The Good News - May 14, 2023

St. John XXIII Catholic School

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

As our celebration of the Easter season is coming to an end, the liturgy reminds us that Jesus remains with us through the Holy Spirit, who teaches us everything we need to know, reminds us of all that Jesus taught, and brings us peace.

All of us need someone present “in our corner” to embody the Teacher who leads us to be our fullest selves. Jesus did that for the disciples. He taught them in ways that encouraged them to leave their previous lives to follow him in ministry and to change the world in so many ways. In this Sunday's gospel Jesus is doing the brave work of preparing his disciples for the time when soon he will be gone from them and they must carry on his Father's message without him.

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May 2023

Monday, May 15

Tuesday, May 16

  • Father Tomasz visits
  • SAB Peer Mentors Visit
  • Grade 1 TPet
  • Running Club
Wednesday, May 17
  • KMW Strathcona Wilderness Centre 9:00 -12:30

Thursday, May 18

  • KTR Strathcona Wilderness Centre 9:00 -12:30
  • Wear Blue and Walk Together for Catholic Education
  • SAB Peer Mentors Visit

Friday, May 19

  • No School


May 15 - 19 - Catholic Education Week

May 22 - No School

May 23 - Fitset Ninja, Gr 3 TPet

May 25 - Hot Lunch, Volunteer Appreciation event

May 27 - Fish Release Event

May 29 - Gr 2G Fort Precinct

May 30 - Gr 2L Fort Precinct

May 31 - Gr 4 TWOS

June 1 - Grade 2 - Children’s Festival, Gr 4 TPet, JPII visit with Grade 4

June 2 - Pie Throwing Fundraiser

The theme for Catholic Education Week 2023 is "Walking Together in Catholic Education"

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TOMORROW--Monday, May 15th is the deadline to order your 2022-2023 School Yearbook!

You will be able to order and receive your yearbook before the end of this school year!

The order form is now live and closes May 15th at 11:59PM.

Please access the form through your online PowerSchool Parent Portal account.

For instructions on how to complete your purchase, please refer to the link found at the bottom of every newsletter.

See some sample pages below.

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

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Annual talent show: St. John XXIII'S Got Talent

WE are thrilled to announce that The Servant Leadership Squad is hosting the 7th annual school wide talent show! All students are welcome to share the gifts and talents that God has blessed them with during this show.

St. John XXIII’s Got Talent” will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 1:00pm in the gym.

Please stay tuned for more details to come.

2023 19th Annual Real Foundation Golf Tournament

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Reporting Absences

If your child will be away please ensure that you let your teacher know and also submit the absence in School Messenger. There is a link to School Messenger on the main page of our website.

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

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Father Tomasz visits

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Grade 2 Symphony Field Trip

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Growing our brains in the Learning Commons

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Run Club

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Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals

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Grade 4 Mother's Day Projects

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Grade 1 Phys. Ed

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Grade 4 Visit to JPII

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Community Events and Bulletins

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Nature Kindergarten - Registration Form is Now Open - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

For more information about this exciting program, visit the EICS Nature Kindergarten link.

To register in the Nature Kindergarten program at St. John XXIII, please follow the registration link, complete the Kindergarten registration form and then complete the Nature Kindergarten form. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • Age requirement is 5 years old by December 31, 2023
  • Nature Kindergarten will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and scheduled Fridays for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Fees: $425 per month

If you would like more information or have questions, please call the school at 780-998-7777.

2023-2024 Registration Information

Kindergarten and NEW student registration is now open. The registration form allows parents to choose Kindergarten scheduling preferences. Please note these will be number dependent. Please register early as class placements will take into account: class sizes, student's needs, and scheduling requests.

  • To go to the St. John XXIII Kindergarten webpage - please click here. This includes information about Nature Kindergarten, a Kindergarten calculator, programming and transportation information.
  • Pre Kindergarten at St. John, screening information click here
  • EICS Flexible Pathways Program here
  • St. John XXIII Pathways Program click here
  • EICS NEW Student Registration-click here
  • To request transportation, click here

In addition to attending Kindergarten at their community school, EICS offers a supplemental Nature Kindergarten program which operates Tuesday/Thursday and some Fridays. This paid program offers students the opportunity to learn through explorative play, providing an option to attend kindergarten full time.

*Please note, you only need to register your child if they are entering Kindergarten or are brand new to St. John*

Our Lady of Victory Camp

We are thrilled to welcome campers back to Our Lady of Victory Camp in a few short months! Here is the link for more information.
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Hot Lunch

To order, click the link above to create an account, order, and pay. Ordering will remain open until 48 hours before each hot lunch date. Lunches for students that are absent will be donated unless you make school arrangements for pickup by 9 am

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