Terry Fox Run September 15th

Posted on Sep. 7, 2021

Join us in collecting funds for our Terry Fox Run on September 15th. This  year, we are not accepting cash or cheques but you can donate directly to our school donation link through the Terry Fox Foundation:…

My Child Has Symptoms; What Do I Do?

Posted on Aug. 31, 2021

If your child is displaying symptoms, please refer to the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. Depending on the symptoms, you may be directed to complete the AHS Self-Assessment to determine if they should…

Get Defenders Gear for Fall 2021 (Opens Aug 20)

Posted on Aug. 17, 2021

Check out the great Defenders gear available for children and adults through Alice Embroidery. The sale runs from Aug 20th to September 20th. Check out the styles and items early on our FB page.    

Backstage Pass August 30th

Posted on Jun. 25, 2021

Come by MDY to drop off supplies and get to know your homeroom. Click the schedule to see when to come to the school. We can't wait to see you. 

Join MDY in celebrating National Indigenous History…

Posted on May. 27, 2021

For the month of June, we will be hosting several special events to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. For the first time…

Celebrate Catholic Education Week May 10-14

Posted on May. 7, 2021

Dear MDY Community, Join us in celebrating Catholic Education Week starting this Monday--especially consider wearing blue on Thursday, May 13th as we Celebrate Catholic Education Day. The theme of this…

Mental Health Supports

Posted on May. 6, 2021

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with substance use, addiction or a mental health problem, you may be wondering what you can do. Help is available, and there are many options to get it. The…

Trickster Theatre Week Begins!

Posted on Apr. 19, 2021

From April 19th to April 23rd, Trickster Theatre takes over MDY! With actors from across Alberta working with all of our homerooms, students will have the opportunity to create stories, brainstorm ideas,…

Support Laurana Shelter this Lent

Posted on Mar. 1, 2021

This Lent, we are raising funds for the Laurana Shelter through Catholic Social Services. Students can donate through school cash online, the Laurana Shelter website, or by bringing in gift cards for…

Pink Shirt Contest Winners

Posted on Feb. 26, 2021

Congratulations to Londyn, Kenadie, and Emily for their top designs for our 2021 Shirt Design Contest. We are so proud of our Defenders standing up to stop bullying.

Defenders Specialty Clothing Order Until March 10th

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021

Love Defenders Swag? Want the hassle removed and have everything delivered to the school?Check out our Mother d'Youville Clothing site open until March 10th through Alice Embroidery. All clothing orders…

Purdy's Fundraiser

Posted on Feb. 18, 2021

Help support our kids at Mother d'Youville. Join our the Mother d'Youville Fundraising Society in our Easter Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser.All proceeds go to programs to support students at MDY. Click…

Valentine's Gift Baskets Service Project

Posted on Jan. 28, 2021

Don't forget to keep collecting for our Valentine's gift baskets for residents of Chateau Vitaline. Each homeroom will be putting together two baskets. Please check in with your child as to what they…


Safe and Merry Christmas Wishes

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020

From the Students and Staff of MDY, have a safe and blessed Merry Christmas. We have many gifts in our lives to be grateful for at MDY--from the care students have taken to keep our community safe from…

Beaumont Christmas Elves Toy Drive

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020

Beaumont Nisku Christmas Elves is non-profit charitable society which provides hampers to help individuals who require assistance during the holiday season. MDY has partnered with them as a toy drop off…

MDY Online Book fair Open Today

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020

Come check out our first ever online book fair. Open for the next two weeks until Friday, November 27th, purchases Christmas gifts, fun reading and challenge books for the family. Please share the link…

Mr. Movember Members

Posted on Nov. 6, 2020

Mr. Roth, Mr. Webb, Mr. Proudfoot, Mr. Mandrusiak and Mr. Robinson are all growing moustaches for the month of November. Check out the Mo Bros stache progress on our social media channels. The five are…

Kid Kudos for October

Posted on Oct. 8, 2020

A big thank you to our junior students that went above and beyond the call of duty as a Defender. Check out our social media platforms for more pictures.  @mdydefenders (Instagram) @EMDYSBeaumont (Facebook)…

Picture Day Info

Posted on Sep. 16, 2020

Please note our picture day is spread out over two days. Grade 5/6 will be September 23rd and Gr. 7-9 will be September 24th.   Check out this informative handout from our photography company.

September Startup 2020 Update

Posted on Aug. 28, 2020

Please check information from Principal Robinson that was shared via our school messenger. You can also download the letter here.

Welcome Back Letter EMDYS 2020-2021 Aug. 14

Posted on Aug. 14, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see communication from Principal Robinson in regards to return to school at EMDYS from 2020-2021.

STAR Catholic School Re-Entry Reminder

Posted on Aug. 8, 2020

Parents, Please check out information from our division on STAR Catholic's division re-entry plan. In addition, please sign into our School Cash Online  to complete an important survey due Aug 15th regarding…

Summer Clothing Defenders Swag Sale! (July 26th-29th)

Posted on Jul. 26, 2020

Our current clothing supplier is offering a 3 day summer sale. Check it out.

Final Goodbye Video from the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted on Jun. 25, 2020

Mrs. Nordhagen put together a video with staff as a final goodbye to the school year. Take a look and enjoy!

Final Day of Learning at Home June 19 and Textbook…

Posted on Jun. 8, 2020

Stay tuned for more information on our schedule to return school items (e.g. library books, textbooks, and electronic equipment belonging to MDY). Staff will be on hand during the week of June 22-26 to…

Celebrate Catholic Education Week May 18-22

Posted on May. 19, 2020

Join EMDYS in celebrating Catholic Education Week. Consider some of these great ideas: Share a photo via social media saying what you are grateful for in Catholic Education with the hashtag #IBelieveinCatholicEd…

Mental Health Support Site for EMDYS Parents and Students

Posted on Mar. 25, 2020

Click here to access our parent mental health support site developed by Mrs. Bouchard.

Weekly Morning Announcements

Posted on Mar. 23, 2020

Every first day and last day of the week, from our current, "Learn from Home" model, Mr. Robinson will hop the airways for our Morning Announcements. Live streaming starts at 9:00am Mr. Robinson's You…

March School Events Postponed

Posted on Mar. 16, 2020

Parent Teacher Interviews, School Council Meeting, and all field trips are postponed until further notice. Rescheduled dates will be determined at a future date.

Babysitting and Home Alone Courses...Coming on PD…

Posted on Jan. 28, 2020

In partnership with Educaidtraining, EMDYS will be offering the babysitting, home alone, and first aid training courses at EMDYS on select professional development days. Several of the courses can be…

Survey Time

Posted on Jan. 15, 2020

Parents of EMDYS students, January and February are key survey windows for Alberta Education and for Star Catholic. Parents in grade 7 will also be receiving the Alberta Education survey in the mail and…


Food Drive for Beard Annihilation

Posted on Dec. 2, 2019

This week we will be starting our Food Bank drive- we are looking for both food and cash donations.  Help us raise $2000 so Mr. Robinson will shave off his beard or donate food and help us meet our goal…

Advent Retreat

Posted on Nov. 25, 2019

Advent Retreat!  We are excited to be having our second annual advent retreat on Thursday Dec. 5.  This will run from 4:30-8:30 pm with a pizza supper. Pick up your permission forms in the office. …

Collection for Society of St. Vincent De Paul This…

Posted on Nov. 19, 2019

Please support our collection drive to support SSVP. Homeroom classes will have jars all this week for coin or bill donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Students are learning all this week…

Skiing and Snowboard Opportunities at EMDYS

Posted on Nov. 15, 2019

Watch out for permission forms coming home for two ski/snowboard opportunities:   Gr. 5/6 Ski Day Wednesday, December 18th Gr. 7-9 Ski Club Winter 2020   Get field trip forms returned to home room teachers…

Alberta Lacrosse at EMDYS

Posted on Nov. 6, 2019

A special thank you to Alberta Lacrosse for coming out for two days at EMDYS. All students received lacrosse instruction on Tuesday and Wednesday; as part of our larger PE program and healthy initiative…

Hot Lunch for November

Posted on Oct. 22, 2019

November Hot Lunch Nov. 8th Pizza Slices  CHEESE OR PEPPERONI  $2.50   Juice and Chips Combo $2.50   Proceeds go to the Gr. 9 Farewell Payments must be made on school cash for gr. 5/6 (delivered…

Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday

Posted on Oct. 15, 2019

Please join us for Thanksgiving Mass and the Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Marguerite d'Youville. Fr. Arlan will be saying Mass at 9:30am in our school gym. All parishioners and guests are welcome.…

WIN Block Starts This Week...

Posted on Oct. 7, 2019

WIN Block (Whatever I Need) starts this week and will continue on day 2's and day 4's. Students need to sign up for a session through maplewood under "Flex Block". Teachers have signed them up in homeroom…

Sensory Room Donations Needed

Posted on Sep. 19, 2019

Mother D’Youville Community,  We are in the midst of creating a Sensory Room at our school. Sensory rooms can help develop, support, and grow student’s visual processing abilities as well as their…

Hot Lunch for October 4th

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019

Hot Lunch Oct. 4th Menu:   Beef Donair $5.00 Chicken Donair $5.00 Chicken Fingers (3) $5.00 Chicken Caesar salad $5.50   Add juice and chips: $3.00 Orders due by Sept. 30th. No cash, all orders are…

Toonies for Terry

Posted on Sep. 16, 2019

From September 16th to September 30th, EMDYS is collecting donations for the Terry Fox Run. Our official run is September 19th at 2:00pm. Please help donate today if you are able.

Night of the Defenders September 26th

Posted on Sep. 9, 2019

Please join us for our Open House and Awards night on Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm (with awards starting at 7:00pm. In addition, lists for honour roll and major award winners are listed below. Honour…

September Newsletter...Welcome back Defenders!

Posted on Sep. 5, 2019

Have a fabulous start to the school year. Our September Newsletter is available here.    

Back Stage Pass Aug 30th

Posted on Jun. 28, 2019

Check out the new school year a little earlier, before Labour Day Long Weekend. Students and parents are welcome between 9:00am to 10:30am to drop off school supplies, find their lockers, and check out…

Get your supplies for 2019-2020

Posted on Jun. 25, 2019

EMDYS provides a convenient, optional service that delivers all materials needed for the 2019-2020 school year right to your door. Please click here to see the supply list and ordering details if you…

EMDYS June 2019 Update Available Now!

Posted on Jun. 3, 2019

Check out our June 2019 update here.

Yearbooks Sale Extended due to June 27th!

Posted on May. 30, 2019

2018-2019 yearbooks can be purchased for $25 now until June 27th through School Cash online.

Coffee's on Us!

Posted on May. 28, 2019

Stop by EMDYS with your child and have a coffee, muffin, donut, and some quality time. Join us for two events over the next two Fridays sponsored by School Council: Muffins with Mom Friday, May 31st 8:00am-8:30am…

Hot Lunch for May

Posted on May. 1, 2019

Check out our hot lunch option for the month of May. Cheese and Pepperoni options will be available from Dominoes.   Click here for more information.

Defenders Spirit Wear Spring Sale!

Posted on May. 1, 2019

Our online clothing store for Defenders gear is open until May 15th. Please take a look at our clothing options from hoodies, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts. $2 from every purchase from our…

Yearbook Cover Contest

Posted on Apr. 17, 2019

Click here for contest details.

Telus Wise Parent Evening

Posted on Apr. 15, 2019

Please join us for a parent internet session hosted by Telus Wise at EMDYS. Click here for more information or copy and paste the link below.

April 2019 Newsletter Update

Posted on Apr. 3, 2019

Check our newsletter update here.

Hot Lunch for May

Posted on Feb. 22, 2019

Check out our hot lunch option for the month of May. Cheese and Pepperoni options will be available.   Click here for more information.

Book Fair Opens Friday!

Posted on Feb. 19, 2019

Come join us to celebrate literacy and purchase books for our young adult readers here at EMDYS. Students will have the opportunity to peruse books during their flex block. Cash and cards are accepted.…

Shrove Tuesday Volunteers Needed

Posted on Feb. 11, 2019

Bork ! Bork! Hardy Day... Translation: We need your help for Shrove Tuesday. This year, we cook pancakes for all students on March 5th starting at 9:30am. Our foods lab will be closed that day with a…

Pink Shirt Day Order Form

Posted on Jan. 16, 2019

Check out information on our upcoming Pink Shirt Day and opportunities to order a student designed shirt from last year's contest.   Or copy and paste the link here:…

Hockey Night At EMDYS

Posted on Jan. 14, 2019

Student Council is hosting an Oilers game in our gym on Wednesday, January 16th at 8pm. The event is free and there will be snacks available for purchase from the canteen.    

Happy New Year! Check out our January Newsletter

Posted on Jan. 8, 2019


Check out our Student Council Led Events this week...

Posted on Dec. 17, 2018

Tuesday Twin Day Wednesday 80s/90s Thursday Ugly Sweater Friday PJ Day

Advent Retreat Fri. Dec. 14th

Posted on Nov. 26, 2018

Are you a student in grade 5-9? Yes? Do you like Pizza? Yes? Well do we have an event for your. The first annual EMDYS Advent Retreat is Friday, Dec. 14th from 4pm-8:30pm. The evening will feature pizza,…

December Hot Lunch-Tacos in A Bag

Posted on Nov. 26, 2018

In recognition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December, EMDYS will be selling Tacos in A Bag for $5 on Friday December 14th. All Tacos will need to be pre-ordered on school cash online by Monday, Dec. 10th…

Bus Survey Contest Reminder!

Posted on Nov. 19, 2018

Parents don't forget! Our bus survey provides us with important information pertaining to the need for a Catholic High School in Beaumont, and the desire for busing to Christ the King in Leduc, in the…

November Newsletter

Posted on Nov. 8, 2018

Click here to access the link:

Defenders Spirit Wear

Posted on Nov. 7, 2018

Our online clothing store for Defenders gear is open until May 15th. Please take a look at our clothing options from hoodies, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts. $2 from every purchase from our…

Hot Lunch November

Posted on Nov. 6, 2018

November's hot lunch will be provided by Old Montreal Hot Dogs and Poutine. Students will have a choice of the following menu option: Hot Dog, Fries, and Drink $6 Hot Dog, Poutine, and Drink $7 Chicken…

Catholic Education Sunday

Posted on Nov. 5, 2018

Thank you to all our staff, students, and community member that participated in our November 3rd 5pm mass for Catholic Education Sunday. Your gift of service strengthens our community and sincerely helped…

Halloween Costume Reminders

Posted on Oct. 29, 2018

Students have been provided with these reminders over the past week during the morning announcements. Reminder about Halloween costumes:No hidden identities. For the purpose of safety, no person is allowed…

Lego Sets Needed!

Posted on Oct. 25, 2018

Imagine DIY Meets Education! Play and imagination are an important and engaging part of learning at any age.  We are excited to offer a new program where our students will be encouraged through collaborative…

October's Hot Lunch

Posted on Oct. 15, 2018

Pizza will be served this month to support the Gr. 9 Farewell. Please click here or "Hot Lunch" under programs to learn more information on order for the Oct. 26th Hot Lunch.

Defend This House!

Posted on Oct. 3, 2018

Ecole Mother D'Youville proudly announced our team name today to the student body: The Defenders. We are currently soliciting designs for our logo, alternate logo, and font. Once those designs are confirmed…

Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

Posted on Oct. 2, 2018

Short on Christmas gift ideas? Want to get an early start? EMDYS is offering a Purdy's Chocolate fundraiser to help support our playground build in the Spring. Please check out the following link for…

Fall Food Round Up!

Posted on Oct. 1, 2018

Please join us this week as we collect for the Leduc and District Food Bank Fall Food Roundup. Students are being asked, if they are able, to bring in non-perishable food items and to place them by the…

Playground Survey

Posted on Sep. 24, 2018

As we put together our request for proposals for our playground we are commencing a final solicitation of students to gain insight into student needs and wants for a playground. Last year, our current…

Orange Shirt Day Sept. 28

Posted on Sep. 21, 2018

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having…

Toonies for Terry!

Posted on Sep. 18, 2018

Our Terry Fox Walk is fast approaching on Thursday, September 20th in the afternoon. We invite and encourage all families to bring a toonie for Terry to support the Terry Fox foundation and complete his…

School Council AGM for MDY

Posted on Sep. 17, 2018

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting for our EMDYS School Council. Several positions are available for school council and we encourage would your participation and support. Wednesday, September…

The Journey of another School Year Begins in STAR…

Posted on Sep. 17, 2018

In St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools we speak of a journey in our Vision Statement, a foundational focus for the Division: Souls seeking Christ on a journey of faith, learning and love. The Camino…

School Picture Day Monday!

Posted on Sep. 13, 2018

Just a friendly reminder to gel your hair and wear your best duds for our School Picture Day on Monday, September 17th. In addition, the photographers have reminded us to not be like Kermit: don't wear…

Help Choose the EMDYS Mascot

Posted on Sep. 11, 2018

We are soliciting feedback for naming our mascot and we have dwindled the list down to five names: The Defenders, The Guardians, The Hawks, The Greyhounds, and The Moose.   Please cast your vote and…

Join Us for Meet The Teacher

Posted on Sep. 10, 2018

Please join us on Thursday, September 13th at 6pm for our EMDYS Meet The Teacher and Open House. In addition to seeing your child's classroom, you can also help us out by giving your input on our mascot…

Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug. 23, 2018

School is back in session on Tuesday, September 4th. We can't wait to see you. Our warning bell is at 8:40 am with dismissal at 3:10pm. See you then!   Welcome Back Letter