Wolfhound Wednesday
April 3, 2019

The eighth graders enjoyed the annual get together with the parish's 55+ Club. They ate lunch together and played board games before seeing the school musical.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Apr 3
Confirmation Rehearsal (7 pm)

Fri, Apr 5
Confirmation (6 pm)

Tues, Apr 9
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Wed, Apr 10
Report Cards Posted

Thurs, Apr 11
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 1)
Home & School Meeting (10 am)

Mon, Apr 15
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Wed, Apr 17
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fun and relaxing Spring break week with your families!

This is an important week for our 8th graders.  On Friday, April 5th Bishop Brennan will be visiting our parish for the first time to confirm our 152 parish children. Please pray for our parish confirmandi as they take the next formal step in their faith formation.

Lenten Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades, Specials
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Why Sleep for Wellness?

Sleep is a crucial element of overall wellness. It is especially important for a growing child. For this week and next, our Wellness Wednesday entry will focus on sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice. As a parent, you will find many resources with the following link:

The following videos will be used with students this week to help them understand the importance of sleep:

Kindergarten: Why Do We Need Sleep? (1:48)

Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4: Why Do We Sleep?  (3:33)

Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8: Why Do We Need Sleep? (4:17)

Our plan is to raise awareness for the students this week, and then to give them some suggestions to improve sleep next week. Stay tuned!

Student Competes in Chess Tournament

Congratulations to Saint Brigid of Kildare third grade student Jon Cole, who competed in the 2019 Queen City Classic Chess Tournament this March at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. 

Jon was invited to compete in this tournament after placing third in a Columbus Chess tournament in February. Over 600 players from 8 midwest states participated in the Cincinnati tournament. Jon played in the third grade section, where he competed in five rounds, winning four out of the five rounds! Congrats Jon!
New Wolfhound Wednesday Email Address

In order ensure our Wolfhound Wednesday newsletter is consistently delivered to your inbox (and not spam folder), we have created a new St. Brigid organizational email address that the Wolfhound Wednesday will begin coming from starting next Wednesday, April 10.

The Wolfhound Wednesday will be sent from  news@stbrigidofkildare.org . To ensure successful delivery of this and other important emails, please add "news@stbrigidofkildare.org" to your email contacts or Address Book. Here are instructions for how to do this for each email provider.

Also please be sure to check your spam folder if you begin to not receive the Wolfhound Wednesday (sent every Wednesday at 10 a.m.) -- if it is there, move it to your inbox and/or mark it as not spam, which will help ensure successful delivery to your inbox in the future.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Allie Wing at  mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org  or (614) 718-5825.

Final Exam Schedule
May 2019,  Grades 7-8

Tuesday, May 21, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Math (8)
Social Studies (7)

Wednesday, May 22, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Religion (8) 
Religion (7)

Thursday, May 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Science (8)
ELA  (7)

Friday, May 24, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Social Studies (8)
Spanish (7)

Tuesday, May 28, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Spanish (8)
Science (7)

Wednesday, May 29, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
ELA (8)
Math (7)
Upcoming SchoolBelles Sale
School Advisory Committee (SAC) Applications Due Today

Take an active part in making our already amazing school even better. Apply for a position (3-year term) on St. Brigid's School Advisory Committee (SAC). The purpose of the School Advisory Committee is to provide the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and the principal of Saint Brigid of Kildare School with advice and to make recommendations regarding issues affecting the school.

The mission of the School Advisory Committee is to promote and support a distinctive religious learning environment that provides for the propagation of the Catholic faith and values, fosters academic excellence, and develops fully the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional capabilities unique to each student. SAC meets once a month during the school months on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. Prior to applying, please consider if you can commit to this time commitment for a three-year period.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and they can be submitted via the link below. Please contact Ann Sage (annosage@gmail.com) with any questions.

Click here to complete the online SAC application.
New Email & Text Scam in Diocese

During the past few months there were a series of phony e-mails being sent to unsuspecting persons (clergy, teachers, parishioners, others) from alleged priests of the Dioceses - including a phony one from Bishop Campbell - requesting funds to purchase iTune and other gift cards for alleged charitable and pastoral reasons.
Now there is a new scam - using text messages to convey similar requests.
If you receive any kind of communication/solicitation please contact the individual directly to verify the authenticity of the solicitation or, at least to notify the person that a scam is underway using their identity.

Protecting God's Children
April 11

St. Brigid of Kildare will be offering a Protecting God's Children session on Thursday, April 11th at 10:00 am in the Carr Nursery of Hendrick's Hall. 

Registration is required at  www.virtus.org.

Please contact Stacey Nerone at  snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org  for any questions. A complete description of requirements for volunteering with children, including how to complete the criminal background check, volunteer application and code of conduct can be found on the parish website at  www.stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment   
Important Message from the Saint Brigid Athletic Association!

The Athletic Board is pleased to announce a fundamental change in how our board is structured. All positions are now up for re-election each year.  We encourage all parish members to apply regardless of children in the program and/or previous service on the board. All current board members wanting to continue service should apply as well. 

This is your chance to get involved! If you have any interest in helping out with the athletic board, this is the time. You can see a list of current board positions on  www.gowolfhounds.com.

If you would like more information about any of our board positions and/or to express interest, simply contact  info@gowolfhounds.com. The time commitment depends on the position, but for most positions is far less than you might expect - and you get to be involved with all our sports programs and initiatives.

While all positions are available, in particular we are actively looking for a new Athletic Director as our current AD will be moving on at the end of this school year. Just contact us for more information!
BWHS Performing & Visual Arts Hall of Fame
Join them this Saturday to see St. Brigid's Mar Frommeyer get inducted!

PERC Presents:  Respect, Boundaries, and Consent
Navigating these Teachable Moments with our Children

Wednesday, April 10 at the Dublin Rec Center
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday 

If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at awing@cdeducation.org
To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.