Jean Vanier Catholic School

January 31st, 2020

"Love First, Last, & Always"

We are called to care for others. Jesus reached out to those in need all of the time and set an example. Let’s put our love into action!

For the month of February, our Jean Vanier community will be supporting Valeda House, a ministry through Catholic Social Services, which houses up to 6 women who have young children or are expecting. Not only does Valleda House provide a home for up to six months, it offers programs and supports that target the underlying issues around homelessness. Valeda House serves all women in need and runs entirely on donated support.

Each Tuesday in February, students are invited to “Bend the Rules” in support of Valeda House. On each of the “Bend the Rules” days, we are asking students to make a monetary donation to participate. We are challenging students to donate a toonie each Tuesday.

Our “Bend the Rules” schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 4th: Wear a Hat

  • Tuesday, February 11th: Chew Gum

  • Tuesday, February 18th: Bring a Stuffy

All donations are appreciated and welcomed! Thank you in advance for sharing with others and for truly putting love into action!

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

Looking Ahead...

EICS Assurance Survey opens for grade 4 parents

Mon. Feb. 3rd:

Tues. Feb. 4th: Priest visit - Father Jim; Bend the Rules: - Bring Toonie for Valeda House & wear a hat

Wed. Feb. 5th: Early Dismissal at 2:13 pm; Report Cards Go live at 3:30 pm; Grade 4 Symphony field trip

Thurs. Feb. 6th: Teacher's Convention No School

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

Our Next assembly Tues. Feb 11th, 8:50 am hosted by 4L

JV Kindergarten Open House March 5th, 6:30-7:30 pm

JV Family Bingo Feb. 21stat 6 pm

Sat. February 29 - BUCPS Pub Night Fundraiser (Caffrey's Sherwood Park)

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EICS Board Highlights

Education Survey Plans

Dear Elk Island Catholic School Families,

Parent Surveys To Be Conducted

  • 1) Gr. 4, 7, 10 – Provincial Accountability Pillar Survey - January 13 / February 28 Online survey URL:

  • 2) EICS Assurance Survey –SurveyMonkey /Acct. Pillar – January 27 / February 20 –facilitated by CLS

    • Each family will receive a personalized custom email with the survey link.

    • Reminder emails will be sent if the survey has not been completed.

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

Place Value/Partial Sums

Strategy Explained: When using place value, the child breaks each number (decomposes) into multiple numbers based on their place value, and then like values are combined. 34+28= (30+4) (20+8)

30 + 20 = 50

4 + 8 = 12

50 + 12 = 62

Winter Fun Activities at JV

Parent Council News

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Hot Lunch Order are Due Today!

News from BUCPS

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

Other News from BUCPS

BUCPS Pub Night Tickets Now Available!

Gather your friends together and come out for a fun evening to support our Ukrainian Bilingual program!

Saturday, February 29th (Caffrey's - Sherwood Park) @7:00PM

Tickets are now for sale - please return order form and payment back to your school by Wednesday, February 19th!

*** Just a heads up that paper copies of the ticket order forms will also be distributed by the end of this week, so keep an eye out for it in your children's backpacks.

Silent Auction Items Still Required!

To ensure the success of the Pub Night Fundraiser on February 29th, we are still seeking donations of high value items for the silent auction such as:

· hockey/sports tickets (Oilers, Oil Kings, Crusaders, Eskimos, etc.)

· sports jerseys

· sports memorabilia

· hotel vouchers, electronics

· gift cards

· fitness passes

If individuals/companies are able to make a monetary donation that we in turn can purchase items with, that would also be greatly appreciated! Names of individuals and companies who donate will be posted with the silent auction item(s), so it’s a great advertising opportunity as well. Donation letter is attached as well.

If you or anyone you know is able to contribute, please contact Angela Ewaskiw at (780) 908-0785 or

These fundraisers are crucial to the continuation of the cultural and educational opportunities BUCPS provides to the students of the Ukrainian Bilingual program.

Thank you for your continued 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 is based out of Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. Please visit or for more information. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please email either or


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:

Confident Kids Safety Course

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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.