Wolfhound Wednesday
March 13, 2019

Second grade celebrated Mardi Gras by making masks last week.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

Mon, Mar 18
SAC Meeting (6:30 PM)

Thurs, Mar 21
Early Release (1:30 PM)

Fri, Mar 22
End of Quarter 3

Mar 25 - 29
No School - Spring Break

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to announce that  Aladdin Jr., our 2019 musical will take place this week.  Our middle school students and the creative team of adults supporting them have put together an amazing performance.  Please plan to join us for an evening of the arts if your schedule will allow. (See story below)

I would like to remind you that the deadline for submitting the FACTS paperwork to be eligible for both Diocesan and Saint Brigid tuition assistance is MARCH 15th .  Please see the story below for more information. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at 614-718-5825.

Please note that the Easter Basket collection for Holy Family Soup Kitchen is NEXT WEEK .  Please help us fill the Easter baskets for all those served by the soup kitchen.  See the story below for more details.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent box top collection contest.  We surpassed our goal and the students have earned a dress down day for this Friday, March 15th .  Plan on wearing green to also celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

As our Lenten journey continues please continue to cultivate kindness and pray for each other.

Lenten 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.
Aladdin Jr. is This Week!

Saint Brigid of Kildare School Presents

March 14th and 15th
Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium
7:00 p.m.

No admission fee.
Free will donations will be accepted to help support
Saint Brigid Performing Arts

St Brigid Performing Arts Mission Statement:
To inspire young people to discover and utilize their God-given talents
and to bring evidence of Christ's love in the joy they bring to the audience.

Musical Help Needed!
Many of our musical's volunteers will be retiring after this year's musical. We are looking to fill many positions for next year. Please consider helping in one of these areas for next year: 
- director
- choreographer
-set designer (construction and painting/backdrop)
-light designer
-props master/mystress
-costume designer

If you are interested, please contact Crystal Bensonhaver at ms.bensonhaver@stbrigid-school.org. 
Welcome Video for Bishop Brennan

Some of our eighth grade students worked quickly to put together a welcome video for our new Bishop Brennan. The video will be part of a welcome gift for  Bishop  Brennan on behalf of all of the schools in the Diocese. The Diocese asked all schools to compile a short video highlighting our students and community, and welcoming him to Columbus!

Thank you to eighth grade students Caleb Kenny, Peter DeSocio, Bobby McMillen, and Colin Sullivan who worked during their recesses and Genius Hour the last two weeks to make this video on behalf of our school!

Congrats Power of the Pen Team!

Six students from the middle school Power of the Pen team competed in its regional tournament on Saturday. Sara Goodlive won an individual award (placing eighth in the seventh grade division), and the seventh grade team won fourth place overall, earning Honorable Mentions. The participants were Sara Goodlive, Sophia Heise, Carly Henry, Devin Mitchell, Victoria Garascia, and Yulia Karelina. Soon we will find out which writers have qualified for the state tournament in May. 

We are very proud of our Wolfhound writers!

The Flu Found St. Brigid

Influenza has made its way into every grade level at St. Brigid of Kildare School this week.  In place of sending class notices as we usually do with communicable diseases, this article will be notification that your child has possibly been exposed to the Influenza virus.  Influenza (also known as "the Flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza viruses.
The following information will help you monitor your child:
  • Symptoms: Abrupt onset of some or all of the following: headache, fever and/or chills, muscle aches, sore throat, congestion, cough, fatigue.
  • Complications: The Flu can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. The Flu can also lead to a flare of chronic conditions, such as asthma.
  • Treatment: Prescription antiviral medication is available and is most effective at early onset of symptoms. Contact your primary care physician to discuss its use.
  • Method of spread: Transmitted from one person to another by the droplets of a sneeze or cough. Can also spread by touch of objects handled by a person infected with the Flu.
  • Control: Students with the Flu must stay home until symptoms resolve: no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, etc) and lessening of respiratory symptoms and fatigue.
Continue to notify the Office if your child has been diagnosed with a positive Flu swab. Contact the Health Office for questions 614-718-5825, ext. 239.

Yearbook Orders Due March 22

Yearbook order form envelopes went home in last week's Friday Folders.

Please complete the envelope with payment and return by March 22 to order a yearbook.

School Advisory Committee (SAC) Applications Due April 3

Take an active part in making our already amazing school even better. Apply for a position (3-year term) on St. Brigid's School Advisory Committee (SAC). The purpose of the School Advisory Committee is to provide the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and the principal of Saint Brigid of Kildare School with advice and to make recommendations regarding issues affecting the school.

The mission of the School Advisory Committee is to promote and support a distinctive religious learning environment that provides for the propagation of the Catholic faith and values, fosters academic excellence, and develops fully the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional capabilities unique to each student. SAC meets once a month during the school months on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. Prior to applying, please consider if you can commit to this time commitment for a three-year period.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and they can be submitted via the link below. Please contact Ann Sage (annosage@gmail.com) with any questions.

Click here to complete the online SAC application.
Box Tops Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent box top collection contest. 

WE DID IT!!!  We surpassed our school goal and collected almost 7,000 Boxtops for this winter contest! 

SCHOOL REWARD:  All students have earned a dress down day for this Friday, March 15th - plan on wearing green to also celebrate St. Patrick's Day!!!

CLASS REWARD:  The 3rd grade class has also earned an additional reward to celebrate turning in the most Box Tops of 1,065!!!    

** Remember each and every Box Top helps as our earnings from Box Tops for this school year is $1,087!!!  Keep collecting those Box Tops!!!
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.

A St. Brigid Wellness Activity for Families:

Hilliard City Schools recently concluded digital wellness month. Each week had a different theme: Wellness, Citizenship, Etiquette, and Safety.

We suggest families complete one of the  theme activities over the next four weeks. The webpage provides numerous resources to help parents with the challenges related to social media.  

For week 3, complete the activities under "Etiquette" towards the top of the page. They break the activities by elementary and secondary levels.

Click the link
Easter Basket Collection for Holy Family Soup Kitchen
Collection Next Week

Please help the Social Action Committee supply Easter Baskets of candy, crackers and nutritious snacks for family distribution at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen and food pantry. Donations are being collected March 18-22 in containers marked "Easter Goodies" in the school cafeteria. As a reminder, all crackers, nutritious snacks and candy need to be individually wrapped.

Your family is invited to help assemble the baskets on Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 am, in the school cafeteria. Come and make this a family event.
Installation Mass & Vespers Service for Most Rev. Robert Brennan
The Installation Mass for Bishop Designate Robert Brennan as the twelfth Bishop of Columbus will take place on Friday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral. There will also be an Evening Vespers Service with Bishop Designate Robert Brennan on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Due to space restrictions at the Cathedral, attendance at both Vespers and the Installation Mass is by invitation only. 

Parish lay participation at these historic celebrations is essential to Bishop Brennan and the Installation Committee, so our parish has selected Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Stephanie Hackett to attend the Vespers, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Maureen Zimmerman to attend the Installation Mass to represent Saint Brigid of Kildare at these services.
VBS Registration Open!

Get ready for a Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer!  Join us as we travel the globe and learn why we pray, where we pray and how to make your prayer life take flight!

When: June 17-21, 2019, 9 am - noon
Where: St. Brigid of Kildare School
Who: Children 3 years old and potty trained by June 17, 2019 through those entering grade 6 (2019-20 school year)*
Cost: $40/per child (includes VBS T-Shirt, Music CD and all supplies used throughout the week)

Click here to register and learn more!

VBS is looking for adult and junior volunteers! Look for the volunteer registration forms at the link above.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Embrace. Welcome. Participate.

All persons with disabilities have gifts to contribute to the whole Church.

Click here to view a PDF created by the Diocese of Columbus on March DDA. This PDF includes a prayer for inclusion, reflection questions, resources and more information available through the Diocese of Columbus.

A Girl's Life
Program for adolescent girls -- April 2
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