GSACRD celebrates 150 years of Catholic Education and JJN celebrates with Old Fashioned Christmas Week!


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

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...)…

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…

Book Fair is Open!

Mrs. Nichols has done a super job of decorating the library for her bi-annual book fair.  It follows our Kindgom theme!  Thank you to everyone who supports our book fair as it allows our library to have the best books around!

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…

New Classroom Ready To Go!

Mrs. Hrebien's grade five classroom is set up and the students are all settled in.  Thank you to our terrific team from Operations and Maintenance for working hard to get the room ready so quickly and to all our staff for their flexibility and patience.…

Fire Drills Pay Off!

The St. Albert Fire Department came by today to test how well prepared our school was in regards to Fire Drills.  Using the new Hour Zero protocol, we emptied the whole school in under three minutes and completed attendance in under 6 minutes which…