U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)

December 14, 2022

Our Stuff the Stocking project has been a great success! We are still in need of many toy stocking stuffers which we are collecting until Thursday. See article below for more details!


Thurs, Dec 15: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Mon, Dec 19: Ugly Sweater Day, Pep Rally (2 PM)

Tues, Dec 20: Advent Prayer Service (1:45 PM)

Wed, Dec 21 - Tues, Jan 3: No School - Christmas Break

Wed, Jan 4: Back to School

Thurs, Jan 5: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

Christmas break is fast approaching and it is time to reflect and appreciate that we have had a great month of Advent Joy.  There have been many blessings, opportunities for service and gratitude, time to pray and to sing, and also time to just have fun.  Each morning we prayed together as a school community the Advent wreath prayers asking God to help us prepare our hearts, minds and souls for Christmas. Thank you to our students, families, Home and School Committees, teachers and staff who have all shared their talents, faith in action and generous spirit to help make this a joyous and prayerful Advent season. In particular I would like to recognize our 8th grade Service Committee for working with our Home and School Outreach Committee to orchestrate a project to benefit Ronald McDonald House.  The 8th grade student committee is planning to visit Ronald McDonald House to deliver the handmade stockings and stocking stuffers.  (It is not too late to contribute to project…details are in the story below)   

Today we have enjoyed a PJ and popcorn and movie day and next Monday, December 19th  students are invited to participate in the Ugly Sweater Day or dress in Christmas colors or a Christmas sweatshirt/sweater.  Also on Monday  we will be recognizing our athletes who participated in Fall sports.  We will be holding a Pep Rally at 2:00 pm in the gym.  Parents are welcome to attend.   

Next week we will conclude our Advent preparations with an Advent Prayer Service on Tuesday, December 20th at 1:45 pm PM in the gym.  Feel free to attend if your schedule allows.  

May your days be filled with love, peace, hope and joy this Christmas season.

As always, thank you for your support of Saint Brigid of Kildare School.

Merry Christmas!

Kathy O'Reilly

P.S.  Parents: Please note that Salad Bar will not be available next week...we will only be serving hot lunch December 19th and 20th.

Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grade

Click the photo albums below to see what the classes have been up to.

View 7th Grade Photos
View 8th Grade Photos

Christmas Festivities

We have been having so much fun in anticipation of Christmas! Our Home & School sponsored 12 days of Gifts of Gratitude with special treats and festive dress days has been fun for staff and for students to watch! On Monday, we had a surprise visit from the Grinch who stopped by all the grades and gave children a green lollipop. Today students are enjoying PJ, popcorn and a movie day.

Click the album link below to view more photos of the fun.

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Stuff the Stocking Project: Stocking Stuffer Toys Needed by Thursday

The 8th grade service committee has organized a fun project for students! We are working to help the families at the Ronald McDonald house to have a more delightful Christmas.

We are looking for stocking stuffer donations that will go to kids of all ages. Here is a link to the Amazon Wish List (please have items shipped to your home and then your student can bring the items to school) ***Deadline to send in donations is Dec 15th (new deadline).

Amazon Wish List (recently updated):


You can also purchase stocking stuffer toys from other stores, just keep in mind they should be no more than 4.5 inches wide so they can fit in a stocking.

Questions? Please email Nancy Davis at nd43065@icloud.com

Home & School Meeting Jan 5

All are welcome to attend the next Home & School meeting on Thursday, January 5 at 10AM in Hendricks Hall, or join via the Zoom link below.

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Earn Money for Our School by Submitting Your Box Tops

Submitting Box Tops is getting easier and easier. Download the Box Tops App onto your phone and start scanning. You only have to scan your receipts and Box Tops dollars are directly deposited into our school account. 


Betty Crocker Baking Schools Better Sweepstakes: From 12/1 to 12/31, every time you scan or submit a qualifying receipt with the Box Tops app you’ll be entered for a chance to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops for your school and the NEW Betty Crocker Cookbook for you.


For more information about the sweepstakes and to download the Box Tops App visit:


Help Earn Rewards for Christmas through Amazon Smile

Remember St. Brigid of Kildare School when you do your holiday shopping on Amazon this year! With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% to the charity of your choice. 


1.         To set St. Brigid of Kildare School as your preferred charity, visit smile.amazon.com and search for St. Brigid of Kildare. 

2.         Save smile.amazon.com to your desktop favorites OR add a shortcut to your phone’s home screen. 

3.         Remember to use smile.amazon.com each time you shop on Amazon! 

Bishop Watterson Area Band Concert

The Bishop Watterson Area Band Concert was held last Wednesday December 7 at 7 PM at Bishop Watterson. Band students in our 5th - 8th grades participated, as well as other feeder school bands. Congrats to our many band students!

Christmas Choir Concert

Our 5th - 8th grade choir students performed a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm in the church. Congrats to our many choir students who participated!

Lost & Found - Come Get It!

Parents, this Christmas give yourself the gift of . . . your child’s items returning home to you! While you’re dropping off, picking up, volunteering, or attending a child’s performance during December, please check out the lost and found items that are organized in the cafeteria beneath the trophy case. We’re hoping all items will be claimed soon so that a smaller, permanent system for lost and found can be established. See photos below!

Prospective Families Open House

Sunday, January 22 from 3-5 PM

This is the perfect time for interested friends, family or neighbors to explore our three-time Blue Ribbon School. Prospective families can tour our school and see first-hand how Saint Brigid of Kildare School provides a quality Catholic education in a warm environment. There will be representatives from Saint Brigid of Kildare School’s many programs available to answer questions.

Click here to RSVP.

Spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in applying to Saint Brigid of Kildare School for the 2023-2024 school year! And remember, families who refer families can receive tuition credits. Learn more about this program here.

New Student Application Open

The application for new students is now open. The deadline to apply on time is Monday, January 23, 2023 at midnight. Applications are not processed until January 24.

(If you have a currently enrolled St. Brigid preschool student wishing to move on to Kindergarten, you will fill out a re-enrollment packet beginning January 13th. Completing this re-enrollment packet for Kindergarten will place you in the general queue for review/acceptance along with all other Kindergarten applicants. As a reminder, you will be notified via email of acceptance/wait list status on or before January 31, 2023.)

Save the Date: Free Bi-Annual Uniform & Spiritwear Exchange Feb 12, 10 AM - 1 PM

For the first time since 2020, there will not be a sign up to attend, so please add it to your calendar so you don’t forget to come! All items are free and you don’t need to donate to “shop”!


While you’re decluttering in January, please gather up the gently used uniforms that your children no longer need to donate to the Uniform and Spiritwear Exchange! Items accepted include all logo and non-logo uniform items AND spirit wear and PE uniforms. Donations can be brought into the main office after January 3rd during school hours or placed in a bin in the Hendricks Hall collection closet.

Educational Apparel Holiday Sale

Educational Apparel is offering customers a 15% discount on their purchase through the end of December.

Click here for more details.

Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund: Donate by Dec 31

Thank you for the overwhelming support of the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund, a diocesan fund that uses 100% of your donation for tuition assistance for children enrolled in our Catholic Schools.

This fund is a new state program that allows donors to receive a tax credit on their Ohio tax return up to $750 ($1,500 if married and filing jointly).

What does that mean for you?

This typically means for an individual who earns $45,000 in Ohio, he/she can expect to pay $761 in Ohio income tax. If that individual donated $750 to Emmaus by December 31, they would owe the state only $11. If the tax had already been paid, the state will issue a refund to that taxpayer. Make sure you consult a tax advisor if you are unsure of your tax liability.

We wanted to remind you to take advantage of this program by December 31, 2022 so that you will receive the tax credit reimbursement of your donation on your 2022 tax returns.

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December Gifts of Gratitude

Contribute to Gifts of Gratitude

If you still would like to contribute to the Gifts of Gratitude program, you can do so at the link 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.  

Below are some photos of just a few of the things we've been able to do with Gifts of Gratitude contributions so far this year!

Donate to 22-23 Gifts of Gratitude
News from Our Parish & Community

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Competition

Save the date for the Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Competition which will be held February 5, 2023 at 2:30 in the St. Brigid School Gym.

The registration link and details will be sent out in January.

St. Brigid Women's Retreat: Into a Garden of Virtue

Women of the Parish are invited to attend the annual St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Retreat. This year's retreat starts at 5PM, Friday, March 3rd and runs until midday Sunday, March 3, 2023. The retreat will be held at The Spiritual Center at Maria Stein. Meals will be provided and all women will have a private room with bath. The total cost is $200.

Registration will be available on the parish website on January 9, 2023 at 9AM. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Pervan at abba414@gmail.com or visit our website: https://stbrigidofkildare.org/womens-retreat-2023/

Syntero Winter Wellness Workshops

Below is a flyer for Syntero’s Winter Wellness Workshops, which will be available to students in grades K-12, free of charge, over winter break. 

Registration for the Winter Wellness Workshops will remain open through Monday, December 12th

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