Gaels Weekly Update - April 9, 2014

It is the fifth week of Lent and as we approach Holy Week we will be preparing for the Prayer Service: The Stations of the Cross.   Our seventh-graders will be presenting it in the gym on Friday, April 11th @ 9:00a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Tuition contracts were due today.  I am hoping all of you took advantage of the Standing Tuition Rate. Included in the packet was the tuition contract, a new program for tuition payments and tuition assistance/scholarships. We expect several new children for next year, due to our “new” collaboration with the West Hartford YMCA and the New Children’s Museum. We want you to continue to be part of our St. Brigid School family, so please turn in your contracts and lock in your rate.

The children’s “Catholic Relief Services Lenten Rice Bowls” are due back to school this Friday, April 11th.   Thank you so much for your support of this wonderful way to participate in the Lenten season.

Additionally, thank you, to all of our students who have cooperated with leaving their cell phones in the office.  We appreciate your compliance!

Next week, is Holy Week and spring vacation; please remember we have no school on Easter Monday, April 21st.  When we return, we will be holding our Book Fair on Wednesday, April 23rd through Friday, April 25th. Also, on Wednesday, April 23rd, we will be having our “Special Person’s Luncheon” at 11:30am.  Everyone is welcome.  You may bring lunch for your child and your special person.  We are also having an Ice Cream Social on Thursday night April 24th from 5:30-6:30pm.  The cost is $2.00 per sundae.  It should be a fun way to celebrate spring.

I am including this portion of the update one more time just in case you missed it last week.  Donnelly’s Uniform Company will be here to take measurements on Thursday, June 5th.  We are making a few changes to the school uniform for next year.  This is always a good time to make the changes since the children usually need new items for next year.  

Please see the attached Uniform listings.  Here are a few highlights: 

  • We are going back to black tie shoes for the boys and Mary Janes for the girls. No Ballerina shoes! 
  • The 4th-8th grade boys will wear the Logo Dress Shirt with a tie.
  • 4th & 5th grade boys will wear a plaid tie.
  • 6th-8th grade boys wear the current striped tie.
  • The Logo polo shirt will only be a part of the Summer Uniform for the 4th-8th graders.  All items must be purchased through the Donnelly Uniform Company.
  • The Kindergarten thru 8th grade girls will no longer wear pants.   K-5th grade girls will wear the  jumper and dress blouse with the little tie.
  • The Middle School Girls will wear the uniform skirt with the logoed dress oxford. 

In order to be certain that uniform articles are correct and will be acceptable; you should purchase them through the Donnelly Uniform Company.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

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 hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

Dear Lord Jesus,

How we love to celebrate Easter each April!

You are alive and with us each day.

Thank you, living Lord.





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