Wolfhound Wednesday
January 10, 2018

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thur, Jan 11
5th Grade Bring a Disciple to Mass (9:00 am)

Mon, Jan 15
Martin Luther King Day
No School 

Tues, Jan 16
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Wed, Jan 17
Spelling Bee (1:15 pm)

Mon, Jan 22
SPICE Board Meeting (Rescheduled)
(7:00 pm Hendricks Hall)

Dear Parents,

Wishing you a Happy New Year  with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.  As the routine of back to school and work takes place this week, it is time to start planning ahead to a busy January.   

Please start planning for the following January events.  The annual school Spelling Bee will take place on Wednesday, January 17th at 1:15 pm in the gym.  Student-led conferences will take place on January 24th and 25th and Catholic Schools Week will be the week of January 29th.  

Just a few comments regarding weather related closings.  For Monday morning's school cancellation, we used a list that only contacted one phone number and email per person. If you did not receive a call or email, we apologize for the miss! That does not mean we don't have your phone number listed correctly. We will use the list that contacts all numbers and emails if we have another important message to send. However, this is a good time to login to SchoolSpeak and verify that your contact information is correct (after you login, click your username in the top right corner, then click My Profile. Make any changes necessary, then click Update at the bottom).

Please also keep in mind that for closures or delays we always follow Dublin City Schools.  When the TV or radio announces Columbus Catholic Schools, they are referring to the Catholic schools that are in the Columbus City Schools boundaries.  If St. Brigid and Dublin Schools are open and your district of residence is closed or delayed,  you are then responsible for your child's school transportation that day. Safety is always at the forefront of these decisions.   

Blessings for healthy, happy and faith-filled new year,
Kathy O'Reilly
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Home & School Meeting Cancelled

T he home and school meeting for today (January 10th at  noon)  has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be  February 7th at noon  in Hendricks Hall. 

Student-Made Video

Eighth grade students Aiden Steinbauer, Patrick Lynch, and Brian Zezter worked hard before break on creating a video reviewing popular movies. Click the video image to the right to view their creative video!
BWHS Boys Basketball Feeder School Night
Friday, January 12

The boys basketball feeder school night at Bishop Watterson High School is this Friday.

Schoolbelles Update
A message from Schoolbelles Dublin:

The Schoolbelles store in Dublin, OH will have an alternate schedule for the next couple weeks. Our store manager Penny has decided to move on so that she may spend more time with her family and we wish her the best. While we hire and train her replacement, please let your families know that we will have a modified schedule. Check our website for the most up to date hours.

Let your parents know that if they are interested in the Store Manager position, they may send their resume to Christine at ccarroll@schoolbelles.com. Being a Schoolbelles employee has many benefits, the best of which is a 40% discount on all uniform purchases!

Please let your families know that they may call our customer service department to place an order or if they have any questions. 1.888.637.3037

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the St. Brigid competition for the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the St. Brigid school gymnasium.  

To kick off this year's event is a "Knight's vs. St. Brigid Basketball Coaches" basketball game.  This is a short, 30 minute "lots of fun" game.  After this game, the competition begins.

The details of the event are as follows:

Where:  St. Brigid Grade School Gymnasium
Date:  January 28, 2018
Check in:  3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Knights vs. Coaches Game:  4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free Throw Contest:  Starts at 4:30 pm

All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.   There will be a 9 year old girl and boy winner, a 10 year old girl and boy winner, etc.

Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3600 local competitions. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions.

 All contestants are recognized for their participation in the event . The prize this year for each of the 12 groups will be a regulation Knights of Columbus basketball, a winner's certificate and the right to move on to the district and state competitions.

Please note participants are required to complete the participation form here.
For additional information contact Dave Rubadue at 614-551-9081 or DRubadue@CBIZ.Com.
Spring Sports Registration is Open

Wolfhound Spring Sport offerings are now OPEN!

Click Here to REGISTER NOW:  

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

 Track & Field - This program is for 4th  thru 8th grade boys and girls. Track practices will begin in  early March.  Program cost = $ 85.  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, Sunday early 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 thru 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.

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

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!

St. Brigid Women's Club Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7 PM @ Hendricks Hall
The women's club will be partnering with the American Heart Association to review heart healthy habits and New year's Resolutions.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7 PM @ Hendricks Hall
Topic for the night is Dress for Success.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - evening @ Ronald McDonald House 711 Livingston Ave, Columbus 43205
St. Patrick's Day Party for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House.

Questions or for Membership Information, Please reach out to Lorene at  614-284-8622

Make it a Date: Valentine's Edition
A Night Out To Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, February 10, 2018 
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center 

Registration Is Necessary 
Please RSVP to Karen Hutsell at karen.huttsell@siemens.com or 614-602-7724 by February 8. 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid's 15th Make It A Date! event. Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. Then join Monsignor Hendricks as he offers a reflection on marriage. Spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice around 7:15 to privately discuss the evening's topic together. 

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Re-Registration Begins January 29

Current family re-registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place January 29 - February 6, 2018. You will receive an email with instructions to re-register on January 29.

Tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year have been announced. Please visit our tuition
webpage to view the updated rates: Click Here

And to learn more about our school's financial structure, view our guide here
Lil Hounds Cheer Clinic

Calling all Wolfhound 2nd and 3rd Grade girls interested in showing their spirit to join us for a Lil Hounds Cheer Clinic. The clinic will be ran by Watterson Volunteer Cheerleader Sylvia Woodruff and St. Brigid parents.   Each student will receive pom poms and learn cheers and much more!

The cost is $25 and a consent form will need to be filled out. Click here for the consent form.

Dates:  Seven Sundays from  January 7 - February 25th  (No clinic  February 11 )
Time:   4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location:  Saint Brigid School Gym

Any questions please contact Saundra Woodruff. 
Winter Uniform Exchange

There will be a  uniform  exchange on  Sunday February 11 from 9 am - noon in Enke Hall. This will be at the same time as the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast. Any family can attend the  uniform  exchange to pick up  uniforms they need, no cost. It's simple -- just show up, look through the  uniforms and leave with what you need.

If dropping off gently used  uniforms please mark each item with its appropriate size.
EPIC Upcoming Events

January Meeting:

Our next EPIC youth group will be January 21, when we will host the Downs Syndrome Association of Central Ohio's (DSACO) school-aged social group. Our EPIC kids will be the hosts and big buddies of the kids with Downs Syndrome, and will lead each of the fun stations that they will visit, including games, an obstacle course, a dance station, and a sensory station. They will also serve snack to the kids and their parents.
If you know of someone grades k-6 with Downs Syndrome, please invite them to our event and let Kim VanHuffel know, so she will have an idea how many kids to plan for. The more the merrier! It should be a fun day for the kids and will be a great introduction to DSACO for them and their parents as well.

As always, we will begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass by the baptismal font and then come to Hendrick's Hall for pizza prior to our guests arriving. Pickup will be at 4:15 p.m. Please RSVP to Kim.

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 graders of the parish. Simply go to the parish website at stbrigidofkildare.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.

Columbus Catholic Women's and Men's Conference

If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Are you ready to reignite your faith? Want to grow closer to Jesus, but you're not sure how to do it? Want to get involved and meet other men and women of the parish? We have the solution for you! Please save the dates to attend the upcoming Columbus Catholic Women's and Men's Conferences. Discounted pricing ends Jan. 21, 2018. Makes a great Christmas gift! 

Women's Conference: February 17, 2018, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Click Here 

Men's Conference: February 24, 2018, from 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Click Here

Location: Ohio Expo Center - Cardinal Hall

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