The Good News - May 21, 2023

St. John XXIII Catholic School

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Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus. The Feast of the Ascension is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Today, we remember Jesus’ words to His disciples, “ I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”

The ascended Jesus is our source of strength and hope. When the doubt creeps in and the burdens become heavy, may we remember that Jesus is fully present in our lives. By His ascension to Heaven, Jesus made it possible for the Holy Spirit to enter at all times and all places.

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May 2023

Monday, May 22

  • No School - Victoria Day

Tuesday, May 23

  • Fitset Ninja
  • Running Club
  • Gr 3 TPet
Wednesday, May 24
  • No special events

Thursday, May 25

  • Hot Lunch
  • Volunteer Appreciation event

Friday, May 26

  • Gr 1 Lamb visit


May 27 - Fish Release Event

May 29 - Gr 2G Fort Precinct

May 30 - Gr 2L Fort Precinct

May 31 - Gr 4 TWOS

June 1 - Grade 2 - Children’s Festival, Gr 4 TPet, JPII visit with Grade 4

June 2 - Pie Throwing Fundraiser

June 5 - Gr 1 Zoo to You

June 6 - Gr 1 Flag presentation, Gr 4 Shrek performance at DCC

June 7 - Choral Performance, Early Dismissal

June 8 - PSC Family Farewell BBQ

June 9 - Gr 3 to RAMuseum

Thank you to everyone for celebrating the gift of Catholic Education week last week!

Thank-you parents for choosing Catholic Education and entrusting us with your children. It is a blessing and privilege to walk with each of them on their faith and learning journeys every day.
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GrACE Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Alejandro for winning the K-4 category in Fort Saskatchewan! We are very proud of him.
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Volunteer Appreciation Event

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Grade 3 students moving to Grade 4

Students entering grade 4 in the fall will need to bring a device to school as another tool for learning. EICS recommends Chromebooks as the ideal device due to price, battery life, fast startup, and usability.

Annual talent show: St. John XXIII'S Got Talent

WE are thrilled to announce that The Servant Leadership Squad is hosting the 7th annual school wide talent show! All students are welcome to share the gifts and talents that God has blessed them with during this show.

St. John XXIII’s Got Talent” will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 1:00pm in the gym.

Please stay tuned for more details to come.

Fitset Ninja

Thank you to our Parent School Council for sponsoring this event. We are very excited for our students to experience Fitset Ninja.

We ask that all participants wear close-toed athletic shoes, bring a water bottle, and wear appropriate athletic clothing.

Fish in Schools Program Release Date

Since January SJXXIII has been participating in the Fish in Schools program - a unique and hands-on opportunity to raise rainbow trout from egg to fry right in our own Library Learning Commons.

Aligned with learning objectives identified in the Alberta Education curriculum, Fish in Schools is an education tool supporting the delivery of science and nature topics such as; a trout’s life cycle, fish adaptations, healthy aquatic habitats, and water quality.

It is now time to release our rainbow trout fry to continue their life-cycle journey. Families are welcome to join us at the West Rivers Edge Pavilion on Saturday, May 27th at 12:30 pm when we will release our fry into their natural habitat.

We would like to thank Ms. Bourassa's Grade 3 class and Emma in Grade 4 for their leadership and work on this project!

Should you have any questions about this event you are welcome to contact Mrs. Buban at

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Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles! It's a GREAT Day to be a St. John Kid!

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Asian Folk Tales with Edmonton Author Marty Chan

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Grade 1- Building Things

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Grade 1 - Does It Stack?

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Walking Together for Catholic Education

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Outdoor Classroom Day

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Community Events and Bulletins

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Nature Kindergarten - Registration Form is Now Open - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

For more information about this exciting program, visit the EICS Nature Kindergarten link.

To register in the Nature Kindergarten program at St. John XXIII, please follow the registration link, complete the Kindergarten registration form and then complete the Nature Kindergarten form. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • Age requirement is 5 years old by December 31, 2023
  • Nature Kindergarten will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and scheduled Fridays for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Fees: $425 per month

If you would like more information or have questions, please call the school at 780-998-7777.

2023-2024 Registration Information

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is now open. The registration form allows parents to choose Kindergarten scheduling preferences. Please note these will be number dependent. Please register early as class placements will take into account: class sizes, student's needs, and scheduling requests.

  • To go to the St. John XXIII Kindergarten webpage - please click here. This includes information about Nature Kindergarten, a Kindergarten calculator, programming and transportation information.
  • Pre Kindergarten at St. John, screening information click here
  • EICS Flexible Pathways Program here
  • St. John XXIII Pathways Program click here
  • EICS NEW Student Registration-click here
  • To request transportation, click here

In addition to attending Kindergarten at their community school, EICS offers a supplemental Nature Kindergarten program which operates Tuesday/Thursday and some Fridays. This paid program offers students the opportunity to learn through explorative play, providing an option to attend kindergarten full time.

*Please note, you only need to register your child if they are entering Kindergarten or are brand new to St. John*

Our Lady of Victory Camp

We are thrilled to welcome campers back to Our Lady of Victory Camp in a few short months! Here is the link for more information.
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Hot Lunch

To order, click the link above to create an account, order, and pay. Ordering will remain open until 48 hours before each hot lunch date. Lunches for students that are absent will be donated unless you make school arrangements for pickup by 9 am

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