St. Bernadette School donates to several charities throughout the year. So far this year we have donated to food items to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, $1159.00 to the Holy Childhood Association and $385.55 to Covenant House. We are currently raising money for Chalice through our gently used household item sale hosted by Grade 6. We would like to thank you for your generous contributions and look forward to your continued support.
COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING (CSL REPORTS)
The Ministry of Education requires schools to issue 5 formal reports to parents each school year. At St. Bernadette’s we report out through 2 conferences and 3 written reports. This year, to align more fully with new curriculum standards and reporting practices, we are modifying our written reports. There will be 2 summative reports (now known as Communicating Student Learning [CSL] Reports) and 1 formative interim report. The interim report will be very similar to the summative reports. The main difference is that the interim report will focus mainly on the core subject areas.
In addition this this, the school will be phasing out letter grades. Many school are taking the leap to remove them all together this year, however we have decided to do this gradually. Starting this year, only grade 6 and 7 will receive letter grades. They will be in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Next year we will not have letter grades in the school. Many high schools, including Holy Cross, are making similar changes when it comes to letter grades.
Spirit Week continues this week with the following theme days:
Thursday: Christmas Colour Wear Day – Arrive to school in your favourite Christmas colours. Students will be invited into a Christmas fun house in the library learning commons.
Friday: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – *Students whose clothing may cause distractions, are asked to refrain from wearing it to Church and to put it on after Mass* Come to school wearing your creative, craziest, most fun Christmas sweaters and clothing. After recess we will watch a Christmas movie and have a sing-a-long.
Please be reminded that Friday is a 12:00pm dismissal
The Stingers Club will be available on Friday, December 21st from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise her if you will be needing Stingers Club. For those who are already registered there is an extra $10.00 fee.
GRADE SIX CHALICE
Tomorrow is the last day that the Grade Six class will be selling gently used household items, candles, games and toys. Items are priced between .50 and $5.00. This is a great opportunity for students to purchase gifts for family members. The money will be donated Chalice.
We are asking for all school families to please donate items & participate in this very special fundraiser. Please drop off items to the Grade 6 classroom as soon as possible.