Wolfhound Wednesday
April 24, 2019

Third graders enjoying Science class outside!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, May 8
Interims Posted
First Communion (4:30 pm)

Thurs, May 9
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade K)

Sat, May 11
First Communion (10 am)

Mon, May 13
All School Rosary (2 pm)

Wed, May 15
Home & School Meeting (12 pm)

Thurs, May 16
Super Games
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a blessed and joyous Easter with your families!

I would like to invite you to attend our Spring Crucial Conversations event which will take place next week on April 30th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Social Hall.  We are partnering with St. Joan of Arc parish to offer this important session to raise awareness about the dangers of both prescription and street opiates. Dr. Ryan Squier, an emergency physician, will be our speaker for the evening.  More details and the RSVP can be found in the article below.

Easter blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
SCHOOL NEWS
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.
 
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STEM Take Apart Event for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders!

When: Sunday April 28th
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Where: St. Brigid STREAM Lab
Cost: FREE!
Description: Students will be using tools to take apart old technology and explore how things work! Members of the St.Charles Robotics Team will be there to share their tech knowledge!

**We are accepting old tech donations from the school community for this event... old lap tops, stereos, etc. are all welcome!

Click here to complete the permission slip to attend.

Questions? mrs.desocio@stbrigid-school.org
National Latin Exam 2019:
Alum Scores Perfect Score

Bishop Watterson's Latin students performed extremely well on the National Latin Exam, with 75 percent earning awards. Among the gold medal winners, freshmen and St. Brigid alum Evie Owens earned perfect a paper.

Congratulations!

Click here to see the complete list, including many St. Brigid alumni, who earned awards.

Contribute Online to Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide monetary gifts to teachers and staff members at Christmas and the end of year to thank them for all they do for our children.

Why participate?
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child's life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid. Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use - whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family's expenses.

What if I already participated at Christmas? 
If your family donated to the Gifts of Gratitude program at Christmas time, no need to donate again! We only ask for each family to donate once each year.

Oops...I can't remember, did I already contribute this year? 
If you are unsure if you already contributed for this year, just email 
Stacy Austin ( stacyandrob2001@yahoo.com) , Amy Creekmur ( amycreekmur@gmail.com)  or Laura Farnham ( lfarnham@erpartners.net)  and they will let you know.

How much do I give? 
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child; however, any amount is graciously accepted!

What's the deadline?
Please contribute by May 10, 2019 for the year-end gifts.


Questions? 
Contact Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs Stacy Austin (
stacyandrob2001@yahoo.com) , Amy Creekmur ( amycreekmur@gmail.com)  or Laura Farnham ( lfarnham@erpartners.net)

PARISH NEWS
Protecting God's Children
May 28

St. Brigid of Kildare will be offering a Protecting God's Children session on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 am in the Carr Nursery of Hendrick's Hall. 

Registration is required at  www.virtus.org  .
Parish Volunteer Opportunity: Parish Clean Up Day
April 27

Please bring your work gloves, shovels, gardening hand tools and your best friend and join us on Saturday, April 27 for our parish clean up day!  We will be cleaning out garden beds and removing overgrown bushes and grasses.  We plan to work from 9:00-noon and will meet in Hendricks Hall to assign teams. Let us know you are able to come by signing up below. Many hands make light work!
 
Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Click here to sign up.
Guide to Parish Life Survey

We are working on redesigning the Guide to Parish Life and wanted to get your input on how you use it and access this information.

If you could take a minute to answer this 4-question survey we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you for your time!

VBS Registration Deadline Approaching
Register by May 3

Get ready for a Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer! Join us as we travel the globe and learn why we pray, where we pray and how to make your prayer life take flight!

When: June 17-21, 2019, 9 am - noon
Where: St. Brigid of Kildare School
Who: Children 3 years old and potty trained by June 17, 2019 through those entering grade 6 (2019-20 school year)*
Cost: $40/per child (includes VBS T-Shirt, Music CD and all supplies used throughout the week)

Click here to register and learn more!

VBS is looking for adult volunteers! Look for the volunteer registration form at the link above.
8th Grade Welcome to High School Youth Ministry! 
Sunday, May 5 from 12:15 PM -2 PM

All current 8th grade students & family members are invited to the High School Youth Ministry 8th Grade Welcome gathering in Hendricks Hall after the 12:15 PM Mass on Sunday, May 5! Join us for refreshments, to meet members of the ministry team, to learn about ways to continue to learn and serve, build friendships, and experience new adventures!

Opportunities include a mission trip, the National Catholic Youth Conference, a summer book group, weekly faith formation, social events, concerts, and more! No need to RSVP. 8th graders and family members, just show up in Hendricks Hall after the 12:15 PM Mass on May 5, 2019. Our ministry team can't wait to meet you.

Laura Ginikos | Director of Youth Ministry | lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org | 614-718-5832
PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS
St. Charles Presents Spelling Bee

The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to present its spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee  will be shown on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 2-4 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 PM in the St. Charles Campus Theatre (2010 East Broad Street). Adult Tickets are $10 each and student tickets are $5 each. 

Ticket reservations can be placed through Drew Curtin at  dkcurtin@outlook.com  or the St. Charles office at (614)252-6714 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday-Friday. 

April is Autism Awareness Month
Embrace. Welcome. Participate.

Click here to view a PDF created by the Diocese of Columbus on April Autism Awareness. This PDF includes a prayer for inclusion, reflection questions, resources and more information available through the Diocese of Columbus.

Crucial Conversations: Fighting Opiate Abuse
Tuesday, April 30 at St. Joan of Arc

6:15 p.m. Mass in Church
7-8:30 p.m. Presentation
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Social Hall
10700 Liberty Road S, Powell, OH 43065

Created and developed by Ohio emergency physician Dr. Ryan Squier, NIX Opiates is dedicated to fighting the opioid and heroin crisis. Dr. Squier will be our speaker for the evening talking candidly about the dangers of both prescription and street opioids and how easily and quickly a person can become addicted, as well as presenting ideas to keep our kids and community safe.

Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday 

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