Wolfhound Wednesday
October 8, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,
Last evening I had the privilege to celebrate the beginning of our First Communion preparation with 177 students from our school and parish religious education program.  This special celebration is full of joy and excitement as our young children prepare for one of the most important moments in their spiritual development and faith life. Please pray for all of these young people as they study and grow in faith throughout this year.  
The 9:00 school Mass on Thursday will be cancelled due to both of our priests attending a funeral on Thursday morning.
Have a great week,


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Wed, Oct 8

Home & School Mtg
(8:30 am) 

Sat, Oct 11

Protecting God's Children 

(9 am)

Barn Bash

Sun, Oct 12

MyScrip Delivery Date

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)


October Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

This week, we have photo newsletters from preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade(click the images below to view).  Next week look for newsletters from 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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.


Preschool Newsletter:Kindergarten Newsletter:1st Grade Newsletter:

Thursday School Mass Cancelled

Mass will be cancelled this coming Thursday.  Both priests will be attending the funeral of Ann Parker. 


Family Directory Updated

The online family directory was updated on October 6. To view, login to SchoolSpeak and look for "Quick Links" on the left hand side. Under it you will see the Family Directory link.


Family Rosary Day

The Diocese of Columbus' annual Family Rosary Day is 3 p.m., Sunday, October 12, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell is the celebrant and homilist. All are welcome.


This is a very special event for our diocese at which we will worship the Lord and pray to Mary, the Mother of God, for her special intercession for the needs of God's people. 

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
STEM For Daises and Brownies - Oct 28

Girl Scout Troop 2097 consisting of girls from 6th through 8th grade, invites all Kindergarten to 3rd grade Girl Scouts to an afternoon of "S.T.E.M. for Daisies and Brownies" on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Hendricks Hall from 4:45-5:45.  


The Cadettes of Troop 2097 have planned an afternoon of fun for the younger Girl Scouts while learning about science, technology, engineering and math.  Participate in a rain gutter regatta and learn about wind energy.  Use measuring cups and spoons to create a yummy treat.  Experiment with baking soda and vinegar and see what happens!  Dare to hold a leopard gecko?  Hear from an engineer, Dr. Carol Clinton,  PhD, P.E., LEED AP who will talk about her latest project in South Africa.  We will also be joined by a few friends from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio.  Let us show these girls how welcoming we are at St. Brigid of Kildare School!  If your Daisy or Brownie is interested in attending, please email Eileen Bower at ebower@cbjlawyers.com on or before October 15.

Kindergarten Collecting Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald
Each year the kindergartners at St. Brigid participate in a service learning project for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The tabs are recycled and exchanged for money to use at the RMHC. 

Please help us collect pop tabs and soup tabs at home. Have your child bring them into the kindergarten
Click above to view more photos from the day
SPiCE Family Fun Day - Thank You!

A big thank you to all the families that attended the SPiCE Pancake Breakfast and Family Fun Day.  It was a huge success with over 350 individuals supporting this wonderful event.  We had over 20 seventh and eighth grade students that volunteered their time and talents to help with the day. 


A special thank you to the parent volunteers who made the day run smoothly. We want to recognize our co-chairs Dawn Campagni and Jackie Walling that worked tirelessly to create an event that raised nearly $7,000 for our SPiCE program that helps children in our Elementary School and Religious Education Program. We also want to thank and recognize our sponsors for their commitment to the SPiCE Program.


Save the Date - SPiCE Wine Tasting March 7

The annual Corks for a Cause SPiCE wine tasting and silent auction will be held Saturday, March 7 in Hendricks Hall. 


New this year, we will be introducing a Ladies Boutique featuring items such as new women's jewelry, purses, clothing and accessories. To donate to the ladies boutique or to get involved, contact Marianne Uptegraph at uptegraph@aol.com

We will also be featuring the popular Wine Grab again this year. To donate wine or help with this feature, contact Pam Radtke at pamela.radtke@ymail.com


If you are interested in volunteering with the planning of the annual event, please contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com

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

Fire Safety Contest

Congratulations to Carly Henry, the first place winner, and Sophia Heise, the runner up in the Washington Township Fire Department's Fire Safety contest! 


Each year, the Washington Township Fire Department sponsors a contest in which all 3rd graders in any Dublin school can participate. Students draw a poster promoting the fire safety theme for the year in honor of National Fire Safety Month (October).

Firefighters from the Washington Township Fire Department came to school last week to notify the winners and award them their prizes. Winners also get to attend a ceremony at the fire house.

Girl Scouts Collecting Jackets for Jackets

The Dublin Girl Scouts will begin a seventh year of collecting gently used and new coats for "Jackets for Jackets," one of The Salvation Army's longest standing programs. Last year we collected over 350 coats! Let's see if we can double that number this year!


A box is available in the school cafeteria near the display case windows. The collection will run from October 1 through 31. 


Coats of any size are welcome!


If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Battin at bbattin30@yahoo.com

Make It a Date!

Schedule a Night Out to Focus on Your Marriage


Fr. Kavanagh will kick off a new series - Blessed is Marriage - as part of the parish's popular Make It a Date! program.

Saturday, October 18
6:15 p.m.
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center

Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. Then join Fr. Kavanagh as he offers a reflection on marriage and introduces a brief DVD presentation. Spouses then leave on their own date at a venue of their choice around 7:30 p.m. to privately discuss the evening's topic. This program applies the rich tradition of the Beatitudes to couples' efforts to build stronger, more holy marriages.

Registration is necessary! Please contact Christine Drab at christinedrab@sbcglobal.net or 761-0524 by Thursday, October 16. The event is free and open to all married or engaged couples. If you need babysitting recommendations, please indicate with your registration and we will try to match you up with a member of the parish's High School Youth Group. 

Sponsored by FamilyFirst and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation.

October Red & Gold

The October issue of Red & Gold, Bishop Watterson's newsletter, is available online by clicking at the link below.


Click here to read the October Red & Gold.

Miss Trapp Sings National Anthem at Columbus Crew Game

Congrats to our music teacher Miss Trapp on her performance of the National Anthem at the Columbus Crew game on September 20. Pictured below is Miss Trapp posing with some of her St. Brigid students afterward.

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