7:50am to 2:00pm
The school doors are opened for students at 7:30am. Student must be in school by 7:45am. The LATE BELL rings at 7:50am. Student not in their homeroom at 7:50am are considered tardy.
Students not picked up by 2:15pm will be sent to the After School Care Program. Parents are charged the hourly rate, per child, for this program.
Early Dismissal (half day) is at 12:00 noon.
7:30am to 3:30pm when school is in session. On days of early dismissal, the office may close early.
Summer office hours: 8:00am to 12:00pm. During the summer (June 30-August 15) office hours may vary. They will be posted on the front door of the school and on the answering machine.
Busing is available to students residing in the City of Bridgeport who live more than one mile from school. See the school secretary for a bus request.
Preparing for Christmas
All of us at St. Raphael School take the Advent Season seriously because we know that by preparing for the birth of Christ we are also recognizing Hiim in all those around us. In the school halls we have posters and banners celebrating the 4 weeks of Advent. Our Advent Wreath is in the front foyer reminding us as we come and go that Christ is present with us. We have an Advent Calendar which allows us to open a door each day symbolizing the open heart we want to give to Jesus. Behind each door is a special prayer intention; by the end of Advent all the doors will be open and we will have remembered family, friends, benefactors as well as the needs of the world in our prayers. This year our Jesse Tree also stands in the front foyer. Each class will learn about two Scripture figures who are the ancestors of Jesus. By learning their stories, we will learn more about God's actions in our own lives and how we can respond better to all God asks of us.
A message of Thanksgiving from our Principal, Sister Deborah Lopez.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our students, parents, graduates, friends, and benefactors! All of us at St. Raphael pray that God's graces and blessings are showered all of you during this beautiful season.
Our holiday season has started off with a bang. Our students collected food to help supply the pantry at Merton House. Our Little Friends of the Sacred Heart decorated placemats for Merton House and for Homes for the Brave. These two agencies will also receive cupcakes decorated by our students as a Thanksgiving treat. We also made Thanksgiving cards for our advisory board members and for our wonderful friend John at Vazzy's who is so good to us. Finally, the whole school enjoyed a Thanksgiving luncheon with turkey and all the trimmings. Everyone had a great time with their buddies as we enjoyed a fabulous meal together.
November Happenings at St. Raphael School
Our food drive is on!!!
Please remember to send non-perishable items in to school. We will be collecting items from the first of November until the 16th. Please join us in supporting those less fortunate in our community. We will be collecting these items daily in your childs homeroom.
Dates to remember in November:
11/1 - Food Drive begins
11/1 - Noon Dismissal - All Saints Day
11/2 - First Friday Mass 8:10 am
11/2 - End of the First Quarter
11/8 - Noon Dismissal - Conferences
11/12 - Faculty Retreat - No Classes
11/14 - Thanksgiving School Lunch
11/16 - Food Drive Ends
11/19 - School Picture Re-takes
11/21 - Noon dismissal
11/22-11/23 - No School - Thanksgiving
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