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

September 2017

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles."
Miss Julia Coleman

Dear Families,
As we begin another school year - our 99
th opening -  I can’t help but reflect on the statement made by Julia Coleman.  Miss Coleman was a beloved teacher at the school in Plains, Georgia attended by President Jimmy Carter.  Adjusting to changing times and holding to unchanging principles describes our school’s history.  The tools and techniques used in education have changed drastically over the past 100 years, while we hold to unchanging principles - the principles based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   

We may use keypads and Chromebooks rather than ink wells and slate boards, but the values of love, forgiveness, service, and community remain.  We are, after all, a place where FAITH shapes the Spirit, FAMILY shapes the Heart, and KNOWLEDGE shapes the Mind. 

Let’s take a moment to remember and thank the Rev. Dr. William McGinnis, the Pastor of St. Brigid’s Parish in 1918, and the four School Sisters of Notre Dame who opened our first school on Post Avenue; the men and women who went door to door during the fifties and sixties to raise the money to build our current facility; our dedicated teachers, School Sisters as well as lay women and men; the families who entrusted their children to us, sometimes making great sacrifices to do so; and most importantly, to the thousands of children who received their educational foundation at St. Brigid’s School. 

And I thank you, for joining me, as together, we write the next chapter in the history of our school. 

Yours truly,
Mr. Paul P. Clagnaz
Proud Principal

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Buddy Walk
arrowsBuddy Walk to benefit the National Down Syndrome Society
The Buddy Walk was established by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Parents and friends are invited to join us. The Buddy Walk begins at 2:15 pm. We will take one or two laps around the block (each lap is 1/2 mile). Please send any donations to the office in an envelope marked "Buddy Walk" using the attached flyer. Thank you for your support!
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arrowsParents' Association Participation Packet Sign Up Genius
The Parents’ Association invites you to get involved in our school. Come join us to make StB/OLH the best school possible for your children, have some fun with the families in our school community, and earn tuition credit ($11.25/hour with a per family maximum of 60 hours) towards next year’s tuition.
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arrowsJoin Cross Country
Middle School students run in meets with the Catholic Middle School Athletic Association. Fifth graders may train with the middle schoolers in order to prepare for next season. Practices take place in the water park from 3 pm until 4:15 pm.
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arrowsCharles Water Karate & Fitness Offer
Charles Water karate & Fitness s offering a special fall promotion for children attending our school; five weeks of karate lesson plus a free uniform for $75. Please see the attached flyer for details.
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Kids Soccer
arrowsPDB Soccer Academy
PDB Soccer Academy is offering fall soccer clinics for children ages 3 through 9. The clinics take place on Saturday morning in the Water Park across from school. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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RISE Jack O'Lanterns
arrowsRISE of the Jack O'Lanterns
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns returns to Old Westbury Gardens. Thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O'Lanterns are on display. School supporters can get up to 50% off tickets AND earn our school 10% of each ticket. Click on the link to go to the website to order discounted tickets.
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Philly Poster
arrowsMiddle School Trip to Philadelphia
Plans are under way for our fall Middle School Trip. This year we will be returning to Philadelphia on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20. All students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to attend. Parent/guardian chaperones are most welcome to attend based on availability on the buses. Chaperones must have attended a VIRTUS training session.
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Toddler Trio
arrowsToddler and Toddler Plus/Pre-Nursery Program
Classes are forming for our Toddler Program for 18 month olds and the Toddler Plus/Pre-Nursery Program for 24 month olds. Please see the attachment for details.
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