Flex Programming is Here! - SUSPENDED RE SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS
We are excited to provide students with our newly developed Flex Programming Options. This is an opportunity for students to be given choice based on their individual interests. Through the use of project-based learning activities and “flex” time, teachers are able to provide students with extended learning opportunities.
“The fundamental goal of education is to inspire all students to achieve success and fulfillment, and reach their full potential by developing the competencies of Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit, who contribute to a strong and prosperous economy and society.” (Ministerial Order on Student Learning #001/2013)
Through-out the year there will be opportunities to register for various program options.
Flex Programming has previously offered options such as:
- Coding, Robotics and Bitsboz
- Student Leadership
- Paper Mache
- Plasticine Projects
- Fit Kids
- Indoor Gardening
- Story Book Creator
- Drama Games
- Lego STEM
- Earth Club
We are an Apple School
As an Apple School, we at Madonna Catholic School strive to make the healthy choice an easychoice. Healthy Living activities and information are not only part of our health cirriculum but extended to all areas of our school life. Healthy nutrition, daily physical activity, and a postivie social environment are highlighted and promoted in our daily announcements, newsletters, bulletin boards, assemblies, professional development, hot lunch and other fund raisers whenever possible.
Little Green Thumb Gardening
With the generous support of our Madonna Parent Council and our community sponsors, we are fortunate to offer a year round gardening experience. We are members of “Little Green Thumb Gardening” Program. This program is sponsored by Sustainable Foods Edmonton and they supply us with an indoor growing system, soil, seeds, and a variety of activities to encourage inquiry based learning. In the past we have grown climbing beans, tomatoes, Swiss chard, peas, lettuce, sprouts, cucumbers, nasturtiums, marigolds, and sweet peas. Not everything we try works out, like our watermelons. We could growth vine but not get and fruit …. But this provided us with valuable opportunity to “wonder” and “explore” what happened?
We are also supported by Salisbury Greenhouse and Strathcona County in our outdoor garden boxes and flower beds. Outside we grow sunflowers, pansies, hollyhocks, marigolds, peas, cucumbers, beets, carrots, climbing beans, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and kale. Last year we had the magical experience of growing potatoes in bags …. Children were amazed to turn over the bag of soil to find purple potatoes tumbling out! Children are introduced to pollinators, the life cycle of plants and insects, birds and small mammals who share our school yard and learn the value of patience and collaboration.
Tournament of Books 2022
Information to follow.