Madonna Parent Newsletter November 7, 2018

Madonna Parent Newsletter

November 7, 2018                   

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

NOVEMBER 12-NO HOT LUNCH! - STUDENTS BRING COLD LUNCHES!

November 13-Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

            (Game night for students-supervision provided)

November 15-Picture Retakes (Original pictures to

            arrive a few days prior to retakes-will be sent home

            asap fore review)

NOVEMBER 19-NO HOT LUNCH! - STUDENTS BRING COLD LUNCHES!

November 20-Thanksgiving Feast (more info to follow)

November 21-23-Thanksgiving Break

November 26-Dress Down and Goodie Day

December 3-German American Home Christmas Party-

       Middle and High School/North Pole Christmas

       Party-Elementary School

NOTE: The Christmas Music Program will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 13 NOT December 7th as previously stated.

For the Safety and Security of Our Students and Staff:  The outside door by the gym will be locked at 3:30. If you need to pick up your child between 3:30 and 4:00, we will have staff posted at the front door. Thank you for your assistance with helping us to make our school a safer place.

NOTE: This weekly parent letter can also be found on the Madonna School Website.

A photographer will be in the building next week either Tuesday or Thursday to take photos of our students and clients in action. They will be capturing images that encompass our mission tenants: Faith Formation, Educate, Empower, Employ. Students who do not have permission to be photographed will be exempt from having their photos published.

Please make sure we have your most recent phone number, so you will receive snow closure and other messages through our Parent Reach System.

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.

REMINDER: 10 hours of volunteer services 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.

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS

Meetings:

Nov 13 during Game Night for students

Dec 11 during Movie Night for students

Jan 22 during Game Night for students

Feb 14 during Valentine's Prom for students

Mar 14 during Spring Fling for students and alumni

Apr 30 during Movie Night for students

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!

Red Ribbon Week 2018 Recap

What an awesome week we had last week!  Students participated in various activities and pledged to live drug free lives.  Our students made amazing and creative posters that we hung throughout the school, Transition and Employment spelled out “Drug Free” on our fence using cups, and Coach V took students outside and they each tied a red ribbon on the fence.  (Check it out as you drive by on 72nd street!)  We also had an all school kickball game and an all school Bingo game to end a fun-filled week.

And of course, we had fun Halloween festivities!  Each classroom had a party and the students performed their Halloween songs they have been working on in music therapy!

Madonna Parent Newsletter October 31, 2018

Madonna Parent Newsletter

October 31, 2018    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!              

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

October 29-November 2-Red Ribbon Week

            November 1-Spirit Day-Wear uniform with

            Madonna Blue shirt/top

            November 2-Red Day-Wear red in support of Red

            Ribbon Week/Also pep rally at approx. 2:45 for

            recognition of state games and support of this

            weekend’s NIRSA games in Lincoln

            (See full schedule below)

November 3rd and 4th-NIRSA Flag Football Tournament in Lincoln-details forthcoming

            *Letter with information will be going home with

            athletes as soon as we receive details from the

            organization.

NOVEMBER 2 and 12-NO HOT LUNCH! - STUDENTS

            BRING COLD LUNCHES!

November 13-Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

            (Game night for students-supervision provided)

November 15-Picture Retakes

November 20-Thanksgiving Feast (more info to follow)

November 21-23-Thanksgiving Break

 

NOTE: The Christmas Music Program will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 13 NOT December 7th as previously stated.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO TYLER HARPER FOR EARNING WORKER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER!!!

 

For the Safety and Security of Our Students and Staff:

The outside door to the gym will be locked at 3:30. If you need to pick up your child between 3:30 and 4:00, we will have staff posted at the front door. Thank you for your assistance with helping us to make our school a safer place.

NOTE: This weekly parent letter can also be found on the Madonna School Website.

REMINDER: 10 hours of volunteer services 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.

Red Ribbon Week

Thursday-SPIRIT DAY! Wear Madonna Blue with uniform pants, skirts. Mass at 9:00 am

Friday-WEAR RED!

-Ribbons on the Fence-Elementary, Middle and High School at 9:00 am

-10:30 All School Kickball

-1:00 All School Bingo

-2:15-2:30 Break/Recess

-2:45 Recognition for York Tournament/Pep Rally for NIRSA Flag Football Tournament

 

 

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.

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS

Meetings

Nov 13 during Game Night for students

Dec 11 during Movie Night for students

Jan 22 during Game Night for students

Feb 14 during Valentine's Prom for students

Mar 14 during Spring Fling for students and alumni

Apr 30 during Movie Night for students

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!

Madonna Parent Newsletter October 22, 2018

Madonna Parent Newsletter

October 22, 2018                  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

October 24th – Angel Fare

NO SCHOOL-25th and 26th

October 29-Nov 2-Red Ribbon Week

November 25th Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-6:00

October 27th and 28th – Special Olympics State

                                             Tournament – York, NE

November 3rd and 4th-NIRSA Flag Football Tournament

                                                  in Lincoln-details forthcoming

                                                                       

For the Safety and Security of Our Students and Staff:

The outside door to the gym will be locked at 3:30. If you need to pick up your child between 3:30 and 4:00, we will have staff posted at the front door. Thank you for your assistance with helping us to make our school a safer place.

 

REMINDER: 10 hours of volunteer services 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.

ANGEL FARE

Madonna School Parents

The Angel Fare Luncheon is Wednesday, October 24.

We have a Bake Sale at the Luncheon and we invite you to help make our

Bake Sale a success by contributing some baked goods!

 

Please package and price your items using the following guidelines.

 

Bars (6) $3

Candy (6) $4

Cookies (12) $6

Cupcakes & Muffins (6) $5

Large bread $6

Small Bread $4

Plain Cakes $6

Decorated Cakes $10

Large Pie $10

Small Pie $7

Mixes in a jar $6

½ pt. Fruit Jelly $6

4 oz Jelly jar $4

Baggie of Snack Mix, Puppy Chow, etc.  $3

Large individual items $1-$3

 

Please mark items that contain nuts, are gluten free etc.

 

Feel free to adjust the pricing if needed.   For example, if you make jumbo monster cookies and want to package them individually you can price them at $1 or $2 each.

 

Drop the items off in the office on Tuesday afternoon, October 23, or by 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 24.

 

Thank you for baking for Angel Fare!

 

 

Red Ribbon Week

Monday-Goodie Day/Dress Down Day (Students may wear appropriate jeans/t-shirts if they wish).

            Classes will discuss meaning and reasons behind Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday-“Drug Free” red cups on the fence-Transition

               -Posters, Halloween activities during library time

Wednesday-Halloween! Dress Down Day

              -1:00 Mr. Brown will present Halloween Singers, followed by Classroom Parties (individual

    classroom details will come from classroom teachers…. costumes during parties only.)

Thursday-SPIRIT DAY! Wear Madonna Blue with uniform pants, skirts. Mass at 9:00 am

Friday-WEAR RED!

-Ribbons on the Fence-Elementary, Middle and High School at 9:00 am

-10:30 All School Kickball

-1:00 All School Bingo

-2:15-2:30 Break/Recess

-2:45 Recognition for York Tournament/Pep Rally for NIRSA Flag Football Tournament

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT-YORK, NEBRASKA

The state tournament will be at York High School (the address is 1715 N. Delaware Avenue York, NE 68467) on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th.  As usual, games on Sunday, October 28th will not be set until end of play on Saturday, October 27th.  Below you will find the show times, game times, and field number.  The parade begins at 9:00 am by the track.  If you cannot make the parade time, please do not worry about that.  If your athlete is unable to attend, please call (402-556-1883) or email (bbooks@madonnaschool.org) to let me know.  All athletes will need the uniform shirt and shorts, a mouth guard, a water bottle, and snacks/lunch.  Concessions are available at the complex. 

                                   

            Saturday, October 27th 

Show Time Game Time Field Number

10:00 10:30 Field 5

1:00 1:30 Field 2


Sunday, October 28th (schedule will be finalized after play on Saturday)

Show Time

Game Time

Field Number

TBD

                                                                                                            Thanks,
                                                                                                            Beth Books

FYI:  Coach V’s daughter is getting married so please do not contact her with questions.  She will not be able to get back to you.  Mrs. Books is staying at the Best Western and will notify parents the time and field number for the games on Sunday.

Some events going on in York:

Friday night at 7:00 pm York High football game.  Admission is free (just tell the gate you are with Special Olympics).  The game is at East Hill Park (901 E. 6th Street).  Be advised, they shoot off a cannon every time the York team scores.  The cannon’s location is in the East corner of the stadium.

Saturday night at 5:00 pm York College basketball game.  Admission is free (just tell the door you are with Special Olympics).  The game is at the Freedom Center (1125 E 8th Street – corner of 10th Street and Delaware – 1 block North of 8th Street on the west side of the street). 

Madonna Parent Newsletter October 12, 2018

Madonna Parent Newsletter

October 12, 2018              

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

October 17 PICTURE DAY-Details will be sent home with your students

October 19th-End of 1st Quarter

October 24th – Angel Fare

NO SCHOOL-25th and 26th

November 25th Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-6:00

October 27th and 28th – Special Olympics State

                                             Tournament – York, NE

November 3rd and 4th-NIRSA Flag Football Tournament

                                                  in Lincoln-details forthcoming

                                                                       

 For the Safety and Security of Our Students and Staff:

Beginning on Monday, October 15, 2018, the outside door to the gym will be locked at 3:30. If you need to pick up your child between 3:30 and 4:00, we will have staff posted at the front door. Thank you for your assistance with helping us to make our school a safer place.

 

ANGEL FARE

Madonna School Parents

The Angel Fare Luncheon is Wednesday, October 24.

We have a Bake Sale at the Luncheon and we invite you to help make our

Bake Sale a success by contributing some baked goods!

 

Please package and price your items using the following guidelines.

 

Bars (6) $3

Candy (6) $4

Cookies (12) $6

Cupcakes & Muffins (6) $5

Large bread $6

Small Bread $4

Plain Cakes $6

Decorated Cakes $10

Large Pie $10

Small Pie $7

Mixes in a jar $6

½ pt. Fruit Jelly $6

4 oz Jelly jar $4

Baggie of Snack Mix, Puppy Chow, etc.  $3

Large individual items $1-$3

 

Please mark items that contain nuts, are gluten free etc.

Feel free to adjust the pricing if needed.   For example, if you make jumbo monster cookies and want to package them individually you can price them at $1 or $2 each. 

Drop the items off in the office on Tuesday afternoon, October 23, or by 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 24. 

Thank you for baking for Angel Fare!

 

 2018 PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE

JOIN THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS IN SAYING THE ROSARY ON THE

101st ANNIVERSARY OF THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN

WHAT: Come join us in saying a public Rosary and prayers to ask

God’s pardon and mercy upon our country through the

Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother Mary

 

WHEN: 11:30A with Rosary starting at NOON

on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rain or shine – bring your umbrella

 

WHERE: Meet at Christ the King Parish (654 S. 86th Street, Omaha)

at 11:30A and we will process over to the corner of 87th AVE &

Pacific Streets together

 

For more information: American Needs Fatima www.ANF.org

Or contact: Sandra Fournier             David Zebolsky

        402-218-3103                            402-455-7000

        huskersan@yahoo.com             dzebolsky@cox.net