The Good News

Saint John XXIII January 25, 2018

Leadership Message

Welcoming our Littlest Learners to SJXXII: Let them be little...

It is an exciting week for our Saint John XXIII community as Pre-K and Kindergarten registration opened on Tuesday! It is such a special time to welcome our tiniest learners and their families to our school! Being able to be a part of their faith and learning journeys is a tremendous blessing and we are very grateful. As your child’s first and most important teacher, you play an integral part in their education and together, we will help them be all they can be. As parents, we always hope the people who walk with our children see them with the eyes we do and discover their beauty and gifts. As Catholic educators, we are called to see each child as a gift, inherently loved and valued beyond measure. Thank-you for choosing Catholic education and thank-you for choosing Saint John XXIII!


Mrs. Boehm

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We Love to Read...Mrs. Starko recommends:

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration is open! Registrations are only being accepted online. Please go to our school district website: “Parents and Students” “School Registration”. At this time, for our Saint John XXIII students, we are hoping to offer two Kindergarten classes: full days Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs (alternating Fridays) for the 2019-2020 school year. As well as, Pre-K: two classes: 4 mornings per week (8:30-11:30 am) and 4 afternoons per week (12:30-3:30 pm). As always, these programs are dependent upon enrollment.

There will be an Open House on Wednesday, February 27 from 9:15-10:30 am where parents can come visit our school, observe the Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms, take a school tour, and hear the exciting learning journeys of our Pre-K and Kindergarten students. If this date does not work, you can also book a school tour, please contact the office.@ 780-998-7777. We are so excited to journey with our tiniest learners!

*Exciting opportunity for EICS Kindergarten students: Nature Kindergarten Program at Holy Redeemer for 2019-2020. This year, in addition to a child's home Kindergarten program, parents have the opportunity to enroll their children in an extended Kindergarten experience Mondays and Wednesdays at Holy Redeemer Catholic school in the EICS Nature Kindergarten program. There will be a monthly fee and parents are responsible for getting their child to and from the Nature program. More specific details will follow.

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World Read Aloud Day-Feb. 1st Read Aloud. Change the World.

We are very excited to share that our school is participating in World Read Aloud Day on Friday, February 1, 2019. We continue to celebrate our love of literacy at SJXIII by bringing stories to life and engaging our kids in reading together. We will begin our day by listening to the amazing storyteller, Mr. David Bouchard, a Canadian Award winning author. Mr. Bouchard will share the gift of reading and symbols from his Métis heritage with our students. Grades 2-4 9:30-10:30 am and grades K-1 from 10:55-11:25 am. Read more about this amazing Canadian storyteller here.

At 12: 35 pm, we will gather in the gym for a Read Aloud from Mrs. Boehm, followed by small, break-out Read Alouds from SJ staff members around our school. Please feel very welcome to join us in the morning or afternoon and come be a part of our day! Read more about World Read Aloud Day here.

Home invitation: We encourage all of our SJ families to create your own special read aloud moment at home and share this with us. Use #WorldReadAloudDay on Twitter and tag our school @ST_John XXIII and @litworldsays or send us your pictures from home and we can share your awesome moments in our weekly Good News, Twitter, and Facebook page. Send your pictures to Mrs.Boehm Or simply curl up with a book and your child and just enjoy the moment.


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Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...

OLA Parish News

First Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Eligibility: Grade 3 and up (Must have completed the Sacrament of Reconciliation)
Class: Sunday, January 27/19 2:30 pm—4:00 pm
Celebration (all together):
Sunday, February, 24/19 at 2:00 pm
In preparation for their sacramental journey and to encourage
relationships within our parish family and with Jesus, each candidate is welcomed and encouraged to attend all classes.

Saint John XXIII School Council News

Milk Program: Many thanks to our amazing parent volunteer, Juanita Doell! Juanita has been leading our Milk program for our students since September and we are so grateful! Juanita and her family are moving out of province and we wish them continued blessings as they journey to their new community. Many thanks Juanita, you have been MOOvelous!

We are thankful to share that Carla Duttenhoffer & Patty Maciel are picking up the reins and our milk program will continue to be in great hands! Thanks ladies for stepping up for our SJ kids!


Jan. 28: Monday Assembly 9 am

Jan. 30: Grade 2 teacher's Pet presentation: Exploring Liquids

Father Kris/Father Anthony School Visit

Jan. 31: PD day-No School for students

Feb. 1: World Read Aloud Day. AM: Mr. David Bouchard visit 9:30-10:30 am Grades 2-4 10:55-11:25 Grades K-1 PM: School wide Read Aloud 12:35 pm in the gym with Mrs. Boehm, followed by small group break out Read Alouds from SJ staff

Feb. 4: Monday Assembly 9 am. Come and join us

Feb. 6: Grade 4 Symphony Field Trip Early out Dismissal 2:23 pm

*Report Cards live on PowerSchool* Be sure to log on and celebrate the learning!

Feb. 7 & 8: No school for students Teacher's Convention