The Good News - October 23, 2022

St. John XXIII Catholic School

Leadership Message

Making the moments count, being present, and integrating faith in all we do is clearly evident in every learning space and place at St. John!

We are reminded in today's Gospel that it is important for all of us to remember that God wants to hear our genuine prayers and welcomes us to come to Him with our requests. Our lives are not about our own work but depend on what God does in and through us.

Our Team SJXXIII continues to follow Jesus, doing God's work every day by rising up to meet students and families where they are at and take them to places they are called to be. It is noticed and appreciated!

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October 2022

Monday, Oct. 24:

  • Faith Assembly
  • Halloween Dance ticket form closes at NOON
  • Gr 4 Teacher's Pet
Tuesday, Oct. 25:
  • Father Tomasz visit
  • Grade 1 SAB Field Trip
Wednesday, Oct. 26:
  • No events in the calendar
Thursday, Oct. 27:
  • No events in the calendar
Friday, Oct 28:
  • Gr. 3 Teacher's Pet
  • Halloween Family Dance 6:30-9


Oct. 31 - Halloween

Nov. 1 - Earth Ranger Presentation

Nov. 2 - 3 Way Conferences 3:00-6:00
Nov. 3 - 3 Way Conferences 4:00-7:00

Nov. 3 - Picture retakes

Nov. 4 - Remembrance Day Ceremony

Nov. 4 - 3 Way Conferences- Kindergarten only

Nov. 7-11 - No School Fall Break

Nov. 13 Catholic Education Sunday

One School One Book!

It has been a great start to our first week of reading "The Wild Robot". It is not too late to get started reading. Please refer to the reading schedule that was sent home in the blue backpack and click on the link if your child would like to hear a staff member read to them.

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Upcoming Conferences Nov. 2 and 3

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd from 3:00-6:00 and Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00-7:00. Kindergarten will have additional time slots on Friday, November 4th. The first 2 hours of each night will be in person conferences, and the last hour will be virtual via Google Meets. Details will be sent home early this week.

Your child's Evidence of Learning journey will be shared with this week. We are looking forward to connecting with you and your child to celebrate their learning progress and together, setting learning goals for their future growth.

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Hot Lunch - It’s back!!

This year we will be using the local company Fort Sask Lunchbox for our hot lunch program. Fort Sask Lunchbox creates kid friendly meals that are not only delicious but fresh and made with whole foods. We are very excited about this shift!

Each hot lunch menu will include two choices of a main meal with sides and beverages as optional add ons.
Meals will be available every two weeks, alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays, in order to ensure our kinders get to enjoy the program too.

To order, go directly to the website where you will create an account, add your students, order, and pay.
Ordering will remain open until a week before each hot lunch date.

Hot lunch dates are posted until Christmas and will be as follows:
Thursday November 3rd
Wednesday November 16
Thursday December 1
Wednesday December 14

*IF you have a child in kindergarten, please only order for the dates that your child attends school. There is only hot lunch on the dates listed.*
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Halloween is approaching and is a very fun time of year for children. Our commitment is to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students and we appreciate your cooperation. Specific Halloween information will be shared by your child’s teacher on class dojo, but here are a few school-wide Halloween happenings...

  1. Students and staff come dressed for the day on Monday, October 31st! (T/R Kindergarten will be celebrating on Thursday, Oct. 27th) . Please have children come dressed and ready for the day so parents can assist with any makeup or tricky costume pieces at home before school.

  2. Students who are dressing up are asked to keep costumes school appropriate (not too scary or gory) and leave any weapons at home. We have very little people at Saint John XXIII and we want Halloween to be a positive school experience for all.

  3. There will be a "Halloween Parade '' together in the gym. It will begin with Kindergarten and end with Grade 4 for the students to share their costumes with our school friends.

  4. Individual classes will be doing their own Halloween activities during the afternoon.

  5. Please note, in alignment with our Nutrition AP, we will not be able to distribute any Halloween treats or snacks sent in from home. Some classes will be having snacks as part of their afternoon, those teachers will communicate with those families.

Thank you parents for your continued support and for helping us infuse JOY for our kids! It's going to be "spooktacular"!

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School Council Halloween Dance Tickets Form Closes Tuesday, Oct. 25th at NOON

School Council is very excited to host our annual Halloween dance this year!

Friday, October 28, 2022

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Please join us for dancing and a great time for the whole family. Snacks, drinks and glow-sticks will be available to purchase. Tickets are $5 per individual and families of 4-10 people are $20 (immediate family only).Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis so that we can adhere to our safety capacity regulations. Tickets are available to purchase through PowerSchool from

October 10th to noon on October 25th. We look forward to seeing you at the dance!

Please see instructions below for ordering and making payment through PowerSchool. Please call the office if you need assistance. 780-998-7777

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Big Box of Cards PSC Fundraiser

Remember to return the starter box by November 4th if you are not ordering any boxes.

Orders can be placed until November 13th - via PowerSchool (see instructions above)

Thank you for your participation in this fundraising campaign! Please remember that all funds raised will go directly towards initiatives that benefit the students.


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

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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.

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