Jean Vanier Catholic School
May 15th, 2020
"Love First, Last, & Always"
There is no doubt about it, the pressure it on. Day to day life has changed, and these changes can feel hard.
But God is here with us, in the struggle, in the frustration, in the pain, and in the loneliness. He is working. He is with us as we stumble and change and grow. But as Steven Furtick says, the goal isn’t to just get through this; the goal is for God to show us something in it that makes us better on the other side. This will end. We will reach the other side. Through this journey, how will God have changed you?
When you’re doubting God’s presence during this challenging time, give this song a listen. Diamonds, by Hawk Nelson, reminds us that God is with us, and through this pressure He is turning us into something beautiful:
Here and now I'm in the fire in above my head
Being held under the pressure don't know what'll be left
But it's here in the ashes, I'm finding treasure
He's making diamonds, diamonds, making diamonds out of dust
He is refining and in His timing,
He's making diamonds out of us
And you had better believe God’s hand is at work in our children’s lives, too. Yes, their soccer season was cancelled. The field trip they were looking forward to is no longer. Seeing classmates in person is not an option. Our kids miss their teachers, coaches, grandparents, and neighbours. But our children are learning patience, empathy, strength, resilience, faith, kindness and so much more. God is at work in our children’s lives. With His guidance, this experience is making our children into diamonds, too.
Without a doubt, God is here, and He’s making diamonds out of all of us.
A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau
Administrative Changes for 2020-2021
May God continue to bless all of you!
Registrations for next year!
If you know that your child will not be attending Jean Vanier next year, we would ask that you call the school office (780-467-3633) and leave a message informing of your intentions.
Book Dropoff Next Week
Changes happening at Jean Vanier School (St. Nicholas Catholic School)
Next week's Kindness Challenge: Remember to Share your pictures with your teacher to share with our JV community
May is the Month of Mary
Online Learning Protocol
Dear Parent or Guardian, and Students
Please be aware that any videos, pictures or other instructional content shared with you are for instructional purposes only within your home and your child. These are not to be re-shared to other platforms or individuals.Your cooperation with regards to this is much appreciated!
Family Wellness Newsletter
Register Now - Ukrainian Bilingual KINDERGARTEN
CALLING ALL PARENTS - if you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 31st, REGISTER NOW for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program next year!
Click on these links for more information: https://www.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/kindergarten
Please share and spread the word to family, friends and the community!
Thanks for your support!
LITTLE ORCHARD SADOCHOK PRESCHOOL - REGISTER NOW!
We are now accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year! We are an English based program with some Ukrainian fun! Program is for 4 year old's and will be based out of Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please contact Clayton Starko directly at (587) 336-2098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although masses are cancelled until further notice, the church is still open for personal prayer. Archbishop Smith has granted all the Catholic faithful dispensation from our Sunday obligation.
Please check https://www.olph.ca/links/ regularly for updates and for links to virtual masses.
Until further notice, here is the schedule for Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
ALL MASSES AND ADORATION ARE LIVE STREAMED here or at https://www.olph.ca/links/ ...please help us spread the word!
The church remains open for private prayer daily 7:30am-6:00pm, with Adoration at the times listed below. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at the times listed below. The parish office is open 7:30am-6:00pm daily.
• Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
• Sundays 10:30-11:30, 12:30-1:30, 6:00-7:00 pm
• Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
• Saturday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 pm
• Sundays 8:30 am and 7:00 pm
You may also choose to participate remotely in mass at Salt and Light TV or Vision TV, online with Archbishop Smith from St. Joseph's Basilica, or with Bishop Barron daily from his Word on Fire Chapel.
Jean Vanier Catholic School
JV Mission & Vision Statements
Mission statement: We are a Catholic Community committed to developing educational opportunities in the context of the Gospel Values. A place where students' gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured through lifelong spiritual and personal experiences.Vision Statement: inspiring a faith-filled learner with a spirit for knowledge, risk-taking & exploration on their lifelong learning journey. Impart God’s teachings through respect, empathy, love and compassion for others.