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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Pizza Lunch Session #2!

****REMINDER****

  IT’S TIME TO ORDER PIZZA AGAIN! 

​Our first session of pizza ordering is now finished.

Ordering is NOW OPEN for the next session, January 23rd to April 17th.

Click here to place your pizza order! 

To receive pizza starting January 23orders must be placed by Friday, January 19th to give our supplier, Pizza Nova, enough notice for the following week.  If you miss this deadline you will still be able to order for future dates.

Returning parents, your login from last session (or last year) is still active. Remember you will order for one child at a time and you can delete any dates you would like to at the END of the process, before the payment step.

New parents, or those that are new to the ordering system will have to create an account.

The St. Brigid website has more detailed ordering instructions.  If you have any further questions please reply to this email.

If you have an hour to spare from 10:40-11:40 on a Tuesday some time, please also let us know!  We can always use more volunteers to help get pizza to classes on Tuesdays.

Spirit Week

Dear St. Brigid Families,

The season of Advent is upon us and we wait in anticipation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The Me to We is a student leadership club that is actively working to build awareness of issues around our community and the world. We are very excited to share in the activities and events they have planned:

o   The group has introduced a ‘Kindness Wall’ to promote peace and kindness in the school.

o   They have organized Spirit Week for the week before the Christmas Holidays. The schedule of events is listed below:

  • Monday December 18: Dress up as your favourite Christmas carol (non-uniform if dressed up)
  • Tuesday December 19: Pyjama day (Non-uniform if dressed in pyjamas)
  • Wednesday December 20: Dress up as your favourite Christmas movie character (Non-uniform day if dressed up)
  • Thursday December 21: Christmas sweater or shirt day (Uniform except for sweater or shirt)
  • Friday December 22: Red, green and white day (non-uniform day)

o   The group is also organizing ‘candy grams’ for our students. Included below is a letter directly from the Me to We students:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

The students in the Me to We club are organizing candy grams for students! They will be sold in the foyer, on the intermediate floor, and outside the library for $1 each, or 3 for $2. The sales will start on Monday, December 11 and will take place during first and lunch recesses. Sales will close on Wednesday, December 20 and candy grams will be delivered on the last day of school before the Christmas holidays.

 

They will be slightly different than past years, however. Everyone in the school will receive 1 large candy cane, along with a message from the club. Students will be purchasing messages to attach to the candy canes for friends, siblings, classmates and staff!

 

All proceeds from the messages will go directly to Street Haven Women’s shelter.

 

Remember your loonies and toonies! Let’s spread some Christmas Cheer!

 

Go St. Brigid Go!

As always we thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing many of you over the next two weeks at our various celebrations and events.

Happy Advent!