Parents

Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) recognizes that parents are a child's first and most important teachers. At EICS, therefore, parents play an integral role in their child's education - both at home and at school. We welcome and encourage parent participation in all areas of their child's education.

Information from EICS

Communicating Student Learning in EICS - Assessment and Report Cards
Information Brochure

Information from Alberta Education

What is Inspiring Education?

It began as a conversation between Albertas ... about the growing needs of our students. Inspiring Education is changing the way we think, to ensure we prepare Alberta students for their future - not our past.  Click here for more information.

What is an Engaged Thinker?
What is an Entrepreneurial Spirit?
What is an Ethical Citizen?

Family and Community Services Program Guide 2016

Attached is a comprehensive Fall program guide issued by Strathcona Community and Family Services.  In particular, beginning of page 8 is a complete listing, with descriptions of the many exciting parent/child programs.  Contact names are also included for additional program information.

FCS ProgramGuide Fall2016

I hope that the guide is useful.

Warmest regards,

Bishu J. Fras

School Counsellor

PowerSchool

To login into Powerschool, please visit:

https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca/public

Elk Island Catholic Schools is excited to announce that Online Fee Payment in now available through the Powerschool Public Portal.

If you have already created an account (parents of Junior or Senior High School students may have already done so), you can now attach your elementary children to your account. This can be done by logging into the Powerschool Public Portal, clicking “Students” and adding your child using the Net Access ID and Password provided by your school.

If you do not have the Net Access ID and Password, please contact the school office, and we will be happy to provide that to you.

Once logged into Powerschool, click on “Student Fees” on the left hand side to view and pay your school fees online.

Other Public Portal features for parents of Elementary School students are being planned for future years. More information will be provided by your schools as that functionality becomes available.

Please contact 780-467-3633 if you encounter any issues when creating your Public Portal account, or when attempting to add your child to your existing account.

How do I create an account in Powerschool:

Not sure how to create your parent account in Powerschool? Click on the cheat sheet below. If you do not have your Net Access ID and Password, please contact the school office.

Creating a Powerschool Parent Account

Subscribe to receive our emails:

Are you receiving our school emails? Has your email changed? Click on the link below to subscribe to our school emails:

Click here to subscribe to our emails

Please let the school office know if there are any changes to your email address so we can update our records accordingly.

 School Fees

Invoices for school fees for the 2015-2016 school year were sent home September 17th, 2015. Please note that school fees are due by October 15, 2015. Please log in to your Powerschool Parent Account to pay for fees online. If you have forgotten your login information, please contact the school office at 780-467-3633

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you may qualify for the Fee Waiver Program, which can be found here: Fee Waiver Program

Catholic School Review

In December 2015, we had the opportunity to participate in a Catholic School Review. Thank-you to our students, parents, staff, and JV community for their insight into our faith filled school, where "every child, every person needs to know they are a source of joy; every child, every person needs to be celebrated." Jean Vanier

To review the results of the survey, please click below:

Jean Vanier Catholic School Review - December 2015

Feedback

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Here is some feedback from parents about the JOY we experience everyday here at Jean Vanier! 

We look forward to welcoming you to our JV family!

"Having our oldest child start Kindergarten this year has brought change and growth to our family. Our son thinks it's really cool to go the the same school as his dad did. Jean Vanier has provided such wonderful experiences for our family! The staff and teachers are all so friendly and very helpful. We are blessed to have a school like this in our community, and I'm proud our family is a part of it!"       Holly Z.

"When I enter Jean Vanier, I feel a sense of community. I am overjoyed to hear my sons come home and talk about learning, the love that God has for us, and how my boys can show that love to others. Joy is the Jean Vanier kids in the school being kind, as well as engaged in learning how to accept and help raise awareness for a friend with Muscular Dystrophy. Joy is found in the parents being involved and volunteering their time for the good of staff, students, and learning."     Dominique K.                

"We feel so blessed to be a part of the Jean Vanier village. We moved to Sherwood Park in the fall of 2013. It took both my children about a year to settle in, but this year they are soaring. I am grateful for the integration and innovation of utilizing social networks, the website, engaging newsletters, and dynamic videos that assist me in keeping conntected. As newcomers to Jean Vanier and to Sherwood Park, we felt very welcome, and now with very joyful hearts, we boast about our amazing school!" Jen M.

"The hallways of Jean Vanier are full of happiness and laughter and at any given time you can hear the wonderful "noise" that comes with children learning. It sounds cliche, but the sound of little voices conversing, singing, and practicing is  a wonderful thing. It brings the school alive. It is satisfying to me as a parent, to have my children be a part of a school community that takes the "job" of building little people very seriously!"        Katie N.

"Jean Vanier school's focus in joy, and it is contagious! From the custodian who promises to keep an eye out for the missing stuffy and return it to its worried owner, or to the new administration team who greets us with a smile EVERY time; joy is obvious! Concerns and worries of students and parents are met with reassurance, confidence, and creative ideas that show a special effort to protect the wonder, joy, and a feeling of belonging that comes with learning."        Tara W.

If you would like to provide your own perspective on your experiences here at Jean Vanier, please email Mrs. Boehm at bonnie-lynneb@eics.ab.ca. We would love to hear from you!