Wolfhound Wednesday
September 3, 2014
In This Issue
Dear Parents,

This evening will be our parent information meeting regarding the ALICE protocol for school safety drills and a short explanation of the new SchoolSpeak system.  The meeting will take place in the gym from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  It is important that NO CHILDREN (infants, toddlers or school-age children) attend this event or are even waiting in the hallways.  The videos and material presented is for ADULT ears only.  Following the formal presentations, our technology and communications team will be available to answer questions and help families with making updates on SchoolSpeak


Traditional curriculum night is being suspended this year due to tonight's meeting and the early Student-Led conference dates.  Information that is usually shared on curriculum night can be found on our website.  Please refer to the news story below with the links to the grade level curriculum packets and videos. 


I look forward to seeing everyone this evening. 


Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:

Wed, Sept 3
Parent Meeting: ALICE Training and SchoolSpeak Questions (6:30 pm)
Mon, Sept 8
SPiCE Mtg (7 pm)
MyScrip Order/Payment Date 
Wed, Sept 10
Home & School Kick-Off Meeting (6:30 pm)
Sun, Sept 14
MyScrip Delivery Date
Mon, Sept 15
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)
Thurs, Sept 18
Early Release (1:30 pm)
Mon, Sept 22
MyScrip Order/Payment Date 
Wed, Sept 24
Student Led Conferences (6:30 pm)
Thurs, Sept 25
Student-Led Conferences (6:30 pm)
Sun, Sept 28

MyScrip Delivery Date

Curriculum Packets & Videos Posted Online
Each teacher and grade level has completed a detailed curriculum packet and a short video overview of their classroom. The links for each packet and video are listed below. These may also be found under each grade level page (linked at the bottom of the home page of the website). Homework links are also updated on each grade level page. As a reminder, there is no formal curriculum night meeting this year.

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Children will receive Picture Day envelopes this Friday in their Friday folders (or the next time they are in school for preschool). 


Please complete them and have your child bring them to school with them on Picture Day, which is Friday, September 12 for preschool - 8th grade, and Thursday, September 11 for preschoolers who are not in school on Fridays.

Latchkey Program Assistants Needed   

St. Brigid of Kildare School is looking for program assistants for the 2014-2015 After School Child Care Program. Hours are 2:00-6:00 pm, Monday through Friday beginning mid-September. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have the enthusiasm, as well as the desire, to work with school-aged children. A current BCI/FBI background check and proof of attendance for Protecting God's Children seminar will be required.  Those interested should contact Karol Halm, Director of After School Child Care, at: khalm@cdeducation.org or 718-5833. 

Click here to view the flyer & to sign up (scroll to page 2 of the flyer)
SPiCE Pancake Breakfast & Family Fun Day - September 20

Join the St. Brigid family at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20 at Brigid's Green for an "all you can eat" pancake and sausage breakfast. The event will also feature fun field games for children of all ages. The cost is $25 per family.

roceeds benefit the St. Brigid SPiCE Program (Special People in Catholic Education), which supports the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPiCE assists our parish as it works to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. SPiCE was founded for the purpose of providing financial support and commitment to the belief that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.


If you would like to sponsor to donate to the event, the deadline is this Friday, September 5. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. View the sponsor flyer here.


Questions? Please contact event co-chairs Dawn Campagni at 560-0300 or dawncamp@hotmail.com and Jackie Walling at 769-3278 or jnwalling@columbus.rr.com.

New Spiritwear Items Added - Place Orders Now

There are many new St. Brigid Spirit Wear items available! To place an order for Spirit Wear, choose from the options at this link: http://stbrigidofkildare.com/get-involved/parent-programs/wolfhound-spirit-store

 Print and complete the order form, found here.


Order forms are due to the school office by Friday, September 5. Payment is due at time of pickup. You'll be notified when the orders are in and when pickup will be (they take roughly 4 weeks).


If you'd like to try on any of the items or see them in person, bring the order form with you to Premier Sports & Spirit, located at 525 Village Park Drive, Powell, OH 43065.

 If you have any questions, contact Stephenie Orsini (stephenieorsini@gmail.com) or Kara Tinkler (etinkler@columbus.rr.com).

Barn Bash is October 11
Mark your calendar for October 11th! Join families from St. Brigid for games, face painting, a hay maze, a petting barn, a DJ and dancing, pizza, tacos, snacks and much more!

Cost is $10 per person.

To view the flyer and sign up, click here.
Family First Begins Sept 16

Mark your Calendar: the next session of Family First begins September 16, 2014.  Open to all St. Brigid moms, the sessions focus on discussion of motherhood and parenting material (book or DVD series) from a Catholic perspective.  For our fall session, we are offering Momnipotent: The not-so-perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood by Danielle Bean for our "motherhood track" on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, beginning September 16, and Raising a Moral Child: How Faith Shapes Behavior by Jeanne Hunt for our "parenting track" on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, beginning September 23.


Sessions are 9:30-11:00 in the parish center and led by Youth and Young Adult Minister Pam Heil.  Join us for either or both sessions.  Contact Cheryl Hohlfelder hohleinone@gmail.com  or Gretchen O'Reilly gsoreilly@yahoo.com or stop by the Family First Booth during Ministry Weekend for more information or to order materials.


To view the flyer, click here.

Service Hour Opportunities

All 7th and 8th grade students need a total of 25 service hours prior to Confirmation in 8th grade.  There are many wonderful ways they can gain hours while helping out at St. Brigid of Kildare.  Below are several opportunities. If your child is interested please let Sarah Moore know by contacting her at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com or 761-3734 so she can plan for the volunteers.  Students can do as many or as few hours as fit into their schedules.


Saturday, September 13, 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.:

Ministry Weekend food and drink service


Sunday, September 14, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:

Ministry Weekend, serving doughnuts, juice, set up/ clean up, helping with crafts


Saturday, September 20, 8:20 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:

SPICE Pancake Breakfast, set-up/clean-up, serving food, supervising games, doing crafts

Altar Server Training

The altar server training dates are set for this year.  They are as follows:


1.      September 28, 2014 in the church (evening, time TBD)

2.      February 8, 2015 in the church (evening, time TBD)


We are looking for many new alter servers this year, so please consider this fulfilling ministry. 


Questions may be directed to Matt Vulanich at stbrigidserver@gmail.com.

BWHS Feeder School Night

Bishop Watterson High School will be holding a Feeder School Night this Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. 

Admission for feeder school students is $3. 


To view the flyer, click here.

Basketball Sign Ups Now Live

All children in 4th through 8th grade enrolled at St. Brigid of Kildare School or St. Brigid Religious Education are eligible to play for St. Brigid in the Diocesan league.  


Please go to the gowolfhounds.org website to register.


Fees for basketball are $150 per student ($300 max per family for basketball), which includes a practice jersey. Practices begin in early November and games begin in December. The season ends in late February.


The deadline is October 17th, 2014. All fees and applications must be received by this date.  Late applications may be placed on a waiting list.


All 4th grade parents will also need to take Parent Like a Champion, a 1-2 hour course required by the Diocese of Columbus. More information on upcoming dates will be available soon. 


Coaches are needed for all grade levels.  All coaches and assistant coaches must have taken Protecting God's Children (PGC) training and be fingerprinted, as well as have taken the Play Like a Champion course.  If you need PGC training, please check www.virtus.org for a local session or check the bulletin for more information.


Please contact Jim Dixon, girls basketball commissioner at jdixon@valpakusa.com or 561-8923 or Scott Laufenberg, boys basketball commissioner smlaufenberg@gmail.com or 582-5715 if you have any questions. 

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