MESSAGE FROM THE CWL
Dear Staff, PEC, Parents and Students of St Bernadette School,
I thank you on behalf of St Bernadette CWL and the Convention Committee for your support and assistance in making the CWL Diocesan Convention flow so smoothly.
Thank you to the staff and PEC for the monitoring you did (from 7am onward) in directing traffic on the school grounds was most appreciated.
Thank you to the parents for your ability to be flexible and adjust to our parking needs was recognized by convention participants.
Thank you to the students who sang in the choir, played the bells or served on the altar for Friday’s Mass, were angelic making our mass such a beautiful liturgy.
Thank you for recognizing our needs at convention. We work as a community. The St Bernadette Family is so friendly, caring and supportive of one another. We are blessed.
Doreen Junk, CWL President
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Our prayers are with the grade 2 students this weekend as they receive their first Holy Communion. We ask all the angels and saints to help prepare the way of Jesus into the hearts of our children.
STREET BEAT DANCE CLASSES
Next week the students will be involved in the Street Beat Dance Class. These classes will be for 30mins every day except Thursday. We ask all students to have their PE shoes and grade 2 – 7 students to have their gym strip with them all week.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Thank you to all who have sent in their attendance for our Mother’s Day Tea which is taking place Thursday, May 10. If you have not done so yet, please send in your notice as soon as possible. If you have volunteered as a dad in helping out, please be at school next Thursday at 8:30 to help out with our preparations.
NOTES FROM PARENTS
We require a signed note from a parent when:
• your child has been absent from school for any reason
• your child needs to leave the school for an appointment, etc.
• your child cannot participate in a specific activity
• your child cannot go outdoors during recess or lunch break
• someone other than yourself picking up your child early from school (early dismissal)
Once school has started, children who are late or who have to leave the school early MUST sign in or out at the office.
If your child is away for any reason, it is imperitive that an absentee note be submitted to the school indicating the reason of the absenteeism. The Ministry of Education requires a note from students who are absent. Failing to submit a note may jeopardize your funding from the government.
NOTIFICATION OF CAREGIVERS
If someone else is going to be your child(ren)’s caregiver/guardian, whether it is for one day or one week, please give this information to the school office. In the event of an emergency, it is extremely important that you notify the school if you are going to be away and someone else will be looking after your child(ren).
PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS MUST BE COMPLETE BY MAY 31ST
An email went out on April 4th to families who had yet to complete their 40hrs of parent participation. The deadline to complete the annual required Parent Participation Hours is May 31st and it is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have completed the needed hours prior to May 31st. Any hours completed June 1st and beyond, will be credited towards the 2018-2019 school year.
IF YOUR HOURS ARE NOT COMPLETE OR ARE NOT RECORDED WITH ONVOLUNTEERS BY MAY 31ST, YOUR CHEQUE WILL BE CASHED.
Please continue to check for volunteer opportunities for this school year, they are posted on the Actives page of the St. Bernadette parent portal.
In order for your hours to be posted to your parent portal account, please ensure that you send in “ad hoc” request for each task you have not registered for or have been assigned to. Each corresponding registered task, assigned task and “ad hoc” request must be accompanied by documenting your hours in the Volunteer Sign-in sheet in the red binder located in front of the school office.
If you have any questions, please send a message via OnVolunters messaging to the Volunteer Coordinator or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM SUMMER CAMPS
St. Bernadette is offering 2 great summer camps this year. More information is below. Please note that this post has multiple pages. When you click read more, you will be brought to the PDF page and you can click on the next page at the bottom of PDF. You can register online at WWW.SPARKACADEMICS.CA
Nomination forms for the 2018-2019 Parish Education Committee are now available at the school and parish office. If you would like to be nominated, please fill out the form and return it to the school office.