Madonna Parent Newsletter March 15, 2019

Calendar of Events:

March 15th – End of 3rd Quarter

March 18th-21st – Scholastic Book Fair

March 21st – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.

March 22nd – No School

April 4th – Madonnapalooza

April 5th – No School – Teacher Inservice

April 11th – 12th – Camp for Middle and High School

April 15th – 22nd – No School – Easter Break

May 9th – 1 P.M. Spring Music Program

May 11th – Plant Sale 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. & Carnival 12 P.M. – 3 P.M.

May 14th – Madonna Golf Classic & Graduation 7 P.M.

May 24th – Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal

Come and support our school by attending our Scholastic Book Fair! You can also shop online now through March 26th. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/madonnaschool

 

 

Congratulations to Monica Sobczyk, our high school worker of the month!

 

 

Children’s Scholarship Fund Applications:

·         Applications for the 2019-20 school year will open on Monday, February 11th and be open until Friday, May 3rd. CSF will be mailing and emailing all our family’s information on this.

 

 

Safe Environment:

·         The Archdiocese of Omaha has directed that all school staff and those working with our students, including volunteers, receive Safe Environment Training.  In working toward that directive, Home & School would like to encourage you to register for the class and become Safe Environment certified.

 

 

Home & School News

Meetings:

·         Apr 30 during Movie Night for students

Notes:

·         Attending H&S meetings fulfills 1 hr. per family for service hours. Mark your calendars now!

·         The H&S is getting back to our roots with the use of committees instead of event sign-ups. Please come to see what's new, to meet other parents, and to build the Madonna community with us!

·         REMINDER: 10 hours of volunteer service is a requirement for families at Madonna. Our Home and School Organization is working to help you meet those hours by providing many opportunities throughout the year. Please remember that this is considered a portion of the tuition and hours not served will be billed to the families at the rate of $20 per hour. Thank you for your help with this.

 

 

Upcoming Special Olympics Dates:

·         Regional Swim Meet – Saturday, March 23rd @ UNO

·         State Basketball meet – Saturday, March 30th in Lincoln

·         Regional Track Meet – Sunday, April 28th @ Millard South

·         State/Summer Games (Volleyball, Track, Swimming) – Wednesday, May 22nd – Saturday, May 25th

2019 Book Fair

3/13/19

 Dear Parents and Families:

Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair next week and discover your child’s next favorite book!

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: March 18th – March 21st

Shopping hours: School hours with extended time March 21st until 6:00P.M.

 

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our Online Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/madonnaschool. Our Online Fair is available from March 13thMarch 26th.

 

Please contact me at (402)556-1883 or lstewart@madonnaschool.org at your earliest convenience if you are available or interested in volunteering at the cash register.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Happy reading!

 

Sincerely,

Leah Stewart

Madonna Parent Newsletter February 8, 2019

Madonna Parent Newsletter

February 8, 2019                      

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

February 14-Home and School Meeting 6:30-8:00

February 14-Valentine Dinner and Dance (Prom)

            6:00- 8:00 pm

February 15-NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

February 18-NO SCHOOL

February 22-Chili Feed 4:30-8:00

         (Contact Rachel to Volunteer)

February 23-Basketball Tournament-Fremont

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***LUNCH PRICES GOING TO $2.90  FOR A FULL PRICE MEAL BEGINNING WITH JANUARY MEALS

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CONGRATULATIONS!

To Kaleb Acosta

January High School

Worker of the Month

Please make sure we have your most recent phone number, so you will receive snow closure and other messages through our Parent Reach System. Reminder: If Omaha Public Schools close, we will close.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Applications

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will open on Monday, February 11th and be open until Friday, May 3rd. CSF will be mailing and emailing all of our families information on this.

FROM RACHEL-********************************

The Archdiocese of Omaha has directed that all school staff and those working with our students, including volunteers, receive Safe Environment Training.  In working toward that directive, Home & School would like to encourage you to register for the class and become Safe Environment certified.

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HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS

Meetings

Feb 14 during Valentine's Prom for students

Mar 14 during Spring Fling for students and alumni

Apr 30 during Movie Night for students

If you haven’t given your $10 per family H&S member dues to Rachel Halonen yet, please send it to the office by the end of the first semester. If you cannot afford the dues, please know that every Madonna family is a member of the H&S regardless.

Volunteer sheets have been entered into a spreadsheet for grouping by committees and interests. If you haven’t sent yours to the office yet, please do so.

Attending H&S meetings fulfills 1 hr. per family for service hours. Mark your calendars now!

The H&S is getting back to our roots with the use of committees instead of event sign-ups. Please come to see what's new, to meet other parents, and to build the Madonna community with us!

Results from the parent survey have been tabulated.  Email and the parent newsletter have been determined to be the preferred forms of communicating information from the school to home. We will continue to use them to impart information to parents.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Upcoming Dates:

 

Basketball – February 23 – Regionals in Fremont

                      March 30     --  State in Lincoln

 

Aquatics -    March 23      --  Regionals at UNO

                     May 23          -- State at Common Ground in Elkhorn

 

Track      -    April 28 (Sunday) – Regionals at Millard South

                    May 24 & 25         -- State at Northwest High School

 

 

Volleyball May 22 (Wednesday evening) – Location TBD

REMINDER: 10 hours of volunteer service is a requirement for families at Madonna. Our Home and School Organization is working to help you meet those hours by providing many opportunities throughout the year. Please remember that this is considered a portion of the tuition and hours not served will be billed to the families at the rate of $20 per hour. Thank you for your help with this.

 

 

 

Madonna School Parents Facebook Page

Madonna School Parents have a closed group Facebook page. It was designed for parents to have communication with one another without outside individuals reading or contributing. It is a closed group and you must request to join. Peg Carney is the administrator of the group and will add you to the members list if you choose to be a member. To do so you must first have a Facebook account. On your page (usually the left side, click on Groups. In the search section type in Madonna School Parents (then click on the magnifying glass at the top), and you will get a list of sites. Ours should be at or near the top and has a circle with a portion of our Madonna logo on it. Click on this. You will then get access to the “front” page of the site. There is a box marked “+ Join Group”. Click on this and the request will come to me (Peg). I will then add you as a member and you will have access to the site. Call me if you have questions. Peg C.