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Indigenous Culture Presentation

Posted on May 10 2024

The Grade 4 students participated in a special presentation about Indigenous culture. They learned about the medicine wheel, the 7 grandfather teachings, as well as Indigenous stories and traditions.

Hats on for Mental Health!

Posted on May 9 2024

Many students and staff wore a hat today to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health

Cake Auction Was A HUGE Success!

Posted on May 3 2024

J.J.Nearing's 2024 cake auction was a roaring success! Every class had a great time bidding on all the beautiful cakes donated by our very talented families. 

Making Ukrainian Perogies With The Grade 3 Class

Posted on April 30 2024

Special Ukrainian guests came to teach all Grade 3 students how to make perogies! Thank you so much for coming in and not only letting students pinch their own perogies but also preparing perogies for…

Earth Day!

Posted on April 23 2024

We loved seeing the students called to action by caring for our planet. We are called to be stewards of creation.

New Life Mass

Posted on April 17 2024

Today we gathered as a school community to celebrate the Easter season at our New Life Mass. Our celebration was led by our grade 6 students. Thank you to Father Jack and the families who joined us.

Green Shirt/Jersey Day!

Posted on April 10 2024

Today we wore our green shirts and jerseys in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect, in support of organ donor awareness/registration across Canada. Logan's story inspired many others. In fact, it is estimated…

Sunridge Ski Day

Posted on March 12 2024

A great time was had by all at our annual ski day.  We could not have asked for better weather!

Grade 6 Visit To VJM

Posted on March 8 2024

The grade six students had the opportunity to visit Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High School to get a peek at what to expect in junior high. They visited an option fair and participated in an Excel…

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on March 1 2024

Pink Shirt Day reminds us to promote a positive and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and valued.

Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 21 2024

Thank you grade 1 for leading us in our Ash Wednesday Liturgy last week. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten season.

Beach Day!

Posted on January 29 2024

Students and staff had a great day in their flip flops, shorts, and sun hats!

Dress Like A Teacher/Dress Like A Student Day

Posted on January 23 2024

Dress Like a teacher/dress like a student day was a hit!  Our students dressed up like a teacher and our staff dress as the students.  The Grade 4 students shared their love of reading with their little…

Registration for NEW students is now open!

Posted on January 18 2024

For more information:  https://www.gsacrd.ab.ca/parents/registration-information

Mission Impossible Excitement in the gym!

Posted on January 16 2024

Crochet Club

Posted on January 12 2024

Nothing Beats a little crocheting on a freezing Winter Day!

J.J. Nearing Kindergarten Open House January 23rd…

Posted on January 9 2024

The beginning of your child's education is a huge step; please join us for an evening of information as we unveil the magic of our kindergarten program. Here at J.J. Nearing we believe in a fun, exciting…

Pre-K And Kindergarten Expo 2024

Posted on January 9 2024

St Albert Catholic Schools, where the intrigue and joy for learning are fostered early to create lifelong learners. Join us to learn more about our school and programs it offers, looking forward to seeing…

2023

A Fun Christmas Week Was Had By All!!

Posted on December 22 2023

Advent Is Upon Us

Posted on December 12 2023

With the second week of Advent here our students at JJ Nearing have been taking the time to decorate their own ornaments to hang on our advent tree.  These very special ornaments are in the shape of…

Grade 6 Smudging Ceremony

Posted on December 1 2023

I big thank you to Mr Joosten who lead the grade 6 students in a session on the significance of the Indigenous Medicine Wheel and a Smudge Ceremony.

Miss Lesoway's Jumprope Club

Posted on November 30 2023

Getting Creative In Options Class

Posted on November 20 2023

Halloween Carnival

Posted on November 2 2023

Our JJ Nearing students of all ages have a fantastic time at our Halloween Carnival!  I huge thank you to all our grade 6 students for their hard work putting this together.

A Visit From CTV News

Posted on November 2 2023

Our Grade 5 classes had an exciting visit from CTV News Chief Meteorologist Josh Classen.  Tune in November 2nd at 6:00 pm, to the CTV evening news to watch or meteorologists in training!  

Getting Creative During Makerspace!

Posted on October 31 2023

Freaky Friday Fall Ball Fun!

Posted on October 17 2023

Terry Fox Run

Posted on October 2 2023

With smiles on their faces and sneakers laced up our JJ Nearing dolphins eagerly participated in our annual Terry Fox run.  Through their small yet meaningful steps, they contribute to the ongoing fight…

National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on September 29 2023

As we recognize this day, we take the time to educate ourselves about the history and work towards building a more just and inclusive society.  It is a day for self-reflection and a call to action,…

Welcome Back!

Posted on September 29 2023

Welcome back to all our JJ Nearing dolphins!  This year has starting off with a bang! We introduced a new rec academy program this year and the activities they have already participated in look like…

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on June 21 2023

Elder Hazel McKennit spent this morning teaching our grade 6 students some history and traditions  of her indigenous culture. She then taught them how to make bannock, which they baked and shared with…

FitSet Ninja has arrived at JJN!

Posted on June 15 2023

Thank you to Families & Friends of JJN for providing our students with a great way to end the 2022-23 school year! Our students are having a fun time learning to trust in their abilities to soar new heights…

We're Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

Posted on June 14 2023

The grade 3 classes had a great time at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. They saw so many different animals and learned about endangered species. 

Track & Field Day Smiles!

Posted on June 8 2023

We want to thank our students for the incredible effort they put in during our track & field day. It was wonderful to watch your drive and determination! Bravo!!

JJN Gr. 6 Market Day!

Posted on June 5 2023

Our grade 6 students worked so hard to bring us an amazing market day! Thank you for all your dedicated work and sharing your talents and creativity with the rest of the JJN students and families! Check…

Welcome to Fort 5B!

Posted on June 1 2023

Class 5B completed their challenge of writing a summary for every book they read. The reading summary worm has made it across the classroom and around the corner! To celebrate, they chose to spend the…

Animal Soap Carvings

Posted on May 12 2023

Class 6B is learning about the Iroquois Confederacy and clan animals. Today they had the chance to put their creative talents to work, and create some clan animals in soap! Check out our gallery for more…

Run Wild!

Posted on May 10 2023

JJ Nearing had a great turn out for the Run Wild Marafun! Thank you to all the students that participated. We hope you all had fun!

"Hats On" For Mental Health

Posted on May 4 2023

Our students sported their favourite hats on May 3rd in honour of Mental Health Day. Students were invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. 

Game On!

Posted on April 14 2023

Collaboration at its finest! Our grade 6 students put their creativity to the test and created some fun and challenging Lenten board games. The students had a fun afternoon learning the rules and playing…

Playground Designers!

Posted on April 11 2023

Our grade 4 students had fun designing and creating their own playground! They incorporated their learning of simple machines and then they shared their project's with our future grade 4 students. 

Reading Buddies!

Posted on April 5 2023

Weekly, our grade 4 students read with their little buds in grade 1. Friendships are always being created in fun and exciting ways at JJN! (See our gallery for more pictures)

Registration Now Open for Pre-K - Gr. 6 Families for…

Posted on April 4 2023

Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open! NEW students to the Greater St. Albert Catholic School division. Click here to register.  RETURNING students register through your Powerschool Parent…

Enjoy your Spring Break!

Posted on March 22 2023

Blessings for a safe and wonderful break. We will see you back in the halls on Monday, April 3rd, 2023!

Ski Day Adventures

Posted on March 17 2023

The sun was shining and the skies were blue for our grade 1-6 ski day at Sunridge! The students had so much fun learning new skills on the hill and making new friendships while supporting each other to…

Rule the School Day!

Posted on March 16 2023

While the entire school was away skiing, the kindergarten students got to "Rule the School". They had so much fun playing in the gym, snowshoeing in the sun and even playing tricks on Mrs. Kuzio!

Echo The Spirit!

Posted on March 10 2023

Thank you to Families & Friends of JJN for giving each of our students a JJN t-shirt. This morning, we gathered in the gym as a school community to learn what it means to "Echo The Spirit" and sing our…

A visit with Notorious Cree

Posted on February 6 2023

Thank you to Notorious Cree for spending the afternoon with us to share his gifts of storytelling, music and dance. 

This Week at JJN!

Posted on February 2 2023

This week's winter chill hasn't stopped us from keeping active at JJN!

Join Us Jan. 24 for our Kindergarten Open House!

Posted on January 20 2023

You are invited to join us at JJ Nearing on the evening of January 24 at 6:00 p.m. to meet the teachers and learn about our kindergarten program for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration opens January…

Learning About Democracy

Posted on January 18 2023

The grade 6 classes visited the Edmonton Legislature today to learn about Democracy and Provincial Politics. 

MakerSpace at JJN!

Posted on January 18 2023

There is a lot of collaborative exploration and learning happening at JJN!

Math is fun with friends!

Posted on January 16 2023

Our grade 1 and 2 students are learning how to estimate and count in math. 

Having Fun at JJN!

Posted on January 13 2023

The grade 5 students were having a blast playing invasion in the gym!

Welcome Back!

Posted on January 9 2023

The kids are climbing the walls at JJ Nearing!

2022

Guess Who's Coming to Town?

Posted on December 23 2022

We had a wonderful surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! 

Christmas Morning PJ Day

Posted on December 23 2022

What better way to head into Christmas break, than with your pajama's on!

Shake the Snow Globe Day!

Posted on December 22 2022

We had some fun and wacky Christmas wear today! Thank you for sharing your creative Christmas ideas with us! 

Candy Cane Day

Posted on December 21 2022

Red and white everywhere you turn! 

Tip Toe Tuesday

Posted on December 20 2022

What a perfect day to wear crazy socks! The -43 with the windchill definitely required warm toes!

TreeTopper Monday

Posted on December 19 2022

Tree topper Monday was a huge success! It was great to see the variety of hats and hairstyles in our halls. 

Christmas Shopping JJN Style!

Posted on December 16 2022

The grade 5 "elves" are having so much fun helping the younger students pick out that perfect gift for Christmas!  Laughter and Joy can be heard over the Christmas music playing in the gym. 

The Light Before Christmas

Posted on December 14 2022

A huge thank you to our families for joining us in the school wide JJN performance of "The Light Before Christmas"! The students were thrilled to perform to a packed house. 

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Posted on December 8 2022

Thank you to all our JJN families for supporting our poinsettia fundraiser! We are blessed to have such a supportive school community. Enjoy your beautiful arrangements!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Posted on December 8 2022

The spirit of Christmas is filling the halls of JJN! Students are making beautiful ornaments to fill our tree. 

Movember at JJN!

Posted on December 1 2022

The wrap-up to Movember at JJ Nearing happened yesterday! Class 6B visited the students to explain the importance of Movember and to give each student a moustache treat.  Thank you to our JJN families…

The Season of Advent

Posted on November 28 2022

The season of Advent is now upon us. Advent is a Latin word that means “coming.” In the Catholic Church, Advent is time of preparation and waiting for the birth of Jesus. This morning, our Kindergarten…

Learning Through Play!

Posted on November 24 2022

Our grade 1 and 2 students had a great time on their field trip to St. Albert Public Library. Rooney and Punyi Productions used interactive theatre to inspire students to love to read! 

Winter Fun!

Posted on November 15 2022

Welcome back from Fall Break! The snow has fallen and the students are loving the outdoor recess time. Check out our gallery for some big smiles! 

Halloween Carnival Fun!

Posted on November 2 2022

Our grade 5 & 6 students created a magical morning of thrills, spooks and giggles for our JJN students. They worked hard at creating and building their fun stations so the rest of the students could enjoy…

Happy Halloween!

Posted on November 1 2022

Thank you to the Boyko, Haynes, Hall, Reichert and Rose families for creating an incredible Halloween dance! It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying a night out of dancing and friendship! Check…

Team Work Makes Great Work!

Posted on September 22 2022

The grade 6 students are creating a mural to show the levels of a forest ecosystem. 

Dress Like a Teacher Day!

Posted on September 21 2022

Dress like a teacher day was a big hit! We saw doubles everywhere we looked. 

JJN SPIRIT WEAR - Order by Sept. 26!!

Posted on September 20 2022

Order your JJN Dolphin Spirit Wear by September 26th! Check out the following link for options from our supplier: DOLPHIN WEAR! The deadline for apparel orders has been set to September 26. Looking forward…

Recess Fun!

Posted on September 20 2022

The students are having a great time playing with the new recess equipment. It's fun watching them create new games and challenges while creating new friendships! Check out the gallery for more recess…

Grade 3 Art Class

Posted on September 15 2022

To celebrate the coming of Autumn, our grade 3 students painted sunflowers during art class.

Welcome Back Information for 2022-2023

Posted on August 22 2022

We are so excited to welcome you back to JJN! Please note the following back-to-school dates: STAGGERED ENTRY: Tuesday, August 30 - first day of school (full day of classes) for students with the last…

2021

Light and shadow fun for Grade 4's!

Posted on April 22 2021

The Grade 4 students are having fun learning about light and shadows! They had a virtual presentation last week where they each got to make a sundial. Then they had the chance to go outside on one of…

What's New Wednesday!

Posted on April 21 2021

Our Kindergarten classes had the opportunity to hatch chicks and learn about God's new life! Check out our gallery for more fun pics.

What's New Wednesday!

Posted on April 15 2021

Our grade 6 classes have been working very hard on their poetry unit and have created some amazing works of art! Check out the amazing art and poetry in our gallery! 

Spring Air!

Posted on April 9 2021

Spring has sprung at JJN, and it's great to watch the kids enjoy the outdoors!

The Surreal Cereal Video!

Posted on March 25 2021

During Lent we challenged the school community to think of an often "taken for granted" item of food that starts our day. We asked students to bring in cereal boxes to fill the St. Albert Food Bank.…

Rock Your Socks!

Posted on March 22 2021

J.J. Nearing "Rocked Their Socks" for World Down Syndrome Day!

Spring has Sprung!

Posted on March 19 2021

"SPRING'S GREATEST JOY BEYOND A DOUBT, IS WHEN IT BRINGS THE CHILDREN OUT."

What's New Wednesday!

Posted on March 17 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May music fill your heart, May luck bring you cheer, May God's brightest blessings  shine on you all year. 

What's New Wednesday!

Posted on March 9 2021

All 3 classes in Grade 4 designed and constructed playground equipment for our "Building Devices that Move" science Unit. All items were brought from home and created here! Brilliant engineers at work!

Registration for 2021-22 Now Open!

Posted on March 8 2021

To register to become part of our JJN family, please click here to get started. We would love to have you join us!

What's New Wednesday!

Posted on March 3 2021

This week in 2A, we’ve been practicing our math skills with relay races and birdie throwing! Not to mention we showed some great teamwork with hula hoop games in the fitness room!

Learning to Code!

Posted on March 2 2021

Our grade two's are having a great time learning to code. The class created their own town and roadways on paper and are coding their dot and dash to follow the roads to get around. 

What's New Wednesday

Posted on February 24 2021

JJ Nearing was a sea of pink today! It was wonderful to see our student's lift each other up and take a stand against bullying. 

What's New Wednesday

Posted on February 17 2021

On Wednesday, February 17th, the grade 1 classes led our Ash Wednesday Liturgy. The ashes were sprinkled on the students heads and marked the beginning of the Lenten Season. We look forward to journeying…

Mardi Gras at JJN!

Posted on February 16 2021

We kicked off the Lenten Season "Mardi Gras" style, with music and a masked parade. Each student decorated their own masks and danced and sung throughout the hallways. It was a great way to work up an…

Happy Valentines Day!

Posted on February 12 2021

A Lesson in Perseverance

Posted on February 1 2021

Despite how hard it was or how long it took, our grade 6 students reached their goal in making card towers. What determination!

Register for Kindergarten 2021-2022!

Posted on January 29 2021

Registration is now open for Kindergarten 21/22. Click here  to get started! At J.J. Nearing, we offer a play-based learning experience, enriched with Animated Literacy, outdoor exploration and inquiry-based…

Grade 4's On The Move

Posted on January 25 2021

Our grade 4 classes had a great in-class field trip with Teacher's Pet! The students learned all about building devices and vehicles that move, and had a great opportunity to build their own catapults.…

A Day In Kindergarten!

Posted on January 21 2021

Take a look at what our Kinder's are doing on a typical Kindergarten Day.