Gifts of Gratitude
Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child’s life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid. Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use–whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family’s expenses.
Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes — the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this program. You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking “G.O.G” inside your Christmas card.
How much do I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!
Celebration of Learning
Thursday, May 24, 6:30-8 PM
New 529 Savings Opportunities
Savings for Catholic School Tuition
Below is a list of local summer camp opportunities.
Bishop Watterson High School Athletic Camps – grades 3-8, includes baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball
- Bishop Watterson Summer Camps & Activities – grades 3-8, includes summer Phys Ed, wood shop, art, theatre and study skills (follow links to learn more)
- St. Charles Academic Enrichment Classes – grades 7-8, includes english readiness and math readiness
- St. Charles Athletic Camps – grades 2-9, includes speed and agility, soccer, football, baseball, basketbal, lacrosse, volleyball
St. Charles Tech & Robotics Camps – includes LEGO® Robotics Camp, Java® I Programming Camp, Basic Programming Camp, Java® II Programming Camp; contact Joe Moyer, firstname.lastname@example.org to register
- PAST Foundation Summer Camps – grades 3-8, includes Lego, photography, minecraft math, robotics, 3D printing, art & STEM, and much more
St. Brigid High School Summer Youth Ministry – grade 8, click Activity Consent Form to register; scroll to Summer 2018 for summer schedule
St. Brigid Computer Camp – grades 3-7
- St. Brigid LEGO Robotics Camp, grades 5-7 *newly added
Congratulations to Saint Brigid of Kildare School sixth grade student Sara Goodlive, who was a state level first place winner in the 2018 Letters About Literature writing contest.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School students have participated in this contest for the past 12 years. Though there are usually multiple students who advance through several levels of judging, Sara is the first Saint Brigid of Kildare School student to place first in the state.
1,020 students from Ohio entered the contest for our division, from which 189 were chosen to advance to state level judging. Of the 189 who advanced, 12 were Saint Brigid of Kildare School students: Julia Belli, Brady Bennison, Anthony Campagni, Andrew Freiburger, Pierre-Andre Geoffrion, Sara Goodlive, Sophia Heise, Anthony Leasure, Drew Myers, Miko Phillips, Leo Walling, and Kyle White.
Sara then advanced to further rounds of judging where she was chosen as one of the top 20 in the state; she then went on to win first place in the state. Each state’s first place winning letter will be judged at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and a national winner will be selected.
“The competition was a great learning experience and I still can’t believe I won!” says Sara.
The national writing contest is open to students in grades four through twelve in all fifty states. Students from public, private and charter schools enter the contest, with thousands of entries and participation from each state in the U.S. The annual contest integrates the English Language Arts learning standards with an authentic writing opportunity that allows students to express their personal feelings about a book and its effect on them in the form of a letter to the author.
What comes from St. Brigid sixth grade students are interpretive reader responses that delve into their personal experiences, and how reading a book has shaped their larger view of the world, their lives, and their impact on others.
“This contest challenges students to think deeply and take risks which helps them become stronger and more confident writers overall.” says sixth grade literacy teacher Jill Cecutti.
The national winner will be selected in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks.