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

November 2017

            Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
                                                                                                    Psalm 118:1

Dear Families, 

This is the time of year when we as a nation give thanks to God for all the blessings that have been given to us.  In school we learned about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 when the Pilgrims and “Indians” shared a meal.  History tells us that the celebration went on for three days, and the menu featured deer provided by the Wampanoags and wild turkeys provided by the Pilgrims. 

In 1827, Sarah Josepha Hale (author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) began a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.  She wrote editorials and letters to politicians for 36 years.  It wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday on the final Thursday of November. 

Giving thanks to God in times of plenty has ancient origins, going back to the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot.  Our Judeo-Christian tradition teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God.  We are called to use them wisely – to give glory to God by our lives, to serve our brothers and sisters, and to help build the Kingdom of God here and now. 

This Thanksgiving season, we will serve our brothers and sisters in need by supporting the work of the Parish Outreach Food Pantry.  Four classes are collecting food items and cash donations to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving baskets.  We also will host our 25th Thanksgiving liturgy and luncheon to thank the senior citizens in our families and community.  Information about these and other events can be found in the News Section below.  

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

What's Happening

Bambinelli Welborn
arrowsBambinelli Sunday
This year we will celebrate Bambinelli Sunday on Sunday, December 17. Bambinelli literally means “little baby boys.” You are invited to bring the baby Jesus figure from your home crèche scene to church for a special blessing – a blessing to bring back to your homes and families. This blessing will take place at the 9:15 am mass in the School Chapel (before Breakfast With Santa).
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Santa pancakes
arrowsBreakfast With Santa
Our annual Breakfast With Santa is scheduled for Sunday, December 17. We begin with mass at 9:15 am in the School Chapel. Breakfast is served in Msgr. Code Auditorium following the liturgy. For more information and to download a flyer to register, click on the title link. Attendance is limited to 400.
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Wild West Book Fair
arrowsWild West Book Fair
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. It's Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 for the children during school. There are evening hours on November 30 from 7 to 9 pm, and Saturday hours on December 2 from 11 am to 2 pm.
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Centennial Logo
arrowsSpirit Wear Order Form
The Winter collection of StB /OLH Spirit Wear is available featuring the limited edition centennial logo. The next order will be placed on December 7. The order form is attached.
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arrowsShutterfly Promotion
Need Christmas cards, calendars or other photo gifts? Shutterfly will donate 13% of your purchase to our school. Email the Parents' Association to get your promo code fro $10 off $50 plus free shipping. Then go to the Shutterfly Store Front to place your order. Thank you!
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Casino Night
arrowsVegas Night
The Parents' Association presents Vegas Night on Saturday, November 25 in Casino Code. The evening is from 7 to 11 pm. Being offered are BINGO, Sports Auction, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Texas Hold'em Tournament. If you pre-order your ticket, admission is $40. Included is $25 of fun money, and hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, soda and dessert.
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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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