Wolfhound Wednesday
December 13, 2017

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Upcoming Events:

Wed, Dec 13
ALICE Training
 (7:00 pm Hendricks Hall)

Thur, Dec 14
4th Grade Bring a Disciple to Mass (9:00 am)
Lessons and Carols (7:00 pm)

Wed, Dec 20
Advent Prayer Service (12:45)
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Thur, Dec 21 - Jan 7
Christmas Break

Mon, Jan 8
Back to School!

December 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to see so many of you last week at the Advent Taize prayer service.  It was a peaceful and prayerful way to spend time reflecting on the season of Advent in spite of the busyness of this time of year.  We will have another opportunity to experience Taize prayer during Lent.  I will announce the date when it is confirmed so that you are able to save the date.

There are several more opportunities for prayer during this last 2 weeks of Advent.  This coming Thursday evening at 7:00 pm our traditional evening of Lessons and Carols will be performed by our 5th - 8th grade students. Next week on Wednesday, December 20th 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 for either event as your schedule allows.

Last Sunday we had our prospective families open house and opened new registrations for the 2018-19 school year.  The timing is new this year in order to better meet the registration needs of incoming families.  Current families will re-register beginning January 29th.  See more details in the story below.

Advent Blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

P.S.  As a Christmas treat for our students they may dress down on Tuesday, December 19th.
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Photo Newsletters: 5th and 6th Grade 

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to. 

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

Tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year have been announced. Please visit our tuition
webpage to view the updated rates: Click Here

And to learn more about our school's financial structure, view our guide here

Current family re-registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place January 29 - February 6, 2018. You will receive an email with instructions to re-register on January 29.
Active Shooter Response (ALICE) Training
Wednesday, December 13

In light of the recent tragedies at the churches in Texas and Tennessee,  Officer Bruce McKenna from the Dublin Police Department has been asked to offer Active Shooter Response (ALiCE) training at St Brigid on December 13th in Hendricks Hall from 7 - 8 pm.  This is a condensed, one-hour  informational presentation.  Your participation in this training will help to ensure a safer environment for all our parishioners including the youth in our athletic programs.  School parents are also invited to attend this training. This is the condensed version of the same training that is used by the school staff to train the children for school safety drills.  

RSVP is required to Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator at  snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org

For more information including preparedness tips and links to additional resources, please visit:  http://dublinohiousa.gov/dublin-police/active-shooter-situations/
Join Us for Lessons and Carols
Thursday, December 14

Please join us for our annual Lessons and Carols performance on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 pm in the St. Brigid gym. Our fifth through eighth grade music and bell choir students will be performing.

A couple of reminders for parents who have students performing Thursday evening: 


Students should plan to arrive by 6:30 pm and report to Enke Hall. (The school doors will be open at 6:15 pm.) Please remind students that they are responsible for bringing their music folders with them. 


All students are to wear black pants, white shirts, and black shoes for the performance. Girls are allowed to wear black skirts as long as they are an appropriate length. Students may also choose to wear green and red accents (ex. ties, hair accessories, etc.) if they wish.

Winter CARE Meeting

Last week our CARE families gathered for the second time this school year to continue learning about the Trinity Dome in the Basilica  of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC and the saints who are honored in it. 

After beginning the meeting with prayer, CARE families learned more about six of the saints in the Trinity Dome. Students concentrated on Juan Diego, Frances Xavier Cabrini, John Paul II, Junipero Serra, Mark the Evangelist, and Mary. Students filled out information for each saint in their saint booklets and filled out a map of where each saint came from. 

All CARE families also spent time creating Christmas cards and bags for the students at St. Catherine of Siena in Texas. This is the same school we raised money for at the beginning of the year after Hurricane Harvey. A small gift will be sent with the cards and bags for the students of the school. 

Finally, each CARE group spent time at the mosaic building station. The students worked together to put paper mosaic pieces on a large mosaic of each of the saints they learned about during the meeting. By the end of the year, our CARE families will have created 24 large mosaics featuring the Holy Trinity and all of the saints who are now honored in the national basilica's Trinity Dome. The recently completed Trinity Dome in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, which now concludes a 97-year construction period of our national basilica, was dedicated on the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, and our students had the opportunity to watch the Mass from the basilica and see the solemn dedication of the dome.

If you would like to view this beautiful event, you can find it on the National Shrine's YouTube channel. The dedication took place during the Mass, right after the homily.

Click here to view more photos from the CARE meeting and St. Nicholas visiting the school. 
Annual Fund Contributions

Thank you to all of the families who have already sent in their yearly contribution to the Annual Fund. Our goal is to have 100% participation from each family in our school. Families with students in grades K-8 are asked to contribute $100 per student, and preschool families are asked to make a donation of their choice. 

Did you know?

The Annual "FUNd" is used to pay for the FUN things our children get to participate in throughout the school year like Barn Bash, classroom parties, and of course, Fields Trips! Each grade will have the opportunity to enjoy an age-appropriate field trip during the year, and the Annual Fund makes this possible. Without your support, memories made from these great events would not be made.

Please contact Molly Seago (   mseago@columbus.rr.com   ) or Candie Williams (candie@ thewilliamsemail.com with any questions.

Box Tops for Education Contest 

Cut out and collect those Box Tops! Home and School Association will start a school wide contest beginning now through February 16th. Send Box Tops into school to help St. Brigid earn cash through the Box Tops for Education program. 

Goal: 3,500 Box Tops to be collected.

Prize: Dress Down Day will be awarded in March!

Make sure to save the expiration date and the acronym. 

For more information: Click Here

For a Complete list of Participating Products: Click Here

Please contact Kerry Sullivan jacquefarms@aol.com or Beth Mooney brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com with any school rewards program questions. 
EPIC Upcoming Events

January Meeting:

Our next EPIC youth group will be January 21, when we will host the Downs Syndrome Association of Central Ohio's (DSACO) school-aged social group. Our EPIC kids will be the hosts and big buddies of the kids with Downs Syndrome, and will lead each of the fun stations that they will visit, including games, an obstacle course, a dance station, and a sensory station. They will also serve snack to the kids and their parents.
If you know of someone grades k-6 with Downs Syndrome, please invite them to our event and let Kim VanHuffel know, so she will have an idea how many kids to plan for. The more the merrier! It should be a fun day for the kids and will be a great introduction to DSACO for them and their parents as well.

As always, we will begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass by the baptismal font and then come to Hendrick's Hall for pizza prior to our guests arriving. Pickup will be at 4:15 p.m. Please RSVP to Kim.

EPIC Registration:

If you have a child interested in joining EPIC, don't worry, it is never too late to join! EPIC is for all 7th and 8th graders of the parish. Simply go to the parish website at stbrigidofkildare.org, and select "Youth" and "Middle School Youth Group" from the drop down menu. Then fill out the online registration form at the bottom of the page under "links." There is no fee to participate. If you have questions, contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Aerial View of St. Brigid School

Seventh grade students Donald and Joseph Assen created a video using their drone of the St. Brigid campus. Monsignor Hendricks was able to watch the events unfold live and asked the boys to the make video. 

Click here to view the video the boys made. 
Watterson Choir Visit

The Watterson choir stopped by last week and performed in front of the whole school. The choir includes many Saint Brigid alumni pictured above. 

From Left to Right:

Amanda Springer, Lauren Putz, Lilly Binion-Ferrell, Noah Weaver, Nicole Orsini, Tony Orsini, Tommy Anglim, Julia St. John, and Emily Hohlefelder.
St. Charles Lacrosse Winter Camp

Greetings CDC Friends and Faculty,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Patrick Harnett and I am the head lacrosse coach at Saint Charles Preparatory School.

The purpose of this communication is to invite all players, parents, and staff members from your lower school and/or middle school to learn, train, and compete the "Cardinal Lacrosse Way" with our Saint Charles Lacrosse coaching staff this winter!

Our lacrosse staff is pleased to announce two awesome winter training opportunities for boys players grades 3-8. These programs are dedicated to meticulously prepare aspiring student-athletes to lead and succeed at the next level of their lacrosse career.

We hope that you will join us in raising awareness of our upcoming winter programs by passing this email on to your lacrosse coaches, players, families, and friends! We welcome all players from all areas, organizations, and teams!

Winter Player Development Clinic & Free Coaching Workshop
Powered by Columbus Lacrosse Academy
Divisions: Lower School (Grades 3-6) & Middle School (Grades 7-8)
When: Saturday, December 30th 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Soccer First (Dublin)
Cost: $75 Per Player 
Please contact Coach Harnett to RSVP for Free Coaching Workshop 10am - 2pm

Winter Futures Academy
Powered by Columbus Lacrosse Academy
Divisions: 7th & 8th Grade Players Only
6 Thursday Training Sessions: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: Soccer First (Dublin)
Cost: $180 Per Player

Lastly, our lacrosse staff would love to be a resource for your lacrosse program and coaching staff. Our passion is to distinctively better and deepen the level of youth lacrosse in Central Ohio. We are planning to implement K-8 after school lacrosse enrichment programs soon, as well as "introduction to lacrosse programs" for physical education curriculum. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to rely on us!

Thank you for taking the time to read this invitation! We hope that you will consider helping us in spreading awareness about our winter training programs with your lacrosse community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.


Coach Harnett
Head Lacrosse Coach
Saint Charles Preparatory School
Twitter| @CoachHarnett @StCharlesLax
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