Wolfhound Wednesday
November 28, 2018

The Halos preschool class enjoyed a visit with Father Morris!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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,

This coming Sunday we begin a new liturgical year with a special time of prayer and preparation with the season of Advent.  Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the birthday of the Messiah. One way to spend time in prayer and preparation as a family is to attend the Taize prayer service on December 11th at 6:30 pm.  Last year we encouraged our families to come and experience for the first time this reflective, peaceful one hour prayer service. Many families attended and found this to be an extraordinary prayer expereince.  The church is transformed for this service with lighting, candles and a welcoming and meditative environment. Please come as a family and spend a restful and prayerful hour in the presence of the Lord with our parish family.

For families with children in grades 4 - 8 we are continuing our focus on strengths by taking a "Positive Perspective".  Parents will be receiving a "Home Connection" worksheet in this week's Friday Folder. We will be asking you to use the Strengths Explorer Parent Handbook to generate a list of positive words describing your child and then send a list back to school to share on our positivity board.  We truly appreciate the opportunity to connect our work in school with discussions and learning opportunities at home!

Advent Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
SCHOOL NEWS
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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

Handbook Reminder: No Fast Food

Please remember that food for students' lunches may not be purchased from elsewhere and then delivered to the school (i.e. Panera, Burger King, McDonald's, etc.)

Parents and non-school siblings wishing to eat at school must call by 9 a.m. of that day.

To review the Cafeteria policies in our handbook, view page 21 of our handbook here.

Thank you!
After-School Study Tables
Sign Up Link Below

Through the support of our SPiCE program, Saint Brigid of Kildare School is able to offer a study tables program for students in grades 5-8. The focus of these study tables will be for students to work on executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and study strategies, as well as giving children time to receive support with homework.

The study tables are held in the school from 3-4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Mrs. DeLucia, along with other staff members, supervise the program to ensure a quiet learning environment and give support as needed.

 
Questions?
Contact Karen DeLucia at mrs.delucia@stbrigid-school.org.
Semester Exam Schedule
Grades 7-8

Semester exams for grades 7 and 8 will take place between December 18 and January 15.

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 Until Friday
 
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

Blood Shortage
Donate December 10

ALERT!  The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage  and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to donate.

St. Brigid of Kildare School and Parish is sponsoring a Blood Drive Monday, December 10 from 1:30 - 7:30 pm in Hendricks Hall.

Plea se register to donate at:   www.redcrossblood.org  using Sponsor Code: saintbrigid

Walk-ins will be welcomed, but priority will be given to those with an appointment.

Added incentive to all who donate: $5.00 Amazon Gift card courtesy of the Red Cross!
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.  

PARISH NEWS

Parish Advent Activities

 

 

Click here to view the parish list of 2018 Advent activities. 
 
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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
Parenting Resources
Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids
Free online conference

This free online conference takes place Nov 29 - Dec 3 with dozens of speakers on a variety of topics related to raising  sensitive, strong willed, bright, spirited, or special needs children.

Winter Brain Training Camp

Learning RX is having a winter brain camp on January 2 that features brain training and other games and activities that use cognitive skills. Campers will work on memory, attention and problem-solving challenges.

Schoolbelles Uniform Sale

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

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