Madonna Parent Newsletter April 11, 2019

Madonna School Parent Newsletter April 11, 2019


Calendar of Events:

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 – Carnival 12 P.M. – 3 P.M.

May 13th – Madonna Golf Classic

May 14th – Graduation 7 P.M.

May 24th – Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal


Congratulations to Drew Vacek, our high school worker of the month!


Students can wear school uniform shorts beginning in May.


Please note, if you student is commencing in May, it is expected they return to school for the remainder of the school year.


Children’s Scholarship Fund Applications:

·         Applications for the 2019-20 school year were opened on February 11th and will be open until Friday, May 3rd.


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, we would like to encourage you to register for the class and become Safe Environment certified.


Home & School News


·         Apr 30 & 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!

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

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


2019 ALLPLAY Miracle Baseball League for Children & Young Adults with Special Needs

·         It’s free for players – ages 3- 60+

·         Season Begins May 11th – June 29th

·         We have some Madonna students involved already and are coached by a Madonna parent on the “Giants” team!  You can request to join a specific team.

·         Every player bats each inning

·         All players are safe on the bases

·          Every player scores a run  

·          Players names are announced by PA

·          Teams and players win every game

·          Every player gets a uniform

·          Treats provided for everyone after games

·          Every player gets a trophy at season's end

·          Every player can have a "Buddy" - a volunteer or family member to assist the player

·          Spring and fall seasons are played each with    6-8 weeks of games

·         Bruce Froendt

AllPlay Founder & Exec. Director

·         Register here:



Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference

May 3 – May 4, 2019

Younes Conference Center | 416 W Talmadge Rd. | Kearney, NE

Register at by April 19, 2019

No internet access? Call us at (308) 632-1338

PEP brings together parents of children with disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment. You’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and feelings, and discuss common concerns. Sessions also include further information on parenting and educating children with disabilities, as well as how to develop and maintain effective partnerships with the professionals who work with your family.

Conference Details

No Registration fee

Registration is first come, first serve

Lodging will be provided Friday, March 15

Continental breakfast provided by the hotel

Lunch provided both days of the conference

Who Should Attend?

All Nebraskan Parents, who are raising a child with an active IFSP/IEP.

Couples: both partners are encouraged to attend the conference together for maximum benefit. Single parents are encouraged to bring a support-person.

A small number of openings are reserved for education professionals who serve children with disabilities and are employed in Nebraska school districts. Professionals will experience PEP from a parent perspective.

May 3 | 8:00 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Building Positive Relationships with Schools



Small Groups

May 4 | 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Assistive Technology Partnership

Building Positive Behavior Management Estate Planning

Encouraging and Empowering Our Kids to Self-Advocacy

Good Grief