June 3rd, 2015

• PEC Newsletter
• Spirit Week letter
• Sports/Fun Day agenda

June 5th – School Mass (2)
June 5th – Uniform Fitting 2:30-7:00
June 5th – Year End BBQ 5:30-9:00
June 7th – Confirmation 4:00pm
June 8th-10th – ST. B. SPIRIT WEEK
June 10th – CISVA Track Meet
June 12th – Sports/Fun Day (1:00pm dismissal)

For the month of June, the school will be focusing on the virtue of wisdom. Wisdom is an intellectual virtue that requires carefully considered reason. As virtues go, wisdom, or prudence, is seen to act in all virtues and allows them to reach their respective potential. We always want those that we interact with to be wise and use right judgment justly and as such, we also owe that to others. As we apply wisdom to our actions and words, what becomes difficult is when we are asked to make judgments in which various goods have to be weighed against each other. It is a tough but valuable lesson to learn. As teachers, parents and community members of St. Bernadette’s, we want to encourage our students to use wisdom when making tough decisions. It is good to look to Jesus as an example for us to follow. The wisdom of Jesus is found in his acts of service. Through his works, Jesus became an example of how wise actions allow every member of the community to mature, accept responsibility and inevitably to engage in self- governance. Merely considering doing what is right does not make one wise. It is found in our words and deeds.
For our final month of this school year, our prayer for all our students is that they grow to be prudent and wise in all their major life choices. We also pray that our grade 7’s, who are receiving the gift of Wisdom through Confirmation, are filled with the Holy Spirit and have their hearts instructed by the Word of God.

This year’s theme for the Sports/Fun day on Friday, June 12th is “Under the Sea”. Please see attached agenda. Dismissal will be at 1:00pm.
**Cambridge Uniforms are extending the uniform fittings until 8:00pm, there is still availability during non peak hours, so please, make sure that you book your appointment**
Cambridge Uniforms will be here on Friday, June 5th for uniform fittings from 2:30pm-7:00pm. They are requiring that you contact the store ASAP to make appointments PRIOR TO THEM COMING ON JUNE 5TH. Phone number 604-924-9929

Hosted by St. Bernadette School, Designing Minds Camp offers fun, hands-on activities with “LittleBits” electronics for kids to explore the world of robotics and technology. They will practice problem solving, social skills, computational thinking and electronic engineering. The camp runs from August 24th to 28th from 9am – 3pm. Contact Eric Walters erick@mindsunlimited.ca or Theresa Corpus theresa@mindsunlimited.ca for more information.

Come join us at St. Bernadette’s for a fun filled week this summer, from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. Choose from either July 6-10 or July 13-17, or do both. We will have lots of fun being Rock Stars, Mad Scientists, True Canadian’s and Amazing Racers. We can’t wait to see you. Open to all students leaving grade two and through to those going into going grade seven. Please see brochures available at the school office. For more information , please call Virginia Smart 604-614-4195 or Jacqueline Beaudry 778-231-8602 sunnydazecamp@hotmail.com


Friday, June 5, 2015
This Friday is our Year End Fun Fair!

Parents, remember to bring cash to purchase game tickets, 50/50 tickets and food (if you didn’t preorder).

Lots of great prizes to be won at the Golden ticket table and silent auction:
• Cambridge Uniform gift certificates
• Xbox Set
• Cash
• Designing Minds Camp
• spa gift certificates
• BC lions tickets

Cakes for our Cake Walk are still needed. If you can buy or bake one, please contact Stephannie: sdrysdale1@telus.net.


The end of the school year is fast approaching which means the volunteer hours are being tallied up and cheques may be cashed soon.

For those who are still missing volunteer hours, we have some opportunities at the Fun Fair on Friday. UPCOMING EVENTS
Year-End Fun Fair
June 5, 2015
Your P.E.C.
Greg Palm
Chair & CISVA Delegate
Giuliana Lanci
Vice-Chair & Maintenance
Claudia Martinelli
Secretary & Social Committee
Sonja Rematore
Parent Participation
Cheryl Chiang
Evelyn Urrutia
Ashley Hartnett

Dear Parents,

Next week, June 8th – 12th, the school will be having their second spirit week of the year. This time the theme for spirit week is “Sports and Summer” as chosen by the Grade 7s who are hosting and running the events of the week. Each day will have a different theme and activity for the students:

Monday June 8th – Come dressed in your favourite team colours or jersey. At lunch recess there will be various sporting events in the gym

Tuesday June 9th – Come dressed in the colours/jersey of your favourite country. There will be a trivia contest at lunch recess to test your knowledge on the different countries in the world

Wednesday June 10th – This is Tropical Day. Come dressed in summer colours and be prepared to show off your best limbo skills at lunch recess in the gym

Thursday June 11th – Come dressed as a Tacky Tourist. There will be a “Minute to Win it” challenge of teachers vs students in the afternoon! Winner takes all!

Friday June 12th – The week is capped off with our annual Fun Day. The theme is “Under the Sea”. Students will be given information through out the week on the festivities and activities of the day. They will be dismissed at 1pm.

We look forward to a week of excitement and celebration. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me through the office.
Yours in Christ,

Michael van der Pauw