The Good News

Saint John XXIII April 26, 2020

Many of us have travelled the road to Emmaus, doubting if God is with us and there He was, walking right beside us the entire journey.

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Leadership Message

We LOVE our SJXXIII Volunteers: Together we can!

This week was full of celebrations! We showed our world some love on Wednesday, April 22 with Earth Day! The next day, we celebrated our AMAZING school secretary, Mrs. Barb Potter, for Administrative Assistant's Day. Thank you to all of you who sent messages and blessings her way!

We need to take some important time to pause and celebrate our valued Saint John XXIII Volunteers now as this week April 19-25 was National Volunteer week. Each year, we plan and set aside a special day or evening to celebrate our SJ volunteers. This year we won't get the same opportunity to shower you with our gratitude at school with a special breakfast or Spring concert or handmade cards from our kids and staff.

That doesn't mean our gratitude is any less...WE LOVE YOU SJ VOLUNTEERS!

We want to take this opportunity, on behalf of all our Saint John XXIII kids and staff to extend our sincere gratitude and love to each and every one of our treasured volunteers.

Thank you to our School Council Executive members: Chair: Leslie-Anne Oshust, Co-Chair: Vanessa Gillis, Vice-Chair: Alana Seymour, Treasurer: Sherry Charron, and Secretary: Corrine Hill. Thank you ladies for the extensive time and energy you give to our school community.

Thank you to our daily parent volunteers who devote so much to enhance our school community. We are so grateful for your contributions to our: Apple Program, Hot Lunches, Milk, Reading, Library/Learning Commons, Office help, School Clothing, Dances, and classroom help.

Special thanks is extended to our volunteers from our parish and our community, who continue to share their time and gifts with our school community.

It truly takes a village and for each and every one of you who contribute in any way, we thank you and celebrate you EVERY DAY!


Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm, Principal

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Mrs. Boehm's Weekly Challenge: Love-First, Last and Always

This week's challenge: What can you do with sidewalk chalk?

Get creative and share your artistic creations and/or messages with us!

Please send your weekly challenge picture to Mrs. Boehm We will post these on our various school sites (Twitter, Facebook, and Weekly Smore).

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Last week's challenge: Create the word: Love Thanks to everyone who submitted-you are so creative!

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New Mystery Reader Clues

Our Mystery Reader Clues for next week are:

  1. Has two children that used to attend Saint John XXIII
  2. Loves to waterski and watch baseball
  3. Favourite animal is a turtle

Mrs. Hessing and Mrs. Luyckfassel were our last two Mystery Readers. Click on the links below to listen to the stories they chose to read. (Please do not share link or repost as we have special copyright permission to send via an unlisted link)

Mystery Reader April 22, 2020 Mrs. Luyckfassel
Mystery Reader Mrs Heesing

From the Music Room of Mrs. Schaub

Hello St. John Families! I miss hearing your beautiful voices in the music room. I know many of you will want to find ways to be musical at home, so I created a website for you! On this website you can find song-based picture books, name that tune, music activities, Sing Alongs, and more! Keep singing!

Subscribe to our School Youtube channel. Our Monday assembly will be ready at 7 am tomorrow here. Linked below

OLA Parish Connection

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Coping & Connection for Children & Families During COVID-19 links and resources below: Take care of you

EICS Resources: Linked below

Recommended read: Exceptional Resource for your family during COVID

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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We will be sharing our PSC meeting date and time for our virtual May meeting soon. Stay tuned.

LOOKING AHEAD...A week at a glance

Monday, April 27: Weekly Challenge: What can you do with sidewalk chalk?

Monday, April 20:

Monday "Virtual" Assembly-live on our school Youtube channel at 7 am. Will also be sent via your child/s teacher.

Remote learning classes continue-please make sure you are connected to your child's classroom

Tuesday, April 21:

Remote learning classes continue-please make sure you are connected to your child's classroom

Wednesday, April 22:

Remote learning classes continue

Thursday, April 23:

Remote learning classes continue

Friday, April 24: "Hats on for Mental Health-Hats on for Awareness"

Remote learning classes continue

We want to continue sharing: Please send and share pictures from home that you are comfortable sharing in our weekly newsletters to Mrs. (just please make sure your child's name is not in the pic)

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

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