The Good News

Saint John XXIII April 5, 2021

He is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia!

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Easter Blessings to all our St. John Families! Our Easter Station will be celebrated this week with students!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Boehm!

Good News to Share and Celebrate!

Our very own Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm is the Elk Island Catholic School Division recipient of the Council of Catholic School Superintendents Excellence in Catholic Education Award.

The criteria for this award is someone who:

Models Catholic values, foster the development of the whole child, motivates staff and students to exceed their full potential, works collaboratively with all stakeholders, demonstrates the knowledge of the integration of the Catholic Church teachings in all curriculum, achieves positives results in student learning and demonstrates care for the well-being of students and colleagues by “Seeing Christ in everyone”.

Mrs. Boehm is an inspiring educator who exemplifies Catholic values in her daily interaction with students, staff and families. She absolutely believes that every child is a gift from God, who is created purposefully and perfectly in His image. Under her leadership, our Catholic faith is interwoven throughout every aspect of the day to day happenings around the school. She makes extraordinary contributions to our school ensuring a quality education for all. Mrs. Boehm combines her passion for education with her abilities to lead, challenge, and support the dignity of an inclusive environment. She recognizes the strengths and gifts of others and provides opportunities for others to lead and shine.

Her faith is beautiful as she lives it daily with authenticity. Mrs. Boehm models what it truly means to be a servant leader and she does so with grace and humility. Her belief is that everyone just wants to be seen, heard and valued. She shows up for every single person she encounters with love and she does so with joy.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Boehm and celebrating this outstanding achievement! We ask for God’s blessings on her as she continues His holy work of leading young people and our St. John XXIII Catholic School community.

Mrs. Jackie Comartin, Chaplain

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Please stay diligent with our COVID-19 protocols, including Daily screening, linked below. The safety of all our staff and students continues to be a priority. Thank you for your assistance.

Spring Pictures & Class Picture Day - TOMORROW, 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.

Due to Spring pics, April "Spirit" day will be next Wednesday, April 14th-Show your "rainbow colours" for Autism Acceptance Month!

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Reminder to please send with your child a refillable water bottle every day, as the fountains are for bottle refill only.

Healthy Living Move-a-Thon donations due April 9th

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. Tax receipts are available upon request. Please contact Mrs. Potter if you would like to receive a tax receipt.

Looking ahead: Mark your calendars

April 5: Easter Monday

April 6: Class Pictures & Spring Photos,

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

April 9: Move-a-Thon Donations Due- online and cash/chq

April 13: School Council Meeting 7 pm Google Meet link will be shared that day

April 14: Spirit Day: Show your Rainbow Colours for Autism Acceptance Month

April 16: PD day, no school for students

April 19: Monday Faith Assembly- Grade 4

April 19-23: Indigenous Map

April 21: Spring Plant Sale order deadline

April 26: Monday Faith Assembly- Grade 3

Operation Education Fundraiser

Operation Education is a co-operative fundraising program offered by Boston Pizza. Please bring in your Boston Pizza receipts dated from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, and St. John XXIII will receive a 5% rebate that will help our school community.

Many thanks to parent, Andrea Budgell, for bringing this to our school council and organizing this for us.

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

Stations of the Cross Trail Tales-Thanks to our Chaplain, Mrs. Comartin for leading this for us!

St. John's First Ever Healthy Living Move-A-Thon! Thanks Healthy Leaving leaders and all our participants and sponsors!

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Saturday and Sunday Mass times: Sign up required

Please click on the "SignUpGenius" linked here to stay up to date with our Mass times. Sign up is required for attending Mass at O.L.A. to ensure that we stay within the Archdiocesan Covid-19 guidelines.

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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School Council Spring Plant Fundraiser

Let's get Growing St. John XXIII families!

This spring we are offering a variety of beautiful, locally-grown flowers and plants to help raise money for our Parent School Council who in turn help support our wonderful school with any initiatives that support our kids!.

Please click on the link below for all of the details and to see all of the gorgeous options:

*We have gone contactless!*

Orders must be placed and paid for online in order to abide by COVID protocols.

Feel free to share the link with friends and family to further support our school!

The website is now open for orders and will close at midnight April 21st.
Pick up will be May 7th from St. John XXIII School with more details to come!

Thank you so much for your support!

We couldn't do it without you.

St. John XXIII Catholic School Council

Next School Council meeting is Tuesday, April 13 @ 7 pm via Googlemeet. Googlemeet link will be shared that day via School messenger. 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!

We will be sharing our Assurance Survey celebrations and area of enhancement at the April meet!

To connect with school council executive, email

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