St. John Paul II Collegiate

"The Journal" - February 2021 Edition

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

“And now, faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

Dear St. JPII Parents,


We have completed a busy few weeks of exams and teachers have been working hard on report cards, which will be available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by end of day on Monday, February 8th. Please note that midterm and final exam marks can be viewed online in PowerSchool. PowerSchool allows families to see marks anytime, thus we only produce report cards two times per year (February and June) – report cards are no longer printed/mailed, but available to families online to download and print any time.


Parent Council – Upcoming Info. Session on Teens and Drugs – all are welcome!

· WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom – click HERE to access the meeting.

· WHAT: This meeting will include a presentation from Jason Neufeld, Okotoks-based Addictions Counsellor with Alberta Health. Jason will provide an overview of the most commonly used substances by youth, and then focus on resources to support parents in having conversations with their kids.

· MORE INFO: For any questions or interest in Parent Council (we are always open to more involvement from parents), please feel free to get in touch with Parent Council Chair Leslie van der Maarel: leslie.vandermaarel@gmail.com


Faith Survey Time for Parents……

Please click HERE to access a survey link to St. John Paul II Collegiate’s annual faith survey. Publicly-funded Catholic education is a precious and unique gift that we have been blessed with in the province of Alberta. It is important that our parents let their voice be heard with respect to their level of satisfaction with our efforts to provide an authentic Catholic education. Let your voice be heard by clicking on the survey link and answering only 8 questions on a one page survey, with the option to add feedback at the end.


Feb. 15 – 19th - No School (Family Day, Faith Days, and Teachers Convention)


Saint John Paul II, pray for us…

Saint Jean-Paul II, priez pour nous…

Sincerely,

Marco Pacione

Principal

WE ARE BUSY PLANNING FOR THE 2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR

If you expect any change in your child’s enrollment with St. JPII next year (i.e. if your family is moving or you expect your child to move to a different school), please notify our office as soon as possible by emailing this information to Mrs. Shar Sylvestre at: ssylvestre@redeemer.ab.ca

PARENT COUNCIL - Upcoming Info. Session on Teens and Drugs – all are welcome!

· WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom – click HERE to access the meeting.

· WHAT: This meeting will include a presentation from Jason Neufeld, Okotoks-based Addictions Counsellor with Alberta Health. Jason will provide an overview of the most commonly used substances by youth, and then focus on resources to support parents in having conversations with their kids.

· MORE INFO: For any questions or interest in Parent Council (we are always open to more involvement from parents), please feel free to get in touch with Parent Council Chair Leslie van der Maarel: leslie.vandermaarel@gmail.com

FINAL WEEK OF MIDTERM EXAMS

This week, February 1st to 4th, is the final week of midterm exams for year-long courses.


Not sure if your child still has exams scheduled? Scheduled exams are noted on course calendars which can be found on our teacher homework pages via the St. JPII website.

CAFETERIA WILL REMAIN CLOSED

The decision has been made not to open the JPII Cafeteria for the remainder of the school year. As always, your support of the Cafeteria is appreciated and we will keep you posted on signing up and placing orders for the 2021/22 school year.

FAITH SURVEY TIME FOR PARENTS...

Please click HERE to access a survey link to St. John Paul II Collegiate’s annual faith survey. Publicly-funded Catholic education is a precious and unique gift that we have been blessed with in the province of Alberta. It is important that our parents let their voice be heard with respect to their level of satisfaction with our efforts to provide an authentic Catholic education.


Let your voice be heard by clicking on the survey link and answering only 8 questions on a one page survey, with the option to add feedback at the end.

POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL

An important connection between you, your child and your school. Easy access to:

-Grades/Attendance

-School Forms

-Student schedules

-Teacher email links

-Report Cards (available after February 8th)

If you require assistance with your username or password, or you have general questions, please contact Sharlene Sylvestre at 403-938-4600 or ssylvestre@redeemer.ab.ca.

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2019/2020 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

St. JPII will not be producing a yearbook for this school year, 2020-2021. We do however have some copies of the 2019-20 yearbook available for purchase on a first come, first served basis.


If you are interested in purchasing a copy of last year’s full colour yearbook for $35, please email Jan Marie Naccarato at jnaccarato@redeemer.ab.ca to make payment and pickup arrangements.

R.C.I.T. Registration

Rite of Christian Initiation of Teens is for students in grades 7–12 who desire full reception into the Catholic Church (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation) or have sacraments missing.