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Weekly Principal Update
Week of September 2nd, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

3:45 PM - Pick Up Rotation Schedule in School Library
4:00 PM Rotation #1
4:20 PM Rotation #2
4:40 PM Rotation #3
5:00 PM - Everything You Want to Know about SCRIP, By Ann Selk- School Library

There will be three equal presentations presented by all teachers at the times listed above. Presentations will begin promptly at 4:00, 4:20 and 4:40 pm. Each presentation will last no longer than 15 minutes and include a 5 minute transition time.  Middle School Teachers will be presenting together in one location and will follow this same schedule of providing their presentation three times. 

We realize that you may have your children with you due to the timing of this event. We are unable to offer babysitting during at this time and we do ask that if you bring your children that they come with you to the presentations and do not run unsupervised through the building. Thank you for your help with this!
Dear SBS Families,

We are back in full swing - officially! I hope your long weekend was restful and full of beautiful weather and family activities. 
UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS
Mrs. Swanson has taken the time to put our school's master calendar on our school website. If you ever need to chech what is happening in a pinch, please stop by our website to take a look: 
https://www.saintbernardgb.com/events/.

Sept. 4th - Back to School Night
After five years of trying a variety of ways to encourage family participation, we are going to try having this event on a Wednesday, before the start of Fall Religious Education. Please take a look at the advertisement at the top of this newsletter for details. This evening is more about the logistics of the school year, special events in the classroom, field trips and special requests from teachers. If you are unable to attend, please reach out to your classroom teacher who may have something to send you in writing. With the schedule the way it is, families will have the opportunity to attend presentations by three different classrooms. 

Sept. 6th - School Photo Orders Due to Main Office 
Please return school photo order forms to the main office with payment by this Friday, September 6th. 

Sept. 6th - First Mass of the 19-20 School Year! Families are welcome to join us at 8:45 am in the church. Please be aware that your presence may be hard for your little one. We really encourage families to allow their children to get used to sitting with their classroom teachers during Mass, but we completely understand if you would like them to sit with you!

Sept. 9th - Hearing and Vision Screening for Select Grades.
Fall MAPS Testing Begins.
This testing allows us to benchmark each student's growth and track their progress throughout the year.

Sept. 12th and 13th - 6th Grade Students Go to Camp Tekawitha for Two Days! All 6th-grade students are asked to attend this unbelievable bonding opportunity with their classmates and homeroom teachers. Ms. VanDyke traditionally organizes the details for this trip and we usually give an overview of the middle school camp program during Back to School Night. Please look for important information about this opportunity to come home something this week.  (This event is no additional cost to families and has already been included in the Student Activity Fee as a part of your tuition payments.) 

More September Dates and Events are listed on the school website:   
https://www.saintbernardgb.com/events/
BEAR Facts New Parent Orientation
Did you miss our New Parent Orientation? Thanks to SBS Parent, Larry Schnider, we captured it all on video for you!
Please feel free to watch the orientation (PK and K-8) on our YouTube Channel:
K-8 New Families   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YErZHtWInrc
PK New Families  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUvv36uZgtY

Subscribe to our Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrAzBItbZkTjCi53o7jeRw/videos
ADDITIONAL STAFF NEEDED
Additional Playground Staff Needed (student supervision) - 10 hours p/week at ~ $9 p/hour Hours: 11:15 am-1:15 pm, M-F

BUSING
Regarding school transportation: Please be as patient as possible with First Student. It is not uncommon for the buses to be running late or even early during the first few weeks of school. If there is a routine issue, you are welcome to contact First Student directly at 
(920) 468-6515.

Please email me at cblahnik@gracesystem.org if you or anyone you know is interested in the above opportunities.

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Blahnik
FROM THE BEAR'S DEN 
ALL SBS SPORTING NEWS AND EVENTS

Soccer and Volleyball are in full swing. Click here for the latest Soccer and Volleyball games. We would love to see you there!
GO BEARS!

Please watch school emails for information about Future Triton's Basketball opportunities for students this winter. You can also check the NDA website at: http://www.notredameacademy.com/athletics/youth-sports
TSHIRT TUESDAYS
Each Tuesday, students are welcome to wear ANY St. Bernard school T-shirt (that is still in good shape) with their uniform bottoms. The white "Peace Begins with a Smile" shirt will be added this week. More items are available online HERE.


EMERGENCY FORMS
Please return your Emergency Forms to the school office as soon as possible! Thank you to everyone who has already done this.

SAC PAID DRESS DOWN DAYS
The SAC (Site Advisory Council) Paid Dress Down Days are a great way to raise money for our SAC who provides us with upgrades such as new risers for the music department, science equipment, flexible seating options, and much more! If you choose to purchase this Paid Dress Down for your child/ren, the dates are the same each month - THE THIRD THURSDAY. Please check our school calendar for potential changes. 

UNIFORMS:
Everything you need to know is now updated on our school webpage. Please reach out to us with any question you might have! sbsoffice@gracesystem.org

SchoolBelle Orders - you can expect your orders to arrive at the end of July, according to the customer service representative. Please contact our representative, Sandy Bruton at sbruton@schoolbelles.com with any questions or concerns about your order. She is very timely with her responses!

GRACE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 
Click Here


SCHOOL HANDBOOK 19-20
The Student/Parent Handbook for this school year can be found on the inside cover of the St. Bernard Catholic School Calendar/Planner that was sent home with each family.
Social-Emotional Learning, also known as SEL, is the latest buzzword in education. What is not new, however, is the presence of SEL in Catholic Education. It is validating however, to see that the larger educational community is seeing the value of the value-add of Social and Emotional Learning within the educational experience. 
 
When we say we "educate the whole child," we are including everything from the inside out. Consider that Christ and the soul of each child is the core value in which everything else within the educational experience is an extension of the core and radiates elements from within. 
 
Because there is so much access to SEL materials now, it is easy to find ways to support our children in these areas at home, and vice versa. To help this two-way conversation from home to school and school to home, I will be adding new materials to this corner each week. I will do my best to locate free resources that are in alignment with our Catholic faith.
 
This week I am passing on this great resource, Big Life Journal Printable Kits, which include Weekly Friday Freebies as well as materials for purchase. Most of the materials are designed to facilitate reflection and conversation with our children as they struggle with life's inevitable challenges. These are so good that I have passed them on to parents who are in need of resources for their children.
I hope you enjoy these!
 
In Christ, Mrs. Blahnik
Calling all 5th-8th Grade Golfers
You are Invited!
Friday, Sept. 20th
Northbrook Golfcourse
Luxemburg, WI
4:30 pm
$5 p/entrant
Contact: Susan Aerts
hcathletics@gracesystem.org

SCRIP UPDATES

Thank you for making the scrip program successful.  For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 the scrip program distributed $53,781 to St. Bernard School and school families.  In addition the program provided over $73,000 to pay for security system updates. 

Let’s keep rolling! 

  • Regular weekend sales will resume September 7.  Beginning September 5, the parish office will be closed 11:00 – 1:00.  Scrip can be purchased in the parish office on Mondays 10-4:30, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00-4:30, Thursday 8:00-11:00 and 1:00- 4:30 and Friday 8:00 – 11:00.
  • Student deliveries will begin September 12.  Delivery procedures and permission form are attached.
  • Visa and MasterCard credit card payment is now available for online ordering.  A 2.6% fee will be charged for credit card purchases. 
  • Scrip presentation on September 4 Back to School night, 5:00. 

 

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact Ann Selk, scrip coordinator at scrip@stbernardcong.org or call the parish office at 468-4811

Purchase Tickets Here
St. Bernard School Website
St. Bernard Catholic School,
Member of the GRACE System 
2020 HIllside Ln. 
Green Bay, WI 54302
920-468-5026 (phone)
www.stbernardgb.com




 
St. Bernard Catholic School is rooted in the life and works of Jesus Christ and our patron saint, providing a peaceful, prayerful community while inspiring each student to become a lifelong learner.