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Reduce Your Footprint!
Give old shoes new life!!! Shoes are a difficult item to recycle and are usually sent to the landfill - until now! Strathcona County works with Soles4Souls to collect old shoes to keep them out of the landfill. Soles4Souls takes donated shoes and distributes them where they are most needed. If they cannot be reused, they are sent for refurnishing by small businesses in developing economies.
Student's can bring their old shoes in for donation by tying them together with the laces or an elastic and giving them to their classroom teacher before Friday October 21st, 2016. Students will receive an entry for a chance to win prizes ... one entry per pair of shoes. Draw for prizes will be held Friday October 21st, 2016.
Swimming Lessons for Grade 1 to 4 Students
Red Cross Swim Kids Programs at Emerald Hills Pool:
Tuesday: Grade 1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 9 weeks 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Grade 3 Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 9 weeks 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: Grade 2 Oct. 13 - Dec. 15 9 weeks 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Grade 4 Oct. 13 - Dec. 15 9 weeks 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Safe Arrival has Started!
Over the past few months, several EICS schools (ABJ, Jean Vanier and Holy Spirit) have been piloting the Safe Arrival app and we are now ready to begin using the program here at Madonna Catholic School.
Currently, you have been able to report your child's absence by leaving a message on the school voicemail, or by emailing us via our MCS website.
Safe Arrival is a new app being used by EICS to report absences of students. Your child's safety is of paramount importance to us, and this new application allows us to track missing students much faster in the morning.
Parents with students in the pilot schools already have an account. For those parents who don't have an account, on Monday, October 3rd, if you have provided us an email address you should of received an email from Elk Island Catholic Schools inviting you to create an account for the Safe Arrival portal. Please take the time to review the email as it has specific login information pertaining to your child.
Using Safe Arrival you will be able to report your child's absence the following ways:
- using the Safe Arrival link inside the new EICS App
- Creating an account in Safe Arrival using the info in the email you receive on Oct 3rd
- Downloading the Safe Arrival App using Google Play or the App Store and using the info in the email you receive on Oct 3rd
- Calling 1-877-246-9970
Additional features with this software include:
- Email confirmation when an absence is recorded inside Safe Arrival
- Interactive callouts, allowing us to easily contact multiple people at once regarding unverified absences.
As this is new for us as well, we ask for your patience as we work out how best to use the application. When you received the email it walks you through setting up your account. If you encounter and issues with this process please contact the school or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please feel free to email us with your feedback and thank-you for your continued support.
Picture Retake Day for Students Thursday, October 27th am
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Parent Information Night - Saffron Internet Safety Session
Posted on Oct 14 2016
EICS Sponsored Parent Information Night When: Wednesday, November 3 Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: EICS Central Learning Services Boardroom: 160 Festival Way, Sherwood Park Beside St. Theresa Catholic School - plenty of parking behind building Saffron’s…
Welcome to Madonna 16/17
Posted on Sep 26 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of our families to the school and greet those of you who are new to our fabulous K-4 Learning Centre. We are a faith filled school community where all staff focus on the learning and social wellness…
Check out our Success Measures at Madonna Catholic School!
Posted on May 25 2016
At Madonna Catholic School, we strive to create a student-focused, faith-centered environment where our students and staff thrive and have the best possible educational experiences possible. Here are just a few of the success measures that we achieved…
Safe Arrival - Student Absence Reporting
Posted on Oct 12 2016
EICS is now implementing an easy to use and accessible student attendance system. For every school in the division, we have one number for parents and guardians to call to report an absence - the number is: 1-877-246-9970 You can…