Wolfhound Wednesday
December 5, 2018

Third graders showing their strengths in a creative way during their hour of creativity.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Dec 6
Home & School (10 am)
Lessons & Carols (7 pm)

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,

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas.  The legend of Saint Nicholas is a beautiful way to help teach our students the importance of generosity and selfless giving. Saint Nicholas always makes a special appearance at Saint Brigid School and leaves candy cane treats for all of the students. I can't wait to see how Saint Nicholas will surprise the students this year!

Please plan to join us next week for the Taize prayer service on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm in the church.  This is a special opportunity to spend some quiet time in prayer as a family.

For families with children in grades 4 - 8 we are continuing our focus on strengths by taking a "Positive Perspective".  Parents received a "Home Connection" worksheet in last week's Friday Folder. Please send the post it note list back to school to share on our positivity board.  We truly appreciate the opportunity to connect our work in school with discussions and learning opportunities at home! 

Next week is the first planning meeting for our annual Corks for a Cause event. There are many opportunities for families to support SPiCE through this event, please see the story below for information.

Due to a technical glitch, our December sign up list for study tables was removed. If you signed up, please use this link to sign up for December after-school study tables again. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Advent Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

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

Alum  at St. Charles  Signed  to Play College Sports

Congratulations to St. Brigid alum and St. Charles senior Owen Sullivan, who  signed to play soccer for The Ohio State University last week. 

Adam was among a group of three seniors at St.Charles who signed to play college sports. 

Home & School Meeting
December 6

The next  Home & School committee meeting is tomorrow,  December 6th.  The meeting will begin immediately following the school Mass at 9:45 am in Hendricks Hall. 

All are welcome!
Box Tops Contest

Guess What Time It Is?!?! BOX TOPS CONTEST TIME!

When: NOW through February 15th 

Goal: 6,000 Box Tops to be collected 

Prize: Dress Down Day will be 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.** 

Click HERE to see a complete list of participating products. 

St. Brigid earns cash through the Box Tops for Education program. EACH Box Top is worth 10 cents! See www.boxtops4education.com for program details. 

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.

Blood Shortage
Donate December 10

ALERT!  The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage  and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to donate.

St. Brigid of Kildare School and Parish is sponsoring a Blood Drive Monday, December 10 from 1:30 - 7:30 pm in Hendricks Hall.

Plea se register to donate at:   www.redcrossblood.org  using Sponsor Code: saintbrigid

Walk-ins will be welcomed, but priority will be given to those with an appointment.

Added incentive to all who donate: $5.00 Amazon Gift card courtesy of the Red Cross!
Have you contributed to Gifts of Gratitude?
Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.
Why participate?
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child's life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid. Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use--whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family's expenses.
Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes -- the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this
program.  You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking "G.O.G" inside your Christmas card.
How much do I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!

Questions or can't remember if you've given yet for this year?
Contact Jen Lynch at lynchjen@hotmail.com or Beth Mooney at brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com.  

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.
SPiCE Committee Appointed

Would you like to know more about SPiCE and the positive impact its programs have on all of our students? Join us at our next meeting!
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Enke Hall

We welcome our newly appointed SPiCE Board & Committee Members!
Co-Chair / Secretary - Karri Brady
Co-Chair / Secretary - Jen Griffith
Treasurer - Kate Giha
Communication Committee - Bridget DeSocio, Mimi Moeller & Matt Griffith
Grant Writing Committee - Jill Kilanowski & Hillary Harper

Our Board & Committee Members are always looking for fresh faces and new ideas to help us maximize the benefits these programs provide. This year's goals include the introduction of parent support groups, bringing topic-specific speakers to our school to help educate parents, enhancing our fund-raising events, and increasing overall awareness of SPiCE. Please join us and add your ideas!
Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 8

Online registration and more info:


St. Brigid of Kildare Women's Club Upcoming Events

Unless noted otherwise all are Wednesday Nights at Hendrick's Hall starting at 7 PM.
  • December 12, 2018: Red Out and Cookie Exchange (no speaker but all women are welcome -bring your friends!)
  • January 16, 2019: Regular Women's Club Meeting  - New Members Welcome!
  • February 20, 2019: Cinderella Project - Bring beautiful dresses to donate for Proms
  • March 13, 2019: St. Patrick's Party at Ronald McDonald House (Limited to signed up volunteers)
  • April 17, 2019: Regular Women's Club Meeting
  • May 15, 2019: End of Club Year Celebration - Location TBD
St. Brigid Ski and Board          

Is your child interested in joining St. Brigid Ski and Board?  No experience needed!

Date :  Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5 and 12.  
Who:   Students in grades 4th - 8th
Where :  Mad River Mountain
Time :  3:30pm - 7:30pm (return to St. Brigid parking lot by 8:15pm)
Cost :  $145 per child

Click here for more information and registration instructions.
The deadline for forms is December 10.

Immaculee at St. Joan of Arc
Immaculée Ilibagiza is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly 1 million Tutsis. Men, women, and children - including her entire family except for one of her brothers - were massacred at the hands of Hutu marauders. Immaculee is regarded as one of the world's leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. 

Sunday, December 9 7 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 

Q uestions? Contact Kim @ kvanhuffel@stjoanofarcpowell.org
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