Jean Vanier Catholic School

November 1st, 2019

"Love First, Last, & Always"

Parents, you are your child's first teacher. You play a key role in your child’s faith development. You are their first and most influential example of faith and love. Thankfully, you aren't in it alone. Our school and our parishes are here to work alongside you to support our children as they walk with Jesus and grow their faith.

OLPH Parish is committed to connecting our students with the church and building meaningful relationships between our students and our parish priests. Each week we have regularly scheduled classroom visits with Fr Jim, Fr Sathia and/or Fr Balraj. Our priests work hard during these visits to get to know our students, make our faith accessible, and support our classroom teachers. The best part? Seeing how excited the kids get when they are able to spend time connecting, praying, and having fun with our priests!

We are all on this journey together. Please keep our parish priests in your prayers and don't hesitate to reach out if you are ever in need of further support.

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

Looking Ahead...

Sun, Nov 3rd: Catholic Education Sunday Masses: Please join Us!

8:30 am at OLPH Parish

10:00 am at St. Sophias Parish

Mon. Nov.4th: Milk day

Tues. Nov. 5th: Assembly 8:50 am Join Us! Parent-Student -Teacher Conference 4-7 pm: Hot Lunch Day

Wed. Nov. 6th: Parent-Student-Teacher Conference 5-8 pm; Milk Day; Early Dismissal

Thurs. Nov. 7th

Fri. Nov. 8th: Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 am

Kindergarten Interviews on Nov. 25 & 26

Enjoy Fall Break: Nov. 11-15th No school

NEXT assembly Tues. Nov 19th at 8:50 am Hosted by 3/4 Pani Cokan: Holodomor Presentation

Mon, Nov 25 AM - Visit From Archbishop Richard Smith! All are welcome!

Catholic Education Sunday

This coming Sunday, November 3rd, is Catholic Education Sunday, a time when we celebrate the incredible gift of our Catholic Schools! Please bring your family and join our faith community this Sunday. Mass at OLPH Parish is at 8:30am and mass at St. Sophia's Parish is at 10:00 am. All are welcome!

Catholic Education Sunday 2019 Message | @ArchEdmonton

Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews Grades 1-4

Our Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled to take place on November 5th & 6th.

To book your Interview time(s) please click on the link below and then click on "Make a Booking" enter code "sjqbn"

If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to call the

school office 780-467-3633

Kindergarten Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

Interviews for Kindergarten are scheduled to take place on Nov. 25 & 26.

To book your Interview time(s) please click on the link below and then click on "Make a Booking" enter code "8buku"

Book Fair

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This week's Kindness Challenge

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Order JV School Spirit Apparel

Sizing samples will be available during 3 Way Conferences next week. Orders close on Nov. 22nd
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News from PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

Next Meeting - Nov 18th, @6:00pm in the Library. All Welcome!

The total is in!

With all of your support we are proud to announce that we have kicked off our playground fundraising with $1011.70!!!

Thank you so much Jean Vanier Families. Another reason to be proud of our community.


Please visit our Parent Council table during parent teacher interviews. We will be selling Nitza Pizza Coupons for $10.00. Cash and cheque will be accepted. The funds raised will be donated to our playground!

News from BUCPS


The next scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19 @7: 00 PM at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School.

Dear BUCPS Families:

We are excited to announce our Poinsettia and Holiday Box Fundraiser 2019!

Orders are due on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH. Due to Fall Break, unfortunately no later orders will be accepted.

*** Pick up of items will be on Wednesday, November 27th at St. Theresa Catholic School from 3:00-7:00PM. ***

Please contact Jen Stav (780-915-8572) or Angela Ewaskiw (780-908-0785) or email with any questions.

Thank you for your support!


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Fall Program Guide for FCS

Parenting sessions in the community

Thank you for your Support!! Our Shoe Drive was a huge success We collected 1027 pairs of shoes

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JV Community of Spooktacular Learners this week

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Find out what is happening at OLPH!

This weeks Parish Bulletin - Nov 3rd.

Catholic Education Evening: A Look Forward

You are invited to attend our second annual Catholic Education evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park in collaboration with Elk Island Catholic Schools on Monday, Nov. 4 @ 7:00 p.m. entitled "Catholic Education: A Look Forward." We are fortunate to have Archbishop Richard Smith, Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton; Dean Sarnecki, ACSTA Executive Director and Dr. Matt Hoven, Associate Professor of Religion and Education. St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta as our panelists. The evening will include presentations from each of the panelists, hospitality, questions and answers, and a brief presentation from local EICS representatives from GrACE (Paul Corrigan) and The REAL Foundations (Frank Yuzyk).

Come and find out why Catholic Education is indeed a blessing, what we can anticipate in the future and what we can do to help preserve it for future generations. Please see the poster below for details.

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

Noteworthy Information from St. Sophias:

  • Beginning in January, First Communion classes will be on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00.

  • First Confession will take place on March 21 and First Holy Communion follows on March 22.

  • For more information and to register, please contact Lisa Melnychuk at or 780-922-0201

10:00 am on Sunday at Madonna school with Sunday school the 2nd ,3rd and 4th Sundays of the month and the 1st Sunday being Fr Rendy’s children’s Liturgy.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Jean Vanier Catholic School

To contact any of our staff members via email, on our website under the "Contact" tab, is a contact form that you can fill out. Select the staff member from the dropdown box you wish to contact, fill in your name, your email address, your message and hit send. Staff will receive emails and respond within 24-48 hours. Thank-you.