Wolfhound Wednesday
November 29, 2017

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Sat, Dec 2
First Reconciliation Grade 2 (10:00 am)

Wed, Dec 6
Interims Published
Home and School Meeting
(12 pm Hendricks Hall)

Thur, Dec 7
CARE Meeting #2 (9:30 am)

Fri, Dec 8
Holy Day Mass (9:00 am)

Sun, Dec 10
Open Registration Begins
Open House (1:00 pm)

Thur, Dec 14
4th Grade Bring a Disciple to Mass (9:00 am)
Lessons and Carols (7:00pm)

November 29, 2017

Dear Parents,

Last week we had an amazing Thanksgiving week.  Our students in grades 3- 8 were able to attend the movie WONDER and have lunch with their CARE families.  This movie has many clear messages about choosing kindness, empathy,  appreciating everyone for who they are (rather than what they look  like), true friendship and perseverance.  The discussions and comments following the movie have shown that this experience has truly touched the hearts and minds of our students and staff.  Additionally, we are so proud of the behavior of our students, they were very well mannered and so very thankful for this opportunity.  The manager of the theater even sought me out to tell me that he has never seen anything like this before.  Students were thanking him and looking at his name badge and calling him by name.  As we move forward we will keep working as a school community to always Choose Kind !

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 6th at 6:30 pm.  Msgr. Hendricks sent a personal letter of invitation to all school families last week in the Friday folder.  We both hope that you will come with your children to this one-hour prayer service held in the church.  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.

Next week we will also be having a food drive for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help stock the pantry shelves for the busy Christmas season. (See details below)  We are linking this opportunity for being generous with our gifts to the greater community, by reaching out once again to St. Catherine School in Texas to send them some Christmas cards and treats.  This will take place during our  CARE meeting next week just following the Feast of St. Nicholas.  This December 6th feast day provides a teachable moment to share the story of St. Nicholas, who is known for generosity and secretly gifting those in need. We also will be on the lookout to see if St. Nicholas will stop by our school and deliver candy canes for all of our students!

Advent Blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly
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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. 

Prospective Families School Open House - Dec 10

Help us "Share The Good News" about Catholic education by inviting friends and neighbors to join the St. Brigid school community. We'll be holding our annual Open House on Sunday, December 10 from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visitors can take a parent and student guided tour to see first hand what makes St. Brigid so special. 

Preschool - 8th grade registration will be December 10, 2017 - January 17, 2018.

The Twentieth Annual Fall Food and Product Drive

Saint Brigid of Kildare School is sponsoring our annual fall food and personal care drive from December 4-8th. All items collected will be used to stock the shelves of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Please help us to live as disciples who Choose Kind and serve our needy members of our community. 

  • Preschool Hearts and Halos - plastic bottles of mustard
  • Preschool Angels, Saints, and Disciples - plastic bottles of ketchup
  • Preschool Holy Heroes - bars of soap
  • Kindergarten - toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Grade 1 - dried beans and dried rice
  • Grade 2 - boxes of cereal
  • Grade 3 - canned tuna
  • Grade 4 - canned pasta (like Spaghettio's)
  • Grade 5 - granola bars
  • Grade 6 - boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Grade 7 - plastic jars of mayonnaise
  • Grade 8 - shelf stable milk (powdered milk or boxes, non-refrigerated) 
P.E.R.C. Presents Empowering Your Child 

The latest event from Parents Encouraging Responsible Children (PERC) is about empowering children. For more information, see the image below. Note the different locations for the AM and PM sessions.  

Will you participate in this year's St. Brigid Gifts of Gratitude Program?

What is it?

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; however, any given amount is graciously accepted!

How to participate:
  • PayPal:  Log onto www.paypal.com, choose "send money to friends and family", enter the email address sbkgiftsofgratitude@gmail.com along with the total amount of your contribution, and complete the transaction.
  • Check: Send to school with your child, payable to "St Brigid Home and School," in an envelope marked "Home and school Gifts of Gratitude".
Please send contribution by December 10
Questions?  Contact:
Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 9

The annual Cookies with Santa, hosted by St. Brigid Women's Club, will take place Saturday, December 9 in the St. Brigid school cafeteria and Enke Hall.

Tickets are $8 per child and includes:
  • Photo with Santa and Mrs. ClausCookie to decorate
  • Gift from Santa
  • Fun crafts
  • Refreshments for all
  • Space is limited, so register early! Reservations must be received by December 1 -- no walk-ins.

To view and print the registration form, click here.


We are in need of student and adult volunteers.To help and volunteer: Click Here

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 11th 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.

For questions, contact Peggy Iannarino 614-718-5825, ext. 239
Box Tops for Education Contest Starts Now

Cut out and collect those Box Tops! Home and School Association will start a school wide contest beginning now through February 16th. Send Box Tops into school to help St. Brigid earn cash through the Box Tops for Education program. 

Goal: 3,500 Box Tops to be collected.

Prize: Dress Down Day will be awarded in March!

Make sure to save the expiration date and the acronym. 

For more information: Click Here

For a Complete list of Participating Products: Click Here

Please contact Kerry Sullivan jacquefarms@aol.com or Beth Mooney brian.beth.mooney@gmail.com with any school rewards program questions. 
Ski Club Help Needed

Ski Club is offered to fourth through eighth grade students at St. Brigid school and parish.  We ski at Mad River Mountain each Tuesday for a total of six weeks.  

We are in desperate need of parent volunteers.  Even better we are looking for some parents with younger kids to take over!  

Please let us know if you are interested in helping.  You can send an email to Bill or Stacie. 

Stacie Williams 

Bill Bennison

For more information about ski club and how to sign up: Click Here
For equipment purchase or rental: Click Here

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed

Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Ohio is asking for 100 volunteers per day to support the State Special Olympics Swim Meet which brings in over 440 athletes from across Ohio to the McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion at The Ohio State University Columbus campus on December 9th and 10th 2017. The volunteers will primarily be utilized as official timers and athlete escorts. There are two different volunteer shifts available:

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am-6:00pm (a lunch and lunch break will be provided)
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Volunteers should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to their shift for their registration and a brief orientation. The volunteer point of contact the weekend of the event is John Wysocki, mobile: 614.736.8335.

Parking - when you arrive on campus, please park your vehicle in the parking garage behind the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion off of Herrick Drive and Neil Avenue. Organizations may unload and load their volunteers in the turnaround area in front of the OSU Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is located behind or just south of the RPAC.

To register for this opportunity:

Included is a web link which volunteers and volunteer leaders can go to for registration, or they may call Cathy Dorian (614.239.7050) or email her at cdorion@sooh.org.

We realize December is a busy time of year, so Special Olympics Ohio would like to THANK YOU in advance for your consideration and helping to support this important event.
Watterson Hockey Feeder School Game

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