Wolfhound Wednesday
January 31, 2018

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Jan 28 - Feb 2
Catholic Schools Week

Thurs, Feb 1
Saint Brigid Feast Day:
Mass at 9am
Feast Day Parties

Fri, Feb 2
Pizza Bingo (6 pm)

Sat, Feb 3
First Communion Retreat 
(9am - 12 pm)

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

Wed, Feb 14
Ash Wednesday Mass (9 am)

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow we celebrate the feast day of St. Brigid.  The day will begin with 9:00 am Mass including our favorite Saint Brigid hymns and the Irish Blessing song.  To make the feast day even more special our new handbell choir has prepared a special prelude.  Our day concludes with festive parties planned by our room parents.  If you would like to learn more about the life of our Saint Brigid please click on the link below to view a short video about her life.

The Life of Saint Brigid 

Thank you for celebrating Catholic Schools Week and the Feast of Saint Brigid with us this week!
Kathy O'Reilly
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Photo Newsletters: 5th & 6th Grades

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to. 

Congrats Letters About Literature Participants

Congrats to all of our 6th graders for their insightful writing for the annual Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress.

A special congratulations to the following 6th graders who advanced to the next level of judging at the state level:

Julia Belli
Brady Bennison
Anthony Campagni
Andrew Freiburger
Pierre-Andre Geoffrion
Sara Goodlive
Sophia Heise
Anthony Leasure
Drew Myers
Miko Phillips
Leo Walling
Kyle White

Good luck to these awesome writers as judging continues at Ohio's Center for the Book in Cleveland to determine top winners in the state of Ohio.

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Is It a Cold or the Flu??

We have noticed a rise in cases of Influenza (the Flu) at St. Brigid this week. Along with this rise has been the rise in the question... "Is it the Flu or a Cold?" The following graphic may provide some help when determining why you and your children are feeling so poorly.  Class and grade level notices will be sent via Schoolspeak to notify parents about cases of the Flu as well as other Communicable diseases (Strep, Conjunctivitis, etc.). 

Contact the Health Office to report a diagnosed case of these diseases. As a side note, all students will be receiving a hand washing reminder lesson during homeroom this week. Hand washing remains our best defense!

Corks for a Cause: Tickets & NEW Raffle Tickets are LIVE

Announcing a NEW Raffle Ticket option for 2018's event ...  enter to win your choice of TUITION for a whole year, or $6,000 CASH. You don't need to attend the event to purchase raffle tickets, so spread the word to friends and family!

For $100 per raffle ticket, you are e ntered to win your choice of:
  1. One student's full tuition to Saint Brigid of Kildare School for the 2018-19 school year (K-8 tuition)
  2. $6,000 CASH
Winner will be drawn at Corks for a Cause on March 3, 2018. You do not need to be present to win.

Use the link below to purchase event tickets and/or raffle tickets.

Box  Tops for Education Contest 
Keep cutting out and collecting those Box Tops!

Home and School Association is running a school wide contest through  February 16th. Send  Box  Tops into school to help St. Brigid earn cash through the  Box  Tops for Education program. 

Goal: 3,500  Box  Tops to be collected.

Prize: Dress Down Day will be awarded in March!

Make sure to save the expiration date and the acronym. 

For more information:  Click Here

For a Complete list of Participating Products:  Click Here

Please contact Kerry Sullivan  jacquefarms@aol.com or Beth Mooney  brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com with any school rewards program questions. 

First Communion Retreat Volunteers Needed

Below are volunteer opportunities for students to earn service hours at the  First Communion retreat this weekend.

We also are in need of parent volunteers to help with the retreat. Thanks for you consideration!

Parent Volunteers:
Student Volunteers:

Home & School Meeting Next Week

The next Home & School meeting will be held next Wednesday, February 7 at 12 pm in Hendricks Hall. All are welcome!
Lenten Speaker Series

Catholic Social Teaching has always been present in our faith tradition, deeply rooted in scripture and called for by Jesus. 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 the following Thursdays during Lent:

February 22: Modern Day Slavery
March 1: Poverty and Homelessness
March 8: Care of the Elderly
March 15: Hunger (spiritual & physical)*
March 22: Catholic Social Teaching

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.

*Your RSVP to any evening you plan to attend is appreciated. RSVP is required for the March 15 evening on Physical & Spiritual Hunger

Coordinated by Laura Ginikos & Sr. Teresa Tuite.
Questions? Laura Ginikos at (614) 718-5832 or lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org

Tuition Assistance Deadline March 15

The deadline to apply for diocesan tuition assistance for the 2018-19 school year is March 15.

Serendipity BY Sarah at First Communion Retreat

Serendipity BY Sarah will be at the First Communion Retreat on Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the School's Art Room.  

Serendipity BY Sarah has unique stitchery and gifts for both boys and girls for the Sacrament of First Communion.

Pizza Bingo this Friday: Volunteers and Donations Needed
Pizza Bingo is this Friday! 

If it weren't for volunteers (including our Bingo Callers) this event would not be possible! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at the following link (this sign up is for adult volunteers only).
Pizza Bingo donations are now being accepted. A donation box will be in the main office area outside the nurse's office. Pizza Bingo relies 95% on donations from families to make this another successful family fun night.
Great donation item ideas include: gift cards for the older kids in $10-$20 amounts, crafts, stuffed animals, games, sports equipment like soccer balls, plastic bats and balls, little kids ball gloves, and nail polish. Anything new, unopened or in like new condition we would look forward to having for the prize tables.
If you have any questions please contact Kristina Hooper at Kristina_hooper@hboe.org or Molly Riddle at riddlemolly1@gmail.com
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