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

December 20, 2023

Last week we enjoyed our tradition where our kindergarten and second grade classes sang and performed their beautiful versions of the Christmas story.   


Wed, Dec 20: Advent Prayer Service (2 PM, Gym)

Thurs, Dec 21 - Tues, Jan 2: No School - Christmas Break

Wed, Jan 3: School resumes

Thurs, Jan 4: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Mon, Jan 8: School Advisory Committee Meeting (6:30 PM)

Mon, Jan 15: No School - MLK Jr Day

Tues, Jan 16: Spelling Bee (1:30 PM)

Thus, Jan 18: Early Release (1:30 PM)


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Photo Newsletters: 3rd Grade

Click the link below to view a photo album and learn what the students have been up to in class.

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Christmas Spirit

Kindergarten Nativity Play

Second Grade Nativity Play

Nutcracker Day

Staff Christmas Lunch from Gifts of Grat

For more photos, follow us on our Instagram or Facebook account.

Morganheimer/Premier Spirit Wear Orders Are In

Morganheimer/Premier Spirit Wear – orders ready for pick up 12/20!

If you placed an order with Morganheimer/Premier, you will be receiving an email letting you know that orders are ready for pick up (or were shipped if you chose that option).  Orders will be ready for pick up starting today, Wednesday 12/20!


Pick up hours and location:

Wednesday – Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


473 Village Park Dr.

Powell, OH 43065


If you have any questions about your Morganheimer/Premier order, please contact [email protected]


Any questions? Please contact Jaime Erickson 614.578.8960 or Shauna Durant 740.815.9053

St. Brigid Soccer Survey


St. Brigid Athletic Association is considering starting a soccer program at St. Brigid. The Diocese has always had a soccer program, which currently runs the season from July until around Labor Day.  Every year a couple of St. Brigid students will join with another parish that has enough players to field a team, but traditionally St. Brigid didn't have enough interest to have a full dedicated set of teams/coaches.  

We would love our community to enjoy the sport together, so we are looking to find out how much interest there is for official teams from St. Brigid.   

Currently the diocese offers boys and girls soccer for 4th-8th grade, but they are looking to collect feedback from parishes on if there is interest in 1st - 3rd grade also.  They are also deciding if they keep the season as it is or extend the season to run a little longer with more games .  We have the ability to provide them feedback, so it's important that we get some information from you.  

Fee's will be estimated to be around $150-$180 per player, and they would most likely start practices towards the end of June or early July.  Season is compact, which in the past also allowed for players to play other sports like Cross Country, Volleyball, or Football - all at the same time. Some kids may even compliment their other soccer playing at a club or DSL rec program by getting in some extra games with friends at St. Brigid.  

Please let us know your child’s interest by completing our soccer interest survey form.

We would like to collect all interest by January 10th, 2024 to help with planning at the Parish and the Diocese level.


Gifts of Gratitude - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Gifts

Get ahead on your Christmas gift giving this year!

Make your life easier by checking one thing off your Christmas gift list! Donate to Gifts of Gratitude! Home & School has provided you with a convenient way to show your appreciation to the teachers and staff at St. Brigid during Christmas and at the end of the year. 


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.

Will my family be recognized for participating?

Yes — the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this program. You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking “G.O.G” inside your Christmas card.

How much do I give?

The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!


Can't remember if you already contributed?

No worries -- just contact Sarah Graf at [email protected] and she will let you know!


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.  


Emmaus Road Scholarship: Give by Dec 31 for 2024 Tax Credit

“It was so easy to donate to Emmaus Rd. I used the donate button, paid by credit card, and designated St. Brigid of Kildare. I received the $1,500 back after I filed my taxes in March. I was able to help students at St. Brigid and it didn’t cost me a thing.” (-Emmaus Road Scholarship 2023 Donor)

Last year St. Brigid was able to change the lives of children and families at St. Brigid of Kildare School. Each year, we need to raise these funds again to continue to support our school children with these scholarships.

The Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund turns your tax dollars into scholarships for students at St. Brigid of Kildare. Your gift helps bridge the gap between state scholarships and the cost to educate a child while reducing your Ohio tax burden.

To learn more or to donate, visit www.emmausroadscholarship.org..

Get your donation in by Dec 31 to receive the tax credit when you file this spring.


Prospective Families: Open House RSVP & New Family Application Now Open

Sunday, January 28 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.

Spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in applying to Saint Brigid of Kildare School for the 2024-2025 school year!

Registration Reminders:

  • Our new family application and the open house RSVP is now open. This is for any new children entering preschool or K-8 that are not currently enrolled at St. Brigid School. Anyone interested in applying for the next school year can learn more about the process here.
  • Current family re-registration for K-8 and those returning to preschool will take place January 19-26, 2024.
  • 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 19th. Completing this re-enrollment packet for Kindergarten will place you in the general queue for review/acceptance along with all other Kindergarten applicants. You will be notified via email of acceptance/wait list status on or before February 12, 2024.
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Crucial Conversations: Nationally Recognized Speaker Jesse Weiberger Coming Jan 25: RSVP Now Open

Crucial Conversations is a parenting speaker series for St. Brigid of Kildare Parish and School parents of school-aged children, focusing on student wellness and safety.

Internet Safety for Parents with Jesse Weinberger

Thursday, January 25 | 6:30 PM

Nationally recognized internet safety speaker Jesse Weinberger will share guidance, data, and life-changing information on keeping children and families safer online, and the connection between social media and mental health.

Presentation highlights include:

  • value vs risk of tech use
  • parental complicity
  • mental health impact
  • cyberbullying, sexting, sexual predation
  • popular apps explained
  • extreme content & gaming
  • how to monitor, supervise & consequence

This presentation applies to all parents. Whether your child is a toddler or a college student, technology is having an impact on their day-to-day life as well as their future outcomes.

As parents, we may not realize that our children are hypersexualized by digital content, how our own adult use of technology changes them, and the causal impact technology has on their mental health.

Jesse Weinberger is a former programmer, a nationally recognized speaker, TEDx presenter, and the host of Big Mama's House Podcast. Jesse is also the author of The Boogeyman Exists: And He's in Your Child's Back Pocket, 2nd ed. With over 15 years of speaking at school districts all over the United States, Jesse's particular skill is successfully reaching audiences with the perfect combination of humor and deep expertise in technology and digital content.

Learn more about Jesse at her website www.overnightgeekuniversity.com.

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Save the Date—Uniform and Spirit Wear Exchange to be held Feb 25, 2024 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 beginning February 1st Items accepted include all logo and non-logo uniform items AND spirit wear and PE uniforms. Non-logo articles that are not claimed at exchange will be donated to the Bishop Griffin Resource CenterRememberyou don’t need to donate to “shop” the exchange!

Merry Christmas from the Annual Fund

During December the Annual Fund was able to provide special holiday programing for your children. This is made possible because of the generosity of parents supporting our Annual Fund. Thank you for your donations!

Your donations to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible. Please consider a gift by December 31, 2023, so you can apply it to your 2023 taxes. We suggest $125 per student ($50 for preschool).

Please consider making an Annual Fund donation today. If you have friends or family members that would like to contribute, we also receive gifts from other individuals committed to the education of our children. Please forward this email. Thanks again for your support. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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News from Our Parish & Community

Corks for a Cause 2024 - Sponsorship + Donation Opportunities

We are excited to hold our 17th annual Corks for a Cause Silent Auction and Wine Tasting for SPiCE on Saturday, March 2, 2024. We can't wait to celebrate Music City with our Nashville Nights theme!

There are several ways to help support this event, through volunteering, becoming an event sponsor, donating auction items, or donating wine or bourbon bottles.

If you are able to help in any of these ways, please reach out to Sarah Moore at [email protected].

Sponsorship Opportunities

Youth Sunday for 6th, 7th & 8th Graders - January 14

Join our Youth Ministry for Youth Sunday after the 11 AM Mass in Enke Hall on Sunday, January 14. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited! There will be lunch, games, and a guest speaker.

Friends are welcome and RSVP is required! RSVP at the link below.


Family First Advent Series: Behold

Mom to Mom & Sisters in Christ will be watching and discussing the book Behold. There will be copies available for $8.25 during Mom to Mom.

Join Mom to Mom on Wednesdays 9:45-11am in the Church Basement with free childcare in Carr Nursery.

Sisters in Christ meet on Wednesdays from 1:15-2:45 PM in the Deacon’s room.


Advent Series on Behold

November 29– Behold Motherhood

December 6–  Behold Fatherhood

December 13– Behold Childhood

December 20– No Meeting – Finish 4th week at home with family

Jesus and the Eucharist - There's Still Time to Join

This seven-session series will immerse participants in the gospel proclamation (Sessions 1-4) and unveil God’s saving work in the Eucharist (Sessions 5-7).

December 13/14: Who Is Jesus?

December 20/21: Am I Saved?

January 10/11: Why a Church?

January 17/18: God Is With Us

January 24/25: The Story of the Eucharist

January 31/Feb 1: Bread for the Journey


Learn about the many ways you can participate and sign up at the link below.

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Requirements to Volunteer with our Children

If you are 18 years or older and interested in volunteering with youth activities at SBK, attending PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN is required before you can volunteer. Register under the Diocese of Columbus at 



The Diocesan Safe Environment Department will be offering Virtus Protecting God's Children (PGC) sessions: 

 1/10/2024 DeSales HS Cafeteria (Columbus) 6pm

Fingerprinting available prior to this session 5pm


All volunteers with our children and youth must complete PGC, a St. Brigid volunteer application, submit the signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and complete a criminal background check prior to volunteering.

Full details and forms can be found at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment/ 

News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at [email protected].

Future Cardinals

Calling all future Cardinals!

Join us on January 30th at 7:30 PM to watch the Cards take on Hilliard Davidson in the new Frank Murphy Convocation Center.

Join us for pizza and drinks at 7 PM. The game tips at 7:30 PM.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Test: Each year, St. Charles offers a scholarship test to incoming freshmen. This year the scholarship test will be administered on January 27, 2024 (9:00am and 1:00pm). There will also be a make-up day on February 4, 2024 (1:00pm) should you be unable to make the January 27 assessments.

Charism Essay Scholarship: These awards are grants for incoming freshmen students who have exemplified the values of our school or qualities of the school's patron saint, Charles Borromeo, in their daily lives. Students will come to St. Charles to write their essay on either January 24th (6:00pm) or January 27th (12:00pm and 4:00pm).


  • Students MUST have applied to be a member of the class of 2028.

  • Students should register to take these assessments in advance by using the link that is emailed to them after completing the application process
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at [email protected].

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