Broncos Bulletin

August & September 2019 - Bernal Intermediate

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Principal's Message

Dear Bernal Community:

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. We are off to a great start! Your students are awesome, full of respect, responsibility, safety and excellence. We feel very proud and fortunate to be your school. As we move forward, please be reminded of a few things:

  • As much as it might be convenient, the staff and bus parking lot are not available for you to use as a student pick up and drop off spot. Please respect these guidelines and support our goal of safety in the staff and bus parking lot.
  • Try not to have your student cross the street when dropping off or picking up from school. Again, this is a safety issue we want to support.
  • Please do not stop your car in the middle of the road to pick up your student. Pull over to the curb to pick up your student.
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook: @BernalBroncos Twitter: @BernalOgsd.
  • After school library hours begin Monday, August 26 from 2:30 to 3:20 pm. Library is available to all Bernal students, to complete homework, conduct research on the computers, or study/read quietly.Thank you for being a part of our school community. As always, take care of yourselves and each other.

Jamal Splane, Principal

Assistant Principal's Message

I hope you had a magnificent summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing Bernal learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. We are greatly excited to have our students back in the classrooms, the forum, and even the blacktop. It is wonderful to see our students filled with energy and eagerness for learning. I must thank our vibrant teachers that all stride for exceptional teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

“Binder Reminders” at Bernal can help students manage assignments, due dates, and projects. Jumping from elementary to secondary can seem a bit overwhelming; this tool is here to combat the anxiety. Your classroom teachers will be teaching students how to make the most of their time. However, as parents, there is so much more you can do at home to support the learning process. Here are the Top 10 things parents can do at home:

1. Participate at your child’s school

2. Make sure that homework gets done

3. Make sure that your child is ready to learn when they get to school

4. Teach your child to put things where they belong

5. Teach your child home study skills and perseverance

6. Make sure that they are to school on time every day

7. Allow your child to learn from success or failure

8. Practice discipline, respect, and self-respect at home

9. Know what your child is studying at school

10. Praise and encourage your child every day

If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, then please, feel free to call the main office so that they can schedule a time. I look forward to having a great 2019-2020 school year!


Miles Garner

Assistant Principal

Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 29th, 6:30-8pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

The invitation shown in the pictures below will be sent home with students on Monday, August 26th. Students will fill out the schedule during Advisory on 8/26. There will be a school map printed on the back to help find the location of your student's classes.

Back to School Night is designated for parents and guardians.

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Attention Parents! Please Make sure you are registered for School Loop!

See instructions below!

Labor Day - NO School - Monday, Sept. 2nd

Picture Day

Friday, Sep. 6th, 8am-2:30pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

Picture day is Friday, September 6th! Students will take their picture during their P.E. class.

Students will received their student ID the same day and the ID card must be worn daily at school.

Dining for Dollars Fundraiser - Five Stars Pizza

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 10am-9:30pm

125 Bernal Road

San Jose, CA

Enjoy some pizza while supporting Bernal!

Flyer and more information will be coming soon!

Back to School DANCE!

Friday, Sep. 13th, 2:45-5pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

Tickets will be on sale in the front office beginning Monday, September 9th for $5 cash or 25 Bronco Bucks. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the dance.

Mattress Fundraiser!

Saturday, Sep. 14th, 10am-5pm

6610 San Ignacio Avenue

San Jose, CA

Saturday, September 14th

10:00am - 5:00pm

Bernal Intermediate Gym

Facebook Event Link:

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Incentives for Bernal Students/Families:*

1 Referral: $25 Starbucks Gift Card

2 Referrals: $50 Starbucks Gift Card

3 Referrals: $100 Starbucks Gift Card

5 Referrals: $200 Starbucks Gift Card

10 Referrals: $500 Starbucks Gift Card

*Please note that if you are using this fundraiser to support your Washington DC trip, these incentives are not available.

Advisory Teacher incentive:

The Advisory class with the most referrals for people to buy mattresses gets a $50 Starbucks Gift Card!

Upcoming Spirit Days!

Friday 8/30 - Disney Day

Friday 9/6 - Picture Day (Free Dress day - district guidelines apply)

Friday, 9/13 - NEON Day!

Friday, 9/20 - Vans vs. Converse Day

Friday, 9/27 - Twins Day

**HSA Donation Drive!**

Bernal's Home & School Association is accepting direct donations to help support Bernal students and teachers! The donations are even tax deductible!

Donate online today using THIS LINK or pick up a flyer and envelope in the front office if you'd prefer to donate with cash or a check.

Term 1 Grades

Our first six-week term ends on Friday, September 27th.

Grades will be mailed home by Friday, October 11th.

Congratulations to the Bernal teachers awarded with an OGSD Vision Award!

Bernal Library Hours

Starting Monday, August 26th, the Bernal library will be open from 10:30am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday for the school year. Students are welcome to come in at lunch and after school to work on homework they have. Computers and printer are available for them to use for school work. It's also a great opportunity for them to use the time and space when they have group projects!

Questions About OGSD Bus Transportation?

Click HERE for more information about Oak Grove's General Education Bussing Transportation options.