October 15th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
• Inside Scoop
• Fraser Health Dental Flyer
• PEC Newsletter
October 16th & 17th Grade 7 Timberline Ranch
October 17th School Mass (gr.6)
October 22nd FHC Parent Meeting @ 6:30
October 24th Provincial Pro-D Day (NO SCHOOL)
School Mass will on Friday, October 17th. On Mass days the bell rings at 8:45am. If your child is late for school on a Mass day please bring him or her to the school first to sign in at the school office. Students must be in full school uniform.
Students are asked to bring a food item for the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank.
MORNING DROP OFF & AFTER SCHOOL
It has breen brought to our attention that some students are not being dropped off in the designated drop-off area. Please do not drop off students in the traffic flow lane. If you are dropping off in the morning we ask that you use the drop off lane that runs adjacent to the Parish Centre. If you are staying at the school in the morning please park in the upper area of the parking lot and walk your child to the playground area.
This part of our routine is as follows: we will use the west gate of the parking lot (marked “Enter Only”) to enter the parking lot and the east gate of the parking lot (marked “Exit Only”) as our only way to exit the parking lot. The configuration of the cones to allow traffic to flow through the parking lot to the “Exit Only” gate. If using the drop off area near the Parish Centre, please stop at the speed bump, once your children have left your vehicle they are to stay behind the cones as they enter the playground. Volunteers are in the parking lot helping to direct traffic. Safety of the children is our primary concern, please remember to drive slowly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Order forms for the Cookie & Pie Sale from the 24th Avenue Baking Co. will be sent home in the next few day. All proceeds from this sale goes to our Outreach Program, please return your order form back to the school no later than Thursday, November 14th, your support is greatly appreciated.
With the cold and rainy season coming, please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather. Students are expected to go outside for recess in order to get some exercise and fresh air. Coats, gloves, hats and boots are recommended, depending on the weather. Please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before coming to school.
If it is raining when your child comes to school, the students are permitted to go directly into the classrooms. They must still go through their designated doors and not through the front doors. Any outdoor footwear must be removed immediately upon entering the school. Please make sure that all coats, boots, umbrellas, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.
The school website is now up and running. Please take time to check it out. The school calendar & school newsletter will be posted on the website along with any other important information. You can also follow us on Twitter & on Facebook.
Students were given the Holy Childhood handout & boxes last week. We ask that students please return the boxes back to the school no later than Thursday, October 23rd.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
Staff and students will be focusing on the virtue of Faith for the Month of October. Our family group activity is going to be creating rosaries. Ms. Wagg, Gr. 3 teacher, has done a fantastic job in developing and creating the group activity.
Every month we focus on one virtue to help the students develop a strong moral character. Ms. Albrecher and the Gr.6’s did a wonderful job leading group activities and leading a Friday community prayer service to bring the virtue of Joyfulness to the students.
Interested in joining the St. Bernadette Debate Club? Grade 6 and 7 students are invited to the first meeting in the library on Monday, October 6 from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn about the Debate Club which is continuing at St. Bernadette this year with Mme. Peck. Meetings (attendance at which will be mandatory) will be held each Monday in the library from 3:00-3:30 p.m. The great debate will take place during Literacy Night on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015.
Individual student photo RE-TAKES will be taken on Tuesday, October 28th from 9:00-11:00am. this day. If your child has had his/her photo previously taken and is having re-takes, please return the envelope with the original sample photos and have your child give the envelope to the photographer on Photo Re-take Day.
The Inside Scoop is an informal way for the families to communicate with other families. It is a newsletter that typically goes out on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. If you need services, have an item to sell, giving away items, etc. this is the place to advertise. The Inside Scoop is prepared by Anne-Marie Palma and sent out through the School. If you need to place an advertisement in the Inside Scoop you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org Please e-mail her no later than the second Friday of each month.