The Good News

Saint John XXIII February 1, 2019

Leadership Message

Where Stories Take Us…

We were blessed this morning to experience the rich storytelling of Mr. David Bouchard, Canadian award winning author and educator. Mr. Bouchard captivated our staff and students with song, story, music, language, and culture. He connected us to God, to history and to his Métis culture. It was an amazing start to World Read Aloud Day as David truly encompassed the message from his website that, “Reading is for everyone, everyone can read. It takes one book to become a reader. That’s all. It just takes one book.” Mr Bouchard reminded us that we are sculpted by our Creator, and every person has a gift we must discover. What a beautiful connection to our theme that we are all God’s masterpieces.

This afternoon we gathered as a school community to share in a fantastic story about a knight who loves to read, The StoryBook Knight, by Helen & Thomas Docherty. After that, students in mixed groups, enjoyed a tale with one of our Saint John XXIII staff members. We had an amazing World Read Aloud Day together celebrating the many places stories can take us; from our parents’ laps, to far away places, through history and cultures, adventures, and fairy story at a time.


Mrs. Boehm

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We Love to Read...Mrs. Holt recommends:

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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.

Information about the EICS Kindergarten Nature Program Offered for the 2019-2020 school year

Saint John XXIII Spirit Wear

School Spirit wear will be available for ordering on Monday, February 4th until February 25th

Instructions on how to order will be sent home with students on Monday. Please contact Leslie, PSC chair, if you have further questions after Monday.
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Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...

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OLA Parish News

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Saint John XXIII School Council News

Important message from the Playground Society: We will be having a playground meeting February 4th, 7pm at OLA. We will be discussing the fundraising situation and looking for ideas and volunteers. We also have our first fundraiser planned for Saturday, February 9th 12-2 pm. It will be a bottle drive drop off in the St. Andre Bessette high school parking lot. Save your bottles and cans and bring them to us! Let's work together so our children can enjoy rich playground experiences at each school for years to come! y RSVP on our FB event and share it!

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Playground Society"

Great Workshop Opportunity at St. John XXIII: Please join us as we learn together some of the important elements how we can best support our children through our School Council. Please join us on Tuesday February 12 at 6:30 pm for a free a 90 minute workshop hosted by the Alberta School Council Association that focuses on the legislated role of the School Council, explores rights, responsibilities and choices - all welcome, please RSVP at by February 8. We hope you will be able to join us!

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!


Feb. 4: Monday Assembly 9 am. Come and join us

Feb. 6: Grade 4 Symphony Field Trip Early out Dismissal 2:23 pm Spirit Day Theme: Twin/Triplet Day

*Report Cards live on PowerSchool* Be sure to log on and celebrate the learning!

Feb. 7 & 8: No school for students Teacher's Convention