October 9, 2019
Last week, twelve of our 8th grade girls attended the Serra Club Luncheon at the Josephinum where they learned about vocations and toured the Josephinum.
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

During the week of October 14th, students in grades three through eight will be taking the Terra Nova test, a standardized test adopted by the Diocese of Columbus. The diocese mandates testing in grades three through eight. Testing will occur on each day of the week, Monday-Friday. 

As in the past, we ask that parents do a couple of things to help their child do his/her best.

  • Don’t plan any appointments that would cause your child to miss a portion of a test.
  • Make sure that your child is in bed at a time to ensure that he/she has sufficient sleep to function well.
  • Have your child eat a good breakfast before coming to school.

 Thank you for your help in supporting our students during this week of testing.

October is traditionally the month of the rosary. Next week we will be praying the rosary together as a school community. Please plan to join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 2:00 pm in the gym if your schedule allows. Additionally, the Diocese of Columbus is sponsoring Family Rosary Day this Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 pm at St. Joseph Cathedral. See more details in the story below.

Autumn Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
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.
2019 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners
Each year Washington Township sponsors a poster contest during fire prevention month. We are very proud to announce that two of our 3rd grade students are winners. Gunnar Lohse was named a first place winner and Isabelle Meadows was names a runner up.

Congrats Gunnar and Isabelle!
First CARE Meeting of the Year
Our students had their first CARE meeting of the school year last week. Students learned more about this year's school theme We are the Now of God. They discussed their strengths and how they use them to serve God. Students also received Now of God song flip books. These flip books helped students remember lyrics to the new song they learned called Now of God. The meeting ended with the whole school in the gym singing the new Now of God song.
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?

Laura Lewis, Clinical Counselor and Assistant Director of the Suicide Prevention Program at The Ohio State University will explain the recent rise of anxious kids, and share tips to help your child manage and reduce anxiety. The seminar will discuss common anxiety catalysts such as academic pressure and social media, as well as the positive impact of faith, family life and relationships. The evening will begin with prayerful meditation and will end with table talk and time for questions and answers. This presentation is suitable for parents of children of all ages.
Tuesday, November 19
Student Flu Shots - Info Coming
The Franklin County Health Department will be providing flu shots to students in grades K-8 on November 18.

Look in next week's Wolfhound Wednesday for more details and paperwork.
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.

They are hoping all parents can join, both Moms and Dads are welcome and encouraged to come meet the other parents of our second graders.

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.
Register for Barn Bash
Barn Bash is Friday, October 25 from 6-8:30 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. 

The price is $11 per person by October 21 and $15 per person after October 21 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 button 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. 

Click the button below to view the sign up genius to see how you can help out.
Friday, October 25
Family Rosary Day
Sunday, October 13, 3 PM
St. Joseph Cathedral
212 E Broad St., Columbus OH 43215

The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Columbus

This liturgy is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy community, worship God, and ask our Blessed Mother's intercession for the need's of God's people. All are welcome.
Altar Server Training November 3
All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses!

Our next training session is Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM in the Church. Please register by October 27, 2019, so that we can be prepared to welcome you. Don’t worry, walk-ins are welcome to attend. 

For more information, you may contact Todd Pepe at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.  
Alumni Named National Merit Program Commened Scholar and Semifinalists
Bishop Watterson High School and St. Charles Prepatory School are proud to announce that former Saint Brigid of Kildare School students were recognized by the National Merit Program for their exceptional performances on the PSAT/NMSQT last fall.

Congratulations to the Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni:
  • Luke Hinsman (Semifinalist, St. Charles)
  • George Worley (Semifinalist, St. Charles)
  • Jacques-Charles Geoffrion (Commended Scholar, Bishop Watterson High School)
  • Rachel Weaver (Semifinalist, Bishop Watterson High School)

Pictured above are Rachel Weaver (left) and Jacques-Charles Geoffrion from Bishop Watterson High School.
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!
Earn Rewards for Our School - Giant Eagle Apples for the Students 
Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and use it every time you shop to help our school!
1. Sign in to www.gianteagle.com or create a new account.
2. Register/link your Giant Eagle Advantage Card online.
3. Under your account, click on Apples for the Students.
4. Type in 4423 or St. Brigid of Kildare School.  
5. Select and save.
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.