Wolfhound Wednesday
December 12, 2018

Positive Perspectives sticky note project: a display of our students' strengths
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Dec 12
Interims Posted

Thurs, Dec 13
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 4)

Fri, Dec 21
Advent Prayer Service (12:45 pm)
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Dec 24 - Jan 4
No School - Christmas Break

Mon, Jan 7
Back to School

Dear Parents,

Click here for the article shared on Today Parents' Facebook page.
NBC's Today Parenting Team just shared an article written by children's author and school counselor Julia Cook, who recently visited with our children. The article describes what children today need most, and features a photo of our children from her recent visit to our school.   Click here to read the article.

Last week we celebrated the first week of Advent with our beautiful Lessons and Carols concert and the Watterson area band concert. Thank you to our 5th - 8th grade band and choir students for sharing their gifts of musical talent with our community.  

Next week on Friday, December 21st we will end the day with a prayer service in the gym at 12:45 pm followed by early release at 1:30 pm.  Please join us as your schedule allows.

Thank you to 5th-8th grade families for participating in the Positive Perspectives sticky note project.  In our Think Tank we have a remarkable display of the positive strengths of our students! (The photo is in the header above).

Terra Nova results for students in grades 3-8 will be sent home in this week's Friday Folders.

May the blessings of Advent be yours,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
SCHOOL NEWS
Photo Newsletters: 5th, 6th Grades

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Prospective Families Open House
Sunday, January 13, 3-5 PM

Please consider inviting co-workers, neighbors and friends to join our St. Brigid School community and take advantage of our  Share the Good News  referral program (where  current families receive a $500 tuition discount  for each new family you refer!  Click here for details ).

New family registration for the 2019-2020 school will be January 7, 2019 - January 20, 2019.

Click here for more information on how new families apply.
Author Visit Sponsored by the Annual Fund

Did you know... the Annual Fund supports the Artists in the Schools Program  where several artists and authors will visit the school during the year. This includes Julia Cook, award winning children's author who visited in November. 

This is just another example of your Annual Fund dollars at work.  Please consider supporting the Annual Fund. 

Box Tops Contest

We are running a Box Tops contest now through February 15th. Our goal is to collect 6,000 box tops, and if we do there will be a dress down day awarded in March!  The grade with the most turned in will also win a separate reward!

To Do: Send Box Tops collected to your homeroom teacher. **SAVE Box Tops with expiration date and acronym intact.** 

Please contact Kerry Sullivan (jacquefarms@aol.com) or Beth Mooney (brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com) with any questions. Thanks!
Semester Exam Schedule
Grades 7-8

Semester exams for grades 7 and 8 will take place between December 18 and January 15.

Have you contributed to Gifts of Gratitude?

  There is still time to participate in the Gifts of Gratitude program for our wonderful school teachers and staff. We are hoping to receive all contributions by Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation!
Beth Mooney (brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com) and Jen Lynch (lynchjen@hotmail.com). 

PARISH NEWS
SPICE Corks for a Cause
March 2, 2019

Corks for Cause wine tasting and silent auction is the parish's biggest event. All  proceeds benefit SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education). SPICE supports  the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. We
believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own
unique spiritual and educational needs.

The event is planned by a committee. Being on the committee is a great way to get involved in the parish and meet new people. We will be holding the first committee meeting on Thursday, December 13th after 9:00 school Mass (about 9:45 am) in Hendricks Hall. Being a part of this event is a fun and fulfilling experience. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Moore in the parish office at 614-761-3734 or at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com.

Sign up to be on the committee email list
Click here to give us your name and email if you would like to be notified of committee meetings and Corks for a Cause volunteer sign up opportunities.
PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS
Kids are Hurting Kids

Nurses and doctors are seeing a disturbing trend.
A member of the Protect Young Eyes team lives near the hospital that reported these findings, linking porn and abuse.  We felt it was important for you to receive this information as soon as possible.  

529 Savings Plans = Tax Relief for Catholic Education

The federal expansion of 529 savings accounts has given parents in many states tax relief for their children's K-12 private school expenses.

Click here to read a recent article about parental choice in Catholic education, and the tax savings available.
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