June 18th, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy last week of school! This past Sunday we celebrated The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, which is a wonderful solemnity that helps us understand our Triune God and His essence which is love. The Church helps us understand that God has created us to participate in this Holy Triune Union, otherwise known as heaven. The Holy Trinity is a mystery, but this “mystery” is not something we can’t comprehend in some respects. But God is not asking us to understand this mystery on an intellectual level but on a relationship level. The closer we get to Christ the more we can see God and his love for us. The more we ask for the Holy Spirit the more we can understand our God’s relationship with us. We pray that our St. Bernard community always aspires to higher things!
Last week we said farewell to our 8thgraders during our mass and graduation ceremony. It was a beautiful day as we saw our students, most of which came to St. Bernard in the primary grades, graduate with Honors and as young ladies and young gentlemen. For some of our teachers who taught them when they were so small, it was truly a treasure to witness this coming of age moment. We will continue to pray for them as they move on to high school. I’m sure we will see some of them around in the next couple of years as they complete their service hours and we will definitely have all of them back when we have our reunion dinner with them in 2024!
As we conclude the year this week, I would like to thank all of the staff, students, and families that made this year such an awesome experience. Looking back, time passed by very quickly and at that time, we accomplished so much! I appreciate all the hardworking parents and relatives who sacrifice time and effort for our students and who have contributed to this school to better the future of all its students. THANK YOU! We look forward to next year as God is blessing us with many things which I will continue to share as time moves on. Here is to 2019-2020! Cheers!
This Wednesday our Kindergarten students are having their graduation in the hall. This is an exciting time for them as they move on to 1stgrade with all its challenges and promises. Congratulations to them as they worked so hard throughout the year. Their joy and energy help our school in such a special way.
Please remember that we will have Mass and our awards ceremony this Friday. We will also take this opportunity to celebrate the years that Ms. Reyes, Ms. Casillian and Mrs. Ramos have spent with St. Bernard and bid them farewell as they continue on with their education and careers. Please join us to thank them for their wonderful service to our community and congratulate them on their next chapter in life.
Dismissal on Friday will be at 12:45 pm. No daycare on this day. Please plan accordingly.
Summer School will begin July 1stand will run through July 25th, 8:30am- 2:00pm. Unfortunately, we cannot provide extended day care throughout this time.
On July 18thMichaels Uniform will be on campus. You can stop by and get your uniforms for the new year. 2pm-5pm.
If you haven’t done so, please visit our Instagram and Facebook page and make sure you follow us. We constantly post pictures and reminders of our events. Also, please search us on Google Maps and leave a comment sharing the reasons why your family enjoys coming to our school. This will help get the word out for any other families that may be looking for a new school. As I said at the beginning of the year, we want St. Bernard to be a beacon of Catholic education in the entire country!
Please remember that classes will resume August 21st
Please visit our website for any updates to our calendar and upcoming events.
Mr. De Loera