Wolfhound Wednesday
June 24, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

I hope that you have been enjoying the first few weeks of summer vacation with your children.  We have been very busy at school with the renovation project.  Please see pictures in the article below.  We currently are not in need of volunteers at this point since the construction workers are busy doing the demo.  We will let you know when we need volunteer assistance again.  
 
Please remind your children to take time each week to read and work on Summer Solutions Math.  Regular practice keeps skills sharp and helps to avoid the "summer slide."
 
Summer Blessings,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Thurs, Jun 25

Summer Fitness Program (9 am)

Mon, Jun 29

Summer Fitness Program (6 pm)

Sat, July 25

Protecting God's Children (9 am)

Sun, Aug 23

New Family Welcome Mass & Picnic (12:15 pm)

Mon, Aug 24

Parent Admin Day (PAD) and Meet the Teacher, Grades 1-8 (4-6 pm)

Kindergarten WOW Day

Tues, Aug 25

Kindergarten WOW Day

Wed, Aug 26

First Day of School

Wed, Sep 9

Back to School Meeting & Dedication of New Spaces


 

View Full Calendar


Report Cards Available Until July 1

Report cards and effort reports were sent out via SchoolSpeak a few weeks ago. They will be available to view, print or save online until July 1. They will not be available after July 1.

 

To print, click "View" under each report card or effort report, then click the "Print" button at the top of the screen. 

 

To save them for future viewing, click "Save to PDF" at the top of each report card or effort report. This will save the file to your computer so you can access it later.

SPiCE Year-End Newsletter

The SPiCE 2014-15 year-end newsletter is out!

Save the Date: SPiCE Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast - Oct 3
Join us on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. for our 5th annual SPiCE Family Fun Day. Bring the family to enjoy a pancake breakfast and games and activities for all.

If you'd like to get involved, contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com.
Annual Fund Survey

The Annual Fund is used for classroom parties, wish lists, the ALSO program, field trips, and much more, and replaces traditional fundraising in the school.

 

The Annual Fund is run by a group of volunteers, who work to get the important message of the fund out to school parents. In order to continuously improve their efforts and communication, the committee asks you to take a very short survey on the program. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Click here to take the short survey.

Upcoming Protecting God's Children Sessions

The Diocese of Columbus safe environment policies require that any volunteer over the age of 18 years old complete Protecting God's Children training in addition to a fingerprinting background check, volunteer application and signed code of conduct. 

 

Protecting God's Children Training will be offered at St. Brigid of Kildare in Hendrick's Hall on:

  • Saturday, July 25th at 9:00 am
  • Saturday, September 12th at 9:00 am
  • Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 am

Registration is at www.virtus.org. Click on "registration" then chose Diocese of Columbus from the drop down menu. You will create a user ID and password and then register for the training.  Session duration is about 2.5 hours.

 

The fingerprinting background check can be completed at Fast Fingerprints at 1486 Bethel Road. Click here to download the Fast Fingerprints form. To look up directions and hours for Fast Fingerprints, visit www.fastfingerprints.com.

 

For complete information on the safe environment requirements including the volunteer application and code of conduct, please visit the parish website at: http://stbrigidofkildare.org/our-parish/safe-environment or contact Stacey Nerone at snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org.

STEM Lab Construction Update

Thank you to all who have helped with painting, moving furniture and installing equipment in our new STEM lab and learning research center. 


 

Click here to view photos of the progress on the construction.

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Tennis Registration Deadline July 8

We are looking forward to an exciting 2015 tennis season.  To make the process easier, you can now register online. 

 

Click here to register now. The deadline to register is July 8.

 

Please feel free to send an email to Marcia Giesler at Marcia.giesler@yahoo.com or call 614-778-1361 if you have any questions.


 

Please also complete and return the Parent Consent Form by July 8, 2015.

Summer Fitness Program Sign Up

The summer fitness program is up and running! It is a series of active events for children ages 5 to 10. The goal of each session is to provide one hour of physical exercise in a non-competitive setting. In addition, the program leaders will be sensitive to kids with special needs, so no one is excluded from fitness!


The program began on June 15. Activities include a dance party, yoga, Simon Sez and soccer skills.


There is no charge for families to participate in the program, and parents must remain at the events, which will be held on the St. Brigid grounds.


 

To sign up to participate or volunteer at any of the June events, click here.

 

More August dates will be released soon.

Parent Like a Champion Today - Aug 19

The next Parent Like a Champion Today training will be offered Wednesday, August 19th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 


All parents of incoming 4th and 5th grade students participating in diocesan sports (fall sports include football and volleyball)  will be required  to complete this training before their child may participate. 

EPIC Kick-Off: Sept 27

Registration is open for EPIC, Saint Brigid of Kildare's Middle School Youth Group, designed for all 7th and 8th grade students in the parish and Saint Brigid of Kildare School.

 

The group meets once a month on Sundays during the school year for faith, fun, fellowship, community building and service. Members attend the 12:15 p.m.Mass as a group then meet in Hendricks Halls for prayer and pizza, followed by a fun activity and group discussion. They end the day with a different service project each meeting, some being held in Hendricks Hall and some at off-site locations.

 

We have some exciting service opportunities lined up for this year!  We will stay in Hendricks Hall on Sept 27 for our service to get to know each other, but will go to Run the Race in October, deliver Thanksgiving meals in November and help with Christmas in Dublin in December.  It is a great way to gain service hours for Confirmation while really making a difference in the community and exploring different types of service with your friends. 

 

To register, visit the parish website at this link. The link to the online registration is at the bottom of the page.  There is no fee to participate.  The deadline to register and receive a t-shirt is July 15.  Please contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuff@alumni.nd.edu or 593-5173 with any questions.

Educational Apparel Summer Sale

Educational Apparel is offering summer discounts of 20% off in June and 15% off in July. 


 

Click here for more details.

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