Principal Weekly Update

November 8-12, 2021

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Dear John Paul I Families

Remembrance Day 2021

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

~In Flanders Fields, John McCrae~

The poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ is well known by Canadians. Written by Canadian Lieutenant- Colonel physician John McCrae, it serves to give us a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our own soldiers in the name of freedom and peace around the world. The verse I have shared is a call to action to generations. It reminds us that we have been handed the torch from those who have given their lives, those who have served, and those who continue to serve; we are called to always fight for and uphold peace.

As we mark Remembrance Day this year, I invite you to read this article by our own Dr. Tim Cusack, who also serves as Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. It further reminds us to ‘Make Remembrance Something You Do’.

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

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Water Bottles and Masks

We ask that you please send your child with at least two masks each day as well as a water bottle. Please ensure that these are added to their backpacks each morning prior to leaving for school.

JPI Society

The JPI Society is still looking for a Casino Chari Volunteer. If you are able to help us with this, please contact the office.

JPI Parent Council Fundraiser

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Upcoming Dates

November 10

  • Parent Council Fundraiser begins

November 11-15 Fall Break - No School

November 22

  • 2B & 3A Clay for Kids in-school field trip

November 23

  • 1A & 1B Clay for Kids in-school field trip

November 26

  • 2/3C & 1/2C Clay for Kids in-school field trip

November 29

  • Advent Celebration #1