Communion Teaching Mass & Practise (at the church) - Monday, April 19 or Wednesday, April 21at 6:15 pm
  • First Holy Communion Masses - Saturday, May 01 at 5:00 pm or Sunday, May 02 at 12:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 9:15 am to 9:45 am
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Monday to Friday - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Adoration: First Friday of Every Month - March 5 - 10:30 am
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Upcoming Events

March

17 - St. Patrick's Day

17 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

18 - Spirit Day - Jersey Day - Sports Day

18 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

22 - Additional day for Kindergarten Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

24 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

24 - 25 - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - all grades

25 - Assembly & Gotcha draw

26 - No School - Spring Break begins ( March 26 to April 5)


April

6 - First day of classes

7 - Storytime with Mrs. Wagner

7 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 pm

8 - Spirit Days - Crazy Sock Day

8 - Virtual priest visit with 3G, 3/4P, and 4P

15 - School Council 7 pm

16- No School for Students

PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR