Wolfhound Wednesday
March 25, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

The days of Lent are almost over with Holy Week beginning on this week-end with Palm  Sunday.  We have observed the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving by reaching out to help others in our community and beyond.  I also hope reading the book  Wonder as a family during the season of Lent has inspired members of your family to have empathy for others, dare to be different when necessary and to always stand up for what is right.  The story of Auggie and his classmates is also a reminder to be KIND even in the face of adversity much like Jesus did during the days that lead up to His crucifixion.  

Next Wednesday will be our last day of school before Easter break.  We will conclude our day with a Lenten Prayer Service at  12:45 PM on  April 1st and early dismissal at  1:30 PM.

Holy Week Blessings,

Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

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)

Mon, Apr 27

MyScrip Order/Payment Date



Weekly Discussion and Activity



Pacing Guide:

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

Week of Mar 29 - Apr 4: read Julian chapters (pages 311-404)


Weekly Discussion Question:

At the end of this section, Mom says to Auggie, "You really are a wonder, Auggie.  You are a wonder."  What do you think she means by this?  Are we all a wonder in our own way?  What makes you a wonder?


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: 5th and 6th Grades

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


5th Grade Newsletter: 6th Grade Newsletter

Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Washington, D.C.!

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.
Wizard of Oz School Musical - This Week
The St. Brigid of Kildare School's performances of The Wizard of Oz will be held this 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.

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.

Flynn and Cooper Joining Us 

Exciting news!  Flynn Chiarotto-Haney and Cooper Williams, therapy dogs, will be joining us at St. Brigid of Kildare on a regular basis.  Cooper and Flynn will be working with our kindergarten through 4th grade students in a variety of settings.  They will work with kids during small reading groups, one on one and within the classroom.  In addition Flynn will be joining the 5th grade as they explore what it means to be a therapy dog versus a service dog.  


Cooper is a three year old Goldendoodle.  He has completed seven weeks of behavioral training and seven weeks of therapy dog training.  He is a certified therapy dog by Therapy Dogs, Int, certified Canine Good Citizen by American Kennel Club and a participant of TDI's Tail Waggin' Tutors Program.  


Flynn is an Ohio born, two year old goldendoodle.  He has been certified as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International since he was one year old.  He is a regular and popular volunteer at a nursing home in Worthington where he spreads love, smiles and lots of licks. 

2015 Summer Camps

We've added a page to our website with information on local summer camps, activities, and sports camps that St. Brigid of Kildare students may be interested in attending. You can find the page by clicking "Calendar & News" then "2015 Summer Camps." Check back for updates as we get closer to summer.


Currently, there is information on: 

  • St. Charles Volleyball Camp
  • Thurber House Summer Camps
  • Catholic Youth Summer Camp (CYSC)

Click here to be taken to the page: 


Fundraising Project from an Alum: An Update
A couple of months ago,  St. Charles senior, Gabe Lawson, brought attention to our students about the plight of children in the Garbage dump communities of Nicaragua and Guatemala.  This summer 33 young men from St Charles will travel to assist these communities.  9 of the 33 students are members of St Brigid of Kildare parish.  A fundraiser for the mission trip is being held on  April 1 .  All locations of Yabos Tacos will be hosting a Dine and Donate event.  15% of all food sales will be donated to the St Charles International Samaritan Trip.  Please use the flyer found at this link to give credit for the event. 

A note from Gabe ....
St. Brigid of Kildare School collected $2,715 for SC Cares. The goal set was $100 per classroom, for a total of $1,800. For the students to significantly surpass the goal was both inspiring and very generous. Within two weeks of this collection, I was notified that a student named Ana Sofia was granted the first SC Cares Scholarship to attend the local university to study law.
I am very grateful for the St. Brigid school community's support, and I hope that they realize the impact they have all made in the life of another. 

Gabe Lawson
FACTS Tuition Payment Options

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year all tuition payments for St. Brigid of Kildare School and Preschool will be processed through the FACTS program.  St. Brigid of Kildare is pleased to offer additional payment plan options that are listed below for your review. 


Payment Plan Options: Tuition payments are debited from a checking account or savings account on either the 5th or 20th of the month.


· Lump Sum payment - processed in July (No FACTS processing fee)

· Semi-Annual payments - processed in July and December ($10 FACTS processing fee)

· Quarterly Payments - processed in July, October, January, April ($38 FACTS processing fee)

· 10 Monthly payments - processed July-April ($38 FACTS processing fee)

· 12 monthly payments - processed July-June ($38 FACTS processing fee)


Tuition packets for the 2015-2016 school year will be sent home on Friday, April 17, 2015.  In the packet will be your family's tuition statement and your FACTS Re-enrollment contract.  At that time if you want a different payment plan option for the 2015-2016 school year you can indicate the changes on your re-enrollment contract.

CANCELLED: Family First Values & Virtues Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Family First Values & Virtues Workshop scheduled for March 28th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule the workshop, so please watch for upcoming announcements. 

Deadline for Ordering Books Extended

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


Many students who had not previously ordered a personalized, autographed copy of their beautifully illustrated picture books (some include a music CD) asked if we could extend the deadline for ordering.  Therefore, we will accept orders until Wednesday, April 1st.  You must fill out the order form (link below) and return it to school by noon on April 1st.  Books will be autographed and returned to students 3 weeks after that. More information about their books can be found at their extensive website, www.jeanetteandchristophercanyon.com.


Click here for order form.

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