Wolfhound Wednesday
June 3, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 

As the school year closes, I look back at some of the highlights of the past year. We have had many wonderful opportunities to celebrate our theme "Disciples on the Journey".   Our students and staff have learned the importance of responsibility, respect and kindness when living a life of discipleship.  We are proud that each and every day we learn and practice the skills and habits, virtues and spiritual gifts that lead young disciples to a higher level of moral thinking and faith formation.  My prayer is that all of us learn something new about our faith every day and that we continue to put our faith into action by being disciples to one another.

 

I would also be remiss not to mention the fond memories of celebrating our 2nd National Blue Ribbon Award.  We are all so proud of our school and we had such fun celebrating it with a school-wide celebration which included an all school dance party highlighted by everyone dancing the "Blue Ribbon Shuffle."

 

We have prayed, we have studied and we have played and now it is time to take our summer break to renew, refresh and prepare for the 2015-16 school year. 

 

The next news I share is bittersweet.  Mrs. Jill Carfagna, our assistant principal, has decided to accept a position as an assistant principal with Westerville City Schools.  Jill has served well the students and our whole community for the last seven years in so many roles.  Jill will be working during the month of June here at St. Brigid and will assume her new role mid-July at Hawthorne Elementary.  We will deeply miss Mrs. Carfagna.  Please join me in sending prayers and best wishes to Jill and her family. 

 

Fourth quarter Progress Reports will be distributed through email on Friday, June 5th. 

 

This is our final regular Wolfhound Wednesday for the school year.  However, periodically during the summer months there will be a Wolfhound Wednesday with summer updates. 

 

Thank you for a great year, and on behalf of the entire school faculty and staff we wish you a restful, prayerful and fun-filled summer.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

 

P.S.  Don't forget to read and work on your Summer Solutions Math Workbooks!

Upcoming Events:

 

Mon, Jun 15

Summer Fitness Program (6 pm)

Thurs, Jun 18

Summer Fitness Program (6 pm)

Mon, Jun 22

Summer Fitness Program (9 am)

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


Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades, Specials

Click the images below to view this week's updated photo newsletters.

  

7th Grade Newsletter 8th Grade Newsletter Specials Newsletter

All School News
The All School News photo album has been updated with photos from graduation, the sports recognition and faculty vs. 8th grade volleyball game. Click the photo to the right to view the album.
MyScrip Summer Order Dates

St. Brigid's MyScrip program does not take the summer off! You can continue to order gift cards to reduce your tuition payments all year long.  Following is the summer schedule.

 

Month

Order/Payment Date

Delivery Date

June

Monday, June 8

Sunday, June 14

July

Monday, July 6

Sunday, July 12

August

Monday, Aug. 3

Monday, Aug. 17

Sunday, Aug. 10

Sunday, Aug. 23

 

If you have not yet signed up for the MyScrip program or need a refresher on how the program works, check out the 2015-16 online information sheet or contact your Home and School MyScrip contacts.

 

Home & School MyScrip Contacts

Christine Drab * (614) 761-0524 * christinedrab@sbcglobal.net

Susan Moreland * (614) 399-3267 * srfcmoreland@gmail.com 

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.

SBAA Irish Festival Sign Up

As many of you know, the St Brigid Athletic Association is fortunate enough to share in the festivities of the Dublin Irish Festival. The Dublin Irish Festival is July 31, Aug 1, and Aug 2nd. St. Brigid Athletic Association has two fundraisers a year to supplement the costs of our sports program -- the Wolfhound Open and the Dublin Irish Festival.   This year we are responsible for volunteering for one of the largest beer trucks at the festival for just one day, August 1, 2015. Please signup for one of the many time slots to serve beer with your friends and fellow parishioners.  

 
WE NEED YOUR HELP! SIGN UP NOW!
When registering to serve beer you must also register for the mandatory beverage training session.  This is a must to be able to volunteer.

Please visit the Dublin Irish Festival website at  http://dublinirishfestival.org/  and click on the "Sharing o' the Green box.

Our Group code is: kildare

Detailed registration instructions can also be found at this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Brinkman at   Kbrinkman70@gmail.com .
 
Thank you ahead of time, for all your help and support of St. Brigid and the Athletic Association!
STEM Lab Construction: New Volunteer Opportunities

New volunteer opportunities have been added to the STEM Lab construction project. 

 

We'll need many volunteers this Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. to help with removing bulletin boards and smart boards, and to help paint accent walls.

 

To view the opportunities and sign up to help, click here. 

Summer Fitness Program Sign Up

This summer St. Brigid of Kildare parish will offer 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 will begin on June 15. Activities include a dance party, yoga, Simon Sez and soccer skills.


There will be 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. 

8th Graders: Join in on High School Youth Ministry Summer Activities

Below is the schedule for High School Youth Ministry summer activities (except during Gospel Road: July 12-16) 

 

Chillin' & Grillin': Wednesday nights all summer starting June 17. Starts with 5:00 pm BYBS; pizza & games from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Bring $3 for drinks. Wear tennis shoes. 

 

Run the Race: Down at the Farm starting June 15. Volunteer with inner-city racers on Mondays from 12:30 - 6:30 pm in Galloway. Adult drivers are needed, We also need families to donate sack lunches, CapriSuns, bottled water, hot dogs, buns, fruits/veggies and desserts because we will feed the children lunch and dinner. 

 

Core Team applications are being accepted until June 30. The app is on the website. 

 

Core Team retreat: Pray for your new Core Team as they retreat on August 15/16 and plan next year. Go to stbrigidofkildare.org website to find permission forms.
 

3 St. Brigid Alumni Named BWHS Valedictorians

Bishop Watterson has announced the 22 Valedictorians for the Class of 2015, students who finished their high school careers with a 4.0 grade point average or above. Congrats to our three St. Brigid alumni who were named 2015 Valedictorians.

 

St. Brigid alumni are listed below, along with parents' names, where they plan to attend college and their intended majors.

 

First row, fifth from right-
Maria Jeric, Rick and Theresa Jeric, Miami University (Biology)


Second row, sixth from right-

Neejad Chidiac, Tarek and Sophia Chidiac, The Ohio State University (Biochemistry)

 

Fourth row, third from right-
Sophia Wible, Michael and Denise Wible, Georgetown University (Finance)

State Track Results

Over Memorial Day weekend, St. Brigid track athletes Liam O'Reilly and Aubrey Bower competed in the state tournament.  Liam, an 8th grader, competed in the 1600 meter run and finished 14th overall in the boys Division 1 competition with a time of 5:02.  Here is the link to his results.

Aubrey, a 6th grader, competed in long jump and finished 15th overall in the girls Division 3 competition. She finished 4th overall in the 7th grade and under category.  Here is the link to her results. 

 

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