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Saint John XXIII June 6, 2021

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

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Chief Littlechild and Archbishop Smith's Statement on Kamloops and Reconciliation

Chief Littlechild and Archbishop Smith's Statement on Kamloops and Reconciliation | @ArchEdmonton

Wear orange to show our support and love this Tuesday, June 8th-We can love, we can pray, we can listen...

On Tuesday, June 8th, our EICS schools will be acknowledging the 215 children from the Kamloops residential school grave site discovery. We are asking students and staff to wear an orange shirt on that day, to pause for a moment between 2:00-2:15 pm for a brief recorded message from Central Learning Services and to take a moment of silence in honour of the children. The flags will be raised to full height the following day.


We can love, we can pray, we can listen...we can do better...

St.John Movement Fun Day hosted by our Grade 4 Healthy Living Leadership Team-June 11th

On Friday, June 11th, the Grade 4 Healthy Living Team will be hosting our St. John Movement Fun Day. All students will get the opportunity to participate in five activity stations with their cohort including: a relay race, scream run, and hula hooping contest.


Please make sure your child is dressed for the event with appropriate clothing and shoes as well as has a water bottle that they can take outside. Here are some pictures of the team working hard to prepare an information slideshow for the students and teachers. They are looking forward to building excitement next week by making announcements in the mornings!

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Staff Recognition and Service Awards-We Celebrate our St. John Crew!

On Wednesday, June 2 at our St. John staff meeting, several of our staff were honoured for their years of service. Typically this is celebrated in person but we honoured our staff members via Google Meet! Thank you to Trustee Stewart for joining us. Please help us celebrate the following St. John staff members:

2020

5 Year Recipients:

St. John XXIII: Melanie Doderai, Amy Ekdahl,

25 Year Recipients

St. John XXIII: Yvette Morin

Retirees

St. John XXIII: Suzanne Dexter


2021

15 Year Recipients

St. John XXIII: Bonnie-Lynne Boehm, Roxanne Kellogg

Retirees

St. John XXIII: Rita Astalosch, Lisa Morin

Attention St. John Parents: Action needed-Demographic Confirmation Form 2021/2022

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to inform you that it’s time to update your child’s A.9 2021-2022 Demographic Confirmation Form for the year 2021-2022. Having the most up-to-date information about our students ensures that we receive all available funding to support your child's learning as well as current information to reach you during the day if necessary. The annual consent forms also allow your child full participation in all activities, field trips and events for optimal learning at St. John XXIII Catholic School.

Action Required: We ask that you please complete this form in Powerschool:

You can follow these steps to access, review and submit the form:

1. Log into Powerschool at https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca/public/

2. Under the “Forms & Fees” menu click “School Engage Student Forms

3. Students - Select your child’s name (please complete one form for each child)

4. Click on the word “New” beside the form name (A.9 2021-2022 Demographic Confirmation Form.

Video tutorial link on how to complete the form https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/powerschool-log-in

Thank you in advance for completing these forms so your child experiences the full learning benefits at St. John XXIII Catholic School.

Please contact our secretary, Barbara Potter, in the office at 780-998-7777 if you have any questions.

From EICS Transportation

  • Eligible families have been advised re: the 2020.2021 Transportation Fee Refund Program (Covid related)
  • The initial batch of invoices have been sent out to families who have requested busing for the 2021.2022 school year

Please contact Transportation with any questions or inquiries re: bussing

https://www.eics.ab.ca/transportation

Approved 2021-2022 EICS School Calendar: Mark the dates for next school year

Hotter weather means thirstier kids, please ensure your child brings a water bottle every day!

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Grade 3 students moving to Grade 4

Students entering grade 4 in the fall will need to bring a device to school as another tool for learning. EICS recommends Chromebooks as the ideal device due to price, battery life, fast startup, and usability.


Link to One-to-One Device EICS Info Sheet

School fees are past due, please contact Mrs. Potter if you have any questions or concerns.

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Looking ahead: Mark your calendars

June 8: Wear orange to show your support and love

June 11: Healthy Living Movement Fun Day-dress for moving and bring your water bottles

June 16: PUF Pathways SP transition meets

June 15: Grade 3 information for Grade 4 leadership program.

June 15: Grade 4 Leadership Appreciation Pizza lunch

June 17: Year-End Mass 11:00 am Livestreamed for our four schools

June 17: Grade 4 Farewell for grade 4 students (Video to be shared with families)

June 18: Face to Face Ministries Faith Retreat day for all students

June 18: New teacher meet and greets

June 21: Year-End Faith Assembly Celebrations for staff and students (Individual Cohorted celebrations)

June 23: 6th Annual St. John's Got Talent Show (hosted by our School Spirit Team)

June 25: Final day of school for students. Report cards go live

June 28: Last day of school for staff

Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles! It's a Great Day to be a Saint John Kid!

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To attend mass: PRE- REGISTRATION *REQUIRED* use Sign up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544aaad22a4fb6-mass


You are most welcome to join us for our Livestream Mass at 10:00 am each Sunday on Facebook under our profile: Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Parish

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Saint John XXIII School Council News

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Thank you Parents for a wonderful year! Our School Executive elections will take place in September 2021. June 2 minutes linked below.


We extend our sincere appreciation for our 2020-2021 Executive team: Alana Seymour, Shawnene Wallgreem, Sherry Charron, Leslie-Anne Oshust, Shannon Dahlseide, and Michelle Johnston, for all their hard work, energy, love, and time they have poured into our community this year!

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Thank you to Shannon Dahlseide and Dawn Pinder for stepping up as our new Yearbook team coordinators! Planning for the 2020-2021 yearbook is under way and it is going to be AMAZING! Make plans to order a definite year to remember for your children! Details coming soon!

EICS May 26, 2021 Board Meeting Highlights linked below:

May 2021 GrACE Newsletter linked below:

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Click below to order your St. John XXIII Spirit Wear:

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For Registration, Transportation and Demographic Updates