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Weekly Update February 12th to 16th

Good evening,

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day.  Ash Wednesday, as the first day of Lent, always take precedence over any other memorial for that day.  Our school will hold our Valentine’s celebrations on Tuesday, February 13th instead, in anticipation of the feast day of St. Valentine.  This year, February 13th is Shrove Tuesday, which is often a day of celebration in our school.

Our school council will be providing pancakes to all students on Shrove Tuesday.  The success of this event is dependent on the number of volunteers who can come in and make, serve the pancakes.  We would like to thank Melanie Bonaventura and Tanya O’Toole who have been busy organizing the event.  We also would like to thank the volunteers who will be joining us this Tuesday.

We will be entering the season of Lent on Wednesday.  Lent is a special time for prayer and repentance in the lives of Christians.  It is an intensive time for everyone on the journey of faith.  Lent can be a time of increased listening; to the Word of God, to the stirrings of our own hearts, to the sounds of our daily relationships.  The distributions of ashes will take place in our school gymnasium during the 9:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday para-liturgy.

This month reminds us of the need to keep the spirit of love in all that we think, do and say.  February also marks Black History Month.  Through special announcements St. Bernadette will use this month as an opportunity to heighten awareness on diversity issues.

To support our Winter Olympics Team, students are encouraged to wear Winter Sports, Olympic or Canada gear/clothing for the next two weeks.  Go Canada Go!

Our online Spirit Wear Store featuring our new name “Bears” will be open until next Sunday.  Please visit and order your new spirit wear.

Our Carizon Support Worker will be offering the first of two presentations this Wednesday.  The topic will be on Parenting An Anxious Child: Tips and Strategies.  For more information please view the following link and contact the school.  Coffee Connections St. Bernadette Feb 7th and Mar. 7th .2018.

We are accepting appointments for JK Registration Flyer.  Please contact the school for more information.

Here is what is happening this week:

Monday, February 12th   Happy 100th School Day
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Chess Club 3:40 to 5:00 p.m.
– Intramurals

Tuesday, February 13th    Shrove Tuesday and Valentine’s Day at St. Bernadette        
– Homework Club 3:45 p.m.
– Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
– Intramurals
– wear red and/or pink day
– Volleyball Practice at lunch

Wednesday, February 14th    Ash Wednesday
– Pizza Day – choice of pepperoni/cheese or cheese pizza – thank you volunteers!
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – wear school colours      VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Intramurals
– Basketball practice at lunch
– Ash Wednesday 9:30 am. in gym

Thursday, February 15th      National Flag of Canada Day
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Intramurals
– Girls Volleyball Practice
– St. Mary Senate – selected students in Grade 8
– Winter Carnival in the morning for whole school – dress appropriately
–  Literacy Skills  Builder Program Begins for selected Grade 3 students at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, February 16th   
– YMCA Settlement Worker
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Boys Basketball Practice
– Intramurals
– Code Quest For Junior Students

Have a Great Week!

Attachments:  Consultation Flyer.St. Bernadette’s.2017  and Coffee Connections St. Bernadette Feb 7th and Mar. 7th .2018  ST. BERNADETTE SPIRIT WEAR FLYER FLYER (003) General Camp Flyer- 2018 Welcome to Skills Ontario Summer Camps