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Pizza Lunch Round #1


Welcome back to another great school year!  It is time to place your order for Pizza Round #1, which will begin on Monday, September 24 and continue each Monday that we have school through November 26.  Please click this link (  to complete your form(s) and payment.  The deadline for ordering will be Tuesday, September 18 at 10 pm.  Below is some important information about the program:

You may order pizza lunch for your child for any Monday that we attend school.  Pizza is delivered just before the lunch hour.  If you have a child in Kindergarten that is full day or attending SIGIS childcare you can order pizza for him/her. Order for all Mondays in each round or any combination of Mondays that you choose. 

There will be eight Mondays in this pizza round – there are four rounds of pizza this year, giving you the opportunity to order pizza for your child throughout the year if you happen to miss the deadline for ordering.  

One slice of Nitza’s pizza is 1/8 of a large pizza.  Both cheese and pepperoni are available.  The cost is $2.50 per slice. Please double check your order totals before clicking submit.

Thank you for your support with pizza Mondays.  This fundraiser is invaluable at BK- it gives you the opportunity to offer a hot lunch to your child, while helping to fund some of the wonderful extras that the School Council provides to every student at BK!

If you would like to volunteer on pizza distribution days, please email Kerry at

Thank you

School Council


Hotdog Lunch - November 1st


After a busy evening of taking the kids trick-or-treating, the "Friends of BK" have a TREAT for our parents!
Enjoy a day off of packing lunches.

We are having a hot dog lunch on Tuesday, November 1.  
Hot Dog Meal include a HOT DOG, a piece of FRUIT and a JUICE BOX, all this for $4.00.
Extra Hotdogs can be purchased as well for $1.00
Order Deadline - Sunday October 30, 2016 at 10PM

To order click here

Parent/Teacher Interview - March 20 & 21

Online bookings open 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 28th.   See instruction on how to book.

Click to book your parent/teacher interviews for Grade K - 6. Enter code pbgrq

Bookings close on Monday, March 19th at 9:30 am.  

Please note that Kindergarten Interviews will be on Tuesday, March 20th only and are 45 minutes in length.

St. Albert Parish Lenten Calendar of Events 2017

Please click here to see the St. Albert Parish Lenten Calendar of Events for 2017

Spring Dance & Cake Walk

To order tickets, please click here or for more information


* Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm class lists will be posted; you are invited to bring your child to meet their teacher and bring their supplies.
* Tuesday, September 5th 2017 – First day of classes
* Wednesday, September 6th 2017 – Welcome Back BBQ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
* Friday, September 8th, 2017 – Welcome Back Mass at St. Albert Parish 10:00am

Halloween Dance - October 27th

BK's Annual Halloween Dance is fast approaching! Admission is $5 per person.

We have many fun activities planned as well as a new DJ this year with a few prizes to give away for Best Girl Costumer, Best Boy Costume and Best Family Costume! There will be a few games that tickets can be purchased to play and have your child win a small prize. These tickets are on sale at the dance for 2 for $1, along with our Concession these are CASH ONLY.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Please visit to sign up and help make this event a huge success for our kids!

BK Christmas Concert - December 7th


Christmas time is fast approaching and so is the Christmas Concert. This year’s concert will involve all the students from grade one to grade six. Two concerts, entitled “The Loaned Manger”, will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Bertha Kennedy School gym.

All Grade 1 – 6 students are participating in both the 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm concerts. All students will perform in the grand finale and must remain with their class during the concert.

There will be a dress rehearsal in the morning on the 7th, which is when all the students in the school will be able to view the concert. While parents are encouraged to attend our afternoon or evening performance we will be limiting admission to the dress rehearsal to students only. Not only are we limited in space, but the rehearsal is just that: a practice, and not polished enough or intended for an audience.

Tickets are $5.00/ticket, and this will cover incidental costs (lighting, costumes, equipment rentals, licensing etc.) This year you can order tickets online through School Cash at Tickets will go home the day after you order them.

Unfortunately, fire regulations state that we may only seat 400 in our gym at any given time, so please try to get your ticket order in early to avoid disappointment. Remember the deadline is December 4th.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and tickets will be available for purchase prior to the concert, as well as raffle tickets for gift baskets, with proceeds to go directly to the Friends of Bertha Kennedy to enhance your child’s education.

Playground Project Meeting - Monday Jan 15th at 7:00 pm

As previously announced BK is in need of a new playground to replace our wooden structure. We are holding our first meeting on Monday January 15th at 7 pm in the multi purpose room at the school. Free Babysitting will be provided. This is the very beginning so please come and share your ideas, there are many different ways to help as this project will take upwards of 2-3 years to fundraise for. The more experience and hands on deck will make it go much more efficiently.

We need your expertise, brainstorming power, networking abilities and much much more!

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Olympic Day - Friday Feb 16th

From 9:00 – 12:30, Bertha Kennedy will be participating in the spirit of the greatest winter athletic event – the Olympics!  This morning will allow students to participate in athletics while demonstrating our BKATS values.

All students have been cross-graded into ‘countries’ to participate in 4 events.

A couple things to please note, so that students can have the best experience possible.

We are still looking for toboggans/sleds (no crazy carpets or saucers please) for the ‘Luge” event.  We need the sleds to have ropes so that students can pull.  If you are able to share yours with us, please bring it to the school on Thursday with your name on it.

We are also looking for empty 4Litre milk/juice jugs for our ‘curling’ event.  If you have any, please send these in with your child before Thursday.

Reminders for students

Although the weather seems like it will co-operate, we ask that all students are dressed safely to participate outside.  All students will require snowpants, boots, mitts/gloves, toque and jacket.  Please write your child's’ name in all outdoor items.

If students own a helmet with facemask, they are asked to please bring it for the road hockey game.  If they do not own one, not to worry, we will have eye protection for them to use.

Snack will happen from 10:15-10:30.  During this time students will also be going to the washroom and getting on their outdoor gear. As this is a quick timeframe, please make sure that their snack is simple and quick to eat.  Although students will receive some hot chocolate around 9:30, they may need to bring a water bottle with their name on it.

Thank you for your help to make this another fantastic day at BK!

Spring Book Sale

School Council is hosting it’s Annual Spring Used Book Sale, we are accepting donations of gently used books, CD’s, DVD’s, games and puzzles in the library until April 20th.Students are given time during the day to browse and purchase books for $1 each. This is an even they look forward to each year and we were sad to have missed holding it last year.

If you are interested in volunteering for this even we will require many helping hands throughout the day and early evening as we are opening it up to the community after school from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Books can vary from newborn to adult. More details to come.Any questions email

Fall Festival - October 19th

We are celebrating the harvest with a morning of indoor and outdoor activities.  Lots of fall fund activities including:

- Horse and wagon ride, Fall art creation, Pumpkin golf, Hoedown, Turkey in a parachute, Seasonal snacks

Cost is $5.00 per student to cover the costs including the wagon ride.  Payment can be made online at

Parents, we need your help!  If you are able to help with one of our activity stations, please email your child's teacher or contact the office.  Thank you.

AGM School Council Meeting - Thursday September 17th - Virtual

Click here to register for the School Council AGM, which will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17th 6:30 - 7:30 pm.


At Bertha Kennedy Catholic School we are offering a kindergarten program for the upcoming school year. Please see links below for additional information.

    1. Full day Everyday kindergarten classes, day starts at 9 am and finishes at 3:30 pm. Please follow the Kindergarten calendar (link is coming), as there are a few days where kindergarten students will not attend.
    2. Half day Everyday Kindergarten: Students will start everyday at 9:00 am and finish at 11:45 am.  Bussing is available for students who are in our attendance area and require it. Please follow the Kindergarten calendar (link is coming), as there are a few days where kindergarten students will not attend.


  • Less transition time with more practice and reinforcement of skills and concepts
  • A more flexible, relaxed environment
  • Easier transition to Grade One

Building community

  • Children are here for lunch and special school events, religious celebrations and activity days
  • Children attend school on a similar schedule with older siblings and can travel together

Easier for families

  • convenience for parents, working and at-home
  • Child care is easier to arrange for full days
  • Children can attend other lessons and activities on their non-kindergarten days
  • Accommodates parents who wish to work part-time


Here are the documents we include in our Kindergarten Registration package . Please feel free to pick up a package at the school or check these out and download what you need:

Division Forms to be Completed


  • Drop in and pick up a registration package or call the school at 780-458- 6101.
  • School tours can also be arranged by calling 780-458-6101.
  • We look forward to our partnership on your child's learning journey.

Bertha Kennedy School Council 2018-2019


School Council Executive

Chairperson Kerry Bodell
Vice-Chairperson Jen Stogowski
Treasurer Jessica Ryan
Secretary Kathy Topinka

Friends of BK Members

Chairperson Jen Stogowski
Vice-Chairperson  Kerry Bodell
Treasurer  Jessica Ryan
Secretary    Kathy Topinka
Member at Large  Erin Rauf
Member at Large  Lindsay Carvalho


Do you need a recipe for dinner tonight? Do you wonder how a recipe compares to Canada’s Food Guide?  If so, click here for a gold mine of recipes provided for you by dieticians who know their stuff!

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Please join us for our Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:30 am.

Christmas Concert 2015 Order Form

Our 2015 Christmas Concert is December 10th in the Bertha Kennedy gym click here for the ticket order form.


"Achieving Potential Through Active Learning”

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program offers learning opportunities in all areas of development. Led by certified teaching staff, educational assistants and specialized therapists, children of all abilities become confident learners. Your child will gain skills through play, inquiry, creativity, problem solving, social interaction as well as early literacy, language and numeracy activities.

Eligibility:  Children attend the year prior to Kindergarten (Children eligible for PUF funding can attend up to two years prior to Kindergarten).

Additional programming, therapy, and support for English Language Learners (ELL) is available for eligible children.

Programs are located at:

  • Bertha Kennedy School (St. Albert) 
  • Vital Grandin Catholic School (St. Albert) 
  • St. Kateria Tekakwitha Academy (Morinville)
  • Legal School (Legal)

For more information about our Pre-Kindergarten programs click here


Family Movie Night February 11


Join us for our BK Family Pizza & Movie Night.  Thursday, February 11th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Our feature film is "Inside Out".  The movie will begin at 6:30 pm.  Our movie night is a fundraiser for ‘Development and Peace’. Suggested donation of $10/family. The proceeds will be going towards building the school in the Philippines.

You can enjoy pizza during the movie, which will be ordered from Nitza’s Pizza.  Pizzas must be pre-ordered online.  "Click the picture" to be directed to the order form.  Deadline to order has been extended to Wednesday, February 10th at 12:00 pm.  There will also be popcorn, candy bags, and pop available to purchase at the movie.   All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Parent Satisfaction Survey

Please find below a survey regarding Bertha Kennedy School and parent satisfaction.  We appreciate if you are able to take the time to complete.

Thank you for your input.  It will be available online until April 6th.

Hanging Basket Flower Sale - May 15

Pre-order your baskets on-line and then pick up at the school on May 15.  pre-orders  available to order

until May 5th.


When:  Monday, May 15th from 12:00 - 5:30 pm

What:  10" Hanging Baskets for Sun or Shade

Cost:  $25 each

Where:  Outside front entrance of Bertha Kennedy School


BobKat BOOK Sale - MONDAY MAY 16

The Friends of Bertha Kennedy School are hosting a book sale.  Donations can be dropped off at the school office until 10:00 am (Monday).  Public Shopping:  12:00pm - 4:00 pm.  Each items $1, come buy new (used) books, CD's, DVDs, games, comics and records for your family!  Proceeds raised will be used to purchase supplemental material for the BK Learning Commons (Library).   Volunteers are needed to hlep with sales and clean-up.  If you can help please email school council at  Thank you for your support.

Year End Family BBQ

Friends of BK Annual Year-End Family BBQ FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, 2016

6:00 P.M. BERTHA’S PORCH (Behind School)

An Old-Fashioned Family BBQ! Feel free to bring a chair, blanket, outside toys.  This is a rain or shine event.  Please dress for the weather.

TICKETS ARE $6.00 PER PERSON (Includes Hotdog/Burger Water/Juice, Chips & Fruit) Place your order and make payment by:  Sunday, June 12, 2016


CASH orders can be accepted at the school office before June 13.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP DISTRIBUTE TICKETS/FOOD.   Please email us at to volunteer.


School Council Meeting Minutes.  Meetings are from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.  Free babysitting is provided.


Thursday, September 22, 2016:   School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, October 20, 2016:       School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2016:   School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, January 19, 2017:       School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:     School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, March 22, 2017:         School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, April 20, 2017:           School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, May 18, 2017:           School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Thursday, June 15, 2017:           School Council Minutes - Friends of BK Minutes

Halloween Dance - Fall Festival October 28th

Click the pumpkin to order tickets.  Doors open at 6:00pm for festival games, dance begins at 6:30 pm.  Activities include, "Monster Knock Down", "Glow in the Dark Pumpkin Mini Golf", "Franken-Booger treat grab".  Deadline to order is Friday, October 21st.


We're using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming School Council (Friends of Bertha Kennedy) "Fun" and "Fund" raising activities. 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Click here to book your Parent Teacher interviews for Tuesday, November 22  or Wednesday, November 23rd.  For more information refer to the  letter.

Online Bookings will OPEN at 9:00am on Wednesday, November 9, and CLOSE at 9:00am on Monday, November 21st.

Bertha Kennedy Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration packages are available to pick up at Bertha Kennedy School.  Contact the school to set up a time to meet our "Kindergarten and Administration Teams" and take a tour of the school and have all your questions answered pertaining to our Bertha Kennedy programs. 

Year End BBQ - June 23th, 6pm


Join us as we celebrate the end of a great year at Bertha Kennedy.   Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy great food with great company!  Click the picture to the right to order.


Year End Administration Message

Greetings, Bertha Kennedy families!

I'm sure this is something we say every year, but we cannot believe that we are at the end of June again! It has been a year full of learning, leadership, and love. We have seen so much development in our students during this past year. As we reflect on this past school year, we are reminded of the many special qualities of our Bertha Kennedy Catholic School community: Through the Works of Mercy there has been so many moments throughout the year that we have witnessed via students, staff, and parents showing great care and concern for others. On a daily basis, there was evidence of someone who had reached out and helped another. There are so many people in our community who lead others by simply demonstrating kindness, compassion, and support. Thank you to everyone who has ‘Made a Difference’. All members of our community are active participants in the daily and seasonal activities in our school. We have consistently noticed kindness extended to newcomers and guests of our school. Because of this we have regularly received feedback from our guests about how much they love coming to Bertha Kennedy. Thank you to all for your kind and welcoming nature! We are truly blessed!

As much as we are looking forward to summer holidays, we are sorry to say farewell to a number of students and their families. For those families leaving us to attend school next year in a variety of locations, around St. Albert, the province and across Canada, you will be in our thoughts and prayers next year. We encourage you to remember that, ‘We are all God’s Hands’ as you become members of new school communities!

We pray that God blesses our school community with a safe and relaxing summer vacation. We look forward to seeing you all in the 2017/2018 school year!

* School office re-opens Wednesday, August 23, 2017
* Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 2pm class lists will be posted; you are invited to bring your child to meet their teacher and bring their supplies.
* Tuesday, September 5th 2017 – First day of classes
* Wednesday, September 6th 2017 – Welcome Back BBQ
* Friday, September 8th, 2017 – Welcome Back Mass at St. Albert Parish 10:00am

Parent Teacher Interview Booking Nov 21 and Nov 22

If you still need to book an interview, please call the office at 780-458-6101.






Blanket Exercise for Parents - Feb 13th at JJN

Come and Experience The Blanket Exercise:  The Indigenous history we were rarely taught

When:  Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm

Where:  J. J. Nearing Music Room

What is the Blanket Exercise?

The Blanket Exercise is a hands-on way to explore the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.  It is a powerful way to work toward reconciliation and to empower people to build bridges of understanding and respect.
It was developed by KAIROS, and ecumenical organization in which the Catholic Church is a member of.
The blanket exercise begins with blankets arranged on the floor to represent Canada before the arrival of Europeans.  The participants represent Indigenous people.  They respond to various cues in a script read by a narrator and interact by reading prepared scrolls.
Why should I participate in it?
As followers of Jesus, we have a duty to heal broken relationships in the world.  By participating in the Blanket Exercise, we recognize that harm has been done and there is a need to work towards healing and reconciliation.
As one of the calls to actions as presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Blanket Exercise offers a way to increase your own knowledge and experience.  A completion certificate will be offered upon request.

Please RSVP to by Thursday, January 25th.   780-418-6330

Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

Dear Parent/Guardians:

Friends of BK Spring Fundraiser is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for Easter!

If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:

Please be sure to include your Full Name and contact phone number.   Deadline to order is March 8th and pick up of chocolates will be March 20th.

Our Customer Number is 37358 when searching for our fundraiser campaign.

Click here to order

Thank you for your continued support!

BK School Council


September 4th, 9:00 am: First Day of Classes Grade 1 - 6.   Staggered start for Kindergarten

September 5th, 9:00 am: Staggered start for Kindergarten

September 6th, 9:00 am:  All Kindergarten students attend

September 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:30pm: Welcome Back BBQ

Refer to our school calendar for the up to date information.  


2018 - 2019

School Council Meeting Minutes.  Meetings are from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Free babysitting is provided.


Thursday, September 20, 2018  -    Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -                             Friends of BK

Thursday,  October 18, 2018  -  Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, November 15, 2018  - Council      Friends of BK

Thursday, January 17, 2019 -  Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -  Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, March 14, 2019 -  Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -  Council       Friends of BK

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -  Minutes       Friends of BK

Thursday, June 13, 2019 -  Minutes       Friends of BK


Fundraiser - Farm To School Veggie Bundles


This fall, we are participating in a fundraising campaign with In-Dey-Go Findraising Co. Harvest Bundles. The produce is grown locally in Alberta in partnership with Erdmann’s Gardens and Greenhouse. We are excited to offer locally grown produce for prices that are in line with Farmer’s Markets!  Click here for order form.

We are also excited to offer the option of a Food Bank donation which will go directly to our Local Food Bank!

This is a great way to support local farmers, the Local Food Bank and your school at the same time!

Please send completed order forms and payment(s) (cash or cheque made payable to Friends of Bertha Kennedy) to the BK office by September 28th. Orders will be at the school for pickup on October 17th (we will share pick up times closer to the date).

Share with your family, friends and co-workers!

Thank you in advance for your help with this fundraising campaign-your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Halloween Dance - October 26th


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.  $5.00 per person

BK's Annual Halloween Dance is fast approaching! The dance will take place on October 26th and admission is $5 per person. 

You may order online at (preferred method) or by sending in your payment of Cash or Cheque payable to Friends of BK to the school by Oct 24th. Check your child’s backpack for the forms this week!

We have fun activities planned as well as a new DJ this year with a few prizes to give away for Best Girl Costume, Best Boy Costume and Best Family Costume! We will have a CASH ONLY concession open during the dance as well. 

We look forward to seeing everyone dressed up!

Thank you!

Newsletters 2019 - 2020







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School Council Executive 2021-2022

Bertha Kennedy School Council 2021-2022

School Council Executive


Chairperson Nicole Roy
Vice Chair Andrea Eberhardt
Secretary Shawna Eskiw

Friends of Bertha Kennedy Executive

President  Lorrianne Pearce
Vice-President  Melinda Wood
Treasurer  Deanna Miller
Secretary  Courtney Haigh
Member At Large   Rebecca Gagne

Raffle Preferred Seating order form 2015

Enter to Win!  Preferred Seating and Reserved Parking at the BK Christmas Concert on December 10th. Click here for entry form.

BK Walk for Mental Health

On Thursday, May 19th from 4pm - 8pm BK will be hosted "The Walk for Mental Health".   All money raised goes to the "Kids Help Phone - Edmonton. 

To donate please click link below.  LET'S WALK SO KIDS CAN TALK!

Click here to donate!

BK Spiritwear


Hello Bobkat Families;

BK SPIRITWEAR is available to order online.

Click the hoodie to go directly to the order form.

Deadline to order is May 31st. 


School Office is Open as of Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas Concert - Thursday Dec 15th

Christmas time is fast approaching and so is the Christmas Concert, entitled The Mystery of Simon Shepherd”.  This year’s concert will involve all the students from grade one to grade six. 

To order tickets, you can fill out the form and return to school or order tickets online.  

Raffle tickets for preferred seating during the concert are available to order.

What students are to wear for the concert.

On sale starting Wednesday, November 30th.


2017 - 2018 School Year

Click on the links below to download and/or access the forms/information required as part of the registration process to enroll at Bertha Kennedy Catholic  School.

Individual District Forms: Individual School Forms: Grade Level Supply Lists

Student Registration 17-18

Technology Use Form

School Use - FOIP Form

SchoolCash Online Information

District Calendar 17-18


Registration Letter 17-18 and Fees

Kindergarten Fee Sheet 17-18


BK Volunteer Handbook


Supply List - K

Supply List - Gr 1

Supply List - Gr 2

Supply List - Gr 3

Supply List - Gr 4

Supply List - Gr 5

Supply List - Gr 6


Movie Night Volunteers - Feb 24th


Welcoming volunteers for some "Fun" raising efforts…. 

Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to participate. Thanks for participating!

Please sign up for BK Family Movie Night - Feb 24,2017

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Yearbooks For Sale

Bertha Kennedy's First Year Book is under way! Order your yearbook today! They will be ready in September.

Click here to order online. 

Rustic Christmas Sign Making Night

Attention parents, School Council is hosting a "Rustic Sign Night" Friday Dec 1 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Cost is $45.00 and space is limited.  To register go to

Ticket sales close on November 24th.


School Council Meeting Minutes.  Meetings are from 7:00-8:30pm, free babysitting is provided.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Minutes

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Minutes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Minutes

Thursday, January 18, 2018 -  Minutes

Thursday, February 15, 2018 -  Minutes Friends of BK

Interim Meeting Feb 23, 2018  - Minutes

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -  Minutes         Friends of BK

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -  Minutes           Friends of BK

Thursday, May 17, 2018 -  Minutes            Friends of BK

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Minutes             Friends of BK

Terrarium Plant Night - May 10th

BK school council would like to invite you to a plant night hosted by Tinytee Terrariums. The event will take place on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm at Bertha Kennedy School. This event is family friendly. You have the option to make a terrarium together with your family or each make one of your own. Just purchase tickets for the number of terrariums you would like to make.

Each $45 ticket purchased comes with 1 glass container, 2 succulents and all essentials needed to make your terrarium.  Sand and decorations are unlimited to add your personal touch.

You can purchase your tickets by clicking on this link: by May 4.Remember; only purchase the number of tickets for the number of terrariums you would like to make.
We are looking forward to this great community event and can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

BK School Council

Spring Cleaning FUNDrive


Everyone is invited to donate used clothing and house-hold items at the Bertha Kennedy Catholic School parking lot!  Click here for more information.

Acceptable items are clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, toys and games, small electrical items, kitchen items, small sporting goods, knick-knacks, CDs, DVDs, books, mats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks jewelry. All boxes must be the size of a moving box (we need to be able to lift it!) and no items larger than a microwave will be accepted. All items must be in good, clean, and sellable condition.

Working with Valve Village, The Friends of BK will receive 15¢ per pound for
soft goods (blue items) and 5¢ per pound for hard goods (green items).

Trailers Unlimited is donating the use of a truck to store all our donations. Starting Thursday, April 26th, we can accept
donations of goods in the BK Parking Lot, leading up to the big donation day on April 28th.
Donations must be received by 9:15am on April 28th for us to bring to the donation drop off.

Give your kids bags of clothes to bring to the school for donations – thanks for your support!

Legacy Landscape Project

We have begun work on re-landscaping of the front of our school yard.  The designs include new retaining walls for our garden, new seating areas and new trees and plants for all to share. 

For more information, and to view plans and donate click here.  Thank you for your support!

Join us at our Kindergarten Expo on January 18th, 2018

Join us at Kindergarten Expo at St. Albert Catholic High School 6:00 pm

MOVIE NIGHT - March 8th

Our annual Family Movie Night is coming up on Thursday, March 8; featuring COCO.  We look forward to seeing you there. The doors will open at 5:45pm to allow everyone time to get snacks and get comfy. Movie will start at 6:15pm. You can bring a pillow and blanket or a clean chair.

This year we have added the option to order pizza. Pizza must be ordered ahead of time and you can do so on the registration page for the event at Pizza will be sold by the slice. Each slice is 1/8th of a large pizza from Nitza’s Pizza.

You have the option order your treats and drinks ahead of time online as well. We will have cash sales of popcorn, water and candy the night of.  Register and order by Tuesday, March 6th.

We are not asking for admission for this event. If you would like to make a donation you can do so online while registering at the above link or cash the night of. We appreciate your continued support in helping to fund many of the wonderful extras that School Council provides every student at BK.

Don't forget to register your family attending online using the above link so we know you are coming.

Tell all of your friends! Everyone is welcome!

BK School Council


Spring is just around the corner and that means it is time for our 7th Annual Hanging Basket Sale!
This year, the baskets will be available by PRE-ORDER ONLY.  The format has changed this year, as our supplier is handling the basket sales differently as well.  We will be selling our 10" Hanging Baskets for $27 each.  You can choose from both sun or shade baskets.  In the past, these baskets have been absolutely amazing!  So full, healthy and have tons of color.  Imagine starting the season with a fully grown basket to show off!  Use them as hanging baskets, or take of the hangers and plant in planter - very versatile.

For easy ordering, please click this link to buy on-line:  
The deadline for PRE-ORDERS is NOON on FridayApril 6th (No baskets will be available for sale on the pick-up date, so please make sure you place your pre-order.)

Baskets will be available for PICK-UP at the school on Wednesday, May 16th from 12:30 - 5:30pm.  It is a first come, first choice pick-up.
When you come to pick-up your baskets, our very own BK Bobkats will be selling tomato plants, herbs and more!  They have already started their seeds and are tending their plants everyday.
Thank-you for your continued support of our BK Bobkats!

School Council & Friends of BK





Looking for Booster Juice order forms, information about the Halloween Dance, etc?  It is now located in the School Council section, under Parents.  Please click HERE to view!

Viral Gastroenteritis

 A reminder that during this flu season, we are also seeing students with viral gastroenteritis.  One of the most important notes in this info sheet is that people affected need to be symptom-free for 48 hours before coming into contact with others.  At school, we are in very close proximity and the sharing of germs is very prevalent.  Please help us to all be healthy by keeping sick children at home until they are symptom-free for 48 hours. Click here for more information



SafeArrival - New Student Absence Report System

At Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day. 

To enhance our existing absence check procedure, we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SchoolConnects SafeArrival.  This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences. 

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence (in advance or before morning bell time) using one of these 3 convenient methods:

  1. Call the automated interactive telephone system via a toll-free number
    to report an absence. 
  2. Log into the website,, to access the SafeArrival website where an account can be set up to report absences. 
  3. Set up a SafeArrival account then download the Greater St. Albert Schools app to quickly and conveniently report absences from your mobile device.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time. 

In addition, we will use the SchoolConnects automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent and the absence was not reported in advance. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact numbers. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts after 20 minutes, office staff will follow up.  

By reporting your child absent in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, SafeArrival website or Greater St. Albert Schools app, you will NOT receive these calls. 

We will start using our new absence reporting system on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Parents with email addresses on file at the school will receive an invitation to log in to the Parent Portal and activate their account.  

As of Wednesday, November 1, 2017   all reporting of absences in advance should go through the SafeArrival website, mobile app, or toll-free number.  Please do not contact the school directly to report an absence in advance. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new system.

Ski Day Grade 1 - 6 - Rescheduled for March 15th

Click here to view Permission Form


To view the PAC Welcoming Brochure, please click on the link below.


We will advise and offer support to the administration and staff in providing a safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all children may learn and grow to their full potential.

School Office Staff


To contact the school office staff, Mrs. Sadownyk or Mrs. Page by email, please click the picture.  An active email client (Mac Mail app, WinMail, Outlook, etc.) is required for the link to work.

Pink Shirt Day 2018

We wore something pink to symbolize that we as a school will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

BK Family Halloween Dance


Please join us for the BK Family Halloween Dance on Friday October 23 from 6pm to 9pm! For more information and/or to buy tickets, please click on the dancing monsters!

The BK Healthy BobKats thank the City of St. Albert for funding our Water Bottle Refill Station through the Environmental Initiatives Grant!

Improving our health AND reducing solid waste!

Grade 1 supply lists 2017-18

Inspiring a new generation of dino discoverers


A group of young paleontologists in the making kept University of Alberta graduate students Betsy Kruk and Tetsuto Miyashita on their toes this week at a special event celebrating the photographic efforts of their teacher. - See more, by clicking on the "Dino 101" link.

Grades Taught

Pre Kinder, Kindergarten - Grade 6


Anna-Lisa Doll, Principal

Cindy Pereira, Vice Principal 


"We are all God's hands."

Message from the Administration

where, "Every Student Is A Success."

We pride ourselves in providing a safe and caring environment by living our Christian faith.

We are a kindergarten to grade six Catholic school that accepts all students for whom we are able to provide a program. In addition to the above we place a great deal of emphasis on academic achievement and pride ourselves in consistently achieving in the top 5% of the province. We have a strong music program, and provide opportunities for students to take an active role in the operation of our school. We encourage all our students to become lifelong learners and to take responsibility for their own learning.

Please consider becoming active with our parent council. Call the school to find out when the next meeting will be, or check our website for the minutes.

Anna-Lisa Doll, Principal
Cindy Pereira, Vice-Principal

Staff Appreciation

Birthday Book Club

The BOBKAT Birthday Book Club is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday while helping get new books into the BK Learning Commons.

Four times a year, forms are sent out with students where they can choose a book with their parent or guardian for their birthday. Forms are to be returned with Cash or Cheque to the BK Library Technician who will then inventory the selected choice. The book club sheets have a list of books that range in reading level and subject matter. There is something for everyone!

The student then gets to be the first person to check out their chosen book!

To participate:

  1. Circle the book(s) your child has selected.
  2. Cash or Cheque, make your cheques payable to “BKCCS”
  3. Return the form ‘Attention Birthday Book Club’

Your child’s name will be included in the front page of the book they have selected as a way to celebrate their birthday and thank them for their contribution to the BK Learning Commons.

Thank You for Donating to our Library!


Counsellor's Newsletters

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