April 8th, 2015


 PEC Newsletter
April 9th – Primary Regional Speech Arts (@ St. Bernadette’s)
April 10th – School Mass (5)
April 10th – Re-registration 3:15-8:00pm
April 12th – FHC Prep Mass @11:30
April 12th – Re-registration 9:00-1:00
April 15th – Class Photos
April 16th – Feast of St. Bernadette
April 16th – Pizza Day
For the Month of April students will focus on the virtue of courage. Courage is one of the four cardinal virtues, more commonly refered 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 strenghten 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.

A revised re-registration checklist form was sent home last week.
Item No. 9: Parent Participation forms & postdated cheques; please note that
only “ONE” post dated cheque in the amount of $500.00 dated June 15, 2016 is required. It was also noted that the July 1st tuition cheque for September’s tuition was not listed on the checklist, please ensure that the July 1st cheque is included in the package.
If you have had your tuition category changed by Father Paul, please submit the original form with the changes at time of registration
Re-registration dates are Apr. 10th 3:15-8:00 or Apr. 12th 9:00-1:00
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 Friday, 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.

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.

School Mass will on Friday, April 10th. On Mass days the bell rings at 8:45am. If your child is late for school on 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.

Class photos will be taken on Wednesday, April 15th. Students must in full school uniform.

On Thursday April 16th the school will be celebrating the Feast Day of St. Bernadette. We will be serving cake after mass and at 10:45am we will be showing the film St. Bernadette of Lourdes in the school gym. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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).
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 montky99@gmail.com
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.


Please be reminded of the dates for the re-registration:
 April 10, 2015, 3:15 pm to 8:00 pm
 April 12, 2015, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Please hold on to your used clothes and household items in order to donate to a good cause while helping fundraise for the school.
 Acceptable items include:
 Clothing and any small household items from books, toys, pots, pans, dishes, glass wares, decorative items, to small appliances like toaster ovens, kettles, or sporting equipment.
 We do ask any hard items to be separated into boxes for handling purpose.
 No furniture, TV’s, computers, baby cribs, baby car seats, swing sets, or any large items will be accepted.

 Drop-off Schedule:
 Sunday, April 26, 9:30am to 1:00pm
 Monday, April 27 and 28, before and after school

 Clothing drive bags will be available in the next couple of weeks. You can pick them up in front of the school office. In case you ran out of bags, you can use the regular garbage bags.
 Volunteers are needed for Sunday, April 26th, and on Wednesday, April 29th (pick-up day).

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sonja Rematore via e-mail at srematore@gmail.com .