Wolfhound Wednesday
October 4, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Oct 1 - 6
Book Fair 

Wed, Oct 4
Home & School Mtg (12 pm)

Thurs, Oct 5
Student Led Conferences (5-7 pm) Grades 3, 4, 7, & 8

Fri, Oct 6
Student Flu Clinic

Wed, Oct 11
CARE Meeting
(8:45 - 10:15 am)
Student Led Conferences (5-7 pm) Grades K, 1, 2, 5 & 6

Thurs, Oct 12
Bring a Disciple to Mass
(7th grade)

Fri, Oct 13
All School Rosary (1:45 pm)

Thurs, Oct 19
Early Release (1:30 pm)
Dear Parents,

October is traditionally the month of the rosary.  The Church celebrates the feast of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7th.  The rosary, one of the most loved devotions in the Catholic Church, dates back to the Middle Ages when the practice developed of praying the Hail Mary on a set of beads.  The rosary honors Mary, who praised God for looking with favor upon her.  Our students will have the opportunity to pray the rosary together as a school community on Friday, October 13th at 1:45 pm in the gym.  October 13th is also the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.  If you would like to read an article about Fatima and the importance of praying the rosary click on this link.

All parents are welcome to join us in prayer either in person or wherever you are next Friday afternoon.

Kathy O'Reilly

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Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.

SPiCE Family Fun Day & Pancake Breakfast - Thank You!
St. Brigid of Kildare hosted its annual SPiCE fundraiser and awareness event on Saturday, September 30 at Brigid's Green. We had a great day as children of all ages  played games, made crafts, and enjoyed an unlimited pancake and sausage breakfast.
We would like to thank all the families that attended and donated to the SPiCE Pancake Breakfast and Family Fun Day.  A special thank you to the parent volunteers who made the day run smoothly.
Barn Bash 
Friday, October 20

Barn Bash is Friday, October 20 from 6-8:30 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. 

The price is $10 per person by October 16 and $15 per person after October 16 and at the door. This includes dinner, snacks, beverages, baked goods, family activities, fun and games and a DJ!

To register, complete this form and turn it into the school office. 

Volunteers & Donations Needed
We need many volunteers and donations for this event to run smoothly! Please consider helping out during the event, and/or bringing items to donate. 

A Safety Thank You

Last week, the Dublin bus drivers presented a cake in appreciation of what a fine job Larrie Habel, Cindy Lombardo, and our staff do out front each morning to keep our children safe during drop off!

Thank you to our staff for keeping safety a top priority!
Terra Nova Testing - Grades 3-8

During the week of October 16th, 2017, 3rd-8th grade children will be taking the Terra Nova test, a standardized test adopted by the Diocese of Columbus.  The Diocese mandates testing in grades three through eight.  Testing will occur on each day of the week, Monday-Friday.

As in the past, we ask that parents do a couple of things to help their child do his/her best.
  • Don't plan any appointments that would cause your child to miss a portion of a test.
  • Make sure that your child is in bed at a time to ensure that he/she has sufficient sleep to function well.
  • Have your child eat a good breakfast before coming to school.
Terra Nova testing is important for a variety of reasons.  First, our school uses these results to help us target areas in which we can improve as a school.  Additionally, teachers use the results to see how to best meet the needs of the students in their classrooms.  For eighth graders, the Terra Nova results have a critical impact as the high schools use these results to help make placement decisions about incoming freshmen.   

It is important that your child realizes that he/she is not expected to know all of the answers since this is not a test for which a student can prepare.  You can help to prevent anxiety if you take time to discuss this with your child.  Although the results are important, please remember that this is only one indicator of how your child is doing academically.  The day-to-day assessments that your child's teacher gives are a better indicator of how well your child is mastering the diocesan curricula.  
Diocesan Family Rosary Day

Our Diocesan Family Rosary Day will be celebrated this year at 3 PM, Sunday, October 8 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio. This liturgy, which is presided over by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy community, worship God, and ask our Blessed Mother's intercession for the needs of God's people. All are welcome.

Home & School Meeting Today

The next Home & School meeting is today, Wednesday October 5 at 12 noon in Hendricks Hall. All are welcome!

The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 1st at 12 noon in Hendricks Hall.

Student Flu Shots - THIS Friday!
Paperwork due this Thursday

Flu vaccines will be available for students at St. Brigid on  Friday, October 6. The vaccines will be given by nurses from the Franklin County Public Health Department. All students in grades K - 8 (and in Preschool if accompanied by a parent between  10:00 - 2:00 pm) are eligible to receive vaccine at no cost, regardless of insurance coverage. Once again, the vaccine will be the inactivated injectable (shot) form only. 

If you would like your child to receive the vaccine, please follow these instructions:
Please return two completed forms for each child (Privacy Statement and Flu Consent) to the school office by  October 5.

For questions, please contact Peggy Iannarino, School Nurse at  614-718-5825, ext. 239 or  mrs.iannarino@stbrigid-school.org.

St. Brigid Women's Club Annual Pumpkin and Bake Sale - Volunteers Needed

The 2017 Annual Pumpkin and Bake Sale is October 14-15. The Women's Club is looking for volunteers to help sell pumpkins and bake sale items after all the Masses. They're also looking for volunteers to help unload the pumpkins. Please consider signing up for a shift. Service hours can be awarded for students looking to help.

Please click on the link(s) below to sign up.

Baking Sign Up:

Bake Sale Set up and Selling Sign Up:

Thank you for volunteering to help with this sale. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Niki and Mary
Children's Liturgy of the Word & Preschool: Volunteers Needed!

Children's Liturgy of Word is in need of Catechists  and Shepherds to lead children during the  9am and 10:45 Masses. 

If you are interested in learning more about this important children's ministry please contact the Office of Religious Education or email Katie Sachs at  mrs.sachs@stbrigid-school.org.

The Religious Education Preschool is also in need of volunteers during their program on Sundays from 9-10 AM. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tina White at twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org. 

BWHS Feeder School News

Feeder School F ootball Night is this Friday, October 6. 

Little Eagles Wresting Club begins November 28 and is open to grades K-8.

Click here to view the flyer with more information.

Below is a photo of members of our 5th and 6th grade volleyball teams that attended the BWHS volleyball feeder school night last week!

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