Wolfhound Wednesday
October 10, 2018

Students test their index card structures in sixth grade science.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Thurs, Oct 11
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade 7) (9 am)

Mon, Oct 15
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Wed, Oct 17
All School Rosary (2 pm)

Thurs, Oct 18
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, Oct 19
Barn Bash

Thurs, Oct 25
End of Quarter 1
Harvest Parties

Fri, Oct 26
No School - Teacher Work Day

Dear Parents,

Students in grades 4-8 took some time, or will take some time, this week to review their Strengths Explorer Report.  You will also have an opportunity to review the report.  On Friday of this week, a golden, half sheet of paper will go home in the Friday Folder, which will provide you an access code and the steps to get to the Strengths Report.  Please take some time to review the report.

On Friday, you will also be receiving the Strengths Explorer Parent Guide.  Please keep this in a safe place, as we will be asking families to participate in activities outlined in the guide.  The first assignment will take place the week of October 15th.  

October is traditionally viewed as the Month of the Rosary.  There are two wonderful opportunities  to join together as a Catholic faith community to pray the rosary.  The Diocesan Family Rosary Day is Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 pm, see story below for more details.  On Wednesday, October 17th we will pray the rosary together as a school community at 2:00 pm in the gym.  Please feel free to attend if your schedule allows. 

Kathy O'Reilly

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Photo Newsletters: 5th and 6th Grades

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Barn Bash: Last Week to Register Before Price Increase
Price increases Oct 15

Registration for Barn Bash is now open!
Barn  Bash is Friday, October 19 from 6-8:30 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. 

The price is $11 per person by October 15 and $15 per person after October 15 and at the door. Children 2 and under are free. This includes dinner, snacks, beverages, baked goods, family activities, fun and games and a DJ!

Click the arrow below to register.

Volunteers & Donations Needed
We need many volunteers and donations for this event to run smoothly! Please consider helping out during the event, and/or bringing items to donate. 

Congrats Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations to third grade students Elle Smith, 1st place winner, and Mailyn Price, runner-up in the 2018 Washington Township Fire Prevention Poster Contest!

Elle and Mailyn were included to attend a special awards ceremony in their honor last week at Station 91.

Congrats Elle (right in the photo) and Mailyn (left in the photo)!
Wellness Wednesdays Begin Today

As a school community we are planning to incorporate Wellness Wednesdays throughout the 2018 - 19 school year. We will concentrate on several key aspects of overall health and wellness including physical activity, sleep, nutrition, screen time and tech use, and spiritual health. 

Today is our first Wellness Wednesday!  We will focus on "Move 60" to encourage students, families, and staff to move 60 minutes a day and to get the heart rate up. Students will take some time throughout the day to perform some "simple" exercises to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Feel free to challenge your family at home as well! We will focus on physical activity for the next several weeks with different educational pieces, events and incentives. Stay tuned for more information as we continue our celebration of Wellness!

Help Earn Cash for Our School
...And help your kids EARN A DRESS DOWN DAY!

 Major retailers contribute cash to St. Brigid of Kildare. Money raised from these retailers helps pay for the supplemental programs, fun activities, staff appreciation and classroom equipment funded by the Home and School Association.

* Please register for the following rewards programs!   Our goal is for 75% of our families to be registered for one or more of these programs. If we reach our goal, ALL students will earn a dress down day Friday, October 19th! 

Then fill out this form and return to school by October 17. Instructions for registering for these programs can be found on this form.
Alumni in the News

Commended Scholar
Congratulations to alumna Meggie Davis, who was recently named a Commended Scholar  by the National Merit Program for her exceptional performances on the PSAT/NMSQT last fall. Those that were recognized as Commended Scholars placed among the top 5% of all the students who took the test. 

Meggie is pictured to the right in the photo. Click here to view the full article.

This Week News Article
Congrats to alumna Elizabeth D'sa, who is a senior memb er of the girls soccer team and student body president at Bishop Watterson High School, who was recently the subject of a This Week News story.
Click here to read the article.
Spiritwear Orders are Ready!

Thank you to all of the families who ordered spiritwear during the first sale of the year!

Our vendor has informed us that all orders are now complete. If you selected pick-up in Powell, the pickup address is 4389 Village Club Drive, Powell 43065. This is a home in the neighborhood behind Kinsale -- NOT a storefront. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Karen Huttsell ( karen.huttsell@siemens.com) or Theresa Vivona ( vivona1012@gmail.com). 

Missed out this time around? Stay tuned for our next sale in November!

basketball-shot.jpg Basketball Registration Open

Registration is now open for Wolfhound Hoops! To register today or learn more, visit http://sbaa.siplay.com/site/ 

Here are the offerings for the upcoming season:
  • Diocesan Basketball - grades 4 through 8, boys and girls
  • Lil Hounds Basketball - grades 2 & 3, boys and girls
  • CYO basketball - for high school parishioners, leagues for boys and girls teams. 
Advent by Candlelight
Hope * Love  * Joy * Peace

Please join fellow women of the parish for a night out to prepare our hearts and minds for the Advent and Christmas seasons!  Leading us in this reflection is local international speaker, award winning author, and St. Gabriel radio host of "Answering the Call"

Elizabeth Ficocelli
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Doors Open at 6:30
Monsignor Hendricks Hall

Ms. Ficocelli will present: Six  Ways to Keep the Advent Season Holy . "Elizabeth provides six tips on how to prevent the Advent season from being "consumed by consumerism" and keep it a time of special holiness and fruitfulness."

Please register by November 12, 2018 by clicking the following link: Advent by Candlelight Registration or visit www.stbrigidofkildare.org/familyfirst to register. Inquiries welcome at SBoKAbC@gmail.com
Don't miss an opportunity to view  YOU: Life, Love and Theology of the Body 

Did you miss last year's viewing of  YOU: Life, Love and Theology of the Body series? Maybe your kids weren't in the high school youth group, or you had a conflict? Maybe a series on love and relationships wasn't relevant last year, but your kids are getting older, and now it is?

If any of the above apply, then join Family First's Mom to Mom group as they continue their discussion of  YOU: Life, Love and Theology of the Body, an extraordinary DVD series made for teens and their parents to explore the teachings of St. John Paul II and how they relate to love and relationships.  Watch the  trailer to preview the series. Erin Heise will facilitate our second discussion on October 16 9:30-11 in Hendrick's Hall on the topics of "Original Innocence", "Spousal Meaning of the Body" and "The Fall".  Mom to Mom's complete Fall Schedule can be accessed  here.

Meals  on  Wheels  Delivery Opportunity
Informational Meeting October 11

There is a strong need to provide and deliver meals for the elderly in Columbus. You and your family have the chance to partner with LifeCare Alliance's Meals on Wheels program to help keep our aging neighbors in their homes, where they want to be. Our children will see the good they are doing in their community by handing over a hot meal to someone in need, while spending some quality time with their family.

This summer, we "adopted" our own route, which we run M-F every week. We are looking to recruit an additional 10-12 families to join the 20 or so of us that are currently servicing this route. You can work the route as frequently or as infrequently as you would like, but we are asking for a commitment of at least once per month.

Meals will be picked up at 10:45 am at Dublin Community church in downtown Dublin.  Our route takes a little over an hour to complete. We will have an informational meeting and training session on Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 am (immediately following Mass) in Hendricks Hall. Please contact Nancy Davis at 336-337-4421 to RSVP, or with any other questions you might have.
Dublin Traffic Update
The city has officially approved a construction project to make recommended modifications to the roundabout at ST RT 161 and Riverside Drive.  This construction was initially planned for last summer but several factors pushed it to this year.  Nonetheless, the construction will be taking place (weather permitting) starting Monday 10/15 and concluding Monday 10/22 keeping the following schedule:
·          Monday 10/15- Thursday 10/18: Partial  lane closures each night from 1900 hours until 0600 hours the following day
·          Friday 10/19- Monday 10/22: Complete closure of the roundabout from 2000 hrs on Friday to 0500 hrs on Monday
o    Designated detour routes include Hayden Run (south), Emerald Parkway (north), Dublin Road (West), and Dale to John Shields and Tuller (East).

Upcoming Special Needs Informational Meetings
Special Needs Planning Meeting
October 25, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Waivers, STABLE and Trusts! Oh My!
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Schoolbelles Uniform Sale

Schoolbelles'  October sale is starting next week!

 This sale will run from October 11th through the 16th. There will be quite a few items discounted.

Diocesan Family Rosary Day

Our Diocesan Family Rosary Day will be celebrated this year at 3 PM, Sunday, October 14 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio. This liturgy, which is presided over by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy community, worship God, and ask our Blessed Mother's intercession for the needs of God's people. All are welcome.
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