SBS Weekly Update

June 14th, 2020

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Principal's Notes

Although this school year will forever be remembered as challenging, I implore you to remember it also as a time that we exhibited our greatest strengths! The entire school community worked together to remain focused on learning. Although education was from a distance over the past three months, we remained together driven by the tenants of our mission; love of God, respect for all and the pursuit of academic excellence. As we enter summer we should all be proud of what has been accomplished over the past school year.


Father Tom reminded us during our last Mass to focus on our thankfulness. I am thankful for your continued support and your commitment to SBS. As so many Catholic schools face uncertainty I'm confident that we have weathered this storm and will emerge even stronger in the our coming school year...WE ARE STRONG!


As we wait for the final guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for reopening, please be confident that we have already begun planning for various scenarios. I understand there are many concerns about what next school year will look like and I will make every effort to keep you informed of our the plans as they develop.


ASAP Fund - Lend your voice to this campaign! Our All School Assistance Plan (ASAP) has received just over $4,000! We have a ways to go to make our goal of $25,000 by the end of the month...but if we have learned anything this school year it is that perseverance pays off.


We have received donations from alumni, parents of alumni and current students, school board members and community partners! Please continue to spread the word and consider sharing with your connections. Click the link for more information about the Saint Bridget School All School Assistance Plan (ASAP) LINK


This will be my last weekly update for the school year. I will be sending out notices as plans develop for next school year.


I wish everyone a safe and peaceful summer.


All my best,

Matthew Collins

Principal

Textbook and Chromebook Drop-Off

It is very important that all school non-consumable textbooks be retuned. In addition, if your son or daughter borrowed a school chromebook it must be returned.


Procedure for returns:


  • The Parish Hall will be open from 7am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday of this week for drop off.
  • There will be tables set up for each grade - please place items on respective tables.
  • All hard cover, non-consumable textbooks must be placed in a bag that is clearly marked with the students name.
  • Chromebooks must be returned with the charger and must be clearly labeled with the name of the student who borrowed it. Please place in the same bag with the student's textbooks.
  • Parents are responsible for the replacement cost of any textbooks or chromebooks that are not returned.


Thank you for cooperation. If you have any specific questions about which books should be returned, versus what is consumable, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Congrats to Our Scholarship Recipients

Principal's Award

This award and scholarship is given to a student from each grade level who demonstrated the highest academic growth as determined by academic testing via MAP.


Kindergaten - Nhadi Ogbonno

First Grade - Ella Totte

Second Grade - McKinley Freitas

Third Grade - Colin McNeil

Fourth Grade - Liam Gibbons

Fifth Grade - Abigail Miller

Sixth Grade - Connor Blaney

Seventh Grade - Andrew Bertarelli

Eighth Grade - Michael Boutiette


Scholarships in Memory

There are three memorial scholarships awarded each year based on the qualifications of academics, conduct, effort and school spirit. Students are nominated by their teachers and or School Administration.


The Jerry Chinzi Scholarship - Primary Level (K - 3), Braeden Burbine

The Paul Gozzlin Scholarship - Intermediate (4,5,6), Izzy Fulton

The Sister Mary Lewis Scholarship - 7th Grade Student, Morgan Harrington


PTO Scholarships

The Annual PTO Scholarship is awarded to a student from each Level, based on school spirit, sportsmanship and citizenship. Students can be nominated by their teachers and School Administration.


Level 1 - Ryan Cox

Level 2 - Anthony Pepgjonaj

Level 3 - Abigail Buckley


Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Looking Ahead

Monday, June 15th - Friday, June 19th:

  • Parish Hall open for textbook and chromebook drop off from 7 am to 6 pm
Friday, June 19th:
  • Final report Cards will be emailed out

Student Emotional Support - Summer Help!

Our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. McDonald, is available for any students who need some emotional support during this summer. She can be reached via email at jmcdonald@stbridgetschool.us.