The Barking Bulldog  

October 12, 2017
Volunteers Needed
We are beginning stages of planning our annual "OPEN HOUSE" which takes place the last Sunday of January. We are in need of a few more committee members to make this event another big success. Our initial meeting will be tomorrow, Friday, October 13th at 10:00 am in Dempsey Hall. Please email Mrs. Ellen McElvany, ellenmcelvany@gmail.com or Mrs. Annette Lipaj, annettelipaj@gmail.com if you would like to help out either as a co-chair or as an event assistant. Many hands make light work! We thank you for your dedication to St. Bernadette School!
Our Bulldogs Had a Blast!
It was a super fun day at Sky Zone last Friday as our families got together for a great day away from school. Over 150 children attended and laughter and happy screams could be heard all morning long as they enjoyed all of the awesome equipment, games and so much more!

Thank you to our amazing PTU for all of their hard work in planning, organizing this annual event.

5th grader, Michael Grady and preschooler, Frances Chambers stop for a quick picture during their day at Sky Zone!
Annual AAF Candy Collection
We are once again collecting Halloween candy for our Adopt-A-Family program.  Our excess will go towards making a Merry Christmas for others! No loose candy will be accepted. Please make sure candy is in unopened or in sealed ziplock bags and drop off candy to the school office during the months of October and November. 
 
Many thanks to our families for your generosity and compassion to those in need! Questions?  Email our AAF Committee Chair: Becky Gibel -  g ibel@sbcglobal.net or the school office, office@stbern.net
A Friendly Reminder From PTU
We are missing Holiday Party money from many of our families for this year. An email will be going out today to all those who have not sent in the $10.00 fee per student. If you do not get an email, that means you have already turned your fee in. PTU is hard at work finalizing the budget for the Halloween Carnival and getting payments out to the room parents for classroom parties, so we are hoping that all monies will be turned as soon as possible. If you have any questions , please contact Mrs. Kathy Hill, PTU president: kathleenhill@roadrunner.com
Ski Club Reminder
Don't miss out! Ski Club registration is now taking place for all student in grades 5-8 . Click on the link to register and go to our website to print out forms . Join us for an informational night on Thursday, October 19th from 7-9 pm in the school library. Questions? Email our Sky Club advisors at: StBSkiClub@gmail.com .
Adopt a Family
Every Christmas, Saint Bernadette School runs an Adopt a Family Program. The parish also runs an Adopt a Family Program. Their coordinator, Felicia Madden is looking for someone to shadow her this year. If you are interested, email Felicia at hanna706@att.net
Box Tops Reminder
Please send in your unexpired Box Tops to your child's homeroom teacher by the end of October for our first collection. Thank you to Mrs. Sara Latkowski our Educational Rewards committee chair and to Mrs. Sullivan and her students for counting Box Tops! Keep up the clipping!
Preschool Corner

If you are taking advantage of the early drop-off , please make sure your second quarter fee of $35.00 is paid no later than October 25th.

Make sure to sign up for your conference time with your child's preschool teacher at https://www.ptcfast.com/parentlogin.php. Conference codes went home with all preschoolers this past week. The Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the PAC lobby during conference days on November 1st and 2nd.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 3rd.

Our preschoolers joined the big bulldogs at the St. Bernadette "Sky Zone" event last Friday. They all had a fantastic time, jumping and playing with their friends all morning long.
October 13: All School Mass 9:00 am
October 13: The Energyzed Guyz Assembly K-5 (Gym)
October 13: Open House Meeting 10:00 am (DH)
October 14: St. Ignatius "Brain Brawl" 8:30 am
October 14: Rosary Rally @ St. Bernadette
October 19: Marco's Pizza Night
October 19: Ski Club Information Night 7-9 pm (School Library)
October 20: All School Mass 9:00 am
October 20: Trunk or Treat 6-7:30 pm (Back Parking Lot)
October 25: End of First Quarter
October 26: Field Trip Gr. 6 (Beck Center)
October 26: Camp Chris Meeting (Gr. 6) 6:30 pm (Library)
October 27: All School Mass 9:00 am
October 30: Deadline to register for Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 30: Field Trip K (Rocky River Nature Center)
October 30/31: 8th Gr. Shadowing Days
October 30: Box Tops Due
October 31: Halloween Carnival
October 31: Report Cards
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