Wolfhound Wednesday
September 20, 2017
Prayer cards and thoughtful notes made by our students for their friends in Texas
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Sept 20
Crucial Conversations 2.0
(6:30 pm)

Thurs, Sept 21
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Sept 23-24
Ministry Weekend
(after all Masses)

Sept 30
SPiCE Pancake Breakfast
(9:30 - 12:30)

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

Wed, Oct 11
Student Led Conferences (5-7 pm) Grades K, 1, 2, 5 & 6
Dear Parents,

Today we are mailing our final donation check, gifts cards, and colorful prayers to St. Catherine School in Port Arthur, Texas.  Our total donation is an AMAZING $10,137!  St. Catherine School has re-opened this week with a Mass of Thanksgiving and with 2 classrooms and several makeshift learning areas.   They have been able to provide free lunch to students and replace damaged school supplies due to the donations of so many Catholic school children whom they are now calling their Harvey Heroes.  Thank you 10,000 times over to all of the Harvey Heroes at St. Brigid of Kildare for your prayer support and donations for our friends in Texas.

The 2017-18 Family Directory will soon be ready.  Notification and directions for access will be sent out in a separate email to all parents by next Wednesday.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at 6:30 pm tonight at Crucial Conversations 2.0.

Kathy O'Reilly

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Crucial Conversations 2.0 is TONIGHT

Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences will be held on Thursday, October 5 for grades 3, 4, 7 & 8, and on Wednesday, October 11 for grades K, 1, 2, 5 & 6. If you have not yet, please use the links below to sign up for your slot.

ALSO Program Sign Ups

ALSO (After-school Learning and Service Opportunities) programs help to supplement the rich curriculum at our school and allow children to explore the various interests they may have.

When your child is considering programs to sign up for, please help him or her to take a realistic look at his or her current extracurricular schedule. Will an ALSO program enrich him or her, or is he or she already committed to other activities? For those interested in participating, sign-ups will be held in classrooms on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd. Flyers and permission slips including starting dates will be sent home the following week.

Additional Program Offering: SPiCE Get Moving
Get Moving will be a condensed version of our summer SPiCE Get Moving program. A variety of activities that include an hour of movement will be available for kids with all ability levels. On October 4th , November 8th and November 29th we will stay at St. Brigid and "get moving" from 3 - 4 p.m. On October 25th , December 6th and December 13th we will be taking field trips and "get moving" at a variety of other places from 3 -5:15 p.m. On field trip days, parents will be responsible for picking up their child at Saint Brigid at 5:15 . Parents can sign up their 1st thru 4th graders on Sign Up Genius per session. Parents will be contacted about any waivers or permission slips that need to be signed in order to participate. The sign up link will be available next week.
School Garden News

We had a great summer in the garden and still have much to do!  We have tomatoes, peppers, herbs and flowers in bloom now. Most are ready to be picked by any interested families... just stop by the garden whenever you are at school. The ALSO Garden Club (grades 4 - 6) will be starting again soon (details are in the program above).

Please remember the garden if you have spare baskets, mason jars, orphan plants or anything we can use, we are happy to take it! You can just drop it off in the garden. Any adults interested in volunteering with the Garden this fall, please leave your contact information for "Papa" Jack Rekstis via the school office.

Walk & Coffee Get Together

The Home and School Social Committee would like to invite you to a walk and coffee get together on Tuesday, September 25th at 8:30 am.

We will meet at Hendricks Hall for a short walk followed by coffee and conversations. Strollers are welcome! This is a great way to meet other families in our St. Brigid school community.

Please RSVP to 
jenniferglatz1@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!
Children's Liturgy of the Word Volunteers Needed
Children's Liturgy of the Word needs additional catechists and shepherds during the  9 am and 10:45 am Masses. 

Please contact Katie Sachs at  mrs.sachs@stbrigid-school.org if you would like to volunteer for this important children's ministry.
The St. Brigid Scholastic Book Fair is coming  in 2 weeks !

There will be a wide variety of books for preschoolers all the way up through middle-schoolers! All major credit accepted, as well as cash or check.

October 2017 Book Fair Hours
Sunday October 1st 10:00am - 1:30pm * Stop in after Mass*
Monday October 2nd 8:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday October 3rd 8:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday October 4th 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday October 5th 8:00 - 3:30pm
Friday October 6th 8:00 - 11:30am *Early Close*

We will need many volunteers to help with the Book Fair! 
Please sign-up at the link below

Thanks so much for supporting the St.Brigid Library!

School Rewards Programs
Box Tops for Education
Please continue to cut out and collect those Box Tops!!! St. Brigid earns cash through the Box Tops for Education program. EACH Box Top is worth 10 cents! See www.boxtops4education.com for program details.

** SAVE Box Tops with expiration date and acronym intact.**
Click HERE to see a complete list of participating products.

Labels for Education
Please send in any UPCs with the Labels for Education logo that you have collected. This program is being discontinued however we are able
to collect and submit all UPCs with the Label for Education logo until January 2, 2018. Please
send with your child in an envelope marked "Home & School - Labels for Education" or place in receptacle located in the cafeteria near garden

Kroger Community Rewards
Register your Kroger Plus card to St. Brigid School to earn money for the school. These need to be re-enrolled every year.
Click here for details.

Giant Eagle Apples
Register your Giant Eagle card to St. Brigid School to earn money for the school. 
Click here for details.

Please contact Kerry Sullivan (jacquefarms@aol.com) or Beth Mooney
(brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com) with any School Rewards program questions. Thanks!
Girls and parents needed for Kindergarten and 4th grade troops

If you are interested in being a troop leader or your daughter would like to join Girl Scouts please contact Kara Tinkler at  etinkler@columbus.rr.com.

Birthday  Book Club (K-8)

If you would like for your child to participate in the  Birthday  Book Program please print out the form at this link and return to the school library! Please note this is for grades K-8.

Questions? Contact  mrs.desocio@stbrigid-school.org

Does someone call you "Mom"?

Consider joining one of the best-kept secrets at St. Brigid of Kildare! Family First's Mom to Mom is a vibrant, women's faith sharing group, comprised of moms who range from "rookie" to "highly experienced" in their parenting journey. Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m in Hendricks Hall. 

To learn more, join us September 19th for fellowship, light refreshments, to meet our core team, and to find out what we have planned for this year, or check us out during Ministry weekend. Little ones always welcome. 

For more information, please see this flyer or contact Melanie Pizzino at mjpizzino@gmail.com or Gretchen O'Reilly at gsoreilly@yahoo.com.
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

Someone I Love is Aging
September 27, 7 PM in St. Brigid Gym

Join us for a panel discussion about key resources available for  older  adults and concerned family members. We'll discuss resources such as Saint Brigid of Kildare's new  Older  Adults Program, as well as resources available from Syntero, the Franklin County Office on Aging/Senior Options Program, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, SourcePoint, Washington Township, the City of Dublin and more.

Who should attend?
Older  Adults 60+ years  old (or 50-59 years  old with a disability)
* Caregivers of  older  adults looking for resources to help care for their loved ones

Wednesday, September 27
St. Brigid School Gymnasium
6:45 pm: Check in and refreshments
7-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A

How to register:
Call  614-889-5722 ext. 993 by  September 25
For additional information, please call Stephanie Jursek, Syntero  Older  Adults Program, at  614-301-5645.

SPiCE Family Fun Day & Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 30, 9:30-12:30 PM, Brigid's Green

Join us as we flip for SPiCE! The SPiCE Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast
is for all parish families with proceeds benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare Special
People in Catholic Education. Stop by for a pancake and sausage breakfast ($35 per family or $10 individual), games, crafts, snacks and fun for the whole family.

Download the registration form here.
SBAA Registrations Open

SBAA has opened registration for SEVERAL offerings, w
hich are listed below. All of these offerings are open to children of registered St. Brigid parishioners, St. Brigid religious education students, and/or St. Brigid School students.

Football - L'il Hounds Skills Clinics
  • When: Saturday mornings, 9 to 10 a.m., Oct. 7 thru Oct. 28
    Who: 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys
  • Where: Brigid's Green Football Complex
  • How much: $ 50, includes a program t-shirt and football for each player
  • Contact: Tim Long at football@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
  • How much: $ 75, includes a program t-shirt and a basketball for each player
  • Contact: Jerry Geswein at girlsbasketball@gowolfhounds.com

Basketball - Diocesan

  • When: Practices start in November, Season lasts thru February
  • Who: 4th thru 8th Grade Boys & Girls
  • How much: $ 150
  • Boys Contact: Bill Baumel at boysbasketball@gowolfhounds.com
  • Girls 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/




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