Jean Vanier Catholic School

Communication Corner April 29 2016

"Every child, every person needs to know they are a source of joy; every child every person needs to be celebrated." Jean Vanier

Our L'Arche Family

Members of our L'Arche family were with us on Thursday to enjoy the presentation from Shumka. It was amazing to see our students and L'Arche Family dancing with Shumka.

Mrs. Myroniuk and her Grade 2 class presented L'Arche with a cheque for $600.00 from their Stuffy Fundraising Project. We value and treasure the relationship we have with our family from L'Arche. Thank-you for your amazing support.

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Parent Council Update

You are invited to the next parent school council meeting on May 11th at 6:30 pm. Gerald Gumtang from Staples will be presenting information to parents about Chromebooks. All are welcome to attend.

On May 16th, our PSC will be providing coffee and pastries for our parents for a morning of fellowship after the Monday morning assembly. Come out to see how our students begin their week, and stay after for some coffee and snacks.

To view the minutes from the PSC meeting on April 13th, please click on the link below:

Safe Arrival

Thank-you to everyone for using Safe Arrival to report absences.

If you are not able to create your account, please contact the school office and we can resend your login information. The website is:

This link is also available in the Powerschool Parent Portal.

If you are not able to report your child's absence by the time first period begins, you can still call the school office to report an absence. You can wait to confirm the absence when Safe Arrival makes the calls to those parents whose child was marked unverified that morning.

Grade 5 Transition Parent Evening

Parents of our Grade 4 students are invited to a Parent Evening at St. Theresa to help with the transition to middle school.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday June 8th, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the St. Theresa Theater. Please feel free to bring you child.

Our Grade 4 classes will be travelling to St. Theresa on Monday May 2nd to tour the school and learn about the amazing programs offered there.

Grade 5 Supply Lists

The Grade 5 supply list from St. Theresa's has been sent home with students. To view the list, please click on the link below. Any questions can be direct to St. Theresa Catholic School at 780-464-4001.

ConocoPhillips Canada Grant

In support of their School Environment Quest, ConocoPhillips has provided $1000 towards the purchase of a Tower Garden. Environmental funds have become more accessible because of all the hard work and commitment of our Young Citizen Team this year. Way to Go Team!!!

New "students" in Grade 1

Pani. Baugh and Pani. Dziwenko have some new students! Their classes are taking care of 4 ducklings for a couple of weeks.

We have partnered with Glenwood Funeral Homes to care for the ducklings for 2 weeks. Stop by before or after school if you would like to meet Donald, Lucky, Drake and Daffodil!

May Parish Connection from OLPH Parish

To read the May Parish Connection, please click on the link below:

Shumka was here!

Thank-you to Shumka for the amazing presentation to our school community. We were so blessed to have members of our L'Arche family here to enjoy and participate in the performance!

Data Verification Forms

In order to ensure we have the most current and up to date information for your child, we are asking parents to login to their Powerschool Parent Account to review the 2016-2017 Data Verification Forms.

Once logged into your account, click on "Forms and Fees", "Student Forms" and from the drop down box you can select your children. Click on "2016-2017 EICS Student Data Verification" to review the forms.

If you have forgotten you Powerschool Parent Account login information, please contact the school office, and we can help you with your login information.

Coming soon to JV: E-Waste Challenge

The purpose of the E-Waste Collection School Challenge is to educate students about electronics recycling and preventing those devices from entering area landfills. All electronic devices with a cord or battery are accepted except large kitchen appliances.

The challenge has received funding approval from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) and we are offering $6,000 in cash prizes to the top 3 schools as follows:

1st place: $3,000

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place: $1,000

Winning schools will be determined by total weight collected divided by the number of students. The school with the highest weight/student ratio wins.

Items to bring in:

  • accept any device with a cord or battery (except large appliances like fridges, dishwashers, etc..)
  • Visual Display Devices
  • Computers (CPU) and Servers
  • Laptop, Notebook, & Tablet Computers
  • Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Faxes

Upcoming Events at JV

May 2nd: Grade 4 Orientation at St. Theresa

May 4th: Early Dismissal - 2:13

May 4th: Grade 1-3 to Edmonton Symphony

May 4th: Holy Childhood Mass: Grade 4 Leadership

May 6th: Grade 1 to Arbour Day celebration

May 10th: Living Rosary 2:00 pm - all are welcome

May 11th: Grade 1 and 2 classes walk to mass at OLPH

May 11th: Hot Lunch: Culinary Delights

May 11th: PSC Meeting 6:60 pm

May 13th: PD Day - No School for Students

May 16th: PSC Fellowship - Coffee and Muffin morning 9:00 am

May 17th: Kubassa Order Pickup 2:30 - 7:00 pm

May 18th: Grade 2 Clay for Kids

May 20th: No School

May 23rd: No School

May 25th: Hot Lunch: Booster Juice

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Jean Vanier Catholic School

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