St. Brigid Gaels Weekly Update - September 17, 2014

I wanted to thank all of our parents who attended our Home/School Meeting on Monday, September 15, 2014.  We had a great turn out and are very excited about all of the events we have planned for the school year.  If you have an idea or would like to get involved please attend our monthly meetings.  The next Home/School Meeting is on Tuesday, October 7th @ 5:30.  If you signed up for an event, please consider taking the lead in organizing the event.

Thank you to everyone who donated Baby items in honor of September 11th.  St. Francis Hospital volunteers were very impressed with all of the donations.

On Monday, September 22nd, families throughout the Archdiocese are encouraged to observe Family Dinner Day by sharing a meal together.  Archbishop Blair’s Pastoral Letter encourages families to participate in Family Dinner Day and additional resources can be found on the website of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

It is that time of year; please make sure you remind your child(ren) to cover their mouths and noses when sneezing and coughing.  The children should remember to wash their hands as much as possible. 

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A few reminders: 

  • Friday, September 19th: Dress Down Day for the Middle School National Jr. Honor Society.  $1.00 Minimum Donation please.
  • Everyone should be using the back door in the morning and the afternoon.  No one should use the front door at dismissal time!
  •  At Dismissal, please come into the gym and join us for announcements and prayer.  We ask all parents to sit on the bleachers.  Please do not stand at the doors.   After prayer, please go over to your child’s teacher and greet them.  Then your child can be dismissed.  Wewant to make sure that we know who is taking the children at dismissal time.  If your child is going home with someone other than you, please make sure you have sent in a note in the morning to notify their teacher. 
  •  The children must be in their classroom by 8:00am or they will be marked tardy. Mr. Martin is at the back door until 7:55.  If he is not there, you must use the front door.  Parents need to accompany your child into the building.  They must be signed in at the office if they are late.   It is imperative that the children are in school on time.  Tardiness not only disrupts the rest of the class but they miss out on instructional time.
  •  Uniform questions?  Please review the Parent/Student Handbook.  The gym sneakers should be white or black.  They may have white or black trim.  They should not be any other color.
  •  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, we dismiss at 2:20.
  • Wednesday, we dismiss at 1:20.  Please remember if you have not registered through the YMCA (www.westhartford YMCA.org.) for Aftercare you must be here on time at dismissal.  There is nowhere for your child to go and we cannot be responsible after school gets out.  Per other Catholic Schools, there will be a late charge.  Any family who has not picked up their child (ren) by dismissal time will be assessed $35 (per child) for the first quarter-hour, and $10 for each additional quarter-hour, or part thereof.  The YMCA will work with you to make accommodations for your schedule.
  • Fall Sports:  If your child is interested in Cross Country or Soccer, please make sure you have filled out the Emergency Form and paid the $50.00.
  • Fall Sports are starting; I would encourage you to contact the YMCA to make arrangements if it is easier for your child to stay in Aftercare.  That being said, you must make arrangements with the YMCA beforehand.  No child can go to Aftercare unless they are registered through the YMCA program. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

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

A dear friend sent this to me…. Words to live by…..

Come Sit with Me

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.  You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.  Forget the bad and focus on the good.  Love the people who treat you well, pray for the ones who don’t.  Life is too short to be anything but happy.  Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.  

CT Federation of Catholic School Parents:

Greetings!

CT Federation of Catholic School Parents Website Update:

We are pleased to announce that the CT Federation website is officially LIVE. Please share this link with your school communities, as a resource.

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