Wolfhound Wednesday
October 17, 2018

Mrs. Springer's class earned a class party and the reward they picked was to play a game of kickball with Mr. Rich and Mr. Jake!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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

Thurs, Nov 1
Picture Retakes
Holy Day Mass (9 am)
Home & School Mtg
(10 am)

Dear Parents,

Beginning October 26, 2018, our campus  parking lot will have some new rules related to traffic flow and direction. 
  • The north entrance on Avery will become a one-way entrance only, except during school dismissal from 2:45 - 3 p.m. 
  • The south exit on Avery will be a one-way exit only, at all times. 
  • The main semicircle lane will be marked for one-way traffic only. 
  • Some handicap spots will be moved and new ones added
On Friday, October 26 new signage reflecting these changes will be put in place and arrows and lines will be painted. Please follow the new signage at all times. 

Below is a map of our campus  parking lot to further illustrate these changes. If you have any questions please contact our parish office at (614) 761-3734.


Using SPiCE funds, we have purchased some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit, which we will be sharing periodically. Please see the story below for some great resources and information on the first topic, Why Anxious Kids Can't Sleep.

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 7th, 8th Grades, Specials

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Barn Bash is This Friday
Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome

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

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

See you this Friday!

Volunteers & Donations Needed
There are still some volunteer and donation opportunities available. Please consider helping out during the event, and/or bringing items to donate. 

Strengths Explorer : October Home Connection

During this school year, our students will be discovering, sharing, and using their strengths in a variety of ways---academically, personally, and spiritually.  As we begin this journey, we want families to have an opportunity to be involved with our goals and experience. To become acquainted with your child's strengths, please refer to the Strengths Report (This may be accessed using the directions outlined on the half sheet that was in the Friday Folder.).  Please find time to complete page 2 in the Parent Guide, "Exploring Your Child's Themes," discussing how your child's strengths can be acknowledged and used productively at home, in extracurricular activities, and in your family's day to day lives.

After discussing this with your child, complete the form found here (this will also be sent home this week in Friday Folders) and return the bottom portion only to your child's teacher by Monday, October 22nd. 

If you have any questions about the Strengths Explorer, feel free to contact Jill Carfagna at mrs.carfagna@stbrigid-school.org.  Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey!
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 feelingsExpressing 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.

After-School  Study Tables
Sign Up Link Below!

Through the support of our SPiCE program, Saint Brigid of Kildare School is able to offer a study tables program for students in grades 5-8. The focus of these  study  tables will be for students to work on executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and  study strategies, as well as giving children time to receive support with homework. 

The  study  tables will be held in the school from 3-4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Mrs. DeLucia, along with other staff members, will supervise the program to ensure a quiet learning environment and give support as needed. 

To Sign Up:
Parents will sign their child up for each individual session (on a first-come, first-served basis) via a Sign up Genius link. Children must be signed up at least 24 hours in advance of each session. Parents will need to bring a transportation note change for each day their child is signed up. Latchkey students may also sign up through the same link.

Click here to sign up.

Contact Karen DeLucia at  mrs.delucia@stbrigid-school.org

Sign Up Link:
Please note this sign up link has been added to the Quick Links beneath the O'Reilly Minute in each Wolfhound Wednesday.
SPiCE Committee Opportunities

Saint Brigid of Kildare SPiCE (Special People in Catholic Education) is looking for members to be on its grant writing committee and communication committee (helping plan and implement a parent support group, special events, awareness, and outreach to other parishes).

Meetings for the 2018-19 year will take place on 11/5, 1/14, 3/11, and 5/6 from 6-7pm in Immke Room of Hendricks Hall, and are open to all. 

To learn more about SPiCE, click here.

If you are interested in joining a SPiCE committee, please contact Jill Carfagna at  mrs.carfagna@stbrigid-school.org.    
Why Anxious Kids Can't Sleep
Below are some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit.

During this interview, Natasha Daniels, author and child therapist, will give you the answers to these questions:
  • What are the four biggest reasons kids can't sleep and what do we do for each?
  • How can I help my child with fear of monsters, ghosts, aliens etc.?
  • What if my kid says they are scared of dying or death?
  • How do I help my child when their mind is racing?
  • What series of questions can I ask my child to get to the underlying reasons of why they can't sleep?
  • Does co-sleeping affect my child's ability to sleep through the night?
  • Is there any way to break the cycle of lying down with my kids to put them to bed?
  • What if my partner or spouse and I disagree about our child's sleep challenges?
Anxiety & Sleep Resources:
Altar Server Training Nov 4
All students in the fifth grade and older are invited to become an Altar Server

Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth the grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server.  Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical Ministry Manual, receive three mentoring sessions with an experienced Altar Server, and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!

Our next training session for Altar Servers is November 4, 2018,  Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Register online here by October 28th.

For more information please contact Todd Pep e at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.
Cross Country News

On Saturday Oct 13, the St. Brigid cross country teams competed in the Diocesan Championships. Congratulations to the boys 7th and 8th grade team for winning the varsity championship! Team members include top ten medalists, Peter DeSocio (2nd place), Jake McCann (3rd place), Bobby McMillen (4th place) and Evan Sage (8th place), as well as other contributing team members Jack Bartlett, Jack Carpenter, Jack Ishmael and Stephen Kuehl.

Congratulations also to the girls 4th, 5th and 6th grade team, which finished as Diocesan runner-up in a very close finish and had top ten medalists Samantha Schmiesing (7th place), Lola Zimpfer (9th place) and Layla Hoying (10th place).
The boys 4th, 5th and 6th grade team finished in 5th place and included Fritz Oberhammer finishing as a medalist in 10th place and establishing a new St. Brigid record time for the boys 4th, 5th and 6th grade team.
In other races, the following St. Brigid runners finished as top ten medalists:

Lily Goodfellow - 5th place in the girls varsity race

Danny Schiavone - 5th place in the boys 3rd grade and under race
Leah Schiavone - 8th place in the girls 3rd grade and under race
In addition, more than half of all St. Brigid runners ran their personal best time of the season on Saturday!

Congratulations to each and every one of our runners for a successful Diocesan Championship meet!
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
Angst Screening in Dublin
Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

The goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.     

Screening Dates:
October 23,  6:30-8 pm, Dublin Scioto

October 24,  6:30-8 pm, Dublin Jerome

October 25,  6:30-8 pm, Dublin Coffman
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

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