Mar. 15th Messages

Dear Families of St. John Bosco,

Hope all is well with you. Looks like there is some weather brewing. Please check for messages in the morning regarding any possible school closures that are made by NLESD. 

1. Report Cards will go home on Thursday, March 16th. If there is a snow day, we will distribute report cards on Friday, March 17th

2. OPTIS – the system we use for booking family/teacher interviews will open tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th at 3pm and close on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1pm. Families will have a choice of booking interviews in person or online. We have attached instructions for you. If you need any help, please contact us at 753-8850 and we will guide you through. 

3. To accomodate family/teacher interviews, school will dismiss for students at 12pm on Thursday, March 23rd. There will be no school lunch program on this day. Interviews will take place between 1:15pm and 6:15 pm.

4. There is no school for Kindergarten students on Friday, March 17th as we have Kinderstart that day.

5. We are looking forward to wearing our green on Friday and celebrating St. Patrick! 

Now go flush some ice cubes down the toilet and put your pj’s on inside out.

DARE Partners with Growlers

Please join us in supporting your local DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program…

The Newfoundland Growlers have partnered with the local DARE committee in a fundraising initiative. Tickets are available at a cost of $20 per ticket for the 7 PM game on March 11th, 2023. We are pleased to say that $5 from every ticket sold will go toward course materials for DARE students.

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Show your school spirit by wearing your school colors as schools will be seated together to cheer on the Growlers and show support.  As your purchase your tickets, please select the school you are representing.

We invite all DARE graduates to wear their DARE t-shirts to this event.

Thank you,

DARE Committee

SJB Spirit Week/Winterfest 2023

Please see the attached flyer for our upcoming Spirit Week/Winterfest

Shea Heights Community Board Winterfest

Please see the message below from the Shea Heights Community Board regarding some upcoming Winterfest events. We are happy to partner with this group each year.

We will share more information regarding school events later in the week!

Jan. 30th-Feb. 3rd Messages

Here are some reminders for this week:

  1. Tuesday, Jan. 31st is SJB day. Please come wearing your school swag, school colors, or best SJB smile!
  2. Friday, Feb. 3rd is a professional learning day for staff. There is no school for students on this day.

WVH Family Orientation Session – Feb. 6th

Please see the attached memo from Waterford Valley High regarding their family orientation session for our current Grade 9 students on Feb. 6th.

SJB Family Literacy Day – January 27th

Please see the information below regarding our Family Literacy Day.

January 12th Memo

Happy New Year!

1. Winter is here! It is really important that students come dressed for the weather as outdoor play is encouraged in all seasons. Students should have hats, mitts, winter coats, boots and snow pants to be ready for outdoor play. 

2. A friendly reminder that lunch orders for February 2023 opened on January 10th and close January 17th. Please visit to place your orders.

3. The City of St. John’s has sent out this message/offer with regards to ordering t-shirts for Pink Shirt Day. This is totally optional for families.

Please join us in celebrating Pink Shirt Day 2023!

Pink Day Shirts will be available to order until Friday, January 27th, 2023. By purchasing a shirt through the link below, $1.00 from each sale will go to the REAL Program to support children and youth in your community. The REAL Program proudly supports children and youth in St. John’s by giving everyone the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs.

100% of all funds raised and donated go directly to placing children and youth into sport and recreation programs.

Join us in saying NO to bullying on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023!

4. Upcoming dates:

January 19th – Kindergarten Cap and Gown pictures

January 20th – Kinderstart – no school for Kindergarten students

January 27th – Family Literacy Day

January 31st – St. John Bosco Day – wear your school swag or school colors

February 3rd – Professional Learning Day for staff – no school for students

Recycling Blitz – January 7th

There will be a recyling blitz tomorrow, Saturday, January 7th from 10-12. All students in Grades 5 and 6 are encouraged to attend to help out with the blitz. Students will be going around the neighbourhood and recyclables can also be dropped off at the school during that time. This blitz helps support our Grades 5 and 6 field trip to Echo Pond. We thank you in advance for your support.

Welcoming Wednesday Edition 6

Here is our last welcoming Wednesday before Christmas.

Have a look at today’s highlights and get to know Ms. Sears and Ms. Walsh a bit better.