November 27, 2019
The 8th graders served our school and staff during our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday.
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The O'Reilly Minute
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, and to be the NOW of God 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
Thanksgiving Feast Photos
Students K-8 enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving Feast where the 8th grade students took a leadership role and served their fellow students!
Announcing St. Brigid's 2020 Spring Musical!
Our 2020 spring musical will be...Annie Jr.!

Auditions will take place the week of December 10. See the link below for all audition information.
Advent is Almost Here
From NCEA Parent News:

As parents of Catholic school students, there are ways to keep the season’s religious traditions alive and to connect with our children and restore the hope and joy of the season. 
Corks for a Cause 2020: Volunteer Sign Up
The annual SPiCE Corks for a Cause silent auction and wine tasting will take place Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall.

Committee meetings will begin in December. There are a variety of ways to help, including event chair / co-chairs, auction (oversee the procurement of auction items), recruit sponsorship, decor & ambiance, dessert bar, special attractions, and week of preping and decorating the space. 

You don't have to commit to any tasks right now -- if you're interested in just learning more about the opportunities available to help click here to sign up to be on the email list.
Mom to Mom Advent Series
Join Mom to Mom for a special “Blessed is She” Advent Series Tuesday December 3rd, 10th and 17th. These sessions will be held in the Church basement 9:30 to 11 am each week. Led by a facilitator, the group will watch a themed video and reflect on and discuss the content. Childcare is available in Carr Nursery for children. Please sign up on the childcare Sign-up Genius if you plan to bring your children www.stbrigidofkildare.org/familyfirst.  
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.

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!
St. Brigid of Kildare Blood Drive
St. Brigid School, Religious Education, and Parish are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on December 9, 2019. 

Many donors are needed at the busy holiday season! 

Make an appointment now to Give the Gift of Life. Details below!
St. Brigid Ski & Board Club
Is your child interested in joining St. Brigid Ski and Board? No experience needed!

Date:   Tuesdays January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 and 11.  
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 ( pay online here)

Note : Online payment link has been updated at the link below.
Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 14

Online registration and more info:

Reservations must be reserved by December 1.

Volunteers Needed
The Women’s club is in need of a few women who are interested in volunteering for the Cookies with Santa event for the women’s group. Anyone who is interested can email Barb Velasco at barbjvelasco@aol.com.
"No" is a Complete Sentence
As parents, we'd do anything to make sure our children are happy and healthy, but many of us also go to great lengths to shield them from feeling hurt, uncomfortable or unsuccessful.

December 3, 9:30 - 11 am and 7-8:30 pm
Dublin Community Rec Center

Presented by PERC Dublin