End of Year Thank You’s!

Dear St. Brigid Families,
That’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone for supporting, participating and volunteering at all our CSPC initiatives this year!!  We couldn’t do it without you!!
Big shout out to:

– All the weekly Pizza/Sub Day volunteers

– Daily snack program volunteers

– Mr. Mould’s Skate Day volunteers- Halloween dance volunteers

– Ping Pong night volunteers

– Pancake Tuesday volunteers

– STEAM night volunteers

– Everyone that came to the CSPC meetings

– Fun Fair volunteers…especially the small, but mighty sub-committee

– All the student volunteers!  Especially for Fun Fair, STEAM night and all the babysitters!

…And all the family members & babysitters that help behind the scenes so volunteers can help our school!

More specific Thank You’s for recent events:

Staff Lunch – June 21

On Friday, June 21st, we held our annual St Brigid Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  It was a smashing success! Thank you to all the food, drinks, and money contributions – we had a beautiful spread with ample amounts to serve everyone and more! 

We also said good bye and presented parting gifts to Mrs. Wakeham, Mrs. Cuthbert, Signora Cataldo, and Mr. Hogan on behalf of St. Brigid’s parent community. They’re going to be missed and we wish them all the best. All the staff were also given an herb plant for the summer. 

The teachers and staff genuinely expressed their sincere thanks and we wish you were all there to see it.  Your generous contribution made it all possible, thank you so much for your effort. 

Please see below for some photos of the event, and to see the awesome caricature of Mr. Hogan drawn by grade 8 parent Elaine P.  Thanks so much for doing that on short notice, Elaine!! 

Fun Fair

Our annual Fun Fair was held on Friday, June 14th.  The weather held out and we were blessed with a successful Fun Fair!  Thank you to everyone that came out to the Fun Fair!  

And a special thank you to: 
1) RBC – Mark and his volunteers contributed their time and energy and also made their annual $1,000.00 financial contribution!

2) Davidson’s Valu Mart – for donating drinks!

3) Steve’s Quality Deli & Meats – For a discount on their burgers and for doing the BBQ’ing and prep for our Fun Fair!

4) Spin Master Toys – for their donation of toys, and Chiung-Ling Sararas for arranging it!

5) Elizabeth Rowe – for donating and prepping all the popcorn!  

6) Carter’s Ice Cream – for their prize donation

7) Silly Goose Kids – for their prize donation

8) IGS Computer Systems – for their raffle donation

9) Oaks ‘n Acorns – for their raffle donation

10) Little Robot Friends – for their raffle donation

11) Lisa Feil Payne, Chartered Professional Accountant – for her raffle donation

12) Manalco Constuction – for the silent auction donation

13) Flourishing Sprouts – for the raffle donation

14) All the St. Brigid families that donated to the Silent Auction, Mason Jars, Bake Sale, Raffle, blue and white sale, etc! 

15) Ms. Blanchet, for donating the most popular raffle prize of all – VP for a day!

16) Mrs. Holder, Mrs. Ross and Ms. Blanchet, for baking cakes, organizing the cake design contest, and decorating with each grade

17) Kristen Hawkeswood and Julie Mastrantonio, for making all the cotton candy ahead of the Fun Fair

18) All the volunteers on the day of, especially the AMAZING student volunteers

19) Mr. Hogan and Ms. Blanchet, for their support, and the teachers who helped run the recognition ceremony

20) The Fun Fair committee!

We raised over $7000 that will go towards playground improvements, and the grade 8s raised about $1000 for their grad festivities!

Fun Fair – Friday, June 14th!

Fun Fair 

Our annual Fun Fair is Friday, June 14th from 5pm to 8pm, rain or shine! We are excited for what we have planned for this year including games, inflatables, “see and touch” display of interesting animals, recognition ceremony for our school teams, and so much more.

How can you help contribute to its success? Here are 5 ways:

1. Donate your time. We need 60+ volunteers the day of the fun fair for set up, helping with games, selling tickets and clean up. The shifts are one hour in length. Please email Shelley Dempsey at shellers_ca@yahoo.ca by FRIDAY, MAY 31 or sign up here. 

2. Donate gift cards in denominations of $5-$10/card for the raffle. We are putting together two “gift card baskets”, one for young children (eg. Silly Goose, Mastermind, Carters Ice Cream) and one for older children (eg. Face to Face Games, Pizza Nova, Indigo, Cineplex etc). Drop off your gift cards (or cash and we will buy the gift cards) at the office to the attention of Lisa Payne by FRIDAY, MAY 31. Or you can contact Lisa directly lisapayne@sympatico.ca.

3. Donate your navy and white clothing to the Navy and White Sale. Please launder any donations and drop off at the office by FRIDAY May 31. The sale takes place in the gym and all items sell for $2 each.

4. Donate your clutter. Take a jar (clean, recycled jars are good) and fill it with treasures/trinkets. This is a fun one, be creative! Examples from past fairs are jars filled with lego pieces, art supplies, buttons, candy, Magic cards etc. Bring jars to the office the week of JUNE 10th. 

5. Donate baked goods for the bake sale. Do you have a nut-free recipe that everyone loves? Make a batch for the bake sale. Bring in baked goods the day of the fun fair, FRIDAY, JUNE 14th! All proceeds will go to the Grade 8 graduation.

**NEW THIS YEAR**  You can pre-purchase your tickets (in packs of 22 for $20) online at MunchaLunch!  Go to the “Fundraising Open” top menu item and select the quantity of sets (22 tickets per set) you would like.  Pay as you would for pizza lunch!  Your pre-paid tickets will be ready for pickup at the pre-purchased ticket table on the day of the Fun Fair.  Advanced ticket sales will end on Monday, June 10th.  Sorry, no refunds.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on June 14th.  

eNews – March 18

Hi all,
Hope it was a good March Break! Just a quick message for those who order pizza. The next session begins on March 26th (not this Tuesday but next).  Please have your orders in by this Friday, March 22 if you want your child to receive pizza on March 26th.  If you miss next week you can still order for the weeks after that.  Go to www.munchalunch.com/schools/stbrigid to order.
A few notes:
1. May 6 will be a pizza MONDAY due to a Pizza Nova fundraising event on the Tuesday that week
2. There will be one last SUB DAY on the last Tuesday of the year (June 25th).  No pizza that day!
3. Some funds raised from this session will be used to purchase additional/replacement fans for hot classrooms.  Funds from one week (April 30) will go towards staff appreciation.  The remainder will go towards educational purchases.
4. We are short a few volunteers on some weeks in April and May.  If you can help from 10:30-11:30 one week, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084cafad2ba0fe3-pizza2
Thanks!

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!)