We will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday April 21st. We are turning it into a day of discover, stewardship and learning. We are asking families to donate cardboard boxes, rope, tubes, old tires, anything that they thing would be useful to build a fort or just for creative play. It is only going to be as good as the items that are brought in. We are very much looking forward to the day!
MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Mother’s Day Tea will be on Thursday, May 11th from 10:00am-11:00am. There will be our morning Mass led by the Grades 1 & 4. Following Mass, we will gather in the parish hall for light refreshments. Our Students will perform to entertain our guests. Notices have been sent home so we can prepare in advance. Please return the form back to the school at your earliest convenience.
If any Dad’s would like to volunteer for that morning with setting up, preparing & clean-up, please contact Mrs. Fraser, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-596-1101 .
During the Holy Thursday Retreat on April 13, students will be sharing a lenten lunch consisting of rice cakes, tortillas, pita, rye and wheat breads to remind us of the many people from all over the world who belong to our faith community. Students are to bring their water bottles and a substantial recess snack to school but will not need a lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Mr.. van der Pauw, Mrs Kosman or Mrs Peck.
TRACK AND FIELD
It is hard to believe with all the snow we have been receiving that spring sports is starting up soon. For the spring St. Bernadette’s offers Track and Field for grade 3 – 7 students. Track and Field typically has the largest participation of any sport (usually over 100 students participating) and with the large amount of students to train and supervise we are in need of volunteers. There are many areas to help with, but we are very much in need of support in the following areas:
St. Bernadette Track Meet – Thursday April 25th – All Day – Concession Stand and handing out ribbons at the finish line.
Drivers to track Meets – Thurs. April 25th, Wed. May 10th and Wed. June 7th
If you are able to help out, please email Mrs. De Sousa @ email@example.com
Your child brought home his/her mite box on Ash Wednesday. It is a long time custom to invite students to make a Lenten sacrifice for vocations and it continues to be encouraged through the distribution of mite boxes to each child during the Lenten season. The purpose of this activity is not financial but SPIRITUAL. We are asking that all mite boxes be returned to school after Easter and no later than Friday, April 28th.
SCHOOL PHOTO RESCHEDULED
Due to weather, the panoramic school photo was cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date when we might have a better chance of some sun. I know what some of you are thinking…and no, we will not be rescheduling it for August 🙂