The Good News
September 25, 2016 - St. John XXIII School
Leadership Team Message
Crisp air, lovely leaves, sweaters, boots and scarves. Let's not forget "Pumpkin Spiced" anything! What a beautiful weekend! Autumn is upon us and the trees are showing us how lovely they are!
We have a very busy week ahead. Please take the time to read this week's memo.
Mrs. Melnyk and Mrs. Weller
News from Student Transportation
School Bus Safety
Mr. Berg's Counsellor's Corner
Student Fees and Forms
Also found on your child's PowerSchool account, under the "Forms and Fees" tab, are many of the consent forms that have been sent out on paper in the past. These forms include the annual field trip consent form which needs to be completed before your child will be allowed to participate in any off-site school activities. Please complete these forms as soon as possible as we have many classes who have field trips planned for next week! Please see our school website for further instructions.
School Fees & Waiver Forms
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, EICS is offering a Fee Waiver Program again this year.
Please visit: https://www.eics.ab.ca/download/77800 to download a copy of the forms to fill out.
Please not that all applications must be received at EICS by December 12th, 2016.
Emergency / Medical Forms
Medication will only be accepted with fully completed forms. EpiPens – Capital Health recommends that children who have severe allergies and require an EpiPen carry these EpiPens with them at all times. Many children carry an EpiPen with them in a “fanny pack”. We would like to see all children carry their EpiPens with them; however, some parents prefer that the EpiPens be stored in the office area. If your child will not carry his/her EpiPen, we ask that you provide two EpiPens: one for the office and one for the classroom. If you are only supplying one EpiPen, please submit a letter indicating this. Students may carry their inhalers in their backpacks or store in the office.
Grade Three SLA's "Student Learning Achievement"
Grade 3 students will be participating in Alberta Education Student Learning Assessments in October. This assessment enables teachers to learn about and identify student strengths and areas of growth at the beginning of the school year. Information will be sent home with grade 3 students very soon. If you have questions, please contact your child's grade three teacher: Ms. Stanna Kelava, Mrs. Lisa Morin, Mrs. Yvette Morin, or Mrs. Kerri DeChamplain.
Terry Fox Run
Thursday, Sep. 29th, 2-3pm
St. John XXIII Catholic School Fort Saskatchewan
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
St. Andre Bessette Site Blessing & Sod Turning
Bishop Gregory Bittman, Minister Brian Mason, Jessica Littlewood, MLA, Mayor Gale Katchur, EICS Board Chair Justine Wright, Superintendent Michael Hauptman,
Mrs. Simone Bessette, and two students from Saint John Paul II Catholic School who will be in the first graduating class of the new school.
Looking Ahead . . .
September 26 Altar Server training 6:30 - 7:30 pm at OLA Church (Grade 3 and up)
September 27 Lifetouch School Picture Day
September 28 Grade 4 Leadership Retreat
September 29 Grade 2 field trip to Prairie Gardens
September 29 Mary Brown's Hot Lunch (for students who pre-ordered)
(Grade 2 classes will have their hot lunch on September 30th)
September 29 School-wide assembly - please join us at 1:30 in the gym!
September 29 St. John XXIII's Annual Terry Fox Run at 2:00 pm
September 30 First Nations Metis & Inuit (FNMI) activities all day in the gym
October 2 Altar Server Bowling & Pizza Night 4:00 - 6:00 pm
(call Laura to register 780-998-9984)
October 3 - 6 Read In Week: One World, Many Voices
October 3 & 4 Grade 1 T-Pet Presentations
October 5 No School for ECS Students
October 5 Early Dismissal at 2:14 pm
October 6 School Thanksgiving Mass 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Angels Church
October 7 PD Day - No School for Students
October 10 Thanksgiving Day - No School
October 11 PSC Meeting 7pm - Library