November 26th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
November 26th – Report Cards go home
November 27th – Conferences 1:00-8:00 (12:15 dismissal)
November 28th – Conferences 8:30-12:00 (NO SCHOOL)
December 3rd – Cookie/Pie Orders Pick-up 2:15-5:00pm
December 5th – School Mass (bell rings @ 8:45)
December 11th – Christmas Concert @ 7:00pm in the Church
December 12th – School Mass 9:00am (Bell rings @ 8:45)
December 15th-19th – Spirit Week (more info to follow)
December 19th – School Mass 9:00am (Bell rings @ 8:45)
December 19th – Last day of school before Christmas Break
December 19th – 12:15 Dismissal
On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul here at St. Bernadette, I would like to thank all of the students, teachers and principal, as well as all of the supportive parents, for the successful conclusion of your food raising project. The Principal told me that he had hoped to raise 400 items [2 per student], but in fact you raised 1527 food items [8 per student]. That is an incredible success. You know, when we sometimes think of the hungry, we often think of those in far away lands, but in fact there are 1.3 million children in Canada living below the poverty line, and in B.C. alone, 153,000 children live below the poverty line, or one in five children. So in fact there may be families on your street [ maybe even your neighbor],and families living on your block that are living below this poverty line, and go to bed and get up hungry, and may even come to school without breakfast. Your successful project will go a long way towards helping some of these families and children, and you deserve to be very proud of your accomplishment in making this food drive such a success. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul thanks all of you girls and boys, as well as your school staff and parents for helping us to help others.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (St. Bernadette conference)
Cookie/Pie orders are to be picked up on Wednesday, December 3rd between 2:15 and 5:00pm. All orders MUST be picked up on Dec. 3rd, the school does not have space to store orders.
School Mass will on Friday, December 5th. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please e-mail her no later than the second Friday of each month.
With the cold and rainy season coming, please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather. Students are expected to go outside for recess in order to get some exercise and fresh air. Coats, gloves, hats and boots are recommended, depending on the weather. Please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before coming to school.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of November we will be focusing on the virtue of hope. Hope is one of the three theological virtues. Our hope is to enter into the kingdom of heaven and have eternal life as our happiness. We place our trust and hope in Christ’s promises to us. Hope is part of the foundation of our Christian moral activity. It is with this in mind that we ask student to think of how Hope directs our actions and words. How are we preparing ourselves to enter into God’s kingdom?
Throughout the month of November we will have several opportunities during class and though various gatherings to focus our attention on this virtue. One activity that can be done at home is reading with your child The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-16) where Jesus gives us hope through the beatitudes.
Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: Door opens at 6:30pm
Movie starts at 7:00pm
Fee: $3 (including movie, popcorn and drink)
Concessions are available at $0.50 each.
**Please, no outside food at movie night**
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
FALL SOCIAL (PUB NIGHT)
Thank you to those who attended our Fall Social Event at the Fox and Fiddle Pub. It was lots of fun with the toonie toss, balloon raffle, silent auction and dancing. It was nice to see the families of St. Bernadette’s community getting together!
We would like to thank Stuart and Stephannie Drysdale for all their hard work in organizing this event as well as our Fall Social Committee Members. A special thank you to all the sponsors that allowed us to raise funds for our school through their generous donations.
Congratulations to everyone involved! Hope to see you next year!
PURDY’S CHOCOLATE SALE
Thank you to the families who purchased chocolates and supported this fundraiser, as well as all the volunteers who worked hard to make this possible.