The Good News

Saint John XXIII February 14, 2020

Leadership Message

Remember, You are Loved…Happy Valentine’s Day!


“Mrs. Boehm, what’s your favourite animal? I hope it’s a parrot because I made you a Valentine with a parrot!”


Of course I love parrots and bears and turtles and the beautiful impressionist drawing yet to be determined... I love each one because of the care and love that was taken to be remembered and valued. I am certain that many parents ran around Walmart or the Dollar store helping your child pick out that box of very special Valentines or perhaps you helped with materials from home to glitter, glue, and create. As your child took the time to write each name on a tiny valentine and remembered the value of that peer or teacher or principal, our elementary children remind us of the importance of acceptance and inclusion. They wrote each name simply because they know-without question-that each person belongs and has value.


At the end of announcements every day, the last thing our students hear is, “Remember you are loved”. It is simple and yet, important, that each of our students has a daily reminder that they are welcome, belong, valued, and most importantly, loved. We recognize that, as parents, every day you send us your most precious gifts and we respond with joy and hope in the good work we do together.


We “love” each day, not just on Valentine’s Day but each day, because this is how we are called to love. God’s love letter to us didn’t come with a parrot or a box of hearts but in and through His son, Jesus, who showed us how to love one another.


Blessings,

Mrs. Boehm

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

This week our Mystery Reader was Mrs Schaub. Music teacher, who shared a favourite library story about how all are welcome and of course, she sang a snippet of it!

See if you can guess who next year's first Mystery Reader is?

Celebrating 100th day of school on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for 1-4 students!

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Open House-March 18th! Come see our village in action!

New to Kindergarten or our community, or will be? You are invited to attend our Open House on Wednesday, March 18th from 9:15-10:30 am. Come and see our classrooms, meet our staff and have a school tour! We recognize that Kindergarten is often the first steps on the school journey for your children and having a chance to visit our classrooms while in action is a fantastic way to see the amazing learning environments at our school.


To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, your child must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2020. Catholic Education is more than just attending a Catholic School. It’s an opportunity to embrace God’s love and share His gift of joy in our families, parish and faith/ learning communities.


We love our school and would love to journey with your child! Come and visit St. John XXIII School. For more information, please contact the school at 780-998-7777. There will also be a Kindergarten information evening in May once our enrolment and classes are confirmed.


*Pre-Kindergarten: We are just waiting for the funding framework and budget to be released before any Pre-K program planning decisions are made. Information will be shared as soon as we can.

EICS Assurance Survey-Help us continue making our school a great place to be!

Your voice matters! Our Assurance Survey for students, parents and staff is one of the important ways we gather information to collaboratively plan for our school community! Love something we are doing-tell us so we can keep it going! Have a suggestion for enhancement-tell us!


EICS Assurance Survey: Our district survey (Jan. 27-Feb. 20)You should have received an email with this survey link: EICS Assurance Survey

Show Love-Be Kind-It's growing this month!

Digital Citizenship and Safety for Kids-This week: Managing Screen Time

Each week, we will be sharing some information, websites, and tips for helping our kids navigate the world of technology and on-line safety and etiquette. We will pull items from our Parenting in the Digital Age located on our EICS website, linked here which has links to tips, checklists, and information to support parents.


This week: Tips for managing screen time: click below

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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Shrove Tuesday Brunch Volunteers needed Feb. 25, 2020: PSC is looking for 5 volunteers to help with Shrove Tuesday. Duties include, serving pancakes to the students and cleaning up after. Volunteers are asked to arrive for 10 am. Please email Vanessa to sign up: vanessa_burns@hotmail.com


Next school council meeting: February 18, 2020 7 pm Collaboration Room.

LOOKING AHEAD...

Feb. 14: No School for students-PD day

Feb. 17: Family Day-No school

Feb. 18: Tuesday assembly 9 am, PSC meeting 7:00 pm Collab room

Feb. 19: 100th Day of school grades 1-4

Feb. 21: Rocks & Rings

Feb. 24: Monday Assembly 9 am

Feb. 25: Shrove Tuesday Brunch

Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday 11 am celebration @school Pink Shirt Day: Show Love-Be Kind

Feb. 26: Hot Lunch-Panago Wednesday Kindergarten

Feb. 27: Hot Lunch-Panago & Grade 2 TPet-Magnets

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

Grade 4 Valentine's Shared Lunch

Learning Commons-4H STEM Project

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