Wolfhound Wednesday
March 11, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,


As we continue to prepare this Lent for the great celebration of Easter consider participating in the collection for the Holy Family Easter baskets.  This a great way for your family to help other families have a special Easter. Details are in the story below.  


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:


Sat, Mar 14

Family Reconciliation Workshop (8:30 am)

Mon, Mar 16

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Wed, Mar 18

Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Thurs, Mar 19

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Mar 22

MyScrip Delivery Date

Spring Musical Dress Rehearsal (3 pm)

Tues, Mar 24

Author Visit (K-4)

Wed, Mar 25

Diocesan Honor Choir

Thurs, Mar 26

Spring Musical (7 pm)

Fri, Mar 27

No School

Spring Musical (7 pm)

Mon-Tues, Mar 30-31

Blue Ribbon Cabaret Sign Up

Wed, Apr 1

Report Cards Available Online

Service Hours Deadline

Lenten Prayer Service (12:45 pm)

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Apr 2 - 10

No School - Easter Break

Mon, Apr 13

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Wed, Apr 15

Report Cards Out

Home & School Mtg
(8:15 am)

Confirmation Rehearsal - Mandatory (7 pm)

Thurs, Apr 16

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, Apr 17

Confirmation (4 pm)


Weekly Discussion and Activity



Pacing Guide:

Week of Mar 8 - 14: read pages 205-234

Week of Mar 15 - 21: read pages 235-270


Weekly Discussion Question:

In "Hearing Brightly," Auggie states, "Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing."  Has this ever happened to you?  When you are worried, what do you do to relieve this feeling?


Send us your photos and discussion question answers!

Email photos and discussions to jcarfagn@cdeducation.org. 


Wonder Website:

Visit this link to view photos and read about other Saint Brigid families' Wonder activities: bit.ly/stbrigidwonder

Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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


Preschool Newsletter: Kindergarten Newsletter 1st Grade Newsletter:

Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Key West and Naples, Florida.

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.
Click the photo above to view more photos from the assembly.
St. Brigid Alum and OSU Football Player Craig Fada Visits Students

Recently our entire school enjoyed an afternoon assembly from a Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumnus. The students sang along with "O-H-I-Os" as "Hang On Sloopy" played throughout the gym when OSU National Championship football player and Saint Brigid of Kildare 2008 graduate Craig Fada entered the gym. Craig was joined by his OSU teammate and friend Joshua Perry. Craig and Joshua talked with the students about their experience playing for a National Championship football team, and for Craig -- playing on the St. Brigid of Kildare Middle School and Bishop Watterson High School football teams.


Craig and Joshua's talks both centered around the power of faith in God getting them through any challenges or difficult times. Craig discussed his gratefulness for being raised in a warm Catholic environment and being able to talk openly about his faith at Saint Brigid of Kildare School. Students enjoyed asking them questions about football, faith and their friends.


Craig is finishing up his undergraduate work at OSU and working towards entering medical school. His grateful and faith-filled personality really spoke to the students -- and can be summed up by his Twitter profile description: "Faith.Family.Football. Linebacker #38 for THE Ohio State Buckeyes. Can do all things through Christ. LIVE IT!" 
Diocesan Tuition Assistance - Deadline Monday, March 16

All applications for tuition assistance from the Diocese of Columbus for the 2015-16 school year must be submitted and verified online by March 16, 2015. (www.factstuitionaid.com)



To be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:


1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools byMarch 16, 2015.

2. The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (www.factstuitionaid.com),

the application must be submitted and verified by March 16, 2015 and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 16, 2015.

(Please file early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)

3. Payment of the $30.00 application fee must accompany the application.

4. Only one application per family is required.   

5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.

Corks for a Cause - Thanks for a Fantastic Event

Saturday, March 7 was the ninth annual Corks for a Cause wine tasting and silent auction benefiting the SPiCE (Special People in Catholic Education) program at St. Brigid of Kildare School and Religious Education. 


The evening included silent auction bidding, a wine grab, a cash raffle giveaway and a new ladies boutique in the Kelty Library. More details on the total amount raised will be announced soon, but we're excited to say it's the most the event has raised yet!

We'd like to thank our many, many gracious sponsors and parishioners who donated items for the silent auction, the ladies boutique and the wine grab. Thank you to the many volunteers who put in endless hours planning and organizing the event, including co-chairs Katie Allen and Lesa Herold.


And thank you to our corporate sponsors who helped make the event the most successful one yet:


Easter Basket Collection

St. Brigid School and the Religious Education program will be collecting Easter treats and snacks for baskets to benefit families using the Holy Family Food Pantry.


All families are invited to help assemble the Easter baskets in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m.


Please bring your assigned items to the school during the week of March 16-20. 


P-1: Individually packaged cookies and crackers

2-3: Individually packaged dried fruits (raisins, prunes, etc.)

4-8: Individually packaged candy

Wizard of Oz Musical
Save the date! The St. Brigid of Kildare School's performances of The Wizard of Oz will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert Walter Gymnasium. 

There will be open admission and open seating.

Family First Values & Virtues Workshop

Seeking all parents in the St. Brigid community who want to follow God's blueprint for raising children to become saints!  Please join Family First and Youth and Young Adult Minister, Pam Heil, for a VALUES & VIRTUES WORKSHOP at St. Brigid March 28th from 10-11:30 AM.  


See this flyer for more details.

Current 8th Graders: National Catholic Youth Conference Registration Deadline March 16

All high school aged students in the 2015-16 school year are eligible to attend the NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) taking place in November 2016 in Indianapolis. 


To learn more about the conference and watch an informational video, click here.


For more details on registering, contact Pam Heil at pamela_j_heil@hotmail.com 


The deadline to register is Monday, March 16.

Mother/Daughter Luncheon - April 11

Calling all cowgirls...... St. Brigid's Womens Club would like all moms and daughters to mark your calendar for April 11th for the Annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon! Grab your cowboy boots and hats and mosey on over to Hendricks Hall as we saddle up for another wonderful event!! 


Please watch the bulletin for registration information. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Heather Gortz at hgortz80@gmail.com or Shauna Durant at shaunardurant@gmail.com.  

St. Gabriel Catholic Radio Spring Spirit Drive


Tune into St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820 on March 11, 12 and 13 for their Spring Spirit Drive. 


The Spirit Drive kicked off this morning at 8 a.m. with St. Brigid's own Deacon Frank Iannarino hosting.


Jody White will be co-hosting this Thursday from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Be sure to tune in and support the wonderful programming that St. Gabriel Catholic Radio brings!

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