Wolfhound Wednesday
April 22, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for participating in the family read aloud of Wonder.  We hope that you found it of value to your family in terms of providing time for your family to be together and also time for your family to discuss ideas such as kindness and respect, and specifically how we interact with and treat others.  As we continue on our discipleship journey, we are emphasizing these ideas at school and hope that they are continuing to carry over into the community.  

 

If you are looking to continue on your reading journey as a family, there are two new Wonder stores, Pluto and Shingaling. Pluto has been released and is a story told from Christopher's perspective, and Shingaling will be released on May 12th and is told from Charlotte's perspective.  Also, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper and Rules by Cynthia Lord are two other books with similar themes and would be good family reads.

 

We hope that you enjoyed Wonder, and we hope that this novel helped you, as a family, on your journey as disciples.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


 

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)

Fri, May 8

Interims Published

Sat, May 9

First Communion
(10 am and 2 pm)

Mon, May 11

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

SPICE Meeting (7 pm)

Wed, May 13

Interims Available

Sun, May 17

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, May 18

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Thurs, May 21

Super Games

Early Release (1:30 pm)


 

 


Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

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

 

2nd Grade Newsletter 3rd Grade Newsletter 4th Grade Newsletter


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled all over the country for Easter break, including the Alamo, Clearwater Beach and a Reds game!

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.
Ruthie Walling Selected as 2015 Kinder Key Heart Warrior
Ruthie Walling, kindergartner at Saint Brigid of Kildare, has been selected as the 2015 Kinder Key Heart Warrior. 

Kinder Key serves as an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital and is dedicated to supporting the lifesaving work at The Heart Center. This group has raised more than $3 million for Nationwide Children's and its mission to provide the highest quality health care to all children, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, active members are working to continue the Kinder Key legacy of providing "new hope for young hearts" through a variety of fund-raising efforts such as the traditional holiday Caroling for a Cause caroling drive, the sale of holiday angels, Candles for a Cause, the Women's Division of The Memorial Tournament and the tenth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala.

Ruthie will be honored at this year's Denim & Diamonds Gala, taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Venue at Corazon. The Denim & Diamonds Gala features heavy hors d'oeuvres, delicious cocktails, an evening of dancing and entertainment in the Kinder Key Casino, as well as honoring one special child each year as Kinder Key's 2015 Heart Warrior. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, click here

Ruthie will also be featured as a Children's Champion, and will be a featured Marathon Miracle Mile patient at the 2015 Nationwide Children's Columbus Marathon, taking place in October. To learn more about the Children's Champions, click here

Congrats to Ruthie and her family on this exciting honor!
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New Family Mentors Needed

Home and School is currently looking for parents to sign up to be on the New Family Welcome committee. This entails being a mentor to a new family for the next school year. Mentor families will attend the new family welcome reception at the beginning of the school year and also need to be available to check in with their new family monthly and be available to answer any questions and assist with their transition. There will be a short mentor meeting in the summer to go over the duties.

 

Mentors will be paired up with new families with children in the same grades.

 

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Summer Solutions Math Workbook

Our SPICE funds will be purchasing Summer Solutions math workbooks for grades K - 7 again this year. SPICE is sponsoring this program to help ALL students avoid summer learning loss by maintaining consistent math practice and skill work throughout the summer break.  Research shows that regular practice helps students come back to school confident and ready to learn.  Confident students ready to learn is one of the year long goals for the use of our SPICE funds. We'll send home more details and instructions when we send the books home closer to the end of the school year.

Incoming 8th Grade Scholarship Information  

In an effort to celebrate the seventh grade students of Saint Brigid of Kildare as the next leaders of our school, the Home and School Association is pleased to announce this year's "Middle School Scholarship" open to all seventh grade students regardless of financial need or academic merit.  Two (2) scholarships valued at $500 each will be awarded on June 2nd at the 9:00 AM Leadership Mass.  The scholarships will be applied to Saint Brigid tuition for the 2015-2016 school year.  This year's scholarship competition will take place on Friday, May 15th.

 

Our Home and School Association is the parent run volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the mission statement of Saint Brigid of Kildare School thereby enriching the Catholic school experience for students and expressing appreciation to those committed to our school.  In an effort to give back to the students, this scholarship will be awarded to two individuals who demonstrate that they embody the mission statement and represent all that Saint Brigid has given to them to become the Catholic individuals they are today as they are poised to take on the role as leaders of the school.

 

Students may compete either by writing an essay or by completing an interview with a panel of adults.  On Friday, students will meet with Mrs. Lombardo to discuss the details of the competition and how they are to prepare for "Scholarship Day."  In their Friday Folders this week, they will receive materials about the scholarship competition to share with parents. The requirements of the program are as follows:

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Complete and submit "Application and Declaration Form" by Friday, May 1, 2015 to the school office attention Mrs. Lombardo.
  2. Complete an essay question in either written format (1 ? pages and up to 5 paragraphs within 90 minutes) or in oral format (5 -10 minute interview) on "Scholarship Day", Friday, May 15, 2014.
  3. Submit two reference forms on "Scholarship Day."
  4. Bring the assigned PSN number to "Scholarship Day" to include on the essay or to give to the interviewer. 

It is the sincere desire of Home and School Association that this is a rewarding experience for our seventh graders and that they learn how truly special we believe they are in the role of leaders of Saint Brigid of Kildare School.

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Summer Computer Camp

 The 11th annual summer computer camp with Mrs. Asencio will be held June 22nd - June 26th, Monday - Friday 9-12:00 p.m. 


 

 - Enter the World of "Code"

 - Join us for the "Made w/ Code Experience"

 - Explore the countless possibilities of what you can do with code (games, animations, stories, robots, fashion, sports, puzzles, music, and much more)


 Invited are ALL Girls and Boys from 3rd grade -7th grade.


 

Click here to download the registration form.


Contact Sue Asencio with questions at sasencio@cdeducation.org.

Taking Back Dinner Time From Technology

Below is an article from Grace Before Meals on the importance of taking back dinner time from technology. A few interesting stats from the article:

  • Teens who had frequent family dinners (5 to 7 per week) were more likely to report having high-quality relationships with their parents.
  • In one study, American kindergartners who watched TV during dinner were more likely to be overweight by the time they were in third grade. The association between TV-watching during dinner and overweightness in children was also reported in Sweden, Finland and Portugal.

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).
8th Grade Welcome to Youth Ministry Event

The 8th Grade Welcome to High School Youth Ministry is Sunday, May 3 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Gather your friends and attend our high school youth ministry welcome party in Hendricks Hall.  Wear tennis shoes because there will be games. This will be a great opportunity to get to know our high school youth in small group activities. There will be snacks to share, and you will hear about all of our summer activities.  You won't want to miss out on our summer fun and planning for next year!
 

Wizard of Oz Video Available Online - New Link
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.

Update from last week: Below is a new link to view the video on Google Drive, where you can download or view the video.

Summer Camps Page Updated

We've added Dublin Jerome's Girls Volleyball Camp to our Summer Camps webpage.

 

Currently, there is information on: 

  • St. Charles Volleyball Camp
  • Thurber House Summer Camps
  • Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC)
  • St. Charles Academic and Athletic Summer Camps
  • Bishop Watterson Athletic Summer Camps
  • Dublin Jerome Girls Volleyball Camp

Click here to be taken to the page: 

http://www.stbrigidofkildare.com/calendar-news/2015-summer-camps 

Football Registration Open
We are excited to inform you registration for the St. Brigid Football program is now open for grades 4th-8th!  Experience the difference! 

 

Our football program is coming off another successful season, this time in tow with 3 championship trophies our young men worked hard for and had a lot of fun achieving.  We have some very exciting announcements about this upcoming football season.   Let's handle business first starting with registration.  We can't express how helpful it is to get registrations in asap for our planning purposes.  This gives us more of an opportunity to provide a 1st class football experience for your son(s).  So, I'm asking a favor to get this checked off the list.  Sincere appreciation and thank you ahead of time for this.  Then, of course the paperwork requirements you will find below.

 

Click here to view upcoming dates, and to access all registration information.

3rd Quarter Honor Roll at BWHS and St. Charles
Congrats to our St. Brigid of Kildare alumni who have made 3rd quarter honor roll at Bishop Watterson High School and St. Charles. 

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