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Gifts of Gratitude

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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.

Why participate?
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!

SPICE “Get Moving” Summer Fitness

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The “Get Moving” SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children get moving and into shape!
The summer fitness program will take place twice a week beginning June 12th and continuing through August 9th. Sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings from 9-10:30 and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30.
All 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.
The following forms must be completed and turned in at your child’s first session:

Celebration of Learning

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Celebration of Learning

Thursday, May 24, 6:30-8 PM

Join our Celebration of Learning as student demonstrations and work will be displayed highlighting STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics). There will be a blessing of the garden and mosaic by Monsignor Hendricks with a choir performance, an parent Phys Ed challenge, 3D printing demonstrations, a drone challenge, STREAM lab displays and many more student projects and presentations on display.

New 529 Savings Opportunities for Catholic School Tuition

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New 529 Savings Opportunities

Savings for Catholic School Tuition

The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act expanded 529 savings plans to allow families to invest funds for K12 tuition (including costs to attend St. Brigid of Kildare School) in addition to higher education expenses.
This means families can now take advantage of 529 plans (which have tax advantages) to help save and pay for costs of St. Brigid of Kildare School tuition.
Learn More at the Celebration of Learning, May 24
Richard Clemens, CFA CPA, a member of our parish Finance Committee, will be available at a table at the Celebration of Learning on May 24 from 6:30 – 8 PM to answer questions about the tax advantages of using your 529 plan to pay for St. Brigid of Kildare tuition.
More Details
Below are additional resources explaining these changes. To enroll in a 529 or for specific advice, please discuss with your financial advisor.
Tax Reform Helps St. Brigid Families – by Richard Clemens

Summer Camps

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Summer Camps

Below is a list of local summer camp opportunities.

Congrats Sara Goodlive, State First Place in Letters About Literature Writing Contest

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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.