Jean Vanier Catholic School

November 8th, 2019

"Love First, Last, & Always"

Have you fallen away from the church? Has your focus been self-serving rather than serving of God? In the Gospel this past Sunday, we hear how Jesus continually seeks out the lost and invites them back.

Jesus tells a story of a wealthy tax collector named Zaccheus. There was a crowd, so Zaccheus climbed a tall tree so that he could see Jesus. When Jesus noticed him, he called Zaccheus down and told Zaccheus he wanted to come to his house. This surprised the crowd, because Zaccheus was known to be dishonest and greedy. When Jesus arrived at Zaccheus’ house, Zaccheus knew he had done wrong and confessed his sins. Jesus granted him grace and forgiveness.

No matter how far we stray from Jesus, he always welcomes us back. He looks past our mistakes and sees us as the amazing masterpiece that we were created to be. Be like Zaccheus. Respond to Jesus’ call. You won’t be disappointed.

A Message from our school Chaplain - Mrs. Beliveau

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Looking Ahead...

Mon. Nov.18th: Milk day; PAC meeting 6:00 pm in Library All are welcome!

Tues. Nov. 19th: Assembly 8:50 am Join Us! hosted by 3/4 Pani Cokan Holodomor Presentation; BUCPS meeting 7: 00 PM at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School; Priest visits Father Sathia & Father Balraj; Hot Lunch Day

Wed. Nov. 20th: Milk Day;

Thurs. Nov. 21st: Feast of the Entrance of Theotokos

Fri. Nov. 22nd: Last day to order online for JV School spirit apparel

Have a restful and recharging Fall Break!

Kindergarten Interviews on Nov. 25 & 26

Mon. Nov 25 AM - Visit From Archbishop Richard Smith! All are welcome!

Kindergarten Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

Interviews for Kindergarten are scheduled to take place on Nov. 25 & 26.

To book your Interview time(s) please click on the link below and then click on "Make a Booking" enter code "8buku"

This week's Kindness Challenge

Read a book with a younger student.

Order JV School Spirit Apparel

Orders close on Nov. 22nd
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Zen Zoo Characters

Our Zen Zoo characters are a connecting way to lead mindful activities so students can focus and stay calm in their learning environments.

News from PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

Thank you to all the Parents who took the time and stopped by our Parent Council table during interviews. It was great to see all the returning and new families. With the sale of our NITZA Pizza Coupons and the generous donation from one family we raised $336.00 towards our new playground!!

After fall break you can be expecting a letter to come home about our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Christmas Baskets. Your teachers have selected the theme for your class and we have been busy behind the scenes preparing already.

We wish you a restful break!

Next meeting November 18th at 6:00 pm in the JV Library. All are welcome!

News from BUCPS


The next scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19 @7: 00 PM at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School.

Dear BUCPS Families:

*** Pick up of Poinsetta orders will be on Wednesday, November 27th at St. Theresa Catholic School from 3:00-7:00PM. ***

Thank you for your support!


Parenting sessions in the community

We Remember We Celebrate We Believe

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During the month of November, we honour the victims of Holodomor. Holodomor refers to the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933 as a result of Stalin’s policies. During this horrific time, about 7 million Ukrainian people died and 30% of them were children. In 1932, all food was taken from Ukraine and its borders were sealed. Religious, artistic, intellectual, and political leaders were arrested, deported or executed.

May the victims of Holodomor live forever in our memory, so their tragedy may never be repeated. As we honor the millions of Ukrainians who died during that time we offer our prayers to you, dear Lord.

Join us on Tues. Nov. 19 at 8:50 for our school assembly hosted by the Ukrainian team to learn more about Holodomor.

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Find out what is happening at OLPH!

This weeks Parish Bulletin - Nov 3rd.

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St. Sophia's Parish Website

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

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.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Jean Vanier Catholic School

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