The Good News - May 29, 2022

Saint John XXIII Catholic School 2021-2022

Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus. The Feast of the Ascension is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Today, we remember Jesus’ words to His disciples, “ I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”


The ascended Jesus is our source of strength and hope. When the doubt creeps in and the burdens become heavy, may we remember that Jesus is fully present in our lives. By His ascension to Heaven, Jesus made it possible for the Holy Spirit to enter at all times and all places.

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May 2022

Monday, May 30

  • Faith Assembly

Tuesday, May 31

  • Faith Assembly
  • Running Club
  • Priest Visit - grade 2 & K

Wednesday, June 1

  • Grade 4 Visiting St. John Paul II
  • Early Dismissal 2:23 - Beach Day!
  • Hot Lunch KM/W - Booster Juice

Thursday, June 2

  • Hot Lunch - Booster Juice

Friday, June 3


Looking Ahead:

June 6 - M/W Kindergarten T PET birdhouses 9-11

June 7 - Gr 3 and 4 Little Mermaid play, T/R Kindergarten T PET birdhouses 9-11

June 8 - SAB Grad Walk

June 9 - Sports Fun Day

June 10 - Gr 4 Harbour Pool

June 16 - Gr 4 Farewell

June 17 - Gr 3 Ukrainian Village

June 21 - Gr 4 to Millennium

June 23- STJXXIII 7th Annual Talent Show

June 28 - Year End Celebration

Thank you to everyone for celebrating the gift of Catholic Education week last week!

Thank-you parents for choosing Catholic Education and entrusting us with your children. It is a blessing and privilege to walk with each of them on their faith and learning journeys every day.

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School Fees have been applied to your PowerSchool account.

For those students that are participating in field trips, class events etc, school fees have been applied to their account in PowerSchool and are now due. See the link below for assistance with paying fees online. If you have any questions or require assistance with the online payment, please contact our school at 780-998-7777.

Planning for the 2022-2023 school year!

Please let the office know if your family is moving and won't be attending St. John XXIII (or St. John Paul II) for the next school year as we are planning for the 2022-2023 school year. You are not required to submit a new registration form if you are returning next year.

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

**REPORTING ABSENCES** VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR TRACKING OF HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR OUR SCHOOL

A reminder for all families that the AHS Daily Assessment needs to be completed and actioned each morning prior to coming to school. If your child is experiencing symptoms please choose:

  1. Flu-like symptoms
  2. Other Illness or Injury” If they are experiencing symptoms that you do not deem to be flu-like, or your child has a medical appointment.
  3. Parent Excused.” If your child is experiencing no symptoms at all, please choose this. The parent excused absence should only be chosen if you are keeping your child home for a reason that does not pertain to a medical issue. (i.e dance competition, vacation)

Thank you for your diligence and cooperation with this.

Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles! It's a GREAT Day to be a St. John Kid!

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2022-2023 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Kindergarten and new student registration is now open!. The registration form allows parents to choose scheduling preferences. Please note these will be number dependent. Please register early as class placements will take into account: class sizes, student's needs, and scheduling requests.

  • To go to the EICS Kindergarten webpage - please click here. This includes a Kindergarten calculator, programming and transportation information.
  • Early Intervention: PUF Pathways at St. John, screening information click here
  • EICS Flexible Pathways Program here
  • St. John Pathways Program click here
  • EICS Student Registration-click here

Family & Community Services Free Programs

For summer, FCS is offering free programs and camps for children, teens and preschools and their parents/caregivers that promote positive mental health and strengthen social emotional skills. This focus of this year's summer programming is on emotional regulation. Boost your children and teen's ability to self-regulate, cope with stress and work through challenges this summer. Check out Family and Community Services' FREE summer programs. NEW half and full day programs available for children in grades 1 to 6.

Space is limited! For dates, times and locations, visit: strathcona.ca/summeropportunities


Calming Spaces (For parents/caregivers)

Having a calming space in your home helps provide your kids a place to self-regulate and practice positive coping skills. Join us to learn how to create a calming space and for suggestions on how to make it effective for your family.

Supplies included.

Tuesday, June 7

5 - 5:45 p.m.

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Do you know who is on our School Council Executive? Are you wondering about what was shared at the last meeting?


Clink on our school website parent link to find out: click here


Be involved, share your voice, stay connected!

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Spring Photo Update

Lifetouch has processed our spring pictures and the proofs are on their way, but unfortunately there were some errors with some of the students' names and ID numbers. Lifetouch will be sending the correct proofs ASAP, but feel free to contact them when your proofs arrive if you have any questions or concerns.

Please submit your orders online to ensure that pictures are received before the end of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office, 780-998-7777.