Jean Vanier Catholic School

May 11, 2018

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Leadership Message

The closest thing to God’s love is a Mother’s Love...

Mother’s love is nurturing

Mother’s love is faithful

Mother’s love is protective

Mother’s love is sacrificial

We thank our mothers as they have provided us with a real picture of God’s love for us.

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Grade 1 Arbor Day Field Trip

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Grade 4 Lights and Shadows

Grade 1M Arabian Literacy Project-To be continued....

Transportation Survey

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Red Light Flashing Campaign

Below is the link to the PSA's that the Red Flashing Light Subcommittee of the Student Transportation Association of Alberta developed with Erratic Pictures production company.!Ahsa4Zp2nS0hjgrjrFfS4koKWZal

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"Do your kids love to run? Come out to the Jean Vanier cross country run club on Thursdays until (and including) June 7! Together we will run through the trails in Greengrove Park (behind JV), play games and have fun! All grades and ages are welcome! We will meet after school at the picnic table by the tennis courts, and children will need to be picked up by 4pm."

If you have any questions please feel free to email Jenn Wilson at

Hope to see you next week!

Thanks Jenn and Mel!


Election Time is coming Soon

Elections will be held during our final meeting in June.

All positions will be available.

All are welcome to attend and put your name in for any position of interest.

If you have any questions please email PAC at

News from BUCPS

CALL TO ACTION - THE NEXT STEPS: Be a Voice, Have a Role and Promote Our Program

Good Day Everyone,

We want to start by thanking the many concerned parents that were able to attend our monthly meeting on Monday. It was fantastic to see everyone and it speaks to the importance we all serve as being part of the Ukrainian Bilingual Family here in Sherwood Park. We also want to acknowledge the number of teachers and administration who attended including our Deputy Superintendent, Shawn Haggarty. There were some very productive discussions and it certainly got the wheels in motion.

Our next steps are even more vitally important and time is of the essence. We will be hosting an off-cycle meeting next week to initiate our next steps in ensuring the Ukrainian Bilingual program, especially Kindergarten, continues to flourish and maintain a strong presence in this community for years to come. It is very important to have our collective family attend. If you were unable to make it on Monday (or even if you did attend) but share the same concerns, we are strongly encouraging you or a representative of your family to attend the meeting next week. We appreciate that our lives are very busy; however these are important times when we need our parent community to come together.

*** We are planning to have this meeting next Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm, with more details to follow shortly. We are asking that you to RSVP to "" by Friday at 5:00pm so that we can confirm attendance. ***

Thank you for being strong advocates of our Ukrainian Bilingual Program here in Sherwood Park and we look forward to seeing you next week.


Your BUCPS Executive

Clayton Starko, President

Christine Kope, Vice President

Jennifer Lychak, Secretary

Jordan Gulayets, Treasurer


Just a reminder that the Charlie's Place ORDER PICK UP DAY is next TUESDAY, MAY 15th from 1:00pm-6:30pm in the Jean Vanier Gym!

Save the Date: 4-8-11 Celebration

Please save the date for the upcoming Ukrainian Bilingual Program 4-8-11 Celebration on Saturday, June 2, 2018. We look forward to celebrating with you!
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The Week Ahead...

May 14- Gr 1B/K and 1S Field Trip John Walter Museum

May 14- Assembly 8:50 am hosted by Healthy Living Team

May 15- Hot Lunch Opa

May 15- RCMP Horse Visit

May 15- Charlie's Meats Fundraiser Pick Up - JV Gym (1:00pm-6:30pm)

May 16- Gr 4- Mayors Walk and swim at Millennium Place 9:30 am-12:30 pm

May 17- Ukrainian Embroidery Day Dressing for the day to support Ukrainian culture (Wear yellow and/or blue, or your fav Ukrainian blouse/shirt)

May 17- Outdoor Classroom Day

May 17- Agriculture Presentation Gr 4

May 17- Gr 1S Field Trip Edmonton Valley Zoo

May 18- PD Day- No School

THE MONTH AHEAD ..... a few extra upcoming events

May 21- No School May Long Weekend

May 22- Gr. 2 Butterflies and Bugs

May 23- Gr. 4 Parent Transition Night 6 pm at St. Theresa School Theater

May 24- PAC Meeting 6 pm

May 28- Adoration

May 28- Assembly 1 pm

May 29- Hot Lunch Culinary Delights

May 29- Adoration Mass 9:30 am JV gym Please join us!

May 29-30- Adoration celebrations in Library

June 4th- Parent, Volunteers, Support Staff Appreciation Assembly 9 am Please join us!

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2017-2018 School Calendar

The 2017-2018 school calendar has been approved by the EICS School Board. To view, please click on the link below:

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. Over the years we have had many fundraisers to realize this goal and we are now commencing preparations for our 7th Annual Golf Tournament and once again are looking for your support.

The primary focus of the tournament is to have fun and encourage interaction amongst St. Sophia parishioners and friends, while raising much-needed funds for the parish and its goal of building our new church in the community.

The tournament will be held at Broadmoor Golf Course on Saturday, June 9th (see additional information below). Just like last year, there will be the many complimentary food and beverage holes for golfers to enjoy.

There also will be an Early Bird Prize drawn for those golfers that register and pay by Monday, May 7th. The Early Bird Prize is a round of golf including a cart and dinner at the Broadmoor Golf Course – valued at over $400!

Last year we had a full roster for the tournament and registrations are already filling up quickly!

Hope to see you out there!

Robert Lychak

Registration Focal


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Parent/Caregivers Spring Session Program

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