This Week at St. Bernard's


September 11, 2014


Weekly Updates--Spread the news--St. Bernard's Preschool will open on Monday!

Festival Parking Lot Map--The on-site Fall Festival preparations begin on Tuesday and some classes will line up at different spots at dismissal. Please review the map so you know where to pick up your student.

Central Catholic Cheer Clinic--K-6 students, join CCHS for a mini cheer clinic October 6-9, with a performance on October 10.

Escrip Renewal--Are you signed up for Escrip at Safeway? If not, sign up here. If you've already signed up, make sure to renew your membership so that you keep earning money for St. Bernard's School when you shop.

Car & Trip Raffle--Order tickets now for our new raffle drawings for a car, a vacation, or cash prizes.

September Lunch Order Form--Circle the days you want to order lunch for your child, then submit the form and a check to the office by noon on the Friday before the week for which you are ordering.

October Lunch Order Form--Turn in your order with payment by noon on the Friday before the week for which you are ordering. Monthly orders are due by noon on 9/26.

September Breakfast Order Form--Just like lunch orders, breakfast orders are due by noon on the Friday before the week for which you are ordering.








St. Bernard's Catholic Preschool


Enrollment Information

St. Bernard's Catholic Preschool is now enrolling students for the 2014-2015 School Year! Starting in August, we will be offering preschool classes as well as before- and after-school care. Our Pricing Guide explains the fees for each program. If you would like to enroll children in either program, please complete a Registration form and submit it to the St. Bernard's Catholic School office.


Registration Packets

Once you've submitted a registration form with payment and have heard back from the school, please print and complete the following forms to continue the registration process:

Registration Checklist

Identification & Emergency Information

Health History--Parent's Report

Health History--Physician's Report

Emergency Medical Treatment Consent

Notification of Parents' Rights

Personal Rights






St. Bernard's Annual Science & Engineering Fair

The annual St. Bernard's Science and Engineering Fair kickoff will take place the week of Monday, January 6, 2014. As always, grades 1-3 will complete a project as a class. Grades 4-8 will have some minor changes to their project possibilities and will be explained more on Mrs. Perrino's Science page.


Important Dates (Mark your calendars!):

Projects Due:  Thursday, February 13, 2014

School Judging: February 18th - 20th

Family Science & Engineering Night: Tuesday, February 25th @ 7 PM

County Science Fair: February 28th - March 6th

Synopsis STEM Fair (formerly called the Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair): March 22nd

For more information, please see Mrs. Perrino's Science Page



From the Principal & SAC


April 2014 Letter from Mr. Abate & the SAC

St. Bernard's School parents had an opportunity to complete a survey earlier this year. Mr. Abate and the School Advisory Committe (SAC) address some of the input we received from parents in that survey in their most recent parent letter.

Diocese of Stockton Annual Report on Diocesan Schools

You may be familiar with St. Bernard's School, but how much do you know about other schools in the Stockton Diocese? Read the Annual Report Concerning the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Stockton to learn more.


Common Core State Standards

Education in America will be undergoing a radical change over the next year or so. St. Bernard's Catholic School is ahead of the curve. Read about this and more in Mr. Abate's April 2013 letter to parents.


From the Bishop


The Stockton Diocese recently filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Click the links below to learng more about it.

Diocese of Stockton Bankruptcy Press Release

Diocese of Stockton Bankruptcy Q&A

Private Education in America


St. Bernard's Catholic School is one of over 30,000 private schools  in America.  the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates service private elementary and secondary schools, put together the following videos that describe the benefits of private education for our children, our families, and our nation.









WCEA Accreditation


St. Bernard's Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam.  WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).   WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

Go to the WCEA website to learn more:






St. Bernard's has the following positions available for the 2014-2015 school year:

Part-time Spanish Teacher

The applicant must be fluent in Spanish and qualified to teach a foreign language. The position begins August 13th.

Part-time Lunch Program Coordinator

This position begins August 13th.


All interested applicants must submit an application to the school office as soon as possible with interviews to follow. Please include a letter of interest and resume with your application.


Other Positions

If you are interested in applying for any other position at St. Bernard's Catholic School, please download and print the application below and submit it to the school office along with your resume, a letter of interest, and letters of recommendation.

Employment Application




Looking Ahead

Week at a Glance

Friday, Sept. 5
8:45 am - Learning Mass 6-8th grade
4 pm - Kids in a Box

Saturday, Sept. 13
8:15-12:30 pm - Family Session for 1st year confirmation candidates (6th grade)

Monday, Sept. 15
T-shirt day

Tuesday, Sept. 16
T-shirt day
1:30 pm - School reconciliation
3:15 pm - Student Council meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 17th
T-shirt day
1:30 pm - School reconciliation

Thursday, Sept. 18
T-shirt day
1:30 pm - School reconciliation
Progress reports go home

Friday, Sept. 19
T-shirt day
8:45 am - Learning Mass 3-5th Gr.
1:45 pm release
5-10 pm Fall Festival

Saturday, Sept. 20
12-10 pm Fall Festival

Sunday, Sept. 21
12-10 pm Fall Festival

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