Jean Vanier Catholic School
May 29th 2020
Last student day of classes June 19th
"Love First, Last, & Always"
We are so excited that our school will be moving forward this Fall as St. Nicholas Catholic School! While St. Nicholas has been our Patron Saint for some time, we are excited to learn so much more about him and teach our students about how he lived his life.
St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how we as Christians are meant to live. As priest and bishop, Nicholas put Jesus Christ at the center of his life and ministry. His concern for children and others in need or danger expressed a love for God which points toward Jesus, the source of true caring and compassion. Embracing St. Nicholas customs can help recover the true center of Christmas—the birth of Jesus.
Understanding St. Nicholas as the original and true holiday gift-giver also helps shift our focus to giving rather than getting, compassion rather than consumption, need rather than greed. This perspective can help us restore balance in an increasingly materialistic world.
St. Nicholas is beloved throughout the world and continues to be revered in Christian tradition, especially as protector and patron of children in the West and as miracle worker in the East.
The above information about St. Nicholas has been gathered from the St. Nicholas Center site.
A Message from our Chaplain, Mrs. Beliveau
Grade 4L Shares Their Learning about St. Nicholas!
Registrations for next year!
If you know that your child will not be attending Jean Vanier next year, we would ask that you call the school office (780-467-3633) and leave a message informing of your intentions.
EICS Transportation Fees Flexible Payment Plan Options - Spring 2020
We realize that it may seem confusing as to why we are sending out invoices about next September when so many things in our province are not finalized during this pandemic.
In order to start planning routes and schedules moving forward - EICS Transportation needs to have concrete numbers of students and addresses to start planning the routes and pick up/drop off stops for our EICS bus riders.
With respect to specific concerns about transportation fees and the payment plan, EICS has provided two options: 1. June 15 to December 15, or 2. September 15 to March 15. Once the plan has been set up, your child will be assigned to the bus.
As well, if you have school fees that have been credited for programming and other options for this school year that you would like applied to EICS transportation fees, you can request this by contacting the school directly. The school will confirm that all resources have been returned prior to granting the request.
Below, we have included some easy steps that parents can take to access transportation fees and specifically the payment plan. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact EICS transportation at Transportation@eics.ab.ca or by calling (780) 449-6480. We want to thank you for continued patience and understanding as we move through this together.
1. Log onto the EICS PowerSchool Portal at https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca/public/
2. In the Navigation toolbar, select “Student Fees”
3. Applicable fees for your child(ren) will show up and the pre-payment plan for Transportation will have two options: Option One which has payments from June until December and Option Two which has payments from September until March.
EICS Transportation Payment Plan - Fees Guide
Next week's Kindness Challenge: Remember to Share your pictures with your teacher to share with our JV community
Online Learning Protocol
Dear Parent or Guardian, and Students
Please be aware that any videos, pictures or other instructional content shared with you are for instructional purposes only within your home and your child. These are not to be re-shared to other platforms or individuals.Your cooperation with regards to this is much appreciated!
Family Wellness Newsletter
Register Now - Ukrainian Bilingual KINDERGARTEN
CALLING ALL PARENTS - if you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 31st, REGISTER NOW for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program next year!
Click on these links for more information: https://www.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/kindergarten
Please share and spread the word to family, friends and the community!
Thanks for your support!
LITTLE ORCHARD SADOCHOK PRESCHOOL - REGISTER NOW!
We are now accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year! We are an English based program with some Ukrainian fun! Program is for 4 year old's and will be based out of Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. To obtain registration forms or if you have any questions, please contact Clayton Starko directly at (587) 336-2098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, June 1st the Church will be re-opening for masses for up to 50 individuals. Information is forthcoming for how you may "register" to attend these masses in person so as to ensure only 50 individuals are present. Please check https://www.olph.ca/ for updates and to learn more about the changes and safety measures that will be in place.
Please watch Father Jim's video below for more:
Jean Vanier Catholic School
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.