English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Kindergarten to Grade 4
Jean Vanier Catholic School (JV) resides within the family of Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) and is part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system. JV is an English and Ukrainian Bilingual elementary school, providing 21st century, quality Catholic education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 4.
Through the Ukrainian bilingual program, students achieve their academic potential through an enriched program. Language arts, math and science instruction is in English. Ukrainian language arts, religion, social studies, music, art, health and physical education instruction is in Ukrainian. Students develop communication skills in English and Ukrainian, and gain appreciation and understand of Ukrainian cultural heritage in the Canadian context. The program is open to everyone; no previous Ukrainian language experience or Ukrainian background is required.
We have joyful hearts at JV!
Joyful Hearts Monthly Videos:
Click on the following links to views our monthly JV Joyful Hearts Videos:
We have been in contact with Saputo regarding the late deliveries, and they are working on fixing the problem. We hope to have milk delivered on time on December 9th. Thank-you for your patience and understanding.
December 16 Update: Milk was delivered on time this week, and will be handed out to students on Wednesday and Friday.
The Season of Advent at Jean Vanier:
This Advent season, we will be collecting items of food for the Strathcona Food Bank, as well as collecting money for L'Arche Homes. The information letter is below.
Friday December 5th collection for L'Arche homes: $509.75
Friday December 12th collection for L'Arche homes: $334.45
Friday December 19th collection for L'Arche homes: $207.35
Please note that school fees are now past due. Please submit payment either online through your Powerschool parent portal account, or submit cheques to the school office. We will accept post dated cheques. All fees not received by the end of March 2015 will be sent to collections in April 2015.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please click on the link below to fill out a Fee Waiver application. The deadline for this application is December 12, 2014.
OLPH Parish requires your help!
OLPH Parish will be providing Christmas hampers again this year to those in need in our community, and in the community of Sacred Heart in Edmonton.
In the spirit of Christmas and community, OLPH parish is asking for volunteers from our school community to help out this Christmas season in the Parish community. OLPH is extending an invitation to JV families to join them in helping to make someone's Christmas a little brighter. There are a couple of ways you can volunteer:
1. Take items downstairs after all Masses on December 13th and 14th
2. Help sort items and compile hampers
3. Help deliver items to Sacred Heart Parish
4. Help deliver hampers to families in our community on December 20th
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To donate to L'Arche homes, click on the link below to access their 2014 Christmas Letter.