Jean Vanier Catholic School

February 1st, 2019

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Mon. Feb. 4th: Assembly 8:50 am Theme: Be Like Jean Vanier- Kindness Join Us!

Tues. Feb. 5th: Gr. 1B Bricks for Kids

Wed. Feb. 6th: Grade 4 Symphony field trip; Hot lunch Panago. Early Dismissal 2:14 pm; School Spirit: Twin Day

Thurs. Feb. 7th: No School Teacher's Convention

Fri. Feb. 8th: No School Teacher's Convention

Term 1 Report Cards go live on PowerSchool Feb 14

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.

For Students Currently Enrolled in Pre- K Programs

If your child is currently enrolled in our school they will be automatically enrolled for next year. Please contact the school office and let us know if your preference for Kindergarten is full days or half days.

Thank you

Join us at Our Open House!


Save the Date!

Jean Vanier will be having their Open House on Wednesday, February 27th @6:30PM.

We would love for you to come to find out more about our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, both English and Ukrainian! Come meet some of our awesome teachers and tour the school and visit the classrooms!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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:

Nature Kindergarten is coming to EICS!

Nature kindergarten is an optional program available to students at Holy Redeemer and students in Sherwood Park. Children will continue in their community kindergarten classrooms as per the EICS kindergarten calendar, attending nature kindergarten on the other days. This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

These students will continue with their current EICS kindergarten programming within their respective community schools. Working as a group of explorers, nature-based kindergarten children will be given additional outdoor opportunities to be self-directed through their own curiosity and play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate outdoors and within their natural environment. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.

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Surveys in January & February

Thank you for your feedback with Accountability Pillar Survey that you received in the mail. If you have not had a chance please take some time to complete this quick and beneficial survey. You can also complete the survey online with the access code that you received in the mail. Here is the online link.

In addition, ALL Parents of EICS will be receiving very soon from the District an online survey to your email. Please take the time to provide your feedback. Thank you for being active in your child's education.

Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our next meeting on Monday, Feb 4th starting at 6:00pm in our school library!

Supporting our Student Competency: Collaboration & Communication

Thanks to all for your Donations to our Maker Space Program

We now have plenty of card board boxes for upcoming project. As we need items we will post accordingly. Thank you again for your support!


Upcoming BUCPS Meeting

Mark your calendars - the next BUCPS Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 @7:00pm at Jean Vanier Catholic School.

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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Confirmation Notice

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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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