U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
April 20, 2022
Third grade took a walking field trip to ML "Red" Trabue Nature Reserve, where they made observations about the animals, plants and habitats they saw!
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

I hope you had a blessed and joyous Easter with your families!

This week we are hosting our annual Corks for a Cause event and we are very excited that this year’s event is in-person!  Our school and parish community are very thankful for the many families and businesses sponsoring our event which in turn supports our SPiCE program. Our SPiCE program is more critical than ever as we strive to best serve our students academically and emotionally during these challenging times. Thank you in advance for your generous support of our SPiCE program through your prayers, volunteer hours, and generous donations.  

Our SAC (School Advisory Committee) is seeking a few new members to serve on the board for the next three years. Please review the details in the article below and prayerfully consider submitting an application before the April 29th deadline.  

Just a reminder that tomorrow we have an Early Release Day at 1:30 pm and students and staff are invited to dress down by wearing their Blue Ribbon T-shirts.  

Spring Blessings,

Kathy O’Reilly
Photo Newsletters: 3rd & 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Summer Tutoring
Summer tutoring is available from many Saint Brigid of Kildare staff members. Staff can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

Click below for the list of teachers, subjects and contact information.
Hounds Hoopla - May 13
May 13, 6-8 PM at Saint Brigid of Kildare School

Join us for music, bingo, a magic show, and yard games! Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the festivities outside. Snacks and drinks provided.

Donations are needed for snacks and drinks. A donation box will be in the main office area outside the nurse's office.

Volunteers are also needed to help make the event awesome! We appreciate your help.
Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
Gifts of Gratitude: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Gift
What is it?
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.

What if I already participated at Christmas?
If your family donated to the Gifts of Gratitude program previously this school year, there is no need to donate again. We only ask for each family to donate once per school year.

Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes -- the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this
How mu​ch should I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted and appreciated!

Can't remember if y​ou already contributed?
No worries -- just contact Sherri Johnson at clarke97sd@msn.com or Anne Flock at anne.flock@gmail.com and they will let you know!

What's the deadline?
Please contribute by May 13th for the year end gifts.

You can find the link for Gifts of Gratitude at the button below. Choose your donation amount and that's it. It's that easy! It's such a simple way to show appreciation to your child/children's teachers and the staff at St Brigid of Kildare.  
SAC Applications Now Open
Take an active part in making our already amazing school even better. Apply for a position (3-year term) on St. Brigid's School Advisory Committee (SAC). The purpose of the School Advisory Committee is to provide the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and the principal of Saint Brigid of Kildare School with advice and to make recommendations regarding issues affecting the school.

The mission of the School Advisory Committee is to promote and support a distinctive religious learning environment that provides for the propagation of the Catholic faith and values, fosters academic excellence, and develops fully the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional capabilities unique to each student. SAC meets once a month during the school months on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. Prior to applying, please consider if you can commit to this time commitment for a three-year period.

The deadline for applications is April 29, 2022 and they can be submitted via the link below.

Please contact Karen Steinbrunner (karen.steinbrunner@gmail.com) with any questions.
Spiritwear Orders Ready for Pick Up
All Spiritwear orders from Morganheimer are now available for pick up at:

525 Village Park Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065

If you chose shipping when you placed your order, those have already been shipped.

Any questions? 
Stacy Austin at 317-694-6202 or Lesley Beran at 
World's Largest Diaper Drive
Saint Brigid of Kildare School is again partnering with Bottoms Up Diaper Bank to participate in this year’s World’s Largest Diaper Drive.  

Bottoms Up delivers free diapers and wipes to social service agencies so that moms and families living below the poverty line are able to have access to the diapers they need for their babies. In other words, when a single mother walks into a food pantry that partners with Bottoms Up, she is assured to get the size diapers necessary for her baby. Single moms are particularly susceptible to living below the poverty line. Please keep the underprivileged and marginalized in our society in your prayers as you participate in the World's Largest Diaper Drive. 

Bottoms Up delivers an average of 60,000 diapers per month to over 50 community partners in Central and Southern Ohio. That’s an average of 2,000 fresh, dry diapers every day for babies whose mothers struggle to afford the $70-$80/month it costs to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy. 

Bottoms Up continues to grow with very little promotion and a lot of dedication to principled charity. Diapers are collected through drives at churches, schools, and businesses or purchased through the generosity of others.

At Saint Brigid, we will collect packages of diapers in various sizes the week of April 25. If you are able to help us with this world-record setting attempt and our individual school goal of 15,000 diapers, please send in these sizes of diapers to school on April 25-April 29. Thank you!

Preschool: Newborn 
K: Newborn or Size 1
1: Size 1
2: Size 2
3: Size 3
4: Size 4
5: Size 5
6: Size 6
7: Size 7/8 or Pull Ups
8: Pull Ups
News from Our Parish Community
Corks for a Cause This Weekend - VOTING NOW OPEN!
This year's Corks for a Cause has returned in-person on Saturday, April 23.

We are excited to introduce and open our voting for a class party!

VOTE for the grade level you want to win this special occasion! Come back to view who is winning and vote as many times as you would like!

The winning grade level will receive a festive Cinco de Mayo party (this May) complete with chips and queso, as well as a dance presentation and dance lesson courtesy of Griset Damas Roche, a professional Flamenco dancer! Griset has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Also, she has been a Flamenco Instructor with BalletMet Intensive Summer Program and owns her own dance studio U Will Dance. This is both a fun and educational opportunity your students will want to experience!

The grade with the most $5 votes will win this party! All $5 votes cast will be donated to St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE.

Click here to view who is winning (remember you can vote as many times as you would like).
Thank You Sponsors!
Make it a Date
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall – St. Brigid of Kildare Parish 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid’s 23rd Make It a Date!

It will be a flashback Saturday as we reminisce about how we first met our spouses and our first impressions of each other. 

Parishioners Mark and Patsy Callahan will be our guides on this journey down memory lane. The Callahans have been married for 22 years and have 2 children.

Like always, we’ll have light appetizers and there will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends. 

At the conclusion of the event, couples leave on their own date at a venue of their choice to talk about the evening and how it relates to their own relationships.

Please RSVP to Christine Drab at cadrab@gmail.com or 614-256-9065 by April 28

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Altar Servers Needed - Training Coming
All students in the fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for Weekend and Holy Day Masses.
Is the Lord calling you to serve? Answer the Lord’s call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in the fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. You will have only one training session to attend and one short manual to read and study. Do this and you are ready to be scheduled as an Altar Server. It is a rewarding service!
Once the number of Altar Servers is determined, we will be scheduling a couple of training sessions that will be about an hour to an hour and a half in length.
To register to become an Altar Server:
please reach out to Mr. Joe Feehan via his email address:  Feehan7@msn.com.
Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to having you part of this most important team.
Summer Camps
Schoolbelles Sale
The next Schoolbelles sale will be April 28 - May 2, 2022, 30% off non-customized polos, pants & shorts, 20% off all school customized items (with school monogram or heat screen), Buy One, Get One 50% off hair accessories, belts, ties, shoes, home products, socks & tights. Free Shipping on orders over $100. Retail stores will be open Thursday - Saturday during this sale, so that students may be fitted by experts if needed.
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Alum Enlists in Marines
Luke Simone, Bishop Watterson senior and Saint Brigid of Kildare School class of 2018, recently participated in the All-Ohio U.S. Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration recently at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Luke (pictured on the right) has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and will be off to basic training this summer.

We ask for prayers for his safety during this honorable commitment.
Alumna Signs to Run Track
Last week, Bishop Watterson High School senior and Saint Brigid of Kildare class of 2018 Amelia Moreland signed to run track at High Point University.

Congratulations and best wishes to Amelia!
St. Charles Presents Godspell
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual spring musical at the school, the St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to present the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 12-14, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the school’s Campus Theatre.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni Thomas Matthews and Annie O'Connor will be performing!
St. Charles Father/Son Mass and Breakfast
St. Charles Hosting Father/Son Mass and Breakfast on April 23; 5th-8th Graders and Fathers Welcome
The 13th Annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast is being held on Saturday, April 23rd. The gathering will start with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons followed immediately by a buffet breakfast. The event is open to any young man in 5th-8th grade and their father as well as alumni and their fathers, alumni fathers and their sons and current students/fathers. The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. Please register by Monday, April 18th, by emailing lfabro@scprep.org or going online to the event’s “Posting” on the SC Homepage (www.stcharlesprep.org). We look forward to seeing you there!
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.