April 22nd, 2015
GOING HOME TODAY
• DeVry Nurseries Order Form
• Stingers Activity Club brochure & Registration Form
April 23rd – Parent Support Group Meeting (Gr.4, 6 & 7) @ 7:00pm
April 24th – Jump Rope for Heart
April 24th – Plant order forms due
April 29th – FHC Rehearsal @ 6:30pm
April 30th – BCCH Jean’s Day
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the Month of April students will focus on the virtue of courage. Courage is one of the four cardinal virtues, more commonly referred to as fortitude. When we think of courage we tend to associate it with bravery. However, courage is more than just bravery. We want our children to know that courage is having the ability to strengthen ones own mind. It is the virtue by which one meets and sustains difficulties and yet is not deterred from the pursuit of good. Moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition. As Catholics it takes deep courage to attend to our faith when popular opinion and media say otherwise. We hope that this month, students will have opportunities to strengthen their minds.
STINGERS ACTIVITY CLUB
This coming September St. Bernadette School will be having the Stingers Activity Club. This is a before and after activity club. Please read the attached brochure for details about this program.
SOCIETY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
SSVP is looking for a girls’ used bike in good condition for an 11 year old girl. Please call our voice mail @ 604-785-4334 to leave a message.
The SSVP is also starting to collect used backpacks for our street ministry. If you could save any backpacks in June that you will be replacing we would appreciate it. The backpacks can dropped off in the gathering room of the church in the SSVP box.
BC CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL JEANS DAY
Jean’s Day is on Friday, April 30th. Students are permitted to come to school in jeans. Students who will be participating in BC Childrens’ Jeans’ Day are required to bring in a $2.00 donation, with their donation they will receive a BCCH Jeans’ Day button.
It has been brought to our attention that at times there are safety issues in the parking lot. On occasion the safety cones have not been put out in the morning, we ask that you take extra precaution on such days. Please do not drop off your child in front of the school, please observe all safety rules.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA/MASS
Our Mother’s Day Tea will be held on Friday, May 8th from 10:00am to 11:30AM following the 9:00 Mass. Please join us for morning Mass followed by a performance and light refreshments in the Parish Centre. To help us to prepare for this event please send in your pink forms to school no later than April 24th.
DROPPING ITEMS OFF TO YOUR CHILD
If you must drop something off to your child(ren) bring it to the office with their name and grade on it. The item will then be placed in the green basket outside your child’s classroom. This will allow us not to disrupt the class during their lessons.
All visitors (including parents) must report to the office.
FUNDRAISING FOR CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are holding a fundraiser for Canadian Development and Peace by selling plants on Tuesday, May 5 just in time for Mother’s Day.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be selling plants that they have grown during their Science unit and Grade 2 will be the cashiers to build on their Math unit about coins. We are also selling (by pre-order only) beautiful plants from De Vry Greenhouses which would make great Mother’s Day gifts.
If you are interested in supporting this fundraiser and would like the convenience of pick up of Mother’s Day gifts at the school on Tuesday, May 5,
Please complete the attached order form and return to the school with payment by Fri. April 24.
Mark your calendars for pick up of plants and sale of Kindergarten and Grade 1 plants on Tuesday, May 5. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Fraser, Mme Peck, Mrs Hillard or Mrs Schollen at the school. Thank you for your support.
PARENT SUPPORT MEETING
On Thursday April 23rd at 7pm in the school gym, St. Bernadette School will be hosting a Parent Support Meeting for parents of children in grade 4, 6, and 7 currently in Catholic or public school. This night is designed to empower parents to recognize their role as primary educators in faith and truth in human sexuality. The objective of this evening is for parents to gain confidence in their ability to communicate about sexuality to their children. For more information please contact Fr. Paul, Mr. van der Pauw (school principal), or Lisa Balazs (PREP coordinator).
17th ANNUAL CRUSADER NIGHT
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
All proceeds raised go to Holy Cross Regional Secondary. Tickets are just $30.00 and going fast! Mr. Bill VanderZalm, LIVE Auctioneer will bring a truck load of plants just in time for Mother’s Day!
Light Buffet, Silent Auction. Dance to the music of the Pat Chessel Band – lots of fun at our HC Gym. For tickets call Karin @ 604-599-9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations for LIVE or Silent Auction are welcomed and appreciated; drop off at HC school office any day between 8:30am and 3:30pm. Come have fun and support Holy Cross.