Virtual Backpack
May 15, 2019 

Messages From the Office:

The final lunch menu of the year is available and due back no later than May 20, 2019.
Click here  for the June Menu

Mrs. Bardellini would like to send a big Thank You out to Ethan Fillipon in 3B and Julia Fillipon in 5C for their very generous donation of wonderful books!!  They are greatly appreciated!!


Principal's Corner

Weekly News

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.” Bernard Williams

The bright orb in the sky that has been hidden behind the clouds and rain for far too long is peeking through the clouds and raindrops.  The students and teachers are excited that outdoor recess may happen on a consistent basis.  God is good!

This week students in grades 5-8 have participated in the Spring NWEA Map Assessments.  Each class has completed tests in Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science.  Next week we will continue the process in grades 4 and 5 and grade 3 students will finish the following week.  The students had completed the first round of testing last fall.  Parents will receive a report outlining the academic growth that has taken place since the fall assessments.  The reports will also be a valuable resource in determining curriculum updates for the coming school year.  Test results should be available within the next couple of weeks. 

St. Bernadette School has been selected as one of 325 schools nationwide to participate in the Trends in International Math and Science Study 2019.  The eighth grade students will complete the test on Thursday.  Every year since 1995, TIMSS documents worldwide trends in the knowledge of eighth graders.  The nation as a whole benefits from the TIMSS by developing a greater understanding of how the knowledge and skills of U.S. eighth graders compare with those of eighth graders in other countries.  St. Bernadette School is the only school in the Worcester Diocese selected to participate in this study and one of only a few non-public schools participating nationwide.

Field Studies continue to provide opportunities for students to make connections between their classroom experiences and places and resources outside of the school building.  This week the kindergarten students went to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston where they saw a four-season display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England.  The students, dressed in slickers and rain boots thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the gardens where they made many connections between their science studies and the beautiful plants that they could identify.  On Friday, students in grades 6 and 7 will travel to St. John’s Seminary to learn more about Holy Orders and the religious life, topics studied in their Religion classes.   Deacon Barry, Religious Studies teacher and an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston, organized the trip.

Friday night is the annual St. Bernadette School Talent Show.  This event is a highlight for our multi-talented students and teachers and proud parents, family members and friends.  We hope you will join us for this special occasion as we are entertained by “St. Bernadette School Has Talent!”  Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 6:45pm.
Dates to Remember

5/17       Gr. 6 & 7 To St. John's Seminary

5/17        SBS Talent Show @ 6:45pm

5/22        PK Classes to Davis Farmland 

5/27        Memorial Day Holiday – No Classes


5/29        Grade 4 Showcase 6:00pm - 7:30pm 

5/30         Ascension Thursday – Mass 10:00am

5/30         Grade 5 Showcase 6:00pm - 7:30pm

5/31          Golf Tournament


Connection Corner

We Need Your Help!

The Talent Show will take place this Friday, May 17th in the Charbonneau Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the show commencing at 6:45 p.m.  Raffle baskets will be on display and winners will be announced at the end of the evening.  The children have been working hard on their performances. We need your help to make this event a success! 

Please CLICK HERE for Talent Show volunteer opportunities.


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 Academic Enrichment Programs run from July 8-26. See below for more information about the Enrichment programs that are being offered.  Plan your summer camps now!
Recreational Programs
Enrichment Program