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

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