Gaels Weekly Update - March 5, 2014
It is finally March and hopefully that means spring is right around the corner. As long as we do not have any more snow days, our projected date for the last day of school will be Thursday, June 19th. Eighth Grade Graduation has been moved to Friday, June 13th. The kindergarten Fly-up ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 18th, Pre-K 4 ceremony with be on Tuesday June 17th, and Pre-K 3 ceremony will be on Monday, June 16th. Of course, this is only if we do not have any more snow days. The last three days of school will be 11:45 dismissals. Aftercare will end the day before the last day of school.
Spring Sports: Please return the permission slips for the spring sports teams ASAP. This will give Coach Morales time to put together the teams. If you have not returned your basketball uniforms, please do so by the end of this week.
You will be receiving your contracts for the next school year. Please take advantage of early registration for next year. We have some very exciting things planned for the future of St Brigid School. We will be having a meeting on Thursday, March 13th at 4:30-5:30. The meeting will be about St. Brigid School and the West Hartford YMCA collaborating in the development of an afterschool program and summer camp. On the same evening, we will have a very important meeting in regards to some of the exciting plans that we have in store for next year. We will also be discussing the Tuition Contract, Smart Tuition, a new program for tuition payments and Tuition Assistance/Scholarships. This meeting will take place from 5:30-6:30. Child care will be offered for free for any parent who attends both meetings. It is very important that all of our parents attend. We need you to be a part of St. Brigid School’s bright future. We still need your help, please encourage your family and friends to tour our school. You are the best advertisement for our school. If you have concerns or ideas for the school, please talk to me. I am here to listen to you.
This Wednesday, March 5th, is the beginning of the Lenten Season. Our third grade class is in charge of mass. We will have mass and distribute ashes at 10:00a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The children brought home “Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowls”. This is a wonderful way for the children to participate in making a Lenten Sacrifice for the Lenten Season. The Rice Bowls are due back to school on Friday, April 11th. Please take time to read the daily prayers as a family.
The Drama Club is off and running and it should be a very exciting show. I want to thanks Ms. B and Ms. Seidl for volunteering their time to run the Drama Club. Please make sure that you pick up your child on time after practices. Our teachers have other commitments after school. Thanks you!
On the March calendar, it has Friday, March 21st as a Dress Down Day but it should be Next Friday, March 14th as a Dress Down for a minimum donation of $1. We are using the money to help defray the cost of Field Day. We are asking the children to wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. On Monday, March 17th, the children may add something green to their uniform.
Please remember, if your child is late, a parent must accompany them to the office and sign them in to 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 complained that I had no shoes, Until….I met a man who had no feet.
An Irish Blessing
CT Federation of Catholic School Parents:
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