Patriot Post

September 17th - 21st, 2018

This Week at St. JPII

Monday Sept. 17th

Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Tuesday Sept. 18th

Our junior boys volleyball team hosts OLPH at St. JP II today.

Our junior girls volleyball team is away at OLPH in Sherwood Park today.

OLPH is located at 273 Fir Street in Sherwood Park

Both matches begin at 4:00 pm

Wednesday Sept. 19th

Jr. Girls Volleyball Practice 7:00am - 8:00am

Thursday Sept. 20th

Our junior girls volleyball team hosts St. Theresa Hawks at St. JP II today.

Our junior boys volleyball team is away at St. Theresa in Sherwood Park today.

St. Theresa is located at 2021 Brentwood Blvd in Sherwood Park.

Both matches begin at 4:00 pm

Friday Sept. 21st


Principal's Message

Arrival Procedures

Our main entrance school doors will open daily at 7:50am. Students who arrive before the buses will be expected to remain in the common area by the cafeteria tables. This pertains to any Grade 5-8 students who are dropped off by parents/guardians before 8:20am. Please do not use the bus lane to drop off your child.

When buses arrive at 8:20am, those students in the common area will be allowed to go to their lockers to get ready for classes. At no point should any students be going to their lockers prior to 8:20am. Sports teams who practice in the morning will remain in the common area upon finishing their practice until 8:20am as well. The morning warning bell rings at 8:22am and classes begin at 8:30am.

Parent-School Council

A SynerVoice e-mail was sent to all parents on Friday morning advising them of an important Parent-School Council general meeting taking place at the school library on Monday Sept. 17th at 7:00pm.
Please consider either letting your name stand for one of the Executive Positions (Chair/Vice-Chair/Treasurer/Secretary and/or attend the meeting so that we can nominate and vote individuals into these positions.

Chaplain's Corner

24th Sunday of Ordinary time

Last Sunday we saw the story of the healing of a man who was deaf and dumb. It is the beginning of a central learning section in this gospel which finds its partial climax in today’s reading. The story is a kind of parable of how we gradually learn to listen and understand the meaning of Christ’s life and message and how we then learn how to share our experience effectively with others. It is not enough to have heard the message; it has also to be shared and communicated with others. Today’s passage is immediately preceded by another healing story, this time that of a man who was blind. The interesting thing about this story is that his blindness was healed in stages. That is exactly what was happening to the disciples and we see it clearly illustrated in today’s story.

Click on the link above to learn more about today's readings.

Jesus calls on us to be His hands and feet here on earth until he returns. This means that knowing Jesus is our Savior, we are to assist the afflicted to help make their lives better. St. JP II continues to do this as part of our EICS family. Last year, we began working with Valeda House assisting women who are striving to overcome various challenges in their lives. As a school, we raised much needed supplies as well as funds to help the running of the house. We continue this year to work with the rest of EICS schools in an effort to seize the opportunity to do as Jesus asks us as we continue to raise awareness about Valeda House. We also will be continuing to bring much needed relief to those in need through our efforts. Watch for opportunities throughout the school year to help us make this a reality.

God Bless each of you.

We are ALL God's masterpiece.

Vernon Brady


Cafeteria in St. John Paul II Catholic School

Meals available daily: Chicken strips, Pizza-bun (ham or extra cheese), Salad (cheeseburger, chicken caesar, or egg salad), and Sub (chicken salad, egg salad, or ham).

Daily specials: Monday- Spagetti, Tuesday- Chicken Alfredo, Wednesday- Pancake, Thursday- Sweet&Sour Meatballs, and Friday- Chicken Fried Rice

Sides: Apples & Grapes, Apple Sauce, Carrots & Sweet Peas, Cheese Strips, Chocolate Energy Bites, Fresh Fruit Mix, Fresh Veggie Mix, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pretzels, Rice Cereal Square, Vanilla Yogurt, Wowbutter Cookies, 237 mL white milk/chocolate milk, 200 mL juice (apple or orange)

*Menu changes three times per year* All food is prepared to meet school guidelines.

A regular meal with two sides is $6,

you can order a larger portion for $1 more,

and you can add an additional side for $1.

Pre-order online or cash purchases

Online orders- how to get started:

· Visit

· Click the order tab

· Create an account (use the email that is best for receiving receipts and create your own password)

· Choose St John Paul II as your school- lunches can be picked up at the school cafeteria

Dr. Jody Carrington is Coming to the Fort!

EICS is partnering with the City of Fort Saskatchewan to offer two events with Dr. Jody - one geared towards professional caregivers and the other one towards our parents. Please see the attached flyer. The parent session is free and open to all community members!
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Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation that grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school. Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

You are invited to wear an orange shirt on Friday, September 28th!

Visitors To Our School

In the interest of student safety, and to reduce classroom interruptions, we ask that all visitors to the school come directly to the office to sign in. If you need to pick up your child during the school day we are happy to call their classroom and get them to meet you at the office. Thank you for waiting in the office for your child to arrive. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
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