Wolfhound Wednesday
October 24, 2018

First grade girls enjoying the Barn Bash last Friday!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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)

Wed, Nov 7
Report Cards Published

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

Dear Parents,

This Thursday we will celebrate the end of first quarter with our annual harvest parties.  These fun-filled events are organized by parent volunteers and financially supported by the Annual Fund.  Our students may also enjoy a dress down day with a special dispensation from Msgr. Hendricks to attend our weekly school Mass in dress down attire.  

As first quarter comes to an end, 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.  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 on the communication plan you received at the beginning of the year or on our website at http://www.stbrigidofkildare.com/our-faculty/ 

Please plan to join us for 9:00 am Mass on Thursday, November 1st for Solemnity of All Saints.  There will NOT be a school Mass on Thursday, November 2nd.

Autumn Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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.

Parking Lot Reminder
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.


Wolfhound Adventures
Registration is now open for the November-December
Wolfhound Adventures!

Please note the change in time -- all classes on this schedule will now be from 1:30 - 2:30 PM.

Wolfhound Adventures are fun classes open to any preschool-aged child (3-5 years old). You do not have to be enrolled at St. Brigid Preschool to attend. Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay for the activity.

*PLEASE NOTE: Children must be toilet-trained in order to attend without a parent, guardian, or sitter. If the child is not toilet-trained someone must accompany them.

COST: All classes are $12

TIME: All classes are from 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Student Crowned National Champion at Bowling Championship

Congratulations to sixth grade student, Nicholas Maliwesky, who recently claimed a national bowling title at the 2018 USBC Youth Open Championship held in Dallas, Texas. Participating as a member of the Ohio All-Stars, the team captured the U12 scratch division championship with a score of 2369, besting the field by 172 pins. Nicholas was presented with his Eagle trophy, signifying a National Championship win, by the USBC Youth Committee on Saturday October 20th at his home center, Sequoia Pro Bowl.

Here is the official USBC news release documenting the victory in the U12 Team event:

Mass of Inclusion for People with Special Needs

Mass of Inclusion for People with Special Needs will be Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at St. Catharine Church, Columbus.  In partnership with SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education), this Mass will celebrate the unique gifts of those with physical and mental disabilities, as well as their caretakers.  American Sign Language interpretation, elevator and wheelchair accessibility, and low gluten hosts will be available.

Registration for the Annual Women's Retreat Opens Soon!

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.

Registration will open on November 5. Admission to the retreat is first come, first serve, and is open to 50 women. For answers to additional frequently asked questions, please see our webpage: http://stbrigidofkildare.org/2018/08/21/womens-retreat-2019/ 
Meals on Wheels Training Opportunity
Meeting Nov 1

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, November 1 at 10:00 am (immediately following Mass) in the Kelty Library. Please contact Nancy Davis at 336-337-4421 to RSVP, or with any other questions you might have.
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
Cross Country News

This past weekend the St. Brigid cross country teams competed in the State Elementary and Middle School Meet at Dublin Jerome High School.

Congratulations to 8th grader Peter DeSocio for becoming a state medalist, finishing in 5th place and tying the St. Brigid record with a time of 11:18 for the two mile distance.

As a team, the 7th and 8th grade boys finished in 8th place.

Earlier in the state meet, the 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls also had a successful end to their season, finishing in 6th place as a team.

Congratulations to all of our St. Brigid runners on a great season!
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.
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. 
Helping Teens and Tweens Master Sleep
Below are some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit.

During this interview, you'll get the answers to these questions:
  • Is it normal for my teen not to want to wake up to go to school?
  • What is it about tween biology that makes sleep such a challenge?
  • What's the #1 thing kids are exposed to that affects their sleep?
  • What's the myth about letting kids sleep to podcasts, music, or TV before bed?
  • Is it okay to give my child melatonin? What are the side effects?
  • My tween wants to nap after school, is this a bad idea?
  • Is it okay if my kids seriously sleep in on the weekends?
  • How do I help my kids with racing thoughts that keep them up?
  • What is the power down hour?
  • Does the mattress and pillow my child sleeps on really matter?

Michael Breus, PhD is a Board certified Sleep Specialist and author of three bestselling books: Good Night: The Sleep Doctors 4-week program to Better Sleep and Better Health, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep, and The Power of When: Discover your Chronotype.

Helping Teens and Tweens Master Sleep Resources:
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
Confident Girls Rox Video
The Confident Girls ROX program that was presented on September 25th (organized by Dublin PERC) is available to
view via video here. 

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