October 29th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
• PEC Newsletter
• Cookie & Pie Sale order form
• Purdy’s Chocolate order form(with student)
• Prize List for Fall Social
October 31st – Hallowe’en Parade 1:30
November 1st – All Saints Day
November 2nd – Daylight Savings Time Ends
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 oursleves 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.
REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES
Grade Six students will be visiting each classroom on a daily basis starting Monday, November 3rd until Monday, November 10th with poppies. A donation of any amount is required to purchase poppies; all proceeds are given directly to the Canadian Legion.
In the event of weather conditions, or unforeseen circumstances, the pastor, chairperson and principal will decide whether or not the school will be open on that day. Notice of school closures will be announced on CKNW 980 on the AM dial and posted on the school website when possible. Please do not call the school; it is important that we keep all lines free in case of an emergency.
The Grade 7’s are involved in a community outreach program to help the homeless and less fortunate people in our community. Every second Tuesday a group of three Grade 7 students, along with Mrs. Kosman, Mrs. Gelz, and Mrs. Spanjers head down to Keys: Housing and Health Solution in Surrey to hand out breakfast bags and hot chocolate at the Front Room Shelter. This has been a very rewarding experience in the past and we would like to continue doing so throughout this school year. Money is needed to purchase the food for the breakfast bags; as well the students want to put together a “Cold Weather Gift Bag” for the homeless (hats, gloves, socks, etc).
In time for Christmas, we will be having our annual cookie and pie sale. The money raised from the cookie & pie sale will go towards the Outreach Program. If you do not wish to purchase cookies or pies but would still like to contribute to this wonderful program we will gratefully accept your donations. Please mark donation “Outreach”.
Order forms went home last week, if you have misplaced or need another order form there is one attached. Thank you for your support.
SVDP STREET MINISTRY
The SSVP Street Ministry plans to give Christmas gifts to the needy in Whalley Sunday December 7th. This is a request to you to ask the school children /parishioners if they would like to help in this by donating the following:
Used backpacks of any size and description; ones they no longer wish to use themselves but that could still be useful for the homeless to store their small belongings; and gently used, or even new, men’s gloves. We find that men’s gloves are expensive whereas women’s gloves can usually be bought for around $l/pair. Any help that the children /parishioners can give us would be greatly appreciated, as well as keeping our costs down, while still providing the needy with practical gift items.
We have set our deadline for receiving donations at SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30 so as to allow us time to assemble our gifts and to purchase whatever we can if necessary.
We appreciate very much any help you are able to give us. Many thanks and blessings from Susi and the Street Ministry. Please drop donations off in the Gathering Room.
HALLOWEEN DRESS UP
Friday, October 31st students may come to school in costume or dress in Hallowe’en colours. If your child is coming in costume please remember that children are not to wear costumes that would be deemed inappropriate. We ask that costumes refrain from portraying violent characters and/or images, and promoting characters and/or imagery that depicts parts of society that causes harm to other . All weapons, no matter how fake or harmless they are (foam, cardboard, etc.), must be kept at home. We will have a costume Parade for the students on that day.
We will be collecting hallowe’en candy again this year. The Grade 7 students will be putting together candy bags for our Outreach Program which will then be handed out on our visits to the Front Room shelter. There will be a box in the school hallway by the office for the candy donations. Thank you for your ongoing support and thoughtfulness. It is through your generosity that we are able to carry out God’s ministry to those who are less fortunate.
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.
If it is raining when your child comes to school, the students are permitted to go directly into the classrooms. They must still go through their designated doors and not through the front doors. Any outdoor footwear must be removed immediately upon entering the school. Please make sure that all coats, boots, umbrellas, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.
SILENT AUCTION PRIZE LIST!
Here is a list of some of the amazing items you could win in the Silent Auction:
St.Bernadette Class Ceramics
1st Row Center Aisle VIP Seating for the 2014 Christmas Concert w/VIP Parking
VIP Parking Stall at St.Bernadette Elementary for the 2014-2015 School Year
Principal for the Day in June 2015
Gift Basket from Booster Juice
Actor’s Birthday Party Package + 2 Adult Tickets to Landmark Cinema
1 Month Tuition at Splitz Gymnastics
Birthday Party Package from Cartwheels Gymnastics
$50 GC to Big Ridge Brewing + Swag
60 Minute Relaxation Massage from Aru Spa
2 x Ladies Hair Cut & Style from Aru Spa
Autographed Alex Burrows T-Shirt from the Vancouver Canucks
Private 55 Minute Bootcamp Session for up to 6 people from Kintech Fitness Group
1 Year Household Pass to the Vancouver Art Gallery
2 Tickets to Flying Over Canada
4 x Lower Side Tickets to any 2015 Vancouver Stealth Lacrosse Game
Gift Basket from Voyageur Soap & Candles
2 x $100 GC for a Custom Locket
One Introductory Program for 2 to Salsa/Ballroom from Dancing for Dessert
River Rafting passes from Chilliwack River Rafting
1 Month Pass to Anytime Fitness
4 x 1 hour Group Riding Lessons from A & T Equestrian
10 Mini Golf Passes from Art Knapp
4 Go Kart Passes from Richmond Go Kart
1 Month Unlimited Yoga from Oxygen Yoga
Handmade Knit Blanket and Baby Hat donated by Jenna Baumgartner
2 Passes for an Intro to Circus Class from Vancouver Circus School
10 Class Flex Pass from Amor Fitness
3 Hour Wine Tour in Naramata/Penticton from Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc.
2 Hour Rock Climbing Pass for 2 people at Coastal Climbing
2 Tickets to Vancouver Canucks Game donated by Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law
Benjamin Moore Paint Kit
Macfarlane Sports Memorabilia
4 Passes to Fraser Downs Racetrack including a Buffet Dinner
1 Hour Face Painting
Fitness Passes from Just For You Wellness Centre
BALLOON RAFFLE PRIZE LIST!
Here is a list of some of the amazing items you could win in the Balloon Raffle:
$25 GC to Guildford Mall
$50 Prepaid Mastercard donated by Jo and Sunny Singh
5 Admission Passes to BC Sports Hall of Fame
$50 GC to Spud Gourmet Food
$20 GC to Ming & Sing Chinese Express
$20 GC to Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro
$25 GC to Stella & Dot donated by Camille Evangelista
$20 GC to New York New York Greek Restaurant
$20 GC to Limbers Dancewear
4 Week Trial Membership to Kick It Martial Arts
$20 GC to Wineberry Fabrics & Yarns
$25 GC to White Spot Restaurant
5 x Admit One Tickets to Funworld Playcentre
1 Hour Pony Ride from Laughing Stock Ranch
$30 GC to Kidsbooks
5 Mini Golf Passes to Art Knapp
2 for 1 Pass to Coastal Climbing
6 Movie Passes to Hollywood 3 Cinema
Free Vouchers to Trapped Vancouver
Manicure from Doria Salon & Spa
And the Prize Lists are growing every day!
DON’T MISS OUT! BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!
Save $5 if you purchase your tickets before October 30th, 2014
CANUCKS GAME ON THE BIG SCREEN
DJ PLAYING ALL YOUR FAVORITE TUNES RIGHT AFTER THE GAME
AND MUCH MORE!!!
Check out the Event Page on St.Bernadette Elementary Facebook!
Questions? Contact: Stephannie Drysdale
Edition No. 7| October 29, 2014
PURDY’S CHOCOLATE SALE
PURDY’S CHOCOLATE INFO WILL BE COMING HOME TODAY! DATES TO NOTE:
-ORDER DEADLINE DATE: NOVEMBER 18TH
-PICK UP DATE TUESDAY, NOVEMNER 25TH
This weekend Sunday, November 2nd from 9:30-1:00 and Monday, November 3rd before and after school.
Acceptable items include:
Clothing and any small household items from books, toys, pots, pans, dishes, glass wares, decorative items, to small appliances like toaster ovens, kettles, or sporting equipment.
We do ask any hard items to be separated into boxes for handling purpose.
No furniture, TV’s, computers, baby cribs, baby car seats, swing sets, or any large items will be accepted.
Sunday, November 2, 9:30am to 1:00pm
Monday, November 3, before and after school
Clothing drive bags are now available. You can pick them up in front of the school office. In case you ran out of bags, you can use the regular garbage bags.
Purdy’s Chocolate Sale
Chair & CISVA Delegate
Vice-Chair & Communications
Secretary & Social Committee
St. Bernadette Annual Fall Social-Get your Early Bird tickets now!
Where can you catch the Canucks playing on the big screens, have a chance to win Canucks club seats and mingle with other parents from the school? Come to the Fall Social!
Early Bird tickets are only available for $20 until Thursday. Ticket includes a burger and beer or wine. From October 31-Nov 7 tickets will be $25. For tickets, please complete the form at the office, or email Tanya.firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out the Facebook event page for the growing list of awesome prizes.