eNews – January 16

Hi St. Brigid Families,

A belated Happy New Year! **NEXT PIZZA STARTS NEXT TUESDAY!  Sorry for the late notice!**  And we have a community ping pong night coming up next Friday!  Also some volunteer requests.  Read on for more info:

Pizza Session #2 Ordering is OPEN & Pizza Volunteers are Needed!

The last week of our current session was this week, and Pizza Session #2 starts next Tuesday!  If you would like to order pizza for NEXT TUESDAY, January 22ndthrough March 19th, please place your order ASAP on munchalunch.  Ordering for this week will close on SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 – very sorry about the late notice.  We will also run another Sub Day for those who are interested, on Thursday, February 21nd (you can skip packing TWO lunches that week if you want!).  

We are in need of more Pizza Volunteers. If you can lend a hand from 10:45-11:30am on Tuesdays, please follow this link to sign up for your preferred week(s) or reply to this email. 

Community Fun Night – Ping Pong!

Our 2nd annual Community Fun Night – Ping Pong Edition will be held on Friday, January 25th from 6:30-8:30 in the St. Brigid gym.  Time to start practicing those slices!  Fooseball and some crafts/games will also be available.  A suggested donation is $5 per family to cover costs.  Hope to see you there!  There will be a limit of 60 people at this event so don’t forget to sign up here or reply to this email if interested (see post below for info).  

Family STEAM Night – Looking for volunteers

Are you interested in celebrating the wonders of science in our everyday lives?  Or exploring new technology to show kids?  Do you have a bit of time to lend, something cool to display, or do you have a child who is interested in doing a science project?  We are looking to host a Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Night in late March and are looking for volunteers to help plan and carry out this exciting event.  Please contact stbrigidcsac@gmail.com if interested.

Fun Fair Committee – Looking for volunteers

Our Fun Fair date has tentatively been set for June 14th, and soon we will need to get started with planning.  If you can lend a hand in the planning process or have any great food or inflatables donation contacts please reply to this email to let us know.  

Next CSPC Meeting – January 24th

Please come out to our next CSPC meeting, which will be held next Thursday, January 24th at 7 PM in the school library. All are welcome and free babysitting will be provided by qualified babysitters.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 18 – PA Day

Jan. 24 – CSPC meeting 7 PM

Feb. 13 & 14  –  Interview Nights

Feb. 15 – PA Day

Feb. 18 – Family Day (no school)

March 5 – Pancake Tuesday (volunteer request coming soon!) 

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR ST BRIGID PARENT COUNCIL (CSPC)

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR ST BRIGID PARENT COUNCIL (CSPC)

Hi St. Brigid Families! We hope you all had a great summer. A few important items to start the year.

THANK YOU
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with CSPC-aided initiatives over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. You made all sorts of great things like the Mr. Moulds memorial skating day, a pancake Tuesday feast, pizza days, a community ping pong night, a parent lecture, and the Fun Fair, possible. And THANK YOU to all those individuals and local businesses who donated funds, time and/or items to support the many other day time enrichment opportunities for the kids at our school!

PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – AGM & First Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th at 7 PM in the library. Our first meeting of the year will immediately follow the AGM. Please come out and help make St. Brigid’s an even better place for our kids! Free babysitting will be provided.
**If you are interested in nominating someone for a position on the CSPC for this year, please send an email to stbrigidcsac@gmail.com or fill out a nomination form in the school office. Positions and descriptions are listed on our website, https://stbrigidcspc.ca/csac/. Elections will be held at the AGM.

EMAILS FROM PARENT COUNCIL – Make sure you are on the list!
If you are not yet on the CSPC (CSAC) email distribution list, please email stbrigidcsac@gmail.com so we can put you on it! Tell us your name and the grade your child is in. WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE EMAIL LIST MAINTAINED BY THE SCHOOL, so you need to sign up for this separately! Emails from us typically contain information about pizza day and any other fundraisers, as well as reminders about upcoming events, meetings, and anything else that concerns the parent population at the school. We try to keep emails to a minimum but are also trying to go as paperless as possible!

PIZZA DAY IS BACK!
Pizza Day is back, and will begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th. We will be using the Munch-a-lunch system for ordering again this year and will offer pizza weekly with a few exceptions. For those of you who ordered pizza last year, you can use the same login. Please remember to input your child’s new teacher! If you are new to the school or to pizza day, go to http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/stbrigid to create an account. Pizza ordering instructions can be found here: https://stbrigidcspc.ca/pizza-ordering-instructions/

If you want pizza on the first week, your order needs to be placed no later than Thursday, Sept. 20th – If you miss that date for the first week you can still order for future weeks.

If you are able to help once in a while on a Tuesday, please email us so we can send you a link to the volunteer signup – we need lots of volunteers, so we can keep the time commitment low!

STAY INFORMED
Please check out and bookmark our website: http://www.stbrigidcspc.ca. Meeting minutes, financial statements, important news, and links to some great resources can all be found there. If you have any great ideas about how to make our website better or can volunteer to help maintain it, please email us!!

Looking forward to a great year!
CSPC

Welcome Back!

September 1, 2018

Greetings to the St. Brigid School Community,

We hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful summer holiday. The St. Brigid staff has been in this past week preparing for an exciting, learning filled year. We are looking forward to meeting everyone on Tuesday, September 4th.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new members of the St. Brigid community. Welcome to Mrs. Kimberley Blanchet our new Vice Principal. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you all throughout the year.

Just a reminder that our school hours have changed this year. The new hours are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

A few notes regarding Tuesday morning:

  • At 8:30 am the classes will be meeting in the different school yards. The grade levels will be posted on the walls in the following areas:

o   Kindergarten: In the Kindergarten yard at the southeast corner of the school beside the main entrance.

o   Grades 1 and 2: In the primary yard on the east side of the school by Woodmount Avenue.

o   Grade 3: In the northeast entrance of the school by Glebeholme Avenue.

o   Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8: will be in the north school yard.

  • At 8:30am the teachers will meet their students with their class lists in the respective yards.
  • Teachers and staff members will be in the yards to assist you in finding your correct class.

If your child is transported to school via our school transportation, we request that you please take note of the letter attached here from our school board.

A Welcome Package with a few important documents will be sent home later, during this week. When the package arrives home, we request that you kindly peruse the contents, then complete, sign and return them back at your earliest to your child’s class teacher.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year at St. Brigid.

Prayer for Students

God of Light and Truth,

Thank You for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love.

Help me to keep learning every day of my life, for all knowledge leads to You.

Let me be aware of Your presence in all things and at all times.

Encourage me when work is difficult and when I am tempted to give up; encourage

me when my brain seems slow and the way forward is difficult.

Grant me the grace to put my mind to use exploring the world You have created,

confident that in You there is a wisdom that is real.

Amen.

Sincerely,

David Hogan                                                    Kimberley Blanchet

Principal                                                            Vice Principal