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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.




Virtue of the Month



God wants us to make friends with everyone no matter how different they may look or act.

From the perspective of the Catholic Graduate Expectations, an accepting person...
  • Relates to family intimacy and sexuality as God-given gifts,  to be used as the creator intended
  • Relates to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner especially when the other seems 'unlovable'
  • Respects the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others


If one member suffers, all suffer together with it;

if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.

Now you are the body of Christ

and individually members of it.

(1 Cor.12:26-27)


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


May is Asthma Awareness Month

Click on image to learn more about  Asthma Awareness


Deadline to submit orders for the upcoming Spring Fling have been extended until 
Wednesday May 25


Girl's Night IN

Tuesday May 24

3:30-7:00 pm 



Begins on May 25 for our Grade 3 and 6 classes


Virtue Assembly

Friday May 27

Grade 1-4:  1-1:30 pm

Grade 5-8:   1:35-2:10 pm

in the school Gymnasium

All are welcome!


Class Placement Forms due

Friday May 27th


Blue Jays Baseball Game

Saturday May 28

Game start is 1:07

Bus leaves St. Bernard of Clairvaux School at 11 am


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.


ReThink Drink Take Home Student Reminders - St Bernard.pdf


During the week of Nov 23-237th, our Junior and Intermediate Eco Reps will be visiting classrooms during the lunch hour to tally up how many reusable drinking containers each class has.  Miss Tooba and Miss Emily from Eco Source will be here to help us with our campaign. 

Our school goal is to use 1500 reusable containers by Friday.  Come on, St. Bernard, Let's Do It!!

St. Bernard of Clairvaux is proud to be a

Gold Level Eco School!

Please click on image to learn more about EcoSchools

October Eco-School Update
Environmental Message


As we begin a new school year,

we continue to have the opportunity to be apart of a

successful Ontario Eco-School Club.


In 2014-2015 school year, we attained a Silver medal standing in Ontario and last year we attained a GOLD MEDAL. 

We are continuing to strive toward maintain a goal of a Gold medal.  



In order to minimize our ecological footprint, St. Bernard of Clairvaux will continue to encourage our students to have Waste-free Wednesdays, where students bring in snacks and lunches that are packed in reusable containers instead of containing any disposable waste

(For example: plastic bags, wrappers, saran wrap etc.)

Tips For An Eco-Friendly Back to School

Reusable Water Bottles: Avoid all of the wasteful plastic and pollution that is created from single use plastic water bottles.

The tap water in our schools is safe, tasty and free!

Help us turn our throw-away culture into a culture of conservation.
Active and Safe Routes to School: It is encouraged that if you live close enough, and are able to, consider walking with your child to school or allowing your child to ride a bike to and from school by following the Walk to School Route signs posted in the neighborhood.

This will encourage a healthy and active living for all.
Paper Usage: Consider implementing a GOOS (Good On One Side) bin in your home to ensure that paper is used on both sides. Check notebooks from last year to see if they contain empty pages and can be used again.

Idle Free Zone: If you will be driving your child to and from school, please keep in mind that idling cars are harmful to the lungs of our students and our planet. Please turn off your car while waiting.

Help us keep our air clean.
We will keep you informed over the course of the year as initiatives are being implemented and update you on our progress.

For further information about the ECO schools program, please visit:


Click on the 'Events' link in the main navigation bar to see the events taking place in our school.


Catholic Education Week 2016


Schools and parishes across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will host many special events and activities during the week of May 1-6, as students, staff, and the community celebrate Catholic Education Week. Read More

East Credit Mississauga Pupil Accommodation Review Update Bulletin 4


At its November 24, 2015 meeting, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the commencement of a Pupil Accommodation Review in the East Credit Service area of Mississauga. Read More

DPCDSB and OPSEU Local 283 reach tentative local collective agreement


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 283 have reached a tentative local Collective Agreement, pending ratification by both parties. Read More

My Catholic Education Social Media Campaign


On April 25, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch a two-week social media campaign called #MyCatholicEducation to commemorate Catholic Education Week – May 1-6. Read More

2016-17 Public Budget Consultation


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is, once again, providing multiple options this year for parents/guardians and other community stakeholders to provide input regarding the board’s 2016-17 operating budget. Read More

DPCDSB and OECTA Occasional Teachers reach tentative local collective agreement


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association – Dufferin-Peel OECTA Occasional Teachers Unit have reached a tentative local Collective Agreement, pending ratification by both parties. Read More

Canadian Astronaut visits St. John Paul II School


St. John Paul II School in Caledon, Ontario hosted a visit on Thursday 7th April 2016 by Canadian Astronaut Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Hansen for an inspection tour of their Satellite Remote Mission Operations Centre (RMOC) in Caledon, Ontario. Read More

Day of Pink Flash Mob Dance


On April 13, Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools will take part in a board-wide flash mob dance to commemorate the Day of Pink - the international day against bullying. Read More

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