Madonna Catholic School

February 3, 2019

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School Council Meeting Tuesday February 5th at 6:30 pm

All Parents are welcome. Please note that the Assistant Principal from OLPH school will be presenting about programming for grade 4's next year. ( Please note that OLPH will be having an INFORMATION NIGHT for all parents and students in MARCH). Ted Paszek EICS Board Chair will be present as well.

6:30 to 7:30 pm

All Families and Friends are Invited to Come OUT to see What a Great School Madonna is.

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Please Welcome Shauna Lindbeck our new Assistant Principal

Hello! I am Mrs. Shauna Lindbeck and I am writing to introduce myself to the school community. I am very excited to join the team and serve the Madonna Catholic School as Assistant Principal and grade four teacher. I have been an educator for 21 years and I have taught a number of courses from grades 5 to 8 over that time. I have had so many blessings as a teacher, where I have had the opportunity to learn and grow in my professional practice. I eagerly began my teaching career in Fort Saskatchewan as a grade five teacher at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. After a few years, I began teaching grade 6 at Our Lady of the Angels. I enjoyed teaching grade six for several years before accepting a position as the Inclusive Learning Facilitator and School Counsellor at Our Lady of the Angels. In 2015, I became the Assistant Principal at Our Lady of the Angels. This past year, I have loved teaching at St. John Paul II Catholic Middle School in Fort Saskatchewan, where I was the Assistant Principal and physical education teacher for grade 7 and grade 8 students. I believe students learn best when they have a positive relationship with their teacher, feel supported and challenged in their learning, and when they are highly engaged in lessons.


On a personal note, I was born and raised in St. Albert where I am a member of Holy Family Parish. I enjoy volunteering as a lector for masses and my Catholic faith and values are very much a part of my life.


I am very excited to join the Madonna Catholic School community and to get to know our students, staff, and parents. I appreciate the warm welcome I have received in my first few visits to the school.


Yours in Catholic Education

Shauna Lindbeck

Up Coming Events

February

5 - 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 Angelman'Community Awareness Walk/Run. Please donate a loonie or toonie on this day to support Angelman Community Awareness Walk/Run

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 ..All students can dress like they 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

26 - PINK SHIRT Day 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

Where is your child going to school next year?

Current PRE -Kindergarten Going into Kindergaten

A letter was sent home Friday, January 25th, 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 click link below for more information.

Current Kinder to Grade 3 students

Current Kinder to Grade 3 students, MAY REMAIN at Madonna if they are already here and zoned for another school if there are room and resources. Bus costs will be charged for out of boundary students 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.

Reconfiguration Messaging

EICS is communicating that boundaries are more flexible for Madonna Catholic School

Catholic --> Boundary student --> attend Madonna

Catholic --> Non-boundary student --> depends on room and resources

Non-Catholic --> Boundary student --> depends on room and resources

Non-Catholic --> Non-boundary student --> depends on room and resources

We Had a Fantastic WinterWonder Land Event. Thank YOU School Council for Supporting this Event by paying for 1/2 of the cost of the sleigh ride and providing all students with popcorn and hot chocolate

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Survey Season

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.

How to use Google tools to support your EICS student

Did you know your child, as an EICS student, has access to G Suite for Education? These tools allow students to access, share, and create knowledge that supports their learning. On Feb. 28 from 7:00-8: 30 pm, come to learn what Google for Education tools your child has access to and explore how to use those tools to support them at home. This session is for all learners, whether you are a beginner or have experience with technology.


There are limited spaces so please register here or go to http://bit.ly/EICSGoogleTools


Please come with your child's EICS login information (if you don't know how to access this please ask your child or your child's teacher). If you don't have this, we will have alternative logins so all participants can participate.


Central Learning Services

310 Broadview Road

Sherwood Park, AB

T8H 1A4


If you have any questions, please contact your school administrator or Heather van Streun (heather.vanstreun@eics.ab.ca)