Jean Vanier Catholic School

January 25th, 2019

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Mon. Jan. 28st:

Tues. Jan 29th: Assembly 12:30 pm Join Us!

Wed. Jan. 30th: Grade 4 Ski Trip to Sundridge Ski Hill

Thurs. Jan.31st: No School Professional Development Day for teachers

Fri. Feb. 1st : Enjoy your weekend

Saturday: Ground Hog Day; Candlemas Day

Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for all new students (Pre-K to Grade 4) is now open. To register your child or to direct a friend or relative to register their child please go to our division website to register. Register here

For 2019-20 we will be running full day kindergarten classes. Our English language program will run on Tuesdays & Thursday with alternating Fridays. Our Ukrainian program will run on Monday and Wednesdays with alternating Fridays. If there are enough requests we may be able to offer a half day program.

For Students Currently Enrolled in Pre- K Programs

If your child is currently enrolled in our school they will be automatically enrolled for next year. Please contact school office and let us know if your preference for Kindergarten is full days or half days.

Thank you

Food Bank Drive a HUGE Success!

Nature Kindergarten is coming to EICS!

Nature kindergarten is an optional program available to students at Holy Redeemer and students in Sherwood Park. Children will continue in their community kindergarten classrooms as per the EICS kindergarten calendar, attending nature kindergarten on the other days. This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

These students will continue with their current EICS kindergarten programming within their respective community schools. Working as a group of explorers, nature-based kindergarten children will be given additional outdoor opportunities to be self-directed through their own curiosity and play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate outdoors and within their natural environment. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.

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Accountability Pillar Surveys in January

Just a reminder to Grade 4 parents that in January Check your mailbox for a letter from Alberta Education. Inside is the Accountability Pillar survey. As part of the Accountability Pillar, Alberta Education surveys teachers, students and their parents. The survey data helps to gather information on the quality of education provided by school authorities and their schools. All parents of students in grade 4, 7, & 10 will be receiving the survey by mail. Students in grades grade 4, 7, & 10 will also be completing a digital survey in school prior to the end of February. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, as your feedback is important to us.

In addition, ALL Parents of EICS will be completing a District survey being sent to your email at the end of January. Thank you for being active in your child's education.

Supporting our Student Competency: Collaboration & Communication

Thanks to all for your Donations to our Maker Space Program

We do have plenty of card board boxes at this time, so no need for anymore. As we need items we will post accordingly. Thank you again for your support!



Save the Date!

Jean Vanier will be having their Open House on Wednesday, February 27th @6:30PM.

We would love for you to come find out more about our AMAZING Ukrainian Bilingual program, hear stories from students (from a variety of grades) about why they enjoy the program, as well as meet some of our awesome teachers!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ukrainian Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration is OPEN!

To register for the Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten program in the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2019. For Pre-Kindergarten, your child must be four years old on or before December 31, 2019.

Follow this link to find out more information on Pre-K/Kindergarten Registration:

Ukrainian Community Event

Dear BUCPS Families,

You are invited to the 2nd Annual FAMILY PUSHCHENIA (Dinner& Dance) on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 put on by the St. Sophia’s Knights of Columbus Council.

This event will be held at the Ardrossan Recreation Center and will include live music by the band Trembita, a Ukrainian buffet, 50/50 draw, a late lunch, and activities for the kids!

Tickets are $40.00 for 16yr+, $10.00 for 8-15yr. and FREE for 7yr.& under.

Doors open at 5:30PM with Dinner at 6:30PM.

We are a couple weeks out from this event - get your tickets SOON, as this event SOLD OUT last year!

Please contact Robert Lychak for tickets or more information at 780-239-3062.

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Parent Advisory Council

Next Meeting Feb. 4th at 6 pm at JV library. All are welcome!
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Confirmation Notice

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Mass Times

8:30am Seven Days a Week
6:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 7:00pm
Sunday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi in Tofield, AB

Divine Liturgy Sunday 10:00 am

  • 1st Sunday of the month "Children's Liturgy" in English
  • 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month regular Liturgy in English
  • Last Sunday of the month - regular Liturgy with Ukrainian Response

Children's Sunday School Programs every Sunday except during Children's Liturgy (1st Sunday of the month).

please contact Lisa Melnychuk at (780)922-0201 or email

Upcoming Workshops/Events

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2018-2019 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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