The Good News

Saint John XXIII March 21, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Gospel: John 12:20-33 He is the seed that will be sown in the Earth. He will let go, yield, offer His life for us and be transformed. From His death will come our new life.

Leadership Message

Walk with the Principals: A little quality time

This past week, we had a chance to take each cohort on a Spring walk. Ms. Astalosch and I spent half an hour walking with each group, it was truly a lovely time to just be with the students. As we stopped to marvel at the sight of three Canadian geese, delighted in the cracking ice, followed "Ulysses" the squirrel, and chatted along the way, it was a beautiful reminder of the JOY of what we do. A reminder of our why.

Thank you for the continued blessing of walking with your children on their faith and learning journeys at St. John XXIII.


Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm, Principal

Lake St. John

Please wash and return any borrowed clothing items as we are running extremely low. Please encourage your child to pack an extra change of clothes each day.

Please continue to Daily Screen for COVID symptoms using the current AHS Screen for students. Their attendance is your declaration the screen has been completed.

Lost & Found items are laid out this week. Please have a look and encourage your children to collect items.

Healthy Living Move-a-Thon - March 24th!

The Healthy Living Team has been working hard this week to ensure all the finishing touches are in place to make our first St. John Move-a-Thon a success. The school is abuzz and it is evident through our conversations that the students are being supported by their families and communities in this endeavour. In the spirit of the Lenten season, we are already so thankful for your help in teaching our St. John kids that they can and should make a difference for those in need.

If, for any reason, you have missed the communication home about the Move-a-Thon, the information and pledge sheet are attached below. Students should have all sponsors recorded prior to the event and may begin collecting the donations after they have completed their laps on Wednesday, March 24th. All donations should be returned to the school in the form of cash, cheque or electronic payment by Friday, April 9th. Don’t forget to ask your child how many laps they completed and watch for communication from your child’s classroom teacher on the day of the event!

If you would like to make your Move-a-Thon donation online, instead of cash or cheque, there is a form in PowerSchool that you can access through your parent portal. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Potter at 780-998-7777

Please find all of the information that was sent home March 16th linked here:

Conferences are this Tuesday and Wednesday! Please ensure you book a time to celebrate and make learning goals. Contact the office with any questions.

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Monday Faith Assembly with Grade 1s. Grade 4 Faith Team leads intentions

Spring Pictures and Class Picture Day - April 6th Kindergarten M/W only - April 7th

If any of our Online Learners would like to schedule a spring picture, please contact Mrs. Potter in the office at 780-998-7777.

No School this Friday. Spring Break begins. Classes resume Tuesday, April 6th!

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Looking ahead: Mark your calendars

March 22: Monday Faith Assembly-K & Pathways

March 23: Tuesday Faith Assembly-T/Th Kindergarten

March 24: St. John Move-A-Thon

March 23 & 24: Parent-Teacher Conferences & ISP/RSP Interim Reviews

March 25: Stations of the Cross Trail Tales

March 26-April 5: Spring Break-No school

April 2: Good Friday

April 5: Easter Monday

April 6: Class Pictures & Spring Photos, School Council Meeting 7 pm Google Meet link will be shared that day

April 7: Class Pictures & Spring Photos- Kindergarten M/W, in the morning, Early Dismissal 2:23 pm Spirit day-Pick Your Decade Day (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)!

April 9: Move-a-Thon Donations Due

April 12: Monday Faith Assembly- Pathways

April 19-23: Indigenous Map

Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles! It's a Great Day to be a Saint John Kid!

St. Patrick's Day Fun!

Leprechaun excitement!

Flashlight Friday in Grade 1

Growing our Math Brains through games

Connection, Exploration, and Smiles in PUF Pathways

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This Wednesday, March 24th Day of Confession: OLA Parish: Confessions 9:30 am - 8:00 pm. Guest priests 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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Next School Council meeting is Tuesday, April 6 @ 7 pm via Googlemeet This is an excellent opportunity to receive the latest school and grade level updates from our Admin. and teacher teams, as well as, share your ideas and hear about upcoming events and school council sponsored activities!

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Click below to order your St. John XXIII Spirit Wear: