U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
August 10, 2022
Our school theme for the 2022 - 2023 school year is:
“Together as One: Serving our God, Our School and Our Community” 
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight our morning drop off and afternoon dismissal plans for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The morning drop off will begin at 7:45 am with cars following the pattern outlined on the map below. If you are in need of an early morning drop please consider using our morning latchkey program which opens at 7:00 am. Please contact Karol Halm, our director at mrs.halm@stbrigid-school,org.  

We are pleased to announce that dismissal will be returning to just one session beginning at 2:55 pm in the Enke parking lot. Parents please park according to the map below (click the links below the maps for more detailed instructions). Students will be released to your cars and cars will be directed to leave once all children are safely in their car.  
Just a reminder that our annual Back To School Uniform Exchange will take place this Sunday, August 14th. Please see the details below.  Several parents have inquired about the frequency of PE classes in order to know the number of PE uniforms to purchase. Each grade level will have PE 2 - 3 days per week for two quarters of the year. Please keep in mind that for grades K - 4 the PE uniform is optional.

Next week will be our full Back To School edition of the Wolfhound Wednesday with information regarding back to school forms, sign ups, Meet The Teacher and how to access homeroom assignments. 

Looking forward to a great year working Together As One: Serving God, Our School and Our Community!

Summer blessings,
Kathy O’Reilly
Volunteers Needed for Parent Admin Day
Home and School is requesting volunteers to help with the Parent Admin Day festivities on Aug 22nd! Slots are only 30 minutes so you can still have time to enjoy the night! We appreciate all your help!!
Sign Up for Home & School
St. Brigid Home & School is looking for volunteers to get involved in the many Home & School activities for the 22-23 school year!

To sign up to be a volunteer or on a committee with Home & School, click the sign-up button below. If you have questions, contact 22-23 Home & School Chairs Sherri Johnson (clarke97sd@msn.com) or Anne Flock (anne.flock@gmail.com).

To learn more about Home & School and its committees, view the 22-23 brochure here.
2022-2023 School Lunch Update
During the last school year, children and families benefitted from no-cost school meals for all students, made possible by special permission from the United States Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, these permissions have expired. St. Brigid of Kildare school and the Ohio Department of Education cannot extend the permissions for no-cost meals for all students. 

School meals will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. Households may apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by 09/20/2022. Applications are available on the school website here, as was done before the pandemic. Eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Ohio Works First. For additional information concerning the National School Lunch Program, please see the U.S. Department of Agriculture school lunch question and answer webpage.

2022-23 Lunch Cost
The cost of lunch is $3.00 and that includes milk. Individual milk is available for purchase for $0.50. Water is available for free in the cafeteria. All cafeteria items are peanut-free.

Breakfast Program
Breakfast items will be available for sale from 7:45 - 8:00 AM. Items will be sold for $0.75 each. The cost will be deducted from the student’s lunch account. All items will be peanut-free and will be convenient to eat.

For questions or additional information please contact Joyce Brown at 614-425-4822 or mrs.brown@stbrigid-school.org.
3 Strategies to Ease Kids Back into a Routine
Getting back into routines after a break can be a challenge. Dr. Hoet from Nationwide Children's Hospital has three practical and easy strategies to get your kids used to the school routine again at the link below.

More on movement for children's mental health: https://bit.ly/3cMQGhY
Find help for your child: https://bit.ly/3bm2uYl
Find resources in your state: https://bit.ly/3vtczt5
For more mental health resources: https://bit.ly/3PSookW
Take action: https://bit.ly/3Bwl0b9
Operation: Conversation: https://bit.ly/3oKnoTR
The Power of Routines: https://bit.ly/3PTh8W0
Back-to-School Info: https://bit.ly/3BCQ6Oj
FACTS: Web Forms & Teacher Assignment  
All students in preschool through grade 8 will be using FACTS to complete their back to school Web Forms again this school year. These forms will be available beginning Monday, August 22nd. Upon login, you will be prompted to complete your Web Forms packet. Then you will be taken to your home screen where you will be able to see your child’s teacher assignment. 
On Tuesday, August 23rd, you will receive an email asking you to complete your child’s transportation form. This must be completed prior to the first day of school. Please watch for this email.
If you do not have a FACTS log in please follow the directions attached. There is also a video tutorial linked in the document below. If you have problems or questions, please contact Kerinan Jordan at mrs.jordan@stbrigid-school.org
Meet the Teacher: Aug 22
We begin this year with a “Meet The Teacher” on Monday, August 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm hosted by our Home and School and our School Advisory Committee. This event will be outdoors behind the school. Families will be invited to visit classrooms to “Meet The Teacher” and then spend time outdoors visiting information tables and enjoying treats. Come in the front doors, stop by the Home and School table, pick up your treat tickets, and proceed to meet your teacher. Then go outside for the welcome back party. Preschool students will have a separate meet the teacher playdate. Information about this event will be sent to preschool parents via email.
Uniform Information Update: EA Has Black Gym Uniforms in Stock
We have received notice that due to supply chain issues, uniform inventory is extremely limited. Please be sure to shop early for any uniform items you need.

PE Uniforms:
For the 2022-23 school year, we will continue to have the all black gym pants and jackets with the dark green St. Brigid required PE t-shirt. No logos, stripes or wording of any kind or color on the jackets or pants is permitted. Both must be all black. If there is a small logo, it will need to be covered. No outer fleece pants (fleece lined is acceptable). No leggings, yoga, or tight-fitting pants for girls. No hoods on jackets. Quarter zip or full zip is acceptable for the jackets. 

You can purchase the required PE t-shirt as well as the black gym uniforms at our uniform stores: 

867 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Educational Apparel 
3906 Brown Park Drive 
Hilliard, OH 43026
*Currently EA does have in stock the all black gym pants or jackets. 

You may also order the all black gym pants and jackets online from our spirit wear vendor Morganheimer. They have many options in youth and adult. The store is open now and will remain open for orders until next Wed Aug 3rd. Items should arrive for pick up or ship out the week before school.

Please click on the attached link for Morganheimer:

473 Village Park Drive
Powell, OH 43065 

Other retailers that offer options:
  • Target (All in Motion brand (youth and adult sizes), Cat & Jack brand) 
  • Dicks Sporting Goods (DSG Brand youth & adult sizes) 
  • Kohls (Tek Gear brand youth and adult sizes)  
  • Old Navy 
  • Amazon 
  • Walmart (Sport-Tek brand youth & adult sizes)

As a reminder, the all black PE jacket is an acceptable jacket to wear with your school uniform as well. If you have any questions regarding the PE uniforms, please contact:
Stacy Austin (317) 694-6202
Sign Up to Attend the FREE Uniform and Spirit Wear Exchange on August 14
Back to school is around the corner, and the kids have grown so much! Here’s what you can do . . .

  1. Donate! Gather all gently-used school uniforms and spirit wear and bring them to school from Aug 8-12 during school hours. A list of accepted items can be found here. Non-logo articles that are not claimed at the end of the exchange will be donated to another school in need!
  2. Shop! If you’d like to shop, please sign up to attend the FREE uniform exchange in the school cafeteria on Aug 14, 10 AM-1 PM. You do not need to donate to shop and you are welcome to bring your children to try on items! There will be free spirit wear items as well.
  3. Volunteer! Volunteers are needed to organize clothes, help shoppers, and clean up. You can shop while you volunteer! Sign up here.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com.
School Supplies
The deadline for online ordering of EduKit School Supply Kits has passed.

To view the list of school supplies needed for your child's grade, click the link below.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Musser, jmusserfamily@aol.com
Register for Bus Transportation 22-23: Reminder, All Riders Need to Register Every Year
The transportation departments from Dublin, Hilliard and Olentangy schools require all new and returning families to register your students for busing this fall. If you are a new family moving to the area, and don't know your new address yet, please contact them as soon as you have this information.

Olentangy Schools Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) must fill out this online form by June 19, 2022.

Dublin Schools Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) please complete this form.

Hilliard School Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) please complete this form by July 29.
Fall Sports Registration Open
Fall Sport Registration is open here:

This fall we will have the following opportunities available at St. Brigid for St. Brigid of Kildare school students, religious education students, and registered parishioners.
News from Our Parish & Community
Make It A Date - Aug 27
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, August 27, 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 August 24.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Family First Summer Opportunities
Summer Playground Meetups
Join us this summer for St. Brigid playground meetups! We will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 am at various locations around Dublin (see sign up genius below). All ages are welcome to join (even the older kiddos now that they’re home)! If weather conditions are not in our favor we will skip and catch you the following week! Any questions feel free to reach out to Sara Norton @ nortonsarae@gmail.com
Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
Children’s Liturgy 
Great news! Children's Liturgy is going to continue during the 9 am Mass throughout the summer, but we still need a few more volunteers! If you have ever been interested in participating with Children’s Liturgy, now is your chance! Nervous because you have never helped before? No problem, join us in the basement one weekend to see what Children’s Liturgy is all about or ask one of the helpers, they’ll be happy to answer any questions! All Volunteers are required to be compliant in accordance with Safe Environment Policies. If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact the Religious Education Office 614-761-1176.  

Ready to join? Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.
Shop BWHS Spirit Wear
Shop and purchase online for your Bishop Watterson High School Eagles!

View the new site at the link below.
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.