Wolfhound Wednesday
November 19, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,


I would like to thank our school community for the tremendous show of support by attending our Blue Ribbon Celebration on Sunday.  What a great day for us to celebrate our community....the dedication, hard work and shared mission of Catholic faith formation to inspire life long learners and leaders in the twenty first century.  
Enjoy the pictures and videos from last week's festivities!


Have a great week,


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Nov 20

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Nov 23

MyScrip Delivery Date

Open House at Watterson
(1 pm)

Wed - Fri, Nov 26-28

No School - Thanksgiving

Mon, Dec 1

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Tues, Dec 2

Parent Like a Champion Today Training (6 pm)

Wed, Dec 3

Home & School Meeting (8:15 am)

Sun, Dec 7

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Dec 8

Holy Day Mass (9 am)

Tues, Dec 9

Area Band Concert at Watterson

Mr. Scrooge Live Theatre

First Reconciliation (7 pm)

Wed, Dec 10

Interims Go Home

Thurs, Dec 12

Lessons and Carols (7 pm)

Sat, Dec 13

Cookies with Santa

Sun, Dec 14

Christmas in Dublin

Mon, Dec 15

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Fri, Dec 19

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Dec 21

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2

No School - Christmas Break


Blue Ribbon Corner
Did you know?

The 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools application required data analyses including student body demographics, mobility rate, student-teacher ratios, and daily student attendance over a five year period.  Terra Nova scores over a five year period were also reported for six grade levels utilizing twelve data tables. 
Accessing Report Cards & Effort Reports
Report Cards were posted electronically on SchoolSpeak last Wednesday. If you have not logged in to view and sign both the Report Card and Effort Report, please do so.

Instructions to view and sign the Report Card and Effort Report:
  1. Login to SchoolSpeak here: https://dcoh.schoolspeak.com/Schools/stbrigidofkildare 
  2. Scroll down to view the links for your children's Report Card and Effort Report. Click "View" to view them.
  3. Once open, click "Sign" at the bottom of the Report Card and Effort Report to sign them.

Please sign both the Report Card and Effort Report for your children by Friday, November 21.
October Photo Newsletters: 5th & 6th Grades

This week, we have photo newsletters from 5th and 6th grades (click the images below to view).  Next week look for newsletters from 7th and 8th grades and specials.

5th Grade Newsletter:6th Grade Newsletter:All School News:

Saints Room Naming Contest
We created 11 new student spaces that are designed for 21st century learning. To name the new rooms, we held a contest for students to name them after a saint. 

We then created new signs outside each of the new spaces that show a picture of the saint, some information about the saint, and a quote from that saint. Take a journey through the school to find the new signs to learn all about the saints the rooms are named after!

Congratulations to the following students who won the saint naming contest:

Jacob Egelhoff (8th), Abbey Zetzer (7th), Analia Spagnuolo (3rd), Niki Maxwell (3rd), Maddy Lynch (3rd), Carly Henry (3rd), Justin Smith (3rd), Jack Kramer (3rd), Tori Garascia (4th), Daniel Roncone (2nd), Marin Lynch (2nd), Marcie Moreland (2nd), Zach Radtke (2nd), Angie Hanson (2nd), Jillian Smith (2nd), Teagan Price (4th), Camden Price (2nd), Bryndley Pitman (6th), Ellie Hanson (6th), Luca Fickell (4th), Carson Smith (5th), Peter Assaf (5th),

Jack Henry (5th), Evelyn McCarthy (5th), Chloe Demboski (5th), Leo Pavell (5th), Shannon O'Neil (5th), Ali Hayek (5th), Amelia Pepe (5th), Sophia Heise (3rd), Julia Belli (3rd), Caroline Elliott (5th), Ashley Westerheide (5th), Kalli Musselman (5th), Max Baumgartner (5th), Katie Urbancic (5th), Evie Owens (5th), Patrick Lynch (5th), Amelia Moreland (5th), Hannah Stuebe (2nd), Kyle Allen (2nd), Makenna Glenn (2nd), Madeline Tinkler (2nd), Macy Shellhaas (2nd), Chloe Moreland (2nd), Julia Flanagan (6th), Morgan Kuehl (6th), Hope Uptegraph (6th), Camille Marquart (6th), Natalie Funge (6th)

Laura Lewis Presentation Handout Online
Thanks to all who attended Laura Lewis' presentation last Thursday evening.

The handout she provided during the presentation is available on our website, on the SPiCE page. 

Disciples on a Journey: Blue Ribbon School Challenge

Take your new Saint Brigid of Kildare Blue Ribbon School cinch sack with you as a Disciple on a Journey for the rest of the school year!

Each place you visit, take a photo proudly holding up your Blue Ribbon School cinch sack. Let's see how far our Blue Ribbon School travels!

Then have your parents email the photo to awing@cdeducation.org


The photos are in an album on our website, and on our Flickr page. To view the photos, click here.


You'll also find the video from Friday's Blue Ribbon Shuffle on that webpage.




Banana Splits (Divorce) Group
Beginning December 3, 2014, Ms. Williams is starting the Banana Splits program for grades kindergarten - fourth (Ms. Williams has found that students in the upper hall, grades five - eight, prefer to be seen on a one to one basis.  This service will be provided for any student.).  The Banana Splits group is going to meet during lunch periods once a month on Wednesdays, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 18, April 29 and May 13.   

This support group is designed for children who are living with a single parent for any reason, living with a guardian or a relative, going between houses (parents who are separated or divorced),  etc.  This group is a great way for students to see that they are not alone, to discuss concerns and to do activities to help work through these challenging times.

Everything within the group is confidential.  The students are going to  be reminded that what is said in the room stays in the room.  They are going to be encouraged to go home and discuss the lessons and any concerns with their loved ones.  If any related concern arises, Ms. Williams is going to notify parents immediately. 

If your child is interested in joining our group, please sign the permission form below and return, attention:  Stacie Williams, Counselor, no later than Tuesday,  November, 25th.  
School Sponsored Blood Drive

St. Brigid School is the sponsor of the December Blood Drive at our parish. There is always an urgent need for additional blood over the holiday season, so our drive is an important one for the Red Cross!

Here are the details: 

Monday, Dec. 8  from 1:30 - 7:30 pm in Hendricks Hall.

Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: stbrigid) or by phone 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-in donors will be welcomed, but priority will be given to those with an appointment. 

Please consider this life-saving opportunity!!

2015 Women's Retreat 
The St. Brigid's annual women's retreat will be held January 23-25. Come join 50 other women from our parish and have your heart set on fire for our Catholic faith!

The facilitator will be Sister Pat McMahon, and speakers will include Father Dave Sizemore, Amber DeMatte, and Cindy Lombardo. Father Kevin Kavanagh will be the Mass celebrant. 
skis-poles-snow.jpg Ski & Board Club Sign Up

4th through 8th grade students interested in joining Ski and Board Club may begin registering now. 

Dates for Ski and Board Club this year include:

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10th


To Join:

  1. Print out the following forms:
    1. Emergency medical
    2. Permission and waiver
    3. Permission form
  2. Fill out and all forms and return them to the school, attention Stacie Williams, with a check for $140.00 made out to St. Brigid of Kildare.
  3. Return all forms by December 3, 2014
  4. Go to Mad River Mountain's website and obtain a ski pass at skimadriver.comskiclub login:  username:  stbrigidpassword:  stbrigid
  5. Please contact us with any questions or concerns:Stacie Williams -williams_stacie@dublinschools.net - 614-718-5825 Bill Bennison -bbennison@columbus.rr.com - 614-558-8696
Thurber House Writing Wizards
Jen Maschari (former literacy teacher at St. Brigid of Kildare) is teaching the 4th and 5th grade Writing Wizards class, Do You Believe in Magic? to be held on Saturdays from February 7 through March 7. 

Indoor Recess
Now that the weather is getting frigid, the students will be having more indoor recess. We are in need of games to stock our indoor recess cart. Board games, card games, and electronic handheld games such as catchphrase work best. Please keep us in mind for donations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb Foley debfoley@columbus.rr. or Jennifer Glatz Jennifer.glatz@sbcglobal.net

Artists in School Sponsored by Annual Fund

Did you know that the Annual Fund pays for the Artists in School program?  This program brings in groups and individuals that share their talents and expose your children to the arts in a variety of ways.  Some of the programs that your children will enjoy this year include: 

  • Mr. Scrooge -- a live theater production and workshop from the Columbus Children's Theater (December 9)
  • Frisch Marionettes
  • Shelley Pearsall -- a native Ohioan historical fiction author
  • COSI on Wheels -- exploring ecology

In October the students enjoyed Einstein Alive an educational performance arts program that blends science and entertainment.  Writer and actor Marc Spiegel took on the appearance and personality of famous physicist Albert Einstein as he educated the students on the topics of matter, energy, frame of reference, and the theory of relativity.  Marc Spiegel delivered his message through engaging song, dance, and visual demonstrations.


This program is just one of the many important educational benefits from your support of the Annual Fund.  Please consider supporting the Annual Fund by using this link.


Any questions please contact Sarah Moore in the parish office 761-3734 or at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com.

Boys Tennis Club Team Organizing
Middle school boys in grades 6-8 are invited to join St. Brigid's boys' club tennis team.


Once a week indoor practices begin in late February. The match season begins after spring break and concludes in mid-May.  


Fundamental tennis skills are required but prior match-play experience is not necessary. And the weekdays-only schedule makes it possible to play tennis as a second spring sport.


Interested players are asked to sign up by December 10.  Please visit www.gowolfhounds.org/club-sports-2 for more information or contact Denise Wible at prmom4hire@gmail.com.

 Wolfhound Alumni News

BWHS Alumni on Honor Roll

Following is the list of St. Brigid graduates who attained honor roll with a 3.7 or higher grade point average for the 1st quarter at Bishop Watterson.  Congratulations alumni! 


Click here to view the list.


BWHS Red & Gold

Click here to access the November issue of Bishop Watterson's Red & Gold newsletter.



St. Charles Holiday Musical Feature St. Brigid Alumni

Alum Samantha Troutman in the St. Charles musical

The St. Charles Drama Department is proud to announce its fall production, a unique holiday double-bill, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Striking 12, an exciting new holiday musical. These shows will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 20, 21 and 22 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St.


Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 252-6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


The production features St. Brigid alums Samantha Troutman, Gabe Lawson, D.J. Matthews, and Marcus Galeano.

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