March 17, 2020
This upcoming Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and the Gospel speaks to us about a man that has been blind since birth. Jesus feels compassion for this man and decides to cure his blindness. The Church helps us understand that we can be this blind man and we may think there is no “life” outside our normal routine. Jesus with his spittle, and in a shocking way wipes the man’s eyes and asks him to wash. Jesus intervenes in this man’s life to help him see and become fully alive. Jesus wants to do this with us and He sometimes needs to make us uncomfortable, just like this man, so we can see and be part of something much greater than our regular lives. We pray that St. Bernard always seeks the Lord who reveals all things to us including His immense Love and Mercy.
As all of you know the ADLA and Department of Education has closed down all catholic schools until March 31st or further notice. In an effort to continue with as much normalcy in our student’s education, our amazing teachers have prepared substantial, substantive work for all of our students and they will be available from 9am-3pm for any individual questions and/or guided instruction Monday-Friday. All our teachers have built an online platform to help students continue with their learning and help them progress even at this time. Students are still in school but from a distance and they will be required to complete all the work that their teacher assigns them. These assignments will affect their grades for the third trimester. Parents, you will play a key role in helping your child continue his/her education and completing his/her assignments. We ask that you are in constant communication with their teacher to ensure the progress of your child. We want them to be ready for when we return to our regular school program here on campus and for them not to fall behind. Please help us by being involved in his/her everyday learning.
Our school office will remain open from 8am-12pm Mon-Thur. Please stop by and register, make payments and take care of any other business you may have. I urge all parents to come in at this time and register as it is an opportune time to do so. Remember you must register before April 9th to received $25 off. Pre-K parents please make sure you register before April 9th as we do have quite a waiting list for next year, but we want to give you first priority. After April 9th no spaces will be saved.
Second trimester awards will be mailed out this week along with our Virtue of the Month. Even during this crisis, we want to make sure we celebrate all of our students’ achievements and progress. Please make sure to take some pictures of your child holding their awards and email them to Mrs. Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org to celebrate with you through our Instagram account. If you have any questions about the report cards please email your teachers.
Yearbooks are here! You may order your yearbooks by calling or visiting the front office. This year we are offering 8th grade dedication pages in which you may share and celebrate your child’s graduation! Supplies are limited so please reserve your yearbook today.
St. Bernard is continuing to pray alongside all of you for this crisis to be over and for our community to continue to stay safe. Thank you to all of our families for working with us as we transition to home schooling for the next two weeks. We are here for you and we hope to see you back here real soon.
Please make sure you are taking a look at our online calendar. There is important information there of future dates.
- March 16th-31st Students will stay and learn from home.
- April 9th – Holy Thursday Triddiuum retreat for school – 12PM dismissal
- April 10th-19th Easter Break
- April 20th – School resumes
- April 24th – Jog-A-Thon 10:30am (subject to change under the current circumstances. )
- May 2nd – Sharefest School Event
Mr. De Loera