MARK YOUR CALENDARS – AGM – THURSDAY JANUARY 31ST – 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Once again St. Bernadette’s Annual General Meeting is an evening of community building, dialog, and obtaining important information in regards to tuition, school improvements, funding, election of the Parent Support Group, and much more. Attendance is mandatory for all family. Every family that attends receives an hour towards their parent participation hours. Gr. 7 parents who are sending their child to Holy Cross Secondary are exempt this year due to a conflict with the Holy Cross Open House.
Babysitting will be provided. Please see below for more details.
SEXUALITY AND YOUR CHILD (S&YC) PRESENTATION
On Thursday January 31st, at 7:30pm (immediately following the AGM), St. Bernadette Elementary will be hosting the Sexuality and you Child Presentations for all parents in who have children in grades K-6 (grade 7 parents will have their presentation on a different evening – more information to come). It is sponsored by the Archdioceses and once again attendance is mandatory. The evening is part of the Religious Education and Physical and Health Education (PHE) courses for your child. This night is designed to empower parents to recognize their role as primary educators in faith and truth in human sexuality.
Every session has a separate topic for parents and these topics change from year to year. Each session is reviewed and updated each year so you can expect a fresh presentation even if you have attended specific sessions previously. The objective of this evening is for parents to gain confidence in their ability to communicate about sexuality to their children.
FREE BABYSITTING FOR THE AGM AND S&YC EVENING
We will be offering free babysitting to families who need child care during the AGM and S&YC evening. NO DROP INS – REGISTRATION IS A MUST.
To register please email the school at email@example.com – please give your name, your child(ren)’s name, and their grade(s).
WHISTLER SKI TRIP
Here you will find some tips and reminders so that your trip to Whistler tomorrow is a great one!
• You must arrive at the school by 6am. Mr. van der Pauw will be arriving at the school at 5:50am to open up the school. The bus leave at 6:15am sharp and will not wait for late arrivals. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to find your way up to the mountain. Refunds are not given for students who miss the trip for any reason.
• Leave your snow suits and other warm items in your bag. Getting overheated can lead to you feeling sick.
• Have a good breakfast and pack a healthy lunch.
• If you get car sick easily, make sure you have things you can take to make the trip more comfortable. Taking natural gravol with ginger can help calm the stomach.
• Don’t forget anything. Packing with a list and doing it the night before really helps.
• Layer up. Wear breathable, layered clothing. No Jeans.
• No electronics. Leave your devices at home.
• We will notify parents of any delays or changes in the trip via the classroom reps. We are expected to be back at the school at 6pm, however traffic is unpredictable.
• Put your name on your gear.
Students who are renting will receive everything they need to have a great time on the mountain (snowboarding/skiing equipment, helmet, and a GPS unit). They will not receive goggles.
We have had a very successful admissions drive again this year. We have waiting lists in most classes. Below are our current vacancies –
Kindergarten -32 applications on hand
Grade 1 – Full – Waiting List
Grade 2 – Full – Waiting List
Grade 3 – 2 seats remaining
Grade 4 – Full – Waiting List
Grade 5 – Full – Waiting List
Grade 6 – Full – Waiting List
Grade 7 – Full – Waiting List
Re-registration packages were sent home. Re-registration day will take place on Friday, February 1st 8:00am – 7:00pm. There is a $25.00 per student late fee for any re-registrations packages that are not submitted on February 1st. A few changes are in place, you MUST pre-pay the Application/Registration fee of $150.00 (per family) prior to Tuesday, January 29th through the Munch A Lunch program.
Please ensure that you have all the required documents for re-registration, ie: void cheque (if applicable)post dated tuition cheque – July .01, 2019, and post-dated cheque June 15,2020 $800.00.
For new students (kindergarten) please make sure that all required documents are included with the registration package, ie: baptismal certificate, birth certificate, immunization record.
Also, there is a $25.00 fee for individual comfort kits which must be paid prior to Tuesday, January 29th.
If your child(ren) will not be returning the school year 2019-2020 please advise the office as soon as possible as we have a wait list.
Any family who has not re-regististed by Monday February 11th will have their seats open to new families on the waiting list. We do have an active waiting list in some of the grades.
Our annual Open House will be held on Sunday February 10th from 9am – 1pm. We invite you to drop by after mass to tour the school and see what our school has to offer.
All ladies are invited for an evening focused on you! Join us Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Centre for presentations from London Drugs Cosmetics and Pharmacy. Previous presentations included sun aware skincare, choosing a moisturizer, vitamins and supplements, and vaccinations. This evening is sponsored by our CWL and includes refreshments.
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Family Bingo Night. It was another great success. I would like to thank all those involved in the preparation and running of the event. We looking forward to running this again next year.
St. JOHN PAUL II ACADEMY ADMISSIONS
St. John Paul II Academy is happy to announce they are accepting applications for Gr. 8 & 9 students for the 2019-20 school year. All student applications must be completed by Thurs. Feb. 28, 2019 and returned to Mr. Michel DesLauriers, Principal, 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock, BC V4B 1P7.
You can find the Application Form and more information concerning financial assistance on the school website:www.sjp2academy.com or by contacting the school office.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 604-560-8210
An Information Evening will be held on Wed. Jan. 30th @ 6:30 pm for all interested parents at St. John Paul II Academy.