March 5, 2014
Weekly Updates--If you haven't returned your re-enrollment form for next year, please do so ASAP! They were due on 2/28.
Family Movie Night--Put on your jammies, grab a pillow, and come enjoy Turbo with the whole family! Doors open at 6 pm and the film starts rolling at 6:30.
Spring Picture Day--Spring pictures are March 11! Be sure to read up on the guidelines for apparel that day.
Volleyball Clinic--Girls in grades 5-8, come brush up on your volleyball skills and maybe even learn some new ones on Saturday, March 29.
Alumni//Tuition Assistance Social--Our annual Alumni/Tuition Assistance Social is coming up on March 29. You already bought 2 tickets at registration, so you might as well come out and join the fun!
March & April Calendar--It's a busy time of year--make sure you don't miss any important dates!
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.
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
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 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
St. Bernard's is seeking a principal beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. We are seeking applicants who are committed to Catholic education and who demonstrate dynamic educational and spiritual leadership and the ability to work closely with students, faculty, parents and the parish. Applicants should have a valid California administrative credential and successful experience working in Catholic education.
After reading a detailed job description, interested candidates should submit the following materials by February 28, 2014, to the Pastor at the address listed below.
- Cover letter explaining interest in the position and qualifications to be principal of St. Bernard's School.
- Brief personal statement that includes the applicants' thoughts on leading a Catholic School.
- Current Resume, copy of credential(s), copy of degree(s).
- Names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references.
All applications will be held in confidence.
Mail application documents to:
Msgr. Ivo D. Rocha
St. Bernard's Catholic Church
163 W Eaton Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376
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.
Friday, March 7
9:30 am All School Mass
2 pm Stations of the Cross
PTC Mtg. & Movie Night
End of 3rd Quarter
Sunday, March 9
Daylight Savings begins - set clocks forward one hour
Monday, March 10
2:15 pm - All Staff Meeting
Tuesday, March 11
Spring Picture Day
3:15 pm - CJSF Meeting
Wednesday, March 12
School Health Screening
1 pm - 5th Gr. DARE
7 pm - SAC Meeting
Thursday, March 13
8:45 am - Prayer Service
Accelerated Reader cut off
7 pm - 8th Gr. parent mtg.
Friday, March 14
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice
Saturday, March 15
1st Yr. Confirmation Family Session
Sunday, March 16
8-11:30 am - SCRIP sales
17th - 21st - 1:45 pm release