The Good News - September 11, 2022

St. John XXIII Catholic School

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Leadership Message - Better Together

We have lots of great things happening at our school this week. We look forward to meeting families at our Meet the Staff evening on Wednesday. As we journey together this year, we want to encourage our parents to continue connecting, communicating, and sharing in the faith and learning journeys of your children. You are your child’s first teacher and your presence is such an integral part of our school community.


This week we will have our opening school mass at OLA parish. It is a wonderful opportunity for our home, school, and parish communities to come together to celebrate and support the students that we are blessed to work with this year.


We are here to help make your child's faith and learning journey the best it can be. Please don't hesitate to reach out. We are truly Better Together!

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September 2022

Monday, Sept. 12:

  • Faith Assembly
Wednesday, Sept. 14
  • Back to School Mass 10am at OLA Church
  • Meet the Staff 5:30-6:30
Thursday, Sept. 15
  • Reckie Lloyd K-2 dance (am) & Gr 3-4 Drumming (pm)

LOOKING AHEAD:

Sept 21 - Gr. 1 Prairie Gardens Field Trip

Sept. 22 - Terry Fox Run

Sept. 23 - PD Day- No School for students

Sept. 26-30 - Truth and Reconciliation Week

Sept. 26 - Picture Day for KMW, Gr 1-4

Sept. 27 - KTR Pictures

Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30 - No school - Truth and Reconciliation Day

Meet our Amazing St. John XXIII Staff

We can't wait to see you on Wednesday, Sept. 14 for our Meet the Staff BBQ! The purpose of the Meet the Staff is for families to learn about the St. John team, place faces to names, see your child's learning environments, and build teacher-parent connections.

On Wednesday, we will meet in the gym at 5:30 for prayer and introductions, then you will be able to go check out your child's classroom, take a tour around the school and grab a hamburger or hotdog outside.


Here is a link to find out a little bit more about each of our staff.

Picture Day Sept. 26 for Gr. 1-4 and Kindergarten M/W Sept. 27 Kindergarten T/R

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

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Wellness Considerations

Please note if your child is not feeling well, please keep your child home.

Please follow AHS guidelines if your child has COVID -19. Call 811 for support.

Please note information from AHS: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please use the School Messenger app, or the website go.schoolmessenger.ca to notify the office of any late arrivals, illnesses, or early departures as well as notifying your child’s teacher. Please call the office if you have any issues entering your absence/late arrivals/early departures into School Messenger. 780-998-7777


It is our first priority every morning and afternoon to ensure that all students are accounted for. Using this tool helps us to expedite this process to ensure the safe arrival of all of our students. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our little people safe.

Using SchoolMessenger app 1at Saint John XXIII

IMPORTANT: *Please Update Student Info in your PowerSchool Account*

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

https://eics.powerschool.com/

Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Use the PowersSchool website in the link above.


Under Forms and Fees select SchoolEngage student forms, and please fill out the following:


2022-2023 Demographic Form:

Please complete this Data Verification form so we have current contact information for your child. We are required by Alberta Education to update this yearly. If you have already completed a 2022-2023 Demographic form, please only submit another form if you have had a change in contact information, address etc.


Yearly Consent Forms:

Please digitally consent to the following:

A. 2022-2023 Low Risk Fieldtrip Consent

B. 2022-2023 Responsible Use of Tech Agreement

C. 2022-2023 One to One Use Agreement

D. 2022-2023 Locker Use Agreement


If you require assistance, please contact Mrs. Potter 780-998-7777 or via email stj@eics.ab.ca

Medical Support Plans and EpiPens

Does your child have medical information, a condition the school should be aware of or require medication? If so please complete a B2.) Medical Status Update/Request for Medical Treatment form located in your Parent Portal under SchoolEngage Student Forms on the left. Then choose Student and a new Medical Form will be available for you to complete. This form is required yearly. We use this important information to alert any staff members, including substitute teachers, of any existing medical needs we need to be aware of. If your child has medication at school (in their backpack or in the office) you must fill out the medical form with all relevant information related to the medication. If you child requires use of an EpiPen, please make sure this is filled out ASAP.

Please note: the submission of a Medical Form is required prior to medication being sent to the school.

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

https://eics.powerschool.com/


Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Access PowersSchool via the link above, or from the link on the front page of our website.

Medical Forms:

Sacramental Preparation Info

Our Lady of the Angels Church is happy to be able to celebrate all the different stages of you and your families life in Christ. We have excellent preparation programs for the Sacraments. Below is information about how to begin preparing for the Sacraments.

https://www.olafortsask.caedm.ca/Sacraments

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