Wolfhound Wednesday
November 7, 2018

Fifth grade students working on a science project in the STREAM Lab.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Nov 7
Report Cards Published

Thurs, Nov 8
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 6)
Crucial Conversations: Raising Resilient Children (7 pm)

Wed, Nov 14
Author Visit (K-4)

Thurs, Nov 15
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Mon, Nov 19
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Tues, Nov 20
School Mass (9 am)

Dear Parents,

Crucial Conversations: Raising Resilient Children is tomorrow night from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall. This presentation is geared for parents of children in grades six and under, and is sure to be a valuable evening with many practical tips from our speaker from Nationwide Children's Hospital, as well as a prayerful introduction to the topic from Sister Teresa Tuite. Please see the story below for more details and the RSVP link if you have not yet.

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 5th, 6th Grades

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Crucial Conversations: Raising Resilient Children
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8:30 p.m.

How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment and in stressful situations?

Erin Tebben, early childhood mental health consultant at Nationwide Children's Hospital will share strategies that will allow your children to recognize positive and negative emotions - and deal with them in a healthy way. The evening will begin with prayer and reflection led by Sister Teresa Tuite, OP. This presentation is geared for parents of children in sixth grade and under.

The seminar will cover:
  • Recognizing, understanding and accepting feelings
  • Expressing feelings safely
  • Developing a positive outlook
  • Building coping skills
  • Dealing with negative feelings and tough situations
  • Managing stressful life events

The seminar is an informal presentation with time for reflection, discussion and questions. It will give you an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies, and some great ideas to take home and try out with your family right away.

Click here to RSVP.

Annual Asbestos Notification
Notification Requirement per Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Consistent with the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, the Columbus Diocese Schools inspect for Asbestos Containing Building Materials and develop an Asbestos Management Plan for each school.

We are required by law to inform you of our Asbestos Management Plan. At this time, we are pleased to inform you that Saint Brigid of Kildare School is an Asbestos free building.

New K  Girl  Scout Troop Forming

We are looking for  girls in Kindergarten to form a new Girl Scouts "Daisy" troop. 

If your daughter is interested in joining, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Leah McCoy at  leah.mccoy@gmail.com

Help CREW with Sunday Socials

If you want first dibs on the breakfast treats, host a Sunday Social! 
If you are looking for a family service opportunity, host a Sunday Social! 
If you want to get involved at St. Brigid and meet new people along the way, host a Sunday Social! 

Sound like fun? 
A ll the little details are taken care of . . . we just need your helpful hands to set-up, serve and clean-up. Pick a Sunday that works for you, ready yourself, bring your family or coordinate with a group of friends and come be a part of the St. Brigid Parish community in a super easy way. 

Additional details are provided in the sign-up link. If you are eager and willing to help, please sign up below. 

Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 8

Online registration and more info:


Lil Hounds Football

Lil' Hounds Football finished their fall clinic with a Flag Football game. The 2nd and 3rd grade boys really enjoyed getting together every Monday and learning about football and working on skills. Thank you to the coaches that volunteered and the players who attended! 

Make It a Date!
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Hendrick's Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish
All married and engaged couples are invited  
to St. Brigid's 16th Make It A Date! event.
Your evening begins with light appetizers and
 a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. 
Then join John and Becky Gannon as they offer a reflection on marriage. The Gannons are parishioners and active in St. Brigid's Pre Cana program. Married for 33 years, with three children and a granddaughter, they plan to discuss family of origin, communication and the importance of prayer in marriage.
Spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice around 7:15 to privately discuss the evening's topic together.

Registration Is Necessary 
Please RSVP to Karen Hutsell 
or 614-602-7724 by Nov. 13.  

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
St. Brigid Holiday Hop
Wednesday, November 14th from 6pm-9pm

Come sip on some wine and shop local while helping us build a brighter future for families in need. Benefiting St. Brigid Women's Club Giving Tree, the hop is a pre-holiday shopping experience featuring 32 local boutiques, artists & pop up shops. 

Hosted by St. Brigid Women's Club
Wednesday, November 14, 6-9 PM
Hendricks Hall
Hurry! A few spots remain for the Women's Retreat

This year's Women's Retreat, themed "His Grace is Enough" will be held January 18-20, 2019.  Author and speaker Pam Heil will encourage us to live authentic love based on grace.  The cost of the retreat will be $145 which includes food and lodging at the St. Therese Retreat Center in Columbus.  

Click here to register. 
Need more information? Click here.

Bishop Watterson Upcoming Events

Below are flyers for Bishop Watterson's upcoming Open House and Little Eagles Wrestling Club.

Mindfulness + Self-compassion = Better Sleep
Below are some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit.

During this interview, you'll get the answers to these questions:
  • How can I deal with my self-judgment as a parent when my kids aren't sleeping?
  • What 3-step process can I use when I'm totally frustrated by my child's sleep challenges?
  • What does singing have to do with helping my kids get a better night's sleep?
  • How does human connection help us get through sleep challenges?
  • What does self-compassion have to do with sleep and how do we practice it?
  • How do we thwart the stress response by using two hands?
  • What is a surefire way to show up as the best version of ourselves when our kids are challenged?
  • How do you teach kids the skills of mindfulness using story?
  • What is your favorite tool for racing thoughts that keep kids awake at night?

Dr. Elisha Goldstein is a leading mindfulness expert, co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles, and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. Dr. Goldstein synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing.

Mindfulness + Self-compassion = Better Sleep Resources:
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight is offered through the DCRC and held at the Dublin Justice Center (6565 Commerce Parkway) on November 5th from 6-8pm. The cost is $5.

Hidden in Plain Sight is a program for parents to learn some of the signs that their loved one may be involved in drug or alcohol use. Come walk through a simulated bedroom and see how easy it is to often overlook what is right in front of us.

This program was offered to parents last year and was very "eye-opening" for many parents. 

Registration for this program is required. It is available on the Dublin Recreation Center's registration system and information is in the "Healthy" Magazine. Information can be found here.  

PERC Mental Health Session 
Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 am and 7 pm

Participate in a frank discussion led by a local panel of experts to help empower you to navigate the system regarding mental health, mood, anxiety, suicide, and other issues affecting our youth.

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