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REGISTER for the 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

Posted on February 2 2022

NEW students to GSACRD Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Information for Pre-K and Pre-K Inquiry form available on Registration Page. Click HERE to register now or to inquire about…

School Supplies for 2022-23

Posted on June 30 2022

Please find the 2022-23 School Supply Lists below. School Supplies Gr 1 School Supplies Gr 2 School Supplies Gr 3 School Supplies Gr 4 School Supplies Gr 5 School Supplies Gr 6   STAPLES School Tools…

Bonnes Vacances! Have a GREAT Summer!

Posted on June 29 2022

WE DID IT! We have made it through a year to remember! Our staff here at EFJ would like to thank you all for your support throughout this year! We would like to leave you all with a simple prayer for…

Grade 6 Farewell

Posted on June 28 2022

Today we celebrated our Grade 6 Jaguars. We are so proud that we were a part of your educational journey. We enjoyed watching you grow, some starting from kindergarten, others joining later on. Thank…

Kindergarten Orientation

Posted on June 27 2022

Today, we had the pleasure of hosting some of our future Jaguars for their Kindergarten Orientation! There is still space available in our 2022/23 Kindergarten programs! You can find more information…

Monday Morning Assemblies

Posted on June 27 2022

We are pleased to share our Monday Morning Assembly in Google Slides or VIDEO format! Click HERE for the June 27 Assembly. Click HERE for the June 20 Assembly. Click HERE for the June 13 Assembly.…

Kinders @ the Zoo!

Posted on June 24 2022

This week, our kindergarten classes took a field trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo! Lucy even made an appearance to wish our kinder Jaguars all the best as they move onto Grade 1! Thank you for the wonderful…

Monthly Newsletters

Posted on June 24 2022

Please click on the links below to view our Monthly Newsletter. June 2022 Newsletter (PDF format) May 2022 Newsletter (PDF format) April 2022 Newsletter (PDF format) March 2022 Newsletter (PDF format)…

The JAGGIES! Year End Awards and Presentation of the…

Posted on June 23 2022

École Father Jan celebrated our Annual JAGGIES!! We had students show up in their Sunday best and even some parents! Here is a little glimpse into the event yesterday. Thank you to all of our staff,…

Year End Mass!

Posted on June 22 2022

Thank you to Father Ignacy! Over the years, he has been a wonderful teacher of our Catholic faith for our staff and students. We were blessed to have him lead our Year End Mass at St. Albert Catholic…

School Provided BBQ Lunch!

Posted on June 22 2022

We are so thankful for Bernie and Leo, our wonderful cooks from not only today's BBQ but our last BBQ as well. Due to their dedication and hard work, our school provided lunches have been huge successes!

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on June 21 2022

Our Jaguars celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day today. Several of our classes attended a Division-wide Inculturated Mass, which engages the Gospel with Indigenous culture. Thank you to St. Albert…

Our last HOUSE Colour Day of the year!

Posted on June 20 2022

Today we had our last House Colour Day at EFJ! Excitement is growing to find out which House will win the House Cup this year! Join us this Thursday at The JAGGIES: Year End Awards and House Cup Presentation!…

HAPPY FATHERS' DAY!

Posted on June 19 2022

Happy Father's Day from our EFJ family to yours! We hope all the dads had a blessed day celebrating with those you love today.

Staff Appreciation Lunch!

Posted on June 17 2022

Thank you very much to all those who made today's Staff Appreciation a reality!! We appreciate all those who helped with set up & take down, who supplied food for the meal, who organized the event and…

Nature Kindergarten @ EFJ

Posted on June 16 2022

We are proud to announce our newest program at EFJ - Nature Kindergarten. We would like to introduce Mme Johnson who will be teaching our Nature program as well as our Pre-K class next year. We look forward…

Religious Teaching

Posted on June 15 2022

Over the past couple of weeks, our young Jaguars have taken part in some important Religious teachings. 2A and 2/3B participated in a short liturgy of the word to celebrate Pentecost. To celebrate the…

Cereal Box Food Drive!

Posted on June 13 2022

Check out our Cereal Box Dominoes reel! The Jaguars brought in 158 boxes of cereal to create this event! Thank you to everyone who donated! We are #efjproud

PRIDE Month!

Posted on June 8 2022

During this pride month, École Father Jan reaffirms that it is honoured to serve students of every sexual orientation and gender. No judgment, no exceptions…just outstanding education offered with…

Arbour Day!

Posted on June 7 2022

Our Grade 1 students joined other schools across St. Albert today to plant trees and celebrate the city's annual Arbor Day. For the first time since 2019, our students were invited to the in person event.…

EFJ @ the Children's Festival

Posted on June 3 2022

We are so excited that International Children's Festival of the Arts is back! Many of our students took part in the festivities over the last few days! At EFJ, we are so blessed to be so close to the…

Glow Kids Yoga @ EFJ

Posted on June 1 2022

Today our Jaguars participated in Glow Yoga Kids during their Physical Education block. We want to thank our School Council for organizing this through our School Council Engagement Grant by promoting…

CHUCK-A-PUCK!

Posted on May 31 2022

Thank you to all our Jaguars that took part in our Chuck-A-Puck event! This year, the funds raised will be staying in the school and will help our FAJA cup tournament for years to come! Congratulations…

Cereal Box Food Drive!

Posted on May 30 2022

The Cereal Box Food Drive is back!! This week, we begin our collection of Cereal Boxes. We will be focusing on the Catholic Social Teaching of the Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. We are…

FAJA CUP 2022!

Posted on May 27 2022

That's a wrap on FAJA 2022! Flyers won for the NHL tournament and Everett won for WHL tournament. Who won between the Flyers and the EFJ staff during the big finale at lunch today?Winners in the first…

Catholic Education Day

Posted on May 26 2022

Our Jaguars are wearing blue today in support of World Catholic Education Day!

Superhero Day and FitSet Ninja Course

Posted on May 25 2022

The Superheroes have taken over EFJ! Today, our Jaguars had a chance to dress up as their favorite superhero. But why stop there?? Our Superheroes put their powers to the test with FitSet Ninja Obstacle…

EFJ participates in RUN WILD!

Posted on May 16 2022

So proud of all of our Jaguars who took part of Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild yesterday! Thank you to Mme Cory who organized the events and our volunteers Aimee & Robyn who helped during Mme Cory's…

Parent Testimonial

Posted on May 13 2022

Please check out this parent testimonial! We look forward to our House system growing and evolving! Having our Jaguars work together with others within the school has developed a wonderful sense of community.…

Mme. Marie presents TUNISIA!

Posted on May 12 2022

Last week, our very own Mme Marie did a fantastic presentation on living with her family in Tunisia. What a rich and insightful lesson for our Grade 3 students! Mme Marie even presented some tasty food…

Cookies for UKRAINE

Posted on May 10 2022

Last week, our grade 6 students sold cookies to raise money for the Red Cross Humanitarian effort for Ukraine. A few extras were sold again yesterday until they were all sold out! Our Jaguars raised $334.65…

FAJA CUP is back!

Posted on May 9 2022

FAJA CUP is back! We are thrilled to have our annual floor hockey tournament back and we have moved it outside this year! Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 will participate in our WHL League and students…

Happy Mother's Day!

Posted on May 8 2022

Happy Mother's Day from our EFJ family to yours.

WELLNESS WEEK: Day 5 Hats on for Mental Health!

Posted on May 6 2022

Wellness Week - Day #5 - Hats On for Mental Health Students wore hats of all shapes and sizes to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. This week was so full of amazing events that we…

WELLNESS WEEK: Day 4 Social/Emotional

Posted on May 5 2022

Wellness Week Day #4 - Social Emotional What a better way to practice Social Emotional Wellness than to get outside with our friends and share a meal! As a Cinco de Mayo treat, our students had Taco Bell…

WELLNESS WEEK: Day 3 Mental/Physical

Posted on May 4 2022

Wellness Week Day #3 - Mental/Physical Wellness Today, our classes went to the Healing Garden with Mme Mulder to take time to meditate and reflect. Some classes were guided through a Rainbow meditation.…

STAR WARS Day!

Posted on May 4 2022

May the 4th be with you! The force was strong with our Jaguars today as they took part in our Star Wars Theme Day!

WELLNESS WEEK: Day 2 Career

Posted on May 3 2022

Day #2 - Career Day Today, our Jaguars were invited to dress up as what they hope to be when they are older! We love seeing the students ideas and dreams come to life in their choice of wardrobe for the…

WELLNESS WEEK: Day 1 Spiritual

Posted on May 2 2022

Today marked the kick off of Wellness Week. Thank you to The Doug for coming and starting us off with our Spiritual Wellness Day. We were blessed to be able to sit together today in prayer. Keep an eye…

Adminstration Announcment for 2022-23

Posted on April 29 2022

Congratulations to Mme Sestito who will be our new Vice Principal starting in the 2022/23 school year! We are very excited to have one of our own be able to join our administration team! All the best…

Adventures in Reading Concludes!

Posted on April 28 2022

Today we concluded our final Literacy Challenge: ADVENTURES IN READING! Our students earned incredible 3974 points for our House System! We are so proud of the Jaguars and all the progress they have made…

ADMIN PROFESSIONALS DAY!

Posted on April 27 2022

Today is ADMIN PROFESSIONALS DAY! Help us celebrate our amazing Mme. Jean, Mme. Marie, Mlle. Crothers & Mme Busque! We are so blessed to have these wonderful ladies supporting our school community!

Earth Day @ EFJ

Posted on April 22 2022

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, It's not. -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Today, our students not only wore blue & green to school but some created Lorax crafts…

Easter Mass @ St. Albert Parish

Posted on April 20 2022

We are blessed to celebrate Easter together with Bertha Kennedy Catholic School at St. Albert Catholic Parish this afternoon. Thank you to Mme Brcic and her Jaguars who actively participated in the mass.…

Happy Easter

Posted on April 18 2022

Hallelujah! He is Risen! Happy Easter to our all EFJ Jaguars and their families. We will see our Jaguars again Tuesday!

Holy Thursday Celebration

Posted on April 14 2022

As we approach Easter weekend, our Jaguars spent time together in a symbolic last supper. We shared Paska bread and grape juice together to celebrate Holy Thursday.

Library Spring Flower Sale LAST CALL!

Posted on April 14 2022

LIBRARY SPRING FLOWER SALE Click here to order: https://efjcs.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home Order Deadline: Tue, Apr 19 (11:59 PM) in 6 days! We are planning to restart and expand Makerspace in the…

5A Chemistry Science Fair

Posted on April 13 2022

I wanted to start with a chemistry pun, but I couldn't zinc of anything.... M. Shabani's class has been working hard on creating a Chemistry/Science fair to share with their fellow students. Great job,…

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registrations for 2022/23

Posted on April 12 2022

Register now for Kindergarten and Pre-K! https://www.gsacrd.ab.ca/parents/registration-information We are looking forward to meeting our future Jaguars!Call 780-458-3300 if you have questions and we will…

2021/22 Yearbook Orders

Posted on April 11 2022

Order your yearbook now! Click here - http://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/ and enter the code 13542522.Each book is $22. Make sure to get a keepsake of this eventful year!

DISNEY DAY @ EFJ!

Posted on April 8 2022

"If you weren't you, then we'd all be a bit less we." -Piglet (Winnie the Pooh) Today was a Disney Theme Day! We saw classic characters like Mickey & Minnie Mouse. We saw new favorites like Encanto. We…

French Author Webinar!

Posted on April 6 2022

Bonjour! Our Jaguars were treated to a Webinar presented by Sigmund Brouwer. Sigmund was joined by Marie-Louise Gay, Mireille Messier and Gaston Gingras. These authors and illustrators took time to discuss…

Welcome Back after Spring Break!

Posted on April 4 2022

Welcome Back, Jaguars! We kicked off our last term with our first full in person school assembly. Keep an eye out for our future monthly in person assemblies dates in our Week At A Glance!

Have a GREAT Spring Break!

Posted on March 25 2022

Enjoy your Spring Break, Jaguars! Supervision takes on a whole new meaning in the early days of Spring at Lake EFJ! Our supervisors brought their gear to enjoy every moment of their last recess with the…

Celebrating La Francophonie!

Posted on March 22 2022

We celebrate La semaine de la francophonie! Today, we had the pleasure of having Roger Dallaire presenting "C'est Un Petit Monde" to our classes. Merci à Roger et Canadian Parents for French Alberta!…

LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE: Goal 2 $1500 = Pie…

Posted on March 21 2022

Thank you Jaguars! We made goal #2! Roughly $400 to reach goal #3 and get a movie afternoon! Click here to donate! - https://www.canadahelps.org/.../team/ecole-father-jan/

EFJ goes skiing @ Snow Valley!

Posted on March 18 2022

Jaguars hit the slopes yesterday! We are so thankful that we were able to get our students back on the hill with a full day at Snow Valley. Thank you to the volunteers who joined us for a beautiful day…

Pysanka Easter Eggs

Posted on March 14 2022

Who doesn't love making Pysanka Easter eggs?!? Art Gallery of St. Albert lead a couple of our classes in creating unique eggs. We are excited to share a few pictures from Mme Jurick's group who attended…

Substitute Appreciation Week!

Posted on March 14 2022

Thank you to all our amazing substitute teachers!! You're the best! This year has been unique and challenging but with your help and support, our year has been amazing! We truly are fortunate to be blessed…

LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE: Goal 1 $1000 = Extra…

Posted on March 11 2022

Who doesn't love extra recess?!? The students achieved the first Lenten Service Project goal and received their extra recess this afternoon! Click here to Donate- https://www.canadahelps.org/.../team/ecole-father-jan/…

Class 3/4 One Room School House

Posted on March 4 2022

This past Friday, Mme Klemmer's Jaguars celebrated Alberta’s past by learning in a ‘one room school house’, doing math or arithmetic on chalkboards then finally making bread together!

ESSMY Visits Grade 6

Posted on March 4 2022

ESSMY Open House March 10th starting at 6:30pm! Mme Jurick's Jaguars received a visit from ESSMY - École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville today inviting the students to their Open House! The lucky…

LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT: Be Safe Kits Fundraiser

Posted on March 4 2022

Once again this Lent, all GSACRD school communities are encouraged to participate in a Lenten challenge to fundraise for Catholic Social Services in support of vulnerable youth (aged 13-21) who may have…

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Posted on March 2 2022

Ash Wednesday - A day of prayer, reflection and fasting. We are so blessed that today we were able to be together for the Liturgy of the Word as we start the first day of Lent! Thank you to M. Shabani…

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Posted on March 2 2022

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is now live! Use the link https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5177572 to access the Fair. We are doing a virtual fair because Scholastic has had some issues…

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras!

Posted on March 1 2022

Mardi Gras! As is the tradition on Shrove Tuesday to Feast before we Fast, today students at EFJ were treated to a Pancake lunch provided by the school! We will begin our Lenten journey tomorrow with…

Celebrating 100 Days Brighter!

Posted on February 25 2022

Our students are shining so bright! Our grade 1 students are celebrating 100 days of school today by being 100 DAYS BRIGHTER! Students across the school showed solidarity by wearing NEON to celebrate…

Fr. Ignacy visits and helps prepare EFJ for LENT

Posted on February 24 2022

Father Ignacy spent time this week with each class in preparation for the Lenten Season. We are blessed to have Father come and answer the questions our students have regarding the Easter season. Thank…

Pink Shirt/Anti-Bullying Day!

Posted on February 23 2022

Be a Buddy, not a Bully! Our Jaguars rocked their Pink Shirts to raise awareness and to stand up against bullying!

Cookie Dough Fundraiser!

Posted on February 15 2022

Friends of Father Jan has launched their newest fundraiser! Everyone loves cookies and these tubs of cookies even take the away the prep time! Cookie Dough that you can keep frozen until you are ready…

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted on February 14 2022

Happy Valentine's Day to all our #efj_jaguars and their families. Everywhere we look we see Red, Pink, Hearts and smiles all around! #efjproud #gsacrdproud #stalbert #T8N

CARNAVAL @ EFJ

Posted on February 9 2022

CARNAVAL! Today was a day of celebrating our French Heritage and Culture. Carnaval is truly one of the highlights every year. This year, we truly were blessed with wonderful weather for the event!Bonhomme…

CRAZY HAIR DAY!

Posted on February 4 2022

Things were a little CRAZY today here at EFJ! Creativity was on full display in our students' and staff's hair for CRAZY HAIR DAY! #efjproud #gsacrdproud #T8N #stalbert

EFJ 2022-23 Registrations are NOW OPEN!

Posted on February 3 2022

Attention #efj_jaguars!! Did you know that registrations are now open?? New students can access information about our school and links for registration at www.efj.gsacrd.ab.ca. Returning students can…

2 Day @ EFJ!

Posted on February 2 2022

As TWOday was the 2nd Day of the 2nd Month of the year 2022, we encouraged the students to represent the number 2 in creative ways!We love the ideas that students and staff came up with. We had double…

REMINDER: Pre-K and Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE!

Posted on February 1 2022

Tomorrow is the big event! Please join us for our Virtual Kindergarten Open House at 6pm tomorrow, February 2nd, 2022. You still have time to register online and be entered to win Chapters gift cards.…

Family Literacy Day

Posted on January 28 2022

Yesterday, we celebrated #FamilyLiteracyDay! Literacy has been a main focus this year at EFJ.

REMINDER: Pre-K and Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE!

Posted on January 27 2022

EFJ is looking forward to our Kindergarten Virtual Open House event next Wednesday, February 2nd at 6pm! Will we see you there? Register now at https://sites.google.com/gsacrd.ab.ca/efjopenhouse for the…

House Colour Day @ EFJ!

Posted on January 26 2022

#efj_jaguars are rocking their #efj_house colours today for our House Colour Theme Day! Way to show your house spirit! #efjproud of all those who continue to take part in our theme days throughout the…

REMINDER: Pre-K and Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE!

Posted on January 25 2022

Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House Coming Soon! We are excited to announce that our Kindergarten Open House is just around the corner! Please join us on February 2nd, 2022 at 6pm to learn more about our…

Nature Kindergarten Extension @ EFJ Next Year!

Posted on January 24 2022

Nature Kindergarten - Coming Soon to EFJ! We are excited to offer this program of choice for our #efj_jaguars for the 2022/23 school year. #efjproud #gsacrdproud #stalbert #T8N

Positive Messages for Mental Health

Posted on January 21 2022

Mme Jurick and her students are doing their part to spread positivity and kindness. The students wrote inspirational messages and words of kindness to share with our community. These messages are hung…

Look Alike Day @ EFJ

Posted on January 21 2022

Is anyone else seeing double?!? Today's theme day was Look-A-Like Day. Students could dress up like twins, triplets or even as their favorite celebrity or character! Each student who dressed up received…

Upcoming Pre-K & Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE Event

Posted on January 20 2022

EFJ - All the way! We are excited to announce that our Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House is just around the corner! Please join us on February 2nd, 2022 at 6pm to learn more about our school, our programs,…

Bottle Drive Reminder!

Posted on January 18 2022

#efj_jaguars! Do you have empty bottles at home? Friends of Father Jan is hosting a Bottle Drive this week! Come drop off your empties in the bin that will be placed in our school parking lot on January…

Tropical Day @ EFJ!

Posted on January 14 2022

It may be January and cold outside, but here at EFJ the forecast was sunny with a high chance of FUN! We had a Tropical Theme Day and the students that dressed for the beach earned points for their #efj_houses!…

EFJ Pre-K/Kindergarten Open House Registration!

Posted on January 14 2022

Thank you for your interest in our AMAZING school! Please click the following LINK and answer the questions to register for the 2022 Pre-K & Kinder Open House.  By registering for our event, you will…

Virtual Pre-K and Kindergarten EXPO!

Posted on January 13 2022

Please join us and the #gsacrd community tonight for the Kinder Expo at 6pm! Please register at https://www.gsacrd.ab.ca/.../2022-k-expo-registration-form We're really excited to welcome children to our…

Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch Suspended

Posted on January 7 2022

Attention #efj_jaguars! Due to the changes in our Division’s Return to School Plan and the temporary suspension of visitors and volunteers in our schools, we have had to suspend our Healthy Hunger…

Virtual Pre-K and Kindergarten EXPO

Posted on January 3 2022

Help us spread the word! We are moving our Pre-K and Kinder expo to a virtual format with the same great people and information available.Pre-registration is required. https://www.gsacrd.ab.ca/2022kexpo

WINTER BREAK EXTENDED

Posted on January 3 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that the winter break has been extended for K-12 students. We will be sure to share more details as we receive them. To watch the full announcement, click below. https://www.alberta.ca/news.aspx

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted on December 25 2021

Merry Christmas!! We wish you a wonderful day full of peace and love. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. – Luke 2:16 #efjproud #gsacrdrpoud #IBelieveinCatholicEd

CHRISTMAS WEEK DAY 5: PJ Day and Diner de Noel!

Posted on December 17 2021

Merry Christmas from all of us at École Father Jan! We were so busy that we missing getting pictures of Theme Day #5 - Pajama Day. We did have some pictures shared from Mme Klemmer's class who made some…

#TEAMSEAS Hot Chocolate Wrap Up!

Posted on December 17 2021

#efjproud of our Grade 6 boys who worked hard and raised $602 from their Hot Chocolate sales Way to go! Their donation to #teamseas will help remove 602 pounds of marine debris from the ocean. #efj_jaguars #gsacrdproud

CHRISTMAS WEEK DAY 4: Candy Cane Day and Liturgy of…

Posted on December 16 2021

We are blessed to have Father Ed come to lead our Liturgy of the Word prior to our Christmas Break. Thank you to Mme Brcic, Mme Sestito and their students for helping with the Liturgy. Thank you to all…

CHRISTMAS WEEK DAY 3: Christmas Sweaters and SANTA!

Posted on December 15 2021

Today was filled with Christmas excitement today! Santa came to visit! The students were amazed at the beautiful French he spoke. Some lovely #essmy students came to visit their old school and the current…

CHRISTMAS WEEK DAY 2: Santa's Helpers!

Posted on December 14 2021

Christmas Theme Day - Santa's Helpers Edition Our classes were filled with Holiday cheer as elves, reindeer and many more of Santa's friends were spotted partaking in plenty of holiday activities! Our…

CHRISTMAS WEEK DAY 1: 3rd Week of Advent Wear PINK!

Posted on December 13 2021

Every week of Advent has a theme. Week three is JOY! What a beautiful theme as we kick off our Christmas Week of Theme Days! Our #efj_jaguars wore pink to represent the pink candle in the Advent Wreath.…

#TEAMSEAS Hot Chocolate Sales

Posted on December 10 2021

#efjproud of our group of Grade 6 boys who are leading the #teamseas service project. They are selling Hot Chocolate in order to raise money to donate to #TEAMSEAS! Next week is the last week to purchase…

Bissell Centre Item Drive Reminder!

Posted on December 8 2021

A reminder to our #efj_jaguars that our Advent service project is in full swing and we are continuing to collect NEW or GENTLY USED and WASHED items for the Bissell Centre We are focusing on the Catholic…

Report Card Day for Term 1

Posted on December 6 2021

Today is Report Card Day for Grades 1-6! Please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal on your desktop to see your student's report card. #efjproud #éducationenfrançais

#TEAMSEAS Hot Chocolate Sales

Posted on December 2 2021

Our #efj_jaguars continue to ARISE and GET GOING on our faith journey this year! We have a group of Grade 6 boys who are leading another Service Project where they are selling Hot Chocolate in order…

Bissell Centre Item Drive

Posted on December 1 2021

Our #efj_jaguars continue to ARISE and GET GOING on our faith journey this year! For our Advent Service Project we are collecting NEW or GENTLY USED and WASHED items for the Bissell Centre. We are focusing…

Moustache Day @ EFJ

Posted on November 30 2021

Our EFJ Jaguars demonstrated solidarity with our EFJ Movember team, the FATHER JAN FUZZY FACES! Many students and staff wore moustaches today in support of our team that was spearheaded by M. Shabani.…

EFJ Welcomes The DOUG in Residence!

Posted on November 29 2021

This week our #efj_jaguars welcome The DOUG, our Division Chaplain, for his 2-day residence. The DOUG is making our House Room his home as he helps us ARISE and GET GOING on our faith journey this year!…

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Posted on November 26 2021

LINGO!

Posted on November 25 2021

Look who got caught reading a book! This week, our #efj_jaguars started LINGO, our Literacy Bingo. Literacy is one of our main focuses this academic year. Each child has brought home a LINGO card to fill…

Jersey Day @ EFJ

Posted on November 19 2021

Our #efj_jaguars showed their team spirit today and wore their favourite jersey! Each student that wore their jersey earned a point for their House team. #efj_houses #efjproud #gsacrdproud

Father Ignacy Visits EFJ

Posted on November 18 2021

This week, we were blessed to have the opportunity for our #efj_jaguars to ask questions to Father Ignacy about their faith and the Church. These visits from Father Ignacy and our visits to St. Albert…

LAST CALL for Fundraisers!

Posted on November 17 2021

A gentle reminder that Friends of Father Jan are hosting two fundraisers just in time for Christmas! For all your Chocolate needs, there is a Purdys Fundraiser. https://fundraising.purdys.com/826555-88848…

Métis Week at EFJ

Posted on November 17 2021

Our #efj_jaguars are proud to celebrate Métis Week. This week is an important opportunity to celebrate culture, history, and Métis people.  With wonderful displays of artifacts related to the Métis…

Remembrance Day Liturgy

Posted on November 5 2021

Thank you to our Grade 6 students and Mme. Jurick who joined M. Holstein to lead our school through our Remembrance Day liturgy this morning.Lest We Forget.As a visual reminder today, we had several students…

No Stone Left Alone

Posted on November 5 2021

This week, M. Holstein and some of our #efj_jaguars took part in No Stone Left Alone.During this unique ceremony, the students took time to remember Canada's military personnel and placed poppies on…

Remembrance Day Reminder

Posted on November 4 2021

We will be having our Remembrance Day Liturgy this Friday before Fall Break.Please send a donation for a Poppy on Friday. All donations will be forwarded to the St. Albert Legion.#efjproud #gsacrdproud

Happy Halloween from EFJ

Posted on October 29 2021

Happy Halloween from École Father Jan! We hope everyone enjoys a SPOOKTACULAR weekend! #efjproud #gsacrdproud #efj_houses

EFJ Halloween Parade at Chateau Mission Court

Posted on October 29 2021

For the second year now, our #efj_jaguars shared the joy of Halloween by adding Chateau Mission Court to our Halloween Parade. We are blessed to have such wonderful neighbours that welcome and encourage…

EFJ Book Fair!

Posted on October 12 2021

Just a REMINDER about the EFJ BOOK FAIR which is happening this week! We are pleased to announce the return of the Book Fair! Students (with the exception of Maternelle) will be coming during regularly…

World Teacher Day

Posted on October 5 2021

"Not all superheros wear capes, some have teaching degrees." - Unknown Happy World Teachers Day to our wonderful EFJ teachers!! We have some of the most amazing teachers out there and we are grateful!…

EFJ Clothing Store is NOW OPEN!

Posted on October 4 2021

We are so EXCITED to let you all know that we have opened this year’s EFJ Clothing Store! We are offering our School HOUSE Logo as the primary symbol this year and made our Tops available in each of…

Orange Shirt Day!

Posted on September 29 2021

Our teachers have been leading the students through various activities this week in preparation for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our students were told stories at school, at the Healing…

Kindergarten Sorting Ceremony!

Posted on September 27 2021

We had a magical event happen last week... Our kindergarten students have been sorted to their Houses!!! Although we couldn't hold a school wide assembly, the students were able to have their first experience…

House Colour Day @ EFJ!

Posted on September 24 2021

We had our first theme day - EFJ House Colour Day! Our students received bracelets in their house colours and with the name of their house - Ange, Boeuf, Lion, Aigle. To tie in the teachings surrounding…

School Council Invitation

Posted on September 21 2021

Get Involved with the EFJ School Community! Our first School Council Meeting on Google Meet (LINK) is Wednesday, September 22 @7pm  Do you want to make a difference in your child's learning experience…

Terry Fox Run @ EFJ

Posted on September 16 2021

Thank you #efj_jaguars! We donated $342 to the Terry Fox Foundation today! Our students did a great job running the paths around the Sturgeon River and St. Albert City Hall today!#efjproud #gsacrdproud #TryLikeTerry

Opening Liturgy @ EFJ

Posted on September 10 2021

Our #efj_jaguars celebrated our Opening Liturgy today! Our students were introduced to this year's Faith Theme: ARISE: Get Going!  We were blessed to have our Division Chaplain, The DOUG preside over…

House Room Introduction

Posted on September 8 2021

Our #efj_jaguars were introduced to our House Room today! Our students were let in on the mysteries behind the colors and symbols behind each House. Our House colors were chosen based on the Medicine…

WELCOME BACK!

Posted on August 30 2021

Bienvenue & Welcome back! I would like to start by officially welcoming all of you to a new school year! We hope you have all enjoyed a blessed summer break and are as excited as we all are for the year…

Return to School: Staggered Start Dates

Posted on August 3 2021

FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL (AUG 31 - SEPT 1st) Do not forget that our staggered entry will occur on: Tuesday August 31st for families with the last names beginning with A-K  Wednesday September 1st for families…

Presentation of the HOUSE CUP!

Posted on June 18 2021

Today was a big day for our small school! We had our first ever Presentation of the HOUSE CUP!Students have been participating in various challenges and theme days to win points for their house. We also…

EFJ now offering Pre-K Programming!

Posted on May 25 2021

Was your child born in 2017? Will he or she attend Kindergarten in 2022? Are you interested in French Immersion for your child? CONSIDER ÉCOLE FATHER JAN'S FRENCH IMMERSION PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM!…

School Council Meeting

Posted on May 18 2021

Just a gentle reminder that we have our School Council Meeting on Wednesday May 19th @ 7:00pm via Google Meet (simply click the link to access the Google Meet). Please take a look at this video invitation from…

Kindergarten Sorting Ceremony!

Posted on May 10 2021

Our #efj_jaguars Kindergarten students were sorted into their EFJ HOUSES on Monday and have officially joined either the ANGELS, LIONS, OX, or EAGLES! They enjoyed the magical experience! #efjproud #gsacrdproud…

EFJ Moving Online!

Posted on May 7 2021

Dear EFJ Families, To follow up from the Superintendent’s communication sent earlier today, we want to ensure that you know how things will unfold as we move from face-to-face to online programming.…

Let's Talk Picnic Lunch

Posted on May 6 2021

Our #efj_jaguars had the chance to enjoy the sunshine and the company of their peers during the Let's Talk Picnic. Our face-to-face wellness week activities brought such a wonderful energy to our little…

STAR WARS Day!

Posted on May 4 2021

May the Fourth Be With You!#efj_jaguars showed up dressed in their Star Wars best and represented for their House teams! The Force is strong with this one#efjproud #gsacrdproud

EFJ House System is Back!

Posted on May 3 2021

We are so happy to announce that our #efj_jaguars will be once againparticipating in their EFJ HOUSES! We have officially re-launched our House System and students have rejoined either the ANGELS, LIONS,…

K-8 Summer School 2021 - Registration opens today!

Posted on April 30 2021

St. Albert Summer School is offering an opportunity to supplement the learning from the past year for grade K-8. Opportunities for literacy and numeracy reinforcement will be available through two-week…

Principal's Day

Posted on April 30 2021

It's Principal Day Let's hear it for our amazing admin team! We are so fortunate to have M. Holstein and Mme Gauthier as leaders in faith, education and community. We would be amiss if we didn't give…

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Posted on April 28 2021

We want to take this opportunity to wish Mme. Busque, Mme. Gaudet, Mme. Jean and Mme Dunn, our administrative support staff, who do so much to help further the work of our EFJ school community a very…

Get Up and ARISE!

Posted on April 25 2021

Our theme for the month of April is to Get up and ARISE with LIFE! Please take a look at our Google Slide Presentation.

GSACRD Sports Academy OPEN HOUSE

Posted on April 13 2021

Athletics, Academics, Advantage! Does your child wish to develop athletic skills while attending school? Register for the most advanced and developed Sports Academy program in St. Albert. Celebrating…

Bonne Chance, Mme MacKinnon!

Posted on March 25 2021

Bonne Chance, Mme MacKinnon! Our #efj_jaguars joined us outside to help celebrate Mme MacKinnon's last day with the students before starting her new job! Thank you, Mme MacKinnon, for sharing your faith,…

Lenten Service Project Update!

Posted on March 24 2021

Thank you, #efj_jaguars! You blew us away with your generous donations to our Lenten project! We raised a total of $2908.15 ($2603.15 for our movie fundraiser and $305 online). With this donation, our…

WELCOME BACK M. Holstein!

Posted on March 17 2021

Hey #efj_jaguars! Did you hear the big news?We are excited to announce that M. Holstein will be joining us in April as our new Principal! We are very excited to welcome him back to EFJ!We wish both Mme…

Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser

Posted on March 16 2021

We are having our annual Spring Flower Sale again!The profits from the sale get put to amazing use by Mme Jean as she adds to our MakerSpace program or other materials the library may require. This year,…

Staff Appreciation

Posted on March 2 2021

Thank you to all of our wonderful #efj_jaguars who sent in notes, cards and tokens of appreciation for all of our staff! We received boxes with beautiful messages and our hearts are full. A huge thank…

CONGRATS Mme. MacKinnon!

Posted on February 26 2021

We have been blessed to have Mme MacKinnon as one of our faith filled leaders for the past 6 years. We wish her all the best in her new position which begins April 6th! What an exciting new journey! We…

All About EFJ - Video Walk

Posted on February 8 2021

View our FATHER JAN TRAILER that we used for our OPEN HOUSE!  

Registration for 2021-22

Posted on January 29 2021

We are now accepting registrations for the 2021/22 school year. If you have additional questions or require additional supports, please contact the office. Please visit our Division Website's Registration…

Canadian Parents for French

Posted on January 19 2021

What is Canadian Parents for French? It is a national non-profit organization started in 1977 by a group of parents who wanted to promote bilingualism and support French Immersion in schools. CPF provides…

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Faith News

Posted on September 29 2020

ARISE! Get up and Go with God. At EFJ - we start our day in prayer, permeating our faith throughout our day. This is visible through our music, our prayer tables, our language, and our approach to teaching. …