Wolfhound Wednesday
January 30, 2019

We kicked off Catholic Schools Week with an all-school prayer service in the gym Monday morning.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Jan 27 - Feb 1
Catholic Schools Week

Fri, Feb 1
Feast of Saint Brigid
School Mass (9 am)
New Family Breakfast (9:45 am)

Sat, Feb 2
First Communion Retreat (10-12 pm)

Wed, Feb 6
Report Cards Published
Student-Led Conferences:
Grades 3, 4, 7, 8 (5-7 PM)

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

Dear Parents,

Friday we celebrate the feast day of Saint Brigid.  The day will begin with 9:00 a.m. Mass including our favorite Saint Brigid hymns and the Irish Blessing song.  To make the feast day Mass even more special several of our students will be playing musical instruments and our choir for this Mass has prepared a special song.  Our day concludes with festive parties planned by our room parents.  If you would like to learn more about the life of our Saint Brigid, EWTN Global Catholic Network will be airing a special The Story of St. Brigid of Ireland on Thursday and Friday.

Click here to learn more and see the preview of the video. 

Thank you for celebrating Catholic Schools Week and the Feast of Saint Brigid with us this week!

May the blessings of St. Brigid guide you each day,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
SCHOOL NEWS
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.
 
School Mass on Friday this Week

Please remember there will be no school Mass on Thursday this week. Instead, we will be attending the 9 a.m. Mass as a school on Friday, February 1 to celebrate the Feast of Saint Brigid.

Please join us if your schedule allows!
Student-Led Conferences Rescheduled for Next Week

Due to Wednesday's cancelled school day, 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.


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!


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.

Pizza Bingo: Registration Open
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.

Volunteers are needed!

Sign up here for many volunteer opportunities. 


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 ristina_hooper@hboe.org


PARISH NEWS
Corks for a Cause
Save the date for our 12th annual Corks for a Cause, benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE, taking place Saturday, March 2.

Watch your mail for an invitation and ticket purchasing information -- purchase tickets early, they will sell out.

Committee Meeting
Our next committee meeting will be held Thursday, January 31 at 9:45 a.m. in Hendricks Hall.

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 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.   



Liturgical Minister Training

Training for new Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Greeters and Ushers/Jr. Ushers is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 in the Church beginning at 8:30 a.m. Online Registration is available for all ministries at  stbrigidofkildare.org/during-mass/

Contact Vicky Humphrey at  vhumphre@columbus.rr.com  if you have any additional questions.

If you have ever considered serving the church as a liturgical minister, now is the time to answer the call.  PLEASE consider one of these ministries.
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  michael.flock@gmail.com .
PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS
Call to Resilient Faith: Raising Strong Children, by Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz, the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota and the Chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, gave an amazing talk about raising strong children, "Zamboni parenting," and facing our sufferings in life.

He presented  this talk at the 2019 Fellowship of Catholic University Students' (FOCUS) SEEK Conference.

Through his impeccable storytelling, he explains how facing our difficulties makes us stronger Catholics -- how embracing the harsh realities of life makes us saints. 

Click here to watch his talk -- even just the first few minutes are especially powerful for parents.
Bishop Watterson High School News
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