April 19 CSPC meeting cancelled. Reschedule date – TBD

Hi St. Brigid Families,

The CSPC meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed. We apologize for this late notice. We will advise of the new date as soon as it is set.

Pizza Lunch:

This week’s pizza lunch was the last one for this session. Ordering is NOW open for Session #3 – Please order now! Use our online ordering system Munch a Lunch to order pizza for your child or children. This system allows us to streamline the ordering process and go paperless. Our final session runs from April 24th to June 26th. Click Here to get started at https://munchalunch.com/schools/stbrigid/

The ordering window will close at 11:59pm on FRIDAY April 20th. We must provide numbers to Pizza Nova with advance notice, so we need to tally your orders. If you miss this deadline you will still be able to order for future dates.

Special Note – The usual Tuesday pizza for May 8th, has been MOVED to MAY 9th due to a Special Event held at Pizza Nova.

Fundraising with Flowers:

Spring is trying to take hold and soon the flowers will be blooming … or they COULD be!  If you have a garden to plant or pots you plan to fill with flowers when the weather gets warm, please consider buying them through the CSPC.  We will be taking orders from you from now until April 25th at which point we will place the complete order with Vesey’s, a flower/seed/summer bulb wholesaler. All orders and payments must be in by April 25th!

Here’s how it works:

  • Check out the catalog that was sent home or look at the Vesey’s website online. Please note that the catalog was sent home with the youngest or only child in grades JK through 6. We have some additional flyers in the office for those who have children in grades 7 or 8 and are not able to view the catalog online. There was a limited number supplied to us.
  • If you find something you like, submit your order and payment online byApril 25th through the MunchaLunch system.  Go to the ‘Fundraiser Open!’ tab. If you Order pizza, you already have an account. If not, you can set an account up.
  • If needed you can also send your order to us on paper, along with a cheque (preferred) or cash. Please include your email address.
  • We will submit the bulk order to Vesey’s and we will have a pick-up date for you when it arrives, approximately 2 weeks after we place the order.
  • Any profits we make will be used to support school activities.

How else can you support St. Brigid?

Share this catalog with family and friends. You can order for them or maybe even share a product with them.

There are also options online to make a donation if flowers aren’t your thing!

Need help with MunchaLunch find detailed instructions here!

Upcoming Events

April 19th – School Mass @9:00am

April 19th – CSPC Meeting @7:00pm

April 26th – First Reconciliation

April 28 & 29th – TCDSB Swim Meet

May 5th – First Holy Communion

May 16th – School Mass @12:30pm

May 17th – CSPC Meeting

May 24th – Confirmation Mass

May 29th – Welcome to Kindergarten

Family Fun Night ~ Ping Pong Edition ~ TONIGHT!!

Are you tired of the cold weather and looking for something warm to do with the kids this evening (Friday, March 23rd)?  Come out for some family fun at St. Brigid’s!  We will be setting up some ping pong tables in the gym and will also have some craft materials to experiment with.  Come and challenge your kids to a match, or just learn to play!  All skill levels welcome!  There will be a limit of 50 people for this event so please RSVP to let us know if you will attend.

Where: St. Brigid’s gym

When: This Friday, March 23, 6:30-8 PM

Who: St Brigid families

How much: Free!  But if you can afford to pay what you can ($5-10 per family), please consider it!  Money will go towards craft supplies and some small expenses for our next event.

RSVP HERE!

 

Lenten Outreach

It has become an annual tradition at St. Brigid to live out our Christian lives through hands on service to others. In the past our students have made care packages for people in our community who are less fortunate. We have made sandwiches that were later included in the decorated care packages and delivered to various shelters in the downtown core. This is a very powerful activity that demonstrates true Christian Action on the part of our students. In an email previously sent, is a letter directly from the people at Street Haven at the Crossroads thanking our students for their contributions at Christmas. This year we are using our Lenten Outreach to once again build care packages for the Women at ‘Street Haven at the Crossroads’ and for Dr. Simone’s International Outreach “Canadian Food for Children.’

Collections will take place during our first week back from March break and we will be building the care packages during Holy Week.

We are looking for the following items: (Preferably small travel sizes)

  • Kindergarten – Toothpaste
  • Grade 1 – Toothbrushes
  • Grade 2 – Soap/body wash
  • Grade 3- Bandaids
  • Grade 4 – Shampoo
  • Grade 5 – New flip flops
  • Grade 6 – New women’s underwear
  • Grade 7 – Rice
  • Grade 8 – Powdered milk
  • Staff – Women’s hygiene products

 

Invitation: PARENTING IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY: A STRESS AND ANXIETY TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS

PARENTING IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY: A STRESS AND ANXIETY TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS
Keynote address for parents (elementary, middle school, or high school)
When: Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm.
Duration: 60 minutes
Focus: Stress management and coping skills for parents and kids
All kids experience stress and anxiety. These emotions are part of being human, after all. But one in eight children experiences such a high level of anxiety that the child finds it difficult to manage at home or at school. In this thought-provoking presentation by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parent author who also struggles with anxiety herself, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between stress and anxiety (and why this matters); stress management skills for kids and adults; and anxiety management skills for kids and adults (what makes anxiety better, not worse).

Sign up here!  Register for your spot
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