Good morning Celtics,

We continue to be excited to see smiles and energy in the school again. Even though it has been quite some time, your children are quickly adapting to school routines.  I am loving this community and witnessing such beautiful examples of the Gospel values of kindness, love and respect which are core to our Catholic Education. Thank you for helping make all of our first weeks back to school amazing! 

 

School News:

LMS:

Each classroom teacher will be/has created a learning management system for communicating with families.  An LMS is either a google classroom or D2L learning platform.  Next week, families will be invited to log in to navigate the classrooms and see what your child(ren) will be learning this term.

 

Bell Times:

Kindly note in the morning our supervisors are on the yard from 8:20- 8:35am. If your child arrives after that time,  please have him/her come to the front doors of the school and we will send him/her off to class from there. 

Students may arrive to the school no earlier than 8:20am. Kindergarteners will also be welcomed at 8:20am in the kindergarten gate as that is the time supervisors are on the yard and when the school aged children from the extended day program are transitioning to the back.  Thank you!

 

Enrolment Updates: 

We continued to see growth in our student population at the school start up and as previously communicated, class lists are always tentative to start the year. Luckily, this week we were notified once again that we are not required to reorganize our classrooms.

 

Schoolcash Online: 

Important Reminder: If your address, phone number or email has changed, please contact the school by phone or email to update your contact information.  It is important for your child’s safety that we have the correct contact information.

There are many mandatory school start-up forms posted in School Cash Online for you to complete for EACH child. There are several documents that require the input of information and there are a couple of read-only documents.  Thank you to all families who have already completed the forms online. If you are NOT registered for School Cash Online please sign up NOW!      

 

CSAC:

St. Brigid Catholic School Advisory Council initial meeting of the 2021/2022 year will be held virtually this week on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00 pm. The agenda will be sent to all parents who filled out the form expressing their interest to be a regularly participating member of the advisory council. Thank you for volunteering!

 

Terry Fox Run:  

This is the 23rd year that St. Brigid has participated in fundraising in support of cancer research.

The date of our Walk/Run this year is September 29th. ( Rain date: Sept. 30th or 31st depending on the weather. )  We will adjust our walk to observe COVID protocols.  Please make sure you have signed your child’s walking permission form on schoolcash online!

Our school has raised over $11,500 and we hope to continue this tradition this year.  Families who would like to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation as part of the St. Brigid School Community are asked to visit the website through the link below to make your donation directly.  Thanks for supporting this great charity and continuing the tradition.

http://www.terryfox.ca/StBrigidSchAyr

 

Upcoming (& Future) Important Dates: 

Tuesday September 21st:  CSAC Meeting 6pm-7:30pm

Thursday September 30th:  Orange Shirt Day.  Please wear orange to remember and honour Residential School Children.

October 8 – PA Day

October 11 – Thanksgiving

November 18 – Progress Report Card Distribution

November 19 – PA Day

November 25 – Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

December 20 – Christmas Break Begins

January 3 – Back to School 2022

January 21- PA Day

February 17 -Term 1 Report Card Distribution

February 21 – Family Day

March 2 – Ash Wednesday

March 14-18 March Break

April 8 – PA Day

April 15 – Good Friday

April 18 – Easter Monday

May 2-6 Catholic Education Week

May 23 -Victoria Day

June 3 – PA Day

June 27 -Term 2 Report Card Distribution Date

June 29 -Last Day of School

 

Parish Updates:

 Please call the school if you have questions regarding Sacraments or joining the Catholic faith.

 

WCDSB Updates:

Confirmation of Screening:  Kind reminder that every child must be screened each morning before coming to school.  The WCDSB is no longer requiring the one-page gold sheet to be signed after today.  However, your child(ren) must continue to be screened each day by a guardian/parent using the Ontario self-screen below. Thank you to all families that are diligently screening.

The updated provincial screener can be found on the WCDSB  homepage and you can also access it by clicking on the link:  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Please refer to www.wcdsb.ca for the most up to date news.

 

Stay Safe Celtics!

The Staff at St. Brigid