Wolfhound Wednesday
February 4, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for helping us to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  We had a great celebration of faith, academics and service last week.
 
We are pleased to announce that our re-registration process for the 2015-16 school year will be available online beginning today at Noon.  Please look for your email with all of the details for filling out the paperwork and paying online if you choose this option.
 
See everyone at Pizza Bingo on Friday!

Sincerely,
 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:

Wed, Feb 4

Home & School Mtg 

(8:15 am)

Fri, Feb 6

Pizza Bingo

Sat, Feb 7

First Communion Workshop

(9am - 12pm)

Sun, Feb 8

MyScrip Delivery Date

Altar Server Training 

(6:30 pm)

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)


 

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

 

 

Pacing Guide:

Week of Feb 1-7: read pages 37-80

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

 

Weekly Discussion Question:

Precepts - Reflect on the precepts mentioned on pages 48 & 65.
What is normal?
On page 61, August states, "I can only imagine what they were saying about me." Have you ever felt this way?

 

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: 7th and 8th Grade, Specials

Click the images below to view photo newsletters.

 

7th Grade Newsletter:8th Grade NewsletterSpecials Newsletter:



Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Over the last few weeks, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Brazil, the Super Bowl, Disney World and skiing. 

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






Monsignor Hendricks on the Cover of Dublin Life
When you receive the February/March 2015 issue of the Dublin Life magazine you'll see Monsignor Hendricks (and Kerry) on the cover. 

The article covers Monsignor's background and history, as well as the successful outreach he has achieved in both the Columbus and Saint Brigid of Kildare communities. The article also discusses the school endowment campaign he launched and the success and many achievements of the school. 



New Blue Ribbon Medallion 
You might have noticed when walking into the main entrance of Saint Brigid of Kildare School the new bronze medallion mounted on the wall. 

We received our 2014 National Blue Ribbon School bronze medallion and positioned it to the left of our matching 2008 medallion. Take a look next time you enter the building!


Parent Like a Champion Training

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. 

 

WHO: Since the diocese is staging this training (and 'grand-fathering' in the 'older grades'), this training must be completed by July 2015 for this year's 4th grade parents (NEXT YEAR's 5th Grade Parents), and starting fall 2015 will need to be completed before children can participate in DRA sports programs for next year's (2015-2016 School year) 4th and 5th grade parents. Only 1 parent per family needs to attend but both parents are welcome. This training only needs to be attended by parents once (not for each sport or each year).  Head coaches who have completed Play Like a Champion do NOT need to also take Parent Like a Champion Today. 


 
WHAT: The Diocese Recreation Association (DRA) has implemented this training. This is a sports workshop for parents which teaches them strategies to be champion sports parents in their attitude and behaviors and enables them to positively partner with their children's coaches.

 

QUESTIONS? Please contact Scott Kasun, St. Brigid Athletic Director and Football Commissioner at skasun@forefrontweb.com, Mike Matthews, St. Brigid Assistant Athletic Director and Baseball/Softball Commissioner at wolfhoundbbsb@gmail.com or Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator at snerone@midohio.twcbc.com

Columbus Catholic Women's Conference

We are very excited to announce The 8th Annual Columbus Catholic Women's Conference, Standing at the Foot of the Cross, which will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Ohio Expo Center Voinovich Building from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

Speakers include Colleen Carroll Campbell,  Dr. Edward Sri and singer, songwriter & speaker Emily Wilson.  The day will be filled with inspiration and fellowship celebrating our great Catholic Faith.  

 

Please join us!  Register online at www.columbuscatholicwomen.com

 

Questions? Please email jodybwhite@gmail.com.

Religious Articles Sale
The annual Religious Articles salewill be held in Hendricks Hall on Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8 after all Masses, Monday, February 9th from 9:00 am - 11:30 am, and Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.


Come and see books, statues, crucifixes, prayer books, St. Brigid crosses, rosaries and gift items. 



Pizza Bingo Still Needs Student Volunteers
Pizza Bingo is coming up this Friday, February 6. 

Volunteers are also needed. Please consider signing up for a shift! Please use the Sign-Up Genius link by clicking here.

We are also still in need of student volunteers. If you have 7th or 8th graders that are in need of service hours, this is a great opportunity. 

Questions please email Jan Chorich and Kristina Hooper at PizzaBingoSBOK@gmail.com

Calling Those Who Want to be an Altar Server

Come to Church for the training on February 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will be happy to have you!

 

Becoming an Altar Server:

Those in 6th grade and above who wish to be Altar Servers, please attend the training on February 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Church.  Before attending contact Vicky Humphrey for a registration sheet or pick one up from the kitchenette in Church.  Her email address is vhumphre@columbus.rr.com .  Please return registration to Mr. Matt Vulanich atstbrigidserver@gmail.com  or to Sister Joan.

 

What Does It Take to be an Altar Server?

It takes a person who wishes to learn how to serve at the altar.

It takes someone who is willing to study the materials with a parent or older sibling.

It takes a responsible person who likes to learn new things.

Finally, it takes someone like you who is willing to do mentoring.

VBS Registration Now Open

VBS registration is open! The cost is $40 per child. The theme is "A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments: Jesus in my Heart," and will take place June 15-19. For additional information contact Tina White at twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org or 761-1176.


 

To register, click here.

 

Service Club Thank You

Below is a thank you letter we received from KidSmiles regarding our recent service project with them. 

 

Dear Mrs. DeLucia and Community Service Club of St. Brigid of Kildare:

 

Thank you for volunteering your time to assemble dental hygiene goody bags for our educational outreach program!  Each year our goody bags reach over 7,500 students across the greater Columbus area. We visit area preschools, elementary schools, and community events to share our dental hygiene message of brushing two times a day for two minutes each time.  We also promote healthy eating and visiting the dentist twice a year.

I hope you are proud of your contribution to the community and know that your efforts will truly impact the lives of over 7,500 children this year.

 

Thank you for helping to give the children of central Ohio something to smile about!

Sincerely,

Laura Zuber

Educational Outreach Coordinator

KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic

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.

Fundraising Project from an Alum

Below is a letter from Gabe Lawson, a St. Brigid alum:

My name is Gabe Lawson, and I am a senior at St. Charles Preparatory School. In addition, I am a graduate of St. Brigid's Class of 2011. St. Brigid's focus on service prepared me well to continue reaching out for opportunities to serve others throughout high school.

 

At the all school Mass on Friday, I shared with the students my experience in Guatemala City's garbage dump community. I am grateful for the students' commitment to bring in their own money to help eight high school students who are currently enrolled in an education program for teens living there to attend college. The cost to send these eight students to college is $20,000, or $2,500 per student. Each scholarship will provide tuition, books, school supplies, and academic support.

 

In December, I launched a fundraiser for the nonprofit International Samaritan (www.intsam.org) called "SC Cares". Further information describing this fundraiser, and an opportunity to donate online to SC Cares can be accessed through the link http://www.razoo.com/story/Sc-Cares-College-Scholarship-Fund.

 

I greatly appreciate your consideration for this cause. I hope that with your help, these students can break through the barriers of poverty. As "Disciples on a Journey," we will join together to spread charity and love to these students. Thank you again to Ms. O'Reilly and the entire St. Brigid Community for helping me in this effort.

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Basketball Free Throw Competition

 

The Knights of Columbus sponsored a basketball free throw competition this past weekend. There were 6 age groups (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) of both boys and girls.

Four St. Brigid students progressed to the regional competition to be held in March.

Congrats to the following students who progressed:

Ashley Westerheide
Trent Maisano
Andrew Allison
Jack Brinkman

Bishop Watterson 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

At the following link is the list of St. Brigid parishioners who attained honor roll with a 3.7 or higher grade point average for the 2nd quarter at Bishop Watterson. Congrats to our alumni!

Bishop Watterson Wrestling Feeder School Night

Bishop Watterson will hold their wrestling feeder school night on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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