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Good luck, Mr. Bernardo! Welcome, Ms. Nard!

                                                                                                           January 2017

 Dear Parents at Peebles,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter in honor of Mr. James Bernardo, our school Librarian. Mr. Bernardo will be retiring on January 27, 2017. His last day with our students will be Thursday, January 26, 2017. While we are so happy for Mr. Bernardo, we are sad for PES because we will truly miss seeing him around here.

I would like to welcome Ms. Rachel Nard as the newest addition to our PES family. Rachel was approved at the December School Board meeting as the new Peebles Librarian replacing Mr. Bernardo in his retirement.

Ms.  Nard has worked at Peebles in the past. She completed her early student teaching experience with Mr. Bernardo. She also student taught at Marshall Elementary School. Ms. Nard comes to us from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh where she has spent the last six years as one of the Librarians. She has a wealth of experience with selection of books, integrating technology, and planning achievement programs for her students. Rachel Nard was also a finalist in the School Library Certification Program during her student teaching experience.

Since Mr. Bernardo’s last day here at PES will be on January 26, Rachel will be working with him during the week of January 24. She will be stopping in very soon to be introduced to our students upon the completion of her last days at the Carnegie Library. Ms. Nard and Mr. Bernardo will work together to provide a smooth transition into her role here at PES.

I am so excited to have you meet Ms. Nard as I know you are going to love her just as much as I do. Again, while we wish Mr. Bernardo all the best in his well-deserved retirement, we are happy to have Ms. Nard here to carry on all his finest traditions he so graciously started.

I am sure you will meet Ms. Nard very soon as she will be here in the evenings for many PES events.

Welcome, Ms. Nard……………….Congratulations Mr. Bernardo – just be happy and enjoy your retirement.


Yours in our newest Librarian,


Susie Bjalobok