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Weekly Update March19th to 23rd

Welcome back Bears!

It is so great to see so many of you looking rested, happy to be back, and in some cases….tanned!  We are so glad that you are back with us and we look forward to continuing our great year now that we are rested, relaxed and recharged!

We continue our Easter pilgrimage as we get ready to celebrate Holy Week and its culmination on Easter Sunday.  On the fifth Sunday in the season of Lent, we are reminded continue to open our doors to the weak, vulnerable, poor and then we will be able to experience and share the full joy of Easter.

Our school council fundraiser is nearing the end.  Please make one more effort to get more orders:  Popcorn Fundraiser.  Thank you to our school council and in particular Melanie Bonaventura for leading this wonderful event.

This week we continue building connections with our parish as our Grade 7 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The next evening there will be an important meeting for our Grade 2 parents regarding First communion. Congratulations to our Grade 7 students, St. Joseph Sacramental Team, Father Brian and Ms. Madlensky.

Saturday March 24th at 8:30 p.m. is Earth Hour. The purpose of Earth Hour is to unite everyone in the world towards a common goal of protecting the planet. Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide.  At school we will observe Earth Hour together on Friday. You could observe it at home with your families by playing board games, reading to each other by candle light or going outside for a moon light walk. Avoid using any electricity or electronics and see how you do!

In April we will be holding a parents information evening on zones of regulation.  Our school is using this to help with self-regulation.  Please come out and learn more about this important framework: St. Bernadette Zones of Regulation.  If you will be attending please return the form back to school.

Here is what is happening this week:

Monday, March 19th
– Welcome Back!
– Homework Club at 8:00 a.m.
– Chess Club at 3;45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20th     
– Homework Club 3:45 p.m.
– Confirmation at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Congratulations
– Grade 3 Literacy Skills Builder at 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21st  
– Pizza Day – choice of pepperoni/cheese or cheese pizza – thank you volunteers!
– St. Bernadette Spirit Wear Day – wear school colours
– Popcorn Fundraiser Ends Today
– MADD Canada Smart Wheels Program – Junior Division
– Carizon School Visit AM – Peggy Humphries
– Grade 2 to 8 School Confessions AM
– First Holy Communion Parent Information Night at 7:00 p.m.
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 23rd    
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
–  Literacy Skills  Builder Program Begins for selected Grade 3 students at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, March 24th    
– YMCA Settlement Worker
– Homework Club 8:00 a.m.
– A Midsummer Nights Dream – Grade 8 drama play at 11:15 a.m.
– Earth Hour at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th
– World Wide Earth Hour 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Have a Great Week

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