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October 16, 2020
Dear St. Bernadette School Family,
            This letter arrived in my inbox today and I thought it should be shared with our school family.  The damage to their home caused the family to experience a very distressing event at a difficult time for so many.  In the midst of their loss, it is particularly comforting to know that their school and parish family’s outreach has brought such comfort. 
May God bless you for your generosity and prayers,

Deborah O’Neil
Principal 
 
 
Dear Mrs. O'Neil and Father Falco,
 
I thought you might like to have an update on our situation since the tree fell on our house a week ago Wednesday.
 
This past Sunday, the tree was removed and the roof was "tarped".  It was a major undertaking. On Monday, the debris that landed in the living room (and on two members of our family) was tested for harmful substances. The report concluded that there was asbestos in the ceiling paint. When the tree crashed through the roof, attic, and the ceiling, all the debris covered two of us. Now, before any work can be done in the house, by law, the asbestos needs to be removed (asbestos abatement). We were told by the insurance company that a permit from the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) is needed to allow the abatement to be done. That could take up to 2 weeks to get the permit. Nothing can be done in the house until the abatement is complete, and we can't go into the house during that time. So, right now we are in the hotel waiting for the next steps to be done to the house. 
 
For sure, we are all overwhelmed with what happened with the tree, but more with the generosity, kindness, prayers, and love of the SBS family. All of it has Our Lord's mark on it. As I told Father Falco, I have never been in a situation where gifts have been so lovingly given to my family, and I've needed to accept them. To be truthful, that's probably been the hardest thing for me to deal with. I pray every day to be able to come to terms with it.
  
Please know that we are in the process of sending thank-you cards to all the families or individuals that gave us gifts. 
 
Speaking for myself and my family I can't express in words how deeply grateful we are for having you both, along with the entire St. Bernadette School family, in our lives.
 
Peace and love

 

October 14 - 28             Magazine Drive
October 27                    NO SCHOOL - Faculty Retreat Day
November 2                  Winter Uniform Begins
November 2-3               School Picture Days
November 11                NO SCHOOL - Veterans' Day

Please note - Parent Teacher Conferences for grades PK-5 will be held on November 19-20 via Zoom. Middle School Conferences are TBD. These dates were not previously on the School calendar. More details will follow in early November. 

November 19                Early Dismissal (12:00) - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 20                NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
We are receiving questions regarding the St. Bernadette School plan if there should be a positive COVID case here at school. 
This note is intended to help to clarify questions received.  
There have no been NO positive cases at SBS thus far

In the event of a positive case, we would notify all parents by email.  
“Close contacts” of the positive individual, will be notified by phone and provided with guidance. Each situation will be different based upon who, how many case(s), related cases vs. unrelated cases, etc.
 
  • Please visit the Health Office section of our website for the most up to date information on COVID-19 policies and procedures at our school. CLICK HERE for a direct link to the Health Office Guidelines and Policies page
Also

When waiting in Afternoon car line in either parking lot please
DO NOT BLOCK any of the driveways on Route 20 or Bartlett Street - especially of neighboring homes and businesses
The November Lunch Menu is now available. All Menus MUST BE RETURNED BY OCTOBER 23rd.
CLICK HERE for the Menu
The 2020 Magazine & Catalog Drive
 
Fundraising Goal: $20,000 for SBS!!!


 St. Bernadette School’s Fall Magazine and Catalog Fundraising Campaign is running now through Wednesday, October 28th.  All sales will be conducted on-line this year, which means no paper order forms will be sent home.  Each student received an envelope with this year’s catalogs, a set of instructions, and the prize sheet.  To limit daily in-person contact, only prizes up to 15 items will be distributed on Friday, October 16th.  All other prizes will be sent home at the close of the drive rather than daily as in years past.   If you are a remote learner, a prize pick up date will be scheduled.

No Paper Orders - Shop Online - Go To the Links and Register


Magazines: www.gaschoolstore.com
Use Our Own ID # 2591261

For More Gifts: www.Shopfund.com


 Register and Share with Friends and Family!

Together we can reach our goal!

Click Here for Instructions

Click Here for Prize Information

Please contact Megan Kelleher, Advancement Director 
at mkelleher@stb-school.org with any questions.  
Support SBS!
A limited number of SBS Masks are still available!
 
Two former St. Bernadette School students have created the Protect and Affect company, which creates facemasks for schools and donates a portion of the proceeds back to the school. 

SBS Face Masks are now available in youth and adult sizes.  For each mask you purchase St. Bernadette School will receive $2.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SBS MASK
 
https://www.protectandaffect.com