Wolfhound Wednesday
February 6, 2019

Kindergartners celebrated the 100th day of school on Monday
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Feb 6
Report Cards Published

Student-Led Conferences:
Grades 3, 4, 7, 8 (5-7 PM)

Thurs, Feb 7
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 3) 9 AM

Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Student-Led Conferences: Grades K, 1, 2, 5, 6 (5-7 PM)

Fri, Feb 6
Feast Day Parties (1:30 PM)

Pizza Bingo (6 PM)

Dear Parents,

Last week our Catholic Schools Week celebrations were cut short due to the severe winter weather.  The good news is that it seems to be Spring this week and we are doing some catch up! We will have student led conferences tonight and tomorrow evening.  On Friday we will have our school-wide meditation and hour of creativity, the teacher and staff appreciation luncheon, St. Brigid Feast Day parties and end with Pizza Bingo!

Next week we will celebrate Valentine's Day.  Students may bring Valentine cards for classmates on Thursday, February 14th.  Individual teachers will let students know about the classroom procedures. We will not have formal parties due to the fact that we just celebrated the Feast of St. Brigid with classroom parties.  

Thank you for your support during our abbreviated Catholic Schools Week and your ongoing support each and every day.

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
St. Brigid of Kildare School Glasses Drive

Our school will be holding a glasses drive, organized by 8th grade student Evan Sage as part of his Genius Hour project. Below are the details written and organized by Evan. 

What is the St. Brigid of Kildare Glasses drive?

It is a collection drive for used glasses; students and parents can bring in gently used glasses that will then be donated to the Lions Club.


What is the Lions Club?

It is a non profit organization that collects donated glasses and gives them out to people who can not afford glasses.

How do I donate my glasses?

Students can bring old or used glasses to school and put them in the cardboard box found outside the classrooms.


How should I donate them?

You can donate your glasses by putting them in a plastic or paper bag and carefully put them in the cardboard box.


When can I start donating my glasses?

Collections begin on Feb. 13.  If there is a change in schedule, we will let you know.

What if I have more questions?

You can contact 8th grade student Evan Sage at [email protected] (please CC: his homeroom teacher, Mrs. Maschari at [email protected] on any email correspondence). 

The Steinbrunner, Santangelo, and Scott families hosted the Sunday Social this Sunday
Wolfhound Families Sharing Time & Talent

Wolfhound Families Sharing Time & Talent is a new feature designed to connect school families with convenient access to volunteer opportunities and needs in the parish. 

As one school parent stated, "My experience is once you try a ministry or volunteer role, you get hooked and then continue to sign up. We understand all families are busy, but if we can continue to encourage our school families to become more engaged, their faith and the strength of the parish as a community will also flourish."

St. Brigid is grateful for your time and consideration as your family continues on its faith journey.

Upcoming Parish Volunteer Opportunities:
Click the links to sign up or learn more.

(Become a greeter, usher, lector or eucharistic minister)

Sat, Feb 9, 8:30 am

(Students in grades 5 and up can become altar servers)

Sun, Mar 3, 3 pm

(Any parish family and children can sign up to host)

Nearly every Sunday after the 9 am and 10:45 am Masses

(Sign up to receive emails about one-time volunteer opportunities)

Random, no commitment needed

Student-Led Conferences Rescheduled for This Week

Due to last week's cancelled school days, Student-Led Conferences have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6 for grades 3, 4, 7 and 8, and Thursday, February 7 for grades K, 1, 2, 5 and 6. 

Please use the same links below to make changes to your conference slot -- there is no need to change or resign up if you can keep your same conference time.

Pizza Bingo: Adult Volunteers Needed
This Friday, February 8

Pizza Bingo is around the corner! We are collecting toy donations for bingo prizes from now until February 7. There is a bin in the main office for you to drop off your item.

Adult Volunteers are needed!

Sign up here for many volunteer opportunities.  **Please note this sign up is for adult volunteers only

Registration forms are available here, and also went home in last week's Friday Folders.

It you have any questions please contact  Kristina Hooper at K [email protected]

Uniform Exchange February 10

There will be a school uniform exchange on Sunday, February 10 from 9 a.m. - noon in the school cafeteria -- 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 at 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.

Home & School Meeting Thursday

All are invited to the next Home & School Meeting,  this Thursday February 7th, in Hendricks Hall following the school Mass. 
Box Tops Contest

Remember to keep collecting those box tops and turn them in to your homeroom teacher! 

We are running a Box Tops contest now through February 15th. Our goal is to collect 6,000 box tops, and if we do there will be a dress down day awarded in March! 
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.

Tickets are available for purchase now -- purchase early before they sell out!

Can't attend but still want to support SPiCE?
There are ways you can still help!
  • Check out our fundraising website, where you can make an online donation, purchase a dress down day ticket, and bid on items (beginning a few days before the event).
  • Donate a bottle or two of wine (valued at $20 or higher) -- drop off at the parish office Attn: Sarah Moore
  • Learn about our corporate sponsorship opportunities

Thank you for your support!

Email Scam with Monsignor's Name

There is an email scam that has continued to go on with Monsignor's name on it. Someone has made up multiple email addresses using variations of Monsignor Hendricks's name, then sends emails to parishioners and staff members asking for a favor. The intent of this person is to get money or gift cards. If you receive an email like this, please delete it and do not reply. We are blocking these email addresses, but the person keeps creating new ones.

If Monsignor ever reaches out to you via email it will be from his St. Brigid of Kildare email address ([email protected]), so please ignore emails from any other address you may receive. 

In case this person would move on to impersonating other staff members, you can review our real staff email addresses here: http://stbrigidofkildare.org/our-staff/ .
Financial Peace University
Beginning February 10

Imagine your life without financial stress -- a place where you are in control of your destiny and where you can provide a legacy of financial security for those you love.  It is possible for anyone and everyone!  

This 9-week course covers everything you need to know to make financial success and security a reality.  You'll learn about saving, getting out of debt, saving for retirement and college, paying off your home, investing, insurance and living generously.  You will learn a lot and feel empowered to make positive changes in your life.

Financial Peace will be held at St. Brigid of Kildare on Sundays from 6-7:15 p.m. in February - April.

Make It a Date! 
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Hendrick's Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish
All married and engaged couples are invited  
to St. Brigid's 17th Make It A Date! event.
Your evening begins with light appetizers and
 a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. 
Spring Sports Registration Open
New Registration Website

Registration is open for baseball, softball, track & field, and lil hounds volleyball!

SBAA has a brand new athletics website and registration tool! 
With the new site, there is a new registration process for Saint Brigid Athletics:
  1. Register for a  New Account to establish your family's account.
  2. Once you have your account, you can register for any of our available programs, and sign up for multiple with multiple children.
  3. Payment must be completed with a Visa/Mastercard through the secure website and charges will appear as "Blue Sombrero Sport Reg" on your statement.

Here is a quick review of this Spring's Wolfhound offerings:

  1. Wolfhound Track & Field - 4ththru 8thgrade boys and girls, cost = $ 85.00, starts in early March, finished up in early May.  Contact = Dan Workman at[email protected].                                                                            
  2. Wolfhound Boys Baseball & Girls Softball- 4ththru 8thgrade boys and girls, cost = $ 160.00, starts in early March, runs thru 3rd week of May.  Contact = Mike Matthews at[email protected]
  3. Lil Hounds Volleyball- 2nd& 3rd grade boys & girls, cost = $ 75.00, starts in early April, runs thru mid-May, once per week, get the little hounds used to the basics of Volleyball! Contact = Rob Hooper at[email protected]
Register on the new site www.gowolfhounds.com

*Please note student athletes are eligible to participate in both Track & Field and Baseball or Softball. The Diocesan Track Meets are scheduled to as to NOT interfere or overlap with the Baseball/Softball games.

If you have any questions or problems with the registration, reach out right away to [email protected].  We all want to improve and make the new process as smooth as possible -- as soon as possible.   

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition - Rescheduled

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition has been reschedule for Sunday, February 10 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Click here for more details and to register.

For additional information contact Michael Flock at 614-757-6764 or  [email protected] .
Eucharistic Adoration at Bishop Watterson

Looking for a pre-Lenten evening for you or your teen to focus your mind, heart, and soul? Feeling a bit overwhelmed with your list of To Do's?  Does your teen feel anxious or stressed?  Wishing you could feel closer to your faith?

Invest one hour to rest in His presence. 

Listen to meditative music as you pray. 
Lift your voice in song. 
Sit in silence and peace.

All are welcome! Please share with your friends, parish, and feeder school.

For questions, contact Mar Frommeyer:   [email protected]

Alumni on Honor Roll

Congratulations to our many alumni at Bishop Watterson and St. Charles High Schools who are on the honor roll for the 2nd quarter.

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