The Good News

Saint John XXIII June 15 , 2019

Leadership Message

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.


Mrs. Boehm

2019 Grad Walk: Congratulations!

Grade 4 Farewell

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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

Many professional considerations are taking into account when determining optimal learning environments for all students next year. Students' placement for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in Powerschool Parent Portal. *This is only applicable to students in K-3 at Saint John XXIII (this does not apply to students coming from other schools or grade fours heading to SJPII).

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

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SJXXIII School Council Summer Kick off Pool Party! Sunday, June 23 Harbour Pool!

Don’t forget to get your ticket orders in by Wednesday, June 19th for the Summer Kick Off Pool Party! The St.John XXIII Parent School Council has rented out the pool for this event so we have it all to ourselves! This is a great opportunity to celebrate you child’s successes this year and kick off summer with our St.John family! We currently have great give aways from Straightline Dodge, 7-11, Dairy Queen, M & M Meats, and Chopped Leaf! All proceeds from ticket and raffle sales, as well as treat bag purchases will go towards School Council initiatives to enhance our St.John Community next year! Building connections and fostering relationships within our school community helps all of our kids, come and celebrate together!
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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!

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Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...It's a Great Day to be a Saint John XXIII Kid!

OLA Parish News

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Saint John XXIII School Council News

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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