Welcome to St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School

November 2017

            Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
                                                                                                    Psalm 118:1

Dear Families, 

This is the time of year when we as a nation give thanks to God for all the blessings that have been given to us.  In school we learned about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 when the Pilgrims and “Indians” shared a meal.  History tells us that the celebration went on for three days, and the menu featured deer provided by the Wampanoags and wild turkeys provided by the Pilgrims. 

In 1827, Sarah Josepha Hale (author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) began a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.  She wrote editorials and letters to politicians for 36 years.  It wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday on the final Thursday of November. 

Giving thanks to God in times of plenty has ancient origins, going back to the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot.  Our Judeo-Christian tradition teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God.  We are called to use them wisely – to give glory to God by our lives, to serve our brothers and sisters, and to help build the Kingdom of God here and now. 

This Thanksgiving season, we will serve our brothers and sisters in need by supporting the work of the Parish Outreach Food Pantry.  Four classes are collecting food items and cash donations to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets.  We also will host our 25th Thanksgiving liturgy and luncheon to thank the senior citizens in our families and community.  Information about these and other events can be found in the News Section below.  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email at

Yours truly,
Mr. Paul P. Clagnaz
Proud Principal

What's Happening

Wild West Book Fair
arrowsWild West Book Fair
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. It's Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 for the children during school. There are evening hours on November 30 from 7 to 9 pm, and Saturday hours on December 2 from 11 am to 2 pm.
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Centennial Logo
arrowsSpirit Wear Order Form
The Winter collection of StB /OLH Spirit Wear is available featuring the limited edition centennial logo. The first order will be placed on November 15. The order form is attached.
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arrowsSTEM Club
There are three groups forming for the Fall STEM Club (Group A Pre-K through grade 2, Group B grades 3 through 5, and Group C grades 6 through 8). It begins on Thursday, November 16 for Group A, and Friday, November 17 for Groups B and C. The attached flyer has more information. Each group is limited to 24 participants.
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Lord & Taylor
arrowsA Fundraising Shopping Event at Lord & Taylor
SHOP SMART & DO GOOD, is a fundraising shopping event at Lord & Taylor, Garden City on Saturday, November 18, 2017. If you purchase a $5 ticket from the school office, you will receive a storewide 25% off shopping pass, plus 15% off most cosmetics and fragrances! Use the attached form to order your tickets from the office.
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arrowsShutterfly Promotion
Need Christmas cards, calendars or other photo gifts? Shutterfly will donate 13% of your purchase to our school. Email the Parents' Association to get your promo code fro $10 off $50 plus free shipping. Then go to the Shutterfly Store Front to place your order. Thank you!
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Casino Night
arrowsVegas Night
The Parents' Association presents Vegas Night on Saturday, November 25 in Casino Code. The evening is from 7 to 11 pm. Being offered are BINGO, Sports Auction, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Texas Hold'em Tournament. If you pre-order your ticket, admission is $40. Included is $25 of fun money, and hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, soda and dessert.
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arrowsSenior Citizen Thanksgiving Liturgy and Luncheon
The 25th annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Liturgy and Luncheon is taking place on Monday, November 20. Liturgy begins at 10:30 am followed by student entertainment and turkey and trimmings for lunch. Click on the link to register.
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arrowsThanksgiving Food Drive
Please support the service project being conducted by the students in Mrs. Pagano’s 3A, Mrs. Eremitaggio’s 3B, and their Prayer Buddies in Ms. Jakubowski’s Pre-K and Mrs. Rugolo’s Nursery classes. Please see the list for requested items.
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