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

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

Dear Families,

As we begin another school year - our 100th -  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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On Sunday, October 14 a number of new Saints will be canonized in Rome. Among them will be Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero. Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador. He was martyred while saying mass on March 24, 1980 at the beginning of the Salvadoran Civil War. Many refugees from the civil war settled in Westbury and St. Brigid’s. Attached is a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barres to commemorate the occasion.
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School Safety Forum
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The Nassau County Police Department is having a School Safety Forum on Tuesday, September 25 at Hofstra University. The Forum runs from 7 to 9 pm at the David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex. Students in grades 6 through college are invited. Twenty-five $200 gift certificates will be given out on a lottery basis.
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arrowsCentennial Homecoming 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
As part of our Centennial Celebration we are planning a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run on Thanksgiving weekend. The date is Saturday, November 24, 2018 beginning at 9 am. The start and end location is the school. The registration and race is being managed by elitefeats.
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Washington, DC
arrowsMiddle School Trip to Washington, DC
Plans are under way for our Annual Fall Middle School Trip. This year we will be returning to Washington, DC. The trip is on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19. All students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are encouraged to attend. We also have room to take parent/guardian chaperones. Chaperones must have attended a VIRTUS training session. Attached is the application and permission slip.
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Shop at fiVE BELºW in Westbury Plaza and 10% of your purchase will be donated to our school! Be sure to download and take the attached flyer with you. This promotion runs through October 5.
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arrowsCatholic High School Prep Class
All eighth graders who wish to attend a Catholic High School in September 2019 must take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. We offer prep classes on Saturday mornings beginning September 15. The CHSEE is given on Saturday, October 27.
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Clean Water
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Click on the above link for the results of the water testing for lead at school.
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