Wolfhound Wednesday
February 27, 2019

Eighth grade students Students shared their creative projects in small groups to review before a quiz.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Feb 27
Interims Posted

Sat, Mar 2
Corks for a Cause - SPiCE Silent Auction & Wine Tasting

Wed, Mar 6
Ash Wednesday Mass (9 AM)

Thurs, Mar 7
Home & School Mtg (10 AM)

Sun, Mar 10
Spring Musical Dress Rehearsal

Wed, Mar 13
Spring Musical School Performance (1:15 PM)

Thurs, Mar 14
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 2)
Spring Mucial (7 PM)

Fri, Mar 15
Stations of the Cross (2 PM)
Spring Musical (7 PM)

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is Wellness Wednesday and we are going to begin a several week series with our students on Digital Wellness.  We would also like to include parents in this learning opportunity by providing resources for parents. Please see the article below for more details.

A few days ago I received an email from Rachel Muha on behalf of the Run the Race Club.  Rachel runs a program for inner-city youth in need of a safe place to go after school and on weekends. More:  https://www.brianmuhafoundation.org/   The Club provides meals, spirtual, emotional and academic support.  Rachel's email explained that for the first time ever in 13 years her cupboards were empty.  As a school community we would like to help Rachel quickly fill her shelves. If you are able to help out, please send a donation to school this week on Thursday or Friday.  Please see story below for more detals.

I look forward to seeing many of you this Saturday evening at the SPiCE Corks For A Cause wine tasting. If you are unable to attend you are still able to bid on auction items to make a donation to our amazing SPiCE program!  Please see details below.

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades, Specials

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Congrats Letters About Literature Qualifiers
Congratulations to the sixth graders whose writing has qualified them as state finalists in the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest sponsored by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.   

Our sixth graders wrote to an author whose book inspired them in a special way. Thirty-eight of our sixth graders entered the contest and twelve of those students were chosen to represent our state in this national contest. 

Congratulations to  Sam Berry,  Vinnie Colombo,  Quinn Giha,  Angie Hanson,  Colin Hare,  Jacklyn Kuehl,  Chase Lanier,  Marin Lynch,  Macie Moreland,  Cami Price, Madeline Tinkler, and Mikey Watkins on representing our state!

Eight of our writers have qualified to advance to the third out of four rounds of judging at the state level. Congratulations to Vinnie Colombo, Quinn Giha, Angie Hanson, Colin Hare, Jacklyn Kuehl, Chase Lanier, Marin Lynch, and Macie Moreland (and we're still awaiting results on Sam Berry's submission).

Congratulations to our sixth grade writers!

A St. Brigid Wellness Activity for Families

Hilliard City Schools are currently finishing up Digital Wellness Month. Each week had a different theme: Wellness, Citizenship, Etiquette, and Safety.

The St. Brigid Wellness Committee suggests that families complete one of the theme activities over each of  the next four weeks. The webpage provides numerous resources to help parents with the challenges related to social media.

For week 1, complete an activity under the theme of "Wellness" found at the bottom of the page. Activities are divided by elementary and secondary levels.  Click the link here.

Run the Race Food Drive

Our school will be holding a food drive for Run the Race on Thursday and Friday of this week. Please have children bring items to school this week!

Here is the letter we received from Run the Race:

Dear Friends,
For the first time in 13 years, our cupboards at The Run The Race Center are almost bare...So many children need food to take home. If you can help, our food pantry list is below. Thank you!
Love and prayers,

"Put aside every encumbrance that clings and persevere in running the race that lies ahead." Hebrews 12: 1-2

The Run The Race Club's Child Friendly Food Pantry List:

Boxed cereal/granola
Single serve Mac n Cheese
Single serve ravioli or spaghetti and meatballs
Fruit roll ups
Granola bars
After school snack bags (chips, pretzels, cheese and cracker packs)
Single serving pudding cups
100% canned or boxed juice
Chewable vitamins
Canned tuna
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Single serving fruit cups

Vacuum sealed ham or Canadian bacon

Laundry detergent/softener
Lice shampoo and Lice furniture spray
Baby shampoo and conditioner
Lip balm
Bed Bug insecticide
Cockroach hotels
Dog Food


Great Year in Ski Club

St. Brigid Ski & Board Club is finished for the season! We had a great year with lots of fun and learning had by all participants. 

We even found one of St. Brigid's own students, Brynn Campbell (1st grade) featured on a poster at Mad River Mountain for her skiing race team!

Congrats to all on a fun season!

Diocese Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline March 15, 2019

Applications for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for the 2019-20 school year must be submitted and verified by March 15, 2019.

Click here to read how  to be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance program.

Don't Forget to Order Spiritwear!

There are only two days left to order St. Brigid spiritwear! Order now for the spring sports season or to just show your St. Brigid spirit around town. Visit  www.2horseapparel.com/wolfhounds to place your order today. The store closes Thursday, February 28 and orders will be ready for delivery to your home or pickup in Powell by mid-March. Don't miss out - the next sale won't be until May!

Questions? Contact Karen Huttsell at  karen.huttsell@siemens.com or Theresa Vivona at  vivona1012@gmail.com.

Corks for a Cause - Tickets on Sale
The 12th annual Corks for a Cause, benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE, is  taking place Saturday, March 2.

There are only a few tickets left if you would like to attend the event!

Bidding is Live!

You don't have to attend the event or purchase a ticket to bid -- just register and you can begin placing your bids now! All silent auction bidding closes at 10 PM on Saturday, March 2. 

Featured Auction Items: Don't Miss These!

Columbus Blue Jackets Suite for 20 People
This is an amazing opportunity to be able to enjoy a Columbus Blue Jackets game during the 2019 - 2020 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.

Golf at Scioto Country Club
Enjoy an afternoon of golf at one of the top courses in the country. One round of golf for 3 people with carts or caddies and lunch. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on an iconic course.

Luxurious Spa Day for Two
Enjoy a luxurious Spa Day for two with two Signature Facials, two Shellac Manicures, two Essential Pedicures, two Thirty Minute Massages, two Shampoo Blow-dries with the senior level service providers and two complimentary lunches from Panera Bread!

Check out this package, along with a number of other Spa at River Ridge packages by clicking the "Spa" category!

Thank You Sponsors

Congrats Basketball Wolfhounds

The St. Brigid Wolfhounds basketball teams held a lot of great championship games this weekend. There were many teams in the finals, and many who won their division championships! 

Congratulations to all the teams that played this season.

Go Hounds!

Lenten Activities at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish

St. Brigid of Kildare Parish will be offering many activities, prayer services, speakers and bible studies during Lent. 

Click the image to the right to view the full page flyer of all of our Lenten activities.

Parking Lot Traffic Reminder

Please remember the changes we've made to our campus parking lot's traffic flow and direction. These changes are important for the safety of our parishioners and children.
The north entrance on Avery is a one-way entrance only, except during school dismissal from 2:30 - 3 p.m.
  • The south exit on Avery is a one-way exit only, at all times. 
  • The main semicircle lanes are one-way traffic only. 
  • Please follow the signage outlining these rules at all times.

Below is a map of our campus parking lot to further illustrate these changes. If you have any questions please contact our parish office at (614) 761-3734.


Family First 
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Altar Server Training - Mar 3
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!

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 3, 2019,  Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.  Please register by February 28th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. 

To register online, please click here.

For more information please contact Todd Pep e at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.

A Free Opportunity for St. Brigid Parents

Dublin City Schools and Hilliard City Schools are excited to offer "Be Well: A Parent University Event" on March 9, 2019. Informative sessions, focused on student and family well-being, will be held at Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby High School. Regardless of school district residence, community members are free to attend sessions at either location. Session descriptions can be found in the Be Well session catalog here:  Be Well Catalog . Click on the arrow beside each title in the catalog to see a full description.

To register for the "Be Well: A Parent University Event" and choose your sessions: Click Here .
Priority registration deadline is 3/1/19.  Space is limited, and some sessions may fill quickly, so please register early.

One session that our St. Brigid Wellness Committee suggests is the documentary "Like" which discusses the impact of social media.
Vaping 6-Part Video Series

On December 18, 2018 the Surgeon General declared vaping among youth an epidemic in the United States. In collaboration with UA Schools, Ohio Health, Syntero and UA Police Division, The Stand Project has released a 6-part video (8 minutes total) to educate parents about vaping. 

Visit  TheStandProject.org  to learn more and  download a parent tip sheet  on starting the talk with your child. 
Father/Son Mass & Breakfast (3/16) Featuring Jim Grote; 5th-8th Graders and Fathers Welcome

The 11th Annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast is being held on Saturday, March 16th. The gathering will start with Mass in Mother of Mercy Chapel at 9:30 a.m. followed by a buffet breakfast in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. Open to alumni and their fathers, alumni fathers and their sons, current students and their fathers, and incoming and prospective 8th grade boys and their fathers. We also welcome and encourage any young men in grades 5, 6 or 7 to attend with their dads.

We are pleased to announce that St. Charles father Jim Grote, founder of Donatos Pizza, will serve as our guest speaker that morning. Mr. Grote has been very active in the Central Ohio community, especially in helping bring about the revitalization of the Parson Avenue area and all of the south side of Columbus. The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. Please RSVP by Monday, March 11th to Louis J. Fabro '83, by e-mail at lfabro@scprep.org or phone at 614- 252-9288 ext. 21.
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