Wolfhound Wednesday
October 25, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Oct 26
Harvest Parties

Fri, Oct 27
No School - Teacher Work Day

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,

This Thursday we will celebrate the end of first quarter with our annual harvest parties.  These fun-filled events are organized by parent volunteers and financially supported by the Annual Fund.  Our students may also enjoy a dress down day with a special dispensation from Msgr. Hendricks to attend our weekly school Mass in dress down attire.  

As first quarter comes to an end, p lease keep in mind that both parents and teachers are encouraged to initiate communication any time during the year if there is a student concern.  We believe that it is better to address a student concern or clarify a situation in a timely manner rather than wait for a scheduled conference time. You may contact teachers via email or leave a phone message in the school office at 718-5825.  Faculty emails can be found on our website at http://stbrigidofkildare.com/our-faculty/ 

Please plan to join us for 9:00 am Mass on Wednesday, November 1st for Solemnity of All Saints.  There will NOT  be a school Mass on Thursday, November 2nd.

Autumn Blessings,  
Kathy O'Reilly

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Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Prospective Families School Open House - Dec 10

Help us "Share The Good News" about Catholic education by inviting friends and neighbors to join the St. Brigid school community. We'll be holding our annual Open House on Sunday, December 10 from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visitors can take a parent and student guided tour to see first hand what makes St. Brigid so special.

Preschool - 8th grade registration will be December 10, 2017 - January 17, 2018.

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!
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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 Parent Speaker Event - Postponed until February

Find the Balance: Empowering the Whole Child  has been postponed until February 2018. More details will be released in 2018.

Presented by Saint Brigid of Kildare SPiCE, this will be an exploration of the emotional, physical, social, cognitive, and spiritual wellness of your child. Listen to two expert speakers, Dr. Ali Carine and Megan Bouscher, OTR/L, discuss practical ways to help you and your child feel empowered and successful in all aspects of your lives.

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 events and articles

Below is some great information on upcoming events and articles related to parenting today's children. 

  • Nationwide Children's Signs of Suicide Parent Meeting
    Wednesday, October 25 at 7 PM in Dominican Hall at Bishop Watterson High School
    All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this informational meeting.
     
  • PERC Presents: Empowering Your Child - Learn the skills to help your child be wildly successful
    Wednesday, December 6 from 9:30-11 am (Dublin Rec Center Abbey Theatre) and repeated 7-8:30 pm (Dublin Coffman Performing Arts Center)
    Norman Shub, PhD, Clinical Director of Gestalt Associates and author, teacher and psychotherapist, will be discussing how to develop your child's assertiveness, strengthening your child's ability to speak up and self-advocate, supporting your child to resolve conflicts independently, and responding supportively and empathetically when your child is upset.
     
  • Technology Distraction -- this article from Your Teen mag discusses great ways to help your child learn how to regulate their technology use while doing homework.
     
  • Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? - an article from the New York Times on how parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears
Home & School Meeting - Nov 1

All are welcome to join our next Home & School meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. in Hendricks Hall. You can join us after the 9 a.m. All Saints' Day school Mass that day.

We hope to see you there!

First Communion Families: Bringing up the gifts at Mass

For many years it has been a tradition for First Communion Families to bring up the gifts of bread and wine during  Sunday Mass. If you have not already done so, please follow the link below to sign up for a weekend Mass of your choice. Please contact Tina White in Religious Education if you have any questions. 


The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual  Harvest of Hope. 

This will provide about 350 families with all of the traditional fare necessary for a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. This year parishioners can participate in one of two ways:

Option One: Provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner

The EPIC Middle School Youth Group invites parishioners to donate the ingredients for an entire Thanksgiving meal (no cooking is necessary) for a family in need. The food will be delivered directly to the homes of client families of the Food Pantry by EPIC students and parent drivers on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We have arranged with the Food Pantry to deliver about 1/3 of it's meals this year, allowing them to keep more food on their shelves though the winter months. Parishioners would provide everything from the following list in a sturdy box (approximate cost is $50), and should drop the box off at St. Brigid parking lot at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, where students will unload the box from your vehicle and reload it into a parent driver vehicle for immediate delivery. Alternative drop off arrangements can be made. The list includes: Turkey breast (6 lbs), Boxed potatoes, Canned gravy, Boxed stuffing, Canned corn, Canned green beans, Canned cranberries, Assorted fresh fruit (bananas, apples, oranges), Pumpkin pie, Ready Whip and Rolls. If you choose this option, please contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org or 614-593-5173. 

Option Two: Provide boxed potatoes and gravy 

If you would prefer to donate on a smaller scale, the St. Brigid Social Action Committee invites parishioners to donate boxed potatoes and gravy for inclusion in the remainder of the Thanksgiving meals provided to client families of the Food Pantry. Collection of the donations will be before and after all Masses on November 11 & 12. Please deliver the donated food to Hendricks Hall (Immke Room) and place the items in the designated boxes. We will also be collecting personal hygiene items for Gladden House. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity! 


Basketball Registrations

Only 2 more weeks left to register for boys and girls diocesan basketball! 

As a reminder, here are the WINTER BASKETBALL programs that SBAA has open registrations on:

Basketball - Diocesan 
Registrations will close on this offering on Sunday, Oct. 29
When: Practices start in November, Season lasts thru February
Who: 4th thru 8th Grade Boys & Girls
WE NEED COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS!!! See contact below.
How much: $ 160
Boys Contact: Bill Baumel at boysbasketball@gowolfhounds.com
Girls Contact: Jerry Geswein at girlsbasketball@gowolfhounds.com


Basketball - L'il Hounds Skills Clinics
When: January & February, Sunday evenings, 1 hour
Who: 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls
Where: St. Brigid Gymnasium
WE NEED COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS!!! See contact below!
Registrations closing on January 1, 2018.
How much: $ 75, includes a program t-shirt and a basketball for each player
Contact: Jerry Geswein at girlsbasketball@gowolfhounds.com


Basketball - CYO
When: Practices start in November, Season lasts in to February
Who: High School Boys & Girls
How much: NO registration fee, there will be some fees when teams are formed
Contact: cyobasketball@gowolfhounds.com


TO REGISTER TODAY, GO HERE: http://sbaa.siplay.com/site/ 

GO HOUNDS!
Advent by Candlelight - Register Online
November 30

Treat yourself to a night out to prepare your heart and mind for the Advent and Christmas seasons!
Imagine a candlelit room, beautifully decorated tables, light refreshments and wine shared with friends. Then relax and enjoy an inspiring talk by special guest speaker, the very entertaining "Snoring Scholar" Sarah Reinhard, a local Catholic convert, wife, mom, author, and blogger. You do not want to miss this faith-filled evening of peace, fellowship, reflection, and humor!

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