Welcome to St. John Paul II Catholic School
St. JP II has a long standing tradition of excellence in academics and athletics, as well as thriving art and drama programs. Our dedicated staff encourage students to aspire to excellence in spiritual growth, leadership skills and social responsibility. In an environment of mutual respect and tolerance, students and staff carry Christ's message beyond the walls of the school to active citizenship and community involvement.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Our St. John Paul II community will spend February 14th, and 15th focused on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We will begin with an Ash Wednesday Mass on February 14th in our school gym. All are welcome.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic adoration is when we spend time in prayer with Jesus in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. The blessed sacrament could be in a Tabernacle or a Monstrance while we are praying.
What is the Blessed Sacrament?
Once a host had been Consecrated at Mass, we call it the Blessed Sacrament because it is no longer bread, but is Jesus’ Body. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in the Monstrance which holds the Eucharist up high so everyone can see it.
What do we do during Adoration?
- Guided prayer
- Time in which you call to mind those who are in need of prayer or people for whom you are grateful for.
- Silence with Christ
- Relationship is built when we spent time with the other.
We look forward to experiencing first-hand the power and beauty of spending time with the Living Christ in our Chapel.
Please join us for the St. Andre Bessette Open House on April 18th, 2018.
More information to follow. Check back often updates!
Summer School Registration is now open
EICS Summer school registration is now open. Please visit https://summerschool.eics.ab.ca/ for more information and to register.
Data Verification Forms
There are still a large number of data verification forms that are outstanding. It is important that we have the most current and up to date information for your children on file.
Please log into your Powerschool Parent Account, click on Forms and Fees. Click on School Engage Student Forms. There will be a notification bar saying that the 2017-2018 Data Verification forms are outstanding. Please take a moment to review the information we have on file, make any changes and submit the form.
Need help? Click on the link below for some tips on how to create your account in Powerschool:
Thank-you for your assistance.
Grade 12 Grad Photos
Grad Photos are on Feb 14th and 15th. To book your times, please click on the link below:
Shirts for Valeda House
The shirts you see Mrs. Damur and Mr. Romanowski modelling were designed as a fundraiser for the residents of the Valeda house. Each shirt is selling for only $20. There are Vcut slim fit shirts and a round neck loose fit. ALL of the proceeds will be going to the Valeda initiative. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt and making a difference please pay Mrs. Damur via cheque or cash. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Damur at email@example.com
Thanks in advance for your support of such an important initiative.
St JP II Students Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
A number of students put their faith into action by volunteering at Ronald McDonald House preparing cookies and helping with household chores. Simple tasks are a means to show support to the families who children are in the Stollery. Thank you to the great students of St. John Paul II!!
ST JP II Staff Make Meals at Ronald McDonald House
Some of our amazing staff members spent Friday evening at Ronald McDonald House preparing meals for families who have children at the Stollery Children's Hospital.
Fee Waiver Program 2017-2018
Under the principle that finances should not be a barrier to a child's education, Elk Island Catholic Schools will waive fees for independent students or parents/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances. If you qualify, you may apply using the attached application form for a waiver for the following fees:
- Ineligible Transportation Fees
- Instructional Material Fees
- Course Fees
- Noon-Hour Supervision Fees
- Instructional Activity Fees
Please download the application form below:
Please note the application deadline is December 15th, 2017.
Please click on the link to read about the new way of reporting absences. Please call the office if you have any questions.
District School Calendar
To view the district calendar for the year, please click on the link below:
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Patriot Post: January 29th, 2017
Posted on Jan 29 2018
To view the Patriot Post for the week, please click on the link below: https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?u=077f204e6c40c922004e412c8&id=d5ab818876
Exam Break Information
Posted on Jan 25 2018
For some updated information on exam break click on the link below: https://us16.campaign-archive.com/?u=077f204e6c40c922004e412c8&id=74f771c29b