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

Mass Schedule
Thursday, May 31st @ 9 a.m.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, May 28th - NO School, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29th - Sports Day & Early release, 1:45 p.m. - Students may wear a hat and sunscreen. Sports shirts are okay, but not sleeveless unless a t-shirt is worn underneath. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, May 30th - T-Shirt Day & Early release, 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 31st - Last day of school, NOON release

New Parent Orientation
Date: Tuesday, June 26th

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A Message from Our Principal
Dear St. Bernard’s School Family,

I would like to begin my last letter of the school year 17-18 with words of GRATITUDE for the many people who have made this year a successful one for your children and our school. Thank you to Father David, Father Sleevaraj, and Father Delfin for celebrating the sacraments for us; their presence and support strengthens the Catholic identity of our school. Thank you to our teachers for the countless hours of dedication preparing lessons, grading assignments, coming early and leaving late, caring for our students and always wanting what is best for them. Thank you to our aides for helping in the classrooms and supervising our children during recess and lunch, making sure they are safe. Thank you to our office staff for taking care of bloody noses, aches and pains, while welcoming parents and visitors, answering phones, responding to emails, selling scrip, counting money, and so many other tasks. Thank you to our parents for giving of their time to help out in school activities, raise funds for our school, build community, and create a positive environment. To all of you, THANK YOU for a great year!

Much was accomplished in 17-18. The highlights of the year are always the reception of the sacraments of First Holy Communion in 3rd grade and Confirmation in 7th. Bringing children closer to God is our main goal because it lasts for all eternity. In this world filled with materialism, selfishness, and violence, we want our children to know that God is our safety and hope. Graduation was another great accomplishment. This year 34 students graduated from Pre-K and 25 from 8th grade. Let us not forget the accomplishments of each child in our school, the academic achievements, the building of character, the good choices that were made, the quiet acts of kindness, the lessons learned, the good things that God sees when no one else is watching. Well done, Saints!

There were some difficult times this year, storms that we were able to weather only with faith, prayer, and love for one another. Kerry Adamo will never be forgotten. Ms. Petrig and Mrs. Pombo were able to recover and return to us. Parents, teachers, staff, and students helped each other in times of trial and I believe we are a stronger community for having gone through them.

We bid farewell to Sister Bernadette and Sister Mary Lancaster, two of the first Daughters of the Cross who began the ministry of Catholic education at our school. After 60 years of service, they will be returning to England in June. We are grateful for the seeds of faith they planted in the lives of so many children and their families. They will be greatly missed.

I pray that you will have a restful and safe summer. May God guide you and protect you if you travel or stay home. Enjoy this time of rest and relaxation with family and friends and come back refreshed and ready for a new beginning in August.

Peace,
Patty Paredes

Parent Survey 17-18
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As the school year quickly comes to an end, we ask you to please take a few minutes to complete our Annual Parent Survey.  Here is the link   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3XMSFV
  
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The survey will be open until May 31, 2018. 
Congratulations to Pre-K on your graduation!
Our future's so bright, we've got to wear shades!
PTC Board 2018-19
We welcome the new members of our PTC Board for the 18-19 school year: Alex DaSilva (Secretary) and Yvette Valenzuela (Helping Hands). We would like to thank Heather Hamer (former Vice-President) for her help this past year, and Celina Vasquez (former Helping Hands) for her help during the past two years. 

Thank you to Lianna Barnett (President), Lisa Brown (Vice-President) and Nicole Adamo (Treasurer) for their commitment to a second year of service. We are deeply greatly for your help leading our Parent-Teacher Club. 
Congratulations!
Online Sign-ups for Fall Festival & Work Obligation 
You will still be able to sign up online for Fall Festival and Work Obligation hours for the 2018-2019 school year, if you haven’t done so already. Please either log into your existing account or create a new account on the school website.
 
·        To access your existing account or register for a new account, go to our School Website at   www.st-bernardschool.org  and click on  Log in  in (for existing accounts) or  Register  (for new accounts). Make sure you edit your profile and add any missing information.
 
·         If you can’t remember your username or password, please email Yahel De La Cruz ( yaheldlc@gmail.com )
Fall Festival News
Online sign-ups will remain open during the summer and will be closing on 8/5/18.

Opportunities available:

  • Set-Up position for Monday through Thursday Evenings.
** Heavy lifting and some construction background is required for this assignment **

  • Sign-up for more than just 10 hours 
 
Please contact  rodriguez_ana@sbcglobal.net  or  debbierinaldo@aol.com  for all the details!
It may not be too late!
Back cover advertisement has been purchased
Washington D.C. Fund Raising Event
Purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Seats are limited.
Summer Science & Engineering Camp
for Jr. High
Annunciation School, will be hosting a Summer Science and Engineering Camp, sponsored by the Diocese of Stockton Catholic Schools and the University of Notre Dame's Center for STEM Education. Students will explore animal anatomy and physiology, learning how organ systems work in living things.  Also, students entering the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in the fall, will engage in hands-on activities and science investigations every day! 

To print the flyer, click on the button below, it will have the camp details and registration information. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with the camp cost. There is limited space, so register early, as this camp is open to all middle school students within San Joaquin County.
Saint Mary's High School
Boys Basketball Camps

See flyer for camps, dates, and times


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.

Collected to date: $420.30
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!
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!