The Good News - September 4, 2022

St. John XXIII Catholic School

Welcome Back to School!

On behalf of all our Saint John XXIII Staff I want to share our excitement and joy, and welcome you all back to school!

We are very blessed to have an amazing Saint John XXIII Team. The amount of work, energy, love and care that this staff poured into the last couple of weeks to ensure that each SJXXIII child felt welcomed, safe, loved, and excited to begin this new year was AMAZING! You can feel assured that your littles are in good hands, creative minds, and faith-filled spirits.


Mrs. Willis Dengler

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September 2022

Monday, Sept.5:

  • No School- Labour Day Holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Faith Assembly

Wednesday, Sept. 7

  • Early Dismissal 2:15 -School Spirit Day/Wear School Colours (Blue/Yellow)
Friday, Sept.9

  • Coffee with the Principal 8:45-9:30

LOOKING AHEAD:
Sept.14 - Back to School Mass 10am at OLA Church, Meet the Staff 5:30-6:30

Sept. 22 - Terry Fox Run

Sept. 23 - PD day- no school for students

Sept. 26-30 - Truth and Reconciliation Week

Sept. 26 - Picture Day for KMW, Gr 1-4

Sept. 27 - KTR Pictures

Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30 - No school - Truth and Reconciliation Day

Early Out Dismissal 2:15 pm Wednesday, September 7

School Spirit: Sport your school wear and/or colours (blue and yellow)

Coffee with the Principal

Our theme this year is Better Together. As a school community our goal is to use all the gifts and strengths bestowed upon us from God to love one another and to do all we can to provide a place and space for our children where they can grow and learn and be all they are meant to be. Building connections with families is a big part of this goal.


On the second Friday of each month I would like to invite you to coffee with the principal. This will be a time where we can talk about the latest news at St. John XXIII and get to know our school community better.


Coffee will be served in a casual setting outside near the park when the weather is nice and in the gym when the weather gets cooler.


The first Coffee with the Principal is scheduled for Friday, September 9th from 8:45-9:30.

Attendance Reporting Procedures - School Messenger

Please use the School Messenger app, or the website go.schoolmessenger.ca to notify the office of any late arrivals, illnesses, or early departures as well as notifying your child’s teacher. Please call the office if you have any issues entering your absence/late arrivals/early departures into School Messenger. 780-998-7777


It is our first priority every morning and afternoon to ensure that all students are accounted for. Using this tool helps us to expedite this process to ensure the safe arrival of all of our students. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our little people safe.

Using SchoolMessenger app 1at Saint John XXIII

IMPORTANT: *Please Update Student Info in your PowerSchool Account*

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

https://eics.powerschool.com/

Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Use the PowersSchool website in the link above.


Under Forms and Fees select SchoolEngage student forms, and please fill out the following:


2022-2023 Demographic Form:

Please complete this Data Verification form so we have current contact information for your child. We are required by Alberta Education to update this yearly. If you have already completed a 2022-2023 Demographic form, please only submit another form if you have had a change in contact information, address etc.


Yearly Consent Forms:

Please digitally consent to the following:

A. 2022-2023 Low Risk Fieldtrip Consent

B. 2022-2023 Responsible Use of Tech Agreement

C. 2022-2023 One to One Use Agreement

D. 2022-2023 Locker Use Agreement


If you require assistance, please contact Mrs. Potter 780-998-7777 or via email stj@eics.ab.ca

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Medical Support Plans and EpiPens

Does your child have medical information, a condition the school should be aware of or require medication? If so please complete a B2.) Medical Status Update/Request for Medical Treatment form located in your Parent Portal under SchoolEngage Student Forms on the left. Then choose Student and a new Medical Form will be available for you to complete. This form is required yearly. We use this important information to alert any staff members, including substitute teachers, of any existing medical needs we need to be aware of. If your child has medication at school (in their backpack or in the office) you must fill out the medical form with all relevant information related to the medication. If you child requires use of an EpiPen, please make sure this is filled out ASAP.

Please note: the submission of a Medical Form is required prior to medication being sent to the school.

To login to your PowerSchool Parent Account, please click on the link below:

https://eics.powerschool.com/


Please do not use the PowerSchool App. Access PowersSchool via the link above, or from the link on the front page of our website.

Medical Forms:

Wellness Considerations

Please note if your child is not feeling well, please keep your child home.

Please follow AHS guidelines if your child has COVID -19. Call 811 for support.

Please note information from AHS: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

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

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Sacramental Preparation Info

Our Lady of the Angels Church is happy to be able to celebrate all the different stages of you and your families life in Christ. We have excellent preparation programs for the Sacraments. Below is information about how to begin preparing for the Sacraments.

https://www.olafortsask.caedm.ca/Sacraments

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