**If you submitted an online enrollment application to St. Bernard's School and haven't hear from us yet, please contact the school office: 209-835-8018**
December 4, 2013
Weekly Updates--Please note: the school and office will be closed at 1:45 on Monday, December 9 so that the staff can attend a funeral. Make sure your students take everything they need with them after school, as there will be no one available to take them to their classrooms.
Elk's Hoop Shoot--The Elk's will once again hold its National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 7th..
St. Mary's High School Crab Feed--Reserve your spot at St. Mary's annual Crab Feed now! The event will be held on February 1, 2014.
Venture Academy--Come see the Freshman Enrollment Presentation on December 11 at Venture Academy, San Joaquin County's largest charter school.
December/January Calendar--It's a busy time of year. Be sure to mark your calendar with important dates so you don't miss anything!
Plans for the new St. Bernard's Preschool are well underway! The property is adjacent to St. Bernard's Catholic School and we hope to have the preschool up and running by Fall 2014. Below you will see our vision for the building.
We're looking for a someone to lead our new preschool. Check out the job description if you're interested!
The St. Bernard's Annuual Science & Engineering Fair (formerly called Science or STEM Fair) kickoff will take place the week of January 7, 2013. As always, grades 1-3 will complete a project as a class. Things will be done a bit differently this year for grades 4 through 8:
- 4th grade students will select a project from a predetermined list of science projects.
- 5th-8th students will select a project from a predetermined list of science, engineering, or programming projects.
- Projects Due: Thursday, February 14, 2013
- School Judging: February 19-21, 2013
- Science & engineering Night: Tuesdayt, February 26, 2013
- County Science Fair: March 1-7, 2013
Catholic Education as a Ministry of St. Bernard's Parish
Providing a Catholic education takes a huge amount of effort and resources. Read Mr. Abate's October 2013 letter explaining how all St. Bernard's parishoners have a stake in our school.
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.
The PTC recently sent out a survey last spring to find out what parents thought of our school. Find out the highlights of the results in a letter from Mr. Abate and the SAC.
St. Bernard's School recently implemented a new school information system called Cornerstone. In addition to keeping track of administrative data, Cornerstone also contains a module that allows parents to access their students' information, such as grades, homework, attendance, and profile, via the Internet. Read the Introduction to Cornerstone for Parents for detailed instructions on using the new system, then head to the Cornerstone home page to log in:
If you did not receive your username and password for Cornerstone, please contact the school office
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.
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: www.westwcea.org
We are currently accepting applications for a preschool director. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2014. Read the job description for more information.
If you are interested in applying for any 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.
Thursday, Dec. 5
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is
good, for his mercy endures forever.
Friday, Dec. 6
9:30 am - All School Mass
Saturday, Dec. 7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Sunday, Dec. 8
8-11:30 am - SCRIP sales
6 pm - UOP Faraday Christmas
Monday, Dec. 9
1:45 pm release - office and school closed immediately after school.
NO School Mass today
Tuesday, Dec. 10
3:15 pm - CJSF Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Come to me, all you who labor and
are burdened, and I will give you
rest. Matthew 11:28
Thursday, Dec. 12
8:45 am - Prayer Service
8 - 8 pm - 6th Gr. Tide pool field trip
A/R cut off
Friday, Dec. 13
8:45 am Learning Mass 6-8th Gr.
Saturday, Dec. 14
2nd Year Confirmation Family
Session 8:15 am or 12:45 pm,
please come at your designated
Sunday, Dec. 15
Second Sunday of Advent
8-11:30 am - SCRIP sales