Wolfhound Wednesday
September 27, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Sept 29
Last day to wear shorts

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

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

Thank you once again to our gracious families for raising over $10,000 for our friends at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Port Arthur, Texas. To the right is the thank you letter we received from them (click on it to enlarge).

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.

SPiCE Family Fun Day & Pancake Breakfast - This Weekend!
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.
Announcing St. Brigid's 2018 Spring Musical...

Auditions will take place in early December.  More details to come!

School performance:  Weds, March 14th - 1:00 p.m.
Evening performance:  Thurs, March 15th - 7:00 p.m.
Evening performance:  Fri, March 16th - 7:00 p.m.

For more information on the show, please visit http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-peter-pan-jr

For questions contact:
Crystal Bensonhaver ms.bensonhaver@stbrigid-school.org
Mar Frommeyer mariafrommeyer@yahoo.com

Student Flu Shots Oct 6

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.

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.

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. 

Keep the Conversation Going

Crucial Conversations 2.0
Thank you to all who attended the Crucial Conversations 2.0 event last Wednesday!

If you did not get the chance to attend, you can find the handouts from the speakers available here.

Upcoming Local Speaker Events:

October 2, 7 PM
  • Francey Hakes to present: The Virtues of Vigilance: How to Protect Your Children Inside Their Circle of Trust
  • Learn more here
October 18, 7 PM
  • Moving Beyond 13 Reasons Why: Sharing Messages of Hope and Healing around Suicide
  • Learn more here

Start the school year off on the right foot by signing up for Scrip!

Reduce the cost of next year's tuition by participating in the Scrip program.
Through Scrip, families purchase gift cards from nearly 400 retailers and receive a rebate that is later credited to their tuition. What makes St. Brigid's program special is that 100 percent of the rebate or discount is credited to each participating family's individual St. Brigid tuition account.
By partnering with the Great Lakes Scrip Company, St. Brigid receives the gift cards at a discount ranging from nearly 2 percent to as much as 30 percent, based on the retailer. St. Brigid families pay face value for the cards and the difference is applied to next year's tuition.
Scrip Now! and reloadable gift cards make it even easier for families to add up the savings. Scrip Now! are electronic gift cards that can be ordered online anytime of the day or night. They are sent to your e-mail account and can be printed out and taken to the store or used online.

There also are more than 50 Reload Now cards that add funds in minutes and Reload cards that add funds overnight to cards previously purchased in the program. Once one of these cards has been ordered through the Scrip program, additional money can be added from your computer or smart phone.
Our next order deadline for the regular (non-electronic) gift cards is Monday, Oct 2 at midnight.
For more information on how you can take advantage of Scrip, please read the information sheet and print out the 2017-18 calendar, or contact Scrip co-chairs Susan Moreland at (614) 399-3267 and  srfcmoreland@gmail.com , or Christine Drab at (614) 256-9065 and  christinedrab@sbcglobal.net

Make It a Date: Oct 21
Enjoy a night out to strengthen your marriage! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. 
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center 
Registration Is Necessary 

Please RSVP to Karen Huttsell at karen.huttsell@siemens.com or 614-602-7724 by October 19th. 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid's 14th Make It A Date! Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples.

The St. Brigid Scholastic Book Fair is coming  soon !

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.

Diocesan Annual Marian Dinner
October 11, 6 PM

The annual Marian Dinner will be held October 11 at 6 PM at the Bryce Eck Center at St. Andrew Church (3880 Reed Rd, Columbus, OH). 

Enjoy an evening of prayer, friendship, learning and discerning about vocations for women. 

Call 614-224-2251 for more info or to register.
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