Wolfhound Wednesday
November 14, 2018

Fifth grade students learning about the Day of the Dead in Spanish class.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Nov 14
Author Visit (K-4)

Thurs, Nov 15
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Mon, Nov 19
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Tues, Nov 20
School Mass (9 am)

Wed, Nov 21-23
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Sat, Dec 1
First Reconciliation
(10 am)

Thurs, Dec 6
Home & School (10 am)
Lessons & Carols (7 pm)

Dear Parents,

I would like to call particular attention to the Sleep Summit article found in this week's Wolfhound Wednesday.  This article is particularly thought provoking as many parents struggle with balancing screen time for themselves and for their children.  Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent for NPR and this interview shares her thoughts and research on screen time and sleep. She is the author of several books about learning and the future. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media And Real Life.  www.anyakamenetz.net

Next week on Monday, November 19th we will celebrate with our Fall athletes at a pep rally beginning at 2:00 pm in the gym. Parents are welcome to join in the fun!

We will gather together as a school family for Mass on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 am to praise the Lord and thank him for our many gifts as Thanksgiving Day approaches.  Please plan to join us if your schedule allows.

Following Mass our students will enjoy our annual Thanksgiving Feast during our regularly scheduled lunch periods.  The tradition of 8th grade students serving the delicious turkey meal is enjoyed by both the 8th grade and the younger students.  

With gratitude,

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades, Specials

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
School Sponsored Blood Drive

At this season of thanks and giving, please consider donating the "Gift of Life".

What: St. Brigid Blood Drive 
When: Monday, December 10th 1:30-7:30 P.M. 
Where:  Hendricks Hall

Reserve your spot by visiting   www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: saintbrigid) or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins will be welcomed, but priority will be given to donors with an appointment.

For questions, contact Peggy Iannarino 614-718-5825, ext. 239
Have you contributed to Gifts of Gratitude?
Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the 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.
Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes -- the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this
program.  You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking "G.O.G" inside your Christmas card.
How much do I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!

Questions or can't remember if you've given yet for this year?
Contact Jen Lynch at lynchjen@hotmail.com or Beth Mooney at brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com.  

Alumni Inducted to St. Joseph of Arimathea Society 2018-19

Bishop Watterson's St. Joseph of Arimathea Society held its induction during the All Saints' Day Mass again this year.

The SJAS is a pallbearer society under the patronage of St. Joseph of Arimathea, the man who took the body of Jesus from the cross and placed it in his own new tomb. The group, now in its seventh year, consists of 31 young men -- juniors and seniors - who have been trained and commissioned for this service of assisting at the burial of the departed.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni in this society include Rob Agan, Andrew Mershad, Michael Reis, Max Ritchey and Ian Simone.

Congrats and thank you to our alumni for being involved in such a meaningful service!

Julia Cook's Author Visit 
Book order form below

Julia Cook is nationally recognized as an award-winning children's book author and parenting expert, and her books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Chicago Tribune.She has also been featured on CNN's HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.  

The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home.  

For SIGNED copies of her books please print out this order form and return to Mrs. DeSocio by Tuesday Nov. 20th. 

Alumni on Honor Roll - 1st Quarter

Congrats to our alumni on 1st quarter honor roll at Bishop Watterson High School and St. Charles.

Click here to see the 1st quarter honor roll list for both schools.
Candy Collected for Operation Gratitude

Lillian (5th), Emelia (3rd) and Maggie Glatz (preschool) collect Halloween candy every year for Operation Gratitude. This year was their 9th year and by far their BIGGEST collection ever! They collected, sorted and packed 482 pounds of candy to mail to Operation Gratitude in California for our troops! Operation Gratitude sends addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Care Givers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.  

The Glatz girls want to thank all the St. Brigid families who donated candy this year!
Diocesan Football Survey

The Diocese of Columbus is looking for any and all feedback for the sport of football!  The recent trends in the sport of football are mandating the diocese look at opportunities to improve and change its current offering. If you are a parent, a coach, a grandparent, a teacher, anybody with an interest or opinion on the sport of football, the DIOCESE wants to hear from you!
Just go here:

St. Brigid Ski and Board          

Is your child interested in joining St. Brigid Ski and Board?  No experience needed!

Date :  Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5 and 12.  
Who:   Students in grades 4th - 8th
Where :  Mad River Mountain
Time :  3:30pm - 7:30pm (return to St. Brigid parking lot by 8:15pm)
Cost :  $145 per child

Click here for more information and registration instructions.
The deadline for forms is December 10.

Help CREW with Sunday Socials

If you want first dibs on the breakfast treats, host a Sunday Social! 
If you are looking for a family service opportunity, host a Sunday Social! 
If you want to get involved at St. Brigid and meet new people along the way, host a Sunday Social! 

Sound like fun? 
A ll the little details are taken care of . . . we just need your helpful hands to set-up, serve and clean-up. Pick a Sunday that works for you, ready yourself, bring your family or coordinate with a group of friends and come be a part of the St. Brigid Parish community in a super easy way. 

Additional details are provided in the sign-up link. If you are eager and willing to help, please sign up below. 

Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 8

Online registration and more info:


St. Brigid Holiday Hop
Wednesday, November 14th from 6pm-9pm

Come sip on some wine and shop local while helping us build a brighter future for families in need. Benefiting St. Brigid Women's Club Giving Tree, the hop is a pre-holiday shopping experience featuring 32 local boutiques, artists & pop up shops. 

Hosted by St. Brigid Women's Club
Wednesday, November 14, 6-9 PM
Hendricks Hall
Screen Time & Sleep
Below are some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit.

During this interview, you'll get the answers to these questions:
  • What does the research say about screens and sleep?
  • What is the "rebound effect" and how does it affect sleep?
  • What is the vicious cycle that keeps my child tired, but still wired from their device?
  • Based on your research, what are the guidelines around screens that I can create to help my child sleep better?
  • What are the differences between girls and boys when it comes to screen use?
  • Why do kids feel a sense of relief when you impose screen guidelines/rules?
  • What are the warning signs that my child needs to curb their screen time?
  • Based on your research, how much influence do parents have on kids' screen habits?
  • What's the one thing I can model when I use my phone in front of my kids?
  • What are the positive uses of technology? How can we model these things?

Anya Kamenetz is an education correspondent for NPR. She is the author of several books about learning and the future. Her latest is The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media And Real Life.

The Truth About Sleep + Screen Time Resources:
Bishop Watterson Upcoming Events

Below are flyers for Bishop Watterson's upcoming Open House and Little Eagles Wrestling Club.

Open House - Nov 18
St. Charles Drama Department to Present Fall Production, Mullen's Alley
The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its fall production, the gripping drama, Mullen's Alley by Timothy Mason.  Mullen's Alley will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15, 16, & 17 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre. Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 614/252-6714 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.  
PERC Mental Health Session 
Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 am and 7 pm

Participate in a frank discussion led by a local panel of experts to help empower you to navigate the system regarding mental health, mood, anxiety, suicide, and other issues affecting our youth.

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