Wolfhound Wednesday
May 29, 2019

Students in Mrs. Long's 1st grade class enjoyed an ice cream treat that Ms. O'Reilly brought! This was a treat purchased at the Corks for a Cause SPiCE fundraiser this year. 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, May 30
Graduation (6 pm)

Fri, May 31
Last Day of School
Leadership Mass (9 am)
Early Release (1 pm)

Happy Summer!

Wed Jun 5
Report Cards Posted

Save the Dates:

Mon, Aug 19 
Parent Administration Day & Meet the Teacher (4-6 pm)

Tues, Aug 20
Kindergarten WOW Day (9-11:30 or 12-2:30)

Wed, Aug 21
First Day of School

Dear Parents,

As the year draws to a close on Friday, May 31st, I would like to once again invite everyone to our closing school liturgy at 9:00 AM.  Following Mass we will be recognizing our school staff who have served 5, 10, 15 and 20 years at our school. The day will close at 1:00 PM with early dismissal (please note the change from our regular 1:30 PM early dismissal).

Next week will be our final regular Wolfhound Wednesday for the school year.  However, periodically during the summer months there will be a Wolfhound Wednesday with summer updates.

At this time a few additional staff announcements are known for the 2019-2020 school year. Our 4th grade teachers next year will be Miss Brittany Burger and Mrs. Christine Gutridge (both are current 3rd grade teachers).  Joining the 3rd-4th grade team as 3rd grade teachers will be Mrs. Mackenzie Veeder (current 1st grade teacher) and Mrs. Julie Boyles (current 1st-2nd grade ESA).  We are also excited to announce Mrs. Karen DeLucia will be returning full-time to the teaching staff and will be joining the middle school team as the literacy support teacher.  When more staff news is available we will publish it in a summer Wolfhound Wednesday.

We have prayed, we have studied, and we have played, and now it is time to take our summer break to renew, refresh and prepare for the 2019-20 school year.

Thank you for a great year and on behalf of the entire school faculty and staff we wish you a restful, prayerful and fun-filled summer.

Summer Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 5th, 6th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Congrats 8th Grade Scholarship Winners

We are so proud of our many eighth grade students who have received  scholarships to begin their high school years.

We are happy to announce the following scholarships awarded to our Saint Brigid of Kildare eighth grade students: 
  • Caleb Kenney - Dominican Sisters Scholarship
  • Ava Hoying  St. John Bosco Scholarship
  • Peter Mangold  Principal Scholarship
  • Lily Goodfellow  Sister Ursula Marie Math Scholarship
  • Jack Ismael  - Sister Ursula Marie Math  Scholarship
  • Stephanie Regan - Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators Scholarship
  • Matthew Hollis - St. Charles Class of '58 Scholarship
  • Bobby McMillen - St. Charles Msgr. O'Dea Scholarship
  • William Chorich - St. Charles Academic Scholarship
  • Peter DeSocio - St. Charles Academic Scholarship
  • Thomas Matthews - St. Charles Academic Scholarship
  • Kelsey Anderson - Columbus School for Girls Alumnae Scholarship

Stay tuned for additional scholarship winners that have not been announced yet! These will be listed in next week's Wolfhound Wednesday.

Two Students Published in Flip the Page

Congratulations to seventh grade students Ryan Huttsell and Devin Mitchell who recently received the honor of being published in the prestigious magazine Flip the Page. Flip the Page is central Ohio's teen literary journal, which is part of the Thurber House Foundation. It is completely written, staffed, and produced by Central Ohio teens. Teens aged 13-19 are invited to submit their literary pieces for publishing. The magazine is produced once a year; to learn more, visit their webpage at http://www.thurberhouse.org/flip-the-page/ .

Congrats Ryan and Devin!

Medications Coming Home

Medications for students that have been kept in the Clinic will be coming home in backpacks  on Friday. This includes Epipens, inhalers, and any over-the-counter medications. 

Extra doses of scheduled prescription medications must be picked up by a parent this week. Please stop by the Clinic to gather these meds and to get a new Medication Form for the 2019 - 20 school year.

Power of the Pen Competes at State

Three members of our Power of the Pen team competed at the state tournament on Friday at the College of Wooster. The seventh graders were Sara Goodlive, Sophia Heise, and Carly Henry. They wrote against 200 students from 272 public and private Ohio schools, and they were in the top 10% of this year's Power of the Pen participants. 

We are very proud of our Wolfhound writers and can't wait to write again next year!

Keep Collecting BoxTops!

Keep collecting BoxTops this summer!  We earned over $1,000 from BoxTops this school year.  Look for another BoxTops contest after we return to school in the Fall.

** Remember to SAVE BoxTops with expiration date and acronym intact.**. 

SPICE "Get Moving" Summer Fitness

The "Get Moving" SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children get moving and into shape!  

The summer fitness program will look different this year. Students can participate in two different sessions. One session will take place from June 11th-27th meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8.

The second session will take place from July 16th-August 1st meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10:30.
Sign ups for each session will take place two weeks before the start of each session.

All incoming 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.

Become A New Family Mentor

Home and School is currently looking for parents to sign up to be on the New Family Welcome committee. This entails being a mentor to a new family for the next school year. Mentor families will attend the new family welcome breakfast on Sunday, August 18, and also need to be available to check in with their new family monthly and be available to answer any questions and assist with their transition. Mentors will be paired up with new families with children in the same grades.

If you are interested in being a new family mentor, fill out this short form.

If you have any questions, contact Alexis Santangelo (alexis@innovationexhibits.com) or Leah McCoy (leah.mccoy@gmail.com) or Diane Paulus ( dmpaulus@gmail.com).

Uniform Sales
Two of our uniform stores are currently having sales on uniform pieces. See below for more details.

Education Apparel Sale through May 31st

SchoolBelles Sale:
  • 25% off May 15-31
  • 20% off June 1-20
  • 15% off July 1-31
Incoming 5th Grade Students: Please remember 5th - 8th grade students must also purchase a gym uniform.
Barn Bash Save the Date
Friday, October 25, 2019

The annual  Barn   Bash  at Leed's Farm in Ostrander will be held on Friday, October 25. 

Save the  date for the fun family event!

Summer Tutoring

Summer tutoring is available from many Saint Brigid of Kildare staff members. Staff can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

Click here for the list of teachers, subjects and contact information.

Congrats St. Brigid Alumni!

BWHS Class of 2019 Valedictorians
Three of the BWHS valedictorians are St. Brigid of Kildare School alumni. Valedictorians are listed with parent names, feeder school, followed by parish if different, and college (intended major). Congratulations to:
  • Meggie Davis, Nancy and Todd Davis, St. Brigid, The Ohio State University (biology/pre-med)
  • Elizabeth D'sa, Pamela and Roy D'Sa, St. Brigid, University of Notre Dame (neuroscience and behavior)
  • Gwyneth Hagerty, Genevieve and Brian Hagerty, St. Brigid, Xavier University (environmental science)
Click here to see the full list. 

Congrats as well to our many St. Brigid alumni who have earned awards and honors at BWHS, including Service Cord Recipients, Business Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Latin Exam awards. 

SBAA Fall Sports Registrations

The St. Brigid Athletic Association is excited to open up registration for the fall athletic activities.  The below activities are based on your child's grade level in the fall, and all activities are open up to any registered student of St. Brigid School, St. Brigid Religious Education, or child of registered parishioner.
Registration started on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM and will run through the end of the summer - see specific end dates on each sport.

  • Tackle Football : 5th - 8th grade boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Flag Football : 4th grade boys - season starts with practices in August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Summer Mini-Camps : 4th - 8th grade boys - Saturday mornings during the summer.  Costs : Free (must register online)
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade boys - 6 weeks of football fundamentals - September & October.   Costs : $75
  • View all Football Program Details and Register (including local summer football camps)
  • Girls Volleyball: 4th - 8th grade girls - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160 
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade girls - 4 weeks of volleyball fundamentals - August.   Costs : $75
  • View all Volleyball Program Details and Register
  • Please note: Volleyball Evaluations will be May 28-29. Please find the full schedule at www.gowolfhounds.com.
Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Golf : 6th - 8th grade girls & boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through October.   Costs : $10-20 per match (approx. 12 matches) - no registration fee. 
  • View all Golf Program Details and Register

Summer Camp Opportunities

There are many local summer camp opportunities for elementary age students.

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