Wolfhound Wednesday
February 11, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

We had our 3rd school safety drill yesterday morning and it went very well.  Teachers reviewed with students the procedures that we taught in September and October and actually practiced a CONTROLLED barricading of the classroom door.  Teachers held age appropriate discussions to debrief with the students.  We will have two more planned drills this school year.  One will be in March and the other in May.

 

We have added some important dates for the 15-16 school year to the website, which you can find here.

Thank you to everyone who has completed our new online re-registration process. If you have not yet completed it, please find the link and more information below. The deadline is this Friday, February 13 to avoid a late fee and to hold your spot for next year. If you are paying by check, your check must be received in the school office by Friday to be on time.

The Father/Daughter Dance is coming up on Friday, February 20. Be sure to view the article below and purchase your tickets now if you'd like to attend.

Sincerely,
 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:

Fri, Feb 13

Valentine Parties (1:30 pm)

Mon, Feb 16

No School - President's Day

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Tues, Feb 17

SAC Mtg (6:30 pm)

Wed, Feb 18

Ash Wednesday Mass 

(9 am)

Thurs, Feb 19

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Feb 22

MyScrip Delivery Date

Wed, Feb 25

Interims Go Home

Mar 1-3

New Student Registration

Sun, Mar 1

Rapid Rites (1:30 pm)

Mon, Mar 2

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Tues, March 3

Rapid Rites (7 pm)

Wed, Mar 4

Home & School Mtg 

(8:15 am)

Sat, Mar 7

Confirmation Retreat 

(12 - 5 pm)

Corks for a Cause (7 pm)

Sun, Mar 8

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, Mar 10

Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Sat, Mar 14

Family Reconciliation Workshop (10 am)

Mon, Mar 16

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)


 


 
Weekly Discussion and Activity
Click above to view photos from families' Wonder activities

 

 

Pacing Guide:

Week of Feb 8-14: read pages 81-108

Week of Feb 15-21: read pages 109-132

 

Weekly Discussion Question:

On page 82-83 Via explains how family life always revolved around her brother Augie's schedule for medical appointments and therapies. Was Via jealous or accepting?  Have you ever had a situation like this in your family? How did you feel?

Via describes her first day of high school on pages 91 - 96.  Her best friends Miranda and Ella seemed to have changed over the summer. How does Via react to the changes?  Have your friends ever left you out of the fun?

 

Send us your photos and discussion question answers!

Email photos and discussions to jcarfagn@cdeducation.org. 

 

Wonder Website:

Visit this link to view photos and read about other Saint Brigid families' Wonder activities: bit.ly/stbrigidwonder

Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Click the images below to view photo newsletters.

 

Preschool Newsletter:Kindergarten Newsletter1st Grade Newsletter:



Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Over the last few weeks, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to the Blue Jackets game, Mad River Mountain, and Boyne Mountain Ski Resort.

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.






Pizza Bingo
Click on the photo to the right to view the School News album, updated with pictures from Pizza Bingo last Friday.
Re-Registration Deadline This Friday
Click to access the form above, which must be completed and payment received by Friday, February 13, 2015. After February 13 your child/children will not be guaranteed a space for the 2015-16 school year and you will be assessed a $50.00 late fee per child. 


Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance, Kindergarten - 8th Grade

To be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:

  1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 16, 2015.
  2. The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (www.factstuitionaid.com), the application must be submitted and verified by March 16, 2015 and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 16, 2015(Please file early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
  3. Payment of the $30.00 application fee must accompany the application.
  4. Only one application per family is required. 
  5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.
Power of the Pen Tournament
The 7th and 8th grade Power of the Pen team competed at their district tournament this Saturday. Liam O'Reilly, Henry Owens, and Megan Gawronski all earned individual medals in the top 15, Lauren Allison earned a Best of Round award, the 7th grade team earned 3rd place overall, and the 8th grade team took first place. This is a significant win for the team, who competed against 18 other diocesan and public schools across Franklin county. Many of our writers will go on to the Regional competition in March. Go Wolfhounds! 
EPIC and Ash Wednesday Food Drive

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent.  The Social Action Committee is conducting a food drive during all Masses this day.  Please give generously as you are able.  The School Mass will be held at 9 a.m.  All food collected will be given to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the Dublin Food Pantry.  This will help many in need in our area.  In addition, the EPIC Youth Group will be taking the Dublin portion of the donation to the Food Pantry on Sunday, February 22, and our kids will get much more from the experience if they have a good amount of food to sort, weigh, shelf and box.  We want to help others and give our kids a meaningful experience of service to inspire them to want to do more.  Thanks in advance for your generosity and for helping those in need.  

Caroling for a Cause

On Friday, December 19th about 35 St. Brigid students went caroling to neighborhoods around St Brigid.


 

The group started with an Advent prayer service in the church near the manger, then divided into three groups and went caroling for about 1 hour in the cold.  The children were all bundled up, wore their favorite Christmas hats and rang their Jingle Bells and spread Christmas cheer. Afterwards, they celebrated at Tim Hortons with candy canes and a free donated hot chocolate. 
 
The Caroling for a Cause was all to raise money for Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center. The St. Brigid group caroled in honor of Ruthie Walling, a St. Brigid kindergartner. The group raised $310 for the Heart Center at Children's Hospital. 
Corks for a Cause - Sat, March 7

This annual event is in its ninth year and is a fun night that not only brings awareness to our SPiCE program, but is the main fundraiser that provides the money to allow the program
to help hundreds of children in our elementary school and religious education program. Thanks to our many volunteers and donors
this event is able to raise over $60,000 for the children of our parish each year.


We would love to have you join us and get involved in any way you can. To RSVP for the event, contact Sarah Moore at 761-3734 or sarahmoore00@hotmail.com. Reservations are $60 per person until February 25, and $75 per person after.
 

Catholic Times Subscriptions & Renewals

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This donation HELPS THE PARISH to provide Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Checks should be made payable to St. Brigid of Kildare. If you are on electronic donation, you can still receive Catholic Times -

simply place your donation in an envelope marked "Catholic Times" and your name and drop it into the Sunday collection

basket during February. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic household to receive the Catholic Times. Come enjoy "A journal of Catholic life in Ohio". Sign-up TODAY!

Lenten Opportunities with Sister Teresa Tuite

There will be two separate Lenten opportunities offered through Sister Teresa Tuite and the School of Adult Faith Formation. 

 

BIBLE STUDY

Father Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:

Finding the Center, Knowing You Are A Sinner and Realizing Your Life is Not About You
Over the course of this study, we will be taking a look at the teaching of the Catholic Church concerning our center in Christ Jesus, his power to heal our lives, and his command to go on mission.

 

These sessions will be held on Wednesdays, February 25, March 4 and March 18 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 

 

LENTEN SPEAKER
 
On March 1 at the 5:00PM Vespers, Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P. will share with us Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship


 

Continuing on Monday, March 2 at 7:00 PM Fr. Vinny will offer an experience of Centering Prayer and also introduce other contemplative prayer practices. Fr. Vinny is a Paulist Father who ministers at the St. Thomas More Newman Center at Ohio State. 

 

For questions or more information on either opportunity, you may contact Sister Tersa Tuite atttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org or call the parish office at 761-3734 ext. 275. 

 

To read more details on both opportunities, click here. 

Father/Daughter Dance

The annual Knights of Columbus Father/Daughter dance will be held Friday, February 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 

 

Enjoy dressing up like a princess, music, dancing, dinner, games, prizes and gifts, as well as a photographer on site. The cost is $20 per person.

 

To purchase tickets, click here.

 To view the flyer, click here.


Mother/Son Skating

Mother/Son ice skating will be held at the Chiller Dublin on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

 

Pictures 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Pizza arrives 4:45 p.m.

Skating 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

 

Cost is $8.50 per person. Price includes skating, pizza, beverages, snacks, favor and a professional photograph of you with your son(s). Skate rental is an additional $2.00 per skater (to be paid at the door), or bring your own skates for free

 

For questions, contact:

Jenny Swinerton at (614) 354-8754 or jennyswinerton@yahoo.com

 

To view the event flyer or reserve your spot, click here.

Columbus Catholic Softball League

The Columbus Catholic High School coaches started a machine pitch league last year for girls ages 8 and under. The goal of this league is to expose girls to softball at a young age and to give them proper instruction.  Each high school coach coaches a team of 15 girls, teaching them proper softball fundamentals and the rules to the game.

 
The league takes place in the summer, one night a week.  Each week there is 45 minutes of instruction time, followed by a game.
 
If you are interested in signing your daughter up, click the flyer here with all the information.  Your daughter is eligible to play as long as she is 8 years old or younger as of January 1, 2015.
 
The deadline to register is March 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, email Tracey Cultice at tcultice@cdeducation.org.

Spring Sports Registration Deadline This Sunday

SBAA spring sports registration continue now through Sunday, February 15, for track & field, boys baseball, and girls softball.

To register, just go to www.gowolfhounds.org to learn more about each sport, or directly to the registration site https://sbaa.sportssignup.com/site to register now.


We need volunteers for all sports and all grades. You can register to be a volunteer on the same link you register your children for sports (just choose Apply to Coach/Volunteer). 

 

All coaches and volunteers must comply to Diocesan Safe Environment requirements which include attending Protecting God's Children (PGC) training completing a fingerprinting background check, volunteer application and signed Code of Conduct. Full details about all Safe Environment requirements can be found on the parish website here. All Coaches must also complete concussion training and head coaches need to attend Play Like a Champion (PLC) training. Please ask sports commissioner for more details and availability. Please submit all certificates of training to Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator, at:
snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org or drop off copies to the parish office. 
ALUMNI NEWS
Cinderella at Bishop Watterson
Bishop Watterson will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) on February 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. and on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. BWHS will host a "Meet and Greet" Character Tea at noon on February 15 before the matinee show begins at 2:00 p.m. 
The February 20 show will be Alumni Night.

 

St. Brigid alumni featured in the play include senior Alexis Eldredge, who will play the title role of Cinderella, as well as Allie Springer, Emma Koehler, and Amina Marquart. Click here to purchase tickets or learn more. Tickets are almost sold out!

Alumni Sign to Play Football at Yale and Harvard
Kyle Marcinick and John Pirrmann, both St. Brigid class of 2011, signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic football careers in the Ivy League.  Kyle, a Dublin Coffman senior, will be attending Yale University.  John, a Watterson senior, will be attending Harvard University.

The article covering the signing in the Columbus Dispatch states, "Defensive end John Pirrman of Watterson - Marcinick's closest friend since their days as first-graders at St. Bridgid of Kildare in Dublin - signed with Yale's rival, Harvard."

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