Bruin Press September 10, 2019 Edition
Thursday, Sep. 12th - 8 AM - School Mass, led by 5th Grade - Exaltation of the Cross/Holy Name of Mary
Friday, Sep. 13th - Fourth Turn In Date for Raffle Ticket Contest
Friday, Sep. 13th - 2:30 PM, Gym - Fall Pep Rally
Saturday, Sep. 14th - 6:15, Grand Salon - SSVM Presentation, Tour of Convent, Potluck Dinner
Wednesday, Sep. 18th - Ursuline/Jesuit Visits by 8th Grade
Thursday, Sep.19th - North Texas Giving Day
Thursday, Sep.19th - 6:00 PM, Cafeteria - Home and School Potluck Dinner
Friday, Sep. 20th - 6:00 PM, Cafeteria - SBS Carnival Bingo Night
Friday, Sep. 21st - 12-9 PM - SBS Carnival
Monday, Sep. 23rd - School Photos
Friday, Sep. 27th - HALF DAY, dismissal at 12:10 - Fair Day
Thursday, Oct. 3rd - 9 AM, Back Parking Lot - Blessing of the Pets
Saturday, Oct. 5th - Bubb Recycling Day
Monday, Oct. 7th - 6:00-7:30 PM, St. Rita School - Catholic High School Preview Night
SAVE THE DATES
BRUIN BITS - DATES & DETAILS
Fall Pep Rally - Friday, September 13th
Convent Tour, Presentation, Potluck Dinner - Saturday, September 14th
We would also like to invite you to join us on Saturday, September 14th at 6:15 PM for a bilingual presentation about our community Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matata, SSVM, followed by an open house of the convent and a potluck dinner in the Grand Salon Room.
We hope you will be able to join us for all or even part of the celebrations!
Mother Servant of the Cross and Sister Angeles
Scheduled Giving is Now Open!
North Texas Giving Day is just 9 days away! Did you know you can schedule your online gift today? Now through September 18th at midnight, just go to https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/st-bernard-of-clairvaux-catholic-school.
All those who donate at least $100 will be entered in a raffle to win two free Gala tickets to the Adolphus this year! This is an outstanding opportunity to support our school and get free tickets to the event of the year!
Why support SBS through North Texas Giving Day? Read the Pagels' testimonial below about how SBS was such a wonderful gift for their son, Stevie. And there are many more stories of how your funds - large and small - truly help transform our students from eager young children into the bright, motivated, and faith-filled adults our world needs.
WHY WE GIVE
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux created a safe learning environment where my son, Stevie Pagel, was valued, and his love for others and for learning was truly fostered. We give because we want to ensure that the same positive experiences that we had will continue to pave the way for future generations. We give because we want to make sure that SBS' most valuable resources - our teachers - are adequately recognized for their dedication and hard work.
Stevie attended St. Bernard’s for 10 years. He started as a pre-K baby and ended up an amazing, intelligent, and kindhearted young man! As a Catholic family, our goal was to have our son in a religious school where he could learn his Faith and become a man of morals. I thank St. Bernard’s for helping us educate our son to become just that. St. Bernard’s is our parish and our Catholic home. We will be forever grateful for the kindness of the teachers, staff, and clergy who guided our son on this journey. Ms. Sally Walsh is a shining star of St. Bernard’s as she walked with Stevie and helped him grow in knowledge and independence!! Thanks to everyone at St. Bernard of Clairvaux who participated in Stevie’s education! He is a great kid!!!! Y’all did a great job!! And this is why we give!"
Polly Hendler Pagel, mother of Stevie Pagel, a former SBS student who now attends Bishop Lynch
Home & School Potluck Dinner - Thursday, September 19th
Classroom dish assignments are as follows:
Main Course - 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th
Side Dish - PK4, Kinder, 1st, 8th
Dessert - PK3, 3rd, 5th
The main course will be centered around chicken dishes, with corresponding sides. Bring enough to feed 4 - 8 people per dish.
Church Carnival - Friday, September 20th - Saturday, September 21st
Friday Evening - 6 PM, Cafeteria - Bingo Night
Saturday 12 - 9 PM - Food, Games, & Entertainment
Eager to see Mr. McCormick in the Dunk Tank? Eat your favorite carnival food and win fun prizes? Here is your chance for the whole family - and all your friends and neighbors - to enjoy a festive and fun-filled day. So mark your calendars now and look out for your sign up sheets.
The carnival raffle ticket competition is heating up as we enter the final week! See Bruin Business for the latest tallies.
Parent Participation Needed at St. Bernard Community Carnival
Carnival Raffle Ticket Update
As of the end of last week, 4th Grade is in first place, with 3rd Grade close behind. However, 8th Grade is now coming in strong. Will there be a dark horse winner next week?
Concession Stand Signup Genius
SBS Athletics and the Athletic Committee are looking for volunteers to help man the concession stand while our Bruins are playing at home. If you are interested in obtaining FUN volunteer hours please click on the Sign Up Genius link below and select the times that you wish to volunteer. NEXT DATE NEEDED FOR CONCESSION VOLUNTEERS IS SEP. 28TH.
Concession Stand Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4fadaf283-sports
Catholic High School Preview Night
REMINDER: Virtue of the Month is Faith
Did you take the time out of your busy week last Tuesday to read about our Virtue of the Month - FAITH? No worries, if you didn't here is a friendly reminder.
The flag football team will be playing its first game of the season on Sunday, Sep. 15th at the STA Football Field at 1:15 PM. They will be playing the MIS 6th Grade team in their first outing. Go Bruins!
The boys varsity football team (which is listed under St. Patrick in the schedule above) will be playing their first game of the season this coming Sunday, Sep. 15th at Bishop Lynch at 2:00 PM. They will be playing a non-conference game against STA. Come on out and cheer them on!
Girls Volleyball - 7th Grade
The 7th Grade volleyball team will be starting its season with a non-conference game against St. Mark at the St. Mark Gym on Saturday, Sep. 14th at 1:00 PM. Let's go, Bruins!
Girls Volleyball - 8th Grade
The 8th Grade volleyball team began its season with non-conference games against POP and Holy Trinity this past Saturday at the St. Bernard gym, splitting the games with a win against POP and a loss to Holy Trinity. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Lady Bruins!
They will be playing a non-conference game against All Saints next Saturday, Sep. 14th, at 12:00 PM at All Saints.
Middle School Religion
For example, 7th Grade is doing the series on Thy Kingdom Come, which takes an in-depth journey into the authentic life of Jesus as seen in the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew 6:20,24, Jesus says, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon." Students discussed the concept of mammon - a term used to describe gluttony, excessive materialism, greed, and unjust worldly gain - and were asked, "What is your mammon?" Answers were both honest and thought-provoking: cell phones, social media, x-box, sweets, sleeping - and led to further discussion on the role of these items in their lives as young Christians.
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Southeastern Europe in 1910. She lived in India for most of her life, working as a nun among the destitute people of the Calcutta slums. She founded the Missionaries of Charity religious order, which has grown to over 4500 nuns active in over 100 countries today. Winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she traveled the globe, meeting popes, presidents, and royalty. But she never forgot her mission of serving the poorest of the poor, always willing to take on the most menial tasks. In fact, she often said she was simply "God's pencil - a tiny bit of pencil with which he writes what he likes."
Mother Teresa stressed the importance of prayer, love, humility, kindness, forgiveness, compassion - all traits we hope to inspire in our SBS students on their journey through life.
Sr. Maria de los Angeles Garcias, SSVM, 6th-8th Grade History and Religion
Sister Angeles was captured diving into teaching her first few weeks of school in this featured picture in The Texas Catholic Newspaper.
What is the most interesting place you have travelled?
The Holy Land and Rome - when I was there, I wished I could have stayed there to live. It left me speechless.
What is your favorite book or movie and why?
One of my favorite books is Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. Caussade, S.J., because it keeps me focused on doing the will of God no matter what.
What famous person would you like to meet some day?
Saint John Bosco, because he is the patron of the youth and the children.
This past week was short but busy, as the SBS community gears up for North Texas Giving Day and the Carnival, both important fundraisers for our school and community. Many of our students had the opportunity to interact with Bishop Lynch students this week as the BL students began volunteer service hours helping out at SBS. Meanwhile, extracurricular activity ramped up this week, with the After School Drama Program beginning Thursday, and sports teams all hard at work practicing for the start of the fall season.