Saint Brigid Religious Education
100 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
Guidelines, Policies and Registration
We thank you in advance for your help and cooperation, and look forward to
having your child in our program.
All children in our program must be registered and have a
registration form on file each year. All information in our files is
confidential, so please be sure to complete the entire form with your home
phone numbers and e-mail address.
School Sports and Extra Curricular Activities
If your child is involved in after school sports or other activities, and the
times conflict with CCD class time, please call me before the classes begin to
arrange for the work to be done at home until the sport is finished. PLEASE DO
NOT wait until the sport is finished to register. You will need to pick up a
book, so that your child can do the work at home. This will keep your child up
to date with his or her lessons. Only one sport or activity for the year please.
We are sorry; this policy is not for the Sacramental grades. We cannot have the
children in the Sacramental grades (2, 9, & 10) take time off because they would miss too much of the classroom
activities. Please remember, in order to enroll in the Confirmation program,
students must attend classes every year.
St. Brigid Religious Education Program follows the West Hartford Early Dismissal
and School closings. If school is canceled for the day due to a weather
emergency, St. Brigid will NOT hold Religious Education classes that day. If the
weather turns bad during the day, or if there is a building emergency,
cancellations will be announced on the Infinity radio stations and television (channels 3,
30), and on this site in the closings section. We will follow the same procedure
for Saturday classes.
Drop Off and Dismissal Procedure
Please observe the signs posted at the driveways and drive slowly
anytime you are in the parking lot.
Saturday Classes: Because of the numerous school
events we are asking everyone
dropping off or picking up children on Saturdays to use the back entrance.
We will only use the back door. This is for Saturday
Wednesday Classes: Everyone dropping off and picking
up children on Wednesdays should use the front
This is for Wednesday students only.
end of class, teachers will go with their children to wait for their parents to
pick them up. THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR CHILDREN IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY! Please
be on time, as we do not offer babysitting services.
Saturday morning Classes for Kindergarten through grade 8 meet from 9:30 to
10:45. In addition, we are offering classes for grades 4, 5, 6,
7, and 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. 9th
and 10th grade Confirmation classes are
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m..
Again this year, we will be including service projects in
our calendar. Along with our Autumn Food Drive and Christmas and Easter
Gift Collection, we will be setting aside selected days to do other
service projects. This will be a great fun way to get the students
involved with community service.
Classes meet for only one hour per week. To enable everyone to experience the
best possible Religious Education during that time, the following procedure for
dealing with inappropriate behavior has been established.
- When a student misbehaves, the teacher informs him/her that such behavior is
- If the student misbehaves again, the teacher
will send the child to the CCD office, and the child and the coordinator will discuss his/her behavior and reach a
conclusion about appropriate behavior during Religious Education classes. A
notice of this incident will be placed in the student's file. The student will
then be returned to class.
- The third time a student is sent from class, the coordinator will call the
parents and inform them of the situation and set up a meeting with them to
discuss the student's behavior. Both the event and the parent meeting will also
be noted in the student's file. The student will then be returned to class.
- The fourth time a student is sent from class, the student will not be allowed
in class unless the parent sits in the class each week with the student.
Cell Phones, earphones and hand held games
We follow the West Hartford Public School
guidelines on the use of cell phones, and hand held games. We ask that
the students turn off cell phones and not bring games and earphones to
Classroom Snacks and Parties
Because we are using the actual
classrooms in St. Brigid School, and because of the many food allergies children
have, no food or drink of any kind will be allowed at any time in any
classroom. NO EXCEPTIONS. For special occasions, e.g. holidays, birthdays etc.
when a celebration with food is appropriate, such events can be held in the
We continue to explore ways to maintain
effective communication between the office and your home. All activities and
meetings are listed in the notices the children bring home, in the Church
bulletin, and on this site. In order to help you plan for classes, monthly
calendars will be sent home. Please make a habit of checking for notices,
picking up a bulletin each week from Church and checking the CCD Web Site often.
If you should have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to call
me. You are always welcome to visit or volunteer in your child’s classroom.