Wolfhound Wednesday
October 31, 2018

Third grade girls having fun at the Harvest Party last week
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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)

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,

All Saints Day invites us to reflect on the kind and courageous actions of the saints and how we can model our lives based on their example.  More than ever, in today's struggling world we need to find as many ways as possible to spread messages of kindness and respect. During the month of November our students will be studying the lives of the saints and will be reflecting how they used their different strengths to share the Gospel message. Reflecting on their saint research, students will be asked to consider their own strengths and then choose to be a patron saint of a place, craft, activity, occupation or cause.  Later this month, students will have an opportunity to create their own patron saint symbol.

Please plan to join us for the All Saints Day Mass tomorrow at 9:00 am.  

May the blessings of St. Brigid be yours on this feast of All Saints,

Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
SCHOOL NEWS
Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th 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.

Harvest Parties Sponsored by the Annual Fund

Did you know that the Annual Fund sponsors class parities like last week's Harvest Party?


Thank you to our many Annual Fund contributors! If you have not yet, please support the Annual Fund so we can continue to provide fun activities for our children.

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

Strengths Explorer Reminder

Next week's Strengths Explorer homework assignment for grades 4-8  (in the Parent Guide) is "Perspectives in Time" on pages 3 and 4.


Home & School Meeting Nov 1

Please join us for our upcoming Home and School meeting Thursday, November 1st immediately following school Mass (around 9:45 am) in Hendricks Hall .  All are welcome!

PARISH NEWS
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
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.

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
Registration for the Annual Women's Retreat Opens Nov 5!

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 online at 9 a.m. on the parish website or in the church office if you'd prefer to pay by check.   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.

Living the Faith EPIC Event
Guest Speaker Nov 11

EPIC Youth Ministry is open to all 6-8th grade students in area public, private, & parochial schools. EPIC meets this month for Mass, pizza, fellowship and a guest speaker!

Guest Speaker: Rachel Muha, founder of the Run the Race Center
It was Rachel Muha's faith that got her through a personal tragedy, which spurred her to open The Run the Race Center. Rachel will join our parish community on November 11 to share about her faith journey and encourage our parish youth on their own journey of faith as well.

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.
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. 
PARENT & COMMUNITY NEWS
St. Charles Open House - Sunday, November 4th
Come see what St. Charles has to offer your Son

St. Charles Preparatory School, located at 2010 East Broad Street in Bexley, will hold its annual Open House for all eighth-grade boys and their parents on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The main program, which begins at 1:00 p.m. in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons, will include campus tours. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni and advisory board members in the school's new Robotics and Mentoring Center. Refreshments will also be served. If you would like more information about the Open House or to have your name placed on our "prospective student" mailing and e-mail lists, you are invited to call the school's Main Office at 614-252-6714.

2 Biggest Sleep Problems in Kids
Below are some resources from the Better Sleep for Kids Summit.

During this interview, you'll get the answers to these questions:
  • What are the 2 biggest sleep problems seen among school-age kids?
  • What are the critical steps we need to take in the evening to help kids sleep?
  • Is there some manipulation going on when my child keeps waking up/calling for me?
  • Can you tell us about your recommended "lie down" routines?
  • What should we avoid discussing when we're putting our kids to bed?
  • How do I help my child if there's been a big life event that has caused sleep issues?
  • How come my child used to sleep okay, but now they seem to be challenged?
  • What is a "sleepover party" and how can it help?
  • What if my child has a lot of energy and can't wind down at night?

Jennifer Waldburger, MSW, earned her master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she contributed to research with the Mayo Clinic. Jennifer has been working with children and families for more than 20 years, offering private sessions and classes that incorporate mindfulness and holistic practices gathered over 25 years of study on these subjects.

Body Hack: Tapping to Help Kids (and you) 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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