The Good News
Saint John XXIII November 30, 2018
Advent: Journey to the Stable
The joyful season of Advent is upon us! Our Faith team shared the symbols and traditions of Advent with our school community at assembly on Monday. The season of Advent begins this Sunday and lasts four Sundays until Christmas Eve. It is the start of a new Church year and symbolizes our hopeful anticipation of the coming of Christ.
At Saint John XXIII, we will prepare for the coming of our Lord in ways that our students and staff will experience the light of Jesus daily. We will begin at assembly with our Advent wreath and Advent calendar where we will explore scripture and symbols that guide us on the path to Christ. Our grade fours are embarking on their Road to Bethlehem, a journey that brings characters to life along the journey to Bethlehem. The nativity story is alive in each classroom. This is a joyful time of our Christian faith and we are grateful to journey with you and your children this Advent season. Please join us on Monday at assembly 9 am, as we continue the beginning of Advent celebrated at mass on Sunday. May God’s abundant blessings surround you and yours this Advent season with His Hope, Faith, Joy, and Peace.
We Love to Read...Mrs. Colgan recommends:
Our Leadership t-shirts have arrived! Thanks Parent School Council! SJXXIII Servant Leaders!
Please help us with student safety and security: Check in at the Office
Traffic Safety: Pre-K Families
Mark your calendars for our Advent Concert: Journey to the Stable
Connecting with Authors! Laura Numeroff Tweets Back!
Thank-you PSC and Mrs. Lukie for putting up our student stars at our Parish. Each star represents a student at one of our 4 Catholic Schools in Fort Saskatchewan!
Tis' the Season: Health information and links for Parents & Guardians
1. Please report any cases of chickenpox to our school and to Health Link Alberta at 811.
2. Important health information can be found at:
3. Reliable information about common minor illnesses and injuries can be found at:
4. Reliable information on immunization can be found at:
5. Current information on the treatment and management of head lice can be accessed through:
An EXCELLENT video tutorial can be accessed through:
Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS:
Hot Lunch Volunteers needed:
Volunteers are needed to distribute Hot Lunch. We need at least one parent volunteer per class and currently, we do not. Hot Lunch is every second week and volunteers are needed from 12:10-~12:30 pm. If you can help out, please contact Angie Marklund at 780-936-7899.
OLA Parish News
Dec. 3: Assembly 9 am Advent wreath and Advent calendar
Dec. 5: Early Out 2:23 pm School Spirit Theme: Christmas Sparkle and Shine
Dec. 7: ECS Muttart Conservatory Field Trip
Grade 4 Skating
Dec. 10: Assembly 9 am Advent
Dec. 13: Hot Lunch-Volunteers needed: Please come help your child's class if you can. :)
Dec. 17: Assembly 9 am Advent
Dec. 19: Dress rehearsal: Journey to the Stable
Dec. 20: Journey to the Stable Concert afternoon 1:30 pm and evening 7:00 pm performances
Dec. 21: Last day of school before Christmas break (Sing-along and Advent wreath 4th candle am)