The Good News

Saint John XXIII June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day

Big picture

Leadership Message

Be a Spark of Light and a Source of Love

It was a beautiful moment to witness last weekend as some of our SAB grads made their way back to their elementary St. John XXIII Catholic School to honour their childhood friend, Connor, who left their side (but not our hearts) in grade one. His tree is planted at St. John to honour his memory. These former St. John kids took time to remember and to celebrate their moment with Connor(and his parents). We send our prayers and congratulations to all the SAB graduates of 2021. It was truly an honour to share in their journeys!

This week, we also celebrated our own small “graduates” as we said farewell to our grade fours on Thursday. As adults, we recognize that a Grade 4 farewell is a tiny step on a long and beautiful journey, however, it is a significant milestone for parents and staff as we witness the transformation from those baby-faced kinders to vibrant adolescents in five years. A lot of growth and change occurs in those years from K-4 with many milestones, challenges, and experiences. Every challenge, every experience provided an opportunity to become more and more of who they are today. Students will continue to be challenged and grow, each time adding rich colours to the masterpieces they are. Our students are now ready to spread their wings and leap from the Saint John XXIII nest into the exciting new adventures and opportunities waiting for them at St. John Paul II! Each one of them have made their mark on us and we are grateful for the time we were able to share in their journeys.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, we will celebrate our Kindergarten milestones. They have all grown so much in one short year.

No matter what grade milestone anyone is celebrating this year, every single child should feel very proud of their journey! This year every student faced challenges never before experienced in our lifetimes, they persevered through worries and obstacles, and held onto faith, hope and love. Together with their parents, teachers, and parish, our St. John students were a spark of joy and a center of love!

Congratulations to every student for your brave and resilient accomplishments this year!


Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Grade 4 Farewell

St John XXIII Grade 4 Farewell June 2021

Passing down the Leadership "Colours" to grade threes. Faith, School Spirit, Young Citizens, & Healthy Living

Big picture

Thank you to our AMAZING Grade 4 Parent Banner Committee!

A huge thank you to the following parents that helped create our beautiful Grade 4 Banner: Leslie Alkenbrack, Amber Boulton, Samantha Hulan, Sierra Hunkin, Bonnie McLellan, Michelle Johnston, Crystal Noel and Stephanie Pfannmuller.
Big picture

Grade 4 Animoto: Video of our 2020-2021 Year

Farewell Grade 4s 2020-2021

Year End Faith Assembly Celebrations tomorrow and Tuesday morning for our Tuesday Kinders! Ms. Astalosch & mrs. Boehm are creating a video for our STJ families to be sent by the end of the week.

Big picture

Tomorrow we honour and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day-June 21st

Big picture

Last day of classes for students is this Friday, June 25th! Report cards go live!

Big picture

2021-2022 Supply Lists

For the 2021-2022 school year, you will be required to purchase or supply basic school supplies for your child, including a one-to-one technology device for students in grade 4. Enhancement programming costs such as field trips etc. will be posted to your power school account in the fall. You will receive an email when the fees have been posted.

Staples is offering special pricing for parents from Elk Island Catholic Schools. You may choose to get your school supplies from Staples or from another retail store, click the button below to access the school supply lists provided by our school and by Staples.

Please do not order from Staples before July 14, 2021 as the prices will be updated at that time.

Welcome to Kindergarten 2021-2022! Video and Information Package email sent

On Thursday, June 17th an email was sent to each of our new 2021-2022 Kindergarten families. This email package included: an Introduction and Information video from our team, the Kindergarten supply list, and the link for the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. The video is shared below. Please check your inbox and your junk mail. Please contact the office, 780-998-7777, and let Mrs. Potter know if you did not yet receive this important email.
Welcome to St. John XXIII Kindergarten 2021-2022 Information Video

Attention Grade 3 families

Dear Grade 3 Families,

As your child moves into grade 4, technology as a tool becomes significantly integrated into their learning. Students will be expected to have some type of Chromebook/computer to use during the school day. We have a partnership with Staples (see letter below) and this year, our STJ parents will have an option to purchase a used Chromebook.

For the upcoming 2021/22 St. John XXIII will be replenishing our school Chromebook carts. The used Chromebooks will be factory reset and inspected to ensure good working condition. Once this process is finished, we will be offering our grade 3 families (grade 4 families next year) the opportunity to purchase these Chromebooks at fair market value.

The 2 models that will be available are:

ASUS Chromebook Flip $40

  • Flip design

  • Cortex-A17 RK3288C / 1.8 GHz CPU

  • 2 GB RAM

  • 16 GB SSD

  • 10.1" IPS touchscreen 1280 x 800

  • 802.11ac Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1

Lenovo N22 Chromebook $20

  • Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core 1.6 GHz CPU

  • 2 GB RAM

  • 16 GB SSD

  • 11.6” LED-backlit HD display (1366 x 768)

  • 802.11ac Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1

These devices are 5 years old and will no longer receive software updates from Google.

Devices are sold “As Is” and come with no warranty and no support.

More information about how to purchase will be provided to grade 3 parents via email early next week. The chromebooks will be ready to go for the start of the new school year.

You also have the option to purchase a new Chromebook through Staples - information attached here and linked below.

Young Citizens Garden Tower Taste Test

Our Young Citizen Crew led our Taste Test for our school community with produce from our Garden Towers. The responses from the kids were priceless, “I didn’t know I liked lettuce,” “Can we make a salad next week?” Thanks for the great idea team leader, Mrs. Schaub!
Big picture

Healthy Living "Move-a-Thon" total: Thank you for your generosity!

Our AMAZING St. John school community raised $2000 for our Chalice Foster Children Sponsorship and $2796.25 for CSS's Lurana Shelter! Thank you to our Healthy Living Team Leaders who spearheaded this Lenten social justice project for us!

Lost & Found Items

Can’t find that winter coat? Check the Lost & Found table! Lost and Found has been set up in the hallway for a couple of weeks now. Students have been reminded in our daily announcements to check the Lost and Found table. All items will either be donated to our extra clothing supplies or to charity after June 26, 2021. Thank you for reminding your child to pick up their Lost and Found items.
Big picture

Looking ahead: Mark your calendars

June 21: Year-End Faith Assembly Celebrations for staff and students (Individual Cohorted celebrations) Christian Leadership Awards, National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 & 22: Celebrating Kindergarten!

June 23: 6th Annual St. John's Got Talent Show (hosted by our School Spirit Team)

June 24: Yearbook orders due

June 25: Final day of school for students. Report cards go live

June 28: Last day of school for staff

Big picture

2020-2021 Yearbook Orders due this Thursday!

The St. John XXIII Catholic School Yearbook Committee is pleased to announce that it’s that exciting time of year again! It’s yearbook time! It is bursting with photos, student portraits, activities, highlights, and of course, space for special memories. This year we are bringing back our kindergarten feature pages to showcase our littlest learners as they begin their journey at St John XXIII. Trust us when we say there is nothing cuter than a recap of the year in their own words. There will also be grade 4 quotes about their time at St. John!

To purchase a yearbook, please access your online PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. The form will go live on Monday, June 14th at 3:30 PM.

The cost of 1 yearbook is $25.00 To order, please follow the instructions listed below:

1. Go to

2. Login

3. Select “Forms and Fees”

4. Select “Student Fees”

5. Select “Student’s name” (toolbar at the top)

6. Select “St. John XXIII Yearbook Purchase”

7. Complete Order Form

8. “Add to Cart”

9. Click on Cart at the top of the page

10. Make payment (Please note that your order will not be accepted without payment in full)

Make sure your child doesn’t miss out on this opportunity! Thank you for your support!

All online orders and payments must be received by end of day June 24th, 2021. Many thanks to our Yearbook crew Shannon Dahlseide and Dawn Pinder!

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

Our grade 4 Leaders led a transition Q& A for our grade threes!

Grade 4 Leadership Appreciation Lunch-Thanks Boston Pizza for helping us with this!

Year End Mass: Thursday, June 17th

Faith Retreat Day Friday! Face to Face Ministries were amazing! Special thanks to our Chaplain, Mrs. Comartin, and our EICS Faith & Wellness Team for planning this event for us!

Big picture

Thank you Father Kris for spending time with our fours and blessing our crosses. You always find ways to connect our faith in rich, meaningful ways for our kids!

Big picture

Farewell Father Kris & Father Danial

Our sincere gratitude and prayers are extended to our Parish pastors, Father Kris & Father Danial, as they leave our OLA parish community to serve the communities of Camrose and Killam, Daysland, and Heisler. We are so grateful for the many blessings you bestowed on our St. John school and all the ways you served with faith and love.

God bless you Father Kris & Father Danial!

Big picture

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


For Registration, Transportation and Demographic Updates