Jean Vanier Catholic School

August 30th, 2018

Leadership Message

Welcome back to the 2018-19 School year! Our district theme is ‘For we are God’s Masterpiece’ Ephesians 2:10 which is a beautiful opportunity to celebrate your child’s unique gifts and talents this year at JV. Your children are in excellent hands and we are so blessed to have such a strong, dedicated school community here. Our teachers are busy preparing their classrooms to welcome your children into a learning environment where everybody feels comfortable to explore their wonderings and ideas. It is our mission to help every child feel connected, welcomed and a part of our JV family.

Please allow us to introduce ourselves, Mr.Gordon Marshall as Principal and Mrs. Barb Rafuse as Vice Principal. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. We look forward to an amazing learning journey at Jean Vanier.

JV Staff is so Excited for the First Day of School SEE you on TUESDAY!!

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JV Teaching Staff 2018-2019

Kindergarten English/Ukrainian: Mrs. Sombyk, Mrs. Nestorowich

Grade 1 English: Mrs. Beliveau, Mrs. Stychyshyn

Grade 1 Ukrainian: Pani Dziwenko

Grade 2 English: Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Weir

Grade 2 Ukrainian: Pani Lesoway

Grade 3 English: Mrs. Spooner, Mrs. Rockwell

Grade 3 Ukrainian: Pani Malko

Grade 4 English: Mrs. Rafuse

Grade 4 English/French: Mrs. LeBel

Grade 4 Ukrainian: Pani Cokan

Music: Mr. Grudzinski

Collaborative Response Coordinator: Miss Agnes Wiunow

Family Wellness Worker: Miss Krista Matheson

Principal: Mr. Marshall

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Rafuse


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Save the Date

Mark your calendars and save the date! We will be holding our Welcome Dance on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. More details to follow in the September weekly communication corners.

News from BUCPS

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UKRAINIAN BILINGUAL Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

The Ukrainian Bilingual program is still accepting REGISTRATIONS for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!

To register for Pre-K or Kindergarten at Jean Vanier, please create an account on EICS School Engage and log into the following portal:

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2018-2019 Approved School Calendar

Jean Vanier Catholic School

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We are St. Sophia’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish… a community of over 250 members mostly residing in and around Strathcona County. This year is a very exciting time for our Parish as we have made the announcement to start development of a brand new church in Sherwood Park.