Wolfhound Wednesday
February 21, 2018
Our students enjoyed a visit on Tuesday from Canine Companions for Independence. CCI and their dog Reiko enjoyed the visit too and were very impressed with how respectful our students were.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Feb 21
Interims Posted

Mon, Feb 26
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Sat, Mar 3
Corks for a Cause (7 pm)

Wed, Mar 7
Home & School Mtg ( 12 pm)

Thurs, Mar 8
Bring a Disciple to Mass
(Grade 2)

Fri, Mar 9
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Sat, Mar 10
Reconciliation Retreat -
Grade 4 (10 am)

Dear Parents,

In light of the recent tragedies at the Florida high school, Officer Bruce McKenna has offered to hold a parent information evening to educate parents on how our staff is trained for such situations, and to answer any questions parents may have. 

Please take the survey here to respond if you would be interested in attending a session.

Please know that we continually evaluate our school safety plans and regularly have our students practice different types of school safety drills including fire, tornado, reverse evacuations, and intruder in the building.  O ur model of training the students for intruders or other dangerous situations has been very successful.  The students have responded well and have learned to think and problem solve using available information with making decisions about evacuating and/or barricading in a classroom.  This training has allowed students to develop some great life skills about decision making in stressful situations.  Please continue to talk with your children about school  safety .  

We will continue to constantly review, evaluate and practice our school safety plans to always keep safety forefront in our school.

Lenten Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
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Saint Brigid of Kildare School Presents...

March 15 th and 16 th , 2018
Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium
7:00 p.m.

All are invited to a one-hour musical production based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film. 

Free will donations will be accepted at the performances to help support  Saint Brigid Performing Arts.

Corks for a Cause: Ticket Prices Increase on Saturday

Get your tickets to attend Corks for a Cause, Saturday, March 3. Ticket prices increase from $60 to $75 this Saturday, February 24!

Tuition or CASH Raffle: Open to All!
For $100 per ticket, you are entered to win your choice of $6,000 cash or a year of tuition for one K-8 student at Saint Brigid of Kildare School for 2018-19. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase (tax-deductible!) and the donation goes to a great cause that helps our SPiCE students.

The winner will be drawn at Corks for a Cause on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and does not need to be present to win.

To purchase your tickets for the raffle and to attend the event, click the link below.

New This Year -- Closest to the Pin
Sponsored by The Range
Take a swing at getting your golf ball closest to the (virtual) pin in our new golf room this year! You get 3 shots for $5 or 10 shots for $10. The closest to the pin wins $100!

Lenten Speaker Series Starts Tomorrow

High School Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Adult Ministry are offering a  Lenten  Series that will touch upon some of the issues facing our world today.  Join us in Hendricks Hall from  7-8:30 PM  on Thursdays during  Lent.

Each workshop will include a guest  speaker  presentation and an activity that will offer an experiential piece. These evenings are open to the community. Children in 8th grade or younger must have a parent/ guardian attend the evening with them.

February 22: Human Trafficking
Our first session is  Human Trafficking: What is it? Is it in Ohio? What can I do about It?  February 22nd in Hendricks' Hall 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  The presenter is Sr. Nadine Buchanan, OP.  Sr. Nadine began her mission to the victims of human trafficking in Columbus, OH, in 2009. It was a way to, as she says, "put flesh" to one of her Congregation's commitments: to promote justice for the marginalized, especially women and children. Over eight years, her ministry has moved from cooking meals with and for survivors, to the courtroom to help those in recovery, to the streets. Today, she works with women who are still in the grip of a life of sexual slavery.

Our SPiCE Story: The Hayek Family

From the Hayek family:
Our family moved to Dublin from Cleveland six years ago. My husband Andrew and I both attended Catholic grade and high school. Our faith has always been a central part of our upbringing and lives. We felt it was important for our children's faith to grow and develop in a loving and fostering atmosphere. When we discovered St. Brigid of Kildare Parish and School, we knew we had found our home.

St. Brigid offers such a rich and vibrant parish life and school. Our oldest daughter Ali and our youngest son Andrew attend St. Brigid school. Ali sang in the children's choir for 3 years and is now an alter server. Our middle daughter Natalie attends Religious Ed weekly through the tremendous and wonderful SPiCE program. Due to the nurturing and guiding hand of the SPiCE program, she has been accepted and welcomed to participate and make her sacraments.

We believe in doing as much as we can as a family, whether that's attending church, going for a bike ride, or eating a meal. As with most hectic schedules, finding time together can be challenging, but we manage to eat dinner as a family most evenings. The is the point in our day where each one if us is able to share a funny story, an interesting tidbit or perhaps a concern about his or her day. After our evening routine of getting ready for bed, we reconvene to recite our prayers of adoration, contrition, petition and thanksgiving.

As active members of St. Brigid of Kildare we feel our family is guided in the right direction.

Support SPiCE
Support SPiCE through its main fundraiser -- Corks for a Cause. You can purchase tickets to the event or a raffle ticket for a chance to win a year's tuition or $6,000 cash at the following link:  https://stbrigid18.auction-bid.org/microsite/register-tickets

Spring Sports Registrations Close Monday, Feb 26

Team Practices for Track/Field and Baseball/Softball can begin on, but no sooner, than  Monday, March 5 .

All of our sport offerings are open to children of registered parishioners, St. Brigid Religious Education students, and St. Brigid of Kildare School students.

Click Here to REGISTER NOW:  

Here are the offerings that St. Brigid is taking registrations for:

*   Track & Field - This program is for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls.  Cost = $ 85. Track practices will begin in early March.  The track meets are on four consecutive Saturdays, starting on  April 7.  The track season ends with the diocesan championships on  Saturday, May 5.  Further questions should go to Track & Field Commissioner Dan Workman at  track@gowolfhounds.com.

*   "Lil Hounds" Volleyball Skills Clinics  - 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys & Girls,  Sundayearly evenings for 1 hour in April and May!  Cost = $ 75 (each l'il hound gets a t-shirt and volleyball!) at the St. Brigid Gym.   Contact = Wolfhound Volleyball Commissioner Rob Hooper at  volleyball@gowolfhounds.com .

*   Boys Baseball & Girls Softball  - 4th thru 8th Grade Boys & Girls - Cost = $ 160, practices start in early March, 10 games in April and first two weeks of May plus post-season tournament, played at the best baseball youth baseball facility in Dublin and the diocese of Columbus.  Contact = Wolfhound Baseball & Softball Commissioner Mike Matthews at  baseball@gowolfhounds.com.

*   Wolfhound Baseball & Softball Pitcher / Catcher Skills Clinics - 4th through 8th grade boys (baseball) and girls (softball), Last 2 weeks of February in the St. Brigid Gym with indoor pitching mounds.  Program Cost = FREE.  Contact = Baseball & Softball Commissioner Mike Matthews at  baseball@gowolfhounds.com.

WE NEED YOU!  St. Brigid athletics is a volunteer driven organization!  Please reach out to the contact listed for each offering for further information on how to volunteer!!!


Our next EPIC youth group meeting will be on February 25, when we will bring items donated from the Ash Wednesday food collection to the Dublin Food Pantry. We will weigh, sort and box the food, along with other items at the pantry. This will be a good introduction for our youth of what the Dublin Food Pantry does and how they can be involved and serve their neighbor through this organization in the future.  As always, we will begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass by the baptismal font and then come to Hendricks Hall for pizza prior to heading to the Food Pantry.  

EPIC Registration:
If you have a child interested in joining EPIC, don't worry, it is never too late to join! EPIC is for all 7th and 8th grad- ers of the parish. Simply go to the parish website atstbrigidofkildare.org, and select "Youth" and "Middle School Youth Group" from the drop down menu. Then fill out the online registration form at the bottom of the page under "links." There is no fee to participate. If you have questions, contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org

Spiritwear Store Closes Today

Just in time for the spring sports season, the St. Brigid Spirit Wear store is NOW OPEN!
Show your spirit at school events, sporting events and just around town with St. Brigid spirit wear.
The store will be open from  Wednesday, February 7 through Wednesday, February 21, with orders ready in early March.  Please note that the store is not set up to accept orders outside of the sale dates.
Check out the new items and styles just added. Visit  http://2horseapparel.com/wolfhounds to place your order. 
Questions? Contact Theresa Vivona at  vivona1012@gmail.com or Karen Huttsell at  karen.huttsell@siemens.com

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