Madonna Parent Newsletter February 23, 2018



February 24th – Regional Basketball Tournament in Fremont! See details below . . .

February 26th – Dress Down and Goodie Day! Don’t forget your quarters.

March 16th – End of 3rd Quarter 

March 19th – Dress Down and Goodie Day! 

March 22nd – Spring Fling Dance – 6:30-8:00 pm.  Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm.

March 26th – Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-6:00pm

No School  

March 27th – April 2nd – Easter Break – No School 

April 7th – State Basketball Competition



The Regional Basketball Tournament in Fremont, NE is Saturday, February 24, 2018.  If the Special Olympics Board decides to cancel due to inclement weather, you will receive an automated phone call sometime around 7:00 AM. 

All games will be played at the Fremont YMCA (810 N Lincoln Ave., Fremont, NE)

The schedule is as follows:

3-on-3 (White) – show time is 10:00 AM

            -  10:30 AM (Court 7)

            -  11:30 AM (Court 7)

3-on-3 (Blue) – show time is 10:00 AM

            - 10:30 AM (Court 6)

            - 12:45 PM (Court 6)

5-on-5 (Women) – show time is 2:00 PM

            - 2:30 PM (Court 1)

            - 3:20 PM (Court 1 if winner, Court 2 if loser)

5-on-5 (Men) – show time is 12:20 PM

            - 12:50 PM (Court 2)

            - 2:30 PM (Court 5)



Some reminders about influenza from the CDC ~

Flu Symptoms

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

    * It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

    Flu Complications

    Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications (such as pneumonia) as a result of the flu, some of which can be life-threatening and result in death.

    Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections are examples of complications from flu( The flu can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic congestive heart failure may experience worsening of this condition that is triggered by the flu.

    What are the emergency warning signs of flu sickness?

    In children

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing

  • Bluish skin color

  • Not drinking enough fluids

  • Not waking up or not interacting

  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

  • Fever with a rash


    In adults

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

  • Sudden dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Severe or persistent vomiting

  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

    In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs:

  • Being unable to eat

  • Has trouble breathing

  • Has no tears when crying

  • Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal






HOME AND SCHOOL –                                


March 22, 2018 – Spring Fling Dance – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm.

April 17, 2018 – Final Home and School Meeting of the year 6:30 pm.


Enjoy your weekend.

God Bless!


Peg Carney, Principal