Wolfhound Wednesday
August 6, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,


As we approach the beginning of the new year, I would like to begin to share with you one of the exciting new ways that we will be communicating information to parents this year.  The Diocese of Columbus has purchased a diocesan-wide contract with SchoolSpeak.  All schools in the Diocese will be using this service for school databases, school directories, attendance, interim reports, end of the quarter progress reports and miscellaneous other business functions. 

 In the next week you will be receiving an email from SchoolSpeak with a login password and directions.  Each parent will be asked to update their contact and directory information and make a decision about having your contact information published in this year's online school directory (please note that this will be our ONLY directory - a print version will NOT be available). The directory will be secure and only be available to members of the St. Brigid online (password-protected) SchoolSpeak community. 


Periodically you will be receiving more information about how to use SchoolSpeak, but for now look for an email in the next week with more instructions and information about updating your contact information. 


14 days and counting until the first day of the new school year!   Look next week for the special "Back to School" edition of the Wolfhound Wednesday.  



Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Mon, Aug 11
MyScrip Order/Payment Date
Sun, Aug 17
MyScrip Delivery Date
Mon, Aug 18
New Family Welcome Reception (3 - 4 pm)
Meet the Teacher/Parent Administration Day (4 - 6 pm)
Kingergarten WOW Day
Tues, Aug 19
Kindergarten WOW Day
 Wed, Aug 20
First Day of School
Fri, Aug 22
Opening Mass (9 am)
Sat, Aug 23
Play Like a Champion
(10 am)
Parent Like a Champion (1:30 pm)
Mon, Sept 1
No School - Labor Day
Mon, Sept 8
SPiCE Mtg (7 pm)

Save the Date: Meet the Teacher & Parent Administration Day

Remember to save Monday, August 18 for Parent Administration Day and Meet the Teacher. 


During Parent Administration Day, there will also be a uniform exchange in the cafeteria. As always, uniforms are gently used and free. Feel free to drop off gently used uniforms and pick up uniforms for free. You do not need to donate one to receive one. 


 Monday, August 18

3 - 4 PM
New Family Welcome Reception, Enke Hall (children welcome)
4 - 5 PM
Parent Administration Day & Meet the Teacher, Cafeteria
Please try to come during this time if your last name begins with A - K
5 - 6 PM
Parent Administration Day & Meet the Teacher, Cafeteria
Please try to come during this time if your last name begins with L - Z


Wednesday, August 20

8 AM - 2:50 PM
First Day of School, K - 8


New Latchkey Director, Latchkey Key Assistants Needed

Welcome to the new Latchkey Director Karol Halm! A parishioner for over 17 years, she has enjoyed the warm welcome from the entire St. Brigid community. Karol has many years of experience as an assistant director and lead teacher for after school programs in both Worthington and Dublin. In her free time, Karol enjoys spending time with her family and all Ohio State sports. She looks forward with enthusiasm and excitement to this school year. If you need to contact Karol regarding enrollment in the latchkey program please contact her at khalm@cdeducation.org or 718-5825 ext. 245

Latchkey Assistants Needed

St. Brigid of Kildare School is looking for program assistants for the 2014-2015 Latchkey Program. Hours are 2:00-6:00 pm, Monday through Friday beginning mid-August. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have the enthusiasm, as well as the desire, to work with school-aged children. A current BCI/FBI background check and proof of attendance for Protecting God's Children seminar will be required.  Those interested should contact Karol Halm at  khalm@cdeducation.org or 718-5825, ext. 245.

Cheerleading Sign Ups
All 7th and 8th grade girls interested in Football Cheerleading should contact Stephenie Orsini at 614-395-8130 or stephenieorsini@gmail.com

Forms are due by August 11th
New Spiritwear Items Available for Purchase at Parent Admin Day
Spiritwear will have a table and display at Parent Administration Day on Monday, August 18 from 4 - 6 p.m. to show the new Wolfhound spiritwear items available for purchase. See below to preview some of the newest items!

Middle School Youth Group Sign Up - Deadline Sunday

The registration deadline in order to receive a t-shirt is this Sunday, August 10 for Saint Brigid of Kildare's new Middle School Youth Group, designed for all 7th and 8th grade students in the parish and Saint Brigid of Kildare School.


The group will be led by Kim VanHuffel and will meet once a month on Sundays for faith, fun, fellowship, community building and service. Members will attend the12:15 p.m. Mass as a group then meet in Hendricks Halls for prayer and pizza, followed by a fun activity and group discussion. They'll end the day with a different service project each meeting, some being held in Hendricks Hall and some at off-site locations.


The program is designed to be a place for students with Catholic values to grow in faith and fellowship, and begin experiencing parish life in an active way. Students will gain a positive perspective on service by participating in new projects each month as a community and having a variety of service opportunities offered. These service opportunities will help them to meet their confirmation requirement of 25 hours (or more) with their friends in an organized environment. The program will also give middle school students the positive direction they need while providing a safe community to discuss challenges adolescents face today.

All Head Coaches: You Must Take Play Like a Champion

Play Like a Champion  training is required of all head coaches in any Diocesan Recreation sport.  This training will be offered at St. Brigid on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 am. 


Registration is required at:  http://www.cdeducation.org/DiocesanRecreation


Questions: Please contact Marty Raines at mraines@cdeducation.org or 614-241-2580. 


Parent Like a Champion training will be required for all 4th grade sports parents. St. Brigid of Kildare plans to offer this training before the start of each sports season. The first will be offered at St. Brigid (Hendricks Hall) on Saturday, August 23 from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.


Please go to this Sign Up Genius link to register so that materials can be ordered for each participant. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aca62fabff2-parent

 Only 1 parent per family needs to attend but both parents are welcome. Head coaches who have completed Play Like a Champion do NOT need to also take Parent Like a Champion Today. 


Questions? Please contact Scott Kasun, St. Brigid Athletic Director and Football Commissioner at skasun@forefrontweb.com, Mike Matthews, St. Brigid Assistant Athletic Director and Baseball/Softball Commissioner at wolfhoundbbsb@gmail.com or Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator at snerone@midohio.twcbc.com
Cub Scout Packs Forming Over Summer

Attention 1st through 5th grade boys:


Do you want to learn to shoot a bow and arrow? Do you want to camp out under the stars with your friends?  Then come join cub scouts!  Cub scouts is open to any first through fifth grader interested in the above activities, as well as those who want to learn more about the outdoors, and just have plain old fun! 


For more information, please contact Cub Scout Pack 117 pack leader Eric Jordan at ejordie267@hotmail.com.
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