February 26, 2020
Sixth grade students participate in science experiments to learn about mass, density, and volume.
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. It is important not only to engage our children in conversations, rites and rituals, but to demonstrate how the season can help families focus on spiritual growth together. Often we focus on what to "give up" for Lent, which is a great practice to teach the habit of sacrifice, but also think about what spiritual goals you can set as a family during this time. It can be something simple like praying together on the way to school or cleaning out your closets and donating all of the things you don't need to charity or using the Catholic Relief Services rice bowls. This is also a great time to talk about the Corporal Works of Mercy and how they guide us to being the NOW of God by serving others.

At Mass today Msgr. Hendricks congratulated the students for practicing the Corporal Works of Mercy by helping Hope Hollow with donations of food, gift cards and prayers. Msgr. challenged all present to pick one of the corporal works and practice it this Lent. We will also be talking about them this week in our CARE meetings and referring to the popular AT& T commercials that say “Just Ok is Not Ok.”  As a school community let us commit to making Lent more than “Just Ok.”

Kathy O'Reilly 
Photo Newsletters: 5th and 6th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Congrats Power of the Pen Team!
The St. Brigid Power of the Pen team competed in its district tournament on Saturday against 23 other central Ohio schools. They did an amazing job and won the most total awards that we have ever earned at a single tournament.

The seventh grade team won first place, and the eighth grade team won second place. Individual seventh grade awards included Eve Worley in 10th place, Elizabeth McLaughlin in 9th, Ava Blackburn in 3rd, and Hannah Stuebe in 1st place. Individual eighth grade awards included Sara Goodlive in 13th place, Sophia Heise in 9th place and Carly Henry in 5th. The POP team will go to regionals in two weeks. Go Wolfhound Writers!
Student Designs & Prints 3D Printer Item for Faculty
Sixth grade student Hayden Kiedrowski worked with Ms. Williams, guidance counselor, to design a 3D printed item to help her with her recovery after her foot surgery. Ms. Williams asked our 3D printing team to help make her a smaller boot that would be easier to sleep in, yet still protect her toe that had a pin put in it during surgery.

Pictured is the boot that Hayden designed and printed. They enjoyed this fun, realistic project and designing an item to solve a problem!
Congrats Basketball Wolfhounds!
Congratulations to 4th Grade Girls Team Van Ormer, 4th Grade Girls Team Steinbrunner, and 4th grade girls Team Smith who were a combined 27 wins and only 6 losses; 6th Grade Girls Team Barr, and 7th Grade Girls Team Hanson on their championships.

Congratulations to 7th grade boys Team Geyer, 6th grade boys Team McElroy and 5th grade boys Team Baumel for making the championship game.

Pictured to the right is the 4th grade girls Team Steinbrunner.
Crucial Conversations: Active Threats
Bruce McKenna, campus safety and security, will be leading small 30-minute group discussions on various topics related to community, family, and personal safety. You are welcome to stay for as long as you are able. Drinks and food are welcome. Meetings will be held in the church loft (Deacon’s Room).

March's Topic:
Active Threats: Safety in Community and Public Settings:
An overview of how to be prepared and respond to active threats whether in a closed community or public setting. Will focus on the latest research in tactics for responding to active threats. Will include discussion and Q&A time.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:45 AM
  • Thursday, March 19, 9:45 AM (following Mass)
  • Tuesday, March 31, 12 noon
  • Tuesday, March 31, 7 PM
Corks for a Cause 2020: Tickets Going Fast
Step into the Roaring 20’s with St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE’s Corks for a Cause: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting 2020! Tickets are quickly approaching sold out for this fun event, which takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall.

PREVIEW: Featured 2020 Corks for a Cause Auction Items

Columbus Blue Jackets Suite for 20 People
This is an amazing opportunity to be able to enjoy a Columbus Blue Jackets game during the 2020 - 2021 season in a private suite. This package includes: 20 tickets, 2 parking passes, food and beverage included ($600.00 max) Date to be determined with donor.

In-Home Personal Chef Dinner
Dinner for up to (10) people. The Barrington School of Dublin is providing a private chef dinner to come to your home to make and serve a 3-course meal.
This package includes: Your private chef offers a full fine dining service in your home, including a chef-selected three-course meal and three bottles of wine, salad, main entree and dessert; served by our expert chef and of course includes cleaning up afterward - like the evening never happened!
This really is an amazing experience; it is for an intimate group for up to 10 people. Offer must be used by August 31, 2020 and scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.
Created by: New Albany Country Club Chef - Jon Hauman (Former Barrington School of Dublin Chef)

A Night at St. Brigid Theatre
8 - 10 front row seats for the opening night of Annie Jr. on the Thursday, March 12th, 7PM performance. Plenty of room for proud parents, grandparents, and assorted family members to be up close to applaud our young thespians!

$30 buys a ticket for each of your children! Limit to 1 ticket per family. Your children can take advantage of a dress down day of his/her choice. Tickets will be given to students the week following Corks for a Cause. You don't need to attend the event to purchase a ticket. Click the link above to purchase.
Thank you to our 2020 Corks for a Cause Sponsors
Bosco Bash (Middle School)
Bosco Bash is the Middle School Conference happening on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Bishop Hartley High School. Bosco Bash is the Diocese of Columbus’ Middle School Youth Rally, for grades 6th-8th. The gathering includes high energy activities geared towards middle schoolers, as well as praise and worship, a keynote speaker, skits, service, prayer, small group time, dinner and Sunday Mass.

Registration is $30. To register, visit this link and click on the “online youth registration form” link.

PGC compliant adult volunteers are needed in order to bring students to this great event! Adult volunteers should register at https://columbuscatholic.org/bosco-bash and click on the “online adult registration form” link.
Altar Server Training March 1
All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.

Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical Ministry Manual, receive three mentoring sessions with an experienced Altar Server, and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!

Our next training session for Altar Servers is March 1, 2020, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Please register by February 24th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. To register online, please click here. For more information please contact Todd Pepe or Joe Feehan at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.
Spring Sports Registration Continues
You can register at www.gowolfhounds.com - and click the 'Register Now' menu.  

  • Wolfhound Track – 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 85.00, starts in early March, finished up in early May. Contact = Dan Workman at track@gowolfhounds.com.
  • Wolfhound Boys Baseball & Girls Softball – 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 160.00, starts in early March, runs thru 3rd week of May. Contact = Mike Matthews at baseball@gowolfhounds.com
  • Pre-Season Free Pitcher/Catcher Clinics for Boys Baseball & Girls Softball (4th thru 8th grade).  Will run Mid-February through early March.  Free of charge, and will be held indoor at St. Brigid Gymnasium. Contact = Mike Matthews at baseball@gowolfhounds.com  

Please note - the Registration Site that we use has a new registration form and they have also added a Service Fee of $3.00 to every order - so group all of your family registrations and order them all at 1 time to save on the service fee.  And don't forget, for Track, Baseball, and Softball - you must also register at www.dioceseregister.com for your diocese parent consent forms (1 for every participant each season, each sport).
Family First / Mom to Mom Lenten Series
Lent begins February 26th! Please join Family First/Mom to Mom for a special Lenten DVD series starting Tuesday, March 3rd. “The Mass” DVD program by Edward Sri is a five-part series that reveals the meaning behind the Biblical words and gestures we experience during Mass. Take a tour of the Liturgy and learn to see everything in a new light!

Mom to Mom is excited to offer weekly both morning and afternoon sessions through the Lenten season! Led by Kathy Kelly, the morning group will meet in the Church basement on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 am. Please sign up for childcare on the signup genius at www.stbrigidofkildare.org/familyfirst. Kim VanHuffel will facilitate the afternoon sessions starting on Wednesday March 4th, 1:15 to 2:45 pm, in the Church basement. There will be no childcare available for the Wednesday meetings. 

Neither group will meet the week of March 22nd due to spring break. Please feel free to contact Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com or Gretchen O’Reilly at gsoreilly@yahoo.com if you have any questions.