October 16, 2019
7th and 8th grade students supporting the Wolfhounds football team during a white-out last week.
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

October is the month of the holy rosary. This is a great time to reevaluate the place the rosary has in our lives. You may want to consider taking a few minutes each day to pray a decade of the rosary for any of your families special intentions. If your schedule allows, please plan to join us in the gym today at 2:00 pm to pray the rosary together as a school community. 

Autumn Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
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.
Garden Club Reaps Harvest
After a very fruitful planting season, the Garden Club members took pride in harvesting their crops. The vegetables that were harvested were delivered to St. Lawrence Haven Soup Kitchen for others to enjoy.

Thanks to all who donated their time and resources to help us have a fruitful garden!
Homework Help
By Megan Sobecki, Intervention Specialist

While the beginning of the school year can bring about familiar routines, it can also bring with it the frustration of homework time. Whether your student struggles with a certain subject, organization, or time management, we hope these strategies and systems will provide your family with beneficial ideas to make this part of your day a more positive experience.

Read on for four strategies from Megan Sobecki, St. Brigid of Kildare Intervention Specialist.
Crucial Conversations: Tackling Anxiety
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?
Tuesday, November 19
Student Flu Shots Coming - Sign Up Now
Franklin County Public Health will come to St. Brigid on November 18 with Flu Vaccine for students in grades K - 8. 
If you would like your student to receive a Flu Shot, follow these steps:
  1. Print, complete, and sign all sections of the School Flu Consent Form below. Be sure to complete all demographics, screening questions, and insurance information.
  2. Return form to the school office by October 31 (firm deadline).
  3. Once a Consent Form is submitted, you will receive a Vaccine Information Sheet to help you monitor your child after they receive the vaccine.

For questions/concerns, please contact Peggy Iannarino, School Nurse via the school office or mrs.iannarino@stbrigid-school.org
2nd Grade Parent Social Hosted by Home & School
Home & School and the second grade room parents are sponsoring a social for all second grade parents.

The event will be at PINS Mechanical in Dublin on Monday, October 21 at 7 PM.

To learn more and RSVP click the link below.
Barn Bash: Volunteers Needed
Barn Bash is Friday, October 25 from 6-8:30 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. 

Volunteers & Donations Still Needed
We still need many volunteers and donations for this event to run smoothly! Please consider helping out during the event, and/or bringing items to donate. 
Friday, October 25
October Study Table Sign Ups Live (Grades 5-8)
Study table is a wonderful time for students to have a quiet setting to work on homework, study for an upcoming test, spend some time getting organized, or get help from one of the teacher monitors. 

Study tables will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3pm until 4pm. 

If you would like your child to attend study table, please sign them up using the sign up link below. Also, you must send a change of transportation note for your child's homeroom teacher the day of the study table. 

Questions? Email Katy Nentwich at ms.nentwich@stbrigid.school.org
Alumni Gathering at PINS This Weekend
We will be holding an alumni gathering for our Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni age 21+ at PINS Dublin on Saturday, October 19 from 3-5 PM.

Please help spread the word to your friends (or children) who might have/be a graduate of our school age 21 or older!

Use the link below for more event details and to RSVP!
Advent By Candlelight - Registration Opens Tomorrow
Treat yourself to a night out to prepare your heart, mind and sprit for the Advent and Christmas seasons! Imagine a candlelit room, beautifully decorated tables, desserts and wine shared with friends. Then listen to a prayerful reflection on Advent by our speaker, Annie Deddens. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Hendricks Hall

Registration is first-come, first-serve, and will open up Thursday morning (10/17) at www.stbrigidofkildare.org/familyfirst.
Shop with Amazon Smile - Over $575 Raised for St. Brigid So Far
Help us turn Amazon purchases into a force for good! With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% to the charity of your choice.  

To set St. Brigid of Kildare School as your preferred charity, visit smile.amazon.com and search for St. Brigid of Kildare. Then remember to use smile.amazon.com each time you shop on Amazon.  
Basketball Registration Continues!
Registration is open for basketball for grades 4 through 8, boys and girls, and lil hounds basketball for grades 2-3.

Registration deadline is October 20, so register today!
Get Your Box Tops In
We have our Fall submission of Box Tops coming up at the end of this month. PLEASE SEND IN THE BOX TOPS THAT YOU HAVE SITTING AROUND YOU HOUSE! We would love to get them turned in for the first part of this year! 

Also, please make sure you download the Box Tops App and start scanning your grocery receipts for all of the new Box Tops.