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PRINCIPALS WEEKLY LETTER: June 4, 2014 FROM: Mrs. Mendoza Todays Learners = Tomorrows Leaders Congratulations Class of 2014! Meeraf Alemayehu, Alexis Anderson, Kalina Cordero, Gabriel Deraco, Dylan Hoang, Hannah Hoang, Jacob Humphrey, Jonah Humphrey, Gerard Letrondo, Charles Long, Kelly Pham, Rachel Phuong, Alan Tran Our 8th grade students will be graduating this Thursday, June 5, 2014! Our entire student body will celebrate their Graduation Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Church and their Graduation Ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. Please pray for our 8th graders as they continue their educational journey! Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Cordero for creating the memorable slideshow presentation and to Germain Leahy, Joni Blake, Erin Etzkorn and Kolleen Smith for organizing and planning their reception! God of our beginnings, We thank you for the gifts of these graduates; their excitement, their awesome wonder and curiosity, their open speech and encouraging words. Their contributions have blessed and challenged us, and we have become a richer and more diverse community because of them! God Bless, Mrs. Mendoza Principal SPRING PLAY Thursday, June 12th 6:30 p.m. in Parish Hall Please join the Drama students for our Spring Play, The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery, on Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We are presenting a comic mystery that is a play-within-a-play in Readers Theatre format. The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, Putting a Little English On It. At the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage only this murder wasnt in the script! The authorities are quickly called, and soon the company finds themselves replaying the death scene. Come join us and see what happens when the same scene is played over and over! It will surprise you and might even leave you scratching your heads at the strange circumstances. Mrs. Mendozas Chaplet of the Divine Mercy Student Group Wednesday May 28th Madeline Etzkorn (6th); Hunter Hillyard (5th); Ryan Hoang (5th); Lily Nguyen (5th); Lynn Nguyen (7th); Mrs. Budde PARISH NEWS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Mark you calendars for this summer's Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School will run the week of August 4th. More details will follow and be posted on the parish website: www.saintbernadette.net. Why let the kids have all the fun? Volunteer to be a part of Vacation Bible School. If you love being creative and having fun with kids, Vacation Bible School is a great opportunity to earn commitment hours. Teens can earn community service hours also. If you are interested, call the parish office at 206-242-7370. POOL PARTY June 13 Last Day of School 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Normandy Park Swim Club 17655 12th Avenue SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 A St. Bernadette Students Only Family Pool Party is planned for the last day of school, after students are dismissed from class. Children must be accompanied by an adult to this activity. http://www.saintbernadette.net/ CURRICULUM 2014-2015 SUPPLY LIST The 2014-2015 Supply List is attached. EMERGENCY KIT On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, each students individual Emergency Kit will be sent home. Please be aware that ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE PURCHASED OR BRING THEIR INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY KIT WITH THEM ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL NEXT YEAR! We suggest you reuse these Emergency Kits for the 2013-204 school year by simply replacing the perishable food items. BAND (From Miss McKamey) - Is it possible to have fun and learn? OF COURSE! Is it possible to have that kind of fun in summer? ABSOLUTELY! HOW??? Kennedy Catholic Elementary Summer Band Camp!! July 7-11th from 12:15 2p.m. Forms have been handed out to all band members or you may visit our website: kennedyhs.org Questions? Contact Miss McKamey 206 246-0500/ext. 370 -- Deadline is June 13th! A week of music..where fun and learning come together! It doesnt get any better! LIBRARY BOOKS PLEASE RETURN - ALL books should have been returned to the library by Thursday, May 22nd. Missing book fines have been distributed. Library and Information Skills classes will continue until June 6th. 2014-2015 BAND PROGRAM The 2014-2015 Kennedy Elementary Band Form for the next years 5th Grade was sent home with the 4th grade students. Pre-register now for Beginning Band and have the paper work complete for next year! 8TH GRADE GRADUATION PROPER APPAREL FOR GRADUATION BRUNCH - JUNE 5 - GIRLS: No short dresses, no tight fitting or low-cut dresses, dress/light colors, white preferred. If dress has spaghetti straps or bare shoulders, a jacket or sweater must be worn at all times. (Please Note: the same dress may be worn for all events.) BOYS: Ties, white shirt only, dark pants, dress shoes. (No tennis shoes.) HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL CO-CHAIR NEEDED A Halloween Carnival Co-Chair is needed. Alexandra Narvaez has volunteered to Co-Chair the Halloween Carnival. This year the Amici group has chosen St. Bernadette School as a partner for the 2014-2015 school year. They will be sending a core of volunteers to be in charge of each station/activity at the Halloween Carnival, among other family events throughout the year. However, we still need a parent volunteer to co-chair this event with Alexandra Narvaez. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Narvaez at 206-280-3896. javascript:void(0)STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS Congratulations to the following students who were elected to the 2014-2015 Student Council: Caroline Tran, Lynn Nguyen, Paige Etzkorn, Thien-An Nguyen, Austin Gallagher Thank you to ALL the students who ran for Student Council, your participation was greatly appreciated. EDUCATIONAL & SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES ODEA JAZZ BAND CAMP ODea is hosting its 1st Annual Jazz Band Camp for students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades next fall. The camp is open to both boys and girls, and 9th grade students do not need to be attending ODea in the fall. Jazz Band Camp is June 17th 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at ODea High School. The final show is 5:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum. The cost is $200 per student. To register fill out the Google Form found at: http://www.odea.org/events/index.php?m=2014&d=19&eid=2949. For more information email: druiter@odea.org. SUMMER READING SKILLS Washington State University is offering the Summer Reading Skills Program in Kent and Seattle. Attached is the flyer, for more information or to register call 1-800-570-8936 2014 GIRLS SOCCER CAMP Holy Names Academy is announcing the 2014 Girls Soccer Camps: Older Youth Camp Younger Youth Camp Who: Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders Who: Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders When: June 16-20th 9am-noon When: June 23-27th - 9am-noon Where: Genesee Upper (field turf) Where: Walt Hundley Playfield (field turf) Cost: $150 Cost: $150 Coaches - The camp is led by varsity head coach, Sam Procopio. Sam is a Seattle native who grew up playing soccer for Emerald City FC, St. Josephs School, and Bishop Blanchet. Next year will be Sams 7th year coaching and teaching at Holy Names Academy. The camp counselors will consist of current and former players as well as other members of the coaching staff. Camp Highlights - The number one objective of the camp is to have fun. Each day will be a mix of individual and team skills, and will be filled with games, soccer ice breakers, and competitions. The camp is running concurrently with the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, and camp activities will reflect this. The camp will end on Friday with World Cup tournament and prizes. See attached brochure for registration or click the Cougar Soccer Camp link after clicking the link below. http://www.holynames-sea.org/subpage.asp?pageID=133 2014 ODEA FIGHTING IRISH BASKETBALL & FOOTBALL CAMPS Basketball Camp Football Camp Session 1 & 2, June 18 19 June 25, 26 & 27 Session 3 & 4, June 23 26 Genesee Playfield Boys currently in Grades 4-8 Boys Currently in Grades 5-9 2014 PETER FEWING SOCCER CAMP The 2014 Peter Fewing Soccer Camp at Normandy Park is now open for ages 513 July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; July 2125 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (please bring lunch daily; July 21-25 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. for more information contact or call 206-547-4143. Flyers are available in the school office. http://www.holynames-sea.org/subpage.asp?pageID=1332014 ANNUAL SCHOOL CAMPAIGN St. Bernadette Parish Schools students and staff which to extend a BIG THANK YOU to the following individuals who so generously contributed to this years Annual School Campaign. Craig & Val Allan Roberta Alley Mike & Pamela Armstrong Wilfredo Atienzo Marueen Bailey John & Lan Bausano Pat Besagno Tim & Audrey Beyer Larry & Bernie Blais Charles & Loretta Brittenham Lee & Donna Brown Victoria Brunette Harpal & Harvinder Bual Joe & Kathy Budde John & Priscilla Cochran Laurita Colbert Frank Constantino Tuan & Staci Dao Joe & Katie DiOrio Paul Doherty & Jenna Smith Joe & Marilyn Donatelli Darlene Dydasco Betty Etzkorn Mike & Tracy Etzkorn Marco & Teresa Felix Deanna Fenner Chris & Eva Field Rosemarie Fitzpatrick Robert Ford Michael & Victoria Gleeson Brent & Belen Gould Great Clips/Jessica Gardner Cathy Grimes Francis & Rowena Halili Joe & Lilie Hands John & Tina Hein Arthur & Suzanne Hearron Lan Hoang George & Mary Joe Hoffman Teddy & Angelina Jimeno Frances A. Kelly Kaye Knowlton Harold & Mary Jane Krie, Jr. Luong Le & Kathy Do Michael & Germain Leahy Denise Ludington Nancy Lukinich Joanne Malo Dan & Judy Mangialardi Mike & Teresa Mansanarez Michael & Jill Martin Dominic Diana Mastandrea Richard & Marnie McCabe Frances McKamey Dennis & Audrey Mendoza Tom & Loretta Merrill George & Nancy Michaud Rogelio & Thelma Mupas Tom Ngo & Macy Nguyen Hein Nguyen Phuong Nguyen & Mai-Linh Dinh Connie Olabre Anselmo & Maria Paraggua Frank & Bette Parente Gordon Parker Kevin & Deanna Piersawl Jennie Pompeo Michael Pompeo Gregory & Marian Quitiquit John Rasmussen Maria Rossi Bob & Daria Rutledge Sima Ruzik Stephen & Caroline Simerly Michael & Kolleen Smith Mark & Carol Spencer-Coons David & Maritza Sprague Laurence & Elizabeth Struker Ann T. Sullivan Stephen Szeibert Ethel Taylor Dien Tran Clinton & Jennifer Turpen Merle VanDyke Amy Vuong & Chris Dinh Phil & Patricia Welch Bill & Rita Wetzler Fr. James Williams Ron & Kay Winkle Fr. Michael Wright David & Karen Wulff LAST DAY OF SCHOOL K-7th Grades FRIDAY, JUNE 13 1) 8:25 a.m. Tardy bell rings school begins. Students in Full Uniform (Red Sweaters) 2) 9:00 a.m. MASS Last Day of School Year Mass, parents please plan to attend! 3) 10:15 a.m. (Approximately) At the conclusion of Mass, students return to class, receive their report card, and from class will be dismissed for summer vacation at 10:30 a.m.. 4) 12:00 p.m. (NOON) EXTENDED DAY WILL CLOSE! There will be special Welcome Summer activities from 10:15 a.m. to Noon. 5) The School Office will be CLOSED AT 12:00 NOON AND WILL REOPEN Tuesday, June 17. Summer office hours are 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The office closes for the summer on June 30 and will reopen in August. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR PRE-K IS THURSDAY, JUNE 12! OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT FOR 2014 According to Archdiocesan policy, every volunteer who works with children must complete an initial Safe Environment Class. After doing so, volunteers must remain in compliance by completing an online refresher course every year. If you are a volunteer at St. Bernadette and have not yet taken the online class for 2014, please do so at this time. Parents needed to take this online class before May 1, 2014 in order to continue to volunteer at St. Bernadette Parish School. 1) Log into SETA Net (Safe Environment Training Database): On any computer with internet access, go to: www.seattle.setanet.org Click my Obligations. Enter your first Name, Last Name and Street Address (do not include city, state, zip). Click Submit. 2) Review your personal information and update your profile as necessary. Please make sure that all locations at which you work or volunteer are identified. 1. Example If you volunteer at your parish AND at your childs school, please make sure both locations are identified. 2. If you work/volunteer at a new parish or school, please make sure to add the new location to your profile. Verify accuracy of address and email address. Click button that says Update Information and Continue. 3) Class Assignments: You only need to complete ONE class each year to satisfy your training requirements. This course will be listed in the section titled, Classes You Are Currently Required to Take. Click the class title of the course you are required to take. Write down the logon and password that is assigned to you. 4) Take Online course: Click link below logon/password that says, Click Here to Open Praesidium Logon Window This will open a new page and send you to the Armatus webpage. Log-in using the logon/password given to you in SETA Net. Complete Course. Your SETA Net profile will be updated within 48 hours of completing the online course. According to our records, the volunteers listed below still need to take the online course for 2014. Amigable, Ponpimon Baker, Grace Baker, Warren Bale, Steve Blake, Joni Clark, Toby Cordero, Bonifacio Daza, Ray Anthony DeLaCruz(Snyder),Tonya Diaz, Gladys Dinh, Mai-Linh Do, Kathy Doherty, Paul Donatelli, Karen Dydasco, Darlene Esqueda, Yaneth Etzkorn, Betty Etzkorn, Scott Etzkorn, Tony Etzkorn, Tracy Gallagher, Donna Gallagher, Philip Garcia, Cainan Getas, Jaclyn Gonez, Efrem Heino, Sara Heino, Jeremy Hiner, Chad Hiner, Jennifer Ildefonso, Lolita Jelks, John Ketcherside, David Letrondo, Gil Letrondo, Regina Martin, Jill Martin, Michael Matsuzaki, Sabrina Mattsen, Aileen Mattsen, Alyson McDuffie, Mata Mendoza, Audrey Michaud, Maria Millard, Cara Nguyen, Hieu Nguyen, Thuy Olabre, Sonny Pham, Mai Phan, Thu Phuong, Ut Puriwal, Gurjit Silvernale, Joseph Silvernale, Kim Silvernale, Penny Simerly, Caroline Simmons, Stephanie Smart, Deloyce Smith, Kolleen Smith, Michael Snyder, Michael Tilahun, Saba Tran, Dao Tran, Giao Tran, The-Uyen Vo, Thanh Vu, Thu Wilkinson, Heather Wright, Patricia LUAU CANCELLED! Unfortunately, there was not enough attendee response for the Luau scheduled on June 7; therefore, it has been cancelled. All money previously collected will be refunded. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 206-244-4934. GENERAL PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEANING DAY The end of the year Cleaning Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with cleaning on this day. Mrs. Mendoza has several areas that need to be tidied up. This would be a great way to earn time toward your Parents Club Volunteer Commitment Hours for the 2014-15 school year. HOT LUNCH NEWS! The LAST DAY OF HOT LUNCH will be Friday, June 6th. Students will need to bring a lunch from home beginning June 9th through the end of the school year. Hot lunch statements through May are included in this Wednesday Note. JOG-A-THON 2013-2014 Pledge Sheets with money were due into the school office last Friday, May 23, 2014. Your childs lap slip was sent home last week. YEAR BOOKS The 2013-2014 School Yearbook has been passed out to those students who purchased one. If you purchased a yearbook and your child did not receive one, please contact Mrs. Armstrong at 206-244-4934. We have a limited amount of yearbooks available in the office for $22.00. AUCTION NEWS! The 27th Annual School Auction Procurement Packet was sent home last week. Auction items and/or monetary donation for the 2014-15 Returning Families was due Friday, May 30, 2014. Annual Auction, Up, Up and Away, will be held on November 14 & 15, 2014. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this exciting event! 2014 KENNEDY CATHOLIC SUMMER GUARD - Calling all 6th, 7th, 8th grade students and incoming 9th grade students! The award winning Kennedy Catholic Summer Guard is looking for 20+ students to carry flags during the Summer Seafair Parades with the Kennedy Catholic Marching Band. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Meet lots of new friends and have lots of fun in the sun. You will learn to spin flags and accompany the Marching Band in multiple Seafair parades with the finale being the Seafair Torchlight Parade. You could be on TV! Camp Dates will be June 24th and end July 26th. Practice sessions will be 7:00 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday at Kennedy Catholic High School. Cost: $125 per family ~ For more information contact Andrea Filer: akafiler@hotmail.com CYO SUMMER CAMP - A week at CYO Summer Camp can change a young persons life! Summer camp is more than just eating smores, swimming in the pool, and exploring the woods. CYO Summer Camp is about transforming lives through programs rooted in Catholic tradition and personal encounters with Jesus Christ. Lessons in problem solving, team work and the Catholic faith are taught through fun hands on games and high adventure activities away from smart phones and flat screens. Send your son or daughter or whole family to CYO Camp, those sacred memories will last a lifetime. Please contact us for more information! www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping ~ 206-382-4591 ~ cyo@seattlearch.org. mailto:akafiler@hotmail.comAthletic Association ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NEWS: Check out the St. Bernadette Panthers Official Website at http://stbernadettesea.org/extcurr/athletics.htm CALLING ALL UNIFORMS!!! 4th-8th graders we need ALL uniforms back! You can return all uniforms to the office. We are NOT asking for K-3 soccer T-shirts or Cross County T-shirts. We are ONLY asking for 4th-8th grade Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Baseball uniforms!! BASEBALL: A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the 5th grade boys! They played a great game on Sunday and took 2nd place in the CYO Nation league. Thank you players, coaches, and parents for a great season! ADULT SOFTBALL: Adult Softball is still OPEN! Anyone 21 years of age interested in playing, the 1st game is June 9th @ 6pm @ St Bs SOCCER - CYO 2014 Soccer Registration is Open!! Please see the attached flyer. Paper applications are NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED! Please take time to sign up early so CYO can prepare for the upcoming season. Soccer coaches are needed, anyone interesting in coaching, please contact Tina Hein 630-373-1800 or Clinton Turpen 206-769-7258 Webstie: http://stbernadettesea.org/extcurr/athletics.htm ENCLOSURES: - 2014-2015 K-8 Supply List - myOn Summer Reading Challenge Flyer - FINAL Hot Lunch Statement http://stbernadettesea.org/extcurr/athletics.htmSupply List for Grades K through 8 2014/2015 SUPPLY LIST K - 8 K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 No. 2 Pencils (Kindergarten My First #2 Ticonderoga) 24 36 48 36 36 36 x x Colored Pencils x x x x x x Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) x x x x 4 +10 Red marking Ball Point Pen 5 x x 3 +3 Pink Eraser (Pink Pearl) 1 1 2 3 2 x Pencil Cap Erasers 15 10 x Ruler (12 inch with centimeters) x x x x x x Pencil Box 8 x 5 x 2 $ $ $ $ x Zipper Pencil/Pen Bag x x 1 Crayons (Crayola Brand) 48 48 48 48 24 48 48 Colored Felt Markers (8 colors Crayola) 2 x x x x x x x Colored Pencils (36 count) x x x Water Colors (8 colors Crayola) x x x x Scissors (@ Fiskar requested) @ @ @ x x x x x Backpack (Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grs.-NO WHEELS) x x x x x x x x x *Pee Chee Folders (K, 1, 2, 4 bottom pocket) 4 6 2 6 2 6 7 Elmers Glue 1 1 1 small Glue Sticks (large) (solid) 6 4 4 4 2 2 4 2 Notebook paper (8 1/2 x 11 wide rule) 1 2 2 2 Notebook Paper (8 1/2 x 11 College rule) x 4 x +Large Loose-Leaf Binder (5th, 6th & 7th w/8 dividers) 2 x 1 x Spiral Notebook (8 1/2 x 11) *70 page $ 3 3* 3 6 6 4* 4* 6 +4* Student Planner (see below) + + + + + + Protractor (clear & open middle section) x x x x *New American Student Bible (Old & New Testament) * * * Webster Dictionary (*Pocket Size) x x x Thesaurus x x Dry Erase low odor markers & eraser* *x x x x !!Kleenex (box of 175 tissues) [2=1 Sept/1 Jan] 3 x 2 2 2 3 4 5 4 Paper towels [2=1 Sept/1 Jan] 2 x 3 2 3 3 24 5 4 Baby or Clorox Wipes (*2 each clorox/baby) 6 x 4* 4 3 3 3 5 4 x Needed NO Trapper Keepers NO mechanical pencils or decoration tops @ Fiskar scissors NO glitter crayons NO white out NO scented markers NO colored glue + Grades 3-8: purchase an Student Planner from office. ($5.00) * New American Student Bible All 6th-8th graders need to purchase this new bible in office ($10). $ Gr. K: send $5.00 for teacher to purchase box and notebook $ Gr. 1, 2, 3, & 4: send $3 for teachers to purchase boxes PLEASE LABEL ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME. School Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Coats, Lunch Boxes, etc. * Kindergarten 2 large boxes of crackers 1 in September/1 in January * K-2nd Grades - Ziplock Plastic Bags-Sizes: Families A-G (gallon); H-M (sandwich); N-S (quart); T-Z (snack) 4th & 5th Grades Expanding 13 Pocket Poly File (Accordion file) 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 * K-8 (Per Student) $8.00 or two reams of white paper in first week. (Please put students name on paper to get proper credit.) 6-4-14p8.pdfCheck out the St. Bernadette Panthers Official Website at