January 7, 2015

January 9th – Mass (7)
January 14th – Epiphany Assembly (2)
January 22nd – Hot Dog Day
January 29th – AGM Meeting 6:30-7:30 (Parish Centre)
Feburary 1st – Open House after the masses on Sunday
Feburary 3rd – Open House 10am – 3pm, everyone is welcome
On behalf of the staff at St. Bernadette School we would like to thank everyone for your kindness & generosity that you bestowed upon us with the personal gifts and for the donations to Chalice.

School Mass will on Friday, January 9th. 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.

The virtue of the Month for January is humility. When we teach the theme for the school year, Live the Joy of the Gospel, part of living the joy is attending to our humility towards others and the Lord. We teach the child that joy stands for Jesus, others, and yourslef. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less” – C.S. Lewis. This leads to a deeper sense of self awareness and self actualization. As we go through the month of January, we are building our character traits by learning to put others needs before our own. One way the students will attend to this practice is by learning about and donating to Covenant House. Covenant House works to meet the needs of the homeless youth population of the Lower Mainland.

Please notify the school office by January 23rd if you have a pre-school child who will be applying for admittance for the upcoming school year 2015-16.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!
Tuesday, February 3rd (12:15pm) to Friday, February 6th 8:45-9:15am, 11:30-12:45pm, 2:45-3:30pm daily (2:00-2:45pm Wednesday only)
If you cannot attend, you may use the Student Wish List order form and send it back to school with your child, along with payment in the correct amount (cash or cheque) and one of our volunteers can assist you child with their purchase.
Our annual Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday February 5th 6:30-8:30pm. There your family can shop together, participate in literacy activities and enter our Book Fair Draw. You could win $50 worth of books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s teacher. During the event, we also invite you to help build up our library by purchasing books and donating them to the school through the Classroom Wish List program, which will be displayed in the library.

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.

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 amfaron@yahoo.com Please e-mail her no later than the second Friday of each month.