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Reminders for the Week of
November 11th, 2018


Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018

Greetings in Christ!

ACCREDITATION UPDATE
We surrvived! We had a wonderful site visit with the four members of a visiting team last week. Thank you to everyone who brought food, shared your experiences. We received many wonderful compliments about our school and community - we have so much to be proud of! Of course we always expect that there will be growth areas, and we look forward to receiving the report from our visiting team in the next few months. Once we have something to share with families, I will do so.
COMMUNICATION
In the realm of communication, I have been struggling to get a system in place that works well for everyone. I plan to create a survey regarding communication sometime following our site visit. It means a lot to me to be able to get information out to parents in a way that is professional, convenient and accessible, Thank you for thoughts on this.
SERVICE ACTIVITES - NOVEMBER

November is our Thanksgiving Basket Collection month (feed the hungry). This is one way our Corporal Works of Mercy comes into practice for our students.
In December we will be adopting a few of our school families (give alms to the poor and drink to the thirsty) for the Christmas season and we will also be praying for corrections officers (pray for the living and comfort the sorrowful). 
MATERNITY LEAVE FOR MRS. HERMAN
Mrs. Herman is expecting her second child this coming December. She plans to begin her leave sometime around December 5th and will be out for approximately 10-12 weeks. We are currently in the process of hiring a long term sub who we are very excited to have join us! Once the hire is final, we will share her information with all of you.

RECONCILIATION
3rd-8th grade students are scheduled for pre-advent reconciliation this week. We are so blessed to have a priest like Fr. Mark who is able to coordinate this opportunity for our students.

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - St. Mother Teresa

Have a blessed week!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Crystal Blahnik

 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th 
WORLD KINDNESS DAY

We are planning a few fun, school-wide activities to spread love and kindness to all! In the spirit of this special day, students are encouraged to wear their GREEN
 t-shirt Tuesday shirt (with kindness message) or some other t-shirt that may have a message of kindness, love or friendship. This is a uniform bottom and t-shirt top day. Students without some type of kindness t-shirt can just plan to wear a different t-shirt Tuesday shirt instead. 
IMPORTANT NOVEMBER DATES
Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 12, 13, 14) - Reconciliation for 3rd-8th grade students (schedule TBD)
Tuesday, Nov. 13th - SAC Meeting 6:00 pm in the Library
Sunday, Nov. 18th - Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Wednesday, Nov. 21st - Early Release Day (Mass, Dog Races in Gym) / End of First Trimester
Thursday and Friday (Nov. 22nd & 23rd) - Thanksgiving Weekend
This is an event you won't want to miss!

Volunteers are still needed. Click here to help the 8th grade class with their fundraiser at this event.
UPDATES
Security Cameras - fully installed and operational
Video Phone - fully installed and operational -outer doors always locked
Mirrored Window Film - Middle School and Primary Wing- fully installed. 
Software and New Locking System - Fully installed and operational through the entire school and parish campus.
Shatter Resistent Film - Being installed on all front entrance doors this coming week. Round two of DOJ Grant will allow this installation to happen on key windows inside the building.
Panic Button - Installed at front desk for office staff

NOTE: Classroom windows are used as escape routes in an emergency, thanks to escape kits in the classrooms.

FUNDING
DOJ Safety Grant -$15.000
SCRIP Profits - $50,000
Donor - $3,000
Site Advisory Council/PACE - $3,500
Parish Facilities Fund - $25,000
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT!
Parents, in the case of a campus emergency, our final Rally Point is Wally's Spot (near Walgreens on Main St.). Students know to proceed to Wally's Spot or the PickN'Save parking lots in a real emergency based on their proximity to the rally point. Students will be assembeled at Wally's Spot via city bus as our final meeting location in a real emergency.

In a real emergency, parents should NOT come to our campus. Parents and vehicles can get in the way of emergency vehicles. Please ALWAYS plan to meet at Wally's Spot for communication and reunification with SBS students, staff and other commuity members.

RALLY POINTS
Wally's Spot
PicN'Save
REUNIFICATION SITE
Wally's Spot
PARENTS & LOVED ONES
Always go to Wally's Spot - not the campus - in a real emergency! 
Await reunification and communication at this location.
You can now log your volunteer hours online!
CLICK 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.