April 29th, 2015
GOING HOME TODAY
• Stingers registration pkge
• PEC Newsletter
April 29th – FHC Rehearsal @ 6:30pm
April 30th – BCCH Jean’s Day
May 3rd – FHC Celebration 2:00pm
May 8th – School Mass
May 8th – Mother’s Day Tea 10:00-12:00
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the Month of May students will focus on the virtue of Acceptance. God desires for our children to make friends with everyone, no matter how different they may look or act. At St. Bernadette’s an accepting person is one who treats everyone with respect, is non-judgemental, is welcoming to everyone, and is loving and happy with him/herself. The virtue of acceptance means we accept ourselves and others just the way we are. God does not make junk. He makes everyone in his image, and therefore everyone is a perfect creation. “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually member of it” – 1 Cor. 12:26-27. This month we celebrate those in our school are being accepted more fully into the Church through the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. As Martin Luther King said “God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.” and accepts us for who we are.
School Mass will on Friday, May 8th. 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.
Cambridge Uniforms will be here on Friday, June 5th for uniform fittings from 2:30pm-7:00pm.
STINGERS ACTIVITY CLUB
This coming September St. Bernadette School will be having the Stingers Activity Club. This is a before and after activity club. Please read the attached brochure for details about this program.
SOCIETY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
SSVP is looking for a girls’ used bike in good condition for an 11 year old girl. Please call our voice mail @ 604-785-4334 to leave a message.
The SSVP is also starting to collect used backpacks for our street ministry. If you could save any backpacks in June that you will be replacing we would appreciate it. The backpacks can dropped off in the gathering room of the church in the SSVP box.
BC CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL JEANS DAY
Jean’s Day is on Thursday, April 30th. Students are permitted to come to school in jeans. Students who will be participating in BC Childrens’ Jeans’ Day are required to bring in a $2.00 donation, with their donation they will receive a BCCH Jeans’ Day button.
It has been brought to our attention that at times there are safety issues in the parking lot. On occasion the safety cones have not been put out in the morning, we ask that you take extra precaution on such days. Please do not drop off your child in front of the school, please observe all safety rules.
Friday, June 5, 2015
This exciting evening for families and friends of St. B’s will once again be filled with games, prizes and food. And yes, there will still be a chance to win fish!
Many volunteers are needed for set-up, during, and after the event. To volunteer, please contact Camille Evangelista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PEC Nominating Committee is now soliciting nominations for the election to be held following the Masses on and in anticipation of May 31, 2015 to fill two of the three upcoming vacancies on the PEC for the two-year term running from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. St. Bernadette parishioners who are eligible to vote in the election are also eligible to stand for election (with some exceptions). If you are interested in standing for election to the PEC, please obtain a nomination package from the school office. The nomination deadline is 3:00 p.m. on May 20, 2015.
We would like to thank all the families who participated, and all the people who helped accept, sort and bag clothes/household items.
Now available by donation at the school office. UPCOMING EVENTS
June 5, 2015
May 31, 2015
Chair & CISVA Delegate
Vice-Chair & Maintenance
Secretary & Social Committee