2017-2016 STAFF LIST
(in the last newsletter there were a couple of omissions and errors – they have been corrected below)
Every year at this time we take a moment to recognize those staff members who will not be returning to St. Bernadette’s next year and to welcome those staff members who will be new additions to our community. We begin with our farewells:
We acknowledge the contributions and dedication Ms. Wagg provided to our community over the years. Ms. Wagg left in October and has decided to continue to devote her time to her children.
Ms. Wilczewski is retiring at the end of this school year. She has served the school for 25 years and we thank her for all of her dedication, commitment and service to the students and wider community during that time. We would like to wish her all the best in the future and we hope she has many happy adventures! We look forward to her visiting the school in the near future perhaps as a teacher on call 🙂
We would like to wish much success Ms. Beliveau as she has accepted a new teaching assignment at Star of the Sea School. We look forward to having our paths cross at the many CISVA events next year!
We wish Mr. Duncan all the best as he embarks on opportunities elsewhere. We thank him for his several years of service.
Finally, we would like to thank Ms. McLellan for her year of service to the students of St. Bernadette’s. We will miss her passion and enthusiasm.
We would like to welcome back Ms. Hillard. Ms Hillard was away on maternity leave and we look forward to her return in September.
We welcome Ms. Laurie Bennett to our school. Ms. Bennett comes to us from St. Helen’s school and will be our new Learning Resource Teacher.
We also welcome Ms. Tamara Leslie to our community. She will be joining our staff of Educational Assistants.
Below are the placements for next year.
Kindergarten – Ms. Schollen
Grade 1 – Ms. Hillard and Ms. Misiti
Grade 2 – Ms. De Sousa
Grade 3 – Ms. Fraser and Ms. Misiti
Grade 4 – Ms. Stuart
Grade 5 – Ms. Bourassa
Grade 6 – Ms. Peck
Grade 7 – Ms. Kosman
Learning Assistance – Ms. Bennett
French – Ms. Fraser
Music – Mr. Natola
PE – Mr. van der Pauw
Office Admin Staff – Ms. Spanjers and Ms. Gelz
Educational Assistant Staff – Ms. Boerescu, Ms. D’Costa, Ms. Junk, Ms. Leslie, Ms. MacRae, Ms. Pimentel, and Ms. Pyun
Stingers Staff – Ms. Vader, Ms. Dimou, and Ms. Borba
Custodian – Mr. Barry
YEAR END BBQ
The call went out for volunteers and we received a fantastic response!!!
Thank you to all the parents who answered our call for volunteers. We have a great number of parents helping out with Year End BBQ and Fun Fair.
We are excited to once again to offer several games for the kids, golden ticket prizes – from lego sets to Toys R Us gift cards to Free Basketball Camp Registration and more, Auction Items – all the class ceramics will be there along with other great items to bid on, plus much more.
We are very appreciative and thankful to have such committed and generous families in our school. Thank you for your support!
This has not been a good year for trying to achieve outdoor photos. We had to cancel our photo today due to weather. We have rescheduled our date for Tuesday June 6th. This will be our 3rd and last attempt at this photo. Please pray for good weather on that date!
It is hard to believe that our final spirit week and Fun Day are upon us. The end of the school year is fast approaching! Spirit Week’s theme is a celebration of sports and athletics. Everyday will be a non-uniform day tied to a theme. Below are the themes and activities for each day:
Monday June 5th – Jersey Day – wear your favourite team’s jersey, shirt or colour. Mini basketball and soccer games will be held at lunch.
Tuesday June 6th – Full Uniform for Panoramic Photo – Students will be invited to compete in Minute to Win It challenges.
Wednesday June 7th – Spirit Wear Day and Crazy Hair Day – In celebration of our school athletics program, students are invited to wear blue and white to school to show their school pride. Students will also be allowed to make their hair crazy. Be creative or wild with your hair or add accessories!
Thursday June 8th – 80s and 90s Wear – Students are invited to dress like they stepped out of the 80s or 90s! The epic teacher vs student events will be held in the afternoon.
Friday June 9th – Fun Day – Students will be assigned a colour to wear. There will be several events and challenges in the morning. Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm.
Our prayers are with the grade 7s this weekend as they prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. May God bless them as they continue on their journey to being in full communion with our faith.
Reminder to Gr. 7 parents and those wishing to attend Confirmation, Mass begins on Sunday at 3pm. Students are to arrive 1hr early.
SCHOOL UNIFORM FITTINGS
The uniform fittings will be on the following Tuesdays: May 23rd, 30th, June 6th & Thursdays, May 25th, June 1st & 8th, the morning fittings are from 8:30-9:15 and afternoon fittings are from 3:00-3:45.
We do not place your order, this is strictly uniform fittings.
Cambridge Uniforms will their have no sales tax event the week of June 12th.
We would also like to remind you that next year, only Cambridge Uniforms will be allowed to be worn in the school.
ROUNDBALL STINGERS BASKETBALL CAMP
Registration forms are available at the front office. Every student gets a t-shirt with registration.