The Good News
Saint John XXIII March 21, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Lent
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.
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
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.
Monday Faith Assembly with Grade 1s. Grade 4 Faith Team leads intentions
No School this Friday. Spring Break begins. Classes resume Tuesday, April 6th!
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!
Flashlight Friday in Grade 1
Growing our Math Brains through games
Connection, Exploration, and Smiles in PUF Pathways
This Wednesday, March 24th Day of Confession: OLA Parish: Confessions 9:30 am - 8:00 pm. Guest priests 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm