St. Bernard School
320 W. Mansfield St.
New Washington, OH 44854
April 21, 2017
April 23rd – Confirmation 3:00 @ St. Bernard
April 29th – Wine and Cheese Event
May 3rd – May Crowning @ 8:30 Mass
May 6th – Recycle (Ackerman and Phillips)
May 9th – Geranium Pick-up 2:30 – 4:30
May 7th – 10th – 7th/8th grade Mission Trip (Franciscans for the Poor)
May 14th – Hospitality Sunday – Mother’s Day
May 17th – Spring Concert 7:00
May 23rd – 8th grade Graduation @ 6:00 Mass
May 24th – Last Day of School
Dear St. Bernard Families,
We hope you had a wonderful Easter break with your families. The weather has been beautiful lately and it is short season. We would like your child to be comfortable while in school and a fleece is always acceptable. Remember, NO shorts on Mass days.
Our student teacher, Miss Miglin, will be leaving us. Her last day is Friday the 28th. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she goes on to her next adventure of graduate school and assistant volleyball coach at University of the Cumberlands.
Wine and Cheese – Our wine and cheese event on the 29th of this month is our main fundraiser for the school. We have been planning for a few months now and it is sure to be fun. The theme this year is Italy. The event starts at 7:00 pm and Luke and Katie Rietschlin will be playing @ 8:00. There is a silent auction with the classroom baskets along with some very nice items that you can bid on. Come join us for a night of fun!
Yearbook Sales – Our year book is on sale for 15 dollars. It is 40 pages of class pictures along with candid pictures and events. Get yours ordered today. Order sheets went home with your child.
Wine and Cheese Baskets – Thank you so much for all of the great gift basket donations. They are sure to bring high bids!
Registration – We just have a few registrations still out. Please get these in as soon as possible.
Update from Mr. Heydinger –
The upper grade music class has been trying their hands at improvising (creating melodies on the spot and out of their heads) on the recorder and xylophones. We use a song that uses only five notes, (pentatonic scale – do, re, mi, sol, la), no fa or ti. We also use the key of C major - no sharps and no flats. We will improvise in-between the verses of the song. Most of them can improvise short eight beat phases in a question and answer situation. About a third of them can create on their own for eight to ten measures. Using a pentatonic scale allows for no mistakes as long as you keep a steady beat and keep the rhythms simple and easy. So far, so good!
Peace to you and yours,