This Week at St. Bernard's


October 23, 2014


Weekly Updates--This week's updates include a note from the principal, important information about next week's schedule, conferences, All School Family Mass, and the harvest festival. 

Harvest Festival--Students may wear appropriate costumes to school on Friday, October 31, which also marks the beginning of our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Dine by Design--You already bought tickets at registration, so why not come enjoy a fun evening with other St. Bernard's parents?

November Breakfast Menu--Turn in your breakfast orders by noon on Friday before the week for which you are ordering.

November Lunch Menu--It's not too early to order lunch for next month!



St. Bernard's Catholic Preschool


Enrollment Information

St. Bernard's Catholic Preschool is now enrolling students for the 2014-2015 School Year! Starting in August, we will be offering preschool classes as well as before- and after-school care. Our Pricing Guide explains the fees for each program. If you would like to enroll children in either program, please complete a Registration form and submit it to the St. Bernard's Catholic School office.


Registration Packets

Once you've submitted a registration form with payment and have heard back from the school, please print and complete the following forms to continue the registration process:

Registration Checklist

Identification & Emergency Information

Health History--Parent's Report

Health History--Physician's Report

Emergency Medical Treatment Consent

Notification of Parents' Rights

Personal Rights






St. Bernard's Annual Science & Engineering Fair

The annual St. Bernard's Science and Engineering Fair kickoff will take place the week of Monday, January 6, 2014. As always, grades 1-3 will complete a project as a class. Grades 4-8 will have some minor changes to their project possibilities and will be explained more on Mrs. Perrino's Science page.


Important Dates (Mark your calendars!):

Projects Due:  Thursday, February 13, 2014

School Judging: February 18th - 20th

Family Science & Engineering Night: Tuesday, February 25th @ 7 PM

County Science Fair: February 28th - March 6th

Synopsis STEM Fair (formerly called the Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair): March 22nd

For more information, please see Mrs. Perrino's Science Page



From the Principal & SAC


April 2014 Letter from Mr. Abate & the SAC

St. Bernard's School parents had an opportunity to complete a survey earlier this year. Mr. Abate and the School Advisory Committe (SAC) address some of the input we received from parents in that survey in their most recent parent letter.

Diocese of Stockton Annual Report on Diocesan Schools

You may be familiar with St. Bernard's School, but how much do you know about other schools in the Stockton Diocese? Read the Annual Report Concerning the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Stockton to learn more.


Common Core State Standards

Education in America will be undergoing a radical change over the next year or so. St. Bernard's Catholic School is ahead of the curve. Read about this and more in Mr. Abate's April 2013 letter to parents.


From the Bishop


The Stockton Diocese recently filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Click the links below to learng more about it.

Diocese of Stockton Bankruptcy Press Release

Diocese of Stockton Bankruptcy Q&A

Private Education in America


St. Bernard's Catholic School is one of over 30,000 private schools  in America.  the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates service private elementary and secondary schools, put together the following videos that describe the benefits of private education for our children, our families, and our nation.









WCEA Accreditation


St. Bernard's Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam.  WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).   WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

Go to the WCEA website to learn more:






St. Bernard's has the following positions available for the 2014-2015 school year:

Part-time Spanish Teacher

The applicant must be fluent in Spanish and qualified to teach a foreign language. The position begins August 13th.

Part-time Lunch Program Coordinator

This position begins August 13th.


All interested applicants must submit an application to the school office as soon as possible with interviews to follow. Please include a letter of interest and resume with your application.


Other Positions

If you are interested in applying for any other position at St. Bernard's Catholic School, please download and print the application below and submit it to the school office along with your resume, a letter of interest, and letters of recommendation.

Employment Application




Looking Ahead

Week at a Glance

Friday, October 24
8:45 am - K-2nd Gr. Learning Mass
4th Grade Field Trip

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 25 & 26
Our Lady of Fatima celebrations

Sunday, Oct. 26
SMHS Open House

Monday, October 27

Tuesday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
3 pm release
3:15 pm CJSF Mtg.

Wednesday, October 29
NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher conferences in the classrooms from 9am-7:45pm please check your scheduled time.

Book Fair in the library

Thursday, October 30
1:45 pm release
Red Ribbon Week & Book Fair
T-shirt day (school or red)

Friday, October 31
1:45 pm release
8:30 am Harvest Festival by 8th Grade 1:15 pm Rally
Book Fair

Saturday, November 1
All Saints's Day

Sunday, November 2

Daylight Saving Time Ends
11 All School Family Mass

Monthly Calendar