Monthly Archives: October 2019

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance October 28th to November 1st

Good Morning;

The new theme for the Umbrella Project for October is Empathy. This is defined as the ability to share and understand the feelings of another. This is an important skill for students to develop. Please watch the video located on how to help your child(ren) develop empathy: Teaching Empathy to Children   Later this week we will be recognizing our students who have demonstrated Empathy and will be introducing our new skill.

On Thursday, October 31st our students will be invited to wear their costumes to school.  Please be mindful of the costumes your child is wearing.  Costumes cannot promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.  As well, masks or suggestive costumes are not permitted including clown costumes.

Progress Reports will be going home next week.  Please review with your child(ren) all of the wonderful attributes they are showcasing this year.  Embedded into the progress report are next steps for each students to help move your child(ren) forward in learning.  We have attached links regarding achievement for your review: Copy of 1 SEPT – Categories of Knowledge and Skills
Learning-Skills-for-parents-Oct-2019

Have a great week!

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  Attachments for you to review…. Fall Craft Market Oct 2019 2019  Fall Craft and Vendor Sale colour flyer St. B

Caring, Safe and Healthy Schools Committee

Good Morning,

Each school must have in place a safe and accepting schools team responsible for fostering a inclusive, accepting school climate.  It also includes creating a healthy school environment by providing tools that focus on an approach to school health.  The team must consist of parents, students and teachers.  Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29th at 3:45 until 4:45 p.m. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact the school (519-743-1541) or email albert.simoes@wcdsb.ca .

Thank you

A. Simoes
Principal

MAD Science … not too late to register

 

 

MAD Science Program at St. Bernadette Catholic School

It is not too late to sign up.

For registration information please open the following link:   Mad Science
Or call 1-905-335-6746  email: kitchener@madscience.on.ca   hamilton.madscience.org

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At a Glance October 21st to 25th

Good Evening;

The new theme for the Umbrella Project for October is Empathy. This is defined as the ability to share and understand the feelings of another. This is an important skill for students to develop. Please see the attached article on how to help your child(ren) develop empathy. https://www.parents.com/kids/development/social/raise-a-compassionate-child/

Monday Oct 21 is Election Day and St. Bernadette is a Polling Station.  Please be aware that we will have many visitors in the school exercising their right to vote on Monday.  There will be more traffic in the parking lots and around the school. Use caution when dropping your children off and picking up on Monday. Please make sure to vote as well!

Across the province, hundreds of schools will GO PURPLE to break the silence that surrounds child abuse and neglect. Together, we are asking you to encourage your child to wear something purple on October 24th.  We would like to thank you in advance for your participation in GO PURPLE DAY.

October 24th is also Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day across our school board.  This day recognizes the commitment, hard work and education of Early Childhood Educators and all staff who work with young children.  At St. Bernadette we honour and appreciate our educators.

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  Last week each family should have received a letter regarding our upcoming parent-student-teacher conferences.  Please make sure you return the form back to school with they only or youngest in your family-   Interviews 2019 2020
2.  Attachments for you to review…. Fall Craft Market Oct 2019 2019  Fall Craft and Vendor Sale colour flyer St. B

St. Bernadette Thanksgiving Liturgy

Good evening,

The weather network has forecasted 100% chance of rain Wednesday morning.  Therefore, we have made the decision to have our mass in the gym instead of walking to St. Joseph Church.  Thank you for your understanding.

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance October 14th to 18th

Happy Thanksgiving;
This time of year puts us all in the mindset of giving thanks for the blessings in our lives, and expressing appreciation for each other.  It allows us to view our world through a lens of gratitude. As families in Canada gather around dinner tables to celebrate this holiday, we will be giving thanks for our family, friends, good health and the wonderful St. Bernadette community.  May you and your loved ones enjoy all of the warm blessings that this holiday has to offer.

Thank you for your awesome generosity in supporting our Thanksgiving Food Drive. We are a truly blessed community and the support of this initiative has shown this once again. All of the food that was brought in during this campaign will go to the less fortunate in our community that are not as lucky as we are. But … we need to remember that these families are struggling all year round, not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your continued support to St. Vincent de Paul or through St. Joseph’s parish will help support these families all year round.

The new theme for the Umbrella Project for October is Empathy. This is defined as the ability to share and understand the feelings of another. This is an important skill for students to develop. Please see the attached article on how to help your child(ren) develop empathy. https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/resources-for-families/5-tips-cultivating-empathy

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  On Wednesday, we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph.  Your son/daughter should have received the permission form.  Please return it to school: October 16th Bussing Thanksgiving Mass          October 16th Walking Thanksgiving Mass.  A written permission form is required.
2.  Last week each family should have received a letter regarding our upcoming parent-student-teacher conferences.  Please make sure you return the form back to school with they only or youngest in your family-   Interviews 2019 2020
3.  Our last set of planners/agendas finally has arrived.  Our Intermediate students were the last group to receive them.  Please contribute $2.00 towards the cost of an agenda and ensure you have had the opportunity to review, sign the first eight pages with your son/daughter.
2.  Attachments for you to review…. Fall Craft Market Oct 2019
3.  We are hoping to run a Mad Science Program for our students in Grades 1 to 6 over lunch hour.  Please open the link for more information.

Have a great week!

Umbrella Project – October Theme Empathy

The Umbrella Project is a wonderful school-wide program that teaches our students strategies to develop skills to encourage their overall well-being and to be resilient in life.  Yes, a little rain falls in our lives and when we have an umbrella (a set of strategies and life skills) to pop open to protect us from the rain, we endure and move through these bad weather moments with greater ease and resilience.

The first theme we will explore for the Umbrella Project for the month of October is Empathy, which was introduced to the students on September 30th. Empathy is defined as the ability to share and understand the feelings of another. This is an important skill for students to develop. Please see the attached article on how to help your child(ren) with this skill at home.

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_foster_empathy_in_kids 

Please see the attached letter from Dr. Jen introducing Empathy.  Empathy Parent Letter

Here is a video courtesy of Sesame Street explaining Empathy: https://youtu.be/9_1Rt1R4xbM

Remember to follow Dr. Jen on social media for information and parenting tips.

www.facebook.com/umbrellapjct

www.twitter.com/umbrellapjct

www.instagram.com/umbrellapjct

St. Bernadette Newswire: Schools are OPEN on Monday, October 7th, 2019

Great News! Schools open Monday

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools are OPEN on Monday,
October 7, 2019

As a result of the agreement reached between the government of Ontario, the Trustee’s Associations and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), all Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools will be OPEN on Monday, October 7th 2019 – all programs and services will continue running on their regular schedules.

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance October 7th to 11th

 

Good Afternoon BEARS families and friends;

Reminders/Announcements…..
1.  As we begin the season of Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all the blessings God has given to us.  We are also reminded of the many that struggle to provide for their families.  Please consider giving generously to support our neighbours who are in need.  Here are some items that are in need:  pasta, macaroni and cheese, cereal, cans of tuna, chicken, pasta sauce, canned stew, canned pastas, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soup, etc.
2. As many of you have heard, there is a possibility of a CUPE strike starting tomorrow, October 7th.  Please make sure to stay tuned to the latest information regarding the strike via the WCDSB’s Board Website at the following address: https://t.co/WAphjFPohy
3. Umbrella Theme for October: Empathy.  Please see the attached article on how to help your child(ren) develop empathy: https://www.parentingscience.com/teaching-empathy-tips.html }
4. At the last minute, more donations came in for our Terry Fox Walk/Run.  I am happy to announce some of our staff members will be receiving pie in the face!.  Yes we reached our goal of $700.00  Thank you for your support.
5.  Next week we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass at St. Joseph.  Your son/daughter should have received the permission form.  Please return it to school: October 16th Bussing Thanksgiving Mass          October 16th Walking Thanksgiving Mass
6.  Attachments for you to review…. FamilyLanguageandLearningTemplate Fall 2019       Welcome_to_Kindergarten_Infographic_FINAL_ACCESS
7.  We are hoping to run a Mad Science Program for our students in Grades 1 to 6 over lunch hour.  Information was sent home about it.

Have a great week!