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Our kindergarten students are so excited about our new baby chicks!
We have 10/12 chicks that have hatched so far (this might be it though, there doesn't seem to be much action from the last two eggs). The children are so excited and engaged! We have students creating videos about the chicks, some making books, others keeping track of the events in journals, some are creating and decorating a chick house out of blocks and many more creations! It's beautiful to see each child using their talents and strengths to learn about and enjoy our chicks! See the video below that was created by one of our Kindergarten students.

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SCHOOL BLOG! (click on photos to see more pics!)

2015

A visit from Archbishop Smith

This morning at J.J. Nearing School, Archbishop Smith spent time with both students and staff. He prayed with the entire school in the school assembly and then spoke to all classes as they visited him in turns in the library. His approachable, friendly,…

MacAirs are great!

Our classes are really enjoying the opportunity to use our new MacAirs.  Programs like Word Q, Padlet, Kahoot.it... are just some of the applications that our students are finding very useful and engaging.  Thank you to our School Council!

Like, Totally Awesome

Mr. McDougall’s class traveled back in time to the days of totally tubular leg warmers and righteous hair. The punks, jocks, mods, head bangers and valley girls had a gnarly day, and want to remind you to “don’t worry, be happy”!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May your Joys be as deep as the Oceans, Your Troubles as light as the foam, And may you find sweet Peace of mind Wherever you may roam.

Our Creative, Talented Kinders!

This month the Full-Time Kinders have been interested in sewing.  With all sorts of fabrics and sewing notions from home, the boys and girls have been using needle and thread to design and create their projects.  They were inspired by a classmate who…

Journal Games semi-finals!

We are so proud of how everyone ran yesterday morning and for the parents to come out and support their child.  It was unfortunate that we didn't make it to the next 2 rounds but they all ran well and showed great pride in support of their team mates! …

Kindergarten Reporter Video!

Our kindergarten students are inspired by a wide variety of stimuli. One little girl has decided she would like to be the class reporter.  She has learned how to videotape and is taping various students while they create interesting projects. She has…

The Big Crunch!

Tomorrow, our students are participating in THE BIG CRUNCH where organizations and schools across Canada focus on healthy snacking by bringing an apple and recording the whole school taking a great big bite of their apples!!

A fun day in Kindergarten!

The kindergarten students enjoyed a hands on learning experience at Save-On Foods where they learned about healthy food choices and the different food groups.  The students toured the store exploring many areas that they hadn't seen before - even the…

Alberta Opera Was Great Fun!

The Alberta Opera performed a modern version of the play, Rumpelstilskin at our school today.   As is their custom, the troupe had a dozen or so of our students participating in the play which increased the interest from our audience.  The students…

Oilers' Energizer Visit to 5C!

Fernando Pisani and Sean Brown along with an Oilers cheering squad visited our school today as a reward for Mr. Hrebien's class winning the Oilers Energizer Cheer.  The students split up into Team Pisani and Team Brown to play an exciting ball hockey…

Partners in Prayer

JJN Partners in Prayer is a small group of parents who meet informally, in their homes, once a week to pray for the needs of our school community.  This group began in 2001 with a few Moms who had preschool children, and a desire to support students,…

Ash Wednesday Celebration

The grade one classes hosted a beautiful Ash Wednesday celebration in the gym today. The students explained that Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is celebrated for forty days before Easter. During the time from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday…

Oilers Energizer Contest!

Our 5C class entered the Edmonton Oilers Energizer contest where students took a pledge to complete 60 minutes of physical activity a day, seven days a week.  The students log their activity in a log book and it is submitted each week.  For every student…

Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch - A huge success!

We would like to thank the over 40 parents and volunteers who came to help serve the Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch.  Because of you, the lunch ran smoothly and all our staff and students received piping hot pancakes and sausages. It was a great success!

Dolphin Wrestling News!

This year was a great year for the Dolphin Wrestling Team. We had several talented first-timers that came out to the mat this season. They progressed quickly and we were happy to see many of them place in the Elementary Festival at the University of…

JJN Ski Day at Rabbit Hill!

Teachers, parents, and students were all smiles on the hill as the sun shone and the weather was beautiful!  Our JJN whole school ski trip was a great success.  We were amazed at how quickly the new skiers improved and gained confidence!  The experienced…

2014

JJN travelled 150 years back in history! Check out the class pictures!

Thank you to the parents who searched for old fashioned clothing -it felt like we stepped right back in time to the late 1800s!  The students were so well behaved and the day was full of old fashioned activities - from games in the gym (duck duck goose...)…

$3000.00 grant received for Living Wall at JJN!

Mrs. Kelly applied for a grant on behalf of the Greenalicious Team to create a Living Wall of plants in our foyer. We were pleased to welcome Mayor Crouse when he came to present the $3000.00 cheque to Mrs. Kelly and the Greenalicious team.  Mr. Jim…

Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year to All Our Families!

Our students made gorgeous decorations for our Christmas trees as part of our Old Fashioned Christmas week and donated hundreds of food items to the Marian Center. Love For Others is a part of Building God's Kingdom and our families have made an important…

150 Years Of Catholic Education in St. Albert!

We celebrate our district's 150 year anniversary with an Old Fashioned Christmas week! On Monday, classes made truly beautiful old fashioned Christmas tree decorations for the two trees in our foyer. Today, the sleigh rides by MP Stables were a huge…

J.J.N's Christmas Concert!

Mrs. Szmhelsky's grade 1,3 and 5 music classes helped ring in the Christmas season with the musical "Meet Me at the Manger".  Over 200 student voices rose in beautiful harmony to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!  Our St. Albert Parish church…

WeDAY team raises funds on PTI night

Thank you to our WeDay team for baking special Weday cookies and selling raffle tickets to raise funds to purchase goats ($50.00 each) for families in Kenya.  They raised close to $350.00 over the two evenings!  They will continue selling tickets for…

Girls Volleyball!

Mrs. Sowinski and our student teachers, Dominique Pucci and Breanne Gamache were very impressed by how well our grade six girls played at the mini tournament held at Albert Lacombe school.

Christmas Night Carnival Fun!

Our School Council Family/Student Activity coordinators, Mrs. Maureen Wade, Mrs.Lorraine Tamburrino, Mrs. Tina Skerik,and Mrs. Elain Sowa planned a wonderful family evening for our J.J. Nearing community.  435 people attended this fun-filled evening…

Great Way to Learn Math Facts!

Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers and Mr. Sean McGuiness, our associate superintendent, for coming into Mrs. Kelly's grade four classroom to teach some new math games.  The students learned 5 games in one hour and will now be able to practice…

Volleyball Starts!

Our students played against three other schools in our division for their first mini tournament.  Our athletes had a great time and were quite impressive in their skill level for so early in the season!

Remembrance Day Service

Our school held a very moving Remembrance Day service today.  We would like to thank our guests who added so much to the occasion.  We were very fortunate to have Mrs. Janet Arthurs piped in our color guard dressed in her full regalia.  Father Ignacy…

Letter for Parent Confirmation Session

If you have any questions about confirmation, please see this excellent bulletin written by our pastoral assistant, Mark Guevarra.

Toonie Carnival- Successful Service Project!

A great big shout-out to our very dedicated grade sixes for hosting such a spook-tacular carnival. The students of Mr. McDougall, Mrs. Sowinski and Mr. Kelly’s classes demonstrated great leadership by working hard to create a joy-filled day for our…

Happy Hallowe'en!

Mrs. Tamano's class painted these very creative pumpkins and suddenly her class changed into a class of 24 grinning pumpkins! We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled Hallowe'en night! Click on photo below to see enlarged version.

The Sacrament of Confirmation - A Place For Everyone!

Father Mike and Father Ignacy met with their second group of parents from our school as the first session of the four part Confirmation Preparation sessions. The urge parents to consider this beautiful process for the spiritual life of their child. …

Sparticl - Great Website for Science, technology, math...

Sparticl: is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. What are you CURIOUS about? How to get mummy DNA??? Check out this website?  http://www.sparticl.org…

Family Hallowe'en Dance Was Spookacular!

Our Friends and Family Society organized a wonderful opportunity for our families to gather together for a spooky fun evening where children and adults came decked out in their wild and wacky Halloween costumes.  Thank you to Mrs. Layna Haley for dreaming…

Stone Soup in Mrs. Wenger's class!

The students love this story and the excitement of finding the stone (well cleaned!) in the delicious soup cooked up by wonderful parent volunteers! Click for photos.

Learning the Art of Debating!

Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Sowinski's students watched and read about models of debates, then prepped and presented their own debates.  We can see why some parents might have a hard time arguing with these champion 'debaters'! Click for photos.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Tristan R. who was the winner of the SUTP fundraiser draw. Tristan won a Google Android 4.27" camera touch tablet. Way to go Tristan!

Thanksgiving

On Friday, October 10th, the grade 5 classes coordinated a lovely Thanksgiving celebration for our J.J. Nearing community.  A special thank you to Father Ignacy for his words of Thanksgiving and to all our parents that joined in the celebration. Thank…