SBS Weekly Update

December 20th, 2020

SBS Snow Angel Project

On our snow day this past Thursday I called on students to make snow angels throughout the South Shore. They were spread far and wide ahead of today's lighting of the final Advent candle.
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Principal's Notes

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior. This final candle, the “Angel’s Candle,” symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”.

The message of the angel of the Lord given to Joseph in his dream tells us much about the child that Mary bears and his role in God's plan. He is conceived by the Holy Spirit. His name will be Jesus, which in the Hebrew means “Yahweh saves.” He will be the fulfillment of the prophecy heard in today's first reading from Isaiah: “. . . The virgin shall be with child . . . and shall name him Emmanuel [God with us].”

Joseph does as the angel of the Lord directs. He takes Mary to be his wife and accepts the child in her womb as his own. Joseph and Mary are both cooperative with God's plan. They are both models for us of what it means to be faithful servants of God.

Reminder: COVID Update and Changes to the School Calendar

Due to the current local and in-school issues, Christmas break is being extended as follows in order to create an extended time after the Christmas holiday;

  • All students, Preschool - Grade 8 will be fully digital January 4th - 8th
  • All Specials will be canceled for the week of January 4th - 8th
  • All students will return to our current in-person learning model on Monday, January 11th

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.

All my best,

Matthew Collins


First Term Honors - Grades 6, 7 and 8

Congratulations to our first term honors recipients in Grades 6, 7 and 8. Your hard work and commitment to academic achievement is commendable.

Grade 8

First Honors:

Sophia Abbadessa

Sophia Fraioli

Anna Franco

Emily Laugalis

Jack Nguyen

Karrington Wood

2nd Honors:

Maya Coq

Morgan Harrington

Hailey Robbins

Liam Ryan

Grade 7

First Honors:

Abigail Buckley

Mark England

Meghan Henry

Emily Lavallee

Mariah Strong

Second Honors:

Samantha Asack

James Bent

Maeve Brophy

Aaron Burns

Catherine Parker

Laci Shirriff

Sophia Viejo

Grade 6

First Honors:

Alex Asack

Paul Fisher

Lena Pepgjonaj

Juliet Robinson

Second Honors:

Izzie Fulton

Molly McEvoy

Ikem Ogbonna

The Week Ahead

Monday, December 21st:
  • Grades 3 - 8 Group A “In-Person”

Tuesday, December 22nd:

  • Grades 3 - 8 Group A “In-Person”

Wednesday, December 23rd:


Thursday, December 24th:

  • Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25th:

  • Christmas - Merry Christmas to All!

Looking Ahead

Monday, December 28th - Friday, January 1st:

  • NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Monday, January 4th - Friday, January 8th:

  • Distance learning for all grades, Preschool through Grade 8

SBS High-Risk State Travel Policy

Our top priority is to keep our Saint Bridget School Community healthy and safe. It is the expectation of all students, staff and families that anyone entering the school is doing so only when they are healthy. With the coming holiday season approaching there is a reasonable expectation that some of our school families will travel.

By no means does this policy prohibit travel, instead it identifies the proper protocol that must be followed in order for students to return to in-person learning.

Please review the attached SBS COVID High-Risk States Travel Policy.

Also, here is a link to the CDC's Holiday Celebrations Guidance: LINK