Wolfhound Wednesday
November 21, 2018

The kindergartners were so excited to play on the new playground for the first time! They are so grateful to all who made this wonderful new play space for them.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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)

Wed, Dec 12
Interims Posted

Thurs, Dec 13
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 4)

Fri, Dec 21
Advent Prayer Service (12:45 pm)
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving!  I would like to take a minute to say thank you on behalf of the faculty and myself for the ongoing support of our school families. We thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed on our school and parish.  We have many wonderful and generous families who help us to build a nurturing and faith-filled school community. We are thankful to our School Advisory Committee, Home and School Association, SPiCE and our Athletic Association who work diligently to advise, generate funds and organize volunteers to provide many wonderful programs, activities and opportunities for our students and staff.  As educators, we are most thankful for our students who show us each and every day how to be kind and generous, as we work together "discovering and sharing our strengths" to further our mission.

Enjoy the pictures in this holiday edition of our special Thanksgiving week at St. Brigid!

With gratitude,

Kathy O'Reilly

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SCHOOL NEWS
Thanksgiving Week Photos

Creativity Hour
After learning about their top strengths, students in grades K-8 participated in "Creativity Hour." Each student was given time to reflect on their greatest strengths. After reflecting, they had an hour to use a variety of classroom supplies (such as cardboard, foil, cotton balls, tissue paper and more) to create an object that represented their strengths. Students had a great time using their creativity to visually represent their strengths, and enjoyed explaining how their object represented their strengths to others. 


Thanksgiving Feast
Students K-8 enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving Feast where the 8th grade students took a leadership role and served their fellow students!




Musical Audition Information

Auditions for Disney's Aladdin JR. will be as follows:

7 th /8 th Grade:   Monday, Dec. 10 th,  3:00-4:30 p.m.
6 th Grade:   Tuesday, Dec.11 th,  3:00-4:30 p.m.
*Call Backs:  Thursday, Dec. 13th, 3:00-TBA


Remember to Save Your Box Tops!

Remember to save those Thanksgiving Box Tops this weekend! Home & School Association will be starting a school wide contest soon. More details to follow!

** SAVE Box Tops with expiration date and acronym intact.**

Please contact Kerry Sullivan (jacquefarms@aol.com) or Beth Mooney (brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com) with any School Rewards program questions. Thanks!
Spirit Wear Store Open
 
Christmas is just around the corner and St. Brigid Spirit Wear makes the perfect gift for your student or yourself!
 
The store will be open TODAY through Friday, November 30th.
 
Orders will be ready before Christmas! Choose shipping directly to your home or pick up in Powell.
 
 Visit  http://2horseapparel.com/wolfhounds to place your order.
 
Please contact us with questions.
 
Theresa Vivona
 
Karen Huttsell

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 at BWHS Signed to Play College Sports

Congratulations to alum and Bishop Watterson High School senior Adam Fallon, who signed to play baseball at Bowling Green State University last week. 

Adam was among a group of eight seniors signing last week. 

Congrats!


PARISH NEWS

The Redemption of Scrooge:
Advent Bible Study


 

Beginning November 28, 2018

 
Click here to learn more and register.
 

 

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:
 
 
GO HOUNDS!

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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.

PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS
Schoolbelles Uniform Sale

Schoolbelles is having a winter sale from November 23 - January 5.

The silent tragedy affecting today's children 
Parenting article

Below is an excerpt from an article from YourOT.com:

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels - our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers and professionals who have been working in the field for the last 15 years. You will hear concerns similar to mine. Moreover, in the past 15 years, researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids' mental illness, which is now reaching epidemic proportions:
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