St. Bernadette Elementary
February 10th, 2016
• Applications for New Families
• Literacy Night
February 12th – Animal Appreciation Day (Non-Uniform)
February 15th – Professional Development Day (No School)
February 17th – Hot Lunch
February 18th – Re-Registration Day 8am – 7pm
February 19th – School Mass (Can Collection)
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of February we will be focusing on the virtue of respect. Respect is displayed in a variety of ways and ties in with a lot of other virtues. We will be promoting respect of self, respect of others, and respect of our environments. At the end of the month we will be participating in Pink Shirt Day – a day devoted to stoping bullying. This event gives us an opportunity to speak with students on how being respectful allows for us to build friendships.
TUITION TAX RECEIPT
Income Tax receipts will be available for pick-up starting tomorrow, Thursday, February 11th at the school office. You must sign for the receipt. If you are having someone else pick it up, they must have a signed note from you requesting that they have your permission to pick up your Tax receipt. Please make a copy of the receipt in the event that you loose or misplace your original receipt, replacement receipts will NOT be issued. Parents are reminded to submit this tax under “Charitable Donations” section of their income tax return.
Your child(ren) re-registration package was sent home last Friday, January 29th.
Re-registration will be held one day only, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 8:00am – 7:00pm in the school library. Please ensure that all forms have been completed and that all cheques are included. If you are registering a child for Kindergarten, please have “photo copies” of all required documents (ie: birth cert., baptismal cert & immunization record).
Packages that have missing documentation(s) will not be accepted. There is a $25.00 late fee if your package is not handed in on the 18th of February.
HEART FOR ANIMALS APPRECIATION DAY
The St. Bernadette BC SPCA Club would like to annouce our 8th annual HEART FOR ANIMALS APPRECIATION DAY to be held on Friday, February 12th this is a non-uniform day, therefore, students are to wear red/& or white apparel. We will be collecting a minimun donation of $2.00 with all proceeds going to the BCSPCA Guardian Angel Programme. This year we are sponsoring Lexus the dog, Lilly the cat & Kitty the small dog.
Please read their stories which are posted on red hearts throughout the school
Please remind your child to enter our BCSPCA Club’s contest, which will be held at the school from Tuesday, February 9th to Thursday, February 11th
Yes, there will be prizes which will be announced to the lucky winners on HEART FOR ANIMALS APPRECIATION DAY- Friday, February 12th. The St. Bernadette BCSPCA Club appreciates your support and we hope that you will enjoy CONTEST WEEK and our special appreciation day for our animal friends.
PINK SHIRT DAY
On Wednesday, February 24th students are encouraged to wear pink or something in the pink colour family, to symbolize to show solidarity with their peers that we as a school and as a larger community will not tolerate bullying or any kind of behaviour that causes harm to another individual or group. The school believes that focusing on healthy relationships is key to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. Students will partake in a variety of activities that focuses on friendship and positive relationships. For more information about Pink Shirt Day please see the website at http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/.
BOOK FAIR/LITERACY NIGHT
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!
Tuesday, February 23rd (12:15pm) to Thursday, February 26th.
If you cannot attend, you may use the Student Wish List order form and send it back to school with your child, along with payment in the correct amount (cash or cheque) and one of our volunteers can assist you child with their purchase.
Our annual Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday February 26th 6:30-8:30pm. Your family can shop together, participate in literacy activities and enter our Book Fair Draw. You could win $50 worth of books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s teacher. During the event, we also invite you to help build up our library by purchasing books and donating them to the school through the Classroom Wish List program, which will be displayed in the library.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
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 email@example.com.
If your child is away for any reason, it is imperitive that an absentee note be sent to the school indicating the reason of the absenteeism. It is not the school’s responsibility to notify you if a note has not been handed in. The Ministry of Education requires a note from students who are absent. Failing to submit a note may jeopardize your funding from the government.
St. Bernadette Elementary Catholic School
13130 65B Ave
Surrey, BC V3W 9M1
phone: (604) 596-1101
fax: (604) 596-1550