The Good News
Saint John XXIII November 1, 2019
Catholic Education Sunday: The Gift of our Catholic Schools
What a joy it is to be able to celebrate our Catholic Education this weekend together at mass. We are grateful everyday for the blessing and privilege to walk with each of your children on their journey of faith and learning. Thank-you for the trust you have placed in each of us, as Catholic Educators, to teach and care for your children.
Catholic Education "Sunday" (or Saturday for us this year) is a special day for all of us to recognize and celebrate the publicly funded opportunity our Catholic schools have to enrich the lives of our children with a foundation of faith. Catholic schools and Catholic education are the definition of inclusive education, as the word Catholic literally means universal. In our school community, students are taught and modeled a respect for diversity-to love and be loved as God showed us first, last, and always. Together, with our parents and parish, we rejoice in the beauty of each child and the opportunity to bring our students to Jesus every day!
Please join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the 5:15 pm mass to celebrate Catholic Education Sunday with our friends from the Saint John XXIII and St. André Bessette communities. Come and celebrate Catholic Education from our littlest learners to the biggest, together in community.
Watch our EICS Catholic Education Sunday video here.
GRACE (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education): An invitation Monday evening to hear more about Catholic Education in Alberta
School Fees Updated on PowerSchool Parent Portal
An opportunity for the student, parent and teacher to engage in conversations around the strengths, area of growth and next steps of the student is coming up. These three-way conferences will occur on:
November 6th (3-6 pm) & 7th (4-7 pm)
Please book your time through our on-line booking system which will enable you to schedule a conference time that is convenient for your family. Please follow the instructions below:
1. Go to www.schoolinterviews.ca
2. Enter the code "pjbbk" and press GO
3. Enter your details
4. Select the teachers you wish to see
5. Select the appointment times that suit your family best
6. Click Finish
The website will be live until Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00 am. Thank-you for your investment into your child's learning. We look forward to celebrating and sharing your child's learning progress so far.
We LOVE to Read...Who was it? Who will it be?
See if you can guess Monday's Mystery Reader...
A "Homegrown" Book Fair: Grade 3s as Young Disciples and Citizens
Grade 3 proudly presents “A Homegrown Bookfair”
Attention Families, Students, and Friends of St. John XXIII:
This year we are not having a Scholastic Bookfair until the Spring, but not to worry! Grade threes have a plan. We invite all of you to donate your gently used books during the entire month of November. This could include:
● Picture books
● Board Books
● Non-fiction books
● Chapter books
● Comic books
● Novels for grown ups
● Recipe Books
● Travel Books
● Coffee Table Books
● Poetry Books
● Craft Books
● Any book you think will make a great gift
For your convenience, there will be book donation boxes set up outside of both grade three classrooms and the library.
On Friday, December 6th, Grade threes will host, “A Homegrown Bookfair”. All books will be 50 cents each. Students will come with their class and can shop for themselves and for Christmas gifts. All money raised will be donated to Valeda House.
Thank you in advance for supporting Grade Threes in this event.
Grade 3S and 3B Mrs. Scott and Ms. Bourassa
Grade 4 Servant Leadership Squad
Many thanks to our staff team leaders who will guide our Servant Leaders this year:
Mrs. Comartin (School Spirit Team)
Mrs. Boehm (Faith Team)
Mrs. Hinger & Miss Brown (Young Citizens Team)
Mrs. Ekdahl, Ms. Bennett & Miss Foster (Healthy Living Team)
T-shirts are coming soon! Thanks once again to PSC for your support!
Special teacher visitor from Iceland
Loose Parts Program Coming soon to SJXXIII!
Saint John XXIII School Council News
Next school council meeting: Tuesday, November 19 @ 7 pm
Nov. 2: Catholic Education Mass 5:15 pm OLA parish
Nov. 4: Assembly 9 am 2YM leading
Nov. 4: GRACE Education Evening 7 pm OLPH parish
Nov. 6: Early Out Dismissal 2:23 pm Spirit Day: Fun socks day
Nov. 6: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 3-6 pm
Nov. 7: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 4-7 pm
Nov. 8: Remembrance Day Celebration: 11 am
Nov. 11-15: Fall Break No School
Nov. 18: Assembly 9 am
Nov. 19: School Council Meeting 7 pm Collab room