Principal Update

September 20-24

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The many colours of our JPI Family

Students began the year recognizing the beauty in themselves and in those around them. This picture depicts the diversity within our school and celebrates our individual uniqueness.


We are one at John Paul I

Virtual Meet the Teacher

We are looking forward to having you join our teachers for our Virtual Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 7:30! Please check your email today for an invitation from your child's classroom teacher.

We are so grateful for our parents' engagement and interest in their children's education.

Thank you to our amazing staff who work hard to maintain relationships with our families and continue to build a welcoming and safe JPI learning community.

Welcome to the School Year : Laura Thibert+
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JPI Annual Terry Fox Run

Our students participated in the Terry Fox Run today! Thank you for your generous donations. We will announce the sum of our collection next week.


A shout out to Senorita Herrera, Miss Koller and Mr. Vince for organizing this event for our school community!

Assessment and Reporting

In Edmonton Catholic Schools, we report to parents and students on an ongoing basis. Gone are the days when parents and students would have to wait for a report card to come out just three times a year. We use a gradebook program that integrates with PowerSchool, called PowerTeacher Pro, into which teachers input assessment information as it happens. Parents and students are encouraged to check PowerSchool “Grades and Attendance” regularly to keep up to-date on student progress. If your child is on an individualized program plan, please check the IPP for updates regarding student progress.


Please click on the image above for more information on assessment and reporting.

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Edmonton Public Library Cards

The Edmonton Public Library Card Application is now online. The application form will be accessed from PowerSchool. Please refer to the following instructions: epl-version-2021-1 This form will be accessible all year long through School Engage in PowerSchool but we ask that you direct fill it out before the end of September so we can ensure students receive their card as soon as possible. Once the form has been submitted online, the information will go directly to EPL and the cards will be sent to our school for distribution.

Healthy Hunger

We want to thank Heather and Amy our hot lunch coordinators and all of the parents who donate their time and energy for our children!

Here is some information on our Hot Lunch Program:

  1. Orders MUST be placed and paid online a week prior to the hot lunch through Healthy Hunger website. After this time, there are no cancellations or refunds. (No cash refunds available in the office)
    1. If your child is absent, you can make arrangements to pick-up or give the order to another student. If we do not hear from you, your child’s lunch will be kept in the fridge until the next time they are at school.
    2. If a field trip is booked, we will always do our best to inform you and give you the opportunity to cancel and get a refund but we do not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate.
    3. If you cancel your order one week in advance, you will receive a credit through Healthy Hunger.
  2. Below is the link on how to sign your child up for Hot Lunch Program. Please make sure to select your child's correct classroom.

https://healthyhunger.ca/images/Parents_macro.pdf

Please note that if you registered your child in the previous years, you will still have to register again through this link.

Thank you!

Milk Sales

We will once again be offering milk cards for purchase. Milk will be sold individually for 85 Cents or a milk card for $8.50. You can purchase this through your PowerSchool account.

One Voice

This past Thursday, our school community participated in "One Voice." "One Voice," is a time where we gather together as a Faith community to learn more about our Catholic Faith.


This week we continued our focus on Learning the parts of the Mass.


Here is a link to the song our students have been learning over the past two weeks. You can use it to practice at home!

HP Chromebooks – Compugen ECSD Parent Portal

For families interested in purchasing HP Chromebooks for students, a more user friendly url has been created. Please direct them to the following link for additional information. https://emerge.compugen.com/ECSDParents
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Parish News

First Reconciliation & First Holy Eucharist

Fall Session 2021

The Catholic Parish of Corpus Christi

2707 34 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6T 1P5

Phone: 780.466.7576 Fax: 587.754.1670

Website: www.corpuschristi-edm.ca

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Requirements for Registration

1. Registration for First Reconciliation & First Holy Eucharist form

2. PIPA Registration and Participation Form – Appendix 907B

3. Participation Consent Form and Release – Appendix 907C

The first 3 requirements are available at the parish office,
or online at
http://www.corpuschristi-edm.ca/Ministries/sacraments

4. a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate

5. $20 for each sacramental preparation book & materials ($40 for both)

6. a copy of your child’s First Reconciliation certificate (if received)

¬ Ensure your email address is clearly written on the registration form.

¬ Once you have all the requirements, meet with Sister Delia at the parish office to finalize your child’s registration.

Preparing for Lessons

Your child will receive the following workbook(s):

· Reconciliation/Confession: My Booklet about God’s Love and Forgiveness

· First Holy Eucharist/Communion: My Booklet about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

Ensure your child has completed the readings and activities in the workbooks before attending each lesson, so your child is able to participate and answer questions.

Bus Planner

For information about late bus notifications, please visit our website https://www.ecsd.net/page/34228/transportation-services-bus-delay-notifications, which includes instructions on downloading the new BusPlanner Delays app.

Thank you

JPI Traffic and Parking

The safety of our students as a priority, therefore a clear traffic policy is necessary at JPI School. To inform drivers, we have gone to great lengths to provide proper signage and pylons as markers for key areas. Please read the following information and adhere to our procedures so that we maintain the highest level of safety for your children. Thank you.
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JPI Parking Lot

The parking lot is not for parents in order to create the safest area for our students. The parking lot is reserved for ECSD staff from 8:00 am to 3:40pm. This applies to parents who are dropping off or picking up their child (ren).

Escuela John Paul I School Council...

On Wednesday, we held our first Parent Council Meeting. Despite the restrictions, we were able to meet on Teams and we had 26 parents join us remotely!

All parents are welcome to join our meetings and the link is always shared out to our parent community via SWIFT messaging.


This year we welcome a new Parent Council Chair, Fayaz Kaba who son is in Grade 1!


Please look for information on our next meeting, held on November 3 at 6:00 PM. Please use this link to join us.

Caregiver Series

Caregiver Education through AB Health Services (Link)

These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. This month’s topics are ‘Building Executive Skills: Promoting Success in Learning’, and ‘Technology and the Teenage Brain: Digital Wellness for Families’.


Lunch and Learn Webinars

In our 60 minute lunchtime webinars, we will be looking at how parents and caregivers can support healthy sleep hygiene and scheduling through our two-part series, ‘Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health’. With these two-part sessions, participants are welcome to register for one or both sessions. At the end of September, we are also offering a lunchtime session on ‘More than Just a Bad Day: Understanding Depression in Adolescents’.


Drop-In Series

This fall, we are offering two different session series. Starting Wednesday, Sep 15, we are offering our four-part series on ‘Understanding Anxiety’ and on Thursday, Sep 16, we will begin our seven-part series on “Mental Health and Resiliency”. These evening sessions run for 90 minutes and participants are welcome to register for one, more, or all of the sessions in the series.


  • Caregiver Handout: Going Back to School During COVID-19 – Fall 2021

As children and youth go back to school this fall, many parents and caregivers have concerns about how to help their kids adjust to the change, especially as COVID-19 is still having an impact on our communities. To support families in this transition, a handout is attached to this email that offers tips for helping parents and caregivers to prepare, inform, and support their children and youth towards a successful return to the classroom.


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Upcoming Dates


September 28
  • Virtual Meet the Teacher
  • 6:30-7:30 - Two presentations
  • Teams link will be provided to you by your child's teacher

September 29

  • Truth and Reconciliation School Wide Celebration
  • Orange Shirt Day recognition: students wear orange shirts today

September 30

  • National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
  • No School

October 6

  • Picture Day
  • Individual Pictures

October 8

  • School wide Thanksgiving Celebration

October 11

  • Thanksgiving Day No School today

October 15

  • Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch - Edo