Wolfhound Wednesday
March 18, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 
Our glimpse of Spring weather this week makes us hopeful that warm weather is here to stay.  However, keep in mind that warm Spring weather brings tornadoes and reminds us of the Wizard of Oz which will be performed on our very own stage next week.   Our young thespians and stage crew have been practicing for several months to tell the story of Dorothy on her journey on the yellow brick road to the land of Oz.  Please plan to come and see one of the performances next week as detailed in the story below.  
 
Just a quick update regarding our ALICE program.  We are going to have a school safety drill practice again this  coming Friday.  The students have been doing very well with the practices.  They are learning to think quickly and make good decisions if danger is imminent.   This week we will be practicing the thinking process that would lead students to decide to evacuate the building and find safety.  
 
Sincerely,
 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


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)

Sun, Apr 19

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Apr 20

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

 


 
Weekly Discussion and Activity

 

 

Pacing Guide:

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

Week of Mar 22 - 28: read pages 271-310

 

Weekly Discussion Question:

In this section, Miranda talks about Ella and mentions, "Given a choice, she chose the crowd."  Have you ever followed the crowd rather than doing what you felt was right?  Have you ever done what is right rather than follow the crowd?

 

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: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

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

 

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


  Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Kildare, Ireland!

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

We have received some exciting news about the results of a national writing contest, Letters About Literature, sponsored and judged by the Library of Congress. Over the past several years, we have celebrated readers and writers from our 6th grade, and we do so again this year. There were over 1,700 entries from Ohio and five of our St. Brigid sixth graders have been chosen as state finalists. State judging is underway, so we will find out later this month if any of our students win the top awards in Ohio. Congratulations to our five 6th graders who have been chosen as finalists: Anne-Marie Arnold, Ellie Hanson, Rachel Hare, Bryndley Pitman, and Caitlyn Spyra. 

Power of the Pen Regionals

The Power of the Pen teams had another successful competition at the regional tournament on Saturday. They competed against more than 200 writers from over 20 schools across Franklin county. Henry Owens, Lauren Allison, and Jenna Mar all won individual awards. The 8th grade team overall took 2nd place, and St. Brigid won 4th place in the Sweepstakes award, which is a combined award from both 7th and 8th graders at both the district and regional level. We will find out in the next few weeks who will qualify to compete at the state level in May. Go Wolfhounds!

Avery Rd/Muirfield Drive Intersection Improvements

The City of Dublin is improving the intersection of Avery Road and Muirfield Drive.  Avery Road traffic, west of the intersection with Muirfield Drive, will be detoured beginning Monday, March 16, 2015. Drivers can take Tara Hill Drive as an alternate route. Electronic message boards and detour signs are posted. The traffic pattern changes are expected to be in place for about two weeks.

 

The work will include clearing, some excavation, pavement milling and concrete work primarily along Avery Road.

 

This is part of a larger project that will also include improvements to the intersection of Tullymore Drive and Avery-Muirfield Drive and median modifications along Avery-Muirfield Drive. Separate left turn lanes will be added on Avery-Muirfield Drive for Avery Road and Tullymore Road, and add brick medians will be constructed with the project.

 

Tullymore Drive is expected to be detoured to Tara Hill Drive for approximately two weeks in early April.

 

Lane restrictions on Avery-Muirfield Drive will occur intermittently throughout the project duration. The improvements are scheduled for completion in May. 

 

Newsroom: http://dublinohiousa.gov/newsroom

Easter Basket Collection: This Week

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 School 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.

Battle of the Books
The 7th and 8th grade Battle of the Books team competed in their preliminary tournament  on Monday  night and earned fifth place against other diocesan schools. 

Thank you wolfhounds for another great year of reading!

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.

Special Event for K-4

Local children's book illustrators, Jeannette and Christopher Canyon will visit our school on Tuesday, March 24th to share their art and music with our students in kindergarten through fourth grades. Each class will attend two 45 minute long presentations by this talented husband and wife team.

 

This week, each student in K-4 will receive a book order form.  If you would like to purchase a personalized, autographed copy of any of their beautifully illustrated picture books (some include a music CD) at a discounted price, please fill out the order form and return it to school by Tuesday, March 24th. Books will be autographed and returned to students 3 weeks after that. More information about the artists and the books can be found at their extensive website, www.jeanetteandchristophercanyon.com.

 

EPIC Updates

In February, we were blessed to deliver 1,800 lbs of food to the Dublin Food Pantry!  Ninety five kids attended and had a great experience weighing, sorting and boxing the food, and learning more about how the pantry works and how to volunteer there in the future.  In addition, we made 1,000 sandwiches for Sandwich Saturday because it had been cancelled the day before youth group due to weather. 

 

March 29

Due to Lent, EPIC will run differently this month.  Because prayer is one to the three pillars of Lent, prayer will be our service in March. They will pray for their own intentions and we will pray together for our leaders, for the poor and for peace in the world.  Prayer is an important service to others and we will discuss how some people give their lives to this service.  We definitely want our kids to understand that, so yes, they will get service hours!  Your child will pray the Rosary, spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel, attend Vespers and be able to participate in Reconciliation.  It is a great opportunity for your children to learn about these prayers if they have not been exposed.  They will be guided through it all and instructions, prayers and Rosaries will be provided. Of course, we will also have pizza (at 4 p.m.) and have some fun too!

 

We will meet from 3-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria on March 29, and then go to the Church for Vespers and Reconciliation.  This is different than Mass, so everyone should go to Mass whenever it works for your family that weekend.  Pick up will be at 6 p.m. from the Church. Please come in to get your child.  You may have to wait if they are in line for Reconciliation.  Parents are welcome to join us for Vespers and Reconciliation if you would like. 

 

EPIC (Endless Possibilities in Christ) is for all 7th or 8th grade students at St. Brigid.  As always, sign up for any of the EPIC meetings through our Google Doc online or contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuff@alumni.nd.edu or 593-5173 for more information.

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