Wolfhound Wednesday
January 9, 2019

1st graders were able to read and color with their sixth grade friends.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Jan 10
Home & School (10 am)

Fri, Jan 11
School Spelling Bee

Sun, Jan 13
Prospective Families Open House (3-5 pm)

Thurs, Jan 17
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 7)
Early Release (1:30 pm)

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

Dear Parents,

Wishing you a Happy New Year  with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.  As the routine of back to school and work takes place this week, it is time to start planning ahead to a busy January.   

Please start planning for the following January events.  The annual school Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, January 11th at 1:15 pm in the gym.  Student-led conferences will take place on January 30th and 31st and Catholic Schools Week will be the week of January 27th.  

Just a few comments regarding weather related closings even though the last few days have felt like Spring! Please keep in mind that for closures or delays we always follow Dublin City Schools.  When the TV or radio announces Columbus Catholic Schools, they are referring to the Catholic schools that are in the Columbus City Schools boundaries. In addition we also use the directory information in SchoolSpeak to send out emails and phone calls notifying parents about closures and delays.  Please make sure your contact information in our school data base is always current.

A reminder that if St. Brigid and Dublin Schools are open and your district of residence (Olentangy, Hilliard, etc) is closed or delayed, you are then responsible for your child's school transportation that day. Safety is always at the forefront of these decisions.   

Blessings for a healthy, happy and faith-filled new year,

Kathy O'Reilly

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

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Pizza Bingo: Save the Date

Pizza Bingo will be February 8, 2019 from 6-8:30 PM. Registration information will be sent home in January.

We will begin collecting prize donations in January. 

For more information please contact Kristina Hooper at   Kristina_hooper@hboe.org.
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! 
Home & School Meeting

All are invited to the Home & School committee meeting on Thursday, January 10th.  The meeting will begin immediately following the school Mass at 9:45 am in Hendricks Hall. 
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Prospective Families Open House
Sunday, January 13, 3-5 PM

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 ).

New family registration for the 2019-2020 school will be January 7, 2019 - January 20, 2019.

Click here for more information on how new families apply.
After-School Study Tables
Sign Up for Jan  - May 

Sign ups are now available for 2019 After-School Study Tables. 

Through the support of our SPiCE program, Saint Brigid of Kildare School is able to offer a study tables program for students in grades 5-8. The focus of these study tables will be for students to work on executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and study strategies, as well as giving children time to receive support with homework.

Click here to sign up. 

Contact Karen DeLucia at mrs.delucia@stbrigid-school.org.
Jan - March Preschool Wolfhound Adventures

Registration for the January, February, and March Wolfhound Adventures classes is open! 

Wolfhound  Adventures are fun classes open to any preschool-aged child (3-5 years old). You do not have to be enrolled at St. Brigid Preschool to attend.  Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay for the activity.

Click here to learn more and register -- registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early!

Classes range from $12 - $15

All classes are from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Click the image to view the full schedule

Click the image above to view the video preview of the YOU program.
What is it that you truly long for?

Most likely it's love that is free, faithful and fruitful.  Women, join Family First on Jan 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. as we continue to watch and discuss the  YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body DVD series.  At this meeting, we will begin Episode 6 with the topics "Free, Total, Faithful, Fruitful" and "Contraception and Abortion." On Feb 5, we'll continue this topic with several segments about Pornography.  All of these videos are enlightening and merciful, and can encourage spiritual healing and growth while also giving us nuggets we can instill in our children. This series continues through May 2019; check out our schedule at  stbrigidofkildare.org/familyfirst/

Childcare is available; please use this link to sign up..

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.

Article: Dealing With My Grandfather's Death: I Wanted My Grandfather to Die

Processing death and dying can be difficult for teens. Here's how one family handled it, and expert advice for helping teenagers to process death and grief. 

BWHS Athletics Opportunities
Click the images below to learn more about opportunities with Bishop Watterson High School's Little Eagles Wrestling Club and the Girls Basketball Feeder School Night.

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