Jean Vanier Catholic School

June 7th, 2019

Jean Vanier: Our School's namesake: Be Like Jean Vanier celebrating Unity during the Month of June

Jean Vanier taught us that unity helps us work and live together peacefully.

"One of the marvellous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing." ~Jean Vanier

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Looking Ahead

Mon. June 10-BUCPS Meeting 7:00 pm in the School Library, Milk Day

Tues. June 11-

Wed. June 12- Milk Day, Fr. Jojo Visits

Thurs. June 13- Volunteer Appreciation - 9:00 am Please join us all parents

Fri. June 14- Grade 4 Father's Day Gift of time Event 4C at 12:30-1:30; 4R/L at 2-3pm

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Planning for the 2019-2020 School year.

If your child/children will not be attending Jean Vanier next year, we would kindly ask that you share that information with the school office or your child's teacher. Having enrollment data that is as accurate as possible assists us in our planning.

**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.

**Due to low enrollment, we will no longer be running a Preschool program for 2019-20 School year.

Please view the Fact Sheet below, regarding the cessation of the School Supplies program and other fee changes that will be implemented for the September 2019 school year.

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Jean Vanier's Fun Day is Coming Soon!

Tuesday June 25th students in grades 1-4 will be participating in our annual 'Fun Day'. Please ensure you have filled out and returned the form below for this day.

Thank you

Friendly reminder about keeping valuables at home

Our recess and lunchtime supervisors have noticed that some students have been bringing toys and other valuables to school. While fun, they can be lost or damaged, and often become a big distraction. Please talk to your child about keeping toys, especially Pokemon cards, at home. Thank you for your support in creating a focused learning environment.

Celebration of Learning: Student competency: Problem Solvers: What are we learning this week at JV?

There is a release party for our ducklings, "Sassy" & "Chill," at Glenwood Funeral Home Pond on Saturday, June 22nd at 10:30am. 12 ducklings, including our two, will be released.


News from Parent Council (PAC)

Save The Date
For the upcoming school year parent council will again be doing the Davidson Orchard Apple Fundraiser. We are excited to announce that pears will also be an option this year. All orders will need to be received by September 9th by 9am. This is a great fundraiser to help support the grade 4 Leadership Team. Stay tuned for more updates.

It is with great excitement that we pass on to you that our school has been selected to update our playground. The upcoming school year will be busy with fundraising and planning for this exciting opportunity. Parent Council is looking for help in all areas of this process. If you would like to be a part of the planning process please join us at our monthly meetings.

Annual General Meeting
If you would like a voice in your child’s school please join us on September 9th for our AGM. We will be having our elections at 6pm in the library and all parents are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in running for a position or have questions please contact your current Parent Council at

News from BUCPS

BUCPS Meeting Reminder

Please join us for our last BUCPS Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year!

The meeting is next week - Monday, June 10th at 7:00PM - in the Jean Vanier Catholic School Library.

We look forward to seeing you there!

4-8-11 Celebration

Friday, June 7, 2019 @6:30PM in St. Theresa’s gym. The event will include a “moleben” (blessing), a short program, and refreshments/fellowship to follow

Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for all new students (Kindergarten 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

Ukrainian Bilingual 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.

Follow this link to find out more information on Kindergarten Registration:

EICS Community Information

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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

2018-2019 School Calendar

2019-2020 School Calendar

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