School Hours

Kindergarten: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. : 8:15 AM. - 2:15 P.M.
Wed. 8:15 A.M. - 1:45 P.M. & Second Wed. of the month 8:15 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

First - Eighth Grade: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. : 8:15 AM. - 3:00 P.M.
Wed. 8:15 A.M. - 1:45 P.M. & Second Wed. of the month 8:15 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

School Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Phone: (209)835-8018   Fax: (209)835-2496
Check your students backpack for the picture day order form and your Fall Festival work obligation times.
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Important Dates & Times:

Future Dates: 
Monday Morning Assembly on 9/9/19 has been cancelled due to construction in the Gym

Cardigan/Vest orders due, 9/9/19

Wednesday, September 11 - NOON Release

Fall Fundraiser order/money is due Friday, September 13th
A Message from Our Principal
On Wednesday we were honored to have Bishop Myron Cotta celebrate Mass at St. Bernard's. What a blessing it was to have the Shepherd of the Diocese of Stockton come and visit us! During the homily Bishop Cotta shared with us how he received the call to become Bishop, not once but twice. He explained the gifts he received and the items he wears. Everyone praised God in word and song. We gave him a model of our church as a token of our appreciation. 
NEW ROOF OVER THE GYM
This week construction started to replace the roof over Father Fleming Hall. We hope the project will be completed before Fall Festival. In the meantime, the children are eating lunch in the small hall. The back grass area is off limits, so recess is taking place on the blacktop and we are using the preschool grass area for PE. We are taking precautions to keep the children and staff safe during school hours, while construction is happening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Paredes at  pparedes@st-bernardschool.org 
Remember: September 11, 2001
In remembrance of 9/11/2001 and to show love for our country, students may wear a patriotic (red, white, and blue) accessory on Wednesday. At Mass we will pray for those who lost their lives and their families, for peace in our country and in our world. 
PTC Corner
Polo shirts, PE shorts, & Sweatshirts have arrived! Also, new Fall Festival t-shirts will be coming soon, too.

We will be ordering cardigans and vests. These will be a special order, so please click on the button below to print your order form and return it to school office along with payment no later than September 9th .
Blue Book Correction
The Mother Son Olympics has been changed to Friday, October 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Father Fleming Hall
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St. Bernard's 28th Annual Golf Tournament
Fall Festival News
September 20-22, 2019
PICTURE DAY, FRIDAY 9/13
The Fall Festival Needs your help! The success of the festival is dependent on volunteers and with several shifts still available; we invite you to sign up for more than just 10 hours!  
September 27-28, 2019
Friday 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday
Location: St. Bernard's on Eaton Ave.
Pick up four registration forms NOW at the School Office or go online to www.mchenryhousetracy.org
NEED CARDBOARD?
Kids in a Box is Friday, September 27th. If you're looking for cardboard to build your box, we have some available for free in the science lab. Just stop by the office during school hours. 
Calling all Boys Basketball Players, grades 3rd-8th!
St. Bernard’s CYO Boys Basketball Registration is now open through September 27, 2019.
CYO basketball is open to 3 rd through 8 th grade boys. All students enrolled in religious education programs with St. Bernard’s Parish, or who attend St. Bernard’s School, are eligible to participate.
The registration fee is $140.00 – Uniform is required and returning players are welcome use their uniforms from last year. New jerseys and/or shorts can be purchased for $35.00 and $25.00, respectively.  
We recommend to start by downloading the Registration info sheet (http://bit.ly/CYOBoysBasketballReg) which explains all the documents and forms you must gather prior to completing the online registration. Online registration is being handled by TeamSnap and can be accessed at http://bit.ly/StB_BoysBasketballRegistration  
Practices for 3 rd - 4 th grade start early October, 5 th – 8 th practices begin late October.
For more information, please contact 
St. Bernard’s Athletic Director, Yahel De La Cruz at yahel@st-bernards.org
Follow us at facebook.com/stbernardscyo/
Student Achievement
St. Bernard's Catholic School is excited to announce that seven 8th graders have achieved the honor of being part of California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) this semester. This top honor is reserved for students earning high academic grades. In the Fall Semester the club is opened to 8th graders only, but in Spring Semester 7th graders are eligible. We would like to congratulate the following students:

Jacob Ballutay, Mikaela De Guzman, Lucas Jones, Riley Lee, Abegail Linga, Chelsea Samonte, and Zachary Valenton.

We look forward to starting our meetings and service to our school community. 
Thank you to our students and families - Our STEM kick-off assembly was a success! It was full of students chanting and growing in their interest in STEM. We hope you are as excited as we are about the positive changes that are in store.

One new and important place in our school is our STEM Bulletin Board. On it, we will ask questions, share celebrations, and post intriguing topics. Keep your eyes peeled! 

The question on the board this week is, “How do you use STEM at home?” So far, we have many responses from students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Now it’s your turn! How do you use STEM at home? Click here and let us know!
S T E M Education is an integrated approach to learning 
Science , Technology , Engineering , and Mathematics
S T E M Education supports students to see and understand the relationships between 
Science , Technology , Engineering , and Mathematics  
Teachers will support students to purposefully solve real-world problems, and use 
S T E M as a force for good.

If you are a parent who works in a STEM field or know someone who does, we would love for you to 
WE RECYCLE!
Last school year, many children and families supported our Terracycle recycling efforts by helping to collect squeezy pouches and oral care items. I’m excited to announce that through our efforts, we raised a total of $141! That’s $141 in our pocket and NOT in the trash!

Let’s keep going and see if we can beat that amount this school year. Remember to recycle your squeezy pouches and oral care items of any brand with Ms. King.

We are also collecting dried-up markers of any kind and any brand. Instead of tossing an old marker into the trash, toss it into your class’s Colorcycle bag!
For more information, click on Colorcycle .
Support Our Students Whenever You Shop!
There’s an easy way to support St. Bernard’s School!

You can donate to St. Bernard’s School without taking time out of your day, or going out of your way! We’ve teamed up with Benefit, a mobile app that allows you to instantly purchase digital gift cards to use online or in-store, at retailers including [Walmart, Target, The Home Depot and Amazon]. When you buy using the app, retailers contribute up to 20% of your transaction back to our school — so you don’t have to spend an extra cent!

Simply download the app and use it for your everyday purchases.

Profit timeline for 2019-2020: April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. If you have any questions, contact Michelle Lee at rveel12@yahoo.com or 925-413-4589 to learn more.

So far we have raised $2,327.34 in profit through the Benefit App, WOW!
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
  • Make a right turn to enter the school parking lot. Come from Holly Drive, not Parker Ave.
  • Make a right turn to exit the school parking lot.
  • Do not park inside the gates
  • Car line starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Teacher supervision starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Use the car line: one line for arrival
  • Drive slowly
  • Pull forward as far as you can
  • Do not get out of the car
  • Middle School students will open the car door and walk Kindergarten students to their line
DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
  • Use the car line: two lines for dismissal
  • Drive slowly
  • Pull forward as far as you can
  • Do not get out of the car
  • Teachers will open the car door and put children in the car
  • If you want to walk instead of using the car line to pick up your children, do not cross in front of cars but walk alongside the Ministry Center across from the school office
Pass on this information about arrival and dismissal procedures to the adults who will be dropping off or picking up your children.

Let's have a safe 19-20 school year!