Jean Vanier Catholic School

January 18th, 2019

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Mon. Jan. 21st: Assembly 8:50 am, ECS Winter Fun Day AM, Sadochok Field Trip Sobeys; Food Bank Drive: Meaty Monday; canned meat

Tues. Jan 22nd: ECS Field Trip Save on Foods; Food Bank Drive: Toiletry Tuesday Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Opens at 6 pm

Wed. Jan. 23rd: Food Bank Drive: Wheaty Wednesday; dry cereal

Thurs. Jan.24th: ECS Winter Fun Day pm; Food Bank Drive: Thirsty Thursday: Juice boxes

Fri. Jan. 25th: Gr. 1B First Families Presentation; Food Bank Drive: Fruit & Veggie Friday: canned veggies or fruit

Chapel Update

We are excited to share the news of our beautiful new school Chapel! This sacred space is nestled just off the library and classes are already using the space for faith-based lessons and as an area for peaceful prayer and reflection. Creating our Chapel has been a labour of love and we are continuing to carefully and thoughtfully add to the space. In the coming months, watch for a school-wide collaborative art project to be assembled, kneelers and a lectern (podium) to arrive, and icons and pictures to be hung. What a beautiful blessing in our school! Many thanks to the staff who have served on the Chapel Committee. Feel free to stop in to share in this beautiful addition to our faith community!

Registration for 2019-2020

Please be aware that registration for all new students (Pre-K to Grade 4) opens on January 22, 2019 at 6 pm. To register your child or to direct a friend or relative to register their child please go to our division website to register. Register here

For 2019-20 we will be running full day kindergarten classes. If there is enough demand we maybe able to offer a half day program.

Food Bank Drive

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Accountability Pillar Surveys in January

Just a reminder to Grade 4 parents that in January Check your mailbox for a letter from Alberta Education. Inside is the Accountability Pillar survey. As part of the Accountability Pillar, Alberta Education surveys teachers, students and their parents. The survey data helps to gather information on the quality of education provided by school authorities and their schools. All parents of students in grade 4, 7, & 10 will be receiving the survey by mail. Students in grades grade 4, 7, & 10 will also be completing a digital survey in school prior to the end of February. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, as your feedback is important to us.

In addition, ALL Parents of EICS will be completing a District survey being sent to your email at the end of January. Thank you for being active in your child's education.

Supporting our Student Competency: Collaboration & Communication


Ukrainian Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration opens next Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @6:00pm!!!

To register for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program in the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2019. For Pre-Kindergarten, your child must be four years old on or before December 31, 2019.

Follow this link to find out more information on Pre-K/Kindergarten Registration:

Ukrainian Community Event

Dear BUCPS Families,

You are invited to the 2nd Annual FAMILY PUSHCHENIA (Dinner& Dance) on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 put on by the St. Sophia’s Knights of Columbus Council.

This event will be held at the Ardrossan Recreation Center and will include live music by the band Trembita, a Ukrainian buffet, 50/50 draw, a late lunch, and activities for the kids!

Tickets are $40.00 for 16yr+, $10.00 for 8-15yr. and FREE for 7yr.& under.

Doors open at 5:30PM with Dinner at 6:30PM.

We are a couple weeks out from this event - get your tickets SOON, as this event SOLD OUT last year!

Please contact Robert Lychak for tickets or more information at 780-239-3062.

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Mass Times

8:30am Seven Days a Week
6:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 7:00pm
Sunday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi in Tofield, AB

Divine Liturgy Sunday 10:00 am

  • 1st Sunday of the month "Children's Liturgy" in English
  • 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month regular Liturgy in English
  • Last Sunday of the month - regular Liturgy with Ukrainian Response

Children's Sunday School Programs every Sunday except during Children's Liturgy (1st Sunday of the month).

please contact Lisa Melnychuk at (780)922-0201 or email

Upcoming Workshops/Events

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2018-2019 School Calendar

Jean Vanier Catholic School

To contact any of our staff members via email, on our website under the "Contact" tab, is a conatct 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.
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