September 4, 2019
As kindergartners walk into Mrs. Troutman's class they see their reflection and are reminded
that they are the now of God!
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Yesterday was a great day for professional development. Our over 1,200 K - 12 teachers in the Diocese of Columbus gathered together to pray, learn, and commit to a new year of service to the children of the diocese. At the same time this event was taking place, about 120 diocesan preschool teachers gathered in Hendricks Hall for a day of professional development led by our preschool director Hillary Harper. Hillary designed and presented a program on the topic of using children's literature to teach social emotional learning skills (SEL) to our youngest students. Congratulations and thank you to Hillary and the preschool team for their leadership in the diocese.  

It was great to see everyone last week at the curriculum nights. If you would like electronic access to the curriculum packets prepared by each teaching team please see the link in the article below.
Curriculum nights provide a great opportunity for parents to meet their child(ren)'s teachers and to learn more about the academic expectations for the coming year. The school-family partnership is integral to the success of each child. Please always feel free to reach out to a teacher if you have a question, observation, family information that might be helpful or a concern. We are here to support each other and to work together to care for and educate our children in a faith filled school and home.  

Tomorrow you will receive an email from me regarding the School Annual Fund. This is our one time a year we ask parents (and/or grandparents and family) to contribute a donation which funds all of our school's extra activities. There are many details and graphics included in the email which will show you more about this important fund. I thank you in advance for reading this information and for your participation!

Kathy O'Reilly
Curriculum Packet Links Posted
Electronic copies of all curriculum packets are posted on our school website on the "Current Families" page.

Just scroll down the page beneath the forms links.
 A La Carte Breakfast Returned Today
Our a la carte breakfast cart returned today for students in grades 1 - 8. Service is available from 7:45 - 8:00 AM through the cafeteria. Students have the option of purchasing a max of 2 items to take to the classroom. They will be able to eat during homeroom period or save their item for a mid-morning snack. Items will include: fruit (grapes, apple slices, banana), cheese sticks, Bunny Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Fruity Cheerios.

Items may be added/deleted as time continues. Most items are $.50 with a few costing $.75. Students will pay via their lunch account.
Home & School Kick-Off Meeting Tonight - All Are Welcome!
All are welcome and encouraged to attend the first Home & School meeting this evening (Wed, Sept 4) at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

We would love to welcome all families to join us for our first meeting of the school year! Volunteer opportunities or just assisting committee members to provide support to after school programs, school performances, field trips, field day or extracurricular activities are all ways you can get involved. We are welcoming all to be included in a successful 2019-2020 school year. 

We hope to see you there!
After School Study Table for Grades 5 - 8
After School Study Tables are back for students in grade 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. They will begin on September 9th, 2019. 

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. In addition, a permission slip outlining the guidelines and expectations will be sent home in your child's Friday Folder this week. Please review this with your child and send the form back in to your child's homeroom teacher. This permission slip must be signed in order for your child to stay for study tables. 

Questions? Email Katy Nentwich at ms.nentwich@stbrigid.school.org
Preschool Wolfhound Adventures - Deadline Thursday for September Sessions
Preschool Lunch + Enrichment Program
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. Children must bring their own lunch which they will enjoy before the enrichment program begins. Children must be toilet-trained in order to attend.

Classes are $20 each, and take place from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (students eat lunch at 11:30, followed by the enrichment program)

September & October registration is now open.

Deadline to register for September sessions is September 6!
Cub Scouts New Parents Meeting
Cub Scouts Pack 117 is hosting a parents meeting for on-boarding new scouts (grades k through 5) on September 13th from 6:30 - 7 pm at Hendricks Hall.

If your son is interested in scouting this the best time to sign up so they don’t miss out on any of the fun! Our monthly pack meeting will follow from 7-8:30 so all new scouts can meet their den.

Please email lkramerjr@gmail.com and rpetersen3@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
Marian Dinner
The Marian Dinner is an evening of prayer, friendship, learning and discerning about religious vocations for women. Participants will enjoy a dinner (no charge) hosted by Bishop Brennan and meet and talk to members of a number of religious communities to learn about religious vocations for women. One of the sisters present will share her vocation story and talk about her community and its charism.

Thursday, September 12 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
3880 Reed Road, Columbus, OH
Bryce Eck Activity Center at St. Andrew Parish

To attend, contact Cindy Lombardo at mrs.lombardo@stbrigid-school.org
That Man Is You! 
Coming to St. Brigid this September
That Man is You! is an interactive men's program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and 
temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be 
capable of transforming homes and society.

That Man is You! will begin at St. Brigid of Kildare Saturday, September 7, 2019 and will be held in Hendricks Halls from 7-8:00 a.m., with optional social time before and afterwards.
PERC Dublin Upcoming Parent Events
PERC Dublin (Parents Encouraging Responsible Descisions) is hosting many upcoming parent education and awareness events. Save the dates below for the upcoming talks.

How to Raise an Adult - Book Talk
September 24, 9:30 a.m.

Snaps, Sexts, and Social Media - What Girls Need to Know in the Digital Age
September 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Boys in the Digital Era
October 23, 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
Adult Volunteers: Protecting God's Children Class
All adult volunteers working with children in our parish and school need to complete the Diocesan safe environment requirements which include attending a Protecting God's Children (PGC) training session and completing a fingerprinting background check and application.

St. Brigid will be hosting PGC sessions on:  
  • Tuesday, September 17th at 8:30 am in the Carr Room
  • Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Carr Room 

Please contact Stacey Nerone at snerone@stbrigidofkildare with questions.