Wolfhound Wednesday
December 10, 2014
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Dear Parents,


 

Tomorrow our school community will gather together in our CARE families to discuss the idea of being disciples on a journey through Advent.  The students will be discussing those who made a journey in the Christmas story.  Our 8th grade leaders will open the meeting by telling the story of Mary and Joseph taking the journey to Bethlehem for the census.  Each CARE family will talk about what a census is and the students will make census cards tallying the number of boys, girls, ages, and location of birth in each CARE family.  The discussion of taking a census will create a time to discuss how different we all are and how we too are on a journey.  The story telling will continue with the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem and the journey of the wise men.  The wise men brought gifts for the newborn king and the CARE families will discuss the gifts each of us has to share, such as love, kindness, friendship, honesty, charity, etc. To demonstrate that Jesus wants us to share our gifts with others, the meeting will conclude with the students making scarves as gifts for people in need of something warm to wear this Christmas. To conclude the meeting these scarves will be offered as gifts during a closing prayer service.

 

Advent God,

We journey with you to Bethlehem's stable and a newborn King.

Our ears are attuned to the song of angels, and our eyes alert for Bethlehem's star.

Forgive us if on our journey we are distracted by the tempting offers of this world.

Keep our hearts aflame with the hope of Christmas, and the promise of a Savior. Amen

 

 

Tomorrow evening we are offering an opportunity for an evening of music and reflection as our 5th - 8th grade choir students present an evening of Lessons and Carols.  The program will be from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the gym.  All are invited to attend this beautiful Advent service.

 

Due to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass this week, there will be no school Mass on Thursday.  Next week there is no school Mass on Thursday, but all are invited to attend our closing prayer service at 12:45 on Friday, December 19th.  Early dismissal for the Christmas holidays will follow at 1:30 PM.


 

Advent Blessings,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:

Wed, Dec 10

Interims Go Home

Thurs, Dec 11

Lessons and Carols (7 pm)

Sat, Dec 13

Cookies with Santa

Sun, Dec 14

Christmas in Dublin

Mon, Dec 15

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Fri, Dec 19

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Dec 21

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2

No School - Christmas Break

Mon, Jan 5

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Wed, Jan 7

Home & School Mtg
(8:15 am)

Sun, Jan 11

MyScrip Delivery Date


 



Blue Ribbon Corner
 
Did you know?

Only 18 schools in the US have earned the Blue Ribbon School Award twice in any six year period since 2003.
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

This week, we have photo newsletters from preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade (click the images below to view).  Next week look for newsletters from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.

Preschool Newsletter:Kindergarten Newsletter:1st Grade Newsletter:


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Aruba and next to the Saint Brigid statue at St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City! Click any of the photos to the right to view the entire album and photo descriptions.
 
Parish-wide Parking Lot Procedures
In light of the darker days, the busyness of the Advent season, and some recent near-accidents in our parking lot, we would like to remind everyone to slow down and remember safety in our parking lot.

 

Please review our campus parking lot policies, and inform all members of your family who may also be driving on the St. Brigid campus as well:

  • Do not use cell phones (including to talk) while driving. In Dublin, driving distracted is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $250 fine and two points on their license. The moving violation is a primary offense, meaning Dublin Police can pull a motorist over if distracted.
  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, the north drive is a one-way entrance only. The south drive is a one-way exit only Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm. This includes evenings because we have hundreds of families attending religious education classes and sporting events on weekday evenings. Using the north drive as an exit during these times prevents cars from entering appropriately and stops traffic in the parking lot and on Avery Rd. School families may use the north drive as an exit from 2:30 -3:00 pm during school pick up. 
  • The driveway is one-way all day Monday through Friday. This includes right-turns only coming from the latchkey parking lot.
  • Slow down. There are up to 800 children on the campus at one time -- drive very slowly and carefully as young children often run out unexpectedly.
  • Obey traffic cones. Staff puts out traffic cones daily during busy traffic times for the safety of all our children and parishioners. Please do not move them.

As we all try to teach our youth the importance of avoiding distracted driving, we feel it necessary to also set these important examples of safety at St. Brigid of Kildare.

 

Click below to view a PDF of the campus parking map.

Cookies with Santa

Cookies with Santa, presented by the St. Brigid of Kildare Women's Club, will be held Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.or 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the St. Brigid School cafeteria and Enke Hall. 

 

Tickets are $8.00 per child and include a photo with Santa and Mrs. Clause, a cookie to decorate, a gift from Santa, several fun crafts, and refreshments for the whole family. 

 

Space is limited, so register and purchase tickets in advance. 

 

To register, print and complete the registration form found at this link.

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Ski & Board Club Sign Up Deadline Dec 19

4th through 8th grade students interested in joining Ski and Board Club may begin registering now. 


Dates for Ski and Board Club this year include:

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10th

 

To Join:

  1. Print out the following forms:
    1. Emergency medical
    2. Permission and waiver
    3. Permission form
  2. Fill out and all forms and return them to the school, attention Stacie Williams, with a check for $140.00 made out to St. Brigid of Kildare.
  3. Return all forms by December 19, 2014
  4. Go to Mad River Mountain's website and obtain a ski pass at skimadriver.comskiclub login:  username:  stbrigidpassword:  stbrigid
  5. Please contact us with any questions or concerns:Stacie Williams -williams_stacie@dublinschools.net - 614-718-5825 Bill Bennison -bbennison@columbus.rr.com - 614-558-8696.
Gifts of Gratitude Reception - Dec 18
Your assistance is needed! On Thursday, December 18, the St. Brigid Home & School Association will be hosting the Christmas Gifts of Gratitude reception during the lunch periods for the teachers and staff.  We are seeking donations of cookies, brownies, bars, cakes/cake pops, or other baked goods, as well as fruit platters and beverages for this event. Please see the list of needs below for specific needs and email Theresa Vivona at  vivona1012@gmail.com to let her know how you can help. If at all possible, please specify variety and approx. quantity when responding.

Cookies 
Brownies/Blondies/Bars
Quick breads
Cake and/or Cake Pops
Chocolates/Truffles
Fruit platter - please specify small or large
Coffee and hot chocolate also will be provided

Please remember that all donations MUST be nut-free. Items may be dropped off at pick up on the 17th, or before 9 a.m. on the 18th.
 
Thank you for your assistance and generosity!
Theresa Vivona and Mary Moore
Home & School Vice Co-Chairs
Last Call for Gifts of Gratitude Donations
Though the deadline for Gifts of Gratitude donations was last Friday, we have had numerous questions about whether it is too late to donate. The simple answer: NO! We do, however, ask that you make your donation this week so we can finalize all of the Christmas gifts. The suggested annual gift amount is $20 per child; however, any donation is graciously accepted.

Remember, there are two ways to donate:

  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."

Don't hesitate to direct any questions to Mary Moore (mary.moore@live.com) or Theresa Vivona (vivona1012@gmail.com).

Sunday with Santa at BWHS

'Tis the Season to join the Bishop Watterson Business Club at our annual Sunday with Santa event! Bring your family to enjoy festive activities such as pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus (avoid the big lines at the malls), gingerbread houses, holiday crafts, and a homemade bake sale on December 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the BWHS cafeteria. The cost is $5 per child. Mark the date on your calendars and join in our mission to help The Christine Wilson Burn Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

 

The Eagle Store will also be open from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday for those interested in some red & gold spirit wear!

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