Gaels Weekly Update - June 17, 2014

I cannot believe that the school year is over.  It has been a wonderful school year.  I thank all of you for your support.  St. Brigid School is a special place because of all of our families, teachers and staff.  I pray for all of you everyday up in our chapel.  I will continue to do that over the summer.  

Our Eighth Graders had a beautiful Graduation on Friday night. We wish them much success as they go into high school. They will always be a part of SBS.

Sadly, Mrs. Suzanne Couture, our School Nurse is retiring at the end of this School Year.  She has been our Nurse for the last twenty-eight years.  We will miss her dedication to the students and everyone here at SBS.  We will also miss Olivia, our school dog.  She has brought much happiness to all of us this year.  We wish Mrs. Couture a wonderful retirement!  

Please remember that Tuesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 18th are 11:45 Dismissals.  I am sorry for any inconvenience but there will be no Aftercare on Wednesday or Thursday this week.  

On Wednesday, June 18th, our Pre-K 4, Kindergarten and First Graders will be having their End of the year Ceremony at 9:00am.   We are really looking forward to the ceremony. You are welcome to attend.  

On Thursday, June 19th, we will have our End of the Year Prayer Service at 9:00am.  You are welcome to attend!

The Last Day of School is Thursday, June 19th, it is an 11:45 Dismissal and there is NO Aftercare on Thursday, June 19th.  School will be closing at 11:55.  Please make sure you have made arrangements to pick up your child on Thursday at 11:45! 

 As mentioned before, we have made a few changes to the uniform.   To ensure that you have the proper uniform pieces for next year, please purchase them through Donnelly’s Uniform Company.  

There is still time to sign up for our Summer Camp with the YMCA.  It should be a wonderful summer filled with learning and fun activities.   If you need more information, contact the YMCA (860-521-5830) Financial Assistance is Available.  If you qualify for “Care for Kids” they may help with the cost of the program.  You can choose to attend all summer or only one week.

The YMCA will also be taking over our Aftercare Program next school year.  It will be a wonderful program including Homework Help, Project Based learning and many exciting programs to enrich our aftercare.  

Today, we had a “retreat day” with all the current and new students from 4-7 grades.  This will give them an opportunity to get to know one another before the next school year.  

We will be doing our financial aid requests at the end of this week.  Please make sure that we have your contracts for next year.  The tuition will be increasing again after June 30th.  

If your child(ren) will not be returning next year, please call the office and let us know.  We are doing class orders and we want to make sure we have enough supplies for all of our students.  The Office of Catholic School’s is asking families that will not be returning to fill out a quick survey on-line or hard copy, so we may better serve our families.  

Please remember, if your child is late, a parent must accompany them to the office and sign them into school. If you do not come in and sign in your child, they will not be permitted to go to class!

Please remember to “Like” us on Patch and Facebook.  It is a great way to spread the good news about St. Brigid School.

May the Peace of Christ be with you!
Shevon S. Hickey “75

I hope you have a wonderful, restful summer! God Bless You!


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