Wolfhound Wednesday
May 12, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,

 
Our May crowning Mass will take place on  Thursday, May 14th at the  9:00 Mass.  Please join us in prayer as our 2nd and 8th grade classes lead the school in our wonderful tradition of honoring Mary during the month of May. 
 
Yesterday we had our final school safety drill for the year.  Our new model of training the students for intruders or other dangerous situations has been very successful.  The students have responded well and have learned to think and problem solve using available information with making decisions about evacuating and/or barricading in a classroom.  This training has allowed students to develop some great life skills about decision making in stressful situations.  Please continue to talk with your children about school safety.
 
Next week we will be participating in our Wolfhound Field Day sponsored by our Annual Fund.  Information and an opt out permission slip will be sent home digitally  on Friday.

Sincerely,

 

Kathleen O'Reilly

Principal

Upcoming Events:


Wed, May 13

Interims Available

Sun, May 17

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, May 18

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Thurs, May 21

Super Games

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Mon, May 25

No School - Memorial Day

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Wed, May 27

Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game (1:45 pm)

Thurs, May 28

Library Books Due

Sun, May 31

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, June 2

Last Day of School - 1 pm Dismissal

8th Grade Graduation (6 pm)


 

View Full Calendar


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

School Supply Lists

School supplies are available to order through SchoolKidz. They will only accept online orders, which must be received by June 19, 2015. School supply kits will be delivered to students' homeroom classes.


Click below for the school supply list for your child's grade level. The links will also take you to the online ordering website.


 

Keep in mind this is not mandatory - if you would not like to order through SchoolKidz, you can find the supply list at the link below, purchase the items over the summer, and have your child bring them with them the first day of school.

 

Click here to access the 2015-16 K-8 school supply lists.

Summer Tutor List

Summer tutoring is available from the following Saint Brigid of Kildare teachers. Teachers can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

 

Teacher Name
Subjects
Grades
Email
Jill Cecutti Reading, Study Skills, Writing, Test-taking Skills 3 - 7 jcecutti@cdeducation.org
Karen DeLucia Language Arts, Social Studies, Test-taking Skills 3 - 6 kdelucia@cdeducation.org
Sue Kessler Study Skills, Reading 1 - 8 skessler@cdeducation.org
Anne Smith Language Arts, Social Studies 3 - 6 annieelizabeth424@gmail.com
Katy Nentwich Reading/Language Arts, Math All knentwic@cdeducation.org
Megan Byorth Reading/Language Arts, Math 1 - 3 mbyorth@cdeducation.org
Mackenzie Veeder Reading, Math 1 - 5 mveeder@cdeducation.org
Katie Sachs Reading, Math 1 - 5 ksachs@cdeducation.org
Marcia Springer English Language Arts, Reading, Math 1 - 5 mspringe@cdeducation.org
Teri Ryan Any K - 4 tryan15@columbus.rr.com 


 

Pictured above are finalists from St. Brigid, left to right: Caitlin Spyra, Anne-Marie Arnold, Ellie Hanson, Bryndley Pitman, and Rachel Hare 

5 Finalists in Letters About Literature Contest

Anne-Marie Arnold, Ellie Hanson, Rachel Hare, Bryndley Pitman, and Caitlin Spyra, sixth grade students from Saint Brigid of Kildare School, were chosen as state finalists in the national Letters About Literature writing contest. These students were part of the 165 students chosen from the 1,784 submitted letters that advanced after being judged at the national level by the Library of Congress staff in Washington, D.C.

 

One student, Rachel Hare, was named a state honorable finalist, finishing in the top seven from the 1,784 letters submitted in Ohio.  All honorable finalists were invited to an awards ceremony and luncheon in their honor at the Cleveland Public Library on May 2, 2015. Rachel, her family, and her English Language Arts teacher Jill Cecutti attended the reception where Rachel received a certificate and prizes for her honorable mention semifinalist letter. Rachel's letter, written to Tony Abbott, author of Firegirl, was printed in the Letters About Literature semifinalist book, given to all at the ceremony.

 

 The national writing contest is open to students in grades four through twelve in all fifty states. Students from public, private and charter schools enter the contest, with thousands of entries and participation from each state in the U.S. The annual contest integrates the English Language Arts learning standards with an authentic writing opportunity that allows students to express their personal feelings about a book and its effect on them in the form of a letter to the author. What comes from St. Brigid sixth grade students are interpretive reader responses that delve into their personal experiences, and how reading a book has shaped their larger view of the world, their lives, and their impact on others.

EPIC Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for EPIC, the St. Brigid of Kildare Middle School Youth Group, open to all 7th and 8th grade students at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish.

 

EPIC will be beginning its second year this fall. The group, led by Kim VanHuffel, meets once a month on Sundays for faith, fun, fellowship, community building and service. Members attend the12:15 p.m. Mass as a group then meet in Hendricks Halls for prayer and pizza, followed by a fun activity and group discussion. They end the day with a different service project each meeting, some being held in Hendricks Hall and some at off-site locations.


 


 

To register your child for 2015-16, click here. 

Final Exam Schedule - Grades 7 & 8

 

Tuesday, May 19 Social Studies (7)
Science (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 Language Arts (7)
Math (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 Religion (7 and 8) 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 28 Science (7)
Language Arts (8)
12:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29 Math (7)
Social Studies (8)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

 No exams will be given prior to the exam date. Make-up exams will be given as needed.
 
Camp GoNoodle

This summer, GoNoodle is launching a free summer program called Camp GoNoodle that helps kids stay active, use their imaginations, and explore their world. Each week in July, there will be a set of adventures to complete, two Camp GoNoodle songs to learn, and a badge to earn! 

 

Once you join (totally free), you'll receive an email when the new weekly adventure has arrived. Your child can go to GoNoodle.com to check it out on their own, or you can do the adventures together as a family. 

 

To join, go to GoNoodle.com, and sign up for a free parent account. If you already have a GoNoodle home account, all you need to do is look for your first Camp GoNoodle email on June 29.

Parent Like a Champion Today Training

The next Parent Like a Champion Today training will be offered Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. 


All parents of incoming 4th and 5th grade students participating in diocesan sports (fall sports include football and volleyball) will be required to complete this training before their child may participate. 


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

Gifts of Gratitude: Donations & Volunteers Needed for Reception

Your assistance is needed! On Friday, May 29, the St. Brigid Home & School Association will be hosting the end-of-year Gifts of Gratitude reception for the teachers and staff during the lunch periods.  We are seeking donations of food and beverages from school families to help make this a special event. Please review the list at this SignUp Genius link and let us know how you can help. 
 
Please direct any questions to H&S Vice Co-Chairs Theresa Vivona ( vivona1012@gmail.com ) or Mary Moore ( mary.moore@live.com ). Thank you for your assistance and generosity!
 

 

Deadline for Contributions is This Friday

The deadline to submit contributions to the teacher and staff appreciation gifts of gratitude program is this Friday, May 15. 

 

There are two payment options:

 

1)      Quick and easy: pay securely through PayPal! Log on to www.paypal.com, choose the "send money to friends and family" option, enter the email addresssbkgiftsofgratitude@gmail.com and the total amount your family would like to contribute, and complete the transaction.

 

2)      Send a check to school with your child payable to St. Brigid Home and School. Please mark the outside of the envelope with "Home and School Gifts of Gratitude."

 

Please send your contribution by Friday, May 15.

 

Questions regarding the Gifts of Gratitude program may be directed to Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs: Mary Moore at mary.moore@live.com and Theresa Vivona atvivona1012@gmail.com.


To learn more and view FAQ regarding the Gifts of Gratitude program, click here. Thank you for your generosity!

Service Awards Deadline Extended

The Office of Vocations has extended the deadline for their third annual "Face Forward Service Awards" contest through May 15th.  These awards are offered to all students in the Columbus Diocese grades 8-12.  Two $500 awards will be given based on the three criteria of: a 300-word essay on the importance of service and giving back to the community, level of parish involvement, and service to the community.  Entries can be submitted through May 22nd by going to www.faceforwardcolumbusblog.com  or Facebook.com/FaceForwardColumbus. 


 
Winners will be announced on May 27th. 

Catholic Family Night with the Clippers
The Catholic Family Night with the Columbus Clippers will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:35 p.m., with a pre-game parade of Catholic youth at 5:45 p.m.

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