John Paul I Update

January 21, 2022

Dear Families,

We welcome 2022...and all the possibilities a new year brings.

During the month of January, we will embrace the dreams we hold and the promises we will make to one another as we continue to build and embrace a school culture that celebrates the gifts and talents of our students, staff and par­ent community.

At John Paul I, we have spirit and we are inspired each day to reach out for all we can imagine.

We are a school that believes:

"We All Belong"... Every Child ... Every Day... No Exceptions .

We continue to recognize the presence of God in our daily lives, embracing our faith and modeling our beliefs and values as we continue to care for one another here at John Paul I. In the faces of our children we recognize the presence of God. We see each child as a precious gift. Together, we will continue to serve God through acts of kindness and service that enrich our community and in­volve our children in the spirit of giving. How beautifully we all shared in that spirit of giving at Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.

On behalf of the staff of John Paul I, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a joyful New Year.

We hope that your holidays have been restful, rewarding and filled with the richness of family activities and events.

A beautiful message from Pope Francis: he says,

“Rivers do not drink their own water;

trees do not eat their own fruit;

the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves.

Living for others is a rule of nature.

We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is…

Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.”

Let us all remember then that every changing color of a leaf is beautiful and every changing situation of life is meaningful, both need very clear vision.

So do not grumble or complain, let us instead remember that

Pain is a sign that we are alive,

Problems are a sign that we are strong and

Prayer is a sign we are not alone!!

If we can acknowledge these truths and condition our hearts and minds,

our lives will be more meaningful, different and worthwhile!!

Wishing you a blessed 2022 ahead!

Volunteers Needed for our Casino!

It is time to begin planning for our upcoming Casino. The Casino provides our school with funds to purchase various items to support student learning. One example is the purchase of student Chromebooks is subsidized by the use of Casino funds.

The Casino dates are March 30 and 31, 2022. At this time we are asking for parents to phone th e office to volunteer.

The following positions are available:

General Manager


Chip Runner


Count Room Supervisor

Count Room Worker

Please use this link to sign up to help out.

Be a micro-influencer!

Do you have friends or relatives looking for a school? Tell them about the wonderful programming at our school, in both Spanish and English. Feel free to share this poster, direct them to our website or give them our phone number: 780 462-64481! Our virtual Open House will be on February 10 at 6:30 PM.

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A Message from your Parent Council

In order to seek your feedback, the Parent Council will be including a question in the Principal Weekly Update. Your feedback will assist JPI parents and staff in making our school a vibrant learning community.

Feedback Wanted

Before and After School Care at JPI

Did you know that we now have childcare at the school?

Greenview St. Francis Out of School Care Center is available to support your childcare needs. Please see the information below.

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