Virtual Backpack
November 14

Winter Gear Drive

Don't forget about the winter gear drive.  Help those in our own community! The final drop off day is November 15th.  Look around your closets for gently used winter gear. 
What is Needed?:  New or Gently Used Winter Coats Snow pants Boots, PK-Teens. Organized by Northborough Helping Hands Association
Many hands make light work!

Principal's Corner

Weekly News
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Veterans Day Program:  The highlight of last week was our annual Veterans Day Program.  Those of you who were able to attend will appreciate how proud we were of our students. They were respectful, sitting quietly, listening, as Mrs. O’Neil spoke movingly of growing up in a military family and the need to honor and thank our veterans.  The students sang with enthusiasm. The final song, Let There be Peace on Earth was a perfect way to conclude a very moving program.

First Report Cards: Report cards were sent home last week for the first time this school year. They will be a good basis for discussion when parents take part in Parent /Teacher conferences this week on Thursday and Friday afternoon. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you sign up for a time to speak with your child’s teacher.
St. Bernadette School students honor our veterans. God Bless those who served
Dates to Remember
11/15      Noon Dismissal – Parent Conference Days
11/16      Noon Dismissal – Parent Conference Days

11/19      PK3,PK4 Thanksgiving Feast
11/19      KNA,KNB Pow Wow
11/20      PK4-5 Stone Soup Feast
11/20      Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/20      Prayer Service - 1:45 pm
11/21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday – No School/No Ext. Day
12/6        Progress Reports go home
12/7        Professional Day - No Classes/No Ext. Day
12/12      ECC Christmas Show - 10:00 AM
12/18      Gr. 5-8 Christmas Show - 7:00 PM
12/19      Gr. 1-4 Christmas Show - 7:00 PM
12/21      Noon Dismissal - Christmas Vacation
12/24-1/1 Christmas Vacation
1/2          Classes Resume
School Lunch Menu

December Lunch Menu

The lunch menu for December 2 - December 20  is now available.  Lunch menus must be returned no later than November 28th or they will not be accepted.
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Connection Corner

Thank you so much to our incredible Homeroom Parent Coordinator, Liz Galvin and our amazing Homeroom Parents, who have been communicating a tremendous amount of information to their classes these past few weeks!  Also, thank you to everyone who signed up to treat our teachers to a wonderful lunch the next two days during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

For the first time, SBS is offering Casual for a Cause Coupon Stocking Stuffers!   These Coupons are good for an Out of Uniform Day for your son or daughter on a day of their choosing.  Coupons are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00.  There is a 10 coupon limit and all coupons expire on June 14, 2019.  Coupons will be sold during parent teacher conferences in the main lobby.  All proceeds go directly back to the school.  What better cause than our own SBS?

Please be sure to check out all of the flyers listed below! You'll will find information on the upcoming Thank-Scrip-ing, the December 1st Gingerbread Sociable, the APEX Family Fun Night on December 6th, and the teacher Christmas Collection. 
"Volunteering is a work of heart"
Thank-Scrip-ing Day
Mark your calendars : Thank-Scrip-ing Day is Tuesday, November 20th. You can earn big on eGift cards (ScripNow®) and reloads to your physical cards just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Participating brands and bonuses will be announced at 12:00 a.m. EST on November 20th and the huge bonus rebates are available until 11:59 p.m. PST. Bigger Scrip Bonuses mean more Fair Share points for you! Earn even more Fair Share Points on Thank-Scrip-ing Day!!


Apex Entertainment is excited to invite you for a Family Fun Day! DECEMBER 6TH, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

20% of all food and ticket purchases will be donated back to the school! Raising money and having fun! What could be better than that!
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Gingerbread House Sociable
All ticket sales benefit St. Bernadette School!
A pre-constructed gingerbread house and all the decorations you could ever need will be provided, however feel free to bring your own accessories to fully “personalize” your home! Each completed home will be wrapped in festive Christmas “attire” for safe transport home. A fun event for the whole family!  All ages are welcome!
Gingerbread House Sociable Details:
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tickets: $20.00
To reserve and purchase a ticket please email ptdems@gmail.com
Download a flyer for details! 
Gingerbread House Sociable!
Parent Connection
Due by December 14th
This year, the Parent Connection will be collecting monetary donations from families in order to give Shop With Scrip gift card certificates to all faculty and staff as a Christmas gift. This will be in place of individual Homeroom collections.
Since every faculty and staff member is fully invested in providing the best education and experience possible for our children, the Parent Connection will conduct one central collection and then split that amount evenly between all faculty/staff members in the form of a Scrip gift certificate.
Please consider sending in a donation to school with checks made out to St. Bernadette School and marked “Christmas Collection”. Donations are due by Friday, December 14th. $10 per family is suggested, but any amount is fine.
Any questions, please contact Julie Bickel at julieobickel@gmail.com
Thank you!
** Please note that if you decide to give an individual gift to a teacher or staff member rather than contribute to this collection, State Ethics Laws prohibit a teacher/school employee from accepting a gift valued at more than $50.00. **

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov 15-16
Parent/Teachers conferences will be conducted during the afternoons of Thurs, Nov 15 and Friday, Nov 16. Online sign-ups are now closed.  If you need to schedule an appointment you will need to call the Main Office. 


Ice Cream Sandwiches 

You are still able to prepay for your students' ice cream sandwiches.  Just add up the amount of weeks from when you start until February 1, 2019 at $1 per week.

 Please fill out the online form or download an order form.  Please submit payment via check to the main office in an envelope marked "Ice Cream Sandwiches"  Please note that payment must be received before your student can receive an ice cream sandwich.