St. Bernadette Elementary
September 28th, 2016
• Lockdown Drill
• Movie Night
• Parish Envelopes
Sept. 30th Movie Night Photo Day
October 5th CISVA Cross Country Meet
As part of our safety preparedness, we conducted our first safety drill for the year. Throughout the year we will focus on three types of emergencies:
Yesterday we conducted a lockdown drill. In the event of a lockdown staff and students quickly get into a position where they are out of sight and out of harms way. We conduct two types of lockdown drills:
1) The danger is on-site, but not in the school
2) The danger is in the school
I was very impressed with the effectiveness of the drill today as we conducted a danger on-site drill. Throughout the year we will be conducting more drills and working on the effectiveness of each drill.
Soon we will be practicing an Earthquake Drill. Our school is equipped with the Early Earthquake Warning System (EEWS). This system can give the school around 30 seconds of warning before an earthquake hits. This is valuable time that will save lives. As a result of having this system in our school, we will now practice our Earthquake Drills based on the siren from the EEWS. All other safety procedures remain in place.
Thanks again for all your support as we begin a new school year. We are so privileged to belong to a wonderful school community. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.
If there is a possibility that you will be dropping off your child at the Stingers Club for “Drop In”, you are required to fill in the registration form. This is necessary in the event of an emergency with your child. Forms for the Stinger Club are available at the front office.
SCHOOL E-MAIL ADDRESS
Please note that the school’s email address has changed, the new email address is; email@example.com
We are excited to announce that our first movie night for the year will be on Friday September 30th at 7:00pm. It will be held outside, under the stars in the court yard! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, mittens, etc. as we expect it to be a clear and cool night. The movie will be projected onto a large blow up movie screen! Special thanks to Brent Roberts for donating all the equipment for the evening.
There will be a concession stand and pizza available (starting at 7pm). We are also excited to announce that The movie for this community event will be Finding Dory. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family and includes entry, drink and popcorn with the movie. We ask that all children to be supervised by an Adult.
We look forward to seeing you at our first community event of the year.
The parish would like to remind all parishioners that you are able to use your St. Bernadette envelopes at other parishes in the deanery. This is important when re-registering in the spring so that you can stay at your current category. If you have any questions please contact the parish.
This is just a reminder that as the months get colder, there is a pant option for girls. If you would like to order pants for your child please use the order form provided by Cambridge Uniforms.
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.
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