October 8th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
- ‘NSTEP FLYER
- Photo Proof (with student)
- PEC Newsletter
October 13th Thanksgiving (NO SCHOOL)
October 14th Living Rosary
October 15th Pizza Day
October 16th & 17th Grade 7 Timberline Ranch
October 17th School Mass (gr.6)
School Mass will on Friday, October 17th. 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.
Students are asked to bring a food item for the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
Staff and students will be focusing on the virtue of Faith for the Month of October. Our family group activity is going to be creating rosaries. Ms. Wagg, Gr. 3 teacher, has done a fantastic job in developing and creating the group activity.
Every month we focus on one virtue to help the students develop a strong moral character. Ms. Albrecher and the Gr.6’s did a wonderful job leading group activities and leading a Friday community prayer service to bring the virtue of Joyfulness to the students.
Students were given the Holy Childhood handout & boxes last week. We ask that students please return the boxes back to the school no later than Thursday, October 24th.
Interested in joining the St. Bernadette Debate Club? Grade 6 and 7 students are invited to the first meeting in the library on Monday, October 6 from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn about the Debate Club which is continuing at St. Bernadette this year with Mme. Peck. Meetings (attendance at which will be mandatory) will be held each Monday in the library from 3:00-3:30 p.m. The great debate will take place during Literacy Night on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015. If you would like to learn more, please attend the meeting on Monday, October 6. See you there!
PHOTO RE-TAKES & PHOTO PROOFS
Individual student photo RE-TAKES will be taken on Tuesday, October 28th from 9:00-11:00am. Your child will be bringing home his/her proof today. If you are not satisfied with the photo, or your child was absent from school on Photo Day,your child can have a re-take done, please ensure that he/she is in full uniform on this day. If your child has had his/her photo previously taken and is having re-takes, please return the envelope with the original sample photos and have your child give the envelope to the photographer on Photo Re-take Day. If you are ordering photos please ensure that your order is handed in no later than October 14th.
LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY
Little Flower Academy welcomes all prospective 2015-2016 candidates and their
families to an OPEN HO– USE on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 from 6:00–8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Welcome Address starts at 6:00 pm in the auditorium (1625 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver) and is followed by guided tours. Entrance exam application packages for Grade 8 will be available. For more information please visit our website (www.lfabc.org) or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at email@example.com or 604-738-9016 ext. 114.
MORNING DROP OFF & AFTER SCHOOL
If you are dropping off in the morning we ask that you use the drop off lane that runs adjacent to the Parish Centre. If you are staying at the school in the morning please park in the upper area of the parking lot and walk your child to the playground area. This part of our routine is as follows: we will use the west gate of the parking lot (marked “Enter Only”) to enter the parking lot and the east gate of the parking lot (marked “Exit Only”) as our only way to exit the parking lot. The configuration of the cones to allow traffic to flow through the parking lot to the “Exit Only” gate. If using the drop off area near the Parish Centre, please stop at the speed bump, once your children have left your vehicle they are to stay behind the cones as they enter the playground. Volunteers are in the parking lot helping to direct traffic. Safety of the children is our primary concern, please remember to drive slowly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Staff meetings are held every Wednesday afternoon. Dismissal is at 2:15 pm.
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.
The school website is now up and running. Please take time to check it out. The school calendar & school newsletter will be posted on the website along with any other important information. You can also follow us on Twitter & on Facebook.
If you are bringing anything to the school for your child (lunch, homework, etc.), please leave the item in the green box outside the classroom. Please do not disturb the class for any reason. If you are picking your child up during school hours for an appointment, etc., please sign him or her out and have Mrs. Gelz or Mrs. Spanjers get your child from their class.
— USED UNIFORM STORE
The Used Uniform Store is located at the residence of the Doshi’s. Their address is 13082- 66A Avenue, and their ph # is 604-590-0777. Please call to make an appointment. All proceeds from the Uniform Store are given directly back to the school. Donations of uniforms and/or gym strip are always accepted. Please, if you are donating uniforms/or gym strip to the Uniform Store, please ensure that the clothing is WASHED, clean and in good shape.