Jean Vanier Catholic School
October 14th, 2016
"Every child, every person needs to know they are a source of joy; every child every person needs to be celebrated." Jean Vanier
JV Leadership Message
As the snow begins to fly and winter sets in, thoughts of hibernation sometimes creep in and we want to go inside and sit and wait for sprint to arrive. However we need to be mindful of the importance of “Physical Literacy” for our children. Our teachers work hard to ensure our students are developing academically, spiritually, socially, and physically during the time that they are at school but we need the “village” to help when they are out of the school. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing links to some articles from the Alberta Teachers Association dealing with the importance of developing physical literacy in children. We hope these articles can help you in ensuring that your child grows up healthy and happy! At the school we are committed to promoting active living and healthy eating, and we are hoping that you will support us by not hibernating with your children this winter, but will get out and be active!!
JV Admin Team
Fostering personal growth and well-being - https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Publications/The%20Learning%20Team/Volume-20/Number-1/Pages/Fostering-personal-growth.aspx
Waste Reduction Week: October 17 - 21
Parent Series: Reducing Stress and Anxiety in our Children
Halloween Party Information
Kindergarten teachers will provide information to their families about the activities planned for the day.
For more information, please read the letter below.
Willis Wellness Wednesdays!
Grade 4 Retreat
Our Grade 4 Leadership Teams are up and running and students have been meeting and working on activities around the school. As a way to kick off our year, students will be travelling to Camp Van-Es on Friday, October 21st for the whole day. The day will consist of faith and leadership activities, encouraging students to form new friendships and connect with God.
We will be leaving the school at 9:00 am and returning back to school by 3:00 pm. As we will be outside throughout the day, please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather and is wearing appropriate footwear. Camp Van-Es staff will be preparing us a healthy lunch and your child will be provided with a snack in the morning. If your child has any allergies or would prefer to bring a bagged lunch from home, please communicate this with your child’s teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
The Grade 4 Team, Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Boehm
An email was sent home this week, requesting all field trip consents be sent in. As some of our classes are heading out on Field Trips next week, please make sure those consents are filled out online, or sent in via paper copy asap. If we do not have consent, students will not be able to go on these out of school field trips.
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School Fees / Fee Waivers
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, EICS is offering a Fee Waiver Program again this year.
Please visit: https://www.eics.ab.ca/download/77800 to download a copy of the forms to fill out.
Please not that all applications must be received at EICS by December 12th, 2016.
Upcoming Events at JV
October 17th: Greeting Card Fundraiser Due
October 18th: Bricks for Kids presentation for Grade 1S and 1M
October 19th: Gr 4's to Fort Edmonton
October 21st: Gr 4 retreat to Camp Van Es
October 24th: BUCPS Meeting 7:00 pm in school library
October 25th: PSC Meeting 6:30 pm in school library
October 26th: Hot Lunch: Press'd
October 26th: PSC Parent Series: Reducing Stress in Children: 7:00 in school library
October 27th: Picture Retakes (note revised date)
October 31st: Halloween Party in the afternoon
November 2nd: Early Dismissal
November 8-9th: Parent teacher conferences (information to follow)
November 11-18th: Fall Break