On Friday October 25th, the CWL (Catholic Women’s League) will be hosting a family games night called Stingers Drive. The CWL support the school in many ways. This games night was created by them to support the school and to give families a fun night out together. They have put a lot of hard work and time in making the event as enjoyable as possible for all of us.
Last year we had about 100 people in attendance and the Stingers Drive game was very fun. The concept is simple – be the first one to create a bee. Each part of the bee is given a number. When you roll the dice, you draw the corresponding bee part that matches the dice. Your table needs to work as a team to move the dice around quickly, but at the same time you are competing against each other and other tables.
I hope you will join me in attending the Stingers Drive family game night on Friday October 25th starting at 6pm with hot dogs and drinks. The game will start promptly at 6:30pm. Please hand in your order form to the office by Wednesday October 23rd. The order form is attached.
Thank you for all your support.
Michael van der Pauw | Principal
St. Bernadette Elementary
September 4th, 2019
• Meet the Teacher Night
• Casino Night October 5th, 2019
• Outdoor Adventure Club River Rafting
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept. 6th First School Mass – School starts at 8:45am (date on the school calendar
was not correct and has been changed)
Sept. 12th Meet the Teacher/Parent Info Night (Mandatory Attendance)
Sept. 20th Outdoor Adventure Club River Rafting
MEET THE TEACHER/ PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Please mark your calendars for Thursday September 12th Meet the Teacher/Parent Information Night. The evening begins at 6:30pm in the parish hall. The school will be relaying some very important information in regards to the upcoming school year and parent participation. After the short gathering, parents will then proceed to their child’s class to meet the teacher. Teachers will share information for the year ahead. It is really important that you attend this evening and 1 hour of parent participation will be given to every family who attends.
This is one of two mandatory nights for families so please make arrangements to attend (the other night is the AGM/Parent Support Night in January).
Casino Night Order Form
Click “Read More” below and then the download button to download your copy of the Casino Night Order Form. A form will go home with your child tomorrow. Download
Outdoor Adventure Club River Rafting Trip – September 20th, 2019
Click “Read more” below and then the download button to open the permission form for river rafting. Permission forms are due September 11th, 2019. Download
We are still needing parents for the School Ground Supervision Task Group. If you are available please contact Camille via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING LOT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We had lines painted in the parking lot a couple of years ago to increase child safety. The design is also provides students with more activities during recess and to provide better safety measures during school hours. The solid yellow line running parallel to the school field and playground is not to be crossed by any vehicle from 7am (the start of Stingers Club) to 6pm (the end of Stingers Club). This is to ensure proper safety for our students.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with the drop off and pick up routines in the parent handbook. (If you don’t have a handbook you can download one off our website).
We will continue to close the alleyway beside the church hall. Although this provides a service for parents who want to quickly drop off their child and go, there are too many safety breaches and concerns. The vast majority of our parking lot incidents occurred when the alleyway was open. We also noticed that most safety breaches occur between the time of 8:50 and 9:05am. Please make arrangements to drop off your child(ren) early to avoid parking lot frustrations.
The hours are from 7am – 8:30am and 3pm – 6pm school days (Wednesdays are 2:15pm – 6pm). For the half days during the school year (excluding the 1st and last days of school), we offer the Stingers Club after school on those days.
On the first day of school, Stingers Club will be open in the morning, but closed after school.
The stingers club is open to all students. It offers fun activities and learning opportunities beyond the classroom. If you would like more information, please contact the office or download a form from our website.
NUT AWARE SCHOOL
St. Bernadette’s is a nut aware school. St. Bernadette’s is committed to not allowing any nuts and nut products on the school premises. We ask everyone to remember that no nuts of any kind are permitted in the school, due to severe food allergies. Individual classes may have other dietary restrictions based on the students in that class. If this is the case for your classroom, you will be notified.
WASTE FREE LUNCH
St. Bernadette’s promotes a waste free lunch. Students will pack in and pack out their lunches. This helps with the composting measures and allow parents to monitor their child’s nutrition at school.
Please read this note from Cambridge Uniforms:
A few brief notes with updates to our hours of operations, contact information and return exchange process.
HOURS OF OPERATION
• As of September 1st our hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 9:00am – 5:30pm. • We are closed on Sunday’s and Statutory Holidays, including being closed on Labour Day.
CONTACTING CAMBRIDGE – please note that our telephone system has changed to better assist our clients.
As there is a high volume of calls and orders being placed during the next 2 week period, we ask for your patience and understanding. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive a reply on your request.
• Email email@example.com for order related inquiries.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org for online school code or general inquiries.
• The customer service telephone number is 604-924-9069 or toll free 1-800-924-9069.
All voice messages are recorded and emailed to our orders desk. Please ensure your voicemail includes your child’s first and last name, school he or she attends, the best number to be called back at and the details for how we can assist you. We will contact you back with 24 hours.
• If your school allows returns to be left with the reception, the next scheduled pick up for returns is on September 8th at your school. This does not apply to all schools.
• Families requiring a return or exchange prior to this date must ship their return to Cambridge Uniforms directly (we suggest using Canada Post), this will expedite the process of individual orders.
• If there is a need for a rush return or exchange our suggestion is that a new order be placed. The returned goods can be sent back with the school pick up on September 9th and Cambridge Uniforms will issue a refund once received.
• Our Return/Exchange form can be found on our website at: http://www.cambridgeuniforms.com/returns.
All returns must be accompanied by this form.
Returns please mail to:
Attn: Returns Department Cambridge Uniforms #112-2455 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC Canada, V7H 0A2
Here are your 2019-2020 Parish Education Committee Members:
Cristina Ricafort – Chairperson – email@example.com
Saria Fernandes – Vice-Chairperson/Fundraising – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Chiang – Fundraising – email@example.com
Cheryl Chiang – Treasurer/Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Evangelista – Parent Participation – email@example.com
Cecilia Chow – Maintenance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jed Molina – Communications – email@example.com
Fr. Paul – Pastor
Michael van der Pauw – Principal
Boni Kosman – Vice-Principal
Laurie Bennett – Teacher Representative
LABEL YOUR UNIFORMS
We notice that quite often we find uniforms in the lost and found without student names on it. It is important to label your uniforms and to relabel them throughout the year if you are using a marker on a tag.
Used uniforms are needed to help re-stock the shelves for our used uniforms. If you have any used uniform items to donate, please contact Angeline at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At present these are the used uniform items that are in stock:
Golf shirts, pants, gym strip, sweaters, vests, tunics & kilts.
All proceeds generated from the sales of used uniforms comes directly back to the school.
Appreciation is an
expensive gift which
should be given freely!!!
St. Bernadette Elementary Catholic School
13130 65B Ave
Surrey, BC V3W 9M1
phone: (604) 596-1101
fax: (604) 596-1550