Jean Vanier Catholic School

March 7th, 2019

Jean Vanier: Our School's namesake

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
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Looking Ahead

Mon. Mar 11- Milk Day- Cereal Drive Begins all week; Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Tues. Mar 12-Afternoon Assembly at 12:30 pm; Inuit presentation 2L at 9 am; 2A at 12:30 pm; Day of Reconciliation (Confession ) at OLPH church

Wed. Mar 13- Milk day: Inuit presentation 2W at 9 am; Fr. Sathia visits classrooms

Thurs. Mar 14- Second last day to bring in "heathly cereal" for Cereal Drive

Fri. Mar 15-Last day to bring in 'healthly cereal' for Cereal Drive

Please be advised that school fees are past due unless you have set up a payment plan on PowerSchool. Please log onto PowerSchool to check your balance. If you need assistance please feel free to contact the office.

Parent - Teacher interviews

Parent-Teacher interviews will be held Wednesday, March 20th, from 4:30-7:30 pm and Thursday, March 21st, from 3:30-6:30 pm on Interview sign up will go live on Monday, March 11th @ 4:00pm. To book your interviews go to

To book an interview with Mrs. Nestorwich please use event code "xu426"

To book with all other teachers please use event code "vzqhv"

Cereal Drive

We are a generous community at Jean Vanier and we have discovered a local school in need. The students at Ben Calfe Robe in Edmonton have a daily breakfast program, and they are running short on their cereal supply. Over the next week, we are collecting unopened boxes of healthy cereal to feed their hungry tummies. For every box of cereal your child donates, their name will be put into a draw for a chance to win a morning cereal snack with Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Rafuse! Please avoid sugary “treat” cereal. Cereal with nuts is welcome. If you have a larger vehicle and are able to deliver the donations for us, please contact the office.

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Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for all new students (Pre-K to Grade 4) is now open. 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. Our English language program will run on Tuesdays & Thursday with alternating Fridays. Our Ukrainian program will run on Monday and Wednesdays with alternating Fridays. If there are enough requests we may be able to offer a half day program Monday to Friday.

Ukrainian Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration is OPEN!

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:

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Shrove Tuesday celebration

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2019 Anthony Jordan Lecture Series

You are invited…

To our annual Anthony Jordan Lecture Series on March 15 & 16.

We are proud and excited to have Dr. Douglas Farrow speaking this year. Dr. Farrow is a Professor of Theology and Christian Thought at McGill University in Montreal, and author of several books.

This year our Lecture series, themed “God & Public Reason”, is being held at the Archdiocese of Edmonton, located at 8421-101 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

The Lectures:

Friday, March 15:
7 p.m. A Greater Operation of Liberty

Saturday, March 16:
9:30 a.m. The Failure of Liberal Public Reason
11:00 a.m. Man of Lawlessness

Admission is free of charge. A free will offering will be accepted.

For more information, please see attached poster or visit

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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

2018-2019 School Calendar

Jean Vanier Catholic School

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