St. Bernadette Elementary School
October 28th, 2020
• Ordering School Masks
• Parent/Student Conferences
• School Uniform
• Admission for 2021-2022 School Year
• Families with Siblings Entering Kindergarten for 2021-2022
THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
• Oct. 30th – Halloween Non-Uniform Day (No Parade)
• Nov. 2nd – 27th – ongoing parent/student conferences
• Nov. 5th – AGM – 6:30pm via Zoom – Registration required (see below)
• Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – No School
• Nov. 13th – No School – Pro-D
• Nov. 15th – Open House – Cancelled
• Nov. 24th – PJ Day for Covenant House
AGM NOVEMBER 5TH @ 6:30PM
We are hosting our AGM online this year. Unlike our other online meetings, this one will be more interactive and allow for participants to join with or without video. Upon entry, everyone will be muted. During the Q&A at the end of the meeting participants can unmute themselves to ask a question. You will need to register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
PARENT/TEACHER STUDENT CONFERENCES
This year we are doing our student conferences online. To register for a conference time K, Gr. 2 – 5 please go to:
Gr. 1 please click on https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=9n4d9
Gr. 6 and 7 will be notified by the teachers of how to register for their conferences.
We are spreading out our conferences over a series of days to better serve our community. Registration is first come, first serve.
LAST CALL FOR ORDERS FOR OUR CUSTOM SCHOOL MASK
This is the last week to purchase a school mask and the only time we will be selling them to families. We are not treating this as a fundraiser, but a desire to see everyone in masks so that we are all adding an additional layer of protection to our daily lives. There are 2 sizes to choose from and both cost the same amount.
1 mask = $16
2 masks = $30
3 masks = $40
Orders are through Munchalunch and can be purchased up to October 30th. Masks will arrive the week of November 9th – 13th.
Please go to https://munchalunch.com/schools/stbernadettebc to make your purchase.
A letter went home yesterday informing families of additions we have made to our school uniform. In an attempt to maintain our commitment to our health and safety plans and to provide children with a comfortable work environment, the PEC has agreed to extend our uniform to allow children to wear the school hoodie and sweatpants during class time. All other jackets and outerwear is to be worn to and from school and during recess times.
2021-2022 SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Admissions are now open for the 2021-2022 school year. We have 20 spots available in Kindergarten next year and roughly one spot in a couple of the other grades. Please go to our website to download a form. Siblings of students currently attending St. Bernadette’s will be automatically enrolled during re-registration.
The pandemic will not afford us the opportunity to reach out to parishioners as we have done in the past. More than ever, we need your help to reach those who want to send their child to our school so that they receive the message that admissions are open. We have already had good response from the community without any advertising, however we want to ensure that all parishioners who want to send their child to our school knows to get in their application as soon as possible.
We will not be hosting an Open House this year. Arrangements will be made with new families to the school to tour the school through an appointment.
FAMILIES WITH SIBLINGS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN FOR 2O21-2022
Our records currently show 10 children of families currently attending our school will be entering into Kindergarten next year. If you think your child might not be on our list, please contact the office. We want to ensure all siblings entering Kindergarten are registered for next year prior to opening up spots to the general public.
On Friday October 30th, the school will honour its tradition and permit students to dress up for Halloween. Parents and students are reminded that costumes must be appropriate (no gore, nothing intensely frightening or satanic, etc) and the principal reserves the right to ask a student to remove their costume for any reason. Students who wish not to dress up can come to school in Halloween colours or their school uniform.
Traditionally we would have a parade during the day where students can move from one classroom to the next to show off their costume. For health reasons, this will not happen this year. If the weather permits, we may try to coordinate an outdoor event for students only, that promotes physical distancing between classes.
Students are still highly encouraged to wear a protective mask with their costume when appropriate