Wolfhound Wednesday
November 22, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Tues, Nov 28
Confirmation Talk # 2 
St. Brendan Church (7 pm)

Sat, Dec 2
First Reconciliation Grade 2 (10:00 am)

Wed, Dec 6
Interims Published
Home and School Meeting
(12 pm)

Thur, Dec 7
CARE Meeting #2 (9:30 am)

Fri, Dec 8
Holy Day Mass (9:00 am)

Sun, Dec 10
Open Registration Begins
Open House (1:00 pm)
 
November 22, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving! I would like to take a minute to say thank you on behalf of the faculty and myself for the on-going support of our school families. We thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed on our school and parish.  We have many wonderful and generous families who help us to build a nurturing and faith-filled school community.  We are thankful to our School Advisory Committee, Home and School Association, SPICE and our Athletic Association who work diligently to advise, generate funds and organize volunteers to provide many wonderful programs, activities and opportunities for our students and staff.  As educators, we are most thankful for our students who show us each and every day how to continue to work on our "journey of discipleship" by their kind and generous hearts.  

Enjoy the pictures in this holiday edition of our special Thanksgiving week at St. Brigid!

With gratitude,

Kathy O'Reilly

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Thanksgiving Feast Photos

The annual Thanksgiving feast was held on Tuesday. Enjoy these photos from the feast and the pep rally! More photos in the album link below.


 
(Click the All School News for  additional  photos of the feast, pep rally, and the Wonder field trip - over 50 new photos)     
Wonder Field Trip 

On Monday, students in Grade 3 - Grade 8 traveled to the movie theater to see WONDER, the motion picture adapted from the book written by R. J. Palacio. This story is a great reminder that being a friend of Jesus means we must embrace courage and share kindness in everything that we say and do.




The Twentieth Annual Fall Food and Product Drive

Saint Brigid of Kildare School is sponsoring our annual fall food and personal care drive from December 4-8th. All items collected will be used to stock the shelves of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Please help us to live as disciples who Choose Kind and serve our needy members of our community. 

  • Preschool Hearts and Halos - plastic bottles of mustard
  • Preschool Angels, Saints, and Disciples - plastic bottles of ketchup
  • Preschool Holy Heroes - bars of soap
  • Kindergarten - toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Grade 1 - dried beans and dried rice
  • Grade 2 - boxes of cereal
  • Grade 3 - canned tuna
  • Grade 4 - canned pasta (like Spaghettio's)
  • Grade 5 - granola bars
  • Grade 6 - boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Grade 7 - plastic jars of mayonnaise
  • Grade 8 - shelf stable milk (powdered milk or boxes, non-refrigerated) 
Will you participate in this year's St. Brigid Gifts of Gratitude Program?

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What is it?

Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.
 
Why participate?
  • This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child's life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid.
  • Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use--whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family's expenses.
 
Will my family be recognized for participating?

Yes -- the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this program.  You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking "G.O.G" inside your Christmas card.

 
How much do I give?

The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child; however, any given amount is graciously accepted!

 
How to participate:
  • PayPal:  Log onto www.paypal.com, choose "send money to friends and family", enter the email address sbkgiftsofgratitude@gmail.com along with the total amount of your contribution, and complete the transaction.
  • Check: Send to school with your child, payable to "St Brigid Home and School," in an envelope marked "Home and school Gifts of Gratitude".
 
Please send contribution by December 1
 
Questions?  Contact:
Annual Fund Contributions

Thank you to all of the families who have already sent in their yearly contribution to the Annual Fund.  We are well on our way to meeting our goal for the year.  Families with students in grades K-8 are asked to contribute $100 per student. Preschool families are asked to make a donation of their choice. The money collected is used to fund our Home & School enrichment programs.

Did you know?

The Annual Fund is used to support several fall activities including the Harvest Parties and Barn Bash. Without your support of the Annual Fund, memories made from these great events would not be possible.

Please contact Molly Seago ( mseago@columbus.rr.com ) or Candie Williams (candie@thewilliamsemail.com)   with any questions.

School Sponsored Blood Drive

At this season of thanks and giving, please consider donating the "Gift of Life".

What: St. Brigid Blood Drive
When: Monday, December 11th 1:30-7:30 P.M. 
Where:  Hendricks Hall

Reserve your spot by visiting  www.redcrossblood.org  (sponsor code: saintbrigid) or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

For questions, contact Peggy Iannarino 614-718-5825, ext. 239

Box Tops for Education Contest

Cut out and collect those Box Tops! Home and School Association will start a school wide contest beginning December 1st. More details to follow.

Make sure to save the expiration date and the acronym. 

Please contact Kerry Sullivan jacquefarms@aol.com or Beth Mooney brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com with any school rewards program questions. 
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Ski Club Help Needed

Ski Club is offered to fourth through eighth grade students at St. Brigid school and parish.  We ski at Mad River Mountain each Tuesday for a total of six weeks.  

We are in desperate need of parent volunteers.  Even better we are looking for some parents with younger kids to take over!  

Please let us know if you are interested in helping.  You can send an email to Bill or Stacie. 

Stacie Williams 
614-718-5825

Bill Bennison
614-558-8696

For more information about ski club and how to sign up: Click Here
For equipment purchase or rental: Click Here

Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 9

The annual Cookies with Santa, hosted by St. Brigid Women's Club, will take place Saturday, December 9 in the St. Brigid school cafeteria and Enke Hall.

Tickets are $8 per child and includes:
  • Photo with Santa and Mrs. ClausCookie to decorate
  • Gift from Santa
  • Fun crafts
  • Refreshments for all
  • Space is limited, so register early! Reservations must be received by December 1 -- no walk-ins.

To view and print the registration form, click here.


 

We are in need of student and adult volunteers.To help and volunteer: Click Here

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Ohio is asking for 100 volunteers per day to support the State Special Olympics Swim Meet which brings in over 440 athletes from across Ohio to the McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion at The Ohio State University Columbus campus on December 9th and 10th 2017. The volunteers will primarily be utilized as official timers and athlete escorts. There are two different volunteer shifts available:

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am-6:00pm (a lunch and lunch break will be provided)
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Volunteers should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to their shift for their registration and a brief orientation. The volunteer point of contact the weekend of the event is John Wysocki, mobile: 614.736.8335.

Parking - when you arrive on campus, please park your vehicle in the parking garage behind the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion off of Herrick Drive and Neil Avenue. Organizations may unload and load their volunteers in the turnaround area in front of the OSU Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is located behind or just south of the RPAC.

To register for this opportunity:

Included is a web link which volunteers and volunteer leaders can go to for registration, or they may call Cathy Dorian (614.239.7050) or email her at cdorion@sooh.org.

We realize December is a busy time of year, so Special Olympics Ohio would like to THANK YOU in advance for your consideration and helping to support this important event.
Saint Brigid Watterson Band Alumni


The Watterson marching band stopped by last week and performed in front of the whole school. The band includes many Saint Brigid alumni pictured above. 

From Left to Right:

Gwen Hagerty, Rachel Hare,Tony Orsini, Kristen Kramer, Kyle Utt, Jacob Samenuk, Lauren Allison, and Henry Owens. 
Musical Audition Information

Musical auditions  for Peter Pan Jr. will start up here soon. For more information about the audition dates, casting, stage crew, and general information about the musical, please see the attached flyer.

Middle School Semester Exam Schedule




Please note that no exams can be given before the assigned date. 
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