St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Elementary School
PEACE, LOVE, SERVICE, EXCELLENCE
THE MEMORARE OF ST. BERNARD
“Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, and sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother, to thee I come,
before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word
Incarnate! Despise not my petitions, but, in thy mercy,
hear and answer me. Amen.”
We the students of St. Bernard of Clairvaux School
agree to join together to make our
school a Caring, Safe and Inclusive
environment for all students.
We welcome the Uniqueness of all students.
We will have the Compassion to not bully
And the Courage to not be a bystander.
We will stand up for what we know is right.
We will use our words and actions to spread
Kindness and Love in our community.
We believe that every person should feel
Safe, Secure and Accepted.
WE ALL BELONG TO GOD'S FAMILY
2016 -2017 School Re-Opening & Office Hours
Our school office will be open the week of
August 29th to September 2nd
from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First day of School is Tuesday September 6th
OPENING DAY PROCEDURES
Please review the following opening day procedures noted below with your child.
Due to privacy of information, we cannot post class lists in open access areas.
For Junior Kindergarten children, parents will be informed as to the entry program procedure for our Full Day Early Learning Program.
All students entering Senior Kindergarten will assemble in the Kindergarten Area where they will be greeted by their teachers. Parents please say your goodbyes at the gate as bringing your child into the school only makes the transition from parent to teacher all the more difficult for those children who are somewhat nervous on the first day. Your children are in good caring hands and will adjust much better if you follow this procedure.
Grade 1, 2 and 3 students are to meet on the tarmac on the west side of our school building. They will be met by their teachers and brought into the school. There will be signs posted for each grade to assist in the organization of our students. There will also be several teachers in the area with class lists to assist students.
Grades 4 to 8 students are to meet on the tarmac at the rear of the school, near the basketball nets, where they will be met by their teachers and brought into the school. Signs will be posted for each grade here as well. There will also be several teachers in the area with class lists to assist students and parents.
In the event that it rains, we will ring the bell at 8:30 and students will be permitted to enter the school. The Primary students in grades 1 and 2 will be brought into the Library where they will be organized into their classes. The students in grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be brought into the gymnasium where they will be organized into their classes. The students in grades 7, and 8 will be brought upstairs where they will be organized into their classes.
Portables: Please note that again this year we will have two portables at our school. After a great deal of discussion it has been decided that one of our Grade 5 classes, and our Grade 4/5 class will remain in these portables. The intermediate students were not considered as they are involved with rotary throughout the day and for obvious reasons we felt that this would be less appropriate for our younger students.
Modified School Year Calendar
Please click on link below to view the modified school calendar for 2016-2017
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
I have responsibilities!
I am a peacemaker
I am fair
I am forgiving
I follow rules and do my share
I help the poor and care for people in need
I stand up for what is right
I know that all life is precious
I respect the world and all that is in it
Because I accept my responsibilities,
I can make a difference, and will live my life like Jesus
WELCOMING ALL KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN TO
YOUNG RIDER ORIENTATION DAY
Introduce your children to school buses prior to the first day of school
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Click on image of bus to learn more..
Please click on link to learn more about
St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Pastoral Plan
School Council Members 2015-2016
We are pleased to announce that we have a number of committed volunteers who will represent the school community as members of the 2015-2016 Catholic School Council.
We would like to introduce the following members:
Council Co-chairs: April P & Carla D
Council Secretary: Cindy D
Treasurer: Patricia P
Fundraising Chair: Nelia N
Fundraising Coordinators: Richard G & Edna C
Communications Officer: Linda B
Parish Representative: Lori V
Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle M
Teaching Rep: C. Roda-Zaffino
Non-Teaching Rep: K. Rose
Admin Team: B. Pullara and N. Podobnik
Kiss and Ride
Kiss and Ride
Personal Electronic Devices
Link to Dufferin Peel Cloud
Bullying On-line Reporting Tool
Please follow link to complete the survey
Please click on link below for information
regarding the revised Health and Phys. Ed Curriculum
On February 23, the Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux is proud to be once again!
Gold Level Eco School
The St. Bernard of Clairvaux Eco Team is proud to announce
that we have once again attained a
We extend our appreciation to the students and parent community of St. Bernard of Clairvaux for their support with our campaigns and initiatives this year. We commend our Class Eco-Student Reps and recognize them for their leadership. We thank Mr. Pullara, Mrs. Podobnik for their support and continued commitment to keeping St. Bernard Green. The Eco Team extends a big thanks to the students and staff in our Needs Moderate class for their work in our school garden. We thank our custodial team for their daily work keeping our school clean and green. A big thanks goes out to all staff for their continued participation and promotion of all Eco Team campaigns and initiatives, environmental curriculum and the support extended to guide Class Eco-Student Reps to reach their highest potential.
We wish everyone a safe and green summer.
Take time to explore God's creation. Try something new this summer like go camping, take a hike, plant a garden, uncover the grass to see what life lives beneath the surface.
For more tips for a Green summer vacation visit:
Click on the 'Events' link in the main navigation bar to see the events taking place in our school.