St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of November 23, 2020
Thank you for your participation in parent-teacher conferences this week. We know that when students, parents and educators work together, student achievement and well-being is enhanced! We look forward to continued communication and collaboration throughout the school year.
Advent is a season of joyful preparation for the Birth of Christ at Christmas. Advent is a season of hope and of longing, of joyful expectation. In the words of Pope Francis, “Advent is the time to welcome the Lord who comes to meet us, the time to look ahead, and to prepare ourselves for Christ’s return.” Many symbols and traditions are associated with Advent. Perhaps the best known symbol is the Advent Wreath. The light of the candles signifies the light of Christ, who will come into the world at Christmas. As we prepare for Christmas, let us be reminded that we are called to be a light to others, to radiate love, goodness and compassion to all we meet.
Thanks to all our parents and family members who have supported our virtual Book Fair! The link for the Book Fair is open until November 30th. We appreciate your support!
Kiss n’ Ride
For those parents using the Kiss n’ Ride, please remember that you must enter the Kiss n’ Ride area beside the school before dropping off your children. As well, there is no stopping permitted in the Kiss n’ Ride area, in order to accommodate the large number of families dropping off, to keep traffic flowing. For the safety of all students, please have children exit your vehicle on the school side of vehicle, not the parking lot side. We appreciate your support to ensure all students and families arrive and depart in a safe manner.
If you notice that your child has been marked late on their progress report, please note there was a discrepancy with the program and the office staff is working to correct this.
Thank you for your support of our St. Brigid Christmas Food Drive for the Georgetown Bread Basket. The food drive will continue to run until this Friday, December 4th so if you haven’t already brought in your donation, you still have time!
Also, a reminder that this Friday, December 4th will be PJ Day! Dress in your comfiest PJs and help us celebrate the end of our food drive! Due to Covid restrictions, we do ask that all stuffed toys, blankets or pillows be left at home to help keep everyone safe.
Thank you again for your ongoing support for our school and community.
Update Contact Information
If there have been any recent changes to your contact information, please update your contact information with the school office.
Up-to-date contact information is important if your child becomes ill at school and needs to be picked up, or in the case that COVID-19 contact tracing needs to occur.
Not Receiving Emails from us or HCDSB?
If you have not been receiving emails from our school or HCDSB, please first check with the school office to ensure your email contact information is correct.
If your contact information is correct, your email provider is marking emails from us as spam/junk. To correct this, please follow these instructions: https://www.hcdsb.org/DropOffLibrary/2019-11-EmailInstructions.pdf
We opened up lockers this week to students within the school and those in the portables started to use the hooks in the cubby area. As the winter months are quickly approaching, here are a few reminders about locker use and protocols in place this year:
- Students can use lockers to store OUTERWEAR ONLY.
- Personal items such as backpacks, textbooks, writing tools, lunches, etc., will continue to be kept in the classroom at all times.
- To ensure students spend minimal time at their locker, locks are NOT PERMITTED on student lockers.
- Students are assigned an individual locker. Students are not to share a locker unless they live in the same household and are in the same class.
- Physical distancing protocols are in place at each school to avoid congregating in the hallways.
Please continue to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:
As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and we will continue to take direction from the Ministry of Education and Halton Region Public Health to ensure all protocols are in place and followed in our school.
Information & Reminders for the upcoming week:
Monday, November 30th
- Catholic School Council meeting @ 6:45 p.m. virtually
- In-school virtual Advent liturgy celebrating the first week of Advent
Thursday, December 3rd
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Friday, December 4th
- P.J. day
Enjoy the week!
Mrs. Lanois Mrs. Butt