School Hours
Kindergarten: Mon. 8:15 A.M. - 1:45 P.M., Tues.- Fri.: 8:15 AM. - 2:15 P.M.
First - Eighth Grade: Mon. 8:15 A.M. - 1:45 P.M., Tues.- Fri.: 8:15 AM. - 3:00 P.M.
School Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Phone: (209)835-8018   Fax: (209)835-2496

Friday, December 8th,
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Mass at 9:30am
Please wear school uniform.

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A Letter from our Principal

Dear St. Bernard’s Families,

The season of Advent begins on Sunday and your children will be learning how to prepare for the coming of the Lord. But it is not enough to learn from books; we learn best from the example of others, first at home and then at school. That is why our teachers attended a spiritual retreat last Monday at St. Joachim Catholic
Church in Lockeford. We reflected upon the importance of prayer in our own lives, celebrated Mass with Father Roni, and shared our faith with one another. Our staff is committed to help you form the mind and soul of your children, teaching them how to be respectful and kind in their daily lives. After all, that is the main reason why our school exists: to help children become who God created them to be. Not an easy task, but a great responsibility, possible only with God’s help and parental support. As Father Chad used to remind us: we are in the business of making saints and leading children to Heaven.

Next week the children in 4th through 8th grade will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as confession. We are blessed to have parish priests who make themselves available to serve the spiritual needs of our children. Encourage your children to take advantage of this opportunity to be reconciled with God and one another to begin the season of Advent with a clean heart.

In the midst of the busyness of this season and the shopping frenzy that tries to overtake our lives, I invite you to focus on what really matters. Live out this Advent as a family, praying together and helping those in need. Please keep in your prayers Mrs. Pombo, who is on medical leave and will not be returning to the school office until April.

Have a peaceful Advent!
Patty Paredes
Principal

This year’s Student Council will be collecting for Box Tops Education Program. It is a very easy way to help our school earn money. To help our school, just look for the pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and tape/glue them to the collection posters that are sent home.

Our goal is $1,000

Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products from brands like:
General Mills Ziploc
Pillsbury    Kleenex
Betty Crocker Hefty

For more information on the Box Tops for Education Program, including a complete list of participating brands, visit www.BTFE.com

Please contact Ms. King with any questions. 
Thank you for helping to make this program a huge success this year!
SCRIP NEWS!

Safeway is back!
Also, for a limited time,
Perko's Cafe Grill, Tracy,
scrip available for $25 @ 20% profit.
***** SCRIP CONTEST *****

Here are the top 10 families in ALPHABETICAL order:
Paul & Yolanda Abbate, Mark & Michele Brown,
Bobby & Robin Costa, Andres & Yahel De La Cruz,
Paul & Daisy Jones, Kenneth & Angela Keys,
Cuahutemoc & Allison Mendoza, James & Debbie Rinaldo,
Jose & Merlefe Tantoco, Almar & Yvette Valenzuela

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you have a green thumb? We are in need of a gifted gardener to help tend the St. Bernard's garden that is located near Kindergarten. Please contact the office if you are interested.
Thank you & God bless!
Looking for Alumni for upcoming 60th Anniversary Celebration '18-'19
We are starting to plan the 60th anniversary of our parish school in 2018-19, and we don't want you to miss out on the celebration. if you are a graduate or the parent of a graduate, we would like to have your current contact information. Please call us at 209-835-8018 or email rpombo@st-bernardschool.org. 

We are searching for almost six decades of alumni to join us in thanking God for the blessings showered upon our school!

SAVE THESE DATES:
August 19, 2018 - Feast of St. Bernard
January 27, 2019 - Open House
April 27, 2019 - 60th Anniversary BBQ

Stay tuned for more information
St. Bernard's School Class Portraits
Thank you to those who submitted pictures and names for the Classes of 1964, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, and 1977. We are still in need of Class portraits for 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1976. We also need the names of all the students for each of the portraits.

Portraits for the Classes of 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1982 have no names to identify the students. If you have any school pictures or school albums with a class picture and names, please share them with us.

You may drop off the Class portraits at the Parish Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Hot Lunch Online
All orders must be completed online. 
Click on the link below to place your order.

Breakfast: $3.25
Lunch: $4.25
Lunch of the day with drink: $2.00

Please pay by one of the following methods: Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express


Please keep in mind the following:
  • For breakfast, students may purchase items at the window, but not the breakfast of the day.
  • For lunch, students will not be able to buy the lunch of the day at the window.
  • If students forget their lunch or do not have a lunch, they will get something to eat and charged later.
  • Thank you for your cooperation. 

ParentsWeb
ParentsWeb is our new parent portal. You will be able to view academic information specific to your child(ren). Please click on the link below to get started!