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WEEKLY NEWS: Announcements for the week of February 19, 2018
LITURGIES AND SERVICE:
Students will attend morning Mass at 8:20 on Wednesdays or first Fridays.
Stations of the Cross will be led by fourth grade on Thursday, 2/22 at 1:50pm.
Stations on Thursday, 3/1 are being planned by 5th grade.
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE:
NO SCHOOL Presidents’ Day
Morning Mass 8:20
1:50 Stations of the Crosss
No School Monday, February 19 - President’s Day - Enjoy the long weekend
St. B Open House - it’s NOT just for new families!! St. Bernadette will host an Open House on Sunday, February 25 from noon to 2pm. We encourage our current families to attend! Meet the teacher that your child will have next year. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes! Please plan to join us, and bring a friend!!
2018 STEM EXPO - We have recently received information about a STEM opportunity for our students. On Saturday, March 3rd, at Thomas Worthington High School the American Society of Civil Engineers is hosting its 5th Annual Central Ohio STEM Expo. It is a free event for students in grades K-8 and will feature “fun, interactive activities and exhibits in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields”.
If there are any families interested in taking/sending students to the Expo, we could organize a group of drivers/chaperones. This is a weekend event and would not be school-sponsored, but it sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Please contact Ms. Genders at email@example.com if you are interested in having your child(children) participate and if you would be willing to assist with transportation or supervising students.
Chilly church, chilly classrooms -Uniform Outerwear- please make sure your child has a uniform sweater or sweatshirt to wear if his/her classroom is cool. Uniform outerwear can be ANY solid navy blue sweater or sweatshirt; or any apparel sold through H&S or the uniform companies.
TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR 2018-2019:
• Ed Choice Expansion Scholarship - Students, meeting the income eligibility*, can attend St. Bernadette School next fall AT NO COST to parents, thanks to 8000 vouchers available from the Ohio Department of Education. Scholarships are available for kindergartners, first, second, third, fourth and fifth graders. This is an extraordinary opportunity for single parents, one-income homes, fixed-income households, and working families. We encourage every family to explore this possibility. And please share the information with family and friends. Call or stop by the school office. *ie: family of 4, < $50,200.
• Diocesan Tuition Assistance. Applications must be completed on-line at www.factstuitionaid.com. File your 2017 taxes early, as that information is required on your application. All applications must be submitted and verified by March 15th.
• Local Assistance - YOU MUST COMPLETE the Diocesan application in order to be eligible for any local assistance. Local assistance will be awarded based on the prioritized list generated by the Diocese. (This does not refer to your parish subsidy.)
I hope you all had a joyous Christmas break!! I managed to catch that pesky bug that was going around on our last day before break, and so Christmas plans were rearranged. I arrived at my parents’ home armed with hand sanitizer and antibacterial tissues on Saturday. I visited for the day, and thankfully, everyone else remained healthy.
Needless to say, in all that was going on, I managed to lose my list, so I want to take this time to thank you for your kind and generous thoughts, gifts and cards. You make me feel a part of our community, and for that, I am so very thankful. As our second semester begins with a ‘bomb cyclone’ (How about that!! ) we begin to look forward. At St. Bernadette School, we will begin our registration drive in earnest. I encourage you to make suggestions, talk to friends and neighbors about our school. We are a great school and we need to get our message out there! Look for more information on our commuter tree-I would like to open the dialogue on that.
We have a 5th grade visit to St. Mary School on January 30th-more information will be coming from Mrs. Schornack. Also, we have added two early dismissal dates to our calendar-Friday, January 12th and Friday, March 16th. We scheduled the early dismissals to keep us aligned to St. Mary’s schedule and to allow teachers more time to document standards based grading, which is a lengthy process.
Happy New Year,
January 4, 2018