Wolfhound Wednesday
April 15, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

This is an important week for our 8th graders.  On Friday, April 17th Bishop Campbell will be visiting our parish to confirm our 184 parish children.  Please pray for our parish confirmandi as they take the next formal step in their faith formation. 

 

(Please keep in mind that the parking lot will be filling up quickly for the 4:00 PM Mass on Friday, so bus and car rider dismissal may be a little tricky.)

 

Our 7th grade class is also having an exciting week.  Today they are participating in a six hour program called "Challenge Day," which is being funded by a very generous benefactor.  This national award winning program is designed for middle school students to go beyond traditional anti-bullying assemblies, building empathy and igniting a spirit of compassion and positive change.  Students are invited to be a part of "Being the Change."  The "Be the Change" movement inspires people to notice what's happening in the world around them, to choose actions that create positive change, and to act as a living example of the power of contribution and compassion.  To read more about this program click on the following link:  http://bethechange.challengeday.org/?page_id=460.   This wonderful opportunity is also a great follow-up to themes of acceptance, tolerance and compassion that were presented in the book "Wonder."  As we all know, the intentional teaching of these life lessons is more important than ever before in our society and in our faith. 

 

Please take an extra few minutes this week to pray for all of our middle school students as they experience opportunities to help them grow and become faith-filled Catholic leaders in the community.

 

Reminder this Thursday is Early Release at 1:30 p.m.


Sincerely,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


Wed, Apr 15

Home & School Mtg
(8:15 am)

Confirmation Rehearsal - Mandatory (7 pm)

Thurs, Apr 16

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, Apr 17

Confirmation (4 pm)

Sun, Apr 19

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Apr 20

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Sat, Apr 25

Volunteer Dinner Dance

Mon, Apr 27

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Tues, Apr 28

Author Visit Grades 5-8

Sun, May 3

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, May 5

Blue Ribbon Cabaret
(6:30 pm)

Wed, May 6

Home & School Meeting (8:15 am)

Thurs, May 7

Watterson Honor Band Concert (1 pm)

Blue Ribbon Cabaret
(6:30 pm)

Fri, May 8

Interims Published

Sat, May 9

First Communion
(10 am and 2 pm)


 

 


Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Click the images below to view this week's updated photo newsletters.

 

Preschool Newsletter Kindergarten Newsletter 1st Grade Newsletter


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled all over the country for Easter break!

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.
St. Brigid of Kildare on the Cover of Momentum
St. Brigid of Kildare School is featured on the cover of the March issue of Momentum -- the National Catholic Education Association newsletter. St. Brigid  is featured on the cover to recognize our winning of the Blue Ribbon award.  

There is also an article in the journal titled " New Movements in School Finance".  The article features the St. Brigid financial model, which Monsignor Hendricks has developed to set up our school for financial success. 

 


 


 

FACTS Packets Going Home Friday
FACTS 2015-16 tuition packets will be going home in a large envelope in this week's Friday folders. 

Please return the contract in the envelope provided to ensure we receive your contract. All contracts are due back by April 28. 

All families, especially those who choose lump sum payment option, must have a FACTS account established by April 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Mack at (614) 761-3734 or  jmack@midohio.twcbc.com.
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Pick Up & Transportation Change Policy
If parents are running late for pick-up, please call the school office at (614) 718-5825 as soon as you know. The school office needs to hear from the parent in any case of transportation change. Please keep in mind that a teacher is not able to release a student without notification from the office of a change. 

As a reminder, if you need to change your child's normal method of transportation, please fill out a  Change in Transportation form (found at the link on our website) as soon as you know about the change. You may also send in a written note with your child.
Final Exam Schedule - Grades 7 & 8         
Tuesday, May 19 Social Studies (7)
Science (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 Language Arts (7)
Math (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 Religion (7 and 8) 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 28 Science (7)
Language Arts (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29 Math (7)
Social Studies (8)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


 
No exams will be given prior to the exam date.  Make-up exams will be given as needed.

Volunteer Dinner Dance - RSVP Deadline This Saturday

All volunteers of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish and School are invited to a special night of Dancing Through the Decades for our appreciation Volunteer Dinner Dance. 

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cocktails beginning at 6 p.m.dinner served at 7 p.m., costume and dance contest (with prizes!) and photo booth until 11 p.m.

 

Dance Contest

Grab a partner, choose your favorite dance style, and compete in the dance-off! Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place couples.

 

Costume Contest

Wear your best outfit from your favorite decade. Each guest gets to vote on their favorite costume! Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place costumes.


 

RSVP

Advance reservations required -- space is limited. Please RSVP by April 18 by emailing awing@cdeducation.org  or calling 614-761-3734.


 

VBS Registration - Registration Deadline May 1

The deadline to register for Vacation Bible School is May 1. The cost is $40 per child and includes a tshirt and one CD per family. The theme is "A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments: Jesus in my Heart," and will take place June 15-19. For additional information contact Tina White at  twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org or 761-1176.


Registration price will increase $10 on May 1, if max capacity is  not reached first. Register today to reserve your spot.

 

To register, click here.

Summer Fitness Program

Summer can be a very active time for most students. But sometimes during the week, motivation to go out and exercise can be low (for students AND parents!).

 

SPiCE committee members want to hear from you about your interest in a summer fitness program geared toward K-5 students and their families.

Please give us your input using this short SURVEY  so we can plan the program with sensitivity toward your student's needs.
School Advisory Committee (SAC) Applications due May 4th
Take an active part in making our already amazing school even better. Apply for a spot (3-year term) on St. Brigid's School Advisory Committee (SAC). The purpose of the School Advisory Committee is to provide the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and the principal of Saint Brigid of Kildare School with advice and to make recommendations regarding issues affecting the school.

The mission of the School Advisory Committee is to promote and support a distinctive religious learning environment that provides for the propagation of the Catholic faith and values, fosters academic excellence, and develops fully the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional capabilities unique to each student. SAC meets once a month during the school months.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 4, 2015 and they can be submitted to Shannon in the school office. Please contact Jean Hinsman (614-404-8892) with any questions.

Applications are available here (or in the school office).
Gifts of Gratitude Year-End Gifts

Do you always find yourself looking high and low for the perfect end-of-year gifts for your children's teachers?

Consider participating in the Gifts of Gratitude program, Saint Brigid's gift giving program for ALL teachers and staff.

 

The Home and School Association established Gifts of Gratitude as a united effort by families to provide generous gifts for all teachers and staff to thank them for sharing their talents with our children on a daily basis. 

 

Each family's $20 contribution per child provides for each teacher and staff member:

  • A special end-of-year gift item and monetary gift card

Your family's participation in this program is optional. The suggested annual gift amount is $20 per child; however, any amount given is graciously accepted. IF YOU ALREADY CONTRIBUTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO CONTRIBUTE AGAIN!

 

There are two payment options:

 

1)      Quick and easy: pay securely through PayPal! Log on to www.paypal.com, choose the "send money to friends and family" option, enter the email address sbkgiftsofgratitude@gmail.com and the total amount your family would like to contribute, and complete the transaction.

 

2)      Send a check to school with your child payable to St. Brigid Home and School. Please mark the outside of the envelope with "Home and School Gifts of Gratitude."

 

                    Please send your contribution by Friday, May 15.

 

Questions regarding the Gifts of Gratitude program may be directed to Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs: Mary Moore at mary.moore@live.com and Theresa Vivona at vivona1012@gmail.com.


To learn more and view FAQ regarding the Gifts of Gratitude program, click here. 
Thank you for your generosity!

Educational Apparel Sale

Educational Apparel is have a spring uniform sale now through the end of April. 


 

They are offering 10% off all short sleeve tops and uniform shorts.


 

To view their flyer, click here.

Wizard of Oz Video Available Online
If you missed the Wizard of Oz school musical, or just want a chance to see it again, the entire performance has been made available online.

Blue Ribbon Cabaret - Sign Up Due Thursday
The St. Brigid Blue Ribbon Cabaret will take place May 5 and 7 at 6:30 PM. At the link below you'll find additional details, rules, and a registration form that must be completed and returned to Miss Julia Trapp by April 16.

Click here to view the Blue Ribbon Cabaret Audition Packet.
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
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