VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of January, the school will be focusing on the virtue of faithfulness. When we think of being faithful we tend to think of being loyal, true and constant. Faithfulness demands fidelity to each other and to God. Faith is not something we have, but something that we are in, much like a relationship. Therefore, to practice faithfulness is similar to developing a relationship – you have to give it time and attention. Through out the month of January, we will bring this idea to our students and help them develop a deeper faithful life lived in the presence of God.
Application forms for new students for the upcoming school year 2016-17 are now available and can be picked up from the school office. Families who have children entering Kindergarten will be given the application form with the Re-registration package. If you haven’t notified the office that you have a pre-school child applying for admittance for the 2016-17 school year, please do so as soon as possible.
Le Carnaval will be on Wednesday, February 3 from approx 9:15 am until lunchtime (12:15). Dismissal is as usual (2:15) .What to wear? Dress like Bonhomme Carnaval (white pants and top, red tuque, colourful belt or sash) a voyageur or coureur de bois (dark pants, long sleeve winter shirt, tuque, belt or sash) une duchesse (duchess) or les carnavaleux (winter festival-goers).If you would like to earn hours by helping prepare for Le Carnaval e.g. cutting out masks or during Le Carnaval, please contact the office.We look forward to hearing from you.
Please notify the school office if you have a pre-school child who will be applying for admittance for the upcoming school year 2016-17.
Please be reminded that if your child(ren) are in a before or after-school activity, siblings may not remain unattended at school. They must either be put into the Stingers Activity Club or be supervised by a responsible adult. Please note that we cannot be responsible for unsupervised children. For more information on the Stingers Club please contact Sheila Vader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST BERNADETTE SUN RUN TEAM
We would like to invite your family to join this year’s Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
It is our intent to make this day a family event. You can run, jog, or walk the 10K course. We need 20 people (students, parents and teachers) to participate so we can enter the Dairyland Youth Team Challenge. Participants will receive a t-shirt with our school team name printed on the shirts.
Early Bird Rate is $23.10 for youth under 18 and $36.75 for adults. Registration deadline for this rate is February 11th.
Training for the run will begin on Tuesday, February 9th at 3:15pm (is this time okay). A full training schedule will be sent out to participants.
To register please complete the registration form and waiver being handed out to students on Thursday and return it to the school with your cash or cheque no later than February 9th.
Please contact Angela Lew at email@example.com if you have any questions.
NEW FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT AND OPEN HO– USE
We are currently accepting applications for all grades in the school. Word of mouth is the best advertisement we can have for the school. With that being said, if you own a business or know of a business that could put up a poster advertising the Open House, we will have copies in the office for you to pick up (they will also be available at the AGM). We also have personal invitations made to give out if you know of a family that you believe would benefit from attending our school.
New families are encouraged to attend the New Family Information Night on January 28th from 7pm – 8pm in the school library. Our Open House will be on Sunday January 31st from 9:30am (after Mass) to 1pm. All are welcome!
Call for Volunteers
Mr. and Mrs. Caindec have made arrangements with a prominent bakery in Richmond to sell fresh bread by donation to families in our school and parish communities. In order to make this work they are in need of volunteers (2 preferably) who can pick up the fresh bread in Richmond on Friday evenings and sell it on Saturday’s after mass. If this interests you and you are able to help out or want to find out more information, please contact Claire and Mark Caindec at firstname.lastname@example.org.