The Good News - March 5th, 2023

St. John XXIII Catholic School

Second Sunday of Lent

The Story of the Transfiguration - with LEGO!

Leadership Message

Jesus not only lived as a human, but He died and rose again so that we could have life with God. Knowing that makes us shine with the hope of Jesus.

Each day we see staff and students eager to share their light with others, and celebrate the love that God has for us! It’s a wonderful and blessed gift, and we don’t have to go up on a mountain to witness it. We know that Jesus was the final fulfillment of all that had been hoped for, and He is still our joy today!

At St. John XXIII we have many wonderful experiences in our daily walk with Jesus. Others can see the love of Jesus in our hearts by seeing his reflection shining bright in each one of our staff and students!

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March 2023

Monday, Mar. 6

  • Saffron Presentations

Tuesday, Mar. 7

  • Father Tomasz visits
Wednesday, Mar. 8
  • Hot Lunch
  • Jack & the Beanstalk, AB Musical Theatre 9:30

Thursday, Mar. 9

  • Grade 2 North Edmonton Gymnastics club 9:30-12:30

Friday, Mar. 10

  • Regular School Day - no special events


March 13 - Parent Council meeting 7pm

March 15 - Family Math Games Night

March 17 - Kindergarten Conferences

March 20-23 - Book Fair

Congratulations to our St. John XXIII School Choir

Congratulations to our St. John XXIII Choir! They performed at the Fort Saskatchewan Music Festival on Thursday, March 2nd and they received the Adjudicators Choice Award.

Thank you to all the students for their hard work and Mrs. Schaub for all of the wonderful work she did to prepare the choir.

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High School Peer Mentors

This week our Peer Mentors from St. Andre Bessette will start their mentorship program at our school. They will be connecting with some of our SJ students twice a week until June 2023. Their focus will be building relationships, numeracy, literacy, and wellness. We are happy to have such wonderful community connections!

Oliver's Fundraising Update

In total(including Cookies for Cancer's $761) Oliver has raised $1846. He was even featured in the Fort Record.

Way to go Oliver! We are SO proud of you!

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Family Math Games Night

Come join us for a night of fun with numbers!

*Please register using the Google Form link below

Message from Education Minister LaGrange

Please see the following letter from the Minister of Education.

Minister letter to parents

Reckie Lloyd

Thank you to Reckie Lloyd of the Sangea Academy for coming to do drumming and dancing with us in recognition of Black History month
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Alberta Education Assurance Survey

If you have a child in grade 4 you would have received a survey from Alberta Education through the mail. Please watch for this.

We would encourage you to complete this survey. The AEA Parent survey has been extended to March 17th as there have been delays with mailouts for parent packages from Alberta Education.

Students in Grades 4 will also complete these surveys.

Thank you for sharing your voice.

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

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How To Mark Your Child's Absence in School Messenger

**REPORTING ABSENCES** Very Important for our tracking of health and safety for our school


  1. FLU - illness due to flu and cold like symptoms
  2. Other Illness or Injury - if they are experiencing symptoms that you do not deem to be flu or cold like, or your child has a medical appointment.
  3. Parent Excused - if your child is experiencing no illness/symptoms at all, please choose this. The parent excused absence should only be chosen if you are keeping your child home for a reason that does not pertain to a medical issue. (i.e dance competition)

Planning for Next Year

Please let the office know if your family is moving and won't be attending St. John XXIII (or St. John Paul II) for the next school year as we are planning for the 2023-2024 school year. You are not required to submit a new registration form if you are returning to St. John XXIII or moving to St. John Paul II next year.
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Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! We are excited to welcome our new St. John XXIII learners!

Kindergarten and NEW student registration opened ONLINE February 1st, 2023. The registration form allows parents to choose Kindergarten scheduling preferences. Please note these will be number dependent. Please register early as class placements will take into account: class sizes, student's needs, and scheduling requests.

  • To go to the EICS Kindergarten webpage - please click here. This includes a Kindergarten calculator, programming and transportation information.
  • Pre Kindergarten at St. John, screening information click here
  • EICS Flexible Pathways Program here
  • St. John XXIII Pathways Program click here
  • EICS NEW Student Registration-click here
  • To request transportation, click here

In addition to attending Kindergarten at their community school, EICS offers a supplemental Nature Kindergarten program which operates Mondays/Wednesdays and some Fridays. This paid program offers students the opportunity to learn through explorative play, providing an option to attend kindergarten full time. Please click the link below for more information on this optional program.

*Please note, you only need to register your child if they are entering Kindergarten or brand new to St. John*

Community Events and Bulletins

OLA Parish News:

Our Lady of the Angels Parish

OLA parish is preparing a pictorial directory for our parishioners at the church. The days that family photos will be taken at the church are on Tuesday, March 28th to Saturday April 1st and Friday June 9th and Saturday June10th.

Each family will get a free 8x10 photo.

Please register for your family photo at the parish office by calling (780) 998-3288.

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Hot Lunch

To order, go directly to the website where you will create an account, add your students, order, and pay. Ordering will remain open until a week before each hot lunch date: Feb 23, March 8 & 23

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