The Good News - February 19th, 2023

St. John XXIII Catholic School

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Leadership Message

In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus is inviting us to respond to challenges as he did – by loving all people. This means treating all people with respect, mercy, and generosity, including the people who we might consider our enemies. This is what we are called to do, even when it is difficult. At our core, each of us knows we are made to be loving.

I'm thankful that I get to witness the incredible love that is displayed daily by staff and students at our school.

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February 2023

Monday, Feb. 20

  • Family Day - school closed

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Breakfast Snack from Eggcellent P'Eats
  • Gr 1 Dr. Turner Lodge
  • Pink Shirt day

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • Ash Wednesday

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • Hot Lunch
  • Gr 2 TPet
  • 100 Day of school

Friday, Feb. 24

  • Regular School Day - no special events


Feb. 27 - Reckie Lloyd Drumming

Mar 1 - Early Dismissal 2:15

March 3 - No School PD Day

March 8 - Hot Lunch

Shrove Tuesday: Pancake Snack on Tuesday, February 21st

In preparation for the season of Lent, we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, February 21st with a Pancake snack served at lunch time. Eggcellent P'Eats has graciously offered to provide our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Snack!

This is a special, faith tradition for our school community and we are so grateful to Eggcellent P'Eats for the love and support they've shown our St. John XXIII family.

Remember that students will still need to pack snacks for the day, as well as anything else they might want in their lunch in addition to the pancakes.

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Ash Wednesday: The Season of Lent begins

We continue to be so blessed to be able to celebrate our faith during the Liturgical year. The season of Lent begins this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.

Father Tomasz will lead mass for school community at 12:30pm in our school gym. During our mass, staff and students will receive ashes on their forehead. Every year, the ashes for Ash Wednesday are made by burning the palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.

Pink Shirt Day Tuesday, February 21

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2023-2024 School Calendar

The 2023-2024 school year calendars have been approved by the EICS Board of Trustees and are now available for viewing.

Please visit the EICS blog post linked here

Direct Link to calendar Page linked here and can also be found on our website.

Planning for Next 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 2023-2024 school year. You are not required to submit a new registration form if you are returning to St. John XXIII or moving to St. John Paul II next year.

Oliver would like to say THANK YOU for donating and supporting Kids Cancer Care!

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Thank you families for sending your kids dressed and ready for outdoor play each day.

We are in urgent need of new socks and comfy pants (no jeans please) in all sizes (4 and up) to keep in the office.

As weather changes quickly, please send in layers. An extra pair of gloves and socks are great to have in backpacks on those wet days.

Thank you for your consideration.

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

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Valentine's Day

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Our Learning Commons

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Vertical Math in Grade 4

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Lego Prayers

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! We are excited to welcome our new St. John XXIII learners!

Kindergarten and NEW student registration opened ONLINE February 1st, 2023. The registration form allows parents to choose Kindergarten 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.
  • Pre Kindergarten at St. John, screening information click here
  • EICS Flexible Pathways Program here
  • St. John XXIII Pathways Program click here
  • EICS NEW Student Registration-click here
  • To request transportation, click here

In addition to attending Kindergarten at their community school, EICS offers a supplemental Nature Kindergarten program which operates Mondays/Wednesdays and some Fridays. This paid program offers students the opportunity to learn through explorative play, providing an option to attend kindergarten full time. Please click the link below for more information on this optional program.

*Please note, you only need to register your child if they are entering Kindergarten or brand new to St. John*

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Community Events and Bulletins

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Family and Community Support Services present "The Great Disconnect"

On February 23, Family and Community Support Services is hosting a free screening at the Shell Theatre of “The Great Disconnect” at 7pm. Booths will be set up in the lobby before and after the show highlighting different ways to connect with each other in our community.

Free tickets can be obtained by visiting Ticketpro, calling 780-992-6400 or in person at the Dow Centennial Centre and City Hall front desk.

OLA Parish News:

Our Lady of the Angels Parish

OLA parish is preparing a pictorial directory for our parishioners at the church. The days that family photos will be taken at the church are on Tuesday, March 28th to Saturday April 1st and Friday June 9th and Saturday June10th.

Each family will get a free 8x10 photo.

Please register for your family photo at the parish office by calling (780) 998-3288.

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Hot Lunch

To order, go directly to the website where you will create an account, add your students, order, and pay. Ordering will remain open until a week before each hot lunch date: Feb 23, March 8 & 23

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