Wolfhound Wednesday
May 30, 2018

Second grade students having end of year fun at Wolfhound Field Day

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, May 31
8th Grade Graduation Reception (6 pm)

Fri, June 1
Last Day of School - Early Release at 1 pm

Wed, June 6
Report Cards Published

Save the Dates:

Mon, Aug 20
Meet the Teacher & Parent Admin Day (4-6 pm)

Mon & Tues, Aug 20 & 21
K WOW Days

Wed, Aug 22
First Day of School

Fri, Oct 19
Barn Bash

Dear Parents,

As the year draws to a close I would like to thank everyone for participating last week in our various celebrations of learning.  We have had a great year studying mosaics, the Trinity Dome and of course all of our academic experiences. It is so exciting to witness the joy of learning and to also know that our children are appreciating their faith and learning to be disciples in today's world.  

As the year draws to a close on Friday, June 1st, 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).

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

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 2018-19 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

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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.
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 meds. 

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 2018-19 school year.

Congrats 8th Grade Scholarship Winners

We are so proud of our many eighth grade students who have received Bishop Watterson High School 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: 

  • Ali Hayek - Christine Wilson Memorial Scholarship
  • Gabby Bracconeri - Richard and Nancy Prechtel Scholarship
  • Aidan Steinbauer - Richard and Nancy Prechtel Scholarship
  • Norah Dorley - Dominican Scholarship   
  • Lucy Loudon - Sr. Mary Hope English Scholarship 
  • Carson Smith - Principal Scholarship 
  • Katherine Drab - Principal Scholarship
Summer Garden Help Needed
The school garden will continue to grow throughout the summer, but helpers are needed! 

Could your family help? All school families are encouraged to visit the garden whenever it fits your schedule. If you see weeds, pull them. If the soil seems dry, water it. If vegetables and herbs are ready to harvest, take them. It is simple to help! "Papa Jack" Rekstis, our true garden expert, will be found working in the garden many days this summer...but needs your help. 

Papa Jack will be working in the Garden this Saturday and Sunday (June 2nd and 3rd) from 10:00 until midafternoon each day. There is a lot to do. We will be planting, building new beds and more. All are welcome.

No sign-up necessary...just come when you can! 
Congrats Alumni Valedictorians at BWHS!
Twenty-two seniors have earned the distinction of valedictorian for the Bishop Watterson Class of 2018, achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or greater  and have taken a minimum of 12 accelerated, honor or Advanced Placement courses over the four years . Of the 22 valedictorians at Bishop Watterson, seven of them are Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni. 

Congrats to our alumni:
  • Kyle Bower, Eileen and Dan Bower, St. Brigid, Kenyon College (film)
  • Grace Demboski, Bonnie and Paul Demboski, St. Brigid, The Ohio State University (nursing)
  • Maslin Slade, Dawn and TJ Slade, St. Brigid, Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, Miami University (pre-veterinary biology, finance)
  • John Stimpfl, Karen and Joe Stimpfl, St. Brigid, University of Illinois (electrical engineering)
  • Julia St. John, Jean and Roy St. John, St. Brigid, St. Joan of Arc, Denison University (pre-physical therapy)
  • Madison Tortora, Louwana and Stephen Tortora, St. Brigid, The Ohio State University (psychology)
  • Noah Weaver, Lisa and Mark Weaver, St. Brigid, University of Pittsburgh (biomedical engineering)
Click here to see the full list. 
NoBody is Perfect 5K
Organized by St. Brigid 5th Grade Student, Bailey Kerins

Join us for the first annual NoBody is Perfect 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 28 at Darree Park in Dublin, OH. This event supports the fight against eating disorders. It serves to spread awareness in our community about eating disorders as well as raises much-needed funds for research surrounding these mental illnesses.

NoBody is Perfect is a Non-Profit charity founded by Bailey Kerins, a fifth grade student at St. Brigid of Kildare School, and Kaleigh Olmstead, a recent University of Notre Dame graduate. Together, they hope to help those fighting eating disorders by inspiring positive self-image within the community while spreading awareness and raising money for necessary research.

Crucial Conversations Parent Survey

As we work to plan our next Crucial Conversations parent workshop, we would like to collect your input so that we can tailor our workshops to the needs and interests of parents here at St. Brigid of Kildare. 

If you haven't yet, please take just a minute to answer the 5-question survey. We greatly appreciate it!

back-school-bus.jpg All Families: Register for Bus Transportation for 18-19

The transportation departments from Dublin, Hilliard and Olentangy schools request all new and returning families to register your students for busing this fall by July 31st, 2018. If you are a new family moving to the area, and don't know your new address yet, please contact them as soon as you have this information.

Click here for instructions for re-registering for transportation for the Dublin, Olentangy and Hilliard districts.
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 reception at the beginning of the school year 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 have any questions, contact Susan Mangold at smangold1025@gmail.com or 610-308-4203.
School   Supply   Kits
Deadline to order June 22, 2018

School   supplies  will be available to order through SchoolKidz. Lists for your child's  school   supplies  will go home in this week's Friday folders. SchoolKidz will only accept online orders.  School   supply   kits  will be delivered to students' homeroom classes by the first day of  school . The deadline to order  school   supplies  online is  June 15 .

If you would not like to order supplies through SchoolKidz, you can use the supply list in this week's Friday folders, purchase the items over the summer, and have your child bring them with them the first day of school. 

Order online at  http://www.shopttkits.com/  and use our school's code  12621.

Track & Field News

On Saturday May 19, seven members of the St. Brigid Track and Field team competed in the Middle School Track and Field State Championship and all of them placed in the top eight in one or more events. They are: Chloe Demboski, Lily Goodfellow, Ava Hoying, Jack Ishmael, Amelia Moreland, Ashley Westerheide and Sydney Workman.

In addition, the 4x200 meter relay team of Sydney Workman, Ava Hoying, Chloe Demboski and Ashley Westerheide broke the St. Brigid Varsity Girls record in the event, running it in 1:58.67.

Congratulations to all seven of these athletes for their achievements and for doing a great job representing St. Brigid!

SBAA Fall Sports Registrations Open
Wolfhound Nation:  SBAA has opened fall sports registrations!

Fall sports include cross country, football, volleyball, girls tennis, golf, and lil hounds football. 

Click below for more info and to REGISTER NOW:  

Football 2018 Information
Football Registration is open for the 2018 season. 

REGISTER TODAY AT http://sbaa.siplay.com/site/  

St. Brigid Football Mini-Camps

Every Saturday morning starting June 2nd from 8:30a-10a at Brigid's Green across from the parish.  These are completely optional.  We are providing an opportunity to provide fundamental education and begin getting your boys acquainted with each other and  the great  coaches in the program.  Don't miss this opportunity to stay active over the summer and prepare for the 2018 season.  There is  no additional fee to attend.  

If you're already registered for the 2018 season, just show up on Saturday. 
If you're not sure about playing, please come out to the mini-camps to see the coaches and players in action to get an idea of what  St. Brigid football is all about.  If you're not registered for the 2018 season prior to attending, email Tim Long, Football Commissioner, at football@gowolfhounds.com to verify player eligibility and sign a consent form.

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