St. Bernadette Elementary
October 5th, 2016
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October 10th Thanksgiving (NO SCHOOL0
October 11th Pro-D Day (NO SCHOOL)
October 12th Hot Dog Day
October 20th – 21st Gr. 7s @ Timberline
October 28th Pro-D Day (NO SCHOOL)
There will be a practice on Saturday, October 15th at 11:00am in the church for anyone interested in becoming an Altar Server. This is for students in Grades 3-7. This practice is also a refresher for those who are already Altar Servers. Please make an effort to attend.
SCHOOL E-MAIL ADDRESS
We have a new e-mail address, please make note of it; firstname.lastname@example.org
A big congratulations goes out to all the athletes who participated in the CISVA Cross Country Meet. There were 120 students participating in each race and about 300 students participating in the fun run race. Our students ran hard and showed great sportsmanship and team spirit.
A special thank you to Ms. De Sousa who stepped in to help as Mr. van der Pauw was unable to coach due to his duties as Cross Country Commissioner for the event. Also a very big thank you to all the parents who drove and stayed to help get the students organized and to their races. It truly was a team effort and we are very appreciated of your commitment to our athletic program.
Girls volleyball is well underway and the boys will start having games soon. The girls teams have been competing well and have risen to the challenge in many of their sets. Next week the Gr. 6/7 team is in a tournament at OLGC and they will have an exhibition game on Tuesday Oct. 18th also at OLGC (parents, please be on the lookout for this notice coming home in the next few days).
NEW*** ON VOLUNTEER SITE
The PEC is in the works of creating a new system for recording Parent Participation Hours. The new system will be online and is designed to make the process easier for parents. This new system will be unveiled at the Meet the Teacher/Parent Information Night. Please make sure you are there.
If your child is going to be late or absent, please call the office before 9:00 am., if calling prior to 8:30am, please leave a voicemail for the school secretary, do not leave a voicemail for the classroom teacher, as the teacher may not have had time to check their voicemail When your child returns to school, please ensure that an Absentee Form is completed with the correct date of the absence, the reason for being absent and a parent’s signature. This form is to be given to the teacher so that we are able to keep an accurate record for the attendance audit. An Absentee form is attached and can also be found at the school office or downloaded off of the school website. If your child is going to be late, please have him/her sign in at the office and get a late slip.
With the cold and rainy season coming, please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather. Students are expected to go outside for recess in order to get some exercise and fresh air. Coats, gloves, hats and boots are recommended, depending on the weather. Please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before coming to school.
If it is raining when your child comes to school, the students are permitted to go directly into the classrooms. They must still go through their designated doors and not through the front doors. Any outdoor footwear must be removed immediately upon entering the school. Please make sure that all coats, boots, umbrellas, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.
NOTIFICATION OF CAREGIVERS
If someone else is going to be your child(ren)’s caregiver/guardian, whether it is for one day or one week, please give this information to the school office. In the event of an emergency, it is extremely important that you notify the school if you are going to be away and someone else will be looking after your child(ren).
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCCER CHALLENGE
The Knights of Columbus Joseph Krenn Council 8629 will be hosting their annual Soccer Challenge in the school gym on Saturday, October15th from 12:00-4:00. This is open to boys and girls ages 10-14.
NOTES FROM PARENTS
We require a signed note from a parent when:
• your child has been absent from school for any reason
• your child needs to leave the school for an appointment, etc.
• your child cannot participate in a specific activity
• your child cannot go outdoors during recess or lunch break
• someone other than yourself picking up your child early from school (early dismissal)
Once school has started, children who are late or who have to leave the school early MUST sign in or out at the office.
PARKING LOT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
As you have probably of noticed, their are new lines painted in our parking lot. The design it to provide students with more activities during recess and to provide better safety measures during school hours. The solid yellow line running parallel to the school field and playground is not to be crossed by any vehicle from 7am (the start of Stingers Club) to 6pm (the end of Stingers Club). This is to ensure proper safety for our students.
A yellow line has also been painted at the drop off area near the exit gates. Please stop your vehicle behind this line to drop of your children safely before school.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with the drop off and pick up routines in the parent handbook. (If you don’t have a handbook you can download one off our website)
LABEL YOUR UNIFORMS
We notice that quite often we find uniforms in the lost and found without student names on it. It is important to label your uniforms and to relabel them throughout the year if you are using a marker on a tag.
St. Bernadette Elementary Catholic School
13130 65B Ave
Surrey, BC V3W 9M1
phone: (604) 596-1101
fax: (604) 596-1550