Wolfhound Wednesday
December 19, 2018

Kindergartners in today's Christmas Nativity play
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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

Thurs, Jan 10
Home & School (10 am)

Fri, Jan 11
School Spelling Bee

Sun, Jan 13
Prospective Families Open House (3-5 pm)

Dear Parents,

Christmas break is fast approaching and I have several updates for the remainder of this week:
  • Lunch Menu change for Thursday due to CARE Family lunch meeting - Sack lunch including Turkey sandwich, chips, apple slices, carrots and an oreo cookie.  
  • There will be no salad bar available on Thursday and Friday.
  • Students may dress down on Thursday - suggested to wear Christmas colors, Christmas sweaters, etc.
  • There will NOT be a 9:00 am school Mass on Thursday
  • Advent Prayer Service at 12:45 pm on Friday in the Gym.  All are invited.
  • Early Release on Friday at 1:30 pm
  • School resumes Monday, January 7th at 8:00 am
May your days be filled with peace, hope and joy this Christmas season.

As always, thank you for your support of Saint Brigid of Kildare School.

Merry Christmas!

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades

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

Wacky Wednesday Staff Photos
Today is the faculty and staff's annual Wacky Wednesday Christmas dress up day! Below are some preview photos of the costumes. Check our Facebook page later today for more photos!

The 3/4 team dressed up as Rudolph and his reindeer

The office staff dressed up as the Christmas Spice Girls

The 5/6 team dressed up as Crazy Cozy Christmas
Pick Up a Yard Sign
and help St. Brigid share the good news!

Our Open House for prospective families will be held Sunday, January 13 form 3-5 PM. 

We have many yard signs to promote the event -- if you can put one in your yard, please stop by the front office to pick one up and help us share the good news!

Thank you!
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.
After-School Study Tables
Sign Up for Jan 8 - May 23

Sign ups are now available for 2019 After-School Study Tables. 

Through the support of our SPiCE program, Saint Brigid of Kildare School is able to offer a study tables program for students in grades 5-8. The focus of these study tables will be for students to work on executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and study strategies, as well as giving children time to receive support with homework.

Click here to sign up. 

Contact Karen DeLucia at mrs.delucia@stbrigid-school.org.
Jan - March Preschool Wolfhound Adventures

Registration for the January, February, and March Wolfhound Adventures classes is open! 

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!

Classes range from $12 - $15

All classes are from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Click the image to view the full schedule

Parish Advent Activities

Click here to view the parish list of 2018 Advent activities.
Men's Cornerstone Retreat

The Men's Cornerstone Retreat has grown over the last 8 years. Cornerstone X is for Men of St. Brigid who feel called to ignite, grow or renew their spiritual faith. The Cornerstone Retreat, with the theme "Mission Possible-Take the Next Step" will start at 5pm on Friday, January 25th, and will end on Sunday, January 27th by 12 noon. The Retreat is being held at the St. Therese Retreat Center in Columbus, OH. The facility and food are incredible with every participant getting his own room. The Retreat is organized, planned and executed by the men of our parish. No matter where you are on your faith journey you will be comfortable and find the content and activities engaging. Come and develop a relationship with 50 other men in our parish through fellowship.

Space is limited so sign up early. Please contact Jason Hazen at jasonhazen13@gmail.com with questions.

Click here to register.
BWHS Hockey Feeder School Night
Sunday, December 23

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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