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St. Bernadette Newswire: Week At A Glance September 16th to 20th

Good Afternoon BEARS families and friends.
It was great seeing so many of our students and families this past Thursday.  We hope you also found the evening informative and fun.

1.  Please remember about our parking lot and entry procedures.  The safety of our students is always number one priority
2. St, Bernadette Spirit Wear 2019 until September 30th.
3. CPIC Recruitment poster     School Council Package   (please consider joining school advisory council)
4.  Nutrition For Learning ….   We have an online fundraising program.  The link to the page can be found at  Money raised for our school gets automatically directed      our school finance account. Tax receipts are automatically issued via email to the person making the donation. We appreciate all your support.

Have a great week!

St. Bernadette Newswire: School Council Is Looking For New Members/Volunteers!

Please consider joining St. Bernadette Catholic School Advisory Council (formerly School Council) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our Catholic School Advisory Council is an advisory body of volunteers who work together to provide ideas and opinions to help make St. Bernadette a better pace for our children to learn.  Catholic School Advisory Council provides a forum for discussing educational issues.  It also provides a way to get information to parents/guardians, get feedback from them and present their ideas and concerns to the school and School Board.Each one of us has  treasure chest full of knowledge, talent and experience.  Becoming a member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic School Advisory Council is a wonderful way to share all of this and make a positive contribution to our school community.  By joining the Catholic School Advisory Council, we help our children reach their full potential.

Information about the Council and self-nomination form can be access using this link: School Council Package
Nomination Forms are Due:  September 16th.

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in our meeting room. Hope to see you there!

Safety Reminders – Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

To ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors to our school, we are asking your cooperation in following arrival and dismissal procedures. These are the same procedures that we have been announcing in our newsletters.

The side parking lot is not to be used to walk through to go to the back yard in the morning nor it is to be used to go home.  This area is very busy during both times of the day with cars coming in and out.  We ask that you use the sidewalk near the JK/SK fenced area.

Our back yard is supervised by a staff member beginning at 8:40 a.m.  Do not arrive at school earlier than 8:40 a.m. because we don’t have anyone to ensure the safety of your child(ren).  At the end of the day, students are expected to leave school grounds upon dismissal.

Supervision for our kindergarten students begin at 8:50 a.m.  We are requesting that your child does not come earlier than 8:50 a.m. and when you arrive,  please drop off your child with the supervisor and move on.

Since the beginning of school, we have noticed an increase in the amount of parents at the back yard prior to school.  We don’t want to sound unwelcoming however this is safety issue.  Please say your goodbyes at the gate or at the Lorne Avenue sidewalk in front of the school.  Your presence at the backyard may fear with some of our students since they don’t know who you are.   Staff members are on sight as supervisors to help your child if you are concerned.    Parents or caregivers do not have access to the back yard.

Lastly, the front parking lot is closed during arrival and dismissal.  We will not allow any cars to enter or leave during this time.  This include any pedestrian traffic.  Please use the sidewalk on Lorne Avenue.

We appreciate your cooperation!





WCDSB “Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardian

WCDSB “Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat Opportunity for Parents/Guardian

Our Board’s theme for this year is: Called to Belong!  The experience will be facilitated by Fr. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R., the Spiritual Animator for the Board.  Come and discover more about the spiritual journey upon which our staff and students have embarked.  All are welcome to come and learn and pray around the awesome mystery of God’s universal love!

You may join us at the location that is most convenient to you.  All retreats begin at 7:00 p.m. and are 2 hours in length. Please sign up at this link:

“Called to Belong” Twilight Retreat”. Light Refreshments will be served.

Cambridge – Wednesday September 25th –  St. Mary of the Visitation Parish (16 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON)Waterloo –  Thursday September 26th – St. Michael Parish (80 University Ave W, Waterloo)
Kitchener – Wednesday October 9th – St. Anthony Daniel Parish (29 Midland Dr, Kitchener, ON)





St. Bernadette Week At A Glance: September 9th to 13th


Our BEARS community had an Awesome first week of school.  A huge thank you goes out to our fantastic staff and students for making it so memorable!  Based on what we saw during our first week, we cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us!  Way to go Bears!

Everyone is welcome to come to our  Meet the Staff Open House 2019 on Thursday, September 12th.  It will begin at 5:30 where you are invited to participate in the festivities.  Remember Me Catering will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs.  Parents and students in grade 7 and 8 are asked to attend a meeting in Ms. Cahill’s room at 5:30 p.m.  At 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. our classrooms will be open for visits and greetings.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 12th.

St. Bernadette School is very fortunate to have the Nutrition for Learning Program.   Nutrition For Learning  provides our school with healthy snacks every day.  We hope to begin the program soon.  Thank you to our volunteers, Christine Rito and Joanne Quirion for offering this wonderful program for our school.  Soon you will see the Nutrition For Learning Toonie Postcards coming home with your child.  Please consider taping a Toonie to the postcard to help fund our school program.  We also have an online fundraising program.  The link to the page can be found at  Money raised for our school gets automatically directed to our school finance account. Tax receipts are automatically issued via email to the person making the donation. We appreciate all your support.

Attachments For Your Interest:
GSL parent hand out Fall 2019 GSL Poster Fall 2019




St. Bernadette September 2019 Newsletter

Good Morning,

Please click on the link below to read the St. Bernadette September Newsletter.  You will find important information including school council nomination, newswire, volunteer opportunities and so much more.  A calendar is also enclosed.  For this month only a paper copy will be sent home hopefully today or tomorrow.  Beginning October our newsletters will only be sent via newswire and posted on our school website. Paper copies can be requested by contacting the office.  Have a great day

St. Bernadette September 2019 Newsletter