The Good News
Saint John XXIII June 15 , 2019
Graduations & Farewells: Be a Spark of Light and a Source of Love
This week began with some of our graduates from St. André Bessette walking our halls in celebration and connection to their journeys from K-12. Our St. John XXIII students were so excited to share in their accomplishments as graduates. Our staff was filled with pride and joy to remember where they started and see all they have become. Truly an honour to share in their journeys!
This week, we also celebrated our own small “graduates” as we said farewell to our grade fours on Thursday. As adults, we recognize that a Grade 4 farewell is a tiny step on a long and beautiful journey, however, it is a significant milestone for parents and staff as we witness the transformation from those baby-faced kinders to vibrant adolescents in five years. A lot of growth and change occurs in those years from K-4 with many milestones, challenges, and experiences. Every challenge, every experience provided an opportunity to become more and more of who they are today. Students will continue to be challenged and grow, each time adding rich colours to the masterpieces they are. Our students are now ready to spread their wings and leap from the Saint John XXIII nest into the exciting new adventures and opportunities at St. John Paul II! Each one of them have made their mark on us and we are grateful for the time we were able to share in their journeys.
Saint John XXIII once said, “Every believer must be a spark of light and a center of love”. May our grads from St. André Bessette and our SJXXIII grade fours go forward from here, shining the light of their masterpiece and being a source of love for others.
2019 Grad Walk: Congratulations!
Grade 4 Farewell
Thank-you Mrs. Coombs, Mrs. D'Mello, Mrs. McLellan, and Mrs. Lukie for our beautiful banner!
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Transitioning: Preparing for Next Year
To see your child's homeroom placement for next year:
Login into PowerSchool Parent Portal
Click on child's name tab at the top of the page
Click on "Additional Resources" in the left hand column
Click on "Next Year Placements"
Repeat for each child.
K-3 SJXXIII students visited their new teachers and classrooms on Thursday., June 13. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback for the transitions this year. Thank-you for your feedback. Providing optimal learning environments for every student at Saint John XXIII continues to be our priority and commitment.
A Chance to Meet our New Teachers
SJXXIII School Council Summer Kick off Pool Party! Sunday, June 23 Harbour Pool!
School Yearbook: A collection of memories!
The St. John XXIII Catholic School yearbook committee is pleased to announce that it’s that exciting time of year again! It’s yearbook time! It is bursting with photos, student portraits, activities, highlights, and of course, space for special memories. The cost of the yearbook is $30. Please refer to the letter sent home on how to use the online ordering process available through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the office. 780-998-7777. All online orders and payments must be received by June 19th.
Many thanks to Roberta Carriere for the countless hours she puts into spearheading and organizing this for our kids!
Thank-you Straightline Chrysler for your generous prize donations for our Jump Rope for Heart Campaign! Congratulations 2S for winning the class pizza party!
Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...It's a Great Day to be a Saint John XXIII Kid!
OLA Parish News
Saint John XXIII School Council News
We are so excited to announce our new executive for the 2019-2020 School Year:
Chair: Leslie-Anne Oshust
Co-Chair: Vanessa Gillis
Vice-Chair: Alana Seymour
Treasurer: Nikki Rowe
Secretary: Corrine Hill
Thank-you for your commitment to our SJ school community! Many thanks to our 2018-2019 School Council Executive for all of their dedication and energy to our village!
Fun Day Hot Dog Lunch: JUNE 18th We are so grateful to our parent volunteers who will be providing a hot dog lunch during our Fun Day. Come and be a part of our day and help out by prepping and delivering lunch to our kids. We need volunteers to help prep and hand out lunch from 10:30-1:00 pm.
June 17: No Assembly this week
June 18: Fun Day (STJPII Sports Program students leading and hot dog lunch provided by School Council) Grade 4 ISP transition meetings
June 19: K-4 ISP Transition Meetings
June 20: Panago Pizza Lunch Talent Show 1-3:00 pm
June 21: Kindergarten Valley Zoo, Gr. 1 Wilderness Walk, Gr. 2 Ukrainian Village
June 23: Summer Swim Send Off @ Harbour Pool 10-12 pm
June 24: Pre-K Year-End Picnic
June 26: Kudos to Kindergarten 5-6 pm
June 27: Last Day of School Year-End Celebration 11:00 am Report Cards Open