Wolfhound Wednesday
October 15, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,

I have enjoyed reading your family reflections and kindness projects for our school-wide "Footprints of Kindness" activity.  They are a wonderful testament to the kind and generous spirit of your individual families and of our St. Brigid family. The footprints are displayed in the main hallway as a means of inspiration and future ideas for all of us.  (The footprints were due today, but we will take them tomorrow if you forgot to send it in today.) 


Thank you for participating in this project and the next family discipleship project will be announced soon.


Kathleen O'Reilly



P.S.  Please save the date for the Blue Ribbon Mass of Thanksgiving at the 12:15 PM Mass on Sunday, November 16th.

Upcoming Events:

Wed, Oct 15

Confirmation Candidate & Parent Meeting - Mandatory (7:30 pm)

Thurs, Oct 16

Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sun, Oct 19

8th Grade Dance Club (7 pm)

Mon, Oct 20

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Terra Nova Testing (through Fri, Oct 3)

SAC Mtg (6:30 pm)

Sun, Oct 26

MyScrip Delivery Date

8th Grade Dance Club (7 pm)

Thurs, Oct 30

Harvest Parties (1:30 pm)

Fri, Oct 31

No School (Teacher
Work Day)

Mon, Nov 3

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

Wed, Nov 5

8th Grade Visits BWHS

Home & School Meeting

Sun, Nov 9

8th Grade Dance Club (7 pm)

MyScrip Delivery Date

Mon, Nov 10

SPiCE Mtg (7 pm)

Thurs, Nov 13

SPiCE Speaker (7 pm)

Sun, Nov 16

Blue Ribbon School Mass & Reception (12:15 pm Mass)

8th Grade Dance Club (7 pm)

Mon, Nov 17

MyScrip Order/Payment Date

SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)


October Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

This week, we have photo newsletters from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades (click the images below to view).  Next week look for newsletters from 5th and 6th grades.


To view, click a photo then scroll down to read the caption describing the activity and content the students are learning. You can then hit the arrow icon to the right or left of the photo to scroll through to the next photo.


You can also find the link to these newsletters by clicking "Calendar and News" on our website, then clicking "Photo Newsletters" on the left.


2nd Grade Newsletter:3rd Grade Newsletter:4th Grade Newsletter:

Speaker Series: Laura Lewis - Nov 13
St. Brigid will be hosting speaker Laura Lewis, M.A., L.P.C.C., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 13 in Hendricks Hall. See below for more information. 

Conflict Management, Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Skills and Behaviors: Parents' Role as Partners

Parents are disciples that have an important opportunity to role model conflict management, critical thinking, and analytical skills and behaviors for their children. Cultivating an attitude of trust and teamwork with the school is essential to ensuring students' success and enhancing the school climate for all. Learn the impact of rescuing children from conflict, and the positive results of using inclusive language, demonstrating cultural sensitivity, and promoting diversity in the classroom. Parents will learn a step by step process for voicing their concerns, fears and insights, and how to role model effective assertive communication.


About the Speaker: Laura Lewis, M.A., L.P.C.C.
Laura J. Lewis is an individual and group student counselor at Capital University and also owns a private practice, GLA Counseling in Upper Arlington. Spending over twelve years as a church youth minister and four years as the diocesan youth ministry program coordinator for the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Laura has extensive experience working with and caring for young people in parishes and schools. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and theology from Ohio Dominican University and a master's degree in counselor education from The Ohio State University. 

St. Brigid Disciples on a Journey toward Healthy Living

In conjunction with this year's school theme, "Disciples on a Journey," students will take steps on a journey to healthy living. We are initiating a recess walking program. Students wanting to participate will be given pedometers to wear during recess. The students will walk with a teacher/parent and at the end of recess the total steps will be recorded. Our goal is to make it to the Grand Canyon as a school. The Grand Canyon is one of God's great creations and is 1,868 miles away. Class totals will be recorded weekly and tracked on a US map. In addition, homerooms can pick their own destination to travel to. Individual students will be given necklaces and be able to collect feet charms per milestones such as 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 miles. We are excited to see how far we make it and to give our students an opportunity to stay active!  There is a board of the US map along with class totals displayed in the school cafeteria.   

Barn Bash was a Smash!

850 people attended and had a great time at Barn Bash on Saturday. The weather was great and there were many fun games and outdoor activities for the students, including zip lines, tunnel slides, pumpkin jump, hay bale climbing, hay rides, go karts, a bonfire, goat petting and feeding, face painting, and lots of food!  A special thanks to all of the adult volunteers who made the event run smoothly and the 7th and 8th grade student volunteers who did a wonderful job as DJs and face painters!  We hope to see you all next October for Barn Bash 2015! 

Fall Food and Personal Care Drive is Next Week
October 20-24

Saint Brigid of Kildare School's ALSO Service Club is sponsoring our annual fall food and personal care drive.  We  are asking students in each grade level to bring in items from the list below.  All items collected will be used in the crafts we will make to stock the shelves of the Christmas in Dublin gift shop for the children from Run the Race and to provide after school snacks for the Racers.  Please help us to live as disciples through serving the needy members of our  community.


Pre -3              tooth brushes; lip balm/chapstick

Pre - 4             tooth brushes; granola bars

Pre - K            toothpaste; non-refrigerated fruit cups

Grade K          2 - 1 body wash; single serve mac and cheese

Grade 1           2 - 1 body wash; single serve mac and cheese

Grade 2           hair accessories; canned chicken or tuna

Grade 3           hair accessories; single serve pasta (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs)

Grade 4           body lotion; boxed cereal

Grade 5           body lotion; plastic jars of jelly

Grade 6           hair brushes and combs; plastic jars of peanut butter

Grade 7           bath-sized towels; Powerade/Gatorade

Grade 8           bath-sized towels; fruit roll-ups

Click above to view boys flyer
Life Awareness Youth Luncheon

The Serra Club of North Columbus is presenting the "Life Awareness Youth Luncheon" for young men and women (grades 8 - 12) of the Diocese of Columbus.

The boys luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The girls luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Both luncheons will be held at the Jessing Center on the Pontifical College Josephinum campus.

Click above to view girls flyer

Click the flyers to the right for more information, and please RSVP to Candy Gioffre at c.gioffre@gmail.com
Dress Code Reminder - No Cloth or Canvas Shoes
We would like to remind all parents that cloth or canvas tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn. Examples of these include cloth or canvas Converse shoes or Tom's. 

Thank you for your cooperation.
National Speaker on Special Needs at St. Andrew
Dr. Ellen Wedmeyer, national speaker on special needs education will be presenting an evening of hands on strategies for addressing learning and behavioral challenges in the classroom.  The parent geared session will be held October 16, from 7-8:30 pm at St Andrew Parish Hall. 

A Girl's Life Event

A Girl's Life is an exciting one -- full of many emotional, physical, and environmental changes. Mount Carmel College of Nursing is offering the successful program, A Girl's Life, designed just for girls and their moms -- or favorite grown-up -- to explore issues related to puberty and adolescence. 


Join Dr. Angie Phillips at the next event set for Wednesday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Conference Center. Details are included in the flyer below or call Health Call at 234-LIFE to register by phone.


View the flyer by clicking here.



Ski and Board Club

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 7, 14, 21, 28 February 3 and 10th

Parent Meeting This Friday

We will be holding a parent meeting this Friday, October 17 from 5 - 7 p.m. in Hendricks Hall. Parents can turn in forms and money there, Aspen Ski and Board will be there with current deals, and representatives from Mad River will also be there. Pizza is included.


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.com, ski club 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
City Of Dublin Spooktacular and Monster Mash

This City of Dublin's Halloween celebration, Spooktacular, and the Monster Mash Middle School Dance, will be held Thursday, October 16. To learn more, click the flyers below.



Monster Mash

BWHS Fall Festival

The Bishop Watterson High School Fall Festival is tonight, October 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Bishop Watterson High School. 


Proceeds from the event support the BWHS student organizations. 


To view the flyer, click here.

Basketball Cheerleading Coordinator Needed

Basketball season is fast approaching, and the program is in need of a basketball cheerleading coordinator.


All interested should contact Stephenie Orsini for more information at stephenieorsini@gmail.com or 395-8130. 

Basketball Sign Ups - Last Week to Register for 4th - 8th Grade Girls and Boys

 All children in 4th through 8th grade enrolled at St. Brigid of Kildare School or St. Brigid Religious Education are eligible to play for St. Brigid in the Diocesan league.  


For more information and to register, click here. 


The deadline is November 1st, 2014. All fees and applications must be received by this date.  Late applications may be placed on a waiting list.


Parent Like a Champion Today

By 2018-2019, all parents will need to take the training prior to their child's participation in the DRA programs. The diocese has established a "phasing in period" in an attempt to offer this class to all parents of diocesan sports starting with this year's 4th grade parents (2014-2015). Although this year's 4th grade parents have until July 2015 to complete the training, next year's 4th and 5th grade parents (2015 -2016 academic year) will need to complete the training before their child can participate in DRA sports programs.  


There will be a session offered Tuesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. in Hendricks HallTo sign up to attend, click here.

We're Off to See the Wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We are excited to announce St Brigid's 2015 Musical:  The Wizard of Oz Young Performer's Edition.  All students in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade are invited to audition after school during the week of December 15th.  An audition sign up list will be posted on the music room door starting this week.  More detailed information to come.

Important Dates

  • Show dates:  Thursday, March 26th & Friday, March 27th

  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal:  Sunday, March 22nd

Miss Julia Trapp


Mrs. Maricel Frommeyer

Wolfhound Girls Tennis Team Completes Season with 15-1 Record

Congratulations to the St. Brigid Girls Tennis Team for an unbelievable season!  The girls finished the season with a 15-1 record, including a big win over Columbus School for Girls in the final match of the season.  St. Brigid's only loss was to CSG earlier in the season, so the win over CSG in the last match was particularly sweet.    


The tennis team was led by a very talented group of 8th graders:  Emily Hohlefelder, Samantha Vogel, Elisa Magalang, Jacqueline McCully, Jenna Mar, Lauren Markert, Nicole Funge, Clare Pavell and Regan Abahazie.  Good luck girls in your high school tennis careers.


Players from the 7th and 6th grades included:  Abbey Giesler, Margaret Baur, Layne Geswein, Jamie Coss, Ella Myers, Olivia Keiner, Claire Hohlefelder, Isabelle Seikel, Caitlin Spyra, Emma Carlin, and Ella Fortkamp. 


Special thanks to the team's coaching and administrative staff for all of their hard work this season:  Laura Vogel (Administrative Coordinator), Mimi Geswein (Head Coach), and Kathy Magalang (Assistant Coach).

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