Wolfhound Wednesday
February 18, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,


Lent begins today, and for the next six weeks we will be observing the Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week. We will learn that as "Disciples on a Journey" the importance of fasting, praying, and the giving of alms is always essential for Catholic life, but even more so during the season of Lent. This is a time to prepare ourselves to celebrate the glorious Resurrection of Jesus.

As a school community we will spend extra time in prayer and reflection by attending the Stations of the Cross. Traditionally, the Stations of the Cross are prayed during Lent to help us prepare and add meaning to the celebration of Easter. You are invited to join us for the Stations on the following dates:

March 2, 2:00 PM
March 10, 2:00 PM
March 18, 2:00 PM

In closing, although family life can be very hectic, consider gathering together for a few minutes this evening to determine one way in which you, as a family will pray, one way in which you will fast, and one way in which you will give alms throughout Lent. One simple idea is to set a family prayer minute. You might set that minute for 4:00 in the afternoon. At that moment every day - no matter where they are - members of your family bow their heads and pray for the
same family intention.

Another way the family can pray, fast and give alms is using the suggested activity for the book Wonder of attending as a family the parish Lenten Soup Suppers. As an act of kindness during the soup supper consider making a donation to the Catholic Relief Services - Operation Rice Bowl. On the way home from the Stations discuss connections between the story Wonder and the Stations of the Cross.

The parish Lenten Soup Suppers and Stations are on the following dates:

February 24, 6:00 PM
March 3, 6:00 PM
March 10, 6:00 PM
March 24, 6:00 PM

Together we can make this Lent especially meaningful for all of the children. 


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:


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)

Wed, Mar 18

Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Thurs, Mar 19

Early Release (1:30 pm)


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



Pacing Guide:

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

Week of Feb 22-28: read pages 133-169


Weekly Discussion Question:

The idea of "normal" is brought to light on p.115.  What is normal?  Is there a sense of normalcy in life?

Summer talks about being friends with Auggie and the pressure she receives from class mates for doing so.  Have you ever had pressure from class mates to not be friends with another person?  How did this make you feel?


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: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade

Click the images below to view photo newsletters.


2nd Grade Newsletter:3rd Grade Newsletter4th 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 and Nashville.

Click the photo to the right to view this week's new photos.

Yearbook Deadline This Friday
Make sure you preserve your child's memories with a St.Brigid of Kildare Yearbook! Don't let your chance to hold on to some of this year's finest moments pass you by... order your yearbook TODAY!


This year all orders will be filled online at http://www.balfour.com/ 


When you log on just simply:

  • Type in the search box either School Name, City, State OR Zip code
  • Click Search
  • Click  "Order Yearbook"
  • Then fill in all of your pertinent information and you are set
  • The cost is $17.00 plus a $1.00 fee (not a charge per yearbook, but only per transaction)
  • There is also a link on our St.Brigid website, just go to: About us/Forms/Order a 2014/2015 Yearbook

The deadline to order is February 20, 2015.

Alex Goodlive Qualifies for Regional Spelling Bee

St. Brigid of Kildare School held their annual school wide Scripps Spelling Bee competition for grades 4 through 8 on Friday, January 9th in the school gym. The winner of the classroom spelling bee from each homeroom represented his/her class at the bee that was held in the school gym. Students, parents, and families were in attendance. The first place winner was eighth grader, Alex Goodlive, from Mr. Yeazell's homeroom, and the runner up was sixth grader, Chloe Matuska from Mrs. Brinkman's homeroom.  Each student received a one-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids donated by Encyclopedia Britannica, a supporter of the Scripps Spelling Bee since 1957.


Alex then went on to take the online Scripps National Spelling Bee test along with other school spelling bee champions. His score qualified him for participation in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Region II final local spelling bee on March 14 on the campus of OU. He will be among 52 Ohio spellers, 12 of which are from the Diocese of Columbus.

Green Out and Free Admission This Saturday

The 7th Grade basketball girls are playing in the Championship game this Saturday Feb 21st at St. Brigid. They will be playing against St. Paul. 


All children that wear green will get in with FREE ADMISSION. We would like to get a large student section for the game to cheer on our wolfhounds! 

New Student Registration Opens Today

The online registration form for new student registration will open today at noon. 


You'll find the link to the online registration form, along with all of the instructions for materials required on our website here: http://stbrigidofkildare.com/prospective-families/application-information 


This includes all incoming preschool and kindergarten students and any students that will be new to the school next year. 


The deadline to submit all application materials is Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Play Like a Champion - Head Coach Training

The Diocese of Columbus Recreation Association has posted an upcoming Play Like a Champion (PLC) class which is required of all head coaches in any Diocesan sport. It is scheduled for March 7th from noon to 3 pm at St. Catharine's Church, 500 South Gould Road, Columbus, OH 43209.


Registration is required online here.


Please pass on this information to any potential head coach needing the training.


Parent Like a Champion

The next Parent Like a Champion Today training will be offered Tuesday, March 10 from 7-8 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 


Click here to sign up and learn more about this training.

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.

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.


Click above to preview just some of the items that will be in the Ladies Boutique

New This Year: Ladies Boutique

New to the 2015 Corks for a Cause is the Ladies Boutique, held in the Kelty Library, which will feature new women's clothing and accessory items such as purses, scarves, shoes and jewelry. All housed in one room, women will be able to shop and bid on a variety of items while enjoying a champagne tasting. This new feature is sure to be a must-see destination for all women attending the 2015 Corks for a Cause. 

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.

Bishop Watterson News


Baseball Hitting Camp

BWHS will hold a baseball hitting clinic for youth in grades 3rd-8th on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 1:00-2:45 pm for grades 3rd-5th and 3:00-4:45 pm for grades 6th-8th. The clinic will be held in the Bishop Watterson gymnasium and the high school's baseball coaches and current players will provide instruction. Players should bring helmet and bat.  The clinic is $15 per participant.  Registration form, click here . Preregistration is suggested, but walks-up are welcome. For more information, please contact Coach Scott Manahan, Head Baseball coach, 545-2139 or email smanahan@cdeducation.org.

JAM Night
BWHS will hold their 3rd annual JAM Night on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a night of inspirational, contemporary music performed by members of the BWHS Worship Band.

Bishop Watterson Swim and Dive Team
Congratulations to Bishop Watterson High School boys and girls swim teams, which both finished second in their respective Sectionals Meet of the Ohio High School State Championship Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14 in Upper Arlington.  

The top individual finishers included several recent St. Brigid of Kildare alumni, who have all qualified to compete in this weekend's Ohio Division I and II Districts bracket of the state championship.  Those include Watterson freshmen Thomas Clark, David Coss, Cecilia Moore, Julia St. John and Amanda Springer as well as Watterson Junior Kaleigh O'Reilly. Clark, Coss, Moore and St. John all also qualified for the District meet as members of multiple relays.  The boys team will compete in the Division II Districts meet on Friday morning, Feb. 20 and the girls will compete in the Division I Districts meet on Saturday, Feb. 21.  Top finishers at the Districts meet will move on to the Ohio State Championship Meet in Canton February 25-28.  

Two St. Brigid alumni divers are also competing at Districts this weekend - Freshman Matthew Benson and Sophomore Maggie Smerdle. Congrats Wolfhounds!
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