Wolfhound Wednesday
November 1, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Nov 1
Holy Day Mass (9 am)
Home & School Mtg (10 am)

Wed, Nov 8
Picture Re-take Day
Report Cards Published

Thurs, Nov 9
8th Grade Visit to Watterson
Bring a Disciple to Mass - 6th Grade (9 AM)

Thurs, Nov 16
Early Release (1:30 PM)

Fri, Nov 17
Confirmation Retreat
(10:45 - 2:45 pm)
Dear Parents,

All Saints day invites us to reflect on the kind and courageous actions of the saints and how we can model our lives based on their example.  More than ever, in today's struggling world we need to find as many ways as possible to spread messages of kindness and respect. With this in mind, we announced today to our students in grades 3 - 8 that we would be boarding nine buses on November 20th and taking a journey together to see the movie WONDER adapted by the book written by R. J. Palacio.  The themes of kindness and courage are both portrayed beautifully in this book and film.    

(See movie trailer in story below)

We read this book several years ago as a school community. It is time to revisit the timeless themes and lessons of discipleship taught so beautifully in this book,  by using the opportunity to view the film together and begin our own "Choose Kind" campaign in the school. Our school campaign is being kicked off with a generous gift of kindness from a friend of our school community who is funding the movie tickets and transportation with a monetary gift to our children.  

While the movie is rated PG and best suited for our students in grades 3 - 8, our students in P - 2 will be enjoying a picture book version of the novel and will be joining in the "Choose Kind" campaign. Our teachers will be offering students many different opportunities for discussions, reflections, and projects to continue to bring the themes of the book and the movie alive in our own school.

I am excited about this occasion for our community to reinforce so many positive life lessons.  We have an amazing opportunity to continue to build a common understanding of how kindness and respect impact others and how we can make our community a better place by being Christ-like and inclusive in our thoughts and actions.  

May the blessings of St. Brigid be yours on this feast of All Saints,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
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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.
November 20th field trip for grades 3-8

Spirit Wear Store Opening

Just in time for Christmas, the St. Brigid Spirit Wear store is open!

Show your spirit at school events and sporting events with St. Brigid Spirit Wear.

The store will be open from  Friday, November 3rd through Friday, November 17th.

Orders will be ready before Christmas!

Check out our new items just added.

 Visit  http://2horseapparel.com/wolfhoundsto place your order.

Please contact us with questions.

Theresa Vivona

Karen Huttsell

Home & School Fall Coffee & Walk

Home & School would like to invite you to a fall coffee and walk on Tuesday, November 7. We'll meet at 8:30 a.m. at Hendricks Hall. It was a beautiful walk last time, and we would like you to join in! Strollers are welcome! 

Please RSVP to j enniferglatz1@gmail.com . If you can't make the walk, but are looking for other ways to be connected to others,  please be on the look out for our upcoming events. We would love to have you join us!
Women's Club Holiday Hop

Come sip on some wine or hot cocoa and shop local  while helping us build a brighter future for families in need.  Benefiting St. Brigid Women's Club Giving Tree,  the hop is a pre-holiday shopping experience featuring  32 local boutiques, artists & pop up shops.

Hendricks Hall
Wednesday, November 15th   6pm-9pm

RSVP here.

Upcoming Events
December 6th:  Women's Club "Red Out" & Motivational speaker @ St. Brigid
December 9th:  Cookies with Santa @ St. Brigid
January 17th:  Dinner and Fun at a Local Venue @ the new Riverfront Development project.
February 21st:  Dress For Success Benefit @ St. Brigid
March 7th:  Charity Event TBD
April 18th:  Shopping for a Cause Boutique Hop in Historic Dublin
May 16th:  Cosmos on the Rooftop @ VASO, AC Marriott Hotel Dublin's Bridge Park
St. Brigid Women's club mission is to be an inclusive women's group that strives to share the light of God and to be the light in our community.  For information on membership, please contact Jenetta at 614-989-3182 .

Driveway & Parking Safety Reminders

A few friendly reminders concerning safety and the driveway in front of the school: 
  • The driveway directly in front of the school is the FIRE LANE. Cars should never be left unattended in the fire lane during the school day. The painted signs saying drop off 1, drop off 2, etc., are intended for morning drop off ONLY. 
  • There are multiple parking spaces near the school entrance designated for visitors. Please park in a visitor space even if you are only running to the office for a minute to deliver something or to pick up a child for an appointment. 
  • Also, please remember that traffic should flow in only one direction in front of the school. There are signs marking the designated north entrance and south exit.  Please do not enter through the designated exit! 
SPiCE Mass of Inclusion
November 5 at 11 a.m., St. Catharine

SPiCE of the Columbus Diocese will be holding a Mass of Inclusion for those with special needs on Sunday, November 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Catharine Church in Bexley. The Mass will feature American Sign Language interpretation, wheelchair accessibility, and low-gluten hosts. A reception will follow the Mass. 

For more information, and to volunteer, contact Marin Santorsola at marinq80@gmail.com
Keep the Conversation Going: Upcoming Event

St Charles Open House
Sunday, November 5th

St. Charles Preparatory School will hold its annual Open House for all eighth-grade boys and their parents on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The main program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons at 2010 East Broad Street in Bexley. Afterward there will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni, and advisory board members. School and campus tours will be conducted and refreshments served. If you would like more information about the Open House, or to have your name placed on our "prospective student" mailing/e-mail lists, you are invited to call the school's Main Office at 614-252-6714.

Support Your Wolfhounds This Weekend!
Saturday, November 4th

It's a big  Saturday for Wolfhound sports - please plan to get out and support your Hounds! Both football and volleyball have their championship games  this Saturday, and we have EIGHT teams going for the gold:

5th grade (Kuehl) vs St. Matthew
Location: St. Michael
Time:  11am
5th grade (Glenn) vs St. Paul
Location: St. Michael
Time:  12pm
6th grade (White) vs St. Brendan
Location: St. Andrew
Time:  10am
7th grade (Choi) vs IC
Location: St. Matthew
Time:  11am
8th grade vs winner of St. Timothy/St. Cecilia
Location: St. Timothy
Time:  11am

5th grade vs Western Irish
Location: Bishop Hartley
Time:  10am
6th grade vs IC-OLP
Location:St. Charles
Time:  2:30pm
Varsity 7th/8th vs IC-OLP
Location: St. Charles
Time:  4:45pm
A big crowd can make a HUGE difference - let's fill the stands! I know some of the games aren't very close to home, but the kids and the coaches have worked hard to get here and deserve our support.
Good luck to all of our teams - GO HOUNDS!!!!

Altar Server Training is Nov 5
All students in the fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.

Is the Lord calling upon you to serve?  Answer the Lord's call by becoming an Altar Server!  St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth the grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. You will have only one evening class to attend, one short section from the Liturgical Ministry Manual to read and study, and three mentoring sessions with an experienced Altar Server. Do this and you are ready to be scheduled as an Altar Server. It is a rewarding service!

Our next training session for Altar Servers is November 5, 2017, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  Please register by November 1st, so we can be prepared to welcome you.  

To register, click here.

 For more information please contact Todd Pepe or Steve Gyuro at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.

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