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School Update – Week of February 10, 2020

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of February 10, 2020

Dear Parents,

This past week we celebrated our Feast of St. Brigid liturgy led by the Grade 4 classes.

St. Brigid School is hosting its fifth annual Valentine’s Sock Drive in February. Please consider donating new socks of any style, size, or colour for boys, girls, women and men.  Mrs. Rutherford’s class will be collecting donations at school starting Monday, February 3rd until Tuesday, February 18th. All donations will go to the Good Shepherd.  Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation.

Thank you to our Eco Bears for encouraging participation in National Sweater Day and Winter Walk Day this past week.  We are proud of our students and staff working towards helping our environment.

Congratulations to our Grade 7 students who will receive their Confirmation on Saturday.  May God bless you as He leads you to new opportunities in the years ahead; Opportunities for growth, for learning, and for discovering His plan for your life.

A reminder during drop off and pick up in our Kiss n’ Ride area that stopping and leaving vehicles is not permitted at any time.    During these snowy, winter conditions, it’s important to be extra attentive while moving through this area as visibility can be lower.   Thank you for your support to keep our students and families safe!

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities launched a program in 2005 designed to provide children from families with low income the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities offered int eh community.  Participation in sports and recreation can help children develop essential life skills, self-esteem and confidence.  Children who are physically active have improved school performance and future education expectations, as well as get the opportunity to learn important leadership skills and develop more positive relationships.  If your family could benefit from this program, please contact our administration team at St. Brigid.  For more information please visit,

Our school, along with many others in the board, have signed up for the first ever I Read Canadian Day on February 19th, 2020!  On this day, it is our goal to read 15 min of any novel by a Canadian author. There is a display in the library with many different titles to choose from. Students are encouraged to read with their family and friends either here at school or at home.

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new HCDSB Alumni Award.   

The HCDSB Alumni Award has been designed to celebrate the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).

Beginning this school year, and each year moving forward, we will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients during Catholic Education Week.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 HCDSB Alumni Awards – deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30, 2020.

Learn more about the selection criteria and nomination process here.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, February 17th – Family Day (no school)

Tuesday, February 18th – Grade 7 immunizations (a.m.)

Information & Reminders for the upcoming week:

Monday, February 10th

Tuesday, February 11th

  • Therapy Dogs visit Mrs. Fontanilla’s class
  • First Aid Course

Wednesday, February 12th

  • Catholic School Council meeting – 6:45 p.m. @ St. Brigid library
  • First Aid Course – make up class #1

Thursday, February 13th

  • Spirit Day – Wear red, white and/or pink

Friday, February 14th

  • P.D. Day
  • Happy Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Lanois                      Mrs. Butt

Principal                            Vice-Principal



Elementary Vice-PrincipalSchool Update – Week of February 10, 2020