May 5, 2021
The fourth graders enjoying the warm weather while observing and sketching the beautiful ecosystem in St. Brigid’s very own garden!
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

This past weekend we celebrated our first group of second graders who received Jesus in the sacrament of First Holy Communion. First Communions will continue over the next two weekends.

Please join us in praying for these children and their families as they continue in their journey toward Jesus in communion with the Body of Christ!

Spring Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
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.
SPiCE "Get Moving" Summer Fitness
The “Get Moving” SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children socialize, get moving and get into shape!

Students can participate in two different sessions. One session will take place from June 15-24, 2021 meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8. The second session will take place from July 13-22, 2021 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. The sign up link will be posted on the school and parish website news (or search “get moving”).

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.

The following forms must be completed and turned in at your child’s first session:
  1. Medical Form
  2. Consent Form
FACTS Re-Enrollment Tuition Payment Plan Agreements for 2021-2022 Distributed Via Email by Friday, May 14
FACTS Re-enrollment Tuition Payment Plan Agreements will be sent electronically via the email listed in your FACTS profile by Friday, May 14. If you agree with everything on the agreement, you do not need to respond. Your tuition payments will be automatically processed on the date listed on your FACTS agreement.

It is extremely important that you review the following information and notify us via email if you want to change from your current payment plan or Peace of Mind agreement:

1) Contact information, especially email address, to ensure that you receive all critical communication. No agreements or information will be mailed or sent home.

2) If you want to make a change, please email changes to Jackie Mack at jmack@stbrigidofkildare.org. You do not need to create a new agreement -- just email Jackie the change you'd like to make.

3) Peace of Mind Option, you can elect ($22.50 fee) or decline this option.

All changes, including the decision to NOT re-enroll, must be communicated to Jackie Mack by Friday, May 21, at 5:00 pm at jmack@stbrigidofkildare.org. The deadline to withdraw for the 2021-2022 school year is June 15, 2021. If the school is notified of the withdrawal after June 15th, families will be subject to a withdrawal fee of 1/10th of annual school tuition.  
Summer Camp for Young Children: Registration Open; Deadline Friday
Calling all parish children ages four to six! Join us this summer for TREASURED: a faith-based camp. Make new friends and discover that you are God’s greatest treasure through bible stories, music, crafts, outdoor games, and much more!

Space is limited! Each program pod will hold no more than 12 children of the same age group. Each pod will have two counselors to supervise children. The summer program will run Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the preschool arks on Saint Brigid of Kildare campus (located inside the units on the parking lot).

Please note that each week will be the same program so children should only attend one session. Children must be at least four years old by June 1, 2021 and have not completed first grade in order to register for the program. 

Program Date Options:
Session 1- June 7-11
Session 2- June 14-18
Session 3- June 21-25
Session 4- July 26-30
Session 5- Aug 2-6
Session 6- Aug 9-13

Available sessions will be determined by registration numbers. In order to implement safe covid practices and offer a high-quality experience, the cost to attend the summer program is $100 per child. 

We can’t wait for you to join us! For more information or questions, please contact Hillary Harper at mrs.harper@stbrigid-school.org

Registration opened Monday, April 26 at 10 AM and closes Friday, May 7. Slots will be filled based on registration order. Click the link below to register.
Now Hiring: Summer Program Counselors
Saint Brigid of Kildare is seeking Summer Program Counselors to assist with the early childhood summer program. Counselors will assist and supervise students ages four to six that are enrolled in the summer program.

This is a part-time position and would be a great experience for individuals pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Hours are 8:30 am -12:00 pm, Monday - Friday from June 7-June 25, and July 26- August 13. Candidates must be available for all dates.

For requirements and application instructions, click the link below.
Track & Field News
The St. Brigid Track and Field team competed on Saturday, April 24 and once again, our athletes had a lot of great performances, including THREE new St. Brigid records!

1) Michael Freiburger now has the outright Reserve Boys high jump record. He had tied the record of 4’-8” two weeks ago and this week broke the record by reaching a height of 5’-0”.

2) The 4th and 5th Grade Girls 4x200 Meter Relay team of Lucy Lanier, Maddie Berg, Lily Steinbrunner and Emily Swinerton set a new record with a time of 2:11.03, breaking the previous record of 2:11.35, set in 2006.

3) Emily Swinerton also broke the 4th and 5th Grade Girls 100 Meter Dash record with a time of 14.40, breaking the previous record of 14.44 set in 2001.

Congratulations to all of these new record holders!

The track and field team will finish their season by competing in the Diocesan Championship on May 8. Best of luck to all of our athletes!
Congrats Varsity Baseball!
The varsity baseball team had a surprise visitor on Saturday as Mr. Mazon came to cheer on the team and took a quick photo with the team!

The team played St. Mary Magdalene at Brigid's Green and won 9-4!
Cub Scout Pack 117 is Looking for New Scouts!
 Do you like to camp? Do you like to fish? Do you like to have a lot of fun with good friends? St. Brigid Parish sponsored Cub Scout Pack 117 is looking for K through 5th grade boys to become part of the scouting family!

For information on how to join, please contact:
Jeff Leach c: 614-787-8080 e: Jeff.Leach@epicor.com
Rich Petersen c:614-929-4312 e: rpetersen3@protonmail.com
Educational Apparel Sale
Click below to see details on Educational Apparel's early shopper sale for May, June and July.
Family First Summer Service Opportunity
Get ready to get your hands dirty and ‘feed the hungry’ at the same time! In conjunction with the St. Brigid High School Youth Ministry, please join Family First to volunteer to weed and water the Dublin Giving Garden at Historic Coffman Homestead across from Dublin Coffman High School.

Volunteers will meet at the garden every Tuesday morning (June 8 – Aug. 10) from 10 to 11:30 am. There is no minimum age for volunteers but little ones must be accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to get outside, do service, and play at the nearby playground before lunch and/or naps. Or pack your lunch! After working up an appetite, feel free to enjoy lunch at the picnic area in nearby Coffman Park. 

At least two Protecting God’s Children compliant adults will be needed every Tuesday to keep the group compliant. Choose a date to sign up below.

Please contact Anne Flock at anne.flock@gmail.com with any questions!
Congrats Alumni: NHS and National Latin Exam
Congratulations to our many Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni at Bishop Watterson High School who were recently inducted into Bishop Watterson High School's National Honor Society and who won awards on the 2021 National Latin Exam!

Meals on Wheels Service Opportunity
Looking for a fun service project to do with your kids over the summer? Meals on Wheels is looking to add drivers to the Dublin / Hillard route!

Each time you deliver will require about 1-1 1/2 hours starting at 10:45 am. 

A zoom training session will be held before school is out, so you will be all set to go once summer hits. 

If interested, please contact Nancy Davis at 336-337-4421 for additional details.
Turn Chaos into Calm: Sanity for Parents
Sanity School® was created to help parents/caregivers improve family life while raising children with complex challenges. With practical training, coaching, and support, parents become more confident, home life becomes more peaceful, and children become more successful.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends Parent Training as first line treatment for Parents/Caregivers of children with ADHD and other Executive Function challenges.

6 One Hour Classes to a more Peaceful Family: Mondays & Thursdays, May 10,13,17, 20, 24, 27, 2021 7:00pm-8:15pm ● Online via Zoom Meeting
Summer Camp Opportunities
Below are local summer camp opportunities available to Saint Brigid of Kildare School children. Click the link to view more details.