January Update

Dear Families of St. Bernadette CES,

Welcome back to a new school year.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season filled with the love of family and friends.

I would like to remind you to ensure your child has dressed appropriately for the winter season.  Please send in warm clothing, boots, gloves/ mittens, hats, and scarves.  We will remain indoors when the temperature and wind chill exceeds -20’C.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has opened and the information is attached.  Important Registration Information-Notice to Parent(s)Guardian(s)

Although January is a cold wintery month, we have many activities planned at St. Bernadette’s CES.  Swimming begins this week for the primary and junior classes. Mrs. Spalla’s class will be swimming after the March Break.  We are also continuing our skating program with the Town of Georgina on Mondays.  Please check our website at sbe.ycdsb.ca for the dates for your child’s class.

Our next Catholic School Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm in the staffroom.  All are invited to come out and discover what is happening at St. Bernadette’s.

Special thank you to the Catholic School Council and the Healthy School Committee for funding and arranging a nutritional workshop entitled Rainbow Plate for our Grade 1 and 2 students on January 17th.

Our next Family Movie Night at the GEM theatre takes place on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm.  Families from Prince of Peace, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bernadette’s are invited to a special screening of the Grinch. Tickets are available by sending in $3.00 per person.  Come out to this community event.  Grinch (Click on link)

Friday, January 18th is a Professional Activity Day in which teachers will be writing the first term reports.    Please make alternate supervision arrangements for your child.  Reports will be sent home on February 13th.

Information about dental screening through the Region of York has been sent home. Should you wish for your child to be screened, please send the paperwork back to the school.  The screening will take place on January 22nd.

I wish to share that Madame Parisi had a healthy baby boy in November. and is currently on maternity leave.  I also wish both Ms. Bolton, Educational Assistant and Ms. Woloski, Early Childhood Educator many blessings as they begin their maternity leave later this month.  We welcome Ms. Quirt and Ms. Wehmeyer to our Kindergarten team.

On behalf of the staff, we wish you good health, happiness, and prosperity for 2019.

Mrs. deHaas