The Good News
Saint John XXIII March 21, 2019
The wisdom of kids can brighten our days like the rays of sun we were blessed to wake to this morning. One of our Kinders this morning shared with pure glee, “Mrs. Boehm, I am so happy God made it Springtime today!” Moments later, she bounded into one of the great lakes that surround our playground at this time. It is a beautiful thing to be able to watch kids in puddles and so often, our instincts as adults is to shoo them out. However, as we well know from being kids ourselves, there is much JOY and tremendous learning of cause and effect when playing in puddles. Inquiry and discovery in action! There is also the problem solving of how do I not get wet? Don’t go in the water is one alternative...Water=wet, pretty solid equation. However, there is also the balance and gross motor practice of avoiding the puddles by strategically navigating the playground or stepping carefully on melting ice. Either way, beautiful learning opportunities are being explored. So, thank-you parents for sending the extra socks and pants during this season. They are being put to good use.
As Quinlee shared with me today, “God made spring because He wanted us to be happy when we splash in the puddles!”
The beauty of Spring is a gift for us all and a glimpse into the JOY and HOPE of God’s everlasting love! Thanks SJ kids for the reminder!
Please wash and return any borrowed school clothes. Thank-you.
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Saint John XXIII Pre-Kindergarten 4 year-old program: Registration Open!
Registrations are only being accepted online.
Space is limited. Please go to our school district website:
“Parents and Students” “School Registration”
St. John XXIII School is proud to be providing a program designed for children who will be four years of age before January 1, 2020, or three years of age (with PUF Funding) before January 1, 2020. We believe that early childhood programming provides a solid foundation for learning and fosters creative, inquisitive, confident learners.
Elk Island Catholic Schools is committed to developing educational opportunities in the context of Gospel values, where students’ gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured. St. John XXIII School is a fantastic school and we want you to be a part of our community.
Choosing Catholic Education is more than just attending a Catholic School. It’s an opportunity to embrace God’s love and share His gift of joy in our families, Church and faith/learning communities.
For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school at 780-998-7777.
Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...
Library Spring Break Challenge and Library events
Our Fort Saskatchewan library has many amazing events and opportunities for children. LEGO Wall Drop in, Junior Book Club, Alphabet Soup...and many more. Follow this link for more information about upcoming events at our library.
The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library is excited to invite kids to join them for their second annual Ferguson's Spring Break Reading Challenge! Children can enter this challenge by reading 5 books (or 5 twenty-minute blocks) over the school break - March 22 - April 01. Panago has generously sponsored us and each child that brings in their form will receive a certificate for a personal pizza.
OLA Parish News
Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 & 11:00 am
Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 19, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 10:30 am & 3:00 pm
Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Saint John XXIII School Council News
Conference Connections with School Council: Our School Council Executive wants to thank everyone for the connections and conversations with our parents during conferences! As a parent in our school community, you are also automatically a member of the School Council. Your voice and participation is welcomed and important.
We also have the blessing of one of our families who owns M & M Meats that has offered to share a percentage of their food sales over a period of time. Many thanks to Gillian and Cole Reich for their generosity!Please return order forms to the school by April 14, 2019.
Coming Soon... Aspen Greenhouse Mother's Day Fundraiser: We love to grow at SJXXIII...Strawberry baskets, along with tomatoes, herbs, and flowers will be on sale through power school for Mother’s Day. Order forms will be available on-line April 3. Plants will be delivered May 9, just in time to celebrate spring and the special people in your life. All funds raised will go to fixing up our school sign.
Thank-you to all families who ordered school clothing. Order has been placed and once delivery is made after Spring Break, orders will be sent home via students.
Mar 22-Mar 31: Spring Break
April 1: Back to School, Assembly 9 am
April 3: Early Out Dismissal 2:23 pm Spirit Day: Jersey Day
April 4: Grade 3 T-Pet In school presentation Lifecycle, Chopped Leaf Hot Lunch
April 10: Grade 4 classes Edmonton Waste Mgt Center Tour
April 12: Racing with Autism Presentation pm
April 16: School Council Meeting 7 pm Collab Room
April 18: Hot Lunch: Fort High
April 19: Good Friday-No School
April 22: Easter Monday-No School