Wolfhound Wednesday
May 8, 2019

Our eighth graders in Hobby Club took many leadership roles helping the younger students with painting, building models, and playing games.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, May 8
Interims Posted
First Communion Rehearsal (4:30 pm)

Thurs, May 9
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade K)

Sat, May 11
First Communion (10 am)

Mon, May 13
All School Rosary (2 pm)

Wed, May 15
Home & School Meeting (12 pm)

Thurs, May 16
Super Games
No School Mass
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Dear Parents,

This weekend we have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and pray as a community.  On Saturday we will celebrate with our 2 nd grade students as they receive their First Communion  and then on Sunday we will honor all mothers on Mother's Day.  The following week on Friday, May 17th our May traditions continue with our 2 nd and 8 th grade students leading our May procession for our May Crowning ceremony.   Monsignor Hendricks will bless sacramentals for our students after Mass on Friday. Students may bring in rosaries, medals, chaplets, etc. that have previously not been blessed for the blessing right after Mass.

Next week on Thursday, May 16th, students will participate in another time honored tradition - Wolfhound Field Day!  Please see the story below for more details and to sign up to volunteer. Also, please keep in mind that Thursday, May 16th will be Early Release at 1:30 pm.  Please note there will be no school Mass on May 16th.

During this month of honoring Mary, may we all continue to look to Mary for guidance in following God's plan.

Spring blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
School   Supply   Kits
Deadline to order June 10, 2019

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 10.

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.
ColorCycle Recycling Program

Saint Brigid of Kildare School will be participating in a new recycling program called Crayola ColorCycle - an amazing program created to repurpose used markers instead of sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 

All around St. Brigid school, there are drop-off boxes to collect used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support this efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included .

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.  To learn more, visit http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle Remember, don't throw out that used marker- ColorCycle it!

Thank you to 5th grade student Addison Williams for bringing us this project!
Wolfhound  Field   Day  Volunteers Needed!
Awesome Volunteers: we need your help to make this a great day for our kids!

St. Brigid of Kildare School Wolfhound Field Day is coming up on Thursday, May 16 at Brigid's Green. Please remember this is an Early Release  Day

Our end of the year  field  day will feature inflatables, game stations, activities, and fun for all grade levels to enjoy! We need LOTS of volunteers to make this  day fun and safe for our kids. Please sign up to help make this  day a success! 

We need volunteers for the  day (8:15 to 1 pm) to work at one of the stations or to walk with a designated class. We will also need lunch volunteers (9 to 11:00 am).

To join the fun, please sign up below. All volunteers must be fingerprinted and have completed Protecting God's Children.

Summer Tutoring

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

Staff Name
Grade Levels
Contact Info
Christine Gutridge
3-4 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-4
Andrea Knabe
5-6 team teacher
Grades 4-9

Jill Cecutti
5-6 team teacher

Reading, Writing, Study Skills,
Test-taking strategies
Grades K-8 (entering)

Nick Byorth
5-6 team teacher

Math, Social Studies, & Writing
Grades 5-8

Teri Ryan
instructional aide

All subjects

Grades K-4

Katy Nentwich
7-8 team teacher

Math and ELA
Grades 4 - 9
Megan Byorth
1-2 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-3

Mackenzie Veeder
1-2 team teacher

All subjects
Grades K-4

Molly Long
1-2 team teacher
All subjects
Grades K-4
Erin Russell
Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech and Language


Gladys Ruz
instructional aide

Reading, Math
Shelley O'Neil
1-2 team literacy teacher
Reading and Writing
Brittany Burger
3-4 team teacher
All subjects

Shelley Regrut
3-4 Literacy Teacher

Reading, writing,  grammar and

Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Contribute Online to Gifts of Gratitude - Deadline Friday

Gifts of Gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide monetary gifts to teachers and staff members at Christmas and the end of year to thank them for all they do for our children.

Why participate?
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child's life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid. Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use - whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family's expenses.

What if I already participated at Christmas? 
If your family donated to the Gifts of Gratitude program at Christmas time, no need to donate again! We only ask for each family to donate once each year.

Oops...I can't remember, did I already contribute this year? 
If you are unsure if you already contributed for this year, just email 
Stacy Austin ( stacyandrob2001@yahoo.com) , Amy Creekmur ( amycreekmur@gmail.com)  or Laura Farnham ( lfarnham@erpartners.net)  and they will let you know.

How much do I give? 
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child; however, any amount is graciously accepted!

What's the deadline?
Please contribute by May 10, 2019 for the year-end gifts.

Contact Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs Stacy Austin (
stacyandrob2001@yahoo.com) , Amy Creekmur ( amycreekmur@gmail.com)  or Laura Farnham ( lfarnham@erpartners.net)

Family First Survey

Family First's "Mom to Mom" is a vibrant, women's faith sharing group  which focuses on motherhood, women's spirituality, and parenting material from a Catholic perspective. Whether you're a "rookie" or "veteran," please join us to share and gain wisdom from other moms like you. We hope you can join us for one or both series. 

Please complete the following survey as the committee hopes to use the responses to help plan for 2019-2020 (whether you've attended a meeting or not)! Thank you for your insight.

Music Ministry Concert
May 19, 4 pm
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Join us as the St. Brigid of Kildare Music Ministry presents How Can I Keep from Singing?, a concert of sacred music. Our choirs will perform music from across the liturgical year.  Please join us as we showcase our over 100 gifted musicians and experience what great talent we have at St. Brigid! Each group will be performing a few of their favorite pieces, as well as a finale that combines all of our accomplished musicians and instrumentalists.
Participating choirs include:
  •  St. Brigid Adult Choir
  •  Children's Choir
  •  Youth Ensemble
  •  Brigid's Gael
All are invited to attend this free concert.
Meals on Wheels Training Opportunity
Meeting May 23

There is a strong need to provide and deliver meals for the elderly in Columbus. You and your family have the chance to partner with LifeCare Alliance's Meals on Wheels program to help keep our aging neighbors in their homes, where they want to be. Our children will see the good they are doing in their community by handing over a hot meal to someone in need, while spending some quality time with their family.

We are looking to recruit an additional 10-12 families to join the 20 or so of us that are currently servicing our route. You can work the route as frequently or as infrequently as you would like, but we are asking for a commitment of at least once per month.

Meals will be picked up at 10:45 am at Dublin Community church in downtown Dublin. Our route takes a little over an hour to complete. We will have an informational meeting and training session on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 am (immediately following Mass) in the Kelty Library.

Please contact Nancy Davis to RSVP via email at nd43065@icloud.com or text 336-337-4421, or with any other questions you might have.
Summer Camp Opportunities
Below is a list of local summer camp opportunities. 
Friday Night Lights is Coming!
The teams and coaches of the Central Catholic League have joined together for the second annual Friday Night Lights Football Camp!  This one night camp will focus on the FUNdamentals of CCL Football and is open for all young men in grades 2-7! Last year was awesome and this year will be better!

Friday, May 17 -  7PM-8:30 at Bishop Hartley High School
Walk Up Registration beginning at 6 PM  
Cost is $5.00  
For more information contact any CCL Head Football Coach!
Parenting Articles

The question forces children to define themselves in terms of work.

 The Case for Doing Nothing
Running from place to place and laboring over long to-do lists have increasingly become ways to communicate status: I'm so busy because I'm just so important, the thinking goes.  Perhaps it's time to stop all this busyness. Being busy -  if we even  are busy  - is rarely the status indicator we've come to believe it is. Nonetheless, the impact is real, and  instances of burnout, anxiety disorders and stress-related diseases are on the rise , not to mention  millennial burnout .
Cocktails & Conversation
A discussion on behavorial health in children

Hosted by Jennifer and Uri Holmes

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30 p.m.
The Bob Webb Show Home in Jerome Village
11371 Winterberry Drive
Plain City, Ohio 43064 

A community behavioral health conversation with Dr. Jeff Bridge of Nationwide Children's Hospital.
 This event will focus on the topics of providing behavioral health treatment, therapy and community support for children ages six through 19. Ohio will see a large advancement in the diagnosis and care of children challenged with spectrum disorders, mental health concerns  and emergency treatment for suicide attempts with the opening of the opening of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Hospital on the Children's main campus next year. Dr. Bridge will address current research on each of these challenges and answer questions from the community regarding where we are going and what can be done. 

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Embrace. Welcome. Participate.

Click here to view a PDF created by the Diocese of Columbus on May's Mental Health Awareness. This PDF includes a prayer for inclusion, reflection questions, resources and more information available through the Diocese of Columbus.

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