Viking Family Digest
September 13, 2022
PBIS Kickoff Assemblies
Be Seen and Heard Program
Be Seen and Heard©2.0, a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse awareness program, was held for Bernotas students on September 8th. Be Seen and Heard©2.0 is an age-appropriate, engaging curriculum created by professional speaker Victor Pacini that focuses on the difference between safe and unsafe touch and the importance of having trusted heroes, someone the child trusts and can turn to for help. To learn more about Erin’s Law or the Be Seen and Heard©2.0 curriculum, visit www.erinslaw.org or www.victorpacini.com.
What’s Happening in the LMC?
- All ELA classes visited the LMC for a library orientation.
- Students are allowed to check out 2 books for 3 weeks.
- Research (Intro to the BIG 6) lessons in 8th grade English Language Arts classrooms
- Primary + secondary source lessons in 7th grade social studies classrooms
- Small groups and large groups visited the LMC for various learning opportunities and activities (read aloud, extra support, etc.).
- Science fiction books will be our SPOTLIGHT genre!
7th Grade Springfield Trip Meeting
Current 7th grade students have an opportunity to travel to Springfield, Illinois in April 2023 to tour the many monuments, museums, and historical sites this amazing city has to offer! You and your student(s) are cordially invited to an informational meeting about the 2023 Springfield trip on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. During the meeting, we will talk about travel dates, potential tour itinerary, and tour cost. We will also have time to answer any questions you may have. Enrollment for the tour will open after the meeting. These tours are such a great educational opportunity for students. We hope to see many of our 7th graders (and parents) at the meeting to hear all about it!
Pre-order your yearbook now to take advantage of early pricing! Order before October 7th to get your yearbook for only $30. For a limited time, you can choose up to four free icons when you purchase name personalization for your cover. This book tells stories of Viking pride and community, don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind keepsake. Place your orders here: Bernotas Yearbook
Thank you to those parents who signed up on our google form! The Bernotas PTO is looking forward to new fundraising opportunities and fun activities for the kids! Our first meeting is September 14th at 6pm in the Learning Center. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. If you are still interested, please fill out the google form! Thank you! Bernotas PTO Volunteer From
School Event Safety
At school events, the district is investing in enhanced communication and signage, an app that allows attendees to report concerns at events, and additional security guards at home football games. District 155 will not allow anyone to re-enter school events and no bags, no balls, no outside drinks or food will be allowed (unless for medical purposes). The Crystal Lake and Cary police departments will continue to have a police presence at District 155 home football games. At Crystal Lake Central, middle and elementary school students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to enter the stadium. Thank you for your continued support.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and last week was National Suicide Prevention Week. As we all know, the pandemic has impacted everyone's mental health, especially adolescents. Many citizens have felt isolated and alone during these times. This is why, now more than ever, it is important to be aware of warning signs and ways to help those in need. The link below identifies suicide warning signs and actions you can take, as well as resources and helplines if you have concerns. Some of these resources are also posted on the D47 website under Students/Mental Health Resources & Support.
We thank you for your continued support at home, reinforcing PBIS expectations for the week.
Your PBIS Cafeteria tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we clean up all food, drinks, and garbage in our area.
Your PBIS Cafeteria tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we keep all food, drinks, and garbage inside the cafeteria.
Your PBIS Cafeteria tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we keep track of our personal belongings, like lunch boxes and water bottles.
Your PBIS Cafeteria tidbit for today is: We are safe when we remain seated until we are dismissed or ask permission to get up for something.
Your PBIS Cafeteria tidbit for today is: We are safe when we walk to our destination.
Clubs & Activities Sept 2022
10th Inning - On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the 10th Inning Study Hall, located in the library media center will be open in order to enable students to complete homework, engage in research or to provide a quiet place to study under supervision until 4:15pm. On Wednesday and Fridays hours are until 3pm.
Anime Club - Sept 12th, 19th, 26th meets in Room 30. From 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Contact Mrs. Plunkett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Club - Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th meets in Room 30. From 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Contact Mrs. Plunkett at email@example.com. Please sign up. Limited to the first 30 students, due to space.
Chess Club: Monthly starting Tuesday Sept 20th in room 8. From 2:20pm-3:00pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Chess? Do you know how to play Chess? Do you want to see how quickly you can beat your opponent? Whether you are an expert player or you have never played Chess before please join us. Contact Mrs. Bouchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorus Club: Every Monday, Thursdays meets in room 40. Starting Sept 12th from 2:20pm - 3:15pm. Contact Mr. Price at email@example.com. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:20pm - 3:15pm.
Debate Club: Monthly on Mondays meets in room 35. Starting Sept 12th from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Debate club is the place for students that love to have a friendly and lively discussion about a variety of topics. We meet once a month, and our debates take place every other month. Google code: 7cd2in2. Contact Mrs. Rodio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Club: Meeting dates: Aug 30th, Sept 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (Tuesdays). Cost is $5.00 each time. Golf Club Permission Slip Students will ride bus to Turnberry Golf Club 9600 Turnberry Trail, Village of Lakewood at 2:15pm. Students will need to coordinate rides home at promptly 3:30pm. Please contact Mr. Krol email@example.com or Mr. Wise firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry Potter Club: Starts Monday Sept 19th from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in room 35. Harry Potter Club is the place for all muggles wishing they were wizards! We meet once a month to share all things Harry Potter, play games, and watch the movies. Please contact Mrs. Rodio email@example.com for more information.
Lego: Meets on Mondays from 2:15pm - 3:15pm in room B10. Use her Legos or bring your. Contact Mrs. Mattoon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nail Club: Starts Aug 29th from 2:15pm - 3:45pm in Room 26. Check Google Classroom code: DSJQ2KP for dates! Contact Mrs. Shields at email@example.com for more information.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) - Date Sept 19th meet in cafeteria. If you have a question for a teacher, please contact Jen Campisi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittany Stefani at email@example.com. National Junior Honor Society (NJHS): NJHS is a service organization open to 7th and 8th graders with high academic standards and criteria. Members participate in community projects and also enjoy social functions at Bernotas. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and display positive character. The application process opens in the spring for the following year.
VHA-Viking Human Alliance - Starts Tues Sept 13th in Room 33 from 2:15pm - 3:00pm. Viking Human Alliance (VHA) is a safe space for all students who are part of the LGBTQ community or are allies. We strive to create a more inclusive community at Bernotas for ALL students. Contact Mrs. Gieb firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Edwards email@example.com
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