January 14th, 2019
What a great time to be part of the St. Bernard community! God is blessing us every day and as we continue to grow and excel in various aspects of our school we put ourselves in the hands of our Blessed Mother for guidance and courage. This upcoming Sunday is our Second Sunday in ordinary time (nothing ordinary about it!) and the Gospel speaks of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist. John says “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Christ helps us understand that it is He who can help us in our situation of sin. It is He alone who can save. What is our situation? What is our original sin? The same of Adam and Eve; to try and be Gods ourselves. It is here where we broke away from God and the only possible way to come back to him is through Christ. May we always strive to be close to Him who is all Love and all mercy.
Open house is coming! Sunday January 26th will be our Open House. I am asking all of our families to come and join us for mass at 9am and then to stop by and visit our school. Please bring at least ONE other family (parents and potential students) that can join our school next year. If you bring a potential family, you will receive 2 service hours = $30 credit + raffle tickets for you and the potential family to win prizes. We are all ambassadors of our great school/community and we would really appreciate your effort in showcasing our awesome school!
I want to remind our families that St. Bernard School has been selected to participate in a new branding and marketing campaign innovated by the ADLA. We are very blessed to be 1/10 from all the 200+ school in the Archdiocese. With this you will see some fine, sleek and finessed changes in our websites, brochures, and marketing materials. To help with all this we will have all students dress in their formal uniform on Thursday January 23rd. A professional photographer will be stopping by to take photos and footage of the great things we are doing here at St. Bernard. Super exciting stuff!
I hope all of your children are enjoying the lunch provided by HAPPY LUNCH! Please remember to fill out the monthly calendar and provide payment in advance to ensure that your child gets their lunch each day. Remind your child that if he/she didn’t get a lunch but you know it’s paid for, for them to say something to the office or to the lunch personnel. It’s important for them to speak up if there has been a mistake.
Some mid-year invoices may go out to you this week. Please take a moment to look them over and give us a call if there are any questions.
Thank you, parents, for making our school great! I am thrilled for all the wonderful things that are headed our way and for the growth the school has gone through this year. We bless the Lord for his gifts and for the gift that is your family. Thank you!
- 20th – NO SCHOOL MLK DAY
- 23rd – Photo session for entire school
- 26th – Open House / Start of Catholic Schools Week
- Feb 1st – Comedy Night – Doors open at 6pm
Mr. De Loera