Jean Vanier Catholic School

March 5th, 2020

"Love First, Last, & Always"

This past week we were blessed to experience Adoration. Adoration is a very powerful and ancient form of prayer. The root of the word is "adore". Essentially, Adoration is an opportunity for us to show our deep love for Jesus.

What sets Adoration apart from other forms of prayer is that Jesus is present with us in a consecrated host. We are able to pray with Jesus before us, who is truly present in the Eucharist.

Following our school mass this past Monday with Father Jim, we placed a consecrated host, the Body of Christ, inside a beautiful gold Monstrance. Jesus was truly present! Classes participated prayerfully in Adoration, entering into Jesus’ presence in our Chapel.

Students were led through a series of prayers; Adoration prayer, Confession prayer ("I'm sorry for ... Please forgive me"), Thanksgiving Prayer, and a Supplication prayer (our prayers for others). Quiet time in prayer and reflection was embraced by our students. This experience drew us closer to Jesus and was a beautiful way to begin our Lenten journey.

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

Celebrating our Adoration Mass together with Father Jim

Looking Ahead...

Mon. March 9th: Gr 4 Field Trip Enviroservice Station

Tues. March 10th: Assembly at 8:50 am hosted by 3/4C Please join us; Hot Lunch Wok Box, BUCPS Meeting (St. T's) @7:00PM

Wed. March 11th-Fri. March 13th

March 9-23rd: Grade 4 participate in Canadian Achievement Tests (CAT 4) Assessment

March 24th: Hot Lunch Nitza Pizza

March 24th 3 Way Teacher, Parent & Student Conference 4-7 pm

March 25th: 3 Way Teacher, Parent & Student Conference 5-8 pm

March 27th-April -5th Spring Break Vacation

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Learning is so much fun in everything we learn!

EICS Board Highlights

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Try Math talk with your child. It is simply talking to your child about the math that they experience.

Multiplication: Skip Counting/ Repeated Addition

Strategy Explained:

Students count (or add up) by a number to find the product

4 x 6 as 4 groups of six

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24

4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 24

4 x 6

OLPH Information Night

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News from BUCPS

Next meeting March 10th, 2020 at 7 pm at St. Theresa


BUCPS is actively looking for volunteers for our upcoming casino in Camrose, on Monday March 23, and Tuesday March 24.

This casino provides much needed funding for the entire Sherwood Park Ukrainian Bilingual program, helping support each school and enhancing the cultural education of all students (Jean Vanier, St. Theresa's, and ABJ).

For this event to be successful and for the program to receive this funding, it is entirely dependent on volunteer support.

*** We are looking for 4 volunteers for each day (8 total). ***

Please contact Jennifer Lychak at ASAP if you are available to help, and let me know which day works best for you.

Thank you in advance for your support!


We are now accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year! We are an English based preschool program with some Ukrainian fun! Program is for 4 year old's and will be based out Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please email either or

*** PLEASE NOTE: The Little Orchard Sadochok Preschool has always ran with a volunteer board, typically comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. At a minimum, we require individuals to step up into the President and Treasurer roles - without these integral positions filled, we will be unable to move forward and run the program for the 2020/2021 school year. Fortunately we have had someone come forward to take on the Treasurer role (thank you!), but we are still actively seeking a President for the preschool. Please reach out to your Executive if you have any questions or wish to help. ***

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Online registration opens on February 1st!

To register for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program for the 2020/2021 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2020.

Click on this link for more information:

Caregiver Education Series

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Parish Lenten Mission and Forgiven Workshop

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

St Sophia's Parish has officially moved into their new "home" of worship!

The new address is:

25, 53012 Range Road 224
(Corner of Baseline Road and RR 224)

Noteworthy Information from St. Sophias:

  • Beginning in January, First Communion classes will be on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00.

  • First Confession will take place on March 21 and First Holy Communion follows on March 22.

  • For more information and to register, please contact Lisa Melnychuk at or 780-922-0201

Mass is at 10:00 am on Sundays, with Sunday school the 2nd ,3rd and 4th Sundays of the month and the 1st Sunday being Fr Rendy’s children’s Liturgy.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Jean Vanier Catholic School

To contact any of our staff members via email, on our website under the "Contact" tab, is a contact 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.

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.