New Parent Orientation St. Bernard’s School June 4, 2008 Agenda Buddy Program St. Bernard’s School Staff PTC Board Members PTC Responsibilities Upcoming Events Tuition Payment Options Parental Obligation Profit Obligation Agenda (Cont) Parish Obligation Dress Code Uniform Shop Arrival/Dismissal Procedure Adult Religious Education Classes Volunteer Training & Finger Printing Lunch Program: Grades 1-8 St. Bernard’s School Staff Pastor Msgr. Ivo Rocha School Principal Gary Abate School Secretary Mary Costa School/SCRIP Secretary Tracy Kriskovich School Bookkeeper Sue Barnes PTC Board Members President Cynthia Jimenez President Elect Stephanie Palmer Treasurer Alice Schopf Secretary Cathy Fisher Past President Diana Silveira What Will My “PTC” Do for Me? Provide leadership and support for fundraisers Publish results of each function, including net profit for each event Preside over 4 quarterly meetings for parents and staff Wednesday, August 13 & Thursday, August 14, 2008 Thursday, October 16, 2008 Thursday, February 11, 2009 Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Upcoming Events 2008-2009 Aug. 13 First Day of School Aug. 13 Back to School Night K-5 Aug. 14 Back to School Night 6-8 TBA Golf Tournament* TBA Sally Foster Gift Wrap* Sept.19 – 21 Fall Festival Oct. 16 PTC Wine & Cheese Meeting Oct. 28 Kindergarten Hosted Lunch for staff Oct. 28 – Oct. 30 Fall Book Fair TBA Sally Foster Distribution Nov. 7 Refreshments at 8th Grade Harvest Festival Nov. 8 Harvest Dinner* Upcoming Events 2008-2009 (Cont) Dec. 1 – Feb 13 Candy Sale* Dec. 17 Christmas Program Jan. 25 – Jan. 31 Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30 Grandparents/Special People Brunch Jan. 31 Italian Dinner and Dance* Feb. 11 PTC Meeting TBA Spell-A-Thon* Mar. 23 First Grade Hosted Lunch for Staff April 25 Alumni Tuition Assistance Gala Mar. 24 – Mar. 26 Spring Book Fair May 27 PTC meeting and End of Year BBQ * PTC Fundraiser 2008/2009 Tuition Payment Options Tuition Commitment due at registration Full payment with a 3% discount, must be postmarked or received by Parish office by July 15 2 Payments (FACTS – automatic deduction from acct.) ½ payment due July ½ payment due December 10-month payment plan (FACTS – automatic deduction from acct.) Parental Obligation Parental obligation of 30 volunteer hours per school year 10 hours required at fall festival 20 hours required at various school functions $50 charge for each hour not worked by a parent by April 30, 2009 Parents must complete all the hours they have committed to even if they have already met their obligation. Profit Obligation (Indicates profit achieved not amount spent) One Child = $ 500 Two Children = $ 550 Three Children = $ 600 Four Children = $ 650 This is achieved by participating in: Scrip PTC Fundraising Parish Obligation Weekly Obligation 50% mass attendance tracked by envelope usage Additional Tuition $600 will be added to each student’s tuition if his/her family does not meet the parish obligation Dress Code: Boys Navy Blue cotton twill dress slacks or walking shorts White polo shirt with buttons and collar, white/gray polo shirt with school logo, or white turtle neck. Navy Blue sweatshirt with or without school logo (No hooded sweatshirts) Grades 5 - 8 must wear a belt Solid white, blue or black socks (no below ankle socks) Shoes: solid black or white, or any combination (No sandals) No earrings Hair – natural color, neat and above the collar Dress Code: Girls No make-up Stud earrings allowed (one pair only) K-4: Regulation jumper (with shorts underneath) or navy blue cotton twill dress slacks or walking shorts 5-8 Regulation skirt with shorts underneath or navy blue cotton twill dress slacks or walking shorts with must wear belt Short-sleeved white blouse, white turtle neck or polo with buttons and collar or gray polo with school logo Dress Code: Girls (Cont) Solid white, dark blue or black socks, no below ankle socks Navy Blue sweatshirt with or without school logo, white or blue cardigan (No hooded sweatshirts) Shoes: solid black or white, or any combination No sandals Hair – natural color, neat appearance (No messy buns) Uniform Shop St. Bernard’s plaid is available at: Mills 4833 Hopyard Rd . E-2 Pleasanton, CA 94588 925. 924.0360 Hours: Tues-Fri 10 - 6 Sat 10 - 4 Available online at: Millswear.com Zip code=95376 School Code=6459 JC Penny, Mervyns, WalMart, Target and most department stores have regulation socks, shoes, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts and blue slacks. Arrival/Dismissal Procedure School gates open at 8:00 AM and 2:45 PM during the regular, full day schedule Enter School parking lot from Holly to Eaton Make the first right turn into parking lot You may not enter from any other direction during these two times Form 1 Lane for arrival Form 2 Lanes for dismissal Arrival/Dismissal Procedure Church School Parish Office Eaton Ave. Early Release School day ends at 1:45 every Monday Morning Kindergarten early release schedule 8:15 – 10:40 Afternoon Kindergarten early release schedule 11:20 – 1:45 First three days of school are early release days Adult Religious Education Classes Parents/caregivers are required to attend 40 hours of religious instruction before a student can receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion The commitment can be achieved by one or both parents Each class lasts 1 hour There are approximately 22 classes per year Classes are offered multiple times each week, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends Volunteer Training & Finger Printing The Stockton Diocese requires all adults who have unsupervised contact with children be trained in Child Abuse/Mandatory Reporting Volunteers must also have their finger prints on file with the diocese You are required to be trained and finger printed if you wish to: Work at the school Assist in the classroom Attend classroom parties Attend field trips No Exceptions Volunteer Training Go to www.shieldthevulnerable.org Click on 1st Time Diocese Signup tab Choose Adult Courses Choose Stockton Diocese Follow the registration instructions to get your personalized ID and password Complete training course Print your Certificate of Completion Bring Certificate of Completion and $5 to the School office Information letter available at the school office Finger Printing Pick up a Finger Printing form at the School office Complete the form and take it to one of the police departments listed on the form. Tracy Police Department does finger printing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings They do a fixed number of finger prints on set days Arrive early to ensure a spot Information available at the school office Lunch Program: Grades 1-8 St. Bernard’s offers a lunch program for Grades 1-8 Hot lunch Menu and order form sent home with students several weeks in advance Orders must be submitted and paid for at least one week in advance Drinks/Snacks Milk, water, juice, and chips sold daily Ice cream sold occasionally Welcome to the St. Bernard’s School Family!