November 6, 2019
Our Spanish classes created a shrine to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

First quarter report cards and discipleship rubrics will be arriving via email around noon today. Please contact Megan Wachalec at [email protected] if you do not receive the email.  

Our students and teachers have worked very hard this first quarter and there is much to celebrate. Also, please keep in mind that both parents and teachers are encouraged to initiate communication any time during the year if there is a student concern or a question. We believe that it is better to address a student concern or clarify a situation in a timely manner rather than wait for a scheduled conference time. You may contact teachers via email or leave a phone message in the school office at 718-5825. Faculty emails can be found using the quick link in the Wolfhound Wednesday or on our website at http://www.stbrigidofkildare.com/our-faculty/  

Keep in your prayers all of our service men and women as we celebrate Veteran’s Day this coming Monday.

Autumn Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Weather Closings Reminders
Please keep in mind that for closures or delays we always follow Dublin City Schools. When the TV or radio announces Columbus Catholic Schools, they are referring to the Catholic schools that are in the Columbus City Schools boundaries. In addition we also use the directory information in SchoolSpeak to send out emails and phone calls notifying parents about closures and delays. Please make sure your contact information in SchoolSpeak is always current.

A reminder that if St. Brigid and Dublin Schools are open and your district of residence (Olentangy, Hilliard, etc) is closed or delayed, you are then responsible for your child's school transportation that day. Safety is always at the forefront of these decisions.  
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!
Musical Help Wanted!
Do you love the St. Brigid school musical tradition and want to support the arts in our school? If the answer is yes, then come and volunteer with us! The St. Brigid theater program is in need of adult leadership and volunteers for the 2020 musical. Areas for volunteering include: directing, set building and design, choreography, lighting, props, and production. Experience is helpful but not necessary. High school alumni are also welcome to volunteer and may receive volunteer hours for their efforts.

There will be an informational meeting soon. If you are interested in volunteering and want to attend the meeting, please contact Ms. Bensonhaver directly at [email protected]. Thank you for your support!
Monsignor Hendricks Receives Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement
On Friday, November 1, St. Charles Preparatory School commemorated the Feast of All Saints with a special emphasis on their patron, St. Charles Borromeo. As part of the liturgy, the school bestowed two of its most significant honors: The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement was awarded to Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks (a 1970 St. Charles Borromeo College graduate) and The Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service to St. Charles was presented to Sandra and Jerry Ulibarri.

Mass was held in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons with Bishop Robert Brennan serving as the main celebrant. He was assisted by Deacon Don Poirier, Deacon Marion Smithberger ’72, Msgr. Bill Dunn ’57, Msgr. Paul Enke ’64 (St. Edwards Parish), Fr. Matt Hoover (Immaculate Conception Parish) and Msgr. Hendricks (St. Brigd of Kildare Parish). A light lunch reception catered by Bosc + Brie followed.

Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks received the prestigious award for his 47 years of service to the Diocese of Columbus. During that time Monsignor served as Spiritual Director at the Pontifical College Josephinum and Director of Spiritual Formation there. In addition, he was founding director of the Permanent Deacon School for the Diocese of Columbus. Monsignor Hendricks also served the Diocese of Columbus as Assistant to the Bishop, Vicar General, Vicar for Administration, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Secretary to the Bishop. He has served St. Brigid of Kildare Parish for the last twenty-two years as pastor. Monsignor Hendricks serves the community on the boards of several local charitable organizations.

We are grateful for Monsignor’s service to our community, and proud of his recognition and honor for his many achievements. 
Alumni on Honor Roll
Congratulations to our many alumni at Bishop Watterson and St. Charles High Schools who are on the honor roll for the 1st quarter.
3rd & 5th Grade Parents: Home & School Parent Socials
3rd Grade Parent Social
Mix & Mingle Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM at Vine & Tap
Join us for third grade parents night out! We hope to see both new and old faces.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach to Jennifer Obers, Leila Ulrich, Hillary Harper, or Amy Piggrem.  
5th Grade Parent Social
Save the date for Friday, January 17. More details to come!
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

Note : Sign Up Form has been updated at the link below.
Crucial Conversations: Tackling Anxiety, Nov 19
Anxiety is skyrocketing. How can we help?

The numbers have been rising steadily; between 2007 and 2012, anxiety disorders in children and teens went up 20%. The rate of hospital admissions for suicidal teenagers has doubled over the past decade. What's causing this rise and how did we get here?
Shopping for the Holidays? Consider St. Brigid Spirtwear -- Store Now Open!
The Home & School Spiritwear Store is open now through November 24! Use the link below to shop and place orders.

Orders will be delivered to St. Brigid for pick up. The pick up date will be December 15 at the Sunday Social.

New items added include longer cardigans, joggers, varsity sweater, sherpa coats and popsocket!

For questions contact Karen Steinbrunner ([email protected]).
Financial Peace University Livestream at St. Brigid
November 20
Have you been wondering what Financial Peace University is all about? Have you ever heard Dave Ramsey on the radio talking getting out of debt and living "like no one else"? Wanted to sign up for the 9-week course but just can't commit to that kind of time? Well, you are in luck!

Dave Ramsey and his team are presenting a one-time only event that covers the baby steps that have led thousands of people out of debt and into financial peace and wealth. This scriptural-based program will transform your thinking about money and empower you to live the way you want to live. It is for everyone, young and old!

Sign up on the Parish website to join us in Hendricks Hall on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-9:30 pm. It is free and refreshments will be provided.
Screenagers Showing
Screenagers at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

November 7 at 6:30 PM
Registration for the Annual Women's Retreat Opens Nov 11th!
This year's Women's Retreat, themed "I Fear Nothing, for God Is with Me!" will be held January 24-26, 2020 from Friday at 5:30 pm until noon on Sunday.

Keynote speakers Alyssa Grace and Father Sizemore will encourage us to trust in the Lord in the midst of difficulties and fruits that can blossom from those times in our lives.

Registration opens November 11 online on the parish website. Admission to the retreat is first come, first serve, and is open to 50 women.