Bruin Press October 29, 2019 Edition


Tuesday, Oct. 29th - Tuesday Night Bites - Monster Yogurt

Wednesday, Oct. 30th - 6:30 PM, SBS Gym - 7th Grade Volleyball Playoff Game

Thursday, Oct. 31st - Costume Contest

Friday, Nov. 1st - 8:00 AM - School Mass, led by Kinder/1st Grades - All Saints Day & Christian Witness Awards Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 1st - 8:00 AM, Tenison Park Golf Course - SBS Golf Tournament (rescheduled)

Monday, Nov. 4th - 6:00 PM, Library - Home & School Board Meeting

Monday, Nov. 4th - 6:30 PM, White Rock Ale House - Dad's Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 6th - 6:00 PM, The Lot - Gala Committee Meeting

Monday, Nov. 11th - Picture Retake Day

Friday, Nov. 15th - 6:00 PM, Cafeteria - Chili Cook Off & Bingo Night

Dates & Details

SBS Spirit Night - Tuesday Nite Bites

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Volleyball Playoffs! Come support our JV team

Our 7th Grade Volleyball team is undefeated going into the playoffs! Come cheer them on to victory here at the St. Bernard gym on Wednesday night (Oct. 30th) at 6:30 PM. Go Bruins!!

Playoff Details:

1st round: Wed. Oct. 30th SBS vs. St. Rita time: 6:30 pm location: St. Bernard

2nd round (if necessary): Thurs. Nov. 7th time: 6:00 pm location: St. Bernard

Finals (if necessary): Saturday Nov. 9th time: 2:50 pm location: Bishop Lynch HS


Friday, November 1st is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. The school Mass will be on Friday this week at 8 AM, led by our kindergarten and 1st grade students, and will include a procession of saints and a special song. Please note that there will be no school Mass on Thursday.

Message From Mother Servant and Sister Angeles

Summary of history of All Saints Day and why Catholics celebrate it.

Chili Cook Off and Bingo Night - Fri, Nov 15

Back by popular demand - BINGO NIGHT and CHILI COOK OFF! Sign up to enter your famous recipe and claim the title of the best SBS chili! Mark your calendars for this fun family event!!/showSignUp/10c0c4caba62da5fe3-bingo

Afterschool Chess Club Starting Soon!

Does your child want to learn to play chess, or develop advanced chess skills? Register now to join the new afterschool chess club starting November 20th, grades K-8! Classes will be held on 7 Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 PM through Chess Wizards. Please see the flyer for further details and to register.


All Souls - Saturday, November 2nd

If you would like to commemorate your loved one in the Novena of Masses for All Souls, return your Remembrance envelope on Friday morning at drop off or at morning school mass.

Poinsettia Sales!

St. Bernard is selling beautiful red poinsettias for the holidays. Each poinsettia is $10 and grows 13-15 inches tall with 5 blooms. They will be delivered the first week of December. They make a great gift for neighbors, family and coworkers or purchase to use as part of your holiday decorating or donate one to the church altar to commemorate a loved one. For added convenience, you can purchase poinsettias at our H&S online store We also have volunteer opportunities if you wanted to help sell after church masses.

Pain Free Fundraising

Box Tops

No more clipping - use your smartphone to earn money for St. Bernard. Simply buy box top products, download the Box Top app, and scan your receipt. Each box top earns our school 10 cents, so get started with your next shopping trip!

Amazon Smiles

Did you know Amazon will donate money to St. Bernard with every purchase you make? Select St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School as the charity of your choice on your Amazon Prime account, and make sure to shop using the website (which includes all items on the regular Amazon website).


Did you choose to participate in the SCRIP program this year? The upcoming holiday season is a perfect time to meet that $200 requirement! Use Scrip cards for all your holiday shopping, or purchase gift cards for friends and family. If you need to register for SCRIP, the school "enrollment code" is BEA56AD18433.


The Halo Initiative

The HALO Initiative partners with scholarship organizations to coordinate more than $1.9 million in direct, need-based tuition assistance each year to students across Dallas area Catholic schools. Priority round applications commence November 1st.

If you'd like to learn more about the Halo Initiative, including information about applying for financial aid to St. Bernards or to Catholic high schools in the area, please check out the following website:

The Jethusby Scholarship Fund

Have you heard of The Jethusby Scholarship Fund for Latino students? All Latino children who have at least one parent born outside the United States and are enrolled in or have applied to a Diocese of Dallas Catholic elementary school in grades 1 – 8 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. For further details, please see the website below and view the video:
Jethsuby 18 Speak Up Video


Guille Luna - Admissions

Guille was raised in Wills Point, TX, a quiet little town 50 miles east of Dallas. She comes from a family of ten in which she is the youngest. She has two sisters who entered the religious life; Sr. Esther Marie who entered the Missionaries of Charity and Sr. Maria Virgen Prometida who entered the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. Guille came to live in Dallas 11 years ago and has a daughter, Brisa, who is in fourth grade at St. Bernard School. A few of the things that Guille enjoys are being in the company of family and friends, taking walks with her daughter, and spending time in adoration.


What is your dream vacation and who would you take with you? My dream vacation would be to visit Rome with my four sisters & hope to catch a glimpse of our Holy Father.

What is your favorite book and why? Divine Mercy in my Soul, Diary of St. Maria Faustina; her life is incredible and it makes you see your own suffering in a different way.

What famous person would you like to meet some day? I would have loved to meet Pope John Paul II, and just be in the presence of one of our greatest saints of our times


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Basketball practices will start the week of November 12th, and current physicals must be turned in prior to the first practice. Information and physical forms are below.

2019-20 SBS Basketball Information

SBS Physical/Health Form for Athletics

Cross Country

Congratulations to our Cross Country team, which has finished its final meet. Our team put in tremendous effort both in practices and at meets, and had a successful season. Way to go, Bruins!

Flag Football

On Sunday, the Flag Football team suffered a loss to St. Mark. They have one final game next Sunday to finish out the regular season.

NEXT GAME: St. Thomas 5th (Away) - Sunday 11/3/19, 3:45 PM - Bishop Lynch HS

PLAYOFFS will be Sunday, November 10th and Sunday, November 17th, with the Championship game on Saturday, November 23rd. All 8 teams are in the playoffs.

Boys Football

The Boys Football Team played Bishop Dunne on Sunday, and earned their first victory in a hard-fought game, winning 36-14. With 3 touchdowns by Max, an interception by Gerardo, and some impressive kicking by Jared, it was a great team effort all around against a very physical opponent. Way to end the regular season, Bruins!

PLAYOFFS will be Sunday, November 10th and Sunday, November 17th, with all 7 teams in the playoffs. The Catholic Bowl will be on Saturday, November 23rd and the 8th Grade All Star Game will be on Sunday, November 24th.

Girls Volleyball - 7th Grade

Undefeated going into Saturday's games, the Bruins had a monster day. They played three games against one loss teams, winning each decisively in two sets. The Lady Bruins finished the season with a 7-0 record, and rank 1st in the D2 West Division!

PLAYOFFS will be Tuesday, October 29th through Friday, November 8th. All Championship matches will be played on Saturday, November 9th. See Dates & Details for the schedule.

Girls Volleyball - 8th Grade

The 8th Grade Volleyball team had a difficult day on Saturday, losing to both Highlands and St. Joseph to finish out the regular season. While they narrowly missed the playoffs this year, they played hard and showed great effort all season, and we applaud them as they wind up their final year of volleyball at St. Bernard.


Week 11

The recent Knights of Columbus family event was a big hit for some of our families! Meanwhile, SBS celebrated Pink Day in support of breast cancer prevention on Tuesday, and then on Sunday, our SBS saints showed up for the school Mass at 11:00 AM. SBS students also served as alter servers, choir members, lectors, and gift bearers, with everyone enjoying donuts after Mass in the courtyard.


St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School

Laurie Senecal , M.Ed., LDT, CALT