The Good News - September 18, 2022

St. John XXIII Catholic School

Leadership Message

Try like Terry: A Legacy of Hope

On Thursday, September 22nd St. John XXIII staff and students will continue a part of the story that Terry Fox began in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980. His story and Marathon of Hope will be retold again and again in classrooms and homes this month.

As we approach the 42nd anniversary of Terry’s Run we hope you will take inspiration from Terry’s attitude during the Marathon of Hope – resilient, determined, hopeful. May our children see, hear and experience hope, not only through Terry Fox, but through our models of faith, community, and determination. May they continue to see all of us join together for good because we are Better Together.

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September 2022

Monday, Sept. 19:

  • Faith Assembly
  • All demographic forms are due today
Tuesday, Sept. 20:
  • Welcome BBQ for Ukrainian families in EICS
Wednesday, Sept. 21:
  • Gr. 1 Prairie Gardens Field Trip
Thursday, Sept. 22:
  • Terry Fox Run
Friday, Sept. 23:
  • PD day- No School for students


Sept. 26-30 - Truth and Reconciliation Week

Sept. 26 - Picture Day for KMW, Gr 1-4

Sept. 27 - KTR Pictures, AM

Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30 - No school - Truth and Reconciliation Day

Oct. 3-6 - READ in week

Oct. 5 - Early Dismissal 2:15

Oct. 7 - PD day- no school for students

Try Like Terry

Terry Fox Run: Thursday, September 22nd "TOONIES FOR TERRY"

Terry Fox set the bar high for himself when he started his Marathon of Hope, saying, “Nobody is ever going to call me a quitter.” Our school is proudly taking part in this year's Terry Fox School Run to continue Terry's legacy. Please support our school's fundraising efforts to raise much-needed funds for cancer research.

Our school will participate in the Terry Fox run on Thursday, September 22 in the afternoon. (M/W Kindergarten on Sept. 21).

We are once again collecting "Toonies for Terry" Please bring any donations to the school by Thursday, Sept. 22.

Donations can also be made to the Terry Fox Foundation through the link below:

Thank you very much for your support!


Elk Island Catholic Schools, along with BUCPS (Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Parents Society) and St. Sophia's Parish are excited to work together to host a BBQ for our Ukrainian newcomers and their host families from all of our school communities. To RSVP click here.
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Demographic forms are due Monday, Sept, 19th

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Use the PowersSchool website in the link above.

Under Forms and Fees select SchoolEngage student forms, and please fill out the following:

2022-2023 Demographic Form:

Please complete this Data Verification form so we have current contact information for your child. We are required by Alberta Education to update this yearly. If you have already completed a 2022-2023 Demographic form, please only submit another form if you have had a change in contact information, address etc.

If you require assistance, please contact Mrs. Potter 780-998-7777 or via email

Picture Day Sept. 26 for Gr. 1-4 and Kindergarten M/W Sept. 27 Kindergarten T/R

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

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Opening Mass

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Meet the Staff BBQ

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Reckie Lloyd

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Wellness Considerations

Please note if your child is not feeling well, please keep your child home.

Please follow AHS guidelines if your child has COVID -19. Call 811 for support.

Please note information from AHS:

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please use the School Messenger app, or the website to notify the office of any late arrivals, illnesses, or early departures as well as notifying your child’s teacher. Please call the office if you have any issues entering your absence/late arrivals/early departures into School Messenger. 780-998-7777

It is our first priority every morning and afternoon to ensure that all students are accounted for. Using this tool helps us to expedite this process to ensure the safe arrival of all of our students. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our little people safe.

Using SchoolMessenger app 1at Saint John XXIII

Medical Support Plans and EpiPens

Does your child have medical information, a condition the school should be aware of or require medication? If so please complete a B2.) Medical Status Update/Request for Medical Treatment form located in your Parent Portal under SchoolEngage Student Forms on the left. Then choose Student and a new Medical Form will be available for you to complete. This form is required yearly. We use this important information to alert any staff members, including substitute teachers, of any existing medical needs we need to be aware of. If your child has medication at school (in their backpack or in the office) you must fill out the medical form with all relevant information related to the medication. If you child requires use of an EpiPen, please make sure this is filled out ASAP.

Please note: the submission of a Medical Form is required prior to medication being sent to the school.

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Access PowersSchool via the link above, or from the link on the front page of our website.

Medical Forms:

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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