14. January, 2022Weekly Buzz

Important Dates    

January 17 NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 18  MLK Day of Service Project (See below)

January 21  NOON DISMISSAL: Last Day of the Second Quarter

January 30 Catholic Schools Week Open House, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 30 – February 4 Catholic Schools Week (Schedule to come)

February 4  NOON DISMISSAL: Teacher Appreciation Day

February 18  NO SCHOOL: Pastor’s Holiday

February 21  NO SCHOOL: Presidents’ Day

It’s nice to get in one full week of school this month as we are nearing the end of the second quarter.  Please take time this weekend to review the progress of your students so everything can be completed by next Friday, January 21.  For those with children in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten who have yet to receive a report card this year, report cards will be published to the Parent Plus Portal the week of January 24, so reach out to the office if you need assistance logging on to this platform.  Also, we have heard from many parents this week who could not access the daily health screening, and Rediker is working to identify and correct the cause.

While we navigate the current surge of the Omicron variant throughout the DMV, we have had to make difficult decisions to limit our events.  The Echo Dinner for this month and the Gala scheduled for February are both postponed until later in the year.  In the meantime, our development team is working on new events for the spring, so stay tuned for announcements about a golf tournament, Fun Run, and parent event to be added to Spirit Week slate featuring Field Day and the Powder Puff!

If you were counting on the postponed events to earn tier credits, we have another opportunity for you: We need a team of database management committee volunteers to further build our alumni fundraising base.  See below for more information on this!

Looking ahead to the end of the month, I want to draw your attention to our Open House for prospective students that kicks off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 30.  If you know someone whose children would thrive in our rigorous, faith-based school, I hope you would encourage them to attend the open house or to contact Erin Fridley, our Enrollment Manager, at admissions@saintbernadetteschool.org to arrange a tour of Saint Bernadette School! That’s enough for now, so I will close with a reminder that there is no school on Monday, but please consider supporting the MLK Day of Service project also detailed below.  Have a blessed weekend and keep our students safe and healthy.


In His service,

Mr. Ewanciw


Tiering Up With Marketing

The marketing team needs volunteers to join a Database Management Committee and earn 1-3 tier credits.

  • Year round role 

  • Work can be completed on your own time

  • Enter, clean, and manage our constituent database

  • Create targeted lists for communication

  • Experience using Excel, Little Green Light, or other donor management tools is a plus!

Email Alison Whitty at awhitty@saintbernadetteschool.org  if you are interested and note if you would like to lead this committee. 


Support Shepherd’s Table with MLK Day of Service Project

Greater Love is asking you to join us for an MLK Day of Service Project. We are answering a call of need for The Shepherd’s Table. Your family can join in the project by making a bagged lunch or a casserole to donate, which we will collect and deliver to them next week. Below is the bag lunch list and the two most requested casserole recipes but you also can make your own! Deliver the lunches and casseroles on Tuesday morning, January 18, starting at dropoff through 8:30 a.m. There will be carts out front of the school by the office to drop off food items. If you have any questions please reach out to Lisa Collins at lmgitt@hotmail.com or Meg McNally at megjohnsonskc@gmail.com.

MLK Day of Service is a day for service that empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”  Thank you for your support of this Greater Love initiative.


A much-appreciated bag lunch generally consists of items such as a sandwich or two, a piece of fruit, a bag of chips or cookies, and a juice box or water bottle.

Sandwich Guidelines: As far as sandwiches go, we like to go with:

– peanut butter and jelly, or

– any combination of turkey/ham/roast beef/cheese (clients usually prefer these as they are more filling)

Please do NOT add condiments to the sandwich as they make them soggy. If you have condiment packets, feel free to add them in with your donation.



11 ¾” × 9 ¼” Casserole/Lasagna Pan(s). 

Zippy Beef

Ingredients needed:

• 1 lb. Ground beef

• 8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked

• 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 ½ oz.)

• ¾ cups milk

• 2 tbsp. Instant minced onion

• 2/3 cup ketchup

• ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

• ¼ cup green pepper, chopped

• 1 tsp. Salt

Cook and stir meat until browned. Drain off fat. Mix together all remaining ingredients, except cheese, into a casserole pan. Stir in meat. Top with cheddar cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes at 350-degrees. Cool, cover with wax paper then cover with aluminum foil and record date and casserole name. Freeze.


Macaroni and Cheese (VEGETARIAN)

Ingredients needed:

2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

1/2 cup margarine

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

1/2 cup Flour

2 cups milk

10 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup bread crumbs

Cook macaroni according to directions on the box. Drain and set aside. Sauté onions in margarine, and add salt and pepper. Slowly stir in flour. Cook over low heat until the mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk. Add in cheese and continue stirring until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cooked macaroni and pour into the casserole.

Here’s a link to additional recipes from Shepherd’s Table:  Shepherd’s Table Sandwich & Casserole Call to Action