Broncos Bulletin

April 2018 - Bernal Intermediate

April Spirit Days

Friday 4/13 - Denim Day!

Monday 4/16 - Bernal Spirit Wear!

Wednesday 4/18 - Rally Color!

Friday 4/20 - Dynamic Dui

Friday 4/27: Fancy Friday

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HSA Meeting

Thursday, April 12th, 7-8:30pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

Bernal's Home & School Association Meeting for April will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 7-8:30pm in Bernal's Library.

Super Saturday Session #5

Saturday, April 28th, 8:15am-12:30pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

Please read information below about Bernal's Super Saturday Sessions!

Super Saturday Academy Sessions

Our April Saturday Session will be held on April 28th from 8:15am-12:30pm. Permission slips will be sent home the week of 4/16.

So far, Bernal has held four Super Saturday Academy Sessions this year and they have been successful and a lot of fun for the students! Attending a Super Saturday Academy Session will allow students to make up one absence from this school year.

As a reward for attending a session, student will:

  • Earn 10 Bronco Bucks!

  • Be entered into a raffle to earn a pizza party for them and 5 friends!

  • Earn an In-n-Out certificate!

  • Be entered into a raffle to win a mile pass for P.E.!

Please encourage your child to attend the Super Saturday Academy Sessions (if they have any prior absences) to participate in exciting experiments, hands-on activities, and/or engineering challenges, and so much more! Here are two videos that capture the exciting learning that took place at the first two sessions: 12/9/17 Session, 1/20/18 Session

Mark your calendars for last Super Saturday session of the school year on Saturday, May 19th!

Please email Allison Crawford at if you have any questions!

Bernal's 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, June 7th, 12-1:30pm

285 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA

Bernal's 8th grade Promotion Ceremony will be held at Oak Grove High School on Thursday, June 7th at 12:00pm.

Students are required to attend school that day (early dismissal time is TBD).

Track and Field Meets

4/26 - Valley Christian (3:15-5:00pm)

5/4 - Santa Teresa H.S. (3:30-5:30pm)

5/15 - Christopher H.S. (Gilroy 2:30-5:30pm) - divisional finals (qualifiers only)

5/24 - Mount Pleasant H.S. (3:30-5:30pm) - section finals (qualifiers only)

One way buses are provided to the first 3 meets; you must arrange your own ride HOME!

Top 10 Bronco Buck Earners in March

Congratulations to the following students for being the top 10 earners of Bronco Bucks during March! Keep showing RISE behavior to earn your Bronco Bucks! :-)

1. Leo A. - 228 points!

2. Christopher G. - 126 points

3. Noah B. - 101 points

4. Noah G. - 93 points

5. Leo B. - 90 points

6. Charlize V. - 90 points

7. Isaiah B. - 83 points

8. Anandan P. - 80 points

9. Mayra M. - 68 points

10. Corey A. & Isaiah A. - 66 points

Bernal Library Hours in April

Bernal's library will be open after school only on Wednesdays and Thursdays thru the month of April.

Statewide Testing Notification

California students take several mandated statewide tests. These tests provide parents/guardians, teachers, and educators with information about how well students are learning and becoming college and career ready. The test results may be used for local, state, and federal accountability purposes. Please read the attached letters and Bernal's testing schedule for more information.

California Science Test (CAST)

A Parent Guide to Understanding the CAST

The California Science Test or CAST is part of the state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. The CAST will be field tested in 2017‒18 and be operational in 2018‒19. The CAASPP System is designed to give information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do. It also indicates whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or career when they graduate from high school.

Click this link or download the pdf below to get more information about the CAST.

Congratulations Mrs. Reed for Receiving a Vision for Maximum Use of Resources!


The recipients were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Actively seeks out and creatively plans for maximum use of time and money and the effective use of human and material resources in the school and community.
  • Effectively plans and implements for best use of resources.
  • Provides ongoing and constructive evaluation of the use of resources and the impact of the planned use on students, the classroom, and/or the school environment.


Tara Reed – School Counselor

Tara is a master at being able to provide the maximum amount of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support to children, given what's available within the school, district, as well as the community. She is an asset to Bernal.

Activities & Resources Offered at the SJ Public Libraries

There are a lot of activities for the coming months and summer!

There are different programs for all ages in different locations.

The Public Libraries next to our district are:

Santa Teresa. Edenvale. Seven Trees. Almaden.

If parents want resources in Spanish> Biblioteca Latinoamericana 921 South First St. San José, CA 95110 1-408-294-1237 (also part of the SJ Public library system)

The Four Mr. Mancias' on teacher dress up day!

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The Nightmare on Puberty Street Assembly was a success!

Meal Price Increase Effective March 1, 2018

January 30, 2018

Dear Parents and Families,

Oak Grove School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing all students with nutritious, well balanced meals to nourish their minds and bodies for learning.

This letter is to notify families of a meal price increase on regular priced lunches for both students and adults.

Lunch Meal price increase will be effective March 1, 2018.

Oak Grove School District School Lunch Prices

Jun 2007 - Feb 2018 (previous prices):

Student $2.75

Adult $3.25

New Prices Effective March 1, 2018

Student $3.00

Adult $3.50

- No change in Breakfast Meal price -

Free or Reduced Meal Applications

If you have not applied yet for free or reduced priced school meals, we encourage you to go to our website – – to complete an online application or you can pick up a paper application at your student’s school. Once an application is received and processed, a letter of determination will be sent to the provided address. If a student is approved for free or reduced meal prices, their status is effective the day of approval.

Memo in Vietnamese

Memo in Spanish

Santa Teresa High School Freshman Parent Campus Tours

Attention Parents of 8th graders attending Santa Teresa High School next year!

Parent Campus Tours at STHS:

When: 4/19, 5/3, at 9:00am

Where: Santa Teresa Library

Who: PARENTS of 8th grades students who will be attending STHS next year. (NO students should attend, as they should be in school during this time)

If you'd like to RSVP or have any questions, please contact Elvin Jackson, the Parent Community Involvement Specialist for Santa Teresa at (408) 347- 6233 or

Santa Teresa HS Dance & Cheer Tryouts

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Nakland - Free Resource Fair and Children's Carnival, 4/21/18, 10am-3pm

Strengthening Families Program has come to an end for this year

We had a great graduation last week Thursday, March 22nd. The parents and the teens had a great time in the class and the staff were sad to see them go. Thank you for yet another successful group. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make this group happen. The staff say this was the absolute best behaved group they have ever had and that is a real blessing.

Ceramics is coming back to Bernal!

Amazing news!

Thanks to some very generous donors, Ms. Juhasz was able to raise $5,433.14 for a new kiln and clay to bring back a ceramics program at Bernal!

Check out this article - Ripple donated $29 million to fund all active Donorschoose projects, including Ms. Juhasz's:

Thank you, everyone, for all your support along the way!

Allison R. Juhász, M.Ed

Art Teacher

Bernal Intermediate

Stop. Think. Connect

National Cyberbullying Awareness Campaign. Click above for more information.

Math Tutoring

Need extra support with Math?

Math tutoring is held on Mondays thru Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30pm in room 212 by Mr. Mancias. It is open to ALL students!

Language Arts Tutoring

Need extra support with Language Arts?

Language Arts tutoring is held on Tuesdays from 2:30-4pm and Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm in room 219 with Ms. Sisco. It's open to all students!

Bellarmine's Summer Programs

The Bellarmine Summer Programs registration system is now live - click here to register today!

The Bellarmine Summer Programs team is very excited to present new offerings that will allow your sons and daughters to learn and grow throughout the summer. In an effort to accommodate your summer planning options, we have added several all-day opportunities in our K through eighth grade offerings. We have also created several one, two, and three-week options to avoid conflicts with vacation planning and other commitments.

Where to go to browse for courses:

Where to go to register:

General Summer Programs Info:

K-5: We now offer all-day camp options from 7-5 for our K-5 campers. Check out the site for details on our Breakfast Club with early drop-off, Lego STEAM and Robotics, Ceramics, Sports Camps and After camp activities. Find out more here:

5th through 8th: Our middle school offerings are the best in the area, from guitar to robotics, STEM to Makerspace, Shakespeare to mythology, Basketball to Frisbee, our 5th through 8th grade offerings cover the widest range of interests for middle school girls and boys in the area.

9th through 12th: Our high school offerings include academics courses for preview, remediation and acceleration. Test preparation courses and study skills courses are also available to complement our academic offerings. Finally, our enrichment and athletics offerings can round out any high school student’s interests.

It would be our pleasure to serve your family’s needs - we hope to see you this summer!

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Get Affordable Internet Access at Home

Apply to get affordable internet access at home:

Volunteers Needed for Noon Duty & After School Crosswalk Support!

We need the help of community members to ensure our students are safe during lunch and after school. Please see Mrs. Berg if you would like to learn more and to sign up!

Click here to volunteer!!!!