U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
April 27, 2022
Fourth grade visited the Ohio State House on Friday.
The O'Reilly Minute
Thank you for your support of our SPICE program! This past week we held our “Corks for a Cause” fundraiser which was a great success! Look for an email in the near future with details about the event. The funds raised will be used to support our on-going efforts to ensure that all of our children receive the specialized support they need to grow spiritually, emotionally and academically. If you purchased a dress down day ticket for your child(ren), look for a family envelope in your youngest child’s folder/backpack.

Congratulations to first grade for winning the Corks for a Cause voting war for a Cinco de Mayo and dance party! They won the party with 73 total votes! Our first graders will get to enjoy this party on Friday, May 6th with chips and queso, as well as a dance presentation and dance lesson courtesy of Griset Damas Roche, a professional Flamenco dancer! 
Scholarships for the 2022-23 school year will open up this Thursday. Look for an email on Thursday with more information on all the scholarships available to our Saint Brigid of Kildare School students. The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 12.
Tomorrow evening at 7:00 pm our 8th graders will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep in your prayers all of our parish confirmandi and their families.  
Spring Blessings,
Kathy O’Reilly
P.S. A quick reminder that the deadline for submitting applications for serving on the School Advisory Committee (SAC) are due this coming Friday. See story below for details. 
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.
Save the Date—Back to School Uniform and Spirit Wear Exchange
August 14, 2022 10 am - 1 pm
To everyone who donates, volunteers, and uses the uniform and spirit wear exchange—thank you so much! Your donations help other families and reduce waste! In the coming months, please gather gently used items your children no longer need and donate them to the school office before the end of the school year or hang onto them until the week of Aug 8-12, when the school office will be open to receive donations.  Items accepted include all logo and non-logo uniform items AND spirit wear and PE uniforms. Non-logo articles that are not claimed at the back to school exchange will be donated to other local schools in need! And remember, you don’t need to donate to “shop” the exchange!
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 Application Deadline This Friday
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.
World's Largest Diaper Drive - THIS WEEK!
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 - Thank You for a Great Event!
Saturday marked our 15th annual Corks for a Cause silent auction and wine tasting for the SPiCE program at St. Brigid of Kildare. Thank you to the over 300 attendees, many donors, bidders, sponsors and supporters who made the evening a huge success!

Thank you to St. Brigid of Kildare School teachers and intervention specialists Mrs. Colleen Zetzer and Mr. Jeremy Johnson for their presentation on Saturday evening on The Sensory Oasis, a new project they are inspired to create in the school garden to provide flexible and environmentally responsible learning for all students, while also enhancing the social-emotional well-being of others.
A Party for Monsignor Hendricks
Sunday, May 22 following 11 AM Mass

Join us to celebrate all that Monsignor Hendricks has accomplished! In his 75 years, he is celebrating 50 years of Ordination as well as 25 years at St. Brigid of Kildare. We are so grateful for the many years of service and dedication he has provided us, and the work he has accomplished to create our beautiful parish community.

We will be celebrating him at Brigid's Green following the 11 AM Mass on Sunday, May 22. Please RSVP at the link below.
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
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.
4 Alumni Enlist in Military
Congratulations to four of our alumni (Saint Brigid of Kildare class of 2018) who have recently enlisted in the military:

  • Nick Bennison will be enrolling in the ROTC at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Luke Simone will be enrolling in the Marines upon graduation
  • Carson Smith will be attending the United States Naval Academy
  • Brady White will be attending his prep year at the United States Military Academy West Point

St. Michael, patron saint of the military, watch over and protect our men as they answer their calling from God.

May God continue to bless them!  
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!
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.