Wolfhound Wednesday
August 29, 2018

Our Dynamic Mission: Discovering and Sharing Our Strengths
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Aug 29
Curriculum Night
Grades 3-4 (6:30 pm)
Grades 7-8 (7:30 pm)

Thurs, Aug 30
Curriculum Night
Grade K (6:00 pm)
Grades 1-2 (6:30 pm)
Grades 5-6 (7:30 pm)

Mon, Sept 3
Labor Day - No School

Tues, Sept 4
Home & School Kick-off (7 pm)

Wed, Sept 5
Preschool Curriculum Night (6:30 pm)

Dear Parents,

Our first week of school was a great success!  The students had a great time meeting their new teachers, greeting old friends and getting back into the routine. We ended the week with Mass and enjoyed a popsicle treat sponsored by our Annual Fund.

I would like to take a minute to address some of the recent concern about the current humidity and heat wave and our air conditioning.  Our air conditioning is working, with the exception of two classrooms (who have made alternative plans to use other rooms as they can). The technician has been out several times and he has explained to me that the units just can't keep up with the excessive humidity and heat.  The classrooms yesterday afternoon were between 75 - 77 degrees. While this is not cool, and it is not how our classrooms typically feel, it is certainly within reason for a day with temperatures feeling like 98 degrees outside. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and will make alternative plans if the conditions warrant.  Remind your children to stay hydrated and send them with water bottles which they may use throughout the day. Also remind them that our water fountains all have a water bottle filler feature they may use to refill. Thank you for your understanding during these hot days. 

I look forward to seeing everyone at curriculum night - please check the calendar for the schedule for your children's grade levels. (Our school calendar is always available on our website here:  http://www.stbrigidofkildare.com/school-calendar/)

Kathy O'Reilly
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Breakfast À La Carte is Coming!

Beginning Tuesday, September 4th, we will offer a breakfast snack option to students in grades 1 - 8. Service will be available from 7:45 - 8:00 AM  through the cafeteria. Students will have the option of purchasing a max of 2 items to take to the classroom. They will be able to eat during homeroom period or save their item for a mid-morning snack. Items will include: fruit (grapes, apple slices, banana), cheese sticks, Bunny Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Fruity Cheerios.

Items may be added/deleted as time continues. Most items will carry a charge of $.50 with a few costing $.75. Students will pay via their lunch account. Please discuss the use of this new breakfast à la carte option with your child. We hope that it will be a helpful option when needed!
Home & School Kick Off Meeting

We would love for you to join us next  Tuesday, September 4th at 7 pm in Hendricks Hall as we start off the 2018-2019 school year!  Refreshments will be served.  Look forward to seeing you there!

PERC Dublin - Mental Health & Wellness Dinner
August 30

Join PERC (Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices) Dublin for an evening of parent learning, student activity and pizza!

August 30, 2018,  6:30 - 8:00 PM
Dublin City Schools, 1919 Building
144 West Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017

Parent Session
The presentation will be provided by mental health specialists from Syntero Counseling. Ample time for questions and discussion will be provided.
During the evening we will:
* Discuss mental health issues facing our students today
* Review the SOS curriculum used by the district
* Discuss potential signs of mental health issues
* Provide parent resources
Parents may attend individually, student participation is not required.

Student Session
Students will participate in a separate session where they will engage in a fun activity that promotes mental health wellness.
Students must be accompanied by an adult attending the parent session.
Dinner provided by Greater Dublin Realty Association donation.

Click here to register.
Support the Annual Fund
New this year - donate online

Instead of having our children and parents participate in fundraising projects that raise more for the companies sponsoring the sale than for our school, an Annual Fund donation by each family supports the efforts of Home & School at Saint Brigid of Kildare. Each dollar raised goes directly to school projects and improvement. Because of this, we will never ask you or your children to sell items door to door to raise money for our school. 

The Annual Fund supports the efforts of our Home & School, including welcome and tours, artists and authors in the school, class parties, class field trips, teacher appreciation, playground supplies, student organizations (ALSO programs), school musicals, new  family welcome, classroom wish lists and the teacher education fund, among others.

The general suggested request is $100 per student in order to meet the needs of the school programs the fund supports. However, any amount is appreciated.

New this year: Donate to the Annual Fund online
Your early contribution to the fund is appreciated as some school programs begin at the start of the school year. Click below to make your annual donation online.

Preschool  Wolfhound   Adventures
Wolfhound  Adventures are fun classes open to any preschool-aged child (3-5 years old). You do not have to be enrolled at St. Brigid Preschool to attend.  Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay for the activity.

Click here to learn more and register -- registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early!

September-October 2018 Schedule:
(all classes are from 1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Uniform Seamstress Available

Jenny Tyree, a grandmother of St. Brigid students, has graciously offered to help hem, lengthen or sew any school uniforms that might need some adjusting.

She can be contacted at  (937) 416-3414. 
Spirit Wear Store Open

Just in time for the new school year and fall sports, the St. Brigid Spirit Wear store is open!
Show your spirit at school events and sporting events with St. Brigid Spirit Wear.
The store will be open from  Sunday, August 19th through Tuesday, September 4th.
Check out our new items just added.
 Visit  http://2horseapparel.com/wolfhounds to place your order.
Please contact us with questions.
Theresa Vivona
Karen Huttsell
Cub Scout Pack Forming Now

St. Brigid Cub Scout Pack 117 is looking for boys who will be entering Kindergarten through 5th grades in the 2018-2019 school year. All boys in these age groups, whether a parishioner or student at St. Brigid are welcome to join.
The Scouting program teaches youth to be good citizens of their community, to be responsible to their families and reverent to God in a "Fun with a Purpose" atmosphere.

If you are interested in joining the nearly 60 boys currently in the Cub Scouting program at St. Brigid, contact Cubmaster Larry Kramer at  614-296-4655  or email him at  ljkramerjr@gmail.com.

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