Wolfhound Wednesday
March 4, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 
Another wonderful week of winter weather is almost behind us with the hint of 40 degree temperatures next week.  The weather may not be the best, but our school community is not letting a little snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures get in the way of preparing the Corks For A Cause event sponsored by our SPiCE organization.  As always,  I am impressed with the generosity of time, talent and treasure that our school community is willing to share for the benefit of our children.  The committee has worked tirelessly and so many families and friends of the school and parish have donated items for the auction.  The event this  coming Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the SPiCE program at St. Brigid of Kildare supporting the specialized learning needs of the children in our community.  
 
I am both proud and humbled by the dedication of this community to support our SPICE program.
 
Sincerely,
 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:

 

Wed, Mar 4

Home & School Mtg 

(8:15 am)

Sat, Mar 7

Confirmation Retreat 

(11:45 - 5 pm Mass)

Corks for a Cause (7 pm)

Sun, Mar 8

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, Mar 10

Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

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


 


 
Weekly Discussion and Activity

 

 

Pacing Guide:

Week of Mar 1 - 7: read pages 170-204

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

 

Weekly Discussion Question:

On page 201, it states, "let's face it, she continues, the universe was not kind to auggie pullman."  Do you agree with this statement?  Why or why not?

 

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: 7th and 8th Grades, Specials

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

 

7th Grade Newsletter: 8th Grade Newsletter Specials Newsletter:


Blue Ribbon Bag Photo Challenge
Last week, our Blue Ribbon bag traveled to Chicago, Arizona, Haiti and California!

Click the photos below to view this week's new photos.
Corks for a Cause - Featured Auction Items and Silent Auction Program

The annual Corks for a Cause SPiCE Wine Tasting and Silent Auction is this Saturday! Thanks to all who have supported the event -- we've now hit our maximum capacity and reservations are full for the event.

 

See below for details on some featured auction items, and click below to preview our entire silent auction packages in our program book. Read through the descriptions now so you're prepared to make your bids on Saturday!

 

Click here to view the entire silent auction program.

 




2015 Featured Auction Items

Classic Arcade Game
60 classic arcade games in one Ms. Pac-Man cabinet.

 

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Experience
Meet + Greet with Jack Johnson, signed jersey + 2 Club Level Tickets to watch the CBJ vs. the Penguins on  Saturday, April 4.
 
Fantastic Golf Experiences
Scioto Country Club- 1 round of golf for 3 people with caddie
Muirfield Village Golf Club- 1 round of golf for 3 people with caddie
Family Directory Updated on SchoolSpeak

The St. Brigid of Kildare family directory has been updated on SchoolSpeak. 

 

Click here to access the latest directory. You can also access the directory by logging in to SchoolSpeak, then clicking "Family Directory" on the left side.

Power of Pen Regional Finalists

We recently learned that nine out of our 12 seventh and eighth grade writers have qualified to advance to the regional level of Power of the Pen.

 

Advancing to the regional level means that they have scored in the top 55% of participants from the district tournament, which included 19 schools from across central Ohio. The seventh graders who qualified are Megan Gawronski, Luke Hinsman, and Henry Owens. The eighth graders are Lauren Allison, Elizabeth D'sa, Jacob Egelhoff, Mandy Flanagan, Jenna Mar, and Liam O'Reilly.

 

These nine students will compete at regionals on March 14th, where they will attempt to qualify for the state level in May.

 

In addition, our entire 8th grade team advanced to regionals intact, which is a great accomplishment.

Play Like a Champion - Head Coach Training

The Diocese of Columbus Recreation Association has posted an upcoming Play Like a Champion (PLC) class which is required of all head coaches in any Diocesan sport. It is scheduled for March 7th from noon to 3 pm at St. Catharine's Church, 500 South Gould Road, Columbus, OH 43209.

 

Registration is required online here.

 

Please pass on this information to any potential head coach needing the training.

 

Parent Like a Champion

The next Parent Like a Champion Today training will be offered Tuesday, March 10 from 7-8 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 

 

Click here to sign up and learn more about this training.

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.
Face Forward $500 Service Award

The Office of Vocations for the Columbus Diocese is presenting the third annual Service Awards.  Two $500 awards are available to all students, grades eight through twelve, living in the Diocese of Columbus including those attending public, private, and Catholic schools as well as home schooled students.  The criteria for award eligibility includes parish involvement, service, and a short 300 word essay on the importance of service and giving back to the community. 


 

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2015. For more information and to enter, visit www.faceforwardcolumbusblog.com/service-awards. 

Join in Service Club's Lenten Almsgiving Projects
Please join Service Club in participating in one or both our Lenten almsgiving projects!

March 9- March 13: Reach out and Read book drive benefitting Children's hospital. 
Please donate new or gently used books with a reading level no higher than 5th grade. These will be used towards helping promote literacy at Nationwide Children's hospital.
 
March 16- March 20: Lenten Easter Goodies Project to benefit families at the Holy Family Food Pantry.
Please bring in your assigned goodies:
K-1 Individually packaged cookies and crackers
2-3 Individually packaged dried fruit: raisins, prunes, apricots
4-8 Individually packaged candy  

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.

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