Copy

Weekly Principal Update
Week of September 29th, 2019

St. Francis of Asisi - Feast Day, October 4th


Dear SBS Families,

October is here! With the Feast of St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals, falling at the beginning of October, our annual feast day celebration is a great way to celebrate Fall, the gift of animals and our beautiful community.

This year the Feast of St. Francis falls on a Friday. We will have our Feast Day celebration instead of our routine Friday Mass. There will still be a parish mass in the chapel, we will just not be attending.

We will be sending home the outline for this event in the Tuesday Envelope tomorrow. Basically, students can bring their pets, stuffed animals or pictures to be blessed outside by Fr. Mark. IF there is rain - this event will be held inside the gym without live animals (photos and stuffed animals only). I will send out a text message early Friday morning if we have to hold the event inside.

 
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St. Franci of Asisi

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 check what is happening in a pinch, please stop by our website to take a look: 
https://www.saintbernardgb.com/events/.


October 3rd, - Picture Retake Day!

October 4th - Feast of St. Francis Prayer Service at 8:35 am in front of the school building. IF the weather is good students can bring their pets for a blessing. Pets must return home at the end of the blessing and not enter the school building. IF there is rain, we will hold this event in the gym WITHOUT live animals. Students may bring photos or stuffed animals instead.

October 22nd and 24th are MANDATORY Parent/Teacher Conferences. PK-5th will sign up for scheduled time slot. Middle school will be first come first serve in the gym. Translators are provided to anyone who needs or would like one. Conferences have been scheduled based on your preference sheets. You will receive a confirmation of your dates/times in the next week or two. 

Thursday, October 24th - Early Release at 12:30 pm

Friday, October 25th - NO SCHOOL

More October Dates and Events are listed on the school website:   
https://www.saintbernardgb.com/events/
SBS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Subscribe to our Channel at:  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrAzBItbZkTjCi53o7jeRw/videos
Please email me at cblahnik@gracesystem.org if you or anyone you know is interested in the above opportunities.

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Blahnik


HELP! WHERE WAS THAT?!

The beginning of the school year can be a very hectic time! It is no wonder that we have a hard time remembering everything that was shared with us in August. We are here to help make finding the information an effortless task. On our website you will find links to our Tuesday Envelope Inserts, Classroom Teacher Pages, Lunch Menus, SCRIP Information, the Principal Weekly Update, and so much more. We invite you to explore our site a bit and hopefully make your life a little easier. Click on the picture of the computer to link to the school website. 
FROM THE BEAR'S DEN 
ALL SBS SPORTING NEWS AND EVENTS

BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED!!!!

Please contact Mr. Jason Beyer, Athletic Director if you can help out with coaching this winter. jbeyer@gracesystem.org

GO BEARS!

 
GLASS WATER BOTTLES!
Please leave your child's glass water bottle at home. We have had several breaks this year already. These are nice water bottles and we would hate for them to break or hurt another student. Thank you!

GRACE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACTIVITY CALENDAR OCTOBER

Created by our own Mrs. Terri Waack for the GRACE System.
Take a look! You won't want to miss it.  CLICK HERE


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. 


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

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.

PLEASE FOLLOW PARKING LOT SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE

DRIVERS
Drive SLOWLY and SAFELY

No Cell Phone Use or Texting While Driving in the Lot

WAIT PATIENTLY for the car in front of you

Do not pass a stopped car in the drop-off line

DO NOT go IN the EXIT ONLY

Leave the Handicapped Spot Open if you are not Handicapped

Leave the Auction Parking Spot Open for the Auction Winner

YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS!!

Share the traffic plan with your family/friend who is picking up for you

If you do not want to wait in the drop off line, please park and walk your child to their morning line. DO NOT drop them off in the back of the lot and expect them to run through parked cars and the traffic line by themselves. 


REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL CHRISTIANS AND WE SHOULD SEE THAT IN THE PARKING LOT!
We had an AMAZING group of SBS students helping raise money for the CP Center while parking cars at the last Packer home game. Thanks, Ms. VanDyke for being such a great role model for our students and Green Bay community!


SEPTEMBER 29th, 2019


SCRIP CORNER

Feeling hungry?  Did you know that we have Quickscrip for Culvers, McDonalds, Subway and Starbucks?  You can special order from many different restaurants such as Arbys, Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bell, Olive Garden, Fazolis and many pizza places.  Check out www.shopwithscrip.com retailer list found at the bottom of the page or under the “Learn more” tab – no need to have an account to see the list.

“Getting to Know Scrip”  Did you miss the scrip presentation at Back to School night?  Then mark your calendars for a short presentation after each of the Masses the weekend of October 12 and 13.  Learn the basics of scrip at St. Bernard plus the ins and outs of online ordering. Get your questions answered. Attend the presentation and enter a drawing for a $5 scrip certificate.

Order Forms You can find scrip order forms at https://www.saintbernardgb.com/scrip/fundraising-scrip-forms/

NO ORDERS OR PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED AT SCHOOL.  Orders must be placed online, at the parish office or at the weekend sales. 


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

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.