The Good News

Saint John XXIII February 14, 2019

Leadership Message

Listen, Learn, Have fun!

As I was outside one morning this week I had the blessing of watching one of our dads go through a morning ritual with his daughter before school. Before she ran off to greet her friends and start her day, he asked, "What are you going to do today?" To which she enthusiastically replied, "Listen, learn and have fun!" What a beautiful moment to observe.

Two things struck me...first, the joy that was evident from parent to child about learning and school. Parents are a child's first and most important teacher and modeling a love of learning to our children creates a solid foundation for life-long learning. Teaching our children that school is a place and space where learning is important helps build their intrinsic motivation. It is fun to learn, grow and connect!

The second thing that was apparent was the simple but powerful message of responsibility. Helping teach our kids that they are the captains of their ships of learning, we are their crew. Learning is not something that is done to you, it is a interactive and active process that builds brains and fosters relationships.

We know that many parents have similar morning routines that foster a love of learning. Even on those challenging mornings of "I don't want to...I am nervous...I don't think I can do it...", thank-you parents and guardians for bringing them and modeling that school is a safe and caring, faith-filled place where important learning and growing happens every moment. Thank-you for your partnership and entrusting us with your most precious gifts.

Have an amazing Family Day weekend-may God's abundant blessings surround your family this weekend and always!


Mrs. Boehm

Welcome to our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Cathy Hinger!

Dear St.John XXIII Families,

I am very excited to be joining the fantastic team here at St. John XXIII Catholic School as Assistant Principal and Grade Four teacher. I have been an educator for 15 years and have been blessed to teach and coach a number of grades from grade 2 to 8. Over the years I have had great opportunities as a teacher and administrator to learn and grow in my Catholic faith and in my professional practice and I am dedicated to learn and lead in a faith-based, inclusive, student centered environment.

On a personal note, my favourite things to do is to spend time with my family. We like to do many activities together but most of all we like relaxing at our family cabin. I love to read, cook, garden and participate in activities that keeps me active.

My vision for students is to build their foundation in faith based upon the teachings of Jesus. I strongly believe students need to feel supported, encouraged, engaged and challenged in their learning and that through positive relationships with others can strive to be the best they can be.

I look forward to being part of the St. John XXIII school community and welcome the opportunities I will have to meet you.

Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Cathy Hinger

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Registration is now open for our 2019-2020 School Year for Pre-K-Grade 4

In need: Clothing (Boy's)

We are low on our extra clothes for our students, especially items for boys. If your child has borrowed some of our extra clothing, would you please kindly return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible.

If you have any gently used extra boy's clothing, especially sweats, pants and underwear, we would be very grateful.

EICS Demograhic forms: If you received an email for forms to be updated this week, please complete and submit ASAP.

Busing Requests for 2019-2020 now open

EICS Transportation is now beginning the process of planning routes for the 2019-2020 school year. For those parents who have students in any EICS school that are going to another EICS school, please remember that you must complete a busing request form online.

Essentially, there are no automatic assignments of busing from one EICS school to another EICS school from year-to-year when changing school locations. If your child is going from one school to another - a request must be submitted prior to June 2019. Click here to access the online Transportation busing request form

Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House: Come and See our St. John XXIII Village in Action

If you have registered your child for our Pre-K or Kindergarten (ECS) this fall or are planning to do so, you are invited to attend our Open House on Wednesday, Feb 27 from 9:15-10:30 am. Come and see our classrooms, meet our staff and have a school tour! We recognize that Pre-K and Kindergarten are 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.

ECS programs are designed for children who will be five years of age before January 1, 2020. Pre-K programs are designed for children who will be four years of age before January 1, 2020 or three years of age (with PUF Funding) before January 1, 2020. Choosing 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 once our enrollment and classes are confirmed.

How to use Google tools to support your EICS student

Did you know your child, as an EICS student, has access to G Suite for Education? These tools allow students to access, share, and create knowledge that supports their learning. On Feb. 28 from 7:00-8: 30 pm, come to learn what Google for Education tools your child has access to and explore how to use those tools to support them at home. This session is for all learners, whether you are a beginner or have experience with technology.

There are limited spaces so please register here or go to

Please come with your child's EICS login information (if you don't know how to access this please ask your child or your child's teacher). If you don't have this, we will have alternative logins so all participants can participate.

Saint John XXIII Spirit Wear

School Spirit wear will be available for ordering on PowerSchool until February 25th. Samples for sizing are in the office.
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Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...

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OLA Parish News

First Eucharist Celebration February 24, 2019 2:00 pm.

Saint John XXIII School Council News

Help us celebrate Shrove Tuesday with our SJ kids: Volunteers Needed: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 The School Council is looking for a volunteer to help coordinate Shrove Tuesday, 3 - 4 additional volunteers to help set-up, serve and clean-up after the pancake feast. The Knights of Columbus have graciously volunteered to cook pancakes for everyone. The School Council will be purchasing the supplies. Please let us know if you can help by emailing: Thank you!

Hot Lunch Dates:

Feb 28: Boston Pizza

March 14: Fort High

April 4: Chopped Leaf

April 18: Fort High


Feb. 15: No school for students-PD day

Feb. 18: No school-Family Day

Feb. 19: Assembly 9:00 am

Feb. 21: 100th Day of School

Feb. 22: Grade 3 Peruvian Masks

Feb. 24: First Eucharist Celebration 2:00 pm OLA Parish

Feb. 25: Monday Assembly 9:00 am

Feb. 27: Pink Shirt Day Prek & Kindergarten Open House 9:15-10:30 am

Feb. 28: Hot Lunch: Boston Pizza

March 1: Grade 4 Ski Trip Sunridge