Thank you for taking the time to fill out re-enrolment forms for the 2021-2022 school year and the Oak Society grant forms. Re-enrollment is due today and Oak Society grant forms are due January 29th.
I would also like to thank you for your kind understanding of the addition of Wellness Days the past few months. This opportunity for self-care has been invaluable for our staff and families. Several of you have inquired about additional Wellness Days. At this time we do not have any additional Wellness Days scheduled, however, if it's determined that one is needed we will give sufficient time for families to plan accordingly.
Many have also asked about vaccines for teachers and school staff. The information is changing rapidly about the distribution model and timing. Some of the models that are being considered may require a change in school schedule to release teachers/staff to have time to get to a location for the scheduled times. I will let you know as soon as I know, if we will need to make a schedule change with an early release or a day that school is closed due to the circumstances regarding the administration of the vaccine.
Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching. There will be several activities planned to not only celebrate Catholic education, but to celebrate the February 1st Feast of St. Brigid and our 25th anniversary! I would just like to mention a few items to help you prepare ahead of time and a complete schedule will be shared next week. Students will have a couple of special dress days.
- Green day! (Or students may wear school colors of green and yellow)
- Destination T-shirt/Sweatshirt Day! (Students may wear a shirt/sweatshirt of a place they have visited or would like to visit)
- 25 years from now! Students will be asked to bring an artifact or dress representing a profession they hope to be in 25 years from now. Different grade levels will be doing this differently. Teachers will send details.
One last activity to mention is a service project to raise money for “Feed the Kids Columbus”. Starting next week, in honor of our 25th anniversary and Saint Brigid’s dedication to serving the poor, students will be asked to earn quarters ($0.25) to donate to this organization.
More details on these activities and the entire week’s schedule will be available next week.
Two more planning ahead items….Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday! Teachers in grades P - 6 will be sending home directions for students to bring Valentine's cards to school the week of February 8th. Ash Wednesday is February 17. Our students will be virtually attending the 9 AM Mass and will be receiving ashes in their pod locations.
During this week of prayer for Christian unity, we pray for guidance and courage to seek solutions that benefit all and serve people to help build dignity and respect for one another.