Jean Vanier Catholic School
May 22nd, 2020
"Love First, Last, & Always"
In the midst of everything going on in our world these days, I was moved to re-read a work by C.S Lewis, entitled “Learning in War time.” At the dawn of WWII, there was a discussion as to the value of education continuing during the upcoming time of crisis. Lewis points to three enemies of learning at this time, excitement, frustration and fear. He challenges the reader to rise above them all, to respond courageously to the needs of others in the time of crisis.
In our own way this year, we are “learning in war time” and it is appropriate for us to take some time to celebrate and be grateful for the gift of Catholic Education. In Alberta, we have the great privilege of being able to celebrate our faith openly and engage with our students on every aspect of what it is to truly be a human, we pray with our students and for our students as well as our communities. We are able to say in our Catholic Schools that each and every child is of infinite dignity, not because of what they have done, but because of who they are, made in the image and likeness of God, the Creator of all. We are able to teach our students not only to be good citizens, but to love each other as God first loved us. We promote academic excellence, not just for students to have a great career, but to be formed, virtuous human beings. We have our students look for Goodness, Truth and Beauty in all creation, and especially in each other. We are fed by our Sacraments and connected to our parishes and pastors. We are empowered to discuss with our students the small questions and the big ones, to celebrate who they are and what they can become.
Alberta’s education system, public and Catholic, is second to none in the world, but I am proud of and love our Catholic Schools.
A Message from Mr. Paul Corrigan, Asst Superintendent
Faith Formation & Wellness, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Grade 4L Celebrated our Catholic Schools!
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
Celebrating Vyshyvanka Day
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
BUCPS Online Meeting
Mark your calendars for our upcoming online BUCPS Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00PM (please note date change).
The meeting agenda, minutes from the last meeting (held on March 10, 2020), and the meeting link will be sent out early next week.
We look forward to you joining us for our last meeting of the 2019/2020 school year!
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.
Although masses are cancelled until further notice, the church is still open for personal prayer. Archbishop Smith has granted all the Catholic faithful dispensation from our Sunday obligation.
Please check https://www.olph.ca/links/ regularly for updates and for links to virtual masses.
Until further notice, here is the schedule for Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
ALL MASSES AND ADORATION ARE LIVE STREAMED here or at https://www.olph.ca/links/
The church remains open for private prayer daily 7:30am-6:00pm, with Adoration at the times listed below. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at the times listed below. The parish office is open 7:30am-6:00pm daily.
• Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
• Sundays 10:30-11:30, 12:30-1:30, 6:00-7:00 pm
• Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:30 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
• Saturday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
• Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 pm
• Sundays 8:30 am and 7:00 pm
You may also choose to participate remotely in mass at Salt and Light TV or Vision TV, online with Archbishop Smith from St. Joseph's Basilica, or with Bishop Barron daily from his Word on Fire Chapel.
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.