St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Elementary School
PEACE, LOVE, SERVICE, EXCELLENCE
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.”
This prayer was composed after the writings of St. Bernard, the first to give Mary her title of Notre Dame.
Souvenez-vous, ô très miséricordieuse Vierge Marie, qu'on n'a jamais entendu dire qu'aucun de ceux qui ont eu recours à votre protection, imploré votre assistance, réclamé votre secours, ait été abandonné.
Animé d'une pareille confiance, ô Vierge des vierges, ô ma Mère, je cours vers vous et, gémissant sous le poids de mes péchés, je me prosterne à vos pieds.
O Mère du Verbe incarné, ne méprisez pas mes prières, mais accueillez-les favorablement et daignez les exaucer. Amen
Cette prière a été composée d'après les écrits de Saint Bernard, le premier à donner à Marie le titre de Notre-Dame.
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
The Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring (CCCC) Parent/Guardian Survey
The Ministry of Education’s focus on Safe and Accepting Schools: Promoting a Positive School Climate requires that all elementary and secondary schools across Ontario implement a student and parent school climate survey every two years. As a Catholic school board, our fundamental understanding of the inherent human dignity of all people, helps us frame this requirement. All parents and guardians of elementary and secondary students across Dufferin-Peel are invited to complete an anonymous and voluntary Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring School Climate Survey. This online survey has been developed to provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to express feedback regarding their perceptions of safety, inclusion, and communication with their child's school. Information collected from this survey will help inform schools about what is needed to make school a better place for all students and parents in Dufferin-Peel.
To take part in this survey, please visit the Dufferin-Peel website:
or access the Parent/Guardian Survey using the following link at:
or simply scan the QR Code below
Thank you for your support!
Virtue of the Month
"As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.
God wants us to give generously to others around us.
A kind person.....
is gentle and sensitive to others
stands by their friends in time of need
shares their time and talents
says nice things about others from the heart
always looks for ways to be helpful
Our Daily Prayer for March
Let us now pray...for the virtue of kindness so that everyone we meet will feel like we are looking out for their good. AMEN
"Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, in your eyes,
in your smile and in your warm greeting."
~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta~
GIF GIC Home Digital Access Primary - Feb 2017.docx
Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ is a Religious Education program sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories and developed in collaboration with Catholic educators from across Canada.
The program is based on the Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education, Grades 1-8, which has been approved by the aforementioned Catholic Bishops and Regional Assemblies of Bishops. It reflects the content of faith expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and follows the rationale and methodology of the General Directory for Catechesis.
The resources have been developed to help students and their families learn about and live out their Catholic faith. Each grade level includes a digital copy of the student text, a message from our Bishops, links to videos, songs, activities, prayers, and bible stories. There are suggestions for family activities at home, along with stories that can be read together. Support is also given for sacraments.
Click on image to visit My Blue Print
My Blue Print is an easy way for students to plan
their educational and career goals
Make sure to visit it often with your child
Read & Write Gold
Literacy support software for home
Parents are invited
The DPCDSB's Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
cordially invites you
Tuesday April 4th, 2017 or Thursday April 6, 2017
Light Dinner will be provided from 6:00-6:30 pm
St. Marcellinus Secondary School
730 Courtneypark Drive West
Wednesday March 1 to Saturday April 15
Walking Forward Together in Hope
Saturday April 1, 2017
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School
A Parent's Guide to Kindergarten
Communication of Learning
A Parent’s Guide to Kindergarten Communication of Learning
Please find attached a newly released Ministry document entitled: “Full Day Kindergarten Understanding Your Child’s Reports – A Parent’s Guide to Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning”.
These documents provide parents with an explanation of the Communication of Learning in Kindergarten that is being phased in this school year.
Schools are encouraged to share these documents with parents.
Both of these documents can also be accessed electronically at:
Questions may be directed to Gina Marion at ext. 24250.
World Autism Awareness Day
Raise the Autism Ontario Flag
Monday April 3
Once again we will be celebrating World Autism Awareness Day
and Raise the Autism Ontario Flag at
St. Bernard of Clairvaux School
The event will take place on Monday April 3 at 9:15 am
All are welcome to attend
Please wear blue on Monday April 3 to show your support
We are also kindly asking for a donation of a toonie or more
to continue funding awareness and research into autism
We will collect donations from
Monday March 27 to Wednesday April 5
For more information concerning our event please click on the link below
Fieldtrips, science projects, recess...when it comes to capturing your child’s school year, a yearbook will be that treasure trove of memories.
The St. Bernard of Clairvaux School’s yearbook committee is pleased to announce that this year’s yearbook will be available for pre-order on April 7th , 2017 through to June 9th, 2017 at a price of $20.00.
Your child can have a book that captures forever the special events of this year and will become a sentimental reminder of time spent with friends and teachers during your child’s elementary school life. Further details, along with order forms will be sent home with students shortly.
Orders for this year’s 2016-2017 yearbook will be available on April 7th –June 9th.
The cost per book is $20.00.
Further details, along with order forms will be sent home with students shortly.
Drums Et Al
with Baba Williams
FDK-Grade 2 will participate in a Drumming Workshop,
learning about the music and culture of Africa through drumming
Grade 3-Grade 8 will learn about St. Josephine Bakhita
in the presentation "From Slave to Saint" (The Story of Josephine Bakhita)
Catholic Education Week
April 30-May 5, 2017
Please click on image to learn more about
Catholic Education Week 2017
Are You Ticked?
School Support Designation Campaign
Dufferin-Peel’s Are You Ticked? School support public awareness campaign has been active and ongoing for six years. This locally developed campaign has been supported by the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association and the Archdiocese of Toronto and has been adopted by other Catholic boards across the province.
We all know the tremendous value of a Catholic education and it is important that we continue to share with the broader public that Catholic education is alive, well and thriving in Dufferin-Peel and Ontario.
One of the ways we can demonstrate this, is by ensuring that our school support designation is directed to the English Separate (Catholic) school system. Having school support designated as English Separate on provincial records is a clear indication of your support for the Catholic school system, whether you have children in the system or not.
It also allows your children to attend the Catholic school system and allows you to vote for the candidate of your choice running for Catholic school trustee in your area.
Many people are not aware that when they move and change residence or ownership, their school support designation automatically defaults to the public school system. The easiest way to determine if your support has been directed to the English Separate school system is to check your annual Property Assessment Notice that you receive from MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation).
If you live in Peel Region or Dufferin County, we encourage you to check your Direction of School Support, either through your municipality, or through the board’s Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512 or email@example.com. If you reside outside the Dufferin-Peel jurisdiction, we encourage you to contact your local Catholic school board or municipality to ensure that your Direction of School Support is designated as English Separate.
If your spouse is non-Catholic, a Separate School Lease Agreement is an additional document which allows people, one of whom is non-Catholic, who are jointly responsible for the payment of property taxes, either directly through ownership or indirectly through the payment of rent, to direct school support to the Catholic system. Again, you can contact our Admissions Department for more information or for assistance.
Free Microsoft Office
Did you know you can get Microsoft Office for free?
Click on the link below to find more information
Free Microsoft Office
Peel School Traffic Count
Peel School Traffic Count Parent Letter
Mississauga Public Library
Churchill Meadows Branch
Click on image to visit Churchill Meadows Branch Website
What a great time to visit the Churchill Meadows Library to find a cozy corner and take advantage of all the wonderful programs:
Tween Book Club *First Wednesday of each month*6:00 pm-7:00pm Ages: 9Y-12Y Free
Catholic School Council 2016-2017
Council Co-chairs: A. Pickering Torresan & C. Dugas
Council Secretary: C. De Lio
Treasurer: P. Pehar
OAPCE Representative: L. Benedik
Parish Representative: E. Chaina
Fundraising Chair: L. Verri
Fundraising Cordinator: M Bunni
Volunteer Coordinator: M. Mazze
Parent Representatives: L. Quinney & K. Romany
Thank you members for allthat you do!
Are you interested in ordering a fresh hot meal?
Just visit Kidssentials to place an order.
or call 905-855-1914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Transportation of Peel
STOPR School Start UP Transportation Procedure
School Cash Online
Is now available
Please click on link below to learn more
School Cash On Line
St. Bernard of Clairvaux is now launching School Cash Online
Please register to pay for....
all on line
Pizza Day is every Wednesday
Thank you Catholic School Council!
Check out our new French Page under the Learning Tab
Please consider volunteering
If you are interested in volunteering please make sure
to pick up a Criminal Reference Check Form
from the office
School Monthly Newsletters
Please check the School Monthly Newsletter Section for more information
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Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
I AM A BELIEVER!
I believe that God is an awesome God
I believe and have faith in God
I believe that God is with us always
I believe that we can talk to God anytime and any where, through prayer
I believe in the stories of the Bible
I believe in the stories of Jesus' life, death & resurrection
I believe in the Church community, celebrating Mass, and the seven Sacraments
I believe in forgiveness
Because I am a believer, I will live my life like Jesus
Please click on link to learn more about
St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Pastoral Plan
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.
of Clairvaux is proud to be once again!
Gold Level Eco School
The St. Bernard of Clairvaux Eco Tea 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. 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.
Take time to explore God's creation.
For more tips for a Green summer vacation visit:
Follow us on Twitter @BernardEcoTeam
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