Wolfhound Wednesday
April 29, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you have been enjoying hearing your students talk about our Wellness Week activities and perhaps you were even able to catch some of our surprise breakfast on WBNS 10 TV News! We have a couple more fun surprises this week to help raise awareness of the importance of sleep and drinking enough water.  As a part of this week's activities we are asking parents to plan for  Thursday a family night to perhaps take a walk, have a healthy meal together, play basketball in the driveway, etc. In order to allow extra time for this the students will have a "Homework Free" evening  on Thursday. Please participate as your schedule will allow.
 
Parents are also invited to attend a special guest speaker event that is scheduled for 5-8th grade students  Friday at  1:45 PM in the gym. Our guest will be  Andy Wilmore,  a 23 year college student who happens to be autistic.  He is dedicating his life to speaking with groups about what it was like growing up with autism, how he was treated, how he dealt with things and how he figured out what worked best for him.  Andy will also share the amazing support he received from his parents. When he heard we were reading the book Wonder, he bought the book and read it along with us and will make connections of his experiences with the book.  

Be Well,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


 

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)

Mon, May 25

No School - Memorial Day

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Wed, May 27

Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game (1:45 pm)

Thurs, May 28

Library Books Due

Sun, May 31

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, June 2

Last Day of School - 1 pm Dismissal

8th Grade Graduation (6 pm)


 

View Full Calendar


Photo Newsletters: 5th and 6th Grades

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

 

5th Grade Newsletter 6th Grade Newsletter


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge 
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Florida!

Click the photo to the right to view this week's new photos.
Click above to view videos and photos from Wellness Week
Wellness Week Featured on WBNS 10TV
As many of you might have seen this week on 10 TV News, St. Brigid School has kicked off our second annual Wellness Week. Monday's festivities began with teachers welcoming students to school dressed as apples, bananas, grapes and milk! Students then received a surprise healthy breakfast as they entered school (see below for news links).

This year the Wellness Committee's focus is to educate students on how personal health can impact their ability to be "Ready to Learn." Specifically, we are focusing on the importance of breakfast, water and sleep. This week's activities include the opportunity to try fruit infused water along with learning many fun wellness facts every day.

This Thursday night will once again be Family Night! The teachers have agreed to institute a homework free evening with the hope of promoting an electronic free night spent with family. Plan to spend some time playing a game, talking over a meal, or going for a walk with the family.

Thank you for participating and helping to raise awareness of the importance of wellness.

Clips from WBNS 10TV
WBNS 10TV interviewed school nurse Peggy Iannarino live on Monday morning at 6:15 a.m. and aired the coverage for the surprise breakfast that morning. Then at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, they aired a longer segment showing our students entering school being greeted by our teachers dressed in healthy foods costumes. They also played clips Tuesday morning around 6 a.m. again, and posted a video of our teachers on their Facebook page. 

View the links below to see all the clips WBNS 10TV has posted online so far:

Live interview with Peggy Iannarino, Monday at 6:15 a.m.:

Wellness Segment with Julie Tobias, various students and teachers, Monday at 6:15 p.m.:
link coming soon

Wake Up Wellness - Bed Time Battles with Susan Moreland, Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.:

Wake Up Columbus clip of teachers, Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. and on Facebook:

VBS Registration - Registration Deadline THIS FRIDAY

The deadline to register for Vacation Bible School is this Friday, 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.

Wolfhound Field Day - Volunteer Sign Up

St. Brigid of Kildare School Wolfhound Field Day is here again! Field Day will take place Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Brigid's Green. This end of the year field day will feature inflatables, game stations, activities, and fun for all grade levels to enjoy! 

 

We will need LOTS of volunteers to make this day fun and safe for our kids. Please sign up to help make this day a success! 

 

We need volunteers for the day (8:15 to 1) to work at one of the stations or to walk with a designated class. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. All volunteers should plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your shift. 

 

To join the fun, please sign up here.

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 ofGratitude 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 addresssbkgiftsofgratitude@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 atvivona1012@gmail.com.


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

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).
Website Links Changed

The links to find the grade level news pages and photo newsletters on the website have been updated. If you scroll to the bottom of the home page, you'll now find a direct link to view each grade level's photo newsletters (as shown below). 
 Previously, this area had links that took you to the grade level news pages. You can still find these pages by clicking "Calendar & News" then "Grade Level News." There you'll see a drop down of each grade level. 

8th Grade Welcome to Youth Ministry Event - This Sunday

The 8th Grade Welcome to High School Youth Ministry is this 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.  

 

Snacks will be provided, and there will be interactive games to meet the high school youth, a highlight video of things we have done, explanations of summer activities, fun and service for all. Registrations for NCYC and Gospel Road will also be accepted.

Barn Bash Date Set

The 2015 Barn Bash date has been set! It will be held on FRIDAY, October 16th, 2015 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Please note the change from a Saturday to a Friday this year.
Come celebrate fall with the St. Brigid elementary and preschool community and enjoy many fun family friendly activities.
 

Summer Camps Page Updated

We've added St. Charles Lacrosse Youth 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
  • St. Charles Lacrosse

Click here to be taken to the page: 

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

Baseball Season Started
The St. Brigid boys baseball and girls softball season began last  week!  St. Brigid has fielded five boys baseball teams (one for each  grade, 4 through 8) and two girls softball teams with over 90 student  athletes from the school and parish! 

There have already been a lot of  victories, learning, and just plain fun!  Come on out and see a game  at beautiful Brigid's green, there are games every evening and  multiple games during the weekends thru Mid-May.
Wolfhound Track Team Updates 
The wolfhound track team had a great meet at St. Francis DeSales high school where they competed against 20 other schools. They had a great number of personal records throughout the day, but some of the highlights are below:

Liam O'Reilly took 1st place overall in the Varsity boys 1600, 800, and 200, and nearly broke the record in the Varsity Boys 800.

Our Varsity Girls had 1st place overall in the 4x200 relay with the team of:
Hohlefelder, Emily
O'Reilly, Corinne
Mar, Jenna
Dsa, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Dsa also took 1st place overall in the Varsity girls 800 and 3rd place overall in the Varsity girls 400.

Grace Elliott took 2nd place overall in the Varsity girls 1600.

Lauren Markert took 3rd place overall in Varsity Girls Discus.

Reserve:
Henry Owens took 2nd place overall in the Reserve boys 100M Hurdles.

Cailin O'Reilly took 2nd place overall in the Reserve Girls High Jump.
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