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St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Elementary School
"Peace, Love, Service, Excellence"
  • St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Elementary School
  • 3345 Escada Drive
  • Mississauga ON, L5M 7V5
  • Phone: 905.542.9203
  • Fax: 905.542.9207
  • Principal: Bruno Pullara
  • Vice Principal(s): Nancy Podobnik
  • Superintendent: Tilia Cruz
  • Trustee:
  • Esther O'Toole (Ward 10)
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St. Bernard of Clairvaux Important Updates

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux School Website


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.


Acceptance Pledge


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.




End of Year Newsletter

End of Year Newsletter June 2016.pdf





Year End Message


Another year is over….


2015-2016 has seen many joys, much laughter, and lots of fun, all in the context of Faith-filled learning. Summer will provide a much-needed break to rest and rejuvenate.


To the grade 8s, we wish you well as you move forward; to other students, we wish an exciting summer, and look forward to welcoming you back in September.


To parents, we say, thank-you, for supporting children in their learning and making the enduring gift of Catholic education a reality and a promise….


Have a safe and happy summer!


Mr. Pullara and Mrs. Podobnik,

on behalf of the Staff of

St. Bernard of Clairvaux School



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School Re-Opening and Office Hours

The office of St. Bernard of Clarivaux School will be open the week of         August 29 to September 2, 2016.


The office will be open to the public during the hours listed below:

Monday August 29th: 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday August 30th: 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday August 31st: 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Thursday September 1st: 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Friday September 2nd: 8:45 am-4:00 pm

First day of School: Tuesday September 6th

                                        OPENING DAY PROCEDURES –  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

Please note that September 6 is the first day of school for all students in SK to grade 8. 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.


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

Modified School Year Calendar 2016-2017


Catholic Graduate ExpectationsPlease click on image to learn more about the Catholic 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





Have a fun and safe summer!


Summer Happenings!

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Introduce your children to school buses prior to the first day of school

Saturday, August 27, 2016

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux Pastoral Plan

Please click on link to learn more about

St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Pastoral Plan


From your Catholic School Trustee Esther O'Toole



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

Personal Electronic Device User Agreement

PED Parent Letter


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

Revised Health and Physical Education 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

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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:

Follow us on Twitter  @BernardEcoTeam
See you in September!


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