10. December, 2021Weekly Buzz

Congratulations to our 65 middle school students who earned academic honors for the first quarter of this school year!  We saluted them as part of our school-wide morning prayer today with families joining in via Zoom.  Of these scholars, 26 posted a 3.9 or higher grade point average, and we presently have six eighth graders with a perfect 4.0 GPA for all of middle school.  We are proud that nearly two-thirds of our middle school students earned distinction today, and I applaud them for their hard work and am grateful to the parents and teachers for helping them achieve their best!

Our students continue to prepare for Christmas in the classrooms and in church.  This week we celebrated the mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception and our school-wide reconciliation service was this morning so the students are definitely getting ready for the Nativity during Advent.  You can get in on the action too by visiting HSAdvent tomorrow afternoon from 3:00 to 6:30, complete with food trucks, live music, and spirit wear sales along with the bonus of 5:00 Mass in the middle!  We look forward to the launch of this new Saint Bernadette tradition.

The Greater Love team continues to guide us to help those less fortunate this Advent, and we’ve already had a successful Tag Day for the St. Camillus Food Pantry this month along with a book drive that exceeded all expectations!  We have another opportunity to support the book drive with a Tag Day next Tuesday.  Beyond this, the school’s social justice program has been busy as well and is seeking parent and student involvement for our “No Place for Hate” committee.  Please see below for more information.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that we continue to battle to keep our school free of covid-19 disruptions.  With more students getting vaccinated, these disruptions might lessen, but also keep in mind that we are trying to protect many people with underlying conditions, not just at school, but also possibly around your holiday dinner tables.  Be mindful of the health guidance from Nurse Perrotta below so that we all can celebrate a memorable Christmas feast in a few weeks.  That’s all for today and I pray you have a blessed weekend.

 

In His service,

Mr. Ewanciw

 


 

Important Dates    

December 11     HSAdvent!  3:00-6:30 p.m.

December 14    TAG day for the Book Drive,  $1 recommended donation

December 20     Christmas Store–TBD

December 23-31    NO SCHOOL–Christmas Break

January 22      ECHO Dinner to benefit Fund-A-Scholar

  

Live Social Justice through our No Place for Hate Committee

 

As Catholics we are called by God to reach out and build relationships of love and justice. This is taught to us by Jesus Christ, who served and identified himself with the poor, the injured, and marginalized in our world. One way our school works to promote social justice is through the ADL’s No Place for Hate program. 

The goal of the No Place for Hate program is to promote an understanding of the value and dignity of all members of our school community as well as encourage work towards greater justice and respect for those in our surrounding community. In the coming days, each classroom will be signing the No Place for Hate pledge. We also will be looking for parent and student volunteers who would like to help with No Place for Hate events and the committee. Please find information attached to this week’s Buzz on how both you and your child can serve on this important program. To learn more or to get involved with No Place for Hate® at Saint Bernadette Catholic School please contact Margaret Rodriguez at mrodriguez@saintbernadetteschool.org. With your help, we will continue to strive to walk in the example of Jesus Christ, to profess love for others, and to make our school community a safe and welcoming space for all.