Jean Vanier Catholic School
September 7th, 2018
First-day jitters lead to an amazing first week of back to school excitement. New teachers, new friends, new shoes, new notebooks, and sometimes, a new school. So many ways students were engaging with their learning and exploring new adventures and passions. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with each family.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
JV Teaching Staff 2018-2019
Kindergarten English/Ukrainian: Mrs. Sombyk, Mrs. Nestorowich
Grade 1 English: Mrs. Beliveau, Mrs. Stychyshyn
Grade 1 Ukrainian: Pani Dziwenko
Grade 2 English: Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Weir
Grade 2 Ukrainian: Pani Lesoway
Grade 3 English: Mrs. Spooner, Mrs. Rockwell
Grade 3 Ukrainian: Pani Malko
Grade 4 English: Mrs. Rafuse
Grade 4 English/French: Mrs. LeBel
Grade 4 Ukrainian: Pani Cokan
Music: Mr. Grudzinski
Collaborative Response Coordinator: Miss Agnes Wiunow
Family Wellness Worker: Miss Krista Matheson
Principal: Mr. Marshall
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Rafuse
Welcome our New Staff at JV
Keeping our school safe...Visiting the school Protocol
We also would like to kindly ask parents to wait outside at the doors for your children to be dismissed. Our halls become far too congested to have and extra bodies at the end of the day and students are working hard to learn routines. Thank-you for your cooperation and assistance with ensuring JV is a safe place for all students.
We are an APPLE school!
Aligning with our Apple School philosophy and our EICS Nutrition Administrative Procedure, we ask that all parents and school staff ensure strategies are in place to foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote safe, healthy eating. We recognize that breaking bread is an important element of our faith community and there will be times where we come together to share food in a celebratory manner. At these times, we will try to serve choices from the Choose Most Often and Choose Sometimes categories.
For nutrition purposes and because of the complexity of allergies at our school, we have asked staff and parents to please not bring in any food from home for class distribution such as; birthday cupcakes. While we recognize the value of celebrating in this manner, our commitment to the health and safety of our students takes precedence. Thank-you for your understanding.
First Assembly Monday Sept 10. 9am All welcome!
Awesome Learning during the First Week of School
So much beauty at JV, just like our new Olive Tree
Psalm 52:8 " Faithful followers of God are compared to Olive trees"
NEWS FROM PAC
Apple Oder Form DUE Monday, Sept. 10th 9 am
No Late Orders will be accepted
Welcome Dance Thursday, September, 20th
Mark your calendars and save the date! Order forms for pizza and refreshments will go out Monday Sept. 10
Come help us celebrate our Schools name sakes 90th Birthday!
Join us on September 18th 6:30 pm
News from BUCPS
What's Happening at JV in September
Tues, Sept 18th Meet the Teacher Night 6:30 pm Everyone Welcome
Fri. Sept 21st No School
Mon. Sept. 24th 9 am Assembly Join Us
Tues. Sept 25th 2 pm Terry Fox Run Join Us
Wed. Sept. 26th School Wide Bus Evacuation Drill 9 am
Wed. Sept 26th Icon Photo Day
Thurs. Sept. 27th Grade 4 Leadership Retreat to Camp Van Es
Fri. Sept. 28th Orange Shirt Day: wear orange to support Indigenous Culture
UKRAINIAN BILINGUAL Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration
The Ukrainian Bilingual program is still accepting REGISTRATIONS for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!
To register for Pre-K or Kindergarten at Jean Vanier, please create an account on EICS School Engage and log into the following portal: https://eics.schoolengage.ca/#/login
Jean Vanier Catholic School
We are St. Sophia’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish… a community of over 250 members mostly residing in and around Strathcona County. This year is a very exciting time for our Parish as we have made the announcement to start development of a brand new church in Sherwood Park.