Wolfhound Wednesday
April 11, 2018

5th grade students learn about light and reflection in Science class.

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Apr 11
Report Cards Published
Home & School Mtg (12 pm)

Thurs, Apr 12
Bring a Disciple to Mass - Grade 1 (9 am)

Sun, Apr 15
STEM Take Apart Day, Grades 5-6 (2-4 pm)

Mon, Apr 15
SAC Mtg (6:30 pm)

Thurs, Apr 19
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, Apr 20
Grade 7 Scholarship Day

Apr 22-26
Book Fair

Wed, Apr 25
Crucial Conversations 3.0: Finding the Balance (7 pm)

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a blessed and joyous Easter with your families!

This is an important week for our 8 th graders.  On Friday, April 13th, Bishop Campbell will be visiting our parish to confirm our 190  parish children. Please pray for our parish confirmandi as they take the next formal step in their faith formation.

On Thursday night this week P.E.R.C. is presenting a morning and an evening session on the topic of "Social Media and Our Children".  Please read below more about this program and about the "Device Free Family Night" being sponsored by the City of Dublin. In addition to these Dublin community events, our parish is sponsoring a Crucial Conversations 3.0 session on April 25th about finding the balance for raising a confident, happy faith-filled child.  I highly encourage you to consider taking the time to attend as many of these events as your schedule allows. Parenting in today's world is challenging and these type of programs offer you support and information.

Easter Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
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Crucial Conversations 3.0: Finding the Balance: Empowering the Whole Child
April 25, 7-8:30 PM

Click here to learn more. Or, RSVP at the link below.

Congrats Mrs. Jen Maschari

Congratulations to middle school teacher Mrs. Jen Maschari! Mrs. Maschari's  book, "Things That Surprise You," has been chosen for the Choose To Read Ohio middle grade list for 2019-2020. 

There was a special morning reception on   Monday, April 9th at the State Library to kick-off the upcoming Ohioana Book Festival and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of National Library Week. They also officially announced the new list of titles for CTRO. The state representative was there to give Mrs. Maschari a special commendation.

Congrats Mrs. Maschari!  
Congrats Sara Goodlive, First Place State Winner in Letters About Literature

Congratulations to Saint Brigid of Kildare School sixth grade student Sara Goodlive, who was a state level first place winner in the 2018 Letters About Literature writing contest.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School students have participated in this contest for the past 12 years. Though there are usually multiple students who advance through several levels of judging, Sara is the first Saint Brigid of Kildare School student to place first in the state.

1,020 students from Ohio entered the contest for our division, from which 189 were chosen to advance to state level judging. Of the 189 who advanced, 12 were Saint Brigid of Kildare School students: Julia Belli, Brady Bennison, Anthony Campagni, Andrew Freiburger, Pierre-Andre Geoffrion, Sara Goodlive, Sophia Heise, Anthony Leasure, Drew Myers, Miko Phillips, Leo Walling, and Kyle White.

Sara then advanced to further rounds of judging where she was chosen as one of the top 20 in the state; she then went on to win first place in the state. Each state's first place winning letter will be judged at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and a national winner will be selected.

"The competition was a great learning experience and I still can't believe I won!" says Sara.

The national writing contest is open to students in grades four through twelve in all fifty states. Students from public, private and charter schools enter the contest, with thousands of entries and participation from each state in the U.S. The annual contest integrates the English Language Arts learning standards with an authentic writing opportunity that allows students to express their personal feelings about a book and its effect on them in the form of a letter to the author.

What comes from St. Brigid sixth grade students are interpretive reader responses that delve into their personal experiences, and how reading a book has shaped their larger view of the world, their lives, and their impact on others.

" This contest challenges students to think deeply and take risks which helps them them become stronger and more confident writers overall." says sixth grade literacy teacher Jill Cecutti.

The national winner will be selected in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks.
Upcoming Author Visit

On April 18, we are privileged to have Ohio author, Mary Kay Carson, visit our 5th and 6th grade students to share her experience and knowledge of reading, research, writing, and the world of science.  She has written numerous fascinating informational texts which strongly support our science curriculum and would be great additions to your home library, if you so choose.

Below is the link for book orders. All pre-ordered books will be signed by the author!
*Pre-orders due Friday April 10th!*

Summer Computer Camp
Become a Computer Scientist!

Sign up for the 14th Annual
Summer Computer Camp 2018
Let's become Computer Scientists  And Get Unplugged

WHEN June 25th - 29th
WHERE : Computer lab, Maker space, and STREAM lab
TIME:   9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (15 hours of fun!)
BY : Mrs. Ascensio
COST : $122.50, which includes a snack, certificate, and a t-shirt

GRADES: Current 3rd  - 7th


WHAT:   There will be puzzles, programming challenges, competitions, problem solving, the Great Treasure Hunt, Pixel Painter, Ferris wheel and train routes, Rescue missions, and much more!

Our activities will be very active and will involve some teamwork. For example, the Sorting Network activity has teams of six running through a network drawn on the ground.You will be allowed to discover answers for yourself, rather than just being given the solutions . Some materials will be cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

To sign up, please fill out the registration form here.
Yearbook Deadline Extended to May 11

St. Brigid of Kildare Yearbooks are on sale now for $18.00.

Don't let your chance to hold on to some of this year's finest moments pass you by... order your Yearbook TODAY!

ALL orders will be filled online at: https://shop.smart-pay.com/index.cfm?p=order-start&sid=24264&no=1%C2  

Alternatively, you can place your order over the phone by calling 1-800-853-1337.

The deadline to order is May 11, 2018.
Alumni on Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter

Congrats to our alumni on 3rd quarter  honor   roll  at Bishop Watterson High School and St. Charles. 

Click here to see the 3rd quarter honor roll list for both schools.
STEM  Take   Apart  Event for 5th and 6th Graders!

When:  Sunday April 15th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Where: St. Brigid STREAM Lab
Cost: FREE!
Description: Students will be using tools to  take  apart old technology and explore how things work! Members of the St.Charles Robotics Team will be there to share their tech knowledge!

**We are accepting old tech donations from the school community for this event...
 old lap tops, stereos, etc. are all welcome!

F ootball Friday Night Lights in May

The high schools in the Central Catholic League ( CCL) will be holding a football camp that consists of 3 Fridays in May.  The Camp is open to current 1st - 7th Graders.  Each session will have coaches and players from all  CCL high schools and will have a period of flag football competitions.  The Camp will emphasize the virtues of faith based education within athletics with a focus on  FUNdamentals: Safety, Teamwork, and FUN!  Your son(s) can attend one or all of the sessions. 

Cost = $0.  That's right, it's free but registration is required.  To Register, click here.
May 4th, 7:00-8:30 pm - St. Charles 
May 11th, 7:00-8:30 pm - St. Francis  DeSales
May 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm - Bishop Hartley

Benefits of the Camp:
  • An introduction to football for future players that are unsure if they want to play.
  • No commitment, just go out and have fun!!
  • Boys get a chance to play with kids from other Catholic schools and meet potential future teammates.  
  • Boys get a chance to meet their potential high school coaches.
  • Parents have the opportunity to talk to high school coaches and ask any questions they may have.
Contact Tim Long, Football Commissioner at  football@gowolfhounds.com if you have any questions.

Social Media, the Internet and Our Children
Thursday, April 12

Dublin Family Night
Thursday, April 19

Make It a Date! Spring Edition
Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center
Join other married and engaged couples at St. Brigid's 16th Make It a Date! event. Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. Then join Erin and Tom Heise for a reflection on marriage. Erin and Tom have have six children ranging from 6th grader to a toddler. At the conclusion of the event, spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice to talk about the evening and how it relates to their own relationship. 
Registration is necessary!
Please RSVP to Karen Huttsell  at  Karen.huttsell@siemens.com  or  614-602-7724  by  April 26

8th G raders: Sign Up for Summer Youth Ministry

Wow...the school year is almost over and summer is coming up quickly! Have you thought about how you will continue your participation in our parish throughout this summer!? If you are currently in 8th grade, you are invited to join high school youth ministry for summer ministry!

High school youth ministry's summer ministry is open to incoming 9th graders through outgoing high school seniors. Summer ministry includes a variety of social, faith formation, and service oriented opportunities for high school youth. Please see the summer calendar for dates & events. Stay tuned for more information! Be sure to register for 2018-19 high school youth ministry before coming to your first high school youth ministry gathering.

The 2018 summer ministry kick off will be on Sunday, June 10 from 6-8 PM at Sports Ohio.
Additional registration is required for Sports Ohio. *Please contact Laura Ginikos if cost is a concern.
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