The 2018-2019 school rankings have been published and once again St. Bernadette’s finished in the top 100 school in British Columbia. Our ranking of 57th out of 811 school makes us one of the top schools in Surrey and is part of a trend that shows consistent improvement in the writing of the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).
Although we are proud of our ranking, it is just a snapshot of last year’s grade 4 and 7 students. The data does not show the excellent work we do at the other grade levels. The data does not show the care and attention we take to teach to other aspects of your child, that being the social, emotional, physical and spiritual characteristics of the whole child. The data does not take into account the exceptional work we do in special education. And it does not take into account the tremendous work of our parents and the school community to make St. Bernadette’s such a wonderful and safe school for our children.
We are a fantastic school in every aspect of education. I am very proud of our staff and the time and effort they place in each and every child. I am proud of our enrolment and the families that are currently in our school. We all should be proud of the success we have accomplished and continue to accomplish as the year continues.
The rankings will change from year to year, but what remains constant is the safe, welcoming and dedicated community of parents, teachers and students we have created, the high learning standards we have established for our students, and the faith filled approach to education that makes us who we are.
We are all very blessed to be able to say “I am a member of St. Bernadette’s School” and these rankings are just one part of a much larger picture.
ST. BERNADETTE TRACK MEET APPRECIATION
I would like to thank everyone who came out to support the students in our first track meet of the year. It was once again a very successful meet and that is in thanks to the many volunteers who took time out of their day to be with us. I especially would like to thank Rosie Gopal and Angeline Yaschyshyn and their crew for running a fantastic concession stand. I would also like to thank all the parents at the finish line who were involved in handing out ribbons and timing athletes. Special thanks to Ms. De Sousa for leading the meet, Mrs. Schollen for leading the team at the finish line, Mrs. Hillard for her timings, Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Bennett for announcing, and Mrs. Bourassa and Mrs. Peck for coaching and managing the team. I would also like to thank all the other parents who were there to lead athletes to events, who jumped in to help when a volunteer was needed and who were there to support the team. Finally, I would like to thank all the staff and teachers who taught combined classes for the day so that we could be allowed to run the meet in a safe and orderly manner. It is another example of how our community comes together to create fantastic experiences and memories for our children.
FLEA MARKET APPRECIATION
St. Bernadette School would like to thank everyone who helped out with the Flea Market on the weekend. A special thank you to Tracy Kiley, Cathy Lan and their crew of volunteers who organized and ran the event. It saw a great turn out and was another wonderful community building event that supported the school in many ways.
PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS MUST BE COMPLETE BY MAY 31ST
An email went out on April 4th to families who had yet to complete their 40hrs of parent participation. The deadline to complete the annual required Parent Participation Hours is May 31st and it is fast approaching. Please ensure that you have completed the needed hours prior to May 31st. Any hours completed June 1st and beyond, will be credited towards the 2018-2019 school year.
IF YOUR HOURS ARE NOT COMPLETE OR ARE NOT RECORDED WITH ONVOLUNTEERS BY MAY 31ST, YOUR CHEQUE WILL BE CASHED.
Please continue to check for volunteer opportunities for this school year, they are posted on the Actives page of the St. Bernadette parent portal.
In order for your hours to be posted to your parent portal account, please ensure that you send in “ad hoc” request for each task you have not registered for or have been assigned to. Each corresponding registered task, assigned task and “ad hoc” request must be accompanied by documenting your hours in the Volunteer Sign-in sheet in the red binder located in front of the school office.
If you have any questions, please send a message via OnVolunters messaging to the Volunteer Coordinator or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM SUMMER CAMPS
St. Bernadette is offering 2 great summer camps this year. More information is below. Please note that this post has multiple pages. When you click read more, you will be brought to the PDF page and you can click on the next page at the bottom of PDF. You can register online at WWW.SPARKACADEMICS.CA
Nomination forms for the 2018-2019 Parish Education Committee are now available at the school and parish office. If you would like to be nominated, please fill out the form and return it to the school office.