St. Bernadette Elementary
April 21st, 2016
- Cambridge Uniform Discount Week
April 22nd – Community Clean-Up
April 25th – Spelling Bee competition
April 26th – Jump Rope for Heart
April 29th – Walk-A-Thon (12:30 dismissal)
May 1st – First Holy Communion Mass
The Walk-A-Thon will be on Friday, April 29th. There are 2 routes – one for the Primary grades and one for the Intermediate grades.
We are still in need of volunteers to help out with the walk-a-thon, please contact Stephannie Drysdale at your earliest convenience if you are able to volunteer; firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents who wish to walk with their child(ren) are welcome to do so.
Dismissal will be at 12:30.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The virtue for the Month of April is forgiveness. The Gr.2’s have just received their first Reconciliation and have a deeper and truer understanding of what it means to forgive. Asking for forgiveness is not just saying sorry, but making an effort “to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin”. What this looks like in a school, is for students to understand that after they ask for forgiveness one must make efforts to help correct whatever wrong was committed. This is done in away that is beneficial to everyone involved and promotes a sense of community, understanding, and healing that is much needed in our world today.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Mother’s Day Tea will be on Friday, May 5th from 9:00-11:00. There will be our morning Mass led by the Grades 1 & 4. Following Mass, we will gather in the parish hall for light refreshments. Students will perform to entertain our guests. Notices have been sent out so we can prepare in advance. Please return forms back to the school ASAP. If any Dad’s would like to volunteer for that morning with setting up, refreshments & clean-up, please contact the school office.
If you would like to attend this year’s coaches dinner, please let the school know before April 29th.
ELEMENTARY ATHLETIC COMMISSION
“ANNUAL COACHES APPRECIATION DINNER” WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH, 2016
FAMEE FURLANE HALL 2605 EAST PENDER, VANCOUVER
5:30 PM – COCKTAILS (NO HOST / CASH SOFT BAR)
6:15 PM – FIVE COURSE SIT DOWN DINNER (ANTIPASTO, PASTA, RISOTTO, CHICKEN, SAUSAGES, VEGETABLES, SALAD & ITALIAN PASTRIES) WINE INCLUDED WITH DINNER
7:15 PM – GUEST SPEAKER – Cliff Ronning (Former Vancouver Canuck) and Tyler Ronning (Current player for the Vancouver Giants and alumni of the CISVA)
COST OF THE DINNER – $50.00 (the school will cover the cost)
CROWNING OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is looking for 15 students for the Crowning of Mary on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm. They are also seeking a grade 2 female student to do the Crowning of Mary. Please contact the office for further details.
Kidsworld provides a calendar of events for families to enjoy fun, athletic, and educational experiences all summer, and now all year as well! A membership is for kids aged 4-13, along with one accompanying adult, to enjoy countless events and activities in Greater Vancouver – with no additional cost – plus bonus discounts!
Kidsworld Summer membership & Kidsworld 44 membership are each $50, or you can experience events all summer and all year for $95!
Become a Kidsworld member by May 1 for a chance to win either a Canucks Fan Pack or two seasons passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge!
Our free events include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Harbour Cruise, Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tour, Rogers Arena Tour, Hive Bouldering, iRide event by Cycling BC, Vancouver Lookout, Vancouver Police Museum, Maplewood Farm, West Coast Railway Heritage Museum, Mad Science, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, SPCA, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and many more!
Our discounts include Playland day passes, 60% off Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 games, children free when an adult pass is purchased for the Abbotsford Air Show, and $50 off summer camp at Keats Camps and Anvil Island for any new campers!
Kidsworld is the best way to spend your summer in Vancouver!
Kidsworld is also a fundraiser for your school! Just enter your school code when signing up to have $5 donated to your school. Your code is: KIDS ST. BERNADETTE 2016
PARENT PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES
It is that time of the year where we all need to make sure our volunteer hours are complete. There are many opportunities for you to complete your hours in a variety of ways. Below are some opportunities to help you complete your hours
There are various maintenance projects that need to be completed around the school. If you are short time please feel free to call or text Marc Fournier (PEC representative for maintenance) at 778-877-9548 and he can discuss with you some projects that need some attention.
St. Bernadette Gala
The Gala committee is looking for volunteers for the clean up at the end of the evening, please contact the school office if you can help.
APPLICATION FOR NEW FAMILIES
We are currently accepting applications for new families. The response from new families that have already applied has been extremely positive. Many of the families have applied due to the positive and affirming feedback they have received. All of the families we have interviewed are very excited to join our community and are eager to get involved.
We are very thankful to have such amazing families in our school. Thank you for sharing your experiences with your families, friends, co-workers, and neighbours. It makes us stronger as a community and it ultimately benefits the education of your child and the new families that join us.
If you know of someone who would benefit from having their child(ren) at our school, please have them contact us or direct them to our website to download an application form.
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St. Bernadette Elementary Catholic School
13130 65B Ave
Surrey, BC V3W 9M1
phone: (604) 596-1101
fax: (604) 596-1550