Wolfhound Wednesday
May 27, 2015
In This Issue

Dear Parents,


Today at 1:15 PM in the gym we will be celebrating our student athletes who have participated in winter and spring sports.  Following this recognition, the annual 8th grade vs. faculty volleyball game will take place.  All are invited to attend these spirited events.


We are very excited about our summer renovation project for the science lab, computer lab and library.  We will periodically need volunteers to help with painting, packing and unpacking books and materials, etc.  Please check the 'STEM Construction Updates' quick link on our website for photo updates and updates on volunteer needs.  Also, during the summer we will be "renovating" our school and parish websites.  We're excited to have a whole new look when school opens again!


On Friday all students will receive a Summer Solutions math workbook and a summer reading letter. These helpful materials are important in order to continue math and reading practice during the summer months. Please see the story below for more details.


As the year draws to a close, next week on Tuesday, June 2nd,  I would like to once again invite everyone to attend our closing School Leadership Mass at 9:00 AM.  As Mass concludes our 8th grade students will be transferring the responsibilities of school leadership to our current 7th grade.  Following Mass we will be recognizing our school staff who has served 5, 10 and 15 years at our school.  The day will close at 1:00 PM with early dismissal (Please note the change from our regular 1:30 PM early dismissal).


The 2015 - 16 school year will begin with Parent Administration Day on Monday, August 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM and "Meet The Teacher" will take place during this same time frame.  The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 26th at 8:00 AM.


We welcome Ms. Anne Smith to our faculty for the 2015-16 school year.  Ms. Smith will be teaching 6th grade religion and 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts.  We say good bye and best wishes to our Spanish teacher, Senora Marisel Quintero and to 5th/6th grade teacher Mrs. Nicole Brinkman, who is doing well and has moved back to her home in the Chicago area. We also send best wishes to Mrs. Teri Squillace and Mrs. Sherry Chaisson, both classroom aides who are retiring this year.  




Kathleen O'Reilly


Upcoming Events:


Wed, May 27

Sports Recognition
(1:15 pm)

Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game (1:45 pm)

Thurs, May 28

Library Books Due

Sun, May 31

MyScrip Delivery Date

Tues, June 2

Leadership Mass (9 am)

Last Day of School - 1 pm Dismissal

8th Grade Graduation (6 pm)





Mon, Aug 24

Parent Admin Day (PAD) and Meet the Teacher, Grades 1-8 (4-6 pm)

Kindergarten WOW Day

Tues, Aug 25

Kindergarten WOW Day

Wed, Aug 26

First Day of School


View Full Calendar

Photo Newsletters: 5th, 6th Grade

Click the images below to view this week's updated photo newsletters.


Click the All School News to view photos from Super Games, the preschool picnic, the 8th grade field trip, and the piano painting project.


5th Grade Newsletter 6th Grade Newsletter All School News

2015-16 Home & School Board Members

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Home & School Board Members!

Co-Chairs: Theresa Vivona & Mary Moore
Vice Chairs: Susan Moreland & Meredith Dorley
Secretary: Jessica Freiburger
Treasurer: Gretchen O'Reilly


Andrea Komenda (left) and Tina White (right), new directors of religious education
Saint Brigid of Kildare Welcomes New Directors of Religious Education and Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Saint Brigid of Kildare is happy to welcome Tina White and Andrea Komenda as the new directors of religious education beginning July 1. To read the full article on the new directors, click here.


Laura Butsch, new director of youth and young adult ministry


Saint Brigid of Kildare will be welcoming Laura Butsch as the new director of youth and young adult ministry. 
Power of the Pen Competition

The 7th and 8th grade Power of the Pen teams competed at the State level on Friday. They were among 750 students from all over Ohio, representing the top 25% of writers in the state. The competitors were Lauren Allison, Jacob Egelhoff, Luke Hinsman, Jenna Mar, and Henry Owens. Those students will get their results back later this summer. 


Go Wolfhound writers!

Summer Math & Reading

Students entering grades 1 - 8 next year will receive materials for summer math and reading in their Friday folders this week.


Each student will receive a Summer Solutions Math Workbook for their grade level along with instructions for completing it.


Students will also receive summer reading instructions and activities appropriate for their grade level.


These instructions are also on our website so they'll be accessible over the summer. Just click "Calendar & News" then you'll see the "Summer Reading & Math" page.


You can also access the page by clicking here.

8th Grade Scholarship Winners

We are so proud of our many eighth grade students who have received scholarships and awards to begin their high school years.


We are happy to announce the additional scholarships awarded to our Saint Brigid of Kildare eighth grade students:

  • Noah Schnegg: Aquinas Scholarship Award (a one-year award being used at Bishop Watterson)
  • Lauren Kannally: Gene and Ken Ackerman Scholarship (a multi-year award)
Art Club Paints Piano

Saint Brigid of Kildare Art Club students spent the weekend painting a piano that was donated by a Dublin community member to the Dublin Parks and Recreation Association. The City of Dublin had a variety of pianos that they wanted painted, so they reached out to Dublin groups and organizations for their help in painting them. Eight St. Brigid Art Club students worked with visiting artist Amy Yaich to select a theme and paint the piano. They decided to illustrate sites of Dublin past and present for their theme. They used the book Dublin's Journey as a source of inspiration for the paintings.


Students involved in the project were Mandy Flanagan, Julia Flanagan, Colin Thompson, Megan Thompson, Emily Kovalchin, Roberto Gonzalez-Garcia, Julia Egelhoff and Camille Marquart. 

Summer Fitness Program is a GO!

This summer St. Brigid of Kildare parish will offer a series of active events for children ages 5 to 10. The goal of each session is to provide one hour of physical exercise in a non-competitive setting.

In addition, the program leaders will be sensitive to kids with special needs, so no one is excluded from fitness!
Projected activities include yoga, line dancing, obstacle course running, introductory jiu-jitsu, and more.
There will be no charge for families to participate in the program, and parents must remain at the events, which will be held on the St. Brigid grounds.

Watch next week's Wolfhound Wednesday for specific dates and times and the link to sign up.

Summer Tutor List

Summer tutoring is available from the following Saint Brigid of Kildare teachers. Teachers can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.


Teacher Name
Jill Cecutti Reading, Study Skills, Writing, Test-taking Skills 3 - 7 jcecutti@cdeducation.org
Karen DeLucia Language Arts, Social Studies, Test-taking Skills 3 - 6 kdelucia@cdeducation.org
Sue Kessler Study Skills, Reading 1 - 8 skessler@cdeducation.org
Anne Smith Language Arts, Social Studies 3 - 6 annieelizabeth424@gmail.com
Katy Nentwich Reading/Language Arts, Math All knentwic@cdeducation.org
Megan Byorth Reading/Language Arts, Math 1 - 3 mbyorth@cdeducation.org
Mackenzie Veeder Reading, Math 1 - 5 mveeder@cdeducation.org
Katie Sachs Reading, Math 1 - 5 ksachs@cdeducation.org
Marcia Springer English Language Arts, Reading, Math 1 - 5 mspringe@cdeducation.org
Teri Ryan Any K - 4 tryan15@columbus.rr.com 
Nursery Volunteers Needed
To all our families with small children: 

Are you aware that Hendricks Hall has a child care center to watch your children during the 9 am and 10:45 am Mass? We have PGC (Protecting God's Children) certified adult volunteers that are available to watch your children. 


We only ask you to volunteer your time as well to help other families enjoy this Ministry.  We are currently welcoming new volunteers to help with 9 am and 10:45 am Mass times. The nursery will be open as volunteers are available.


We need your help to make this ministry a consistent success!  Please contact Sonia Aina-Steinbauer at soniaaina1@gmail.com for information on becoming a volunteer in this valuable Ministry. 


"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

School Supply Lists 

School supplies are available to order through SchoolKidz. They will only accept online orders, which must be received by June 19, 2015. School supply kits will be delivered to students' homeroom classes.

Click below for the school supply list for your child's grade level. The links will also take you to the online ordering website.


Keep in mind this is not mandatory - if you would not like to order through SchoolKidz, you can find thesupply list at the link below, purchase the items over the summer, and have your child bring them with them the first day of school.


Click here to access the 2015-16 K-8 school supply lists.

Schoolbelles Uniform Sale

Schoolbelles is having a uniform sale running now through July 31. The discount percentage changes throughout the summer.


Click here to view the flyer with more information. The link in the PDF has the St. Brigid coupon code activated so that only St. Brigid uniform items will be displayed.

Cheerleading Commissioner Needed
A new  cheerleading  commissioner is needed for 2015-16. 

The main responsibilities will include program organization and planning, as there is a coach who is available to assist with coaching practices.

If you are interested, please contact Stephenie Orsini at  stephenieorsini@gmail.com  or 395-8130.
St. Brigid Volleyball
If you missed St Brigid Volleyball 2015 fall registration and your daughter would like to play, please contact Susan Moreland at srfcmoreland@gmail.com

Remember to turn in your Parent Consent Form to the front office before school ends! Click here to print a copy.

We are still looking for coaches for our upcoming 2015 Fall Season. If you would like more information about coaching please email Susan Moreland at srfcmoreland@gmail.com

Baseball & Softball Tournament Champs

The 8th grade girls multi-school varsity softball team won their diocesan tournament championship game against OLP, who had gone undefeated for the last four years! The girls won by a score of 1 to 0 to win the diocesan tournament championship.

The 6th grade St. Brigid baseball team recently won the 2015 Sr. Reserve Division 1 Championship by beating OLP in the semi finals and then went on to beat St. Agatha in the Finals by a score of 6-5. 

Pictured are: Patrick Thompson, KJ Robinette, Garrett Nerone, AJ Hoying, Landon Fickell, Adam Hemmert, Dylan Williams, Alex Stevenson, Charlie McAdow, Roberto Gonzalez and Colin Thompson. Head coach: Joe Nerone. Assistant coaches: Mike McAdow and Brad Williams

The 7th  Grade St. Brigid Boys baseball team won the Junior Varsity Division II Diocese of Columbus end of season tournament.  Players on the team included Ben Eichner, James Halsey, Luke Hinsman, Joseph Manion, Seth Miller, Ryan Norkin, Joseph Perez, Michael Reis, Brady Scott, Ian Simone, Andrew Urbancic, and Owen Zimmerman.


The 8th Grade Boys Varsity Baseball team recently won the regular season Varsity Cardinal diocesan championship with an 8-2 overall regular season record.  Players on this team included Jack Brinkman, Josh Curtin, Adam Grden, Sam Greiner, and Nic Zimmerman.

Congrats to our Wolfhound baseball and softball teams!

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