The Good News

Saint John XXIII September 29, 2019

Leadership Message

Our Stories Matter…

On Friday St. John XXIII staff, students, and parents continued a part of the story that Terry Fox began in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980. His story and Marathon of Hope is retold again and again in classrooms and homes thirty-nine years later. Our children hear and experience courage, perseverance and hope through the Terry Fox story and know that a story that began many years ago still matters and makes a difference today.

Tomorrow, many of us will wake up and put on an orange shirt in honour of the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada. A story that was shared for some and silenced for others. As we continue to share more stories about the history of those schools and the impact on families and cultures, we listen, learn and go forward today in reconciliation and a commitment to do better. Through story, we are called to remember that every child matters.

Every one of us has our own stories that we show up with every day. These stories shape us into the people we are today. Some stories are difficult, some joyful, some sad, but all important. Through relationships where we can share and celebrate our stories with one another we grow in a community of God’s family where we can Love-First, Last and Always.


Mrs. Boehm

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We Love to Read...Who was it? Who will it be?

This week, Mrs. Little was our Monday Assembly Mystery Reader. She was so excited to share a "teaser" of a story from our library about the very brave bear!

See if you can guess Monday's Mystery Reader...

Thank-you parents for modeling and helping our kids be safe by not crossing our parking lot. Use the path and sidewalks. Please park in designated stalls, do not drop off students in parking lot. Thank-you.

Communication Protocol at Saint John XXIII

Building and maintaining effective relationships between home and school is an important aspect of supporting students' learning and faith journeys. Teachers have multiple ways of communicating with parents about learning outcomes, upcoming events, growth, celebrations, and concerns. This communication can come via email, agendas, newsletters, phone calls, and face to face meetings or conferences.

Your child's teacher is always your first point of contact for any important communication from home, addressing concerns, or seeking clarification.

Thank-you Home Hardware for your donation of bucket drums for our Music Program! Mrs. Schaub is HAPPY!

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This Wednesday is Early Out-Dismissal 2:23 pm. Spirit day-Jersey Day!

OLA Parish News

Fr. Kris’s homilies + vlogs

Important upcoming Sacramental Preparation information: Reconciliation (For Children in Grade 2)

Registration Sept. 3—Oct. 4, 2019

No late registrations will be accepted.

October 12, 2019 OLA mtg. rooms 10:00am (Parents required to stay)

October 19, 2019 OLA mtg. rooms 10:00am (Children only)

October 26, 2019 OLA church 10:00am Celebration

October 24, 2019 OLA mtg. rooms 6:00pm (Make-up class)

Registration forms are available online at or at the church office and at the back of the church. $25.00 fee for each sacrament. Please provide a copy of baptism certificate when registering your child. OLA office contact: 780-998-3288

*Registration form and fee can be dropped at St. John XXIII School (cash or cheque) or at the church office 10004 – 101 St.

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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We had a fantastic turn out to our first Parent School Council meeting of the year. Thanks to all of our parents who came out, shared in important discussions about plans for our year, lunchtime changes, and parking lot safety! It is going to be an amazing year! Do you want to share your time and/or talents with our school to help make St. John XXIII a vibrant place to grow and learn? Please complete and return the volunteer invitations being sent home Monday to see where you can make a difference.

Please join us for our next meeting: Wednesday, October 16th @ 7:00 pm in our Collaboration room. Our grade threes will be highlighted during this meeting by Mrs. Scott & Ms. Bourassa.

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Sept. 30: Monday Assembly 9 am & Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Oct. 1: Circle of Security Program begins 6:30-8 pm OLA School

Oct. 2: Early Dismissal Jersey Day

Oct. 7: Monday Assembly 9 am

Oct. 10: Thanksgiving Mass 1:00 pm OLA Parish

Oct. 11: PD day-No School for students

Oct. 14: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

Oct. 16: Parent School Council Meeting 7 pm Collab room

Oct. 21: Elections Canada-St. John Polling station-gym closed (No Assembly)

Oct. 25: A Story for Every Child pm

Oct. 28: Monday Assembly 9 am, Picture Retake day

It's a Great Day to be a Saint John XXIII Kid!

Terry Fox Run

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