Phone: 519-743-1541

Weekly Update February 19th to 23rd








Greetings Bears Families and Friends;

As we enter Lent, we are reminded of our baptismal and penitential practices.  Lent is a privileged time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  This season provides an opportunity to renew and deepen our relationship with Jesus, and to renew the choices we make, so that we might live as Jesus taught. Pope Francis’ message for Lent …..

Lent summons us,
and enables us,
to come back to the Lord
and in every aspect of our life.

Our winter carnival was a great success.  We can be really proud of our students and in particular our intermediate students who were wonderful leaders and mentors.  We would like to acknowledge and thank our school council for the hot chocolate and treats.  Speaking about our school council, the show of support and encouragement was amazing for our Shrove Tuesday breakfast.  We are truly blessed to have so many friends and parents willing to support our school.  THANK YOU!  

Our Carizon Support Worker will be offering the next presentation on March 7th. The topic will be on “Get A Jump on March Break Planning – Activities and Ideas.” Please contact the school if you are interested in attending. Coffee Connections St. Bernadette Feb 7th and Mar. 7th .2018.

We are accepting appointments for new junior kindergarten students. Please see Registration Flyer.  Please note in our attachment section there is information regarding Parent-Brochure-extended-day-2018

Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Planning Table is pleased to announce the launch of Family Compass Waterloo Region , a new go-to site for all services for children and youth in Waterloo Region that features an easy-to-use online tool to direct parents and youth to their best starting point based on their concerns. The online tool’s survey is confidential and users can save their customized results for later, or submit them to the appropriate starting point organization immediately. Once submitted, the starting point organization will then follow up to discuss the concerns identified, put wheels in motion to move to assessment (if desired/ warranted) and/or warm transfer to other organizations that may be beneficial (if desired/ warranted).  A great support for families in our community!

Here is what is happening this week:

Monday, February 19th   Happy Family Day  
– no school today

Tuesday, February 20th    
– Homework Club 3:45 p.m.
– JK Registration
– Intramurals
– Skills Literacy Builder for Selected Grade 3 Students at 3:45 p.m.
– Volleyball Practice at lunch

Wednesday, February 21st
– Pizza Day – choice of pepperoni/cheese or cheese pizza – thank you volunteers!
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – wear school colours
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Intramurals
– Basketball practice at lunch
– Grade 3 swimming at Lyle Hallman Pool
– Carizon School Visit AM – Peggy Humphries
– JK Registration including evening
– School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 22nd      
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Intramurals
– Girls Volleyball Practice
–  Literacy Skills  Builder Program Begins for selected Grade 3 students at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, February 23rd   Canada Olympic Day – show your support wear red and white
– YMCA Settlement Worker
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– Boys Basketball Tournament at St. Mary High School
– Intramurals
– POP School reward – board games
– Grade 8 course selections are due today

Sunday, February 25th
– Kitchener Ranger Game at 2:00 p.m.

Have a Great Week!

Attachments:  Consultation Flyer.St. Bernadette’s.2017  and Coffee Connections St. Bernadette Feb 7th and Mar. 7th .2018  Parent-Brochure-extended-day-2018  Lenten Resources for WCDSB Parents of Grade Four students 2018_4D (1)