Wolfhound Wednesday
October 22, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,

First quarter report cards will be published on SchoolSpeak during the week of November 10. If you have not logged in yet, please make sure you are able to so that you can view the report cards. We will not be printing report cards.

Please see the Blue Ribbon Corner to the right for a weekly bit of information about what makes Saint Brigid of Kildare a Blue Ribbon School.


A reminder that makeup picture day will be Monday, October 27.


Have a great week,


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Mon, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 24

Terra Nova Testing 

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)

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


Blue Ribbon Corner
Did you know?

Our 2014 Blue Ribbon award was earned in the high-performing schools category.  Only schools whose students achieve among the highest scores in the nation in both reading and math (as measured by state or national standardized tests) may even apply for the award in this category.
October Photo Newsletters: 5th and 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:

Conflict & Adversity: The Parent's Role - Nov 13 at St. Brigid
St. Brigid SPiCE will be hosting speaker Laura Lewis, M.A., L.P.C.C.

When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 13
Where: Hendricks Hall

Conflict & Adversity: The Parent's Role

Conflict and adversity are sure to confront all students at some point in their educational experience. So how does a parent respond?


Do you ever wonder:

  • When and how much should you intervene and how much should you let your children solve on their own?
  • What limits and boundaries should you set for your children?
  • When and how do you voice your concerns to the school?
  • How can you help enhance the school climate for your children?

Parents will learn how to model and develop conflict management, critical thinking and analytic skills and behaviors for their children. The presentation will delve into how parents can use their children's adversity to role model problem-solving and assertive communication skills that will improve their relationship with their children.

2014 - 2015 Parent Survey

All parents, please take a few minutes to complete our annual parent survey. These responses are important to us as we continually analyze and evaluate our school's performance. 



Report Cards Will Be Published on SchoolSpeak

Report cards will be published the week of November 10 online on SchoolSpeak. If you have not yet logged on to SchoolSpeak, please do so now to ensure you will be able to access your child's report cards.


If you do not have your login information, please call the school office at 718-5825.


Fall Food and Personal Care Drive is This 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

Home & School Minutes Posted

The minutes from the October 8 Home and School meeting are posted online.


Click here to view them.

Gifts of Gratitude 

Do you always find yourself looking high and low for the perfect Christmas and end-of-year gifts for your children's teachers?


If this sounds like you, consider participating in the Gifts of Gratitude program, Saint Brigid's gift giving program for ALL teachers and staff.


The Home and School Association established Gifts of Gratitude as a united effort by families to provide generous gifts for all teachers and staff to thank them for sharing their talents with our children on a daily basis. 

Each family's $20 contribution per child provides for each teacher and staff member:

  • A Christmas monetary gift card
  • A special Christmas gift item
  • A special end-of-year gift item and monetary gift card

Your family's participation in this program is optional. The suggested annual gift amount is $20 per child; however, any amount given is graciously accepted. 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 address sbkgiftsofgratitude@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, December 5.


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 at vivona1012@gmail.com.


Thank you for your generosity!

Recess Volunteers Needed
We are now offering parents the opportunity to register for a specific recess time/group(s) rather than requiring volunteers to stay for the entire two hour recess period. Recess times are listed below by grade and correspond to the available sign-up slots. Feel free to sign up only for your child's recess and consider staying for lunch with your child, which follows their recess.

Recess times are as follows:
  • 1st & 2nd grades: 10:05 - 10:35
  • 7th & 8th grades: 11:00 - 11:20
  • 3rd & 4th grades: 11:20 - 11:45
  • 5th & 6th grades: 12:00 - 12:20
  • (to volunteer for kindergarten, please contact your child's teacher directly since they use the playground located outside the K classrooms).

The primary responsibility of a recess volunteer is to supervise safety of children while they play and assist with playground equipment.  Volunteers must have completed the Protecting God's Children program. For questions contact debfoley@columbus.rr.com.


To sign up, click here.

A Living Rosary

Last week, we had our first CARE meeting of the year. Our theme focused on how disciples on a journey use prayer to grow closer to God and to grow closer to others. We learned about how prayer is a powerful tool for positive change in the world. With our eighth grade students leading their CARE groups, they explained to the younger students that we are all disciples on a journey to become closer to God. The students had nine envelopes to find, each of which held a clue. They then had to decide if the clue fit under student discipleship or praying the rosary. Students discussed the connection between prayer and good disciples, then spent time writing prayers for loved ones. The meeting ended with the whole school saying five decades of the rosary while witnessing a living rosary on the gym floor.

Hunt for Treasure Sale is Nov 1

Save the date for the annual Hunt for Treasure Sale, taking place Saturday, November 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Saint Brigid of Kildare Education Center.


Come enjoy great finds at great prices and enjoy our annual bake sale. All proceeds benefit the St. Brigid Religious Education program.

Wolfhounds 5th Grade Football Team Goes Undefeated

Congrats to the 5th grade Wolfhounds football team who went undefeated in the
regular season. Not only were they undefeated, but they also had a SHUT out season because no one scored any points
against them.

Wish them luck as they are headed to semi finals next week with the championship bowl the week after. Come root them on this Sunday at 2:45 p.m. against St. Paul at DeSales.

Bishop Watterson High School News

Youth Wresting Program
The BWHS youth wrestling program will start Tuesday, November 18 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 PM through mid-March 2015 as noted on the attached flyer/registration form.  The club is open to students in grades 1- 8.

Click here to view the flyer.


Holiday Cheer Clinic

The BWHS Holiday Cheer Clinic is Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m. for grades K-6. Cost is $25. Participants are invited to perform with the BWHS varsity cheerleaders at halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on December 19. Registration due November 15. Registration form can be found at www.bishopwatterson.com. 

Click here to view the flyer.

Open House

Save the date! Bishop Watterson High School will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  

Click here to view the flyer.

Feeder School Dance

The 7th and 8th grade feeder school dance at Bishop Watterson High School is Saturday, November 1.  

Click here to view the flyer.

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. 

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