Jean Vanier Catholic School
September 6th, 2019
"Love First, Last, & ALL Ways"
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 the Jean Vanier School community. A community the embraces the values of our school name sake! where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and social growth. We look forward to another amazing learning journey at Jean Vanier this year.
JV Teaching Staff 2019-2020
Kindergarten English/Ukrainian: Mrs. Sombyk, Miss Wilson
Grade 1 English: Mrs. Beliveau, Mrs. Stychyshyn
Grade 1-2 Ukrainian: Pani Dziwenko
Grade 2 English: Mrs. Allen
Grade 3 English: Mrs. Spooner, Mrs. Nestorowich
Grade 2-3 Ukrainian: Pani Malko
Grade 4 English: Mrs. Rafuse
Grade 4 English/French: Mrs. LeBel
Grade 3-4 Ukrainian: Pani Cokan
Music: Mr. Grudzinski
Ukrainian Music: Pani Baugh
Collaborative Response Coordinator: Miss Agnes Wiunow
Family Wellness Worker: Miss Krista Matheson
Principal: Mr. Marshall
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Rafuse
Custodians: Chris Eaglesham, Socrates DeMasa
Secretary: Simone Dubuc
Monday, Sept 9th: Apple order due at 9 am, PAC AGM meeting 6 pm JV library. All invited
Please log onto your Powerschool Accounts and complete forms. We need your yearly consents completed and demographic form completed. (Your child may not be able to attend field trips or be included in class pictures if these forms are not completed.)
If your child has any medical needs please ensure you update these forms as they need to be completed yearly.
If you have any questions, need some help setting up your account or need help locating forms please feel free to contact our school office.
News from PAC (Parent Advisory Council)
Annual General Meeting
Our annual general meeting(and first meeting of the year) is being held on Monday, Sept 9th @ 6:00pm in the school library. Our Parent Advisory Council works hard to enhance our children's educational experience however we cannot do it with out your help. Many of the yearly activities will not be possible unless we can get more parents involved. Please consider joining us at the meeting on Monday to find out more and where you could possible help! Thank you!
WE ARE GETTING A NEW PLAYGROUND and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Strathcona County has a replacement schedule for playgrounds and the current wooden play structure will be replaced during the summer of 20121!! As a community we have the unique opportunity to have input into the design features and set-up of the new playground! We also have the opportunity to work with the County in raising funds of up to $20,000 to be matched by grants to add to the new play structure!!
We are in need of parents to participate on a committee to supply input on playground design and look into grant options and fundraising. If you are willing to be part of the committee, we would love to hear from you! This is an EXCELLENT way to get involved in the school and have a lasting impact on our community! If you are willing to help out please contact Shawna Molnar(PAC president)at or please call the school at 780-467-3633 to express your interest in helping with this important project!
News from BUCPS
Our first regular BUCPS Meeting will take place immediately after the AGM at 7:30 p.m. All parents are invited and we welcome you to attend
A Divine Liturgy celebrating the start of the school year for the Ukrainian Bilingual students will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish at 9:00AM. All parents are encouraged to attend!
BUCPS Annual Family Fall Zabava! It will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Ardrossan Community Hall.
There will be a DJ, Ukrainian buffet, 50/50 draw and activities for the kids. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the Dance will follow at 8:00 p.m. Ticket order forms for the Zabava will be sent home within the next week! We will also need volunteers for a variety of positions relating to set-up, liquor ticket sales, 50/50 sales, bartending and event takedown. Please contact me if you are able to help with this much anticipated event!
Pani Sombyk has offered to teach our annual Fall Beginner Language Classes if there is enough interest. Classes will be held at Jean Vanier School on Tuesdays - starting October 8 and ending December 3 - and are from 7:00-9:00PM. Cost for the 8 weeks is $160.00 plus $10.00. Please reach out to Pani or email email@example.com if you are interested.
Remember to visit our website www.spukrprogram.ca and follow us on Facebook (Sherwood Park Bilingual Program) to keep in touch with our current news and activities. BUCPS will also send informative emails to the community throughout the year so keep on the lookout for them.
Showing our LOVE for learning
2019-2020 School Calendar
Jean Vanier Catholic School
8:30am Seven Days a Week
6:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 7:00pm
Sunday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi in Tofield, AB
- Please watch the Parish website at www.olph.ca
under sacraments for our updates on sacrament information. The upcoming registration dates are:
- Monday, September 23 at 7:00pm at OLPH Parish for First Reconciliation and First Communion
- Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm at OLPH Parish for Confirmation
- If you have any question please contact OLPH Parish 780-467-5470
- Information about Young Disciples registration:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
YOUTH GRADES 1-6
OLPH CHURCH IN THE LOWER-LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
13 BROWER DRIVE, SHERWOOD PARK
INTERACTIVE FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM THAT TEACHES THE CATHOLIC FAITH THROUGH SONGS, CRAFTS, LESSONS, AND GAMES IN A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY!
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8PM OCTOBER-APRIL COST IS $40 PER CHILD OR $100 PER FAMILY OF 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR MORE INFO: OLPH.YOUNGDISCIPLES@GMAIL.COM
10:00 am on Sunday at Madonna school with Sunday school the 2nd ,3rd and 4th Sundays of the month and the 1st Sunday being Fr Rendy’s children’s Liturgy.
1st Communion prep class will be Friday evenings beginning in Jan; more details to follow
For more information, people can contact Lisa Melnychuk (780)9220201 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Rendy at (780)464-4177.
check out our website at www.stsophiaparish.com for updates on the church progress.