The Good News

Saint John XXIII April 18, 2019

Leadership Message

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. John 4:9


As we enter into Holy Week, we become mindful of the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us and the eternal love of God that surrounds us unconditionally. This week we will remember, pray, weep, and we will rejoice! It can be challenging to talk to young children about the Passion of Christ, however, this is a beautiful opportunity to help our children connect to the core of our Christian faith and the hope for eternal life with God.


There is hope and joy in knowing that after sacrifice and pain comes eternal glory with God, our Father. Sometimes it can be difficult for our children to understand the suffering of Jesus. There is hope in coming together as Christians to love in times of suffering and pain. What do we do when one of our own are hurting or in pain?We pray, we care, we support, we love, we remember God’s love for each of us. Reminding our children that there is a beautiful call for God’s people to respond in crisis and suffering. This is LOVE and FAITH in action! In their worlds, our students respond with LOVE and FAITH when they include others, pray for the needs of others, share their belongings, and love without conditions. May each of us remember to respond to suffering with love and remain steadfast in our joy of the hope that Easter brings!


May you and your family experience the joy and love of God this Easter and always.


Blessings,


Mrs. Boehm

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Our Young Citizens & Earth Day

Message from our SJXXIII Young Citizen Leadership Squad: Earth Day/Week

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is a time to come together and support our environment’s protection from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter, making our lunches litter-less and using less power we are making our world a happier, healthier place to live.


Our school will be participating in all three activities during Earth week. On Tuesday we will all pitch in to beautify our playground and field area by picking up as much litter as we can. On Wednesday we are asking all the students to reduce the amount of waste in their lunches by bringing a litterless lunch. We wonder which class will have the least amount of waste on this day? Our Young Citizens will be giving stickers to all participants. On Thursday the school will participate in 'One hour No power'. Each class will shut off the power for one hour out of the day to reduce the amount of electricity we consume.


Our environment has a large impact on our health and well being. Lets all pitch in and do our part in taking care of the environment.

Catholic Education Week: May 5-May 10, 2019

We will be celebrating the gift of Catholic education the week of May 5-8! We will share and celebrate good news stories from staff, students, and parents during this week. We will be inviting parents to share their experiences with us and invite everyone to wear blue for Catholic schools on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

#IbelieveinCatholicEd

Kindergarten Information Evening: Tuesday, April 30

We will be inviting all 2019-2020 Kindergarten parents to our Kindergarten Information evening, Tuesday, April 30 from 7-8 pm. As we get ready for some of our tiniest learners to grace our SJXXIII village, we want to help families feel welcomed and prepared for the upcoming year.


During the evening we will be:

-sharing information related to what you can expect from our Kindergarten program

-meet Early Learning staff and Administration

-answering any questions

-providing another opportunity to see the learning environments


Community Workshops for Parents and Families: Check it out!

Some upcoming workshops/information sessions are available in our communities:


https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/parents-children-families/children-and-parents/mhcb/parentsupport/

Thank-you to our Grade Fours & Father Anthony for leading our Holy Thursday/Stations of the Cross Celebration today!

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Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...

SJXXIII Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & Concert Thursday, April 25th 8:15 am Concert 9:15 am

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OLA Parish News

Easter Services:

Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 & 11:00 am

Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 19, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 10:30 am & 3:00 pm

Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Sask.: 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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We Believe in Catholic Education

GRACE (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education): The gift of publicly funded Catholic education in Alberta is a true blessing. As a community we are called in gratitude, faith and action to ensure that our children and future generations continue to learn and grow in our Catholic schools. The mission of GRACE is to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in order to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice.


GrACE Facebook page is www.facebook.com/GrACE4cathed

GrACE Twitter address is @GrACE4cathed

Email GrACE at gracedirector7@gmail.com



Next School Council Meeting: Monday, April 29th 7:00 pm Collab Room All parents are members of our School Council and are invited to every meeting!

LOOKING AHEAD...

April 23: Assembly 9 am (Celebrating Earth Day and Week: Young Citizens Presenting)

April 25: Volunteer Appreciation Continental Breakfast 8:15 am and Concert 9:15 am

April 29: Assembly 9 am Easter Mass at OLA Parish 1:00 pm

April 30: Kindergarten Information Evening 7-8 pm

May 1: Early Out Dismissal 2:23 pm Spirit Day: Hats On for Mental Health Awareness, Grade twos to Symphony

May 2: Grade 4 T-Pet presentation

May 6: Assembly 9 am

May 7: Evergreen Performance: Three Little Pigs 9:00 am

May 10: Spring Photos

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