Our school theme for the 2022 - 2023 school year is “Together as One: Serving our God, Our School and Our Community.” At this unique time in the history of our school, let us focus on the importance of Catholic community and all that comes with it. In the context of community, the transmission of our faith and culture takes place by sharing Catholic values, beliefs and practices which are critical in the formation of our students. The last two years have been challenging and isolating at times. We are more than ready to keep moving forward with joy and hope knowing that as Catholics and Christians there is a purpose and a value in what we do each day. Working together as parents and school staff, forming ONE community focused on serving God and each other, we place importance on intentionally developing our children’s hearts, minds and souls. Our school staff is looking forward to partnering with you this year to serve our God, our school, and our community.
We begin this year with a “Meet The Teacher” on Monday, August 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm hosted by our Home and School and our School Advisory Committee. This event will be outdoors behind the school. Families will be invited to visit classrooms to “Meet The Teacher” and then spend time outdoors visiting information tables and enjoying treats. Come in the front doors, stop by the Home and School table, pick up your treat tickets, and proceed to meet your teacher. Then go outside for the welcome back party. Preschool students will have a separate meet the teacher playdate. Information about this event will be sent to preschool parents via email.
FACTS: Web Forms & Teacher Assignment
All students in preschool through grade 8 will be using FACTS to complete their back to school Web Forms again this school year. These forms will be available beginning Monday, August 22nd. Upon login, you will be prompted to complete your Web Forms packet. Then you will be taken to your home screen where you will be able to see your child’s teacher assignment.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, you will receive an email asking you to complete your child’s transportation form. This must be completed prior to the first day of school. Please watch for this email.
If you do not have a FACTS log in please follow the directions attached. There is also a video tutorial linked in the document below. If you have problems or questions, please contact Kerinan Jordan at email@example.com
At this time, we would like to thank Mrs. Cindy Lombardo for her 26 years of service to Saint Brigid of Kildare School. We wish her all the best as she leaves St. Brigid of Kildare School to live out her Catholic faith in new and different ways. We are grateful for the many years that Mrs. Lombardo has spent preparing our 8th grade students to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, as well as her role as Vice Principal. Our Director of Religious Education, Andrea Komenda, has accepted the role of teaching 8th Grade Religion, and she will now help to prepare all of our parish 8th graders for Confirmation in order to become fully initiated members of our church.
The following is a current summary of the staffing changes and additions:
We welcome the following new staff!
Mrs. Mary Starkey - 1st Grade
Mrs. Gloria Boeckl - 4th Grade
Ms. Kaitlyn Ditalia - 5th and 6th Grade (ELA)
Mr. Jeffrey Shock - 7th and 8th Grade (Science)
Mrs. Andrea Komenda - 8th grade religion
Mrs. Jennifer Rozanski - Intervention Specialist (part-time)
Ms. Alyson Stickel - School Nurse
Mrs. Jennie Sheldon - Paraprofessional 3-4 team
Staff with new roles:
Mrs. Ellen Faler - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Mackenzie Veeder - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Sue Kessler - 4th Grade
Mrs. Karen Delucia - 5th and 6th Grade (Social Studies)
Mrs. Kathleen Dodd - Paraprofessional 3-4 team
Mrs. Teri Ryan - Educational Support Assistant 5 - 6 team
Mrs. Maryann Heffernan - Library Paraprofessional
And congratulations to our staff members who welcomed new babies this summer! (Photos below)
- Mrs. Erin Mazon and Mr. Chris Mazon welcomed Miles Luis Mazon on June 15
- Megan and Tony Wachalec welcomed Luke Robert Wachalec on July 19
- Mr. Jeffrey & Allison Shock welcomed Elizabeth (Libby) Grace Shock on July 21
Important K-8 Dates
- Parent Administration and Meet the Teacher - August 22nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
- Kindergarten WOW - August 23rd - Please see your letter for assigned times for WOW and for staggered start times and dates.
- Staggered Start Opening for grades 1- 8 will be 8:00 am - 2:50 pm.
- August 24th - Last names A - K only
- August 25th - Last names L - Z only
- August 26th - All students
- Opening School Mass - Friday, August 26, 9:00 AM
Morning Drop Off
Morning car drop off will begin at 7:45 am. All students are to exit the passenger side of the car. More details and a drop off map will be included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday.
Afternoon pick up
We are planning to do one car rider dismissal at 2:50 PM. There will be 90 parking spaces available for parents picking up. We will include more details and a pick up map in the next few Wolfhound Wednesdays.
As our new school year begins, we can be proud of the spiritual and academic excellence nurtured at Saint Brigid of Kildare School and in knowing that we are truly making a difference in the lives of our children. On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to working with all of our students and with you in the new school year.