The Good News

Saint John XXIII February 28, 2020

Leadership Message

Hi, my name is Mya, I’m in grade 4 and this is my 5th year at St.John XXIII. One of the reasons I love my school is we get to be closer to God. I’m on the Healthy Living team.

Being a leader means to me that you help others by being a model, making good decisions, and being a good person. Being a leader to me means that I need to model for other kids how to follow the rules and share your gifts.

I think it’s important for the grade fours to be leaders because it helps us learn how to public speak, plan school activities, work together, and share our ideas.

I’ve learned how to feel more comfortable talking in front of others and sharing my gifts and talents with our community.

My favourite part of being a student leader is I get to help form my school and share my ideas with others.



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Pre-Kindergarten Update 2020-2021

Our Inclusive Pre-Kindergarten program at Saint John XXIII will not be sustainable to continue for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, we are exploring a possible partnership with a local, independent playschool program in our building. As soon as we have more information, we will update our school community.

We are working diligently with our EICS Inclusive Learning Teams in response to the Early Learning funding framework (PUF) released from the government yesterday. We will be communicating with our current families as soon as we have more information to help navigate supports for next year.

We are so proud of the incredible work and foundational learning our Pre-K team has provided for the past few years. Sincere appreciation to Ms. Dexter and her team for all they have done for our SJ Pre-K kiddos!

Accountability Survey-Please complete

The Accountability Survey was mailed to parents in January with a random access code. Please take the time to complete this survey for Alberta Education, we appreciate your voice:

We LOVE to Read...Who was it? Who will it be?

This week our Mystery Reader was Mrs. Doderai, Early Learning Music Specialist. Mrs. Doderai shared a beautiful story based on the famous song, What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

See if you can guess who next year's first Mystery Reader is?

Our Grade 3 Team led our Ash Wednesday celebration beautifully! Thanks to Father Kris and our parents & grandparents who joined us

Thanks Laudith for all you do to keep our Apple Program running for our kids!

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Digital Citizenship and Safety for Kids-Cyberbullying

Each week, we will be sharing some information, websites, and tips for helping our kids navigate the world of technology and on-line safety and etiquette. We will pull items from our Parenting in the Digital Age located on our EICS website, linked here which has links to tips, checklists, and information to support parents.

This week: Digital Citizenship

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Thanks Mrs. L. Morin for bringing Rocks and Rings to our school! It was a sweep!

It's Puddle season! Please send extra clothes with your child

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Blessings and prayers to our Grade 3 students who will celebrate their First Communion this Sunday at 2:00 pm at our OLA Parish

OLA Parish News

First Communion Registration:

For children in Grade 2 registration

deadline April 3, 2020.

Follow the link here on our school website for more information

Penitential Services:

O.L.A. Day of Confessions:

March 12, 2020 9:00am—9:00pm

O.L.A. Confessions: April 3, 2020


Regularly Scheduled Confessions (at OLA)

Tuesday 6:00pm, Wednesday 8:30am

Saturday 4:15pm or call anytime for appointment 780-998-3288.

Looking for something to “take” up in Lent?

Fridays @ 6:30pm Stations of the Cross

@ 7:00pm adoration & reflection

Topic Week #2—March 6, 2020—Prayer at home with Fr. Kris

Thanks Mrs. Gillis and crew for our delicious Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch! Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus!

Saint John XXIII School Council News

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Next Parent Council Meeting: Wednesday, March 18 Collab room 7:00 pm. Please come and be informed of our Assurance Survey and Planning Priorities. We would also appreciate feedback on our website and what enhancements, changes are needed for parents.


Mar. 1: First Eucharist Mass and Celebration 2:00 pm OLA Church

Mar. 2: Assembly 9 am

Mar. 4: Early Out-Dismissal 2:23 pm, School Spirit Day: SJ Spirit wear or school colours-blue & yellow

Mar. 6: PD Day-No School for Students

Mar. 8: Daylight Savings time-Spring ahead, World Day of Prayer OLA Church 7:00 pm

Mar. 9: Assembly 9 am (Valeda House presentation & 3B leading, Choir at Music Festival

Mar. 16: Assembly 9 am

Mar. 18: Open House 9:15-10:30 am, Grade 4 Waste Management Field trip

Mar. 19: Grade 3 Tpet-Peru

Mar. 20: Kindergarten Nature Classroom

Mar. 23: Assembly 9 am, CEPAC meeting 7:00 pm EICS

Mar. 24 & 25: Three Way Conferences (Parent, Student, teacher) Book Fair

Mar. 27-April 6: Spring Break

April 6: Assembly 9 am

It's a Great Day to be a Saint John XXIII Kid!

Pink Shirt: Show Love-Be Kind

Community News: Boys & Girls Club Presents-The 5 Love Languages

Tuesday March 3, 2020 6:30 — 8:00 pm

Join Danyelle Lynch, Registered Psychologist, to develop a better understanding of how adults and children express and experience love. Explore how your child’s attachment style, temperament, and personality can be used to parent in an effective, supportive, loving, and fun way. Based on the work of Dr. Gary Chapman’s book “The 5 Love Languages of Children” and Danyelle's work with children, youth and families.

Child care provided. Please inquire at time of registration.

Reserve your spot for this free workshop by calling Heather @ 780-992-0103 ext 26 or email:

This workshop is provided in partnership with the Community Adult Learning & Literacy Society of Fort Saskatchewan & Strathcona County
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