23. September, 2022Buzz, Weekly Buzz

Important Dates     


Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

Confirmation Prep parent meeting; 10 a.m.

Mon., Sept. 26, 2022

Picture Day – Fall

Wed., Sept. 28, 2022

School Advisory Board; 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 30, 2022

Mass Reception Grade 8

Fri., Sept. 30, 2022

Movie Night at 7:30 p.m., Minions: The Rise of Gru

Fri., Oct. 14, 2022

Mass Reception Grade 7

Sat., Oct. 15, 2022

Scarecrow Festival (PK-2)

Sat., Oct. 15, 2022

Trunk or Treat

Sat., Oct. 22, 2022

75th Anniversary Echo Dinner 

Sun., Oct. 23, 2022

Open House

Sun., Oct. 23, 2022

Fall Festival


We started administering the MAP Growth assessment to students this week, and the new test is going well following a few initial bumps in the road.  I want to thank our assessment team for all their efforts, especially Mr. Wood and Mrs. Ramos, who have overseen almost everything.  Mrs. Tierney, Mrs. Goudreau, and Mrs. Rodriguez were instrumental in helping the week go smoothly, too.  Testing will continue through October 15 in three subject areas: math, reading, and language arts.  If you missed it last week, here is a repost of the link for more information about MAP Growth:


As a reminder, since we have limited time available for makeup tests this year, I ask that you refrain from pulling your children out of school for extended family trips or long weekends now, which is a best practice to follow the entire school year.  


Looking ahead to next week, Picture Day is on Monday, so make sure your children bring their biggest smiles and a regular uniform top (i.e. polo or blouse) even if they have PE scheduled.  The School Advisory Board will be meeting Wednesday evening, and don’t forget Movie Night on the field next Friday, September 30!


That’s all for now, but let me know if you have questions about anything else.  I hope the students have been enjoying the first month of school as much as it appears, and wish all of you a glorious weekend.  Stand fast in the faith!


In His service,

Mr. Ewanciw



What’s for Dinner?

Are you heading up to Friday Night on the Field for dinner and games.  We could use a few more hands in the Snack Shack and on the grills if you can. Please use the following link to sign up to sign up to help out.  Simply find a slot that works for you and sign up. We look forward to seeing you out on the field.


Thanks for your assistance serving our community.

Saint Bernadette CYO


Our Diamond Jubilee

Next Thursday, Sept. 8, marks the 75th anniversary of the first day of classes at Saint Bernadette School in 1947!  To celebrate as a community, our Echo Dinner will be held on the school grounds on Saturday, Oct. 22, as part of our homecoming weekend leading into the Fall Festival and Open House on Sunday, Oct. 23.  We will be honoring Mrs. Rosanne Weber, our former Kindergarten teacher of 30 years and school parent, by installing her into the school’s Honor Roll!  You can help support this in many ways.  First, you can volunteer to assist Kristie Weatherby and her team on the event.  If you’re an alumni or know someone who Mrs. Weber taught, we would love to get pictures and testimonials from you for the event.  You also can attend the festivities. For more information, go to SBS75.SquareSpace.com.


Stuffies and Lovies for September

Greater Love will be collecting stuffed animals (new or clean and gentle used) starting September 19th-30th. Our mission is to help support children in Ecuador through Por Cristo, a Catholic non-profit organization.

Justine Fortkiewicz, a fellow SBS parent and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit nurse, along with her mother, has been embarking on medical missions to provide treatment, surgery and care to children in Quito, Ecuador. Justine will be collecting through our donations and sending them to children in need.  If you would like to participate you may send in a stuffed animal with your child to be donated from September 19th to 30th. There will be pack-n-plays by the front office and the Pre-K – 2nd entrance to drop off donated items. 

Thank you for your support,

Greater Love


On the Big Screen

Movie night returns to Friday Night on the Field!  Join us for Minions: The Rise of Gru on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.  Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy treats from the Snack Shack during this nightcap feature.


Subject: Fall Festival Looking for Volunteers and Bakers!

The Fall Festival is approaching and our committee still has volunteer opportunities available and slots open for baked goods! We need lots of help to make Fall Fest 2022 a success and just as a reminder — tier credits are available for SBS parents!

Our Artisan Marketplace has spaces available if you’d like to purchase a table, please contact 

Kara McAndrew at karamcandrew@gmail.com or Susan Nester at susan_nester@yahoo.com to sell your fantastic wares. A crowd favorite, Bingo, would also appreciate donated prizes, please contact Scott Kuzner at sdkuzner@gmail.com.

Sign up to volunteer for the Fall Festival here!

If you are not sure what to sign up for or have questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Narsavage, elizabeth.narsavage@gmail.com.

Thank you and we will see you at the Fall Festival!

Fall Festival Committee Members: Jasmine Kuzner, Elizabeth Narsavage, Alyssa Doherty, Joanna Hagan and Kara Mele