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

October 2018

May the blessing of the Saints be with you on All Saints' Day and every day!

Dear Families,

This is a great time of year to think about the saints of our Church.  The Feast Day of one of the world's favorite saints, Saint Francis of Assisi, is celebrated on October 4.  He is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment, he founded three religious orders, and created the Nativity Scene. We continue the tradition of blessing animals on his Feast Day.  

On October 14, we celebrate the Canonization of six new Saints, including Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero.  The Canonization of Archbishop Romero is a time of special celebration for our Salvadoran sisters and brothers as well as the entire Church.

On November 1 we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  It is a day the Church celebrates all the people who have died and are now with God in heaven.  We do not know the names of all the saints.  Everyone who has lived and died in Jesus' love is a saint - even members of our family, our friends, and our neighbors!  We can all live like saints even while we are still living on earth - if we try to love Jesus and share his love with others.  

Let's think of ways that we can live like a saint at home, in school, and in our neighborhood.    

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

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arrowsSpooky Supper
Wholesome Halloween fun for the whole family begins with dinner at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 30 in Monsignor Code Auditorium. DJ, dancing, games and Trick or Treating in the Middle School wing follows. Admission is only $4.50 per person. Click on the link to register and pay online.
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arrowsChess Nuts
The Chess Nuts fall 2018 program begins for children in grades 1 through 8 on Wednesday mornings from 8 until 8:50 on October 10.
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arrowsArchbishop Saint Oscar Romero
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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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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Clean Water
arrowsWater Testing
Click on the above link for the results of the water testing for lead at school.
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