Virtual Backpack
January 16

Re-registration packets were given out at the Jan 14th meeting.  If you were unable to attend the meeting your packet will be given to your student to bring home.  Please contact the main office if you do not receive a packet.  All re-registration paperwork must be returned no later than January 25 to reserve your student's spot for next year.

Lunch menus are due back on or before January 18.  Menus will not be accepted after January 18thDownload Menu.

Principal's Corner

Weekly News

“The time is always right to do what is right.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parent Meeting: On Monday evening, St. Bernadette School held a “State of the School” meeting for parents, (modeled after the State of the Union or State of the State addresses).  Fr. Ronald Falco outlined just how successful the school has been in honoring our Mission, achieving Blue Ribbon School status and providing a rigorous academic curriculum for our students. He went on to explain just how the school operates financially and why fundraising is so important. He also talked about tuition for next year and how to apply for financial aid. The meeting concluded with a special prayer and parents in attendance received re-registration packets.  The re-registration materials were sent home yesterday to all other families.  Re-registration forms should be returned to the school office on January 25th.
ALICE Drill: As you are aware, St. Bernadette School first of our ALICE evacuation drill last week. It is good to report that the Northborough Police, who were here to monitor the drill, were very affirming of student, teacher and staff  actions in response to the instruction to “Implement ALICE.”  We will be having more drills throughout the year to practice timely response to lockdown and evacuation procedures. 
Catholic Schools Week: The schedule of activities for Catholic Schools Week will include activities and events designed to celebrate the theme “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” We think it will be an exciting and enjoyable week for our students and we are looking forward to showing our school to visiting families at our Open Houses on Sunday, January 27th and Thursday, January 31.  Please see the full week’s schedule included in this Virtual Envelope for further details.
Dedication of the St. Bernadette School Early Childhood Center:  On Monday, January 28th Bishop McManus will be celebrating Mass and afterwards there will be a ceremony dedicating the Early Childhood Center in honor of Sr. Marguerite Timothy Young, SNDdN, Associate Superintendent in the Diocese of Worcester Catholic Schools.  Sr. Marguerite served as a teacher, administrator and associate superintendent in the Archdiocese of Boston and the Diocese of Worcester for 65 years.  She served as a lector and member of the choir during her nearly 20 years in residence at St. Bernadette Parish convent prior to her death in July.
We hope that you all enjoy this long weekend and with your families as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, and remember his words to all of us regarding the equality and dignity of all people.
Dates to Remember
1/21        Martin Luther King Day - No classes/No Extended day
1/22        Professional Day - No classes/No Extended day
1/25        Re-Registration  Forms Due Back
1/25        Report Cards go Home
1/27-2/1  Catholic Schools Week
1/27         Pancake Brunch at Noon & Open House 1:00-3:00
1/27        Applications Open to the Public
1/28         Mass with Bishop McManus 10:00am followed by the Dedication of the Early Childhood Center

1/28        Applications Available On-Line for Download
1/29        Student Appreciation Day
1/30        National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
1/31        Open House 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week this year is from January 27th - February 2.  The week is full of events to help celebrate the blessings of Catholic Schools.  Starting with our Pancake Brunch and Open House on January 27th.  Please tell your family and friends to come and see the school during the Open House.  Applications will be open to the public starting at the Open House.  Join us for many of the events scheduled.  To see the calendar of events go to Catholic Schools Week 2019.

Connection Corner

MARDI GRAS GALA TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!! The Gala is slated for Saturday, March 2nd 2019 at Cyprian Keyes in Boylston from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Not only will there be dancing and fun, but this year a full buffet dinner is included with your ticket.  Also new this year, you will have the opportunity to purchase secret bottles of wine through the mystery wine pull.  All wine has been generously donated by Julio’s Liquors in Westborough!!!    As in previous years an array of auction items will be on site for viewing and bidding.  Invite family and friends to purchase tickets, the Gala is open to all.  Please click on the link below to order your tickets, today! 

To kick off Catholic Schools Week, the Worcester Railers are offering tickets at 50% off box office prices to all Catholic Schools in the Worcester Diocese for their January 26th game against the Adirondack Thunder.   Tickets can be ordered on line through the link in the section below.  Come show your SBS spirit and have a great family night out!!

In the spirit of celebrating Catholic Schools Week, all parent volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Morning on Friday, February 1st in the Charbonneau Center at 8:30 a.m.  A light breakfast will be served. 


Dinner, Dancing and Fun!

 Get your tickets to the Gala, today! This year a full buffet dinner is included with your ticket.  Also new this year, you will have the opportunity to purchase secret bottles of wine through the mystery wine pull.  All wine has been generously donated by Julio’s Liquors in Westborough!!!    As in previous years, an array of amazing auction items will be on site for viewing and bidding.  Invite family and friends to purchase tickets and support SBS; the Gala is open to all.  Just go to Buy Tickets, to purchase your tickets online today!

Let the Good Times Roll 
Catholic Schools Night with the Worcester Railers!  

Come show SBS spirit and kick off Catholic Schools Week with a night at the Worcester Railers vs  the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday, January 26th!!  Go to www.railershc.com/catholicschools to purchase tickets.  Make sure you choose St. Bernadette School as your school choice.  Contact Megan Kelleher for any questions at mkelleher@stb-school.orgDownload more information
Information for the St. Bernadette School Summer Enrichment and Recreational Programs are now available! STREAM! (Science,Technology,Religion,Engineering,Art,Math) 
The Recreational Programs run from June 24-August 16 and the Enrichment Programs run from July 8-26. Watch for more Enrichment programs in the upcoming month!.  Plan your summer camps now.
Recreational Programs
Enrichment Program
SBS Basketball
Basketball Results
Week 4 St Bernadette Game Results

SBS 5/6th/Lake - 26
OLA 5/6 - 12

Nativity 7/8th - 48
SBS 7/8th - 22

SBS 8th - 46
Holy Name 7/8 - 39

SBS 5/6th/HBK - 27
St. Mary 5/6th - 11

Nativity 5/6th - 37
SBS 5/6th/Raleigh - 5

SBS 7th - 50
St. Stephen’s 7/8 - 44

OLA - 15
SBS 5/6th/Lavallee - 9

SPCC - 28
SBS 5/6th/Thurber - 11

OLA - 28
SBS 7/8th - 16


Basketball Schedule
All Games at the Charbonneau Center unless otherwise noted: 

Friday, January 18th

(Boys Games)
6:30pm - SBS 5/6th/Lake vs OLV 5/6 
8:30pm - St. Mary’s 7 vs SBS 8th
9:30pm - St. Mary’s 8 vs SBS 7/8th

Saturday, January 19th 

(Boys Games)
12pm - SBS 5/6th/Raleigh vs SBS 5/6th/HBK
3pm - SBS 7th vs OLA 7/8th

Sunday, January 20th

(Girls Games)
1pm- Venerini 5 vs SBS 5/6th- Lavallee
2pm - Venerini 6 vs SBS 5/6th - Thurber

3pm - SBS 7/8th vs OLV