Wolfhound Wednesday
February 25, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

Will Spring ever come?  Looks like we will still need to be patient as we are expecting another Arctic blast for Friday and Saturday. With the hope that we will have school on Friday in spite of the predicted below zero temperatures, we will have one last non-uniform day and celebrate Frozen Fleece Friday. I hope that being able to dress in warm clothes has helped to made this week a little easier at the bus stop.

 
Stay warm,
 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


 

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)

Sun, Mar 22

MyScrip Delivery Date

Spring Musical Dress Rehearsal (3 pm)

Tues, Mar 24

Author Visit (K-4)

Wed, Mar 25

Diocesan Honor Choir

Thurs, Mar 26

Spring Musical (7 pm)

Fri, Mar 27

No School

Spring Musical (7 pm)


 


 
Weekly Discussion and Activity

 

 

Pacing Guide:

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

Week of Mar 1 - 7: read pages 170-204

 

Weekly Discussion Question:

Discuss the quote on p. 133.  Focus particularly on "What is essential is invisible to the eye."  What does this mean to you?

 

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: 5th and 6th Grade, All School News

Click the images below to view this week's updated photo newsletters.

 

5th Grade Newsletter:6th Grade NewsletterAll School News:


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Assisi, Italy with Sister Pat!

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

New Student Registration Open

The online registration form for new student registration is now open.

 

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.

Latchkey Registration

St. Brigid of Kildare offers a before and after school latchkey program which follows the school calendar.  Check out our link on the website here for more information about the program.

Registration for current families is currently ongoing with an end date of Friday, February 28.  New families may register for the 2015-2016 school year with the remaining openings.  A wait list will be formed, thereafter, with your child/children being included on that list, if needed.

All forms are available online and at the links below, or can be picked up at the New Student Registration beginning March 1 at Hendricks Hall.  There are four 2015-2016 child care forms which need to be filled out and returned along with a check for $25.00 (non-refundable registration fee) per family.

          - Latchkey Fees and Registration 2015-2016
          - Latchkey Permission Form
          - Emergency Medical Authorization Form
          - Fee Payment Agreement

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karol Halm - Latchkey Director at 718-5833 or by email khalm@cdeducation.org.
 

Corks for a Cause - Featured Auction Items

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. 


Today is the last day to RSVP for the event before the price goes up! Contact Sarah Moore at 761-3734 or sarahmoore00@hotmail.com. Reservations are $60 per person until February 25, and $75 per person after.

 
2015 Featured Auction Items

Monfort Zwick Orthodontics
$5,000 towards a treatment plan for adults, kids or adolescents
Click here to learn more about Monfort Zwick Orthodontics.

 


 

Relax at The Spa at River Ridge 
 
11 Amazing spa packages ranging from Mommy + Me or Girls Night Out, to massage and facial treatments

Click here to learn more about The Spa at River Ridge.

 

 

 

Napa Valley Home
1 week stay in Napa's Rutherford Vineyard Region for up to 10 people
To view a video of the vacation home, click here. 

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.

Yearbook Ordering Deadline - Extended to 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 27, 2015.

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Summer Computer Camp - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE! The 11th annual summer computer camp with Mrs. Asencio will be held June 22nd - June 26th, Monday - Friday 9-12:00 p.m. 

 

 - Enter the World of "Code"

 - Join us for the "Made w/ Code Experience"

 - Explore the countless possibilities of what you can do with code (games, animations, stories, robots, fashion, sports, puzzles, music, and much more)


 
Invited are ALL Girls and Boys from 3rd grade -7th grade.

 

Look for registration form coming soon!


 
Contact Sue Asencio with questions at sasencio@cdeducation.org.

Parish Lenten Opportunities

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 at ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org or call the parish office at 761-3734 ext. 275. 

 

To read more details on both opportunities, click here.

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JAM Night
Middle School students and their families are invited to join Bishop Watterson's music ministry group for Jam Night with Station 14 this Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop Watterson, 99 East Cooke Road, Columbus. Students will perform contemporary worship music, led by St. Brigid's own Mar Frommeyer, a member of the band Station 14.

ALUMNI NEWS
Sophia Wible, DJ Matthews, Maria Jeric
Three Alumni Named National Merit Finalists

Three St. Brigid alumni have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The students are DJ Matthews (St. Charles), Maria Jeric (BWHS) and Sophia Wible (BWHS). 

 

Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were announced, based upon their scores on the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). All three of our St. Brigid alumni who were named Semifinalists have advanced to Finalist standing, which is composed of less than one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

 

Congrats to our alumni!

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