Bede Buzz 2.0
April 29, 2021
April 30: Teacher Inservice-No School
First Holy Communion Dates - May 1@10am and 1 pm and May 8 @10am and 1 pm at St. Peter's Church in Antioch; Please contact Mary Richards at email@example.com with any questions.
May 7: 7th/8th grade May Tribute & Candle Ceremony Mass
May 19: WALK-A-THON
June 4: Last day of school for 8th grade
June 4: 8th-grade Awards Ceremony, at 5 p.m. at St. Peter's Church
June 5: 8th-grade Graduation, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church
June 7: Last Day of School for PreK-7
Message from the Principal
Hello Fellow Falcons and Happy Friday,
Congratulations, to our 8th graders who received their Confirmation this past weekend. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide you in all that you do!!
Best wishes to our students who are preparing to make their First Communion over the next few weeks. Spring is such a wonderful time to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the most blessed sacrament.
Peace and joy,
St. Bede School, Principal
St. Bede School Co-Ed Intramural Basketball
Now that we're able to restart our Intramural Basketball program, we're reopening registration one more time as a courtesy to students in grades 4-8 that are now interested. We will resume the week of Monday, April 12. Students in grades 4-7 will go for 4 weeks, and 8th grade will run for 6 weeks. The cost is only $10, but will not include a t-shirt since those have already been ordered and distributed.
Monday - Practice
Tuesday - Practice
No Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays
Students MUST have a valid physical on file with the Athletic Association prior to being allowed to participate. Physicals need to be dated within 395 days of participation. Athletics does not have access to the student's school file at the office - a separate one must be submitted. If we have yours on file from Volleyball, you are good. If it has expired or you are new to the Athletic program, you must submit a valid physical prior to the start date. Please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will close Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Online Registration Link:
Please contact Tina Lutzke with any additional questions or concerns:
email@example.com or 414-322-1557
Caritas/Phoenix 2021-2022 Updates
-We are in need of Committee Members for the Golf Outing! The Golf Outing is scheduled for August 28th at 3 pm. Contact Becky Dressendorfer if you are willing to help out planning this event. firstname.lastname@example.org
-We have two more Falcon Night Outs scheduled for this year.
**Panda Express Tuesday, May 11th all day. Bring in the attached flyer so St. Bede can earn some of the proceeds that day!
**Dogs N Suds Tuesday, June 1st, 4-8 pm. St. Bede will earn a percentage of the proceeds for each event, so enjoy another night off from cooking!!
-Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7th. Check your emails from room parents. The PA needs your help in making this week extra special for our teachers and staff! They do so much for our students each and every day so we can’t wait to spoil them this week! More information about the week will be sent home soon! Thank you to all that have sent in pictures and responses!
-The 8th-grade class is going to host “Penny Wars” May 10-14th. Bring in your pennies, dollar bills, quarters, nickels, or dimes to deposit in your class bucket. Pennies and dollars will count towards a positive amount in your bucket. Quarters, nickels, and dimes count as a negative deposit in the class bucket. The class that raises the most money by the end of the week will receive an extra recess and an ice cream treat! All proceeds will help support end of the year activities for the 8th graders! See the attached flyer for more information!
-Bake Sale made a total of $1,110.00 this year! Thank you all for your donations! We will be planning something special for the students at the end of the year! There will not be an all school bake sale at the end of the year.
-Last uniform day will by May 28th! The PA will be hosting a Uniform Resale on June 3rd from 3:30-6 pm. More information will be coming out soon!
-Box Tops Contest: WE HAVE FINALLY REACHED OUR BOX TOP GOAL OF $200.00! We have raised $220.20! For every box top that is turned in, the school earns 10 cents! Since we reached our goal, Mrs. Rybarczyk is going to dye her hair blue! Look for her in the halls in the next couple of weeks so you can see her new hair dye!!!
-COOKBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE! Order forms for the cookbooks have been sent home. We have a limited quantity and will be given out first-come, first-serve. They are $20.00 for 1 and $35.00 for 2. See the attached flyer if you need another order form!
-Our next PA meeting will be held on May 12th at 6:30 pm. This will be a closed session so the board can create our calendar of events for next year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nikki Brooks at email@example.com
-Co-Chairperson for Book Fair
-Yearbook Coordinator for 2021-2022 School Year Committee Members
-Golf Outing 2021
COVID-19 Response Topics
● Parents should notify school immediately if:
○ Student isn’t feeling well
○ Student is going to have a COVID test
■ Student test results (positive and negative)
○ Student or family member in household has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
○ Someone in the household has tested positive
● School gathers information to file report with the OCS Nursing staff
○ When was the student last in school
○ Who were they with?
● School files report within 4 hours of notification
● OCS Nursing staff follow up to provide the following possible items:
○ Individual Quarantine information
○ Close Contact and Casual Contact communications
○ Health Department tracing report
● Only after the OCS Nursing staff provide their report does the school send out communication either close contact or casual contact. This can take some time, so if families or students choose to share their information with others prior to the school reports being completed, there is a lag in school communication.
● Through contract tracing and reporting there is a possibility that families are not notified if the individual hasn’t been at school for a number of days, so again if individuals share their personal information, there may be a void of communication for the school because it isn’t warranted.
● If your student is sent home because of a close contact, they should be monitored and avoid all public gatherings during that close contact quarantine period. I know this is difficult as they may feel fine and have no symptoms, but during this time they could be developing a viral load and become symptomatic within that window and then would have exposed people.
Faithful citizenship is key. We expect our families to take personal responsibility for the common good as well as their own safety. We rely on parents to keep children home when they are sick. Sometimes it is hard to tell in the morning if a child is truly ill or just having a hard time waking up. Please err on the side of caution during this time. Children should not come to school if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
It is important that you contact your doctor and follow the advice of a trained medical professional before returning to school. Please do not administer fever-reducing, cough, or stomach settling medicine and send sick students to school. While it may be an unexpected inconvenience for you in the morning, we believe this is a much better alternative than having to close the entire school because of an outbreak. You are instrumental in helping us to control COVID-19. Please let your employer know of our policy in advance. We need your cooperation now more than ever.
Thank you to those families who were extra cautious this week!! Your support means the world to us!