Wolfhound Wednesday
March 22, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Mar 22
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Mon, Mar 27 - Fri, Mar 31
No School - Spring Break

Wed, Apr 5
Home & School Mtg (12 pm)
Confirmation Rehearsal (7 pm)

Thurs, Apr 6
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Fri, Apr 7
Grade 7 Scholarship Day
8th Grade Dismissed at 1:30 pm
Confirmation (6 pm)

Wed, Apr 12
Report Cards Published
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Thurs, Apr 13 - Mon, Apr 17
No School - Easter Break

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the cast, crew and artists of Seussical! They put on three highly-talented performances last week that were enjoyed by students, parents, relatives, friends of the school and our parish 55+ Club.

A special thank you to the creative team of Crystal Bensonhaver,  Mar Frommeyer, Ken Heigel, Shelly Reardon, Stacie Williams, and Larrie Habel for their endless hours in directing this production. Thank you also to the many teacher and parent volunteers who helped with the production including Chris Mazon, Jill Cecutti, Jeremy Johnson, Amy Yaich, Rich Habel, Carolyn Kramer, Bernadette Dinehart, Greg Svatora, Alison Grogan, Jim Anderson, Erin Samenuk, Shiang Duffy, Julie Tobias, Linda Dupuis and Jennifer Matthews.

Additionally, a big thank you to the many parent volunteers who assisted the creative team with countless hours of work to create costumes and play sets to help our students have fun, work hard, and experience new learning opportunities while learning an appreciation for musical theater. One of the most important aspects of this experience is that in the spirit of ministry our creative team guides the cast, crew and artists to be thankful for their God-given talents and for the talents of each other.  Our students truly had the opportunity to learn the lessons of Seussical  - standing up for your beliefs, respect all others (no matter how small), and don't be afraid to be creative and use your imagination to help others.
It was a truly amazing performance that couldn't have been put on without all of their help!  I would also like to thank the audience for the generous free-will donations to support the arts at St. Brigid.  

Please note that the Easter Basket collection for Holy Family Soup Kitchen is THIS WEEK due to spring break.  See the story below for more details.  

Lenten Blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.

Keep the conversation going is weekly feature designed to keep up the dialogue that began with Dr. Sax's presentation on The Collapse of Parenting. We'll share resources to help guide parents in today's socially and technologically complicated world. 

Herion Abuse in Dublin - Keep the Conversation Going 

Heroin abuse continues to be a problem throughout Ohio, and Dublin is not immune to this epidemic. Chances are you or someone you know is affected by addiction. 

The Dublin Police Department remains committed to raising awareness about drug abuse. Please watch this short video from one of the department's beloved School Resource Officers, Officer Chuck Collier. https://vimeo.com/204391284 

And learn more about heroin signs, symptoms and resources on our webpage - DublinOhioUSA.gov/heroin 

If you have resources you'd like to share with other parents, please email them to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

STEM Take-Apart Day Photos

Kids love to take things apart to see how they work! That is exactly what a group of St. Brigid students did in the STREAM Lab during the Take-Apart Event. The SBK Robotics Club, and the 6th grade class first learned about using basic hand tools like pliers and screwdrivers. These students then had a chance to take apart old laptops, boom boxes, and even a filmstrip projector!

Congrats Regional Spelling Bee Participant Chloe Matuska

Eighth grade student Chloe Matuska participated in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee this weekend at Ohio University.  Chloe advanced to the regional level of the spelling bee after coming in first at the all-school spelling bee held on  January 12th . She then had to pass an online assessment in order to advance to the regional competition.

At the regional competition this weekend, Chloe got 17th out of 54 participants. She participated in six rounds, correctly spelling alfalfa, dressage, luxury, and ingenious. The winner of the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will go on to Washington DC for the National Spelling Bee.

Congrats Chloe!
Coming in April: SPiCE Fitness Program
April 12 - May 24

The SPiCE fitness program is returning this spring to help children get moving in to shape!

The spring f itness program will take place once a week in April and May from 3-4 pm in the school gym.  All K-5th grade students in St. Brigid School, Parish, and Religious Ed are welcome, and the program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.

Sign ups will begin Wednesday, April 5 (look for the link in the April 5 Wolfhound Wednesday). You don't have to attend every session -- just sign up for each individual session that you would like to attend. A parent consent form and medical form must be turned in at your child's first session. 
Congrats Cast & Crew of Seussical Jr.!

Congrats to the cast and crew of Seussical Jr!. To view photos from the productions and dress rehearsals, view the photo albums here.

Thank you to Alison Grogan of Grogan Studios (groganstudios.com) for the photography.

Registration Open for Active Shooter ALICE Training

Registration is now open for Dublin city and school district residents wishing to sign up for the Dublin Police active shooter awareness class on  Thursday, April 6, 2017. 

Registration will open for non-residents on  March 27 , space permitting.

The class will be held at Coffman High School from  6 - 8:30 p.m. Registration is for participants ages 13 and up. The cost is $5 per person. Register online for activity 244102
Please go to this link to register:

Show Your St. Brigid Pride This Spring Break!

Have you purchased a St. Brigid drawstring bag yet? These heavyweight, Under Armour brand bags are perfect for packing Spring Break essentials or adding to Easter baskets! The bags are black with gold embroidery, reversing to a silvery-gray, and feature an easy-cinch drawcord and sternum clip so it actually stays on your shoulders. The cost is $20 per bag, and they can be purchased in the school office from Mrs. Crawford. 

Questions? Contact Karen Huttsell ( karen.huttsell@siemens.com)  or Theresa Vivona ( vivona1012@gmail.com).

Easter Basket Collection for Holy Family Soup Kitchen
this week, basket assembly April 1

Please help the Social Action Committee supply Easter Baskets of candy, crackers and nutritious snacks for family distribution at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen and food pantry. Your donations will be collected this week (March 20-24) in containers marked "Easter Goodies" in the school cafeteria. As a reminder, all crackers, nutritious snacks and candy need to be individually wrapped.

Your family is invited to help assemble the baskets on Saturday, April 1, at 10:00 am, in the school cafeteria. Come and make this a family event.

Vacation Bible School 2017 Registration Ends March 31

Register Today & Sign-Up To Volunteer

All children entering Preschool - 4th Grade in the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend.

Registration will take place March 1st - March 31st. The cost to attend is $40.00 per child.

To Register your child(ren): click here.

Adult Volunteers are needed to help the week of the event.

Interested adults should click here to register to volunteer.

Contact: Amie (Schoenberger) Lopez at mrs.lopez@stbrigid-school.org for more information.
Dublin Urgent Care Services Temporarily Closed

Nationwide Children's Hospital Dublin "Close to Home" Urgent Care, located on Hospital Drive, is closed, effective March 17 for approx 3 to 5 months.

Urgent care patients can still access Nationwide Children's urgent care services at 6 other locations. Laboratory and radiology services will remain at this location for walk-in patients with tests ordered by their own physician.

Schoolbelles Uniform Sale 

Schoolbelles is having a uniform March 26 through April 1.

Sale highlights include:
  • 30% OFF All Short Sleeve Polos
  • Buy 3 Get 1 Free All Hosiery & Socks
  • 40% OFF All Shoes
  • 50% OFF All Backpacks & Lunch Bags
Includes school customized items.
Summer Camps

Below is a list of local summer camp offerings:

Sale highlights include:
  • St. Charles Academic Camps for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students (includes Latin, Math, English, Study Skills and mroe)
  • St. Charles Athletic Camps for 3rd through 9th grade students (includes speed & agility, baseball, lacrosse, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball)
  • PAST Foundation Summer Camps for 3rd through 12th grades (includes over 20 different camps such as Lego, Robotics, Girls Who Lead, 3D Printing, Star Wars in Shakespeare and much more).
  • BWHS Athletic Camps for grades 3 - 8 (includes basketball, baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, soccer, volleyball and weight training)
  • BWHS Wood Shop Camp for grades 7 and 8
  • BWHS Art Camp for grades 6 - 12
EPIC Middle School Youth Group

Our EPIC Middle School Youth Group has come to an end for this school year.  Thanks so much to our more than 200 kids who were part of this community at St. Brigid and for your fabulous service to those in need - combined, you served more than 1,500 hours this year alone - you fed the hungry (delivered 120 Thanksgiving meals and brought 2,000 lbs of food to the Dublin Food Pantry), visited the elderly, clothed (with blankets and scarves) the homeless and worked on the environment at the Ohio Wildlife Center.  Thanks to all of our 80 parent volunteers as well!  Your dedication to our children and the community is amazing - you put in another 300 hours of service with our kids! 
Service hour forms are due this month to the School or Religious Education departments.  Parents are required to fill out ONE form listing all EPIC events in which your child participated this year.  Other events should be listed on a separate form. 
Sign ups for next year's EPIC community (7th and 8th graders in the fall) will begin in late spring.  Seventh grade families will need to register again at that time.  Sixth grade families, watch for a flier to come home in May. 
If you have questions about the program, please contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuff@alumni.nd.edu .

Kindway Matters
7pm on March 23rd in Hendricks Hall

You are invited to an evening of compelling testimonies full of inspiration and hope from those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. This event, facilitated by Christine Money, will also offer a unique shopping experience by making Kindware available. Kindware is a variety of handcrafted gifts made by incarcerated women and men to support their incarcerated brothers and sisters as they transition to freedom. The messages you will hear will move your heart and may encourage you to explore social justice further.

For more information, please contact Laura Butsch (lbutsch@stbrigidofkildare.org) or Sr. Teresa Tuite, OP (ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org).
Yearbooks for Sale Now
deadline is April 1st

Below is the link to go to and order your copy (or copies) of the Yearbook for 2016-2017 school year. It will also be on our website. ONLINE is the only way you can order!

The price is $17.00 plus $1.00 charge card fee, for a total of $18.00.

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