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