December 10th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
Christmas Concert & Spirit Week parent letter
Hot Lunch Order forms (with students)
December 11th -Christmas Concert @ 7:00pm in the Church
December 12th -School Mass 9:00am (Bell rings @ 8:45)
December 15th-19th -Spirit Week
December 19th -School Mass 9:00am (Bell rings @ 8:45)
December 19th -Last day of school before Christmas Break
December 19th -12:15 Dismissal
Some families are having issues with the newsletters, for some reason they are not able to open the attachment. We are going to see if this can be resolved, in the meantime, if you are not able to open the attachement, the newsletter is posted on the school website; www.stbernadetteschool.ca.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of December the school will focus on the virtue of charity. The word charity is often exchanged for the word love in the bible. Charity and love ask us to give of ourselves for the betterment of others. We will be focusing on the needs of others through our acts, prayers, and deeds. We will also be focusing our charity in our involvement with the non-profit organization Chalice. The Grade 6s will be leading the school to embrace the virtue of charity for the month of December.
This year’s Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 7:00pm in the Church. Please bring your child(ren) to their classroom by 6:40pm. Children are to be picked up after the concert in their classroom. Teachers will be checking their students out of class after the concert; children are not to leave the classroom without their parent. The Hand Bell Choir will also be performing. As part of your admission to the Christmas Concert, you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item.
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
Dec. 10th, 2014
RE: Christmas Concert and Spirit Week
Christmas is almost upon us and the school is gearing up for a fantastic finish heading into the Christmas break. It all begins on Thursday with our annual Christmas Concert. This is a reminder that the concert will be held in the Church and it begins at 7pm. We are in a larger space than previous years and hopefully this will allow more people to join us in celebrating the coming of Christ. Students are expected to be in their classrooms no later than 6:40 and in full costume. If you do not know the costume for your child, please speak with the classroom teacher. A communication has been sent home in regards to costumes.
To allow students to participate and enjoy the concert, the students will be sitting in the Church with their classes. Students will be sitting in the far left and far right pews and they will be able to join you after the concert.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact through the office.
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In the final week of school before Christmas holidays, we will be celebrating our first Spirit Week. Spirit Week is designed to encourage children to be proud of their school, support each other’s achievements, and celebrate our successes. It is done in a friendly and fun-filled environment. Each day during Spirit Week we will have a dress theme and a corresponding activity.
Monday December 15th – Pajama Day – wear your favourite pajama’s, but make sure they are warm enough for the school day. There will be a colouring and trivia contest at lunch recess
Tuesday December 16th – Hat Day – come wearing your favourite or most creative hat. It will be teachers vs grade 7’s in three events – chariot races, wrapping presents, and an obstacle course. The events will start at 2:00 and parents are welcome to attend.
Wednesday December 17th – Red and Green Day – come to school wearing Christmas colours. Students will be making ornaments and snowflakes during lunch recess.
Thursday December 18th – Crazy Hair and Accessories Day – come to school as a bed head, or spike it up! Wear your dad’s funniest tie or tons of bracelets. Students are not required to wear their uniform.
Friday December 19th – Winter Wonderland Day – Pretend you are living in a winter wonderland. Toques, scarves, holiday sweaters and shirts, winter gloves, etc. are ideas for you to wear to be part of this day. We will have a sing-a-long starting after morning recess, along with the showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Parents are invited to come and sing with us!
Any day during Spirit Week that you are volunteering in the school, feel free to join in the festivities by dressing up in the theme for the day.
Thank you for all your support and continued dedication to the school.
I wish you and your family a safe and joyful Christmas. May the love of Christ be with you all throughout the year. God Bless.
Yours in Christ,
Michael van der Pauw
Edition No. 12| December 10, 2014
The movie night was well attended. Thank you to the families who attended, and to all the people who helped in organizing this event.
REMINDER: Do not forget to record all parent participation hours in the binder located in front of the office.
If you have any questions on parent participation, and/or would like to volunteer, please contact Sonja Rematore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS
Chair & CISVA Delegate
Vice-Chair & Communications
Secretary & Social Committee