Wolfhound Wednesday
December 20, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thur, Dec 21 - Jan 7
Christmas Break

Mon, Jan 8
Back to School!

SPICE Board Meeting
 (7:00 pm Hendricks Hall)

Wed, Jan 10
Home and School Meeting (12:00 pm)

Thur, Jan 11
5th Grade Bring a Disciple to Mass (9:00 am)

Mon, Jan 15
Martin Luther King Day
No School 

December 20, 2017

Dear Parents,

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
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Calendar Reminders
Early Release today at 1:30 pm

School is closed for Christmas from December 21st - January 7th

School resumes on January 8th at 8:00 am 
Photo Newsletters: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and Specials 

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

Christmas Activities at St. Brigid

Fun times at St. Brigid! The staff dressed up in wacky Christmas wear on Tuesday and numerous classes held Christmas plays throughout the last couple of weeks. See some of the pictures below and all of the photos in the all school news photo newsletter link at the bottom of this article. 

(Click the image for more photos)
Bell Choir

Lessons and Carols took place last Thursday and for the first time the Saint Brigid bell choir got to perform at the event. 

To see a video of the performance: Click Here

Students in the Bell Choir: 

John Agan, Brianna Arens, Gabby Bracconeri, Bridget Denihan, Eva Dolbin, Norah Dorley, Bella Eldredge, Caroline Elliott, Camille Gregory, Cabrini Nguyen, Amelia Pepe, Carson Smith, Cooper Tyson, Amelia Walker, and Brady White. 
Christmas Train Thank You

The students have enjoyed seeing each day Papa Jack with his electric train and village. It has been a great hit with all the kids - young and old alike! The train has brought joy each day and it has also been an exciting part of many parish activities including Cookies with Santa, Sunday preschool, and the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast.

We owe a very large thank you to Mike and Marty at The Train Station on Indianola Avenue. When our two engines went down for the count they very generously gave us a loner in order for the students to enjoy the train until Christmas break. Please remember The Train Station if you are in the market for an electric train or accessories.
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.
STEM Challenge

STEM is a term that you hear thrown around so often right now... it is an acronym for:


In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Mrs. Asencio (tech teacher) and Mrs. DeSocio (library teacher) conducted some exciting STEM challenges with kindergarten, first, and seventh grade. They were blown away by the creativity and innovation shown by these future inventors and engineers. See the pictures below to see trees, towers, and even an elf bunk bed!

Lil Hounds Cheer Clinic

Calling all Wolfhound 2nd and 3rd Grade girls interested in showing their spirit to join us for a Lil Hounds Cheer Clinic. The clinic will be ran by Watterson Volunteer Cheerleader Sylvia Woodruff and St. Brigid parents.   Each student will receive pom poms and learn cheers and much more!

The cost is $25 and a consent form will need to be filled out. Click here for the consent form.

Dates:  Seven Sundays from  January 7 - February 25th  (No clinic  February 11 )
Time:   4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location:  Saint Brigid School Gym

Any questions please contact Saundra Woodruff. 
Winter Uniform Exchange

There will be a  uniform  exchange on  Sunday February 11 from 9 am - noon in Enke Hall. This will be at the same time as the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast. Any family can attend the  uniform  exchange to pick up  uniforms they need, no cost. It's simple -- just show up, look through the  uniforms and leave with what you need.

If dropping off gently used  uniforms please mark each item with its appropriate size.
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.

Columbus Catholic Women's and Men's Conference

If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Are you ready to reignite your faith? Want to grow closer to Jesus, but you're not sure how to do it? Want to get involved and meet other men and women of the parish? We have the solution for you! Please save the dates to attend the upcoming Columbus Catholic Women's and Men's Conferences. Discounted pricing ends Jan. 21, 2018. Makes a great Christmas gift! 

Women's Conference: February 17, 2018, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Click Here 

Men's Conference: February 24, 2018, from 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Click Here

Location: Ohio Expo Center - Cardinal Hall

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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