SEPTEMBER 16, 2021


Last weekend we sent out an updated COVID policy for St. Bernadette School.  Please note that due to current conditions and COVID statistics, we are strongly suggesting that the children wear masks while indoors at school.  We are practicing distancing at school and are regularly sanitizing all areas.  If our policy has to change, we will notify you as soon as possible.  


Student Absences - Please remember to call in or email ( or if your child will be absent from school.  If we do not have this information by 8:30am, we will be contacting you.  In addition to recording the reason for student absences, we are required to track symptoms this year.  We appreciate everyone who is following the Sick Policy in our handbook.


Protecting God’s Children, the workshop required for all school volunteers, is being offered locally at St. Mary Lancaster this Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9:00am as well as other locations throughout the Diocese and online.  For a complete list of workshops and to register for a class, visit


Interim reports for grades kindergarten-5th will be sent home on Thursday, 09/23/2021.  If you would like to talk to your child’s teacher after seeing the interim, please email them or call the school office to make an appointment.  The first quarter ends on October 22, 2021.


Plan ahead - School Picture Day is scheduled for October 19, 2021.  More information will be sent home closer to that date.


Orders for School Apparel are being processed now and will be delivered as soon as possible.  Our vendor is working to obtain the inventory to fill our orders.  Thank you for your patience and support of this project.


Looking forward to school programs - At this time the children are preparing songs for our Veteran’s Day Program, which will be recorded and posted online for veterans and their families to enjoy.  During music class the students are also working on songs for the Christmas program.  It has not been decided at this time if the program will be presented virtually or in person.  We will get that information out to you soon.


Mumkins Pickup - Thank you to everyone who supported our Home and School Fall Mum Sale. Mark your calendar for pickup of these beautiful fall flowers on Monday, October 4, 2021 in the school parking lot.  Look for information on ways to volunteer at pick up to come out soon.


Looking forward to Fall Harvest -  Because of the pandemic, we do not feel it is in the best interest of our community to plan a large event that we may have to hold indoors because of the weather.  On Friday, October 29, 2021, the teachers are planning an afternoon of Fall STEM activities for all of the classrooms.  The classes will be making Fall Class T-shirts that will be on display and ready for the auction at Mardi Gras in February.  We will be putting together a fall treat bag for all students in grades preschool-5th grade.  If you would like to donate any of the following items for the bags, please send them into the school office by Friday, 10/22/2021. Erica Waldeck, chairperson of this project, Barb Huber, and myself will be putting these treat bags together. (Fewer hands handling the items keeps things sanitary.)


We will need donations of:

  • Little Debbie Pumpkin Brownies or Fall Snack Cakes
  • Snack size bags of pretzels or chips.


Thank you for your help and support.


We are continuing to collect plastic grocery bags to make mats for the homeless.  You can send them in at any time.


Our Kindergarten class will be starting our Sandwich Day service project this month.


Please join us in continuing to pray for all those suffering the effects of the pandemic, those working to care for them, and all those suffering from natural disasters at this time.  May God give them strength and peace.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Miller