Check out all the Christmas activities at John Wilson!

'Tis the Season for Christmas Fun

November 13 to December 1 - Innisfail Christmas Bureau

ÉJWES will be collecting for the Christmas Bureau again this year!

Donations will be collected from November 21st until December 1st at the school.

Items needed for boys and girls ages 0-18 include toys, games, puzzles, toques, mitts, socks, crafts, and stuffies. Puzzles and games that are good for the whole family are appreciated.

New item donation only please.

Innisfail Christmas Bureau

Registration Information

Please Bring:

AHC Card

Last Bank Statement

Proof of Address and Income


Registration begins:

November 13, 2023

Mondays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Located in the Co-op Mall

4303 50 street

December Hot Lunch Days

December 5th - Tim Hortons

December 7th - Hot Dog

December 11th - Field and Forge

December 14th - Subway

December 20th - McDonalds

December 22nd - Innisfail Pizza

December 7th - January Hot Lunches

Hot Lunches for January close on December 7th at 10am.

January Hot Lunch Days

January 9th - Tim Hortons

January 11th - Subway 

January 15th - Field and Forge

January 18th - Hot Dog

January 24th - McDonalds

January 26th - Innisfail Pizza


Friday, December 8th - No School

Friday, December 8th is a non-instructional day. We hope you have a great weekend.

December 11-14th - Candy Cane Sales

Candy Cane Sales run from Monday, December 11th to Thursday, December 14th.

Candy Canes are $1 each and can be purchased for any student at ÉJWES.

Money raised goes towards are toast program.


December 12-14 - Christmas Concerts

Arf! On the Housetop

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here…Christmas Concert season!! Students in Grades 1-4 have already started preparing for the performances! With so many family members and friends joining us for the concerts, we will have three evening of concerts.

Please see the chart below for the schedule for each classroom:

Tuesday, Dec 12th     Wednesday, Dec 13th     Thursday, Dec 14th

        Mrs. Layden                          Mrs. Gette                  Mrs. Linton/Mr. Shaw

        Mrs. Griffith                         Mrs. O'Neill                     Mrs. Freschette

       Mrs. Ramsell                       Ms. Creighton                     Ms. McBride

      Mrs. Sparrow                       Mrs. Schaitel                     Miss. Bradshaw

       Mme Weiss                         Mrs. Hollman                       Mrs. Crebas

      Mr. Matthew

Please note the following important items:


  • Entrance to the school on concert evenings will be through the doors at Innisfail Middle School
  • 6:10pm- The main doors at Innisfail Middle School will open to drop students off at their classrooms
  • 6:15pm- Gym 4 doors will open for seating



This year our guests will enjoy ‘Arf on the Housetop’ which is sure to be a hit! Here is a little summary of the show…The local pound is overcrowded and in an uproar. It’s just the pits in the pound! See how one family’s trip to the pound on Christmas Eve makes dreams come true for these canine characters and children around the world. This production has a message of caring and sharing and plenty of canine humour.


We will be collecting donations for the SPCA as our admission to the concerts. Items of need include: treats for cats and dogs, bully sticks and greenies, kong or tough dog toys, slow feeders for dogs, Gift Cards:  Amazon, Walmart, Save-On, Sobeys, Rona or Canadian Tire, windex, floor cleaners, paper towel, pellet or dustless cat litter, towels and blankets (used but clean), canned food for dog or cat, or cash if you prefer. 


Please call the school if you have any questions (403-227-3292). We look forward to seeing you at our ‘Arf on the Housetop’ shows! 



Friday, December 15th - Christmas Reading

One of our favorite traditions at John Wilson is our Christmas Guest Readers!

On Friday, December 16th, special guests will be visiting our classes and reading their

favorite stories to our students. Students also get a special treat after story time!

Friday, December 22nd - PJ Day

Lots of fun our last day before Christmas Break!

Friday December 22nd is PJ Day!

Students will also be caroling in their classes, singing some of their favorite songs!

December 23 to January 7 - Christmas Break

Christmas Break will begin on December 23rd. Classes will resume on January 8th, 2024 at 8:30am.

The John Wilson staff would like to extend our best wishes for a great, and safe, Christmas and New Year!