Good morning Celtics,

It is hard to believe that we are already at the beginning of October.  Fall has slowly arrived and I am welcoming the cooler weather!  All the students and all of our families have been wonderful at following our safety procedures. A special thanks to parents who are doing their part in waiting along the sidewalk for your children and swiftly making your way through the Kiss n Ride.  A note to follow staff directions makes for a speedier drop off!

We love that everyone is working hard and is excited to be at school enjoying the learning, the activities and the friendships.  Our schoolwide puzzle activity is almost complete.  Thank you Ms. Wilkinson for your learning commons showcase!

 

School News:

Terry Fox Run!  Thank you to all the staff and students who participated in the terry Fox run/walk this week.  Thank you to the generous donations on behalf of the school!  OVER $900 WAS RAISED! If you would still like to make a donation, please use this link:  http://www.terryfox.ca/StBrigidSchAyr

Food Program:  Stay tuned for information coming soon!  We will be working with Schoolcash Online who connects with local vendors for school COVID safe food days!  It is a 3 day program (2 pizza days and 1 sub day).

Nutrition for Learning:  Please be sure to notify your child’s teacher if there is something in the snack bin your child can NOT eat.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser!:  Also coming soon…School Council Terra Cotta Cookie Dough Fundraiser!  It will be completed all online and frozen premade & preboxed cookie dough will arrive to the school for you pick up in time for Christmas!!  The school specific link will be available for you to order for friends and family or shareable for friends and family to order themselves!  *Amazing features are their vegan and gluten free options!  

FlipGive Fundraiser:  A platform where we earn cash back on every purchase, we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws. You will create an account using the link below and then the next time you shop online for products or gift cards you can earn a percentage back for the school. You will be able to shop using the FlipGive website or app (free download available in the app store and google play).

 Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=T9QSL2

 Or if you already have an account, please use this code to find our school: T9QSL2

 

Students who are Ill:  Please follow the directions on the Ontario Self-Screener when your child is ill. The screener will inform your next steps.

School Pictures!  Lifetouch is booked for Tuesday, October 5th.  Each student will have their photo taken in the gym where Lifetouch will ensure Health & Safety protocols are in place.  There will be no class photo/composite.

Inclement Weather:  As previously communicated, please ensure your child is dressed for all types of weather. Due to the need for regular mask breaks and fresh air, we will be going outside in cold, misty or light rain conditions.

Celtic Spirit:  Stay tuned for upcoming spirit days brought to you by the Celtic Spirit Team!

 

Upcoming (& Future) Important Dates: 

October 5 – School Picture Day!

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:

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

 

Stay Safe Celtics!

The Staff at St. Brigid