Monthly Archives: May 2019

Vacation Bible School Registration Is Open

Don’t miss this year’s Vacation Bible School at St Joseph Church. Together we’ll learn about some wild and wacky creatures at Weird Animals VBS…where Jesus’ love is one of a kind! VBS this summer will run from 8:50 AM-12:30 pm July 15-19 for kids entering grades 1-6 in September.

 

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance May 27th to 31st

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends;

Here is what is happening this week at St. Bernadette Catholic School …

 Monday, May 27th          
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Day 1 EQAO Testing Grade 6
– KM Club at lunch

Tuesday, May 28th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Cross Country Practice
– Day 2 EQAO Testing Grade 6
– Grade 8 Trip to W.L.U.

Wednesday, May 29th             
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
–  Board Game/Building Club at Lunch Break
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– KM Club
– Day 3 EQAO Testing Grade 6
– University of Waterloo Team Up Program – Intermediate Students
– Mary Forcier School and Father Brian School Visit

Thursday, May 30th                    
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
–  Grade 7 Up Day at St. Mary High School
– Cross Country Practice
– Mary Forcier School Visit
– Grade 7 Easter Hunt

Friday, May 31st          
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai
–  Professional Development Day – no school for students

Attachments:      BBQ Support   Flyer Cambridge 2019 info night invitations

Looking Ahead                                         
Saturday, June 1st
Sunday, June 2nd
Monday, June 3rd            Scientists In Schools Gr.1/2
Tuesday, June 4th
Wednesday, June 5th     Cross Country Meet       Kindergarten Orientation 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 6th
Friday, June 7th                 Freezie Friday                KPL School Visit (Kindergarten)

St. Bernadette Newswire: Kindergarten First Rider Program

Time to Sign up for the Kindergarten First Rider Program!

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019.

The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and get off the bus safely and become familiar with transportation procedures for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students.

Register for this free event on the STSWR website

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance May 20th to 24th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends;
We hope you had a fantastic long weekend!  This week will begin EQAO testing involving our Grade 3 students.  We hope our students are well prepared to write the spring EQAO assessments in reading, writing and mathematics and are able to demonstrate their learning in this form as well as they do during regular classroom assessments.  We wish them the best.

This Wednesday, students in Grades 4 to 8 will be at St. David Catholic Secondary School for our elementary school track and field meet.  The track meet runs from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.  We will be travelling to the high school by bus leaving after morning announcements.  Students will also be transported back to school later in the day unless arrangements have been made.  Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  There is no rain date available for this venue.  We will make every effort to attend the event unless there is an extreme weather condition alert.  If there is an announcement, it will be made via newswire early in the morning.  A bag lunch is recommended with lots of water, sunscreen and an umbrella for shade or rain are key items to pack for the day.  Pizza orders on line will be honoured on this day.

We would like to congratulate our Grade 7 students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Friday.  Please continue to pray for our students.

Here is what is happening this week at St. Bernadette Catholic School …

 Monday, May 20th          
– Happy Victoria Day

Tuesday, May 21st
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Cross Country Practice
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Wednesday, May 22nd            
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
–  Board Game/Building Club at Lunch Break
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– KM Club
– School Track and Field Meet (Grades 4 to 8) at St. David High School

Thursday, May 23rd                   
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
–  Grade 7 Up Day at St. Mary High School
– Cross Country Practice

Friday, May 24th          
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai
– KM Club
– Confirmation 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Attachments:      BBQ Support   Flyer Cambridge 2019 info night invitations

Looking Ahead                                         
Saturday, May 25th
Sunday, May 26th
Monday, May 27th           Grade 6 EQAO Day 1
Tuesday, May 28th            Grade 8 WLU Trip PM             Grade 6 EQAO Day 2
Wednesday, May 29th     Grade 6 EQAO Day 3               University of Waterloo Presentation for Intermediates
Thursday, May 30th          School Dance-a-thon Reward:  Teacher Swap
Friday, May 31st                 Professional Development Day – no school for students

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance May 13th to 17th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends;
A very special message goes out to all of our moms.  We hope you had a wonderful day -you deserve to be recognized.

Here is what is happening this week at St. Bernadette Catholic School …

 Monday, May 13th          
– Intermediate Trip to Camp Brebeuf
–  KM Club at Lunch
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Tuesday, May 14th             National Denim Day (Fight Breast Cancer)
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Intermediate Trip to Camp Brebeuf
– Cross Country Practice
– School Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Wednesday, May 15th            
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
–  Board Game/Building Club at Lunch Break
– Calm Mind Club at lunch for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– KM Club and School Track and Field Practice (Gr. 4-8)

Thursday, May 16th                  
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Carizon (Peggy Humphries) School Visit AM
– Grade 6/7 Trip to Conrad Theatre – Bill and Ted’s Historical Adventure
– Cross Country Practice

Friday, May 17th          
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai
– KM Club
– We Can Make a Difference and Kindness Matter Assembly
– School Dance-a-thon Reward – games afternoon

Attachments:      BBQ Support   2019 – Plant Donation – Flyer Cambridge 2019 info night invitations

Looking Ahead                                         
Saturday, May 18th          Confirmation Retreat
Sunday, May 19th
Monday, May 20th           Victoria Day – no school
Tuesday, May 21st
Wednesday, May 22nd      School Track and Field Meet at St. David High School   Grade 3 EQAO Day 1
Thursday, May 23rd            Grade 7 Up Trip to St. Mary High School   Grade 3 EQAO Day 2
Friday, May 24th                 Confirmation at 7:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church    Grade 3 EQAO Day 3

 

Transportation Survey For Students and Parents

We are asking parents and/or guardians to participate in a survey about their student’s journey to school. The purpose of the surveys is to get a better understanding of the thoughts and opinions of the student’s journey to school. We have created surveys for students using the school bus and for students who use other forms of transportation like walking or biking to school. Our goal is to enhance the student’s experience and to improve our services in the future. The survey typically takes 5 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday, June 14th, 2019.

If you have any questions in regards to the surveys please contact the Morgan Potts at (519) 744-7575, extension 229 or at morgan_potts@stswr.ca.

Thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken and will actively use it to improve our services to you in the future!

Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR)

Transported Students Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YwWy_uOoivH9fuAi1vijGlpKgAeyEzio3dPVp_bvjCY/edit

Students in the Walk Zone https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m2TuB8c6xKF9VelV4uV1HpmI3gzMievYqsNw4aEKXdc/edit

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At a Glance May 6th to 10th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends;

Beginning today, our school joins all of the Catholic Schools in the province of Ontario in celebrating Catholic Education Week.  This is a time for us to reflect on our mission and celebrate our successes.  From Sunday, May 5th to Saturday, May 11th, events and activities will focus on this year’s theme which is “Living As Joyful Disciples.”  This is a challenge to us as well as an acknowledgment of the good things already happening in our lives as individuals and as Catholic school communities.

Over the course of this week of celebration of publicly funded Catholic Education in Ontario, we can look back on another year of sharing the Good News, another year of action for justice and peace, and another year of working together as a community of faith…

We look forward to some of the events that will take place this week.  We will have a Catholic Education/Crowning of Mary Mass on Tuesday at St. Joseph Church.  You are welcome to attend and bring flowers for our Mother, Mary.  Students will require written consent in order to attend St. Joseph Catholic Church.  In addition we will have our annual St. Bernadette Book Fair   on Monday and Tuesday.  Tuesday evening, we have an exciting event for families to partake involving technology Stemotics Family Night  and our book fair will also be open until 8:00 p.m.  I look forward in seeing you attend these and other events in the week.  We invite you to watch or read Bishop Crosby’ message 2019 Catholic Education Week Letter
http://hamiltondiocese.com/catholic-education-week/

Reminder.… we are beginning our school track and field practices this week.  We will require consent in order for students to participate in Grades 4 to 8.  In addition our KM club held over the lunch hour and Cross Country practices will begin.

Here is what is happening this week at St. Bernadette Catholic School …

 Monday, May 6th           Rooted In Prayer
– Book Fair in the Learning Commons
– Folk Dance Practice at lunch
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Tuesday, May 7th             Living In Community
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Catholic Education/Crowning of Mary Mass at St. Joseph Church 10:00 a.m.
– Book Fair in the Learning Commons
– Open House in the afternoon
– STEMOTICS event in the gym – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  COME AND JOIN US!
– Book Fair will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Wednesday, May 8th             Doing Justice and Creating Hope     
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
–  Board Game/Building Club at Lunch Break
– Calm Mind Club at lunch for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– Come Alive Event (Grades 1 to 3) in the afternoon
– School Spirit – Dress Like a Super Hero and Dance-a-thon milestone (gum day)

Thursday, May 9th                   Journeying Together In Faith
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Folk Dance Practice at lunch
– Folk Dance Performance at 7:00 p.m. at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
– Open House AM
– Growth Mindset Presentation at 1:00 p.m. for Grades 5 to 8
– ESL Night at St. Mary High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.
– Dance a-thon milestone – extended recess

Friday, May 10th           Sharing the Good News
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai
– School Dance-a-thon Milestone Reward –  no homework for the weekend
– We Walk For Water PM – Social Justice Initiative

Attachments:     Stemotics Night    BBQ Support     Flyer 3 Buddy flyer half page plus map for St B newswire

Looking Ahead                                         
Saturday, May 11th          CWL Rummage Sale and Mill Courtland Garage Sale
Sunday, May 12th            Happy Mother’s Day
Monday, May 13th           Camp Brebeuf Intermediate
Tuesday, May 14th           Camp Brebeuf Intermediate    National Denim Day (fight Breast Cancer)
School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15th       International Day of Families
Thursday, May 16th           Grade 6/7 Bill and Ted’s Historical Trip      Peggy Humphries Carizon Visit
Friday, May 17th                Games Afternoon (Dance-a-thon milestone)   We Can Make A Difference
Assembly