Jean Vanier Catholic School

October 4th, 2018

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Monday, October 8th: Happy Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, Oct. 9th: 2A & 2W Boats & Buoyancy Presentation 9:30 am

Tuesday, Oct. 9th: 4 Field trip to Enviroservice Station

Tuesday, Oct. 9th: Obzynky Celebration 12:30 pm at JV gym Please join us

Friday, October 12th: 2L Boats & Buoyancy Presentation 1 pm

Whole School Mass

Please mark your calendars and join us for our School Mass at OLPH church on Tuesday, October 16th. @ 10:00am

Celebration of Successes at JV

Obzynky Celebration October 9th 12:30 pm in JV gym Everyone is welcome!

Lockdown Drill

In keeping with our school division's policies and the importance of student safety we will be conducting a school wide lockdown drill next week. During the drill the building will be locked and there will be no access into the school until the completion of the drill.
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Powerschool Information

We ask all families to log onto PowerSchool to sign and review important forms:

There are three yearly consent forms: Technology Use, Field Trip, and Locker Use Agreement.

Also all families need to go into School Engage within PowerSchool. In this section you need to complete the 2018-2019 EICS Student Data Validation. This form is very important as it provides the school with the most accurate contact information, consent, and FOIPP. Please complete before ASAP.

School fees can be paid through your PowerSchool account on Rycor. If paying fees is a financial difficulty, you may be eligible for our fee waiver program, which is accessible online.

If you have any questions or are having trouble logging into your account or unsure if your forms are complete please contact the school office.

Changing Weather

It's that time of year again where we leave the house when it's sunny and by the time we go home at the end of the school day, it could be snowing. Please pack extra clothing in your child's backpack for those unstable weather day. Our students will go outside for recess unless it's raining/snowing or reaches -25C on winter days.

Keeping our school safe...Visiting the school Protocol

We are committed to ensuring a safe school for your children. Parents and visitors we ask you to please sign in at the office before walking the halls of the school. We ask, if you are volunteering or coming into the school for ANY reason, please sign in and let us know you are here in the building. Our responsibility in the office is knowing who is in the building at all times, especially in the case of emergency.

NEWS FROM School Council

Join Us for the Next School Council meeting October 29th 6 pm JV library

News from BUCPS

Fall Beginner Ukrainian Language Classes

Thank you to Irene Sombyk for continuing to teach our annual Fall Beginner Ukrainian Language Classes. Classes will be held at Jean Vanier School on Tuesday evenings from October 9th to December 4th from 7:00-9:00PM. Cost for the 8 weeks is $160.00 plus $10.00. Please email if you or someone you know is interested.

*** If there are not enough registrants, the class will unfortunately have to be cancelled. ***

BUCPS Family Fall Zabava

A big thanks to all the families who attended this event, and to all of those who volunteered! We appreciate your help!

Open BUCPS Executive Roles

We are actively seeking 2 other roles to help out our Executive - a Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, as well as a Website Coordinator. If you have an interest in either of those roles, please email for more information.

ALTAR SERVERS: Anyone who has made their First Communion

Did you know you have the opportunity to share your time and talents in the service of God and the Church? Please consider volunteering as an altar server. An altar server helps during Mass. There is a training session to teach you what you need to do.

Contact: Louise at


Or Diane at 780-467-8470

Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion: contact Raylene at 780-467-5470 or at

Sign up for the OLPH bulletin on MailChimp-go to and scroll down to bottom of the page to the subscribe button.

1st Communion preparation classes
Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm
Running Jan 12, 2019 to April 5, 2019
1st Solemn Confession scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019
1st Holy Communion scheduled for Sunday, April 7, 2019
For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Melnychuk at (780)922-0201 or email or Fr Rendy at (780) 464-4177

2018-2019 Approved School Calendar

Jean Vanier Catholic School

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