Madonna Catholic School
February 3, 2019
School Council Meeting Tuesday February 5th at 6:30 pm
6:30 to 7:30 pm
All Families and Friends are Invited to Come OUT to see What a Great School Madonna is.
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
Up Coming Events
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.
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 Madness Event --> "Tournament of Books"
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
unique offerring for children going into kindergarten next year: nature kindergarten
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.
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
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.
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
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