Jean Vanier Catholic School

April 17th, 2020

Coronavirus Information in EICS

Please continue to reference the parent fact sheet - FAQs on the division website has it will be continually updated as information becomes available.

"Love First, Last, & Always"

Happy Easter, families! We’re praying that your Easter season is filled with peace, joy, and an abundance of blessings!

Alleluia! Love is alive!

Conquered the grave and defeated the night

Alleluia! Love is alive!

The Son has arisen for all

Your people sing alleluia!

(song Alleluia, Love is Alive by Jesse Manibusen)

This Easter was so different from any we’ve ever experienced. But this Easter, more so than any other, I am convinced without a doubt that love is indeed alive. Over the past few weeks, we’ve faced unique and very challenging times. But among all of the uncertainty and change, we have experienced some of the most generous, genuine and life-giving moments. From organizing birthday drive by's, to sharing virtual meals, to taking part in masses digitally, to community egg hunts in vehicles, to porch drop after porch drop after porch drop. People are reaching out to support one another. The kindness we are witnessing across humanity is overwhelming. Love is present in our communities, our schools, our churches, our families and our homes.

Look around. Look closely. Jesus is here. He is among us. Love is indeed alive! And we love, because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

Alleluia! Love is Alive lyrics

Easter Time Celebrations

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is Risen

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This week's Kindness Challenge: Sharing kind messages in our windows

Next Week's Kindness Challenge:

Write a kind and/or encouraging notes to your parents and put them under their pillow!

Registrations for next year!

Although we currently are not in school at this time, we are still moving forward and planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We are taking new registrations at this time so please encourage your friends, family and neighbours to register through our division website

If you know that your child will not be attending Jean Vanier next year, we would ask that you call the school office (780-467-3633) and leave a message informing of your intentions.

Thank you!

Calling All JV Students! Share Your Art, Writing, Poetry and Gifts for at $50 Prize!

GrACE Contest - A Celebration of Catholic Education

Theme: Love First, Last and Always

GrACE exists to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic Education in order to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice! GrACE, in partnership with the REAL Foundation, is happy to present this contest to all EICS students!

We invite students to create a submission reflecting their experience or the importance of Catholic Education. This year our theme is Love - First, Last and Always. How have students shown love, or how have they contributed to the message that God is love?

Student submissions could include (but are not limited to)

  • a work of art
  • a poster
  • a formal or informal essay
  • original music
  • poetry
  • a presentation (video or otherwise) or social justice work

Please work on your project at home and then submit to your teacher or our chaplain Mrs. Beliveau ( when finished. Submissions must be in a digital format.

All entries must be submitted by the end of the day Friday, April 24th for consideration. EICS GrACE committee members will review and judge submissions and winners will be contacted at the beginning of Catholic Education Week. There are 14 prizes, with K to 8 winners receiving $50.

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Online Learning Protocol

Dear Parent or Guardian, and Students

Please be aware that any videos, pictures or other instructional content shared with you are for instructional purposes only within your home and your child. These are not to be re-shared to other platforms or individuals.Your cooperation with regards to this is much appreciated!

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We are now accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year! We are an English based preschool program with some Ukrainian fun! Program is for 4 year old's and will be based out Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please email either or

*** PLEASE NOTE: The Little Orchard Sadochok Preschool has always ran with a volunteer board, typically comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. At a minimum, we require individuals to step up into the President and Treasurer roles - without these integral positions filled, we will be unable to move forward and run the program for the 2020/2021 school year. Fortunately we have had someone come forward to take on the Treasurer role (thank you!), but we are still actively seeking a President for the preschool. Please reach out to your Executive if you have any questions or wish to help. ***

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Online registration opens on February 1st!

To register for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program for the 2020/2021 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020.

Click on this link for more information:

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This weeks bulletin is available here!

Although masses are cancelled until further notice, the church is still open for personal prayer. Archbishop Smith has granted all the Catholic faithful dispensation from our Sunday obligation. All parish penitential services and sacramental preparation classes are also cancelled at this time.

Please check regularly for updates and for links to virtual masses.

Until further notice, here is the schedule for Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
ALL MASSES AND ADORATION ARE LIVE STREAMED here or at ...please help us spread the word!

The church remains open for private prayer daily 7:30am-6:00pm, with Adoration at the times listed below. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at the times listed below. The parish office is open 7:30am-6:00pm daily.

No more than 15 people are permitted in the church at any time. Please follow instructions for physical distancing as posted.
In accordance with the requirements set out by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer and the directives of Archbishop Smith, priests will celebrate all Masses PRIVATELY when the church is empty. We are very sorry. Please celebrate mass with us from home via the live stream on your computer.

• Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
• Sundays 10:30-11:30, 12:30-1:30, 6:00-7:00 pm
• Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
• Saturday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 pm
• Sundays 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PLUS Special Upcoming LIVE STREAM Event:
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration: Sunday April 19, 3:00 pm

You may also choose to participate remotely in mass at Salt and Light TV or Vision TV, online with Archbishop Smith from St. Joseph's Basilica, or with Bishop Barron daily from his Word on Fire Chapel.

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

Divine Liturgies are currently suspended. Divine Liturgies are available virtually from St. Josaphat Cathedral (Edmonton) and St. Stephen Parish (Calgary).

Please see Bishop David's letter in response to the pandemic here.

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.

JV Mission & Vision Statements

Mission statement: We are a Catholic Community committed to developing educational opportunities in the context of the Gospel Values. A place where students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.

Vision Statement: inspiring a faith-filled learner with a spirit for knowledge, risk-taking & exploration on their lifelong learning journey. Impart God’s teachings through respect, empathy, love and compassion for others.