Wolfhound Wednesday
January 21, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,


This past weekend, the diocese switched out its email server for all @cdeducation email addresses. We have the appropriate forwarding set up, but are still experiencing some missing or delayed emails. If you emailed any staff at their @cdeducation address and have not received a timely response, please call the office to make sure the message was received.


Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated across the nation from January 25th - February 1st.   This year marks the 41st anniversary of this festive week that highlights what makes Catholic education distinctive and exceptional.  During this week, we focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our parish communities and our nation.  This year's theme reminds us that we are all called to be disciples on a lifelong journey of learning about our faith and bringing our faith into action in service to others.  


Families too are on a journey of discipleship.  With this in mind we would like to use Catholic Schools Week as an opportunity to support our school families on their journey of discipleship.  Tonight and tomorrow night at student-led conferences,  your family will be receiving a gift. We offer this gift as a way to encourage families to spend quality time together reading, discussing important ideas and topics, doing fun activities, and praying together.  These projects will be kicked off as a part of our Catholic Schools Week activities.


(Please note: Family life is so important that there will be a World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia in September 2015.  Pope Francis has already announced that he will be attending as he makes his first visit to the US as pontiff.  More information can be found at http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/.  The theme of this important Catholic summit will be Love is Our Mission.  Look for more information on this in the coming months.)  


In addition to our family projects, we have several special events planned for the week of January 25th - February 1st. Please see the projects detailed in the article below.  


Happy Catholic Schools Week,


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Wed, Jan 21

Student-Led Conferences
(5 pm)

Thurs, Jan 22

Student-Led Conferences
(5 pm)

Sun, Jan 25

MyScrip Delivery Date

Open House (12 - 2:30 pm)

Mon, Jan 26

Catholic Schools Week Begins

Fri, Jan 30

World Orchestra

Feast of St. Brigid Mass 

(9 am)

Mon, Feb 2

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

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


Catholic Schools Week Activities

Disciples on a Journey:  Faith, Knowledge and Service

Our students will continue their studies of Disciples on a Journey by researching historical disciples and their personal journeys of discipleship.  All classroom doors will be decorated with pictures of these disciples and student designed QR codes will share information about these notable individuals.  

Sr. Joan will kick off a 6 week series called Journey Around the Church.  Sister will give guided tours of the church to different grade levels, teaching about the relics, vestments, sacristy, altar, etc. found in our beautiful church.  

Monday, January 26th

Homerooms will journey through the building with passports to learn lessons of discipleship based on the lives of these famous disciples.

Tuesday, January 27th

Watterson H.S. VS 8th Basketball Game at 1:30 PM

Wednesday, January 28th

Student Dress Down Day

Student Favorite Lunch

Thursday, January 29th

CARE Meeting - CARE families will discuss the Works of Mercy and participate in activities to highlight each one as works we are called to complete as disciples

Friday, January 30th

Mass at 9:00  AM  to celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid (please note there will NOT be a school Mass on Thursday).

Teacher and staff appreciation luncheon sponsored by the Home and School Annual Fund

World Orchestra event for students K - 8  - two sessions at 12:15 and 1:30

Saturday/Sunday January 31st/February 1st

Students wear dress uniforms to Mass for the Feast of St. Brigid

Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade

Click the images below to view photo newsletters.


2nd Grade Newsletter:3rd Grade Newsletter:4th Grade Newsletter:

Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Click the photo above to view the Blue Ribbon Bag Challenge photo album
Over the last few weeks, our Blue Ribbon bag has traveled many places, including Immaculate Conception and Dallas.

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

Catholic Times Article
Below is a link to our full page Blue Ribbon Bag Challenge article in last week's Catholic Times. Click the image to view the page.
Exciting Family Gift at Student-Led Conferences

Look for an exciting family gift to be given out at student-led conferences tonight and tomorrow! 


If you have not yet scheduled your conference, please do so at the following link: http://stbrigidofkildare.com/get-involved/parent-programs/student-led-conference-scheduling


Please find your child's homeroom teacher and click that link to sign up for their conference.


Grades K-2 and 7-8:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 PM


Grades 3-4 and 5-6:
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Prospective Families Open House - Sun, Jan 25 

Help us "Share The Good News" about Catholic education by inviting friends and neighbors to join the St. Brigid school community. We'll be holding our annual Open House on Sunday, January 25 from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Visitors can take a parent and student guided tour to see first hand what makes St. Brigid so special.


Special Information Sessions will include preschool at 12:30 p.m.and kindergarten at 1:15 p.m.


Guests can RSVP by visiting this link.

Share the Good News

Remember, if your invited guest registers for school, you receive a free month of tuition for 2015-2016 school year.


Water Bottle Collection for CARE
The next CARE meeting is quickly approaching.  During Catholic Schools Week, students will gather in CARE groups.  The theme for CSW is Disciples on a Journey: Faith, Knowledge, Service.  As disciples of Jesus, we are called to fulfill the Works of Mercy.  The CARE families will discuss the works of mercy and participate in activities to highlight each one. 

To help teach the idea "Give drink to the thirsty," we would like students to bring in new water bottles (Aquafina, Dasani, etc.)  We will attach a prayer to the water bottles and donate them to Run for the Race.   Please have your child bring in a water bottle by Thursday, January 29th.
Pizza Bingo
Pizza Bingo is coming up on February 6. 

We're looking for any NEW unopened toys/crafts/electronic games -- we need it all! Please drop off donations in the Pizza Bingo Box located in the school office. Business donations will be recognized.

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

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

Diocese Service Awards

The Office of Vocations for the Columbus Diocese is presenting the third annual Service Awards.  This $500 award is available to all students, grades eight through twelve, living in the Diocese of Columbus including those attending public, private, and Catholic schools as well as home schooled students. The criteria for award eligibility includes parish involvement, service, and a short 300 word essay on the importance of service and giving back to the community. For more information and to enter, visit www.faceforwardcolumbus.com/service-awards. 

Mother/Son Skating - Feb 28

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. 

Father/Daughter Dance - Feb 20

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.

Family First - Morning Discussion Group

The Spring session of our Morning Discussion Group will be starting January 27th.  All sessions are Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. in Monsignor Hendricks Hall, and facilitated by Youth Minister Pam Heil.  Childcare is provided.

We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to discuss Mark Gregston's book/DVD study Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years.
We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month to discuss Mary Reed Newland's We and Our Children: How to Make a Catholic Home. 
Please see this flyer for more details.  We hope you can join us for one or both sessions!

Make It a Date!

Schedule a Night Out to Focus on Your Marriage


Join Paul & Cathy Zemanek as they continue our new series - Blessed is Marriage - as part of the parish's popular Make It a Date! program.

Saturday, February 21
6:15 p.m.
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center

Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. Then join Paul & Cathy as they offer a reflection on marriage and introduce a brief DVD presentation. Spouses then leave on their own date at a venue of their choice around 7:30 p.m. to privately discuss the evening's topic. This program applies the rich tradition of the Beatitudes to couples' efforts to build stronger, more holy marriages.

Registration is necessary! Please contact Christine Drab at christinedrab@sbcglobal.net or 761-0524 by Thursday, February 19. The event is free and open to all married or engaged couples. If you need babysitting recommendations, please indicate with your registration and we will try to match you up with a member of the parish's High School Youth Group. 

Sponsored by FamilyFirst and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation.

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

Spring Sports Registration Continues

SBAA spring sports registration continue now through Sunday, February 15, for track & field, boys baseball, and girls softball.

To register, just go to www.gowolfhounds.org to learn more about each sport, or directly to the registration site https://sbaa.sportssignup.com/site to register now.
We need volunteers for all sports and all grades. You can register to be a volunteer on the same link you register your children for sports (just choose Apply to Coach/Volunteer). 
All coaches and volunteers must comply to Diocesan Safe Environment requirements which include attending Protecting God's Children (PGC) training completing a fingerprinting background check, volunteer application and signed Code of Conduct. Full details about all Safe Environment requirements can be found on the parish website here. All Coaches must also complete concussion training and head coaches need to attend Play Like a Champion (PLC) training. Please ask sports commissioner for more details and availability. Please submit all certificates of training to Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator, at:
snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org or drop off copies to the parish office. 

Baseball and Softball Information
Track and Field Information
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