Wolfhound Wednesday
January 16, 2019

Fourth grade enacting A Christmas Carol in Reader's Theater
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Jan 17
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 5)
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, Jan 18
BizTown (Grade 5)
End of Quarter 2

Mon, Jan 21
No School - MLK Day

Tues, Jan 22
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Jan 27 - Feb 1
Catholic Schools Week

Dear Parents,

Each day our children are having new experiences, learning different academic lessons and facing diverse challenges, both in and outside of school.  Our role as teachers, parents and mentors is to help them through their successes, curiosities and struggles. As a school community we partner with parents everyday to help children feel safe and find success at school.  One of the most important ways we partner with parents is in supporting the role of the parent as the primary educator in the faith development of their children. This past Sunday on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, during his homily Pope Francis reminded parents of this most important task of being a Catholic parent.  Please take a few minutes this morning to read this beautiful message from Pope Francis.

Enjoy some family fun snow activities with this weekend's predicted snow!

Winter 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 Visits with Students
Matt Kramer Discusses Engineering Career

Last Thursday, Mr. Byorth's sixth grade students welcomed guest speaker and Saint Brigid of Kildare School alum Matt Kramer. Matt graduated from Saint Brigid of Kildare School in 2011, Bishop Watterson High School in 2015, and is currently a student at University of Cincinnati studying product design.

Matt talked to the students about the recent work he has done through several internships in product design. He has had design jobs and internships in Columbus, Baltimore, and Boston, and is currently working through co-op in the 3D printing industry. He showed students his digital portfolio and explained the detailed process of product design. 

As part of an economics unit in Mr. Byorth's social studies class, sixth graders had just finished a unit on Shark Tank and product design. Students created  their own good or service to "pitch" and explained how it works, how they would make it, and why people should buy it. They enjoyed learning about real-life applications and career opportunities they could have in this area.

Thank you, Matt, for sharing your experience with our students!

Pizza Bingo: Registration Open
Friday, February 8

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

Registration forms are available here, and will be going home in this week's Friday Folders.  

It you have any questions please contact  Kristina Hooper at K ristina_hooper@hboe.org

Nutrition Wellness Wednesday

This week marks the beginning of Nutrition Wellness Wednesdays! Children will be learning about various nutrition-related topics during their lunch periods (1/16, 1/30, 2/13). 

The OSU Medical Dietetic Students will teach "Go, Slow, and Whoa" foods, and introduce a Nutrition Challenge promoting healthier and more nutritious food choices. During this week-long challenge, children are encouraged to keep a log, provided in the Friday folder (Jan. 18th), where they will document each time they chose a "Go" food rather than a "Whoa" food for one week. This log must be returned to the homeroom teacher no later than Jan. 28th. The top three classrooms with the greatest amount of "Go" food to "Whoa" food substitutions will win a special prize!

To see the description of Go, Slow, Whoa foods click here.

Food substitution "rules" are not strict, please use this opportunity to help your child choose healthier foods for meals and snacks! 

Questions: contact Julie Tobias at  tobias.julieann@gmail.com.
Re-Enrollment Open

Current Family Re-Enrollment
Current families received an email on Monday with the link to re-enroll your child in preschool or grades 1-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Megan Wachalec at mrs.wachalec@stbrigid-school.org or (614) 718-5825 if you have any questions. 

New Family Applications
New families are those with children entering St. Brigid School or Preschool for the first time or those entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline for new family applications is this Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10 PM.

Click here for more information on how new families apply.

Share the Good News: Refer a Friend
Please consider inviting co-workers, neighbors and friends to join our St. Brigid School community and take advantage of our  Share the Good News  referral program (where  current families receive a $500 tuition discount  for each new family you refer!  Click here for details ).
Family First Mom 2 Mom Upcoming Session

Join Mom to Mom's facilitator Kathy Kelley on Jan 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Hendricks Hall as she continues the group conversation on  Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How one Family Learned that Saying No Can Lead to Life's Biggest Yes, focusing on chapters 8 and 9.  

Childcare is available; please sign up using this link.

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 attrack@gowolfhounds.com.                                                                            
  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 atbaseball@gowolfhounds.com
  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 atvolleyball@gowolfhounds.com
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 info@gowolfhounds.com.  We all want to improve and make the new process as smooth as possible -- as soon as possible.   

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the St. Brigid competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship competition on Sunday, January 27th, at the St. Brigid grade school gymnasium.

To learn more and register, click here.

For additional information contact Michael Flock at 614-757-6764 or  michael.flock@gmail.com .
Columbus Catholic Women's Conference
February 16, 2019

Early bird tickets are $35 for regular and $20 for discounted student tickets. Early bird ticket prices are good until January 14, 2019. After January 14 prices are $45 and $30.

Upcoming PERC Dublin Events

PERC (Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices) Dublin is hosting several great parenting education sessions coming up:

St. Charles 8th Grade Scholarship Test January 26th   
St. Charles will offer its annual Scholarship Test to prospective students at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons. The test results are used to help determine who will receive merit-based scholarships and grants offered by the school to its students in the 2019-2020 school year.
For the 2018-2019 school year alone, St. Charles is providing more $400,000 in academic scholarships and over $1.4 million in tuition assistance to its students. The test is open to all 8th grade boys who are currently enrolled at any of the public, parochial, and private elementary or middle schools in Franklin or the other surrounding counties that comprise Central Ohio. Anyone interested in sitting for the St. Charles scholarship test must register by calling Laurie Berndt in the school office at 614-252-6714 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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