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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: Isabel Sauve
  • Vice Principal(s): Nancy Podobnik
  • Superintendent: Tilia Cruz
  • Trustee:
  • Esther O'Toole (Ward 10)
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St. Bernard of Clairvaux Important Updates

Welcome/Bienvenue to

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Elementary School



“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.”

 Acceptance Pledge


We the students of St. Bernard of Clairvaux School
agree to join together to make our
school a Caring, Safe and
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.




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

Modified School Year Calendar 2016-2017


Ontario Catholic School 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



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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

Please click on image to learn more about Eco Ontario Schools

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!


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


Grade 9 students prepare for their transition to high school


Over the next two weeks, many of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 7,200 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs, among others. Read More

iFun Orientation Program


On September 1, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold an iFun Orientation Program at six secondary schools in Mississauga and Brampton. Read More

Young Rider Orientation Day


A free Young Rider Orientation Day on August 27 will help new students feel more comfortable taking the school bus. Read More

DPCDSB announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2015-16


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s top Ontario Scholars for the 2015-16 school year are George Eisa from St. Marcellinus Secondary School and Daniel Sequeira from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, who both scored identical near perfect averages of 99.33%. Read More

Year-End Trustee Newsletter


Year-End Trustee Newsletter - June 2016 Read More

St. Edmund School in Mississauga showcased by EQAO for Math program


St. Edmund Elementary School is one of five Ontario elementary schools being profiled by the Education Quality and Accountability Office in 2016 for its success in mathematics. Read More

Inauguration of St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre as an IB World School


On June 8, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will celebrate the inauguration of St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre as the first publicly funded English Catholic school in Ontario to receive authorization for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. Read More

Board approves school closures as part of Pupil Accommodation Review


On May 24, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the closure of two Mississauga elementary schools, effective June 2017. Read More

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