Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Parents Society (BUCPS)


Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Parents Society (BUCPS)

Bitaemo! Sherwood Park's Ukrainian Bilingual Program began in 1980 and has seen decades of success in academic achievement, global learning, and celebration of the rich Ukrainian heritage. Students flourish in an academically challenging and supportive environment with excellent teachers, dedicated support staff and a committed parent organization.

The Ukrainian Bilingual Program curriculum follows the Alberta Program of Studies for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Health and Religious Studies. The Ukrainian Language Arts course is the primary vehicle of language instruction, and students are encouraged to use Ukrainian in other subject areas as well. Technology and computer skills are integrated in to the curriculum, as are Ukrainian cultural programs.

Students who have progressed through the program have developed life-long friendships and valuable global learning skills associated with second language study. From diversified thinking to effective communications skills in both English and Ukrainian, confidence to cultural appreciation, the program offers students a distinct advantage when entering postsecondary studies and pursuing future careers.

From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, the Ukrainian Bilingual Program offers a community-minded cultural environment along with an enhanced academic curriculum. Open the door to your child's future...contact us today!

Visit us online at www.spukrprogram.ca

Vision of BUCPS

A vibrant and strong Ukrainian Cultural Bilingual Community where students experience and develop life-long values related to Ukrainian culture, language, faith and traditions.

Mission of BUCPS

To promote, advocate, support and foster cultural and educational opportunities for students in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program.


President Clayton Starko         
Vice-President            Christine Kope
Treasurer Jackie Fedoriuk
Secretary Jennifer Lychak

Past President            Shelley Borowski                                

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019


BUCPS is kicking off the year with its Annual General Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Theresa Catholic School library. Our first regular BUCPS Meeting will take place immediately after the AGM at 7:30 p.m.  All parents are invited and we welcome you to attend!  We encourage parents from all grades (Kindergarten to Grade 12) to attend these meetings regularly, as they will help keep you informed to upcoming events or initiatives BUCPS is working on, as well as provides an opportunity for parents to provide feedback. 


We are actively seeking another Fundraising Coordinator, as well as Members at Large. If you have an interest in either of these roles or have questions, please email bucpssecretary@gmail.com for more information.


Mark your calendars for our BUCPS Annual Family Fall Zabava. It will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Ardrossan Community Hall. There will be a DJ, Ukrainian buffet, 50/50 draw, and activities for the kids!  Ticket order forms will be sent home in the next week!  We will also need volunteers for a variety of positions relating to set-up, 50/50 sales, liquor ticket sales and event takedown. Please contact Clayton Starko at clayton@starko.ca if you are able to help with this much anticipated event!


Thank you to Irene Sombyk for continuing to teach our annual Fall Beginner Ukrainian Language Classes.  Classes will be held at Jean Vanier School on Tuesday evenings, starting October 8th and ending December 3rd from 7:00-9:00PM.  Cost for the 8 weeks is $160.00 plus $10.00.  Please email Pani Sombyk directly or bucpssecretary@gmail.com if you or someone you know is interested.


Little Orchard Sadochok Preschool still has spots available for the 2019-2020 school year!  We are an English based preschool program with some Ukrainian fun!  The program is for 4 year old's and classes are running at Jean Vanier Catholic School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45AM-11:15AM.  For more information or to register, please email bucpssecretary@gmail.com.


Visit our website (www.spukrprogram.ca) or check us out on Facebook (Sherwood Park Bilingual Program). Keep in touch with our current news and activities, as well as relevant information from the Ukrainian community!



To contact BUCPS, please email: bucpssecretary@gmail.com

Little Orchard Sadochok Pre School Registration information