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St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance December 10th to 14th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends,
Please remember to support our 2018 Angel tree and Christmas Food Drive.  Our intramurals continue this week during morning and afternoon recesses.

 Monday, December 10th
– 
Week 2 Advent Celebration
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Welcome Mary Forcier (school visit)

Tuesday, December 11th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Christmas Turkey Dinner For Students – thank you School Council!  Please contribute $2.00 for the dinner

Wednesday, December 12th      
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
– Wilfrid Laurier University Afterschool Program for those students who have registered
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– Confessions Gr. 3 to 8 students in the morning

Thursday, December 13th
Carizon Community Resource Consultation – AM
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Advent Food Drive Ends Today
– Preparing For Transition To Secondary Schools (Gr. 6-8) 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Rm.14

Friday, December 14th
Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Christmas Crafts PM
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai

Attachments: Christmas Dinner Letter 2018

  Looking Ahead
– December 15th – Christmas Potluck after the 5:00 p.m. mass at St. Joseph
–  December 16th – Advent Week 3
– December 17th – Advent Week 3 Celebration at School    Red, White and Green Day
– December 18th – Santa Elf and Reindeer Hat Day
– December 19th – Christmas Sweater and Scarf Day
– December 20th – Christmas Concert beginning at 1:00 p.m.
– December 21st  – Student POP Award       Wear Your Pajamas Day     Advent Week 4 Celebration

St. Bernadette Angel Tree, Food Drive and Box of Cards Fundraiser

Dear Families

Our Angel Tree initiative allows us to spread Christmas cheer to families over the holiday season.  Each year we collect monetary donations, gift cards and gifts.  It is not too late to donate.  For more information, please read 2018 Angel tree notice and also about our Christmas Food Drive.  Thank you for your kindness!

One other reminder….. please make sure you have returned the Box of Cards or $33.00 cash.  We are making phone calls to remind families and we are hoping to have the fundraiser completed prior to our break.

Thanks again!

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance December 3rd to 7th

Good Morning BEARS Families and Friends,

We welcome this Advent season with a spirit of hope and wonder as we prepare for the birth of Our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Thank you for your support during this season, a time than can be joyful for many yet challenging for others.  Being surrounded by the people who care and love us reminds us of how very blessed we are and the true meaning of Christmas.
Please remember to support our 2018 Angel tree and Christmas Food Drive.  Our intramurals continue this week during morning and afternoon recesses.

 Monday, December 3rd
– 
Week 1 Advent Celebration at 9:30 a.m. in the gym
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– St. Joseph Parish Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Mount Mary Grade 8s

Wednesday, December 5th      
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
– Wilfrid Laurier University Afterschool Program for those students who have registered
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– Mount Mary Grade 8s

Thursday, December 6th
Carizon Community Resource Consultation – AM
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
– National Day of Remembrance and Violence Against Women
– Mount Mary Grade 8s

Friday, December 7th
– Professional Development Day – no school for students

–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai

Attachments: Christmas Dinner Letter 2018

  Looking Ahead
– December 8th
–  December 9th – Advent Week 2
– December 10th – Advent Week 2 Celebration at School
– December 11th – Christmas Turkey Dinner – please contribute $2.00
– December 12th – Confessions Grade 3 to 8 at school
– December 13th – Food Drive Ends Today
– December 14th – Christmas Craft in the afternoon

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance Nov. 26th to 30th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends,

We are entering our day of our school fundraiser Big Box 2018.  Please ramp up your efforts to gather more orders.  Our hope is for each family to have at least one order.  Here are some other reminders:

  • The starter box must be returned only if you are not ordering any boxes, otherwise keep it and you will deliver it to one of your customers so please keep it in good shape.
  • Additional boxes required to complete your order will be sent home or if it is a large order, we will then contact you to schedule a time to come by the school.
  • Returned boxes must contain all 33 cards.
  • We will only accept cash – $33.00

Thank you for your support!
Please remember to support our 2018 Angel tree and Christmas Food Drive.  Our intramurals continue this week during morning and afternoon recesses.

 Monday, November 26th
– 
Big Box 2018 Due today
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Tuesday, November 27th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– #GivingTuesday
– We Can Make a Difference and Kindness Matters at 2:30 p.m.
– School Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28th     
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
– Wilfrid Laurier University Afterschool Program for those students who have registered
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library
– Father Tom School Visit Gr.6/7 and Gr. 5/6

Thursday, November 29th
Carizon Community Resource Consultation – AM
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
Gr 8 Invite SMH 2018 (1) Grade 8 Parent(s) and Student Information Night at St. Mary High School

Friday, November 30th
Crazy Hair Day and Joy Jamboree Day
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai

Attachments: 

  Looking Ahead
– December 2nd – Advent Week 1
– December 3rd  – St. Joseph Parish Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
– December 4th – Mount Mary Grade 8s
– December 5th – Mount Mary Grade 8s                      Wilfrid Laurier Afterschool Program (last session)
– December 6th – Mount Mary Grade 8s
– December 7th – Professional Development Day – no school for students.

 

 

St. Bernadette Newswire: November 19th to 23rd

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends,

We are entering our final week of our school fundraiser Big Box 2018.  Many of you are familiar with this fundraiser since we did it two years ago.  It proved to be very successful.  Please support our school.

Later this week, our annual Free For All Good Will Event will take place in our gym.  The event will begin late Thursday afternoon and end Saturday at noon. You are welcome to drop off items such as footwear, games, winter clothing, household items, small furniture beginning tomorrow.  If you or if you know of other families in our community who could use the support, we encourage you to visit our event later this week. You are welcome to attend!

 Monday, November 19th
– 
Big Box 2018
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library

Tuesday, November 20th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.
– Congratulations to our Grade 4s who will be receiving their bibles today
– Happy Birthday Father Brian

Wednesday, November 21st     
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
– No Wilfrid Laurier University Afterschool Program Today due to Free For All
– Rosary Circle at 2:15 p.m. in the library – thank you Mrs. McKay!
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
– Father Tom School Visit Gr. 7 and 8

Thursday, November 22nd
Carizon Community Resource Consultation – AM
2018 Angel tree notice and Food Drive Begins Today
– Free For All in the gym 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library

Friday, November 23rd
Free For All in the gym 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.
–  School Settlement Information Sheet-  Martha Kahsai

Saturday, November 24th
– Free For All in the gym 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Attachments: Gr 8 Invite SMH 2018 (1) (002) St. Bernadette – WINTER 2018 – Form

  Looking Ahead
– November 25th – International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women
– November 26th – Artshine Program Begins    Box of Card Fundraiser Ends Today
– November 27th – School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m     Making a Difference and Manners Matter Assembly
– November 28th – Wilfrid Laurier Afterschool Program       Father Tom Classroom Visits Gr. 6/7 and Gr. 5/6
– November 29st – Grade 8 St. Mary Information Night at 6:30 p.m.
– November 30th – Joy Jamboree and Crazy Hair Day

St. Joseph Catholic Church: First Eucharist Preparation Session

Dear families,

Thank you so much for coming out last week for our First Eucharist preparation session. I hope that your children went home excited to continue learning about this new and exciting way that Jesus is going to live in their heart! Father Tom, Father Brian, their teachers and I are thrilled to be preparing with them and exploring our Catholic faith together.

Between now and our next session in January, take time as a family each week to work in your “We Share the Eucharist” books. Find a cozy place to work (the couch, the kitchen table, a bedroom etc) where you can have some quality time reading, praying, and completing the workbook. Don’t be afraid to share stories, ideas, and questions you have as you read. Talk about moments of faith in your own life, and connect every day events to what you’re discussing. Things that happen at school, on the playground, on a TV show, or at work can all help make the daily experience of faith ‘real’. Your child will probably be able to share examples with you, too! If at any point you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Reminders:

  • Please have chapters 1-4 completed by our next meeting. This should give you lots of time to work through the material and talk about it.
  • Have your child bring their missal to Mass each weekend so they can follow along.
  • Our next session is on Tuesday, January 22 at 6. We will be upstairs for a teaching Mass, and the children will have the opportunity to ask questions and watch Mass more closely than usual.

In Christ,

Mary Forcier

Youth Minister

St Joseph Parish

148 Madison Avenue South Kitchener, ON

N2G 3M6 P: 519-745-9302

F: 519-741-9944

www.stjosephkitchener.org

St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance Nov. 12th to 16th

Good Evening BEARS Families and Friends,

We are entering our 2nd week of our school fundraiser Big Box 2018.  Many of you are familiar with this fundraiser since we did it two years ago.  It proved to be very successful.  Please support our school.

We are joining schools across Ontario in recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  Our school will be participating in a variety of activities with a focus on a central theme, “love one another as I have loved you.”  I would ask you to continue engaging with your child(ren) in conversations about bullying prevention and how to promote a safe school at St. Bernadette.

Monday, November 12th
– Big Box
2018    
– Homework Club 8:05 a.m. in the library
– Author Visit Deborah Ellis Gr. 4 to 8 in the afternoon

Tuesday, November 13th
– 
Trashless Tuesdays – bring lunches, snacks with as little trash as possible.

Wednesday, November 14th    
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – show your pride by wearing blue and yellow
– Grade 8 Day at St. Mary High School
– Pizza Lunch – $1.50 a slice pepperoni or cheese
– Wilfrid Laurier University Afterschool Program Begins (registered students) 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
– Rosary Circle at 2:15 p.m. in the library – thank you Mrs. McKay!
– Take Our Kids To School Day
– Homework Club 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
– Father Brian School Visit JK/SK and Gr. 1/2

Thursday, November 15th
Carizon Community Resource Consultation – AM
– Homework Club at 8:05 a.m. in the library

Friday, November 16th
– Professional Development Day (no school for students)

Attachments: Gr 8 Invite SMH 2018 (1) (002) St. Bernadette – WINTER 2018 – Form

  

 

Looking Ahead
– November 17th – St. Joseph Movie Night
– November 18th –
– November 19th
– November 20th – Grade 4 Bible Ceremony – Happy Birthday Father Brian
– November 21st –
– November 22nd 2018 Angel tree notice  – Free For All 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
– November 23rd – Free For All 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.
– November 24th – Free For All 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.