Madonna Parent Newsletter January 26, 2018

CALENDAR OF EVENTS –

January 27th – February 2nd – Catholic Schools Week with noon dismissal on Friday, the 2nd.  Please check your backpack flyers for daily specifics.

 

January 29th – Dress Down/ Goodie Day!  Don’t forget your quarters . . .    

 

January 31st – No Arby’s this Wednesday

 

February 2nd – 12th Annual Chili Feed!  See Home and School below for details.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Mary Clare O’Malley – High School Worker of the Month!!  

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL –

Hello All!

THE HUMAN AUDITORY DEVELOPMENT LAB AT BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL IS CONDUCTING A RESEARCH STUDY TO DEVELOP BETTER METHODS FOR TESTING HEARING IN CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY MAKING CLEAR RESPONSES TO SOUND.

Heather Porter from Boys Town National Research Hospital came in to talk with the staff about a research project they are working on. In a nutshell, they are creating a device to be better able to assess the level of hearing in developmentally disabled children.  They are looking for some children to work with at this time.

The children may have normal hearing or a hearing loss-or maybe because of communication and traditional avenues of testing, you just aren't sure. Participation lasts 1-2 hours and requires 1 visit to the lab at 555 North 30th Street. Their staff are experienced in working with this population of children and will be accommodating to their specific needs. Children receive $15 per hour for their assistance. There are appointments available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings. If you are interested in this opportunity, please call Heather at 531-355-6625.

Please remember that, in the case of inclement weather, if Omaha Public Schools close, then Omaha Catholic Schools will close – including Madonna School.

 

HOME AND SCHOOL –

Madonna School’s 12th annual Chili Feed for athletics is Friday, February 2nd, from 4:30 – 8:00 pm at Madonna, 6402 N 71st Plaza.  Come feed your family and support a great cause!  The Menu:  Chili, White Chicken Chili, Vegetable Beef, Mac & Cheese, PB&J Sandwiches, Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats.  Free will donation.

 

Volunteers are needed for the Chili Feed!!  If you work a 2 hour shift and attend the feed, you will receive credit for 3 service hours.  Please see the flyer sent home this week or contact Dan Vacek at daniel.j.vacek@gmail.com.

 

We hope to see you at these upcoming Home and School meetings:       

           

February 15, 2018 – Valentine’s Dance

March 22, 2018 – Spring Fling

April 17, 2018

 

Enjoy your weekend.

God Bless!

Peg Carney, Principal