December 24, 2019
Our 5th/6th grade team won the Wacky Wednesday staff Christmas dress up contest with their snow globe costumes!
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

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! See below for photos from some of our Christmas festivities!

Kathy O'Reilly
Merry Christmas!
Girls Coding Club Tours Nationwide Technology
Our Girls Coding Club recently got to visit Nationwide Insurance on a Women in Technology tour. The girls had a lot of fun, learned about Nationwide Technology, and began to see themselves in technology.

Nationwide Insurance's Women in IT program has partnered with our Girls Coding Club to bring a real-world level to their projects and interests. We are a pilot program for them to see if it benefits young girls to have a corporate mentor/sponsor.

One or two people from Nationwide's Women in IT have attended our after school club to help with coding. They shared with the club where they went to school, college, what subjects they liked in grade school, and their college path that led them to their job. Some are coders and others are developers or project managers. It was a great experience for everyone to see that there are many jobs in technology beyond just coding.

At the end of the semester Nationwide had the girls come to their facilities for a tour, where they got to see the developers area and all the staff that is needed to make it happen. It was a great experience the girls really enjoyed!

Thanks Nationwide for this amazing experience!
Crucial Conversations presents: The Culture of Safety
During the winter and spring of 2020, Bruce McKenna, campus safety and security, will be leading small group discussions on various topics related to community, family, and personal safety.

The small group meetings will be 30-minute presentations, followed by Q&A and discussion. You are welcome to stay for as long as you are able. Coffee will be provided, snacks and food are welcome. Meetings will be held in the church loft (Deacon’s Room).

January Meeting - How We're Keeping Your Kids Safe:
Learn about the safety principles and changes made here at St. Brigid, tactics for maintaining a safe and alert campus, and skills that can be applied to any workplace or public environment.

Meeting Dates:
  • Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 AM
  • Thursday, January 16, 9:45 AM
  • Wednesday, January 22, 12 noon
  • Wednesday, January 22, 7 PM

February Meeting:
Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Predator Grooming

March Meeting:
Active Threats - Safety in Community and Public Settings

Additional details about the February and March meetings will be released in January.  
Registration Open for Hounds Hoopla (formerly Pizza Bingo)
Register now for Friday, January 24 from 6-8:30 for Hounds Hoopla!

This is a great family event at Saint Brigid of Kildare School! There will be many new items this year, including:
  • A DJ
  • A magician
  • Integrity gymnastics
  • Frozen character visits
  • Crafts
  • A special 6th-8th grade only DJ party time

Along with many of the previous activities, including pizza and bingo of course!

Watch for registration and volunteer information coming in the next few weeks.

Donations Needed:
Keep in mind over Christmas break that we will be collecting prize donations of all kinds (toys, gift cards, etc.) We will begin this collection in the office soon.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Prospective Families Open House
Sunday, January 12, 3-5 PM

Please consider inviting co-workers, neighbors and friends to join our St. Brigid School community and take advantage of our Share the Good News referral program (where current families receive a $500 tuition discount for each new family you refer! Click here for details).

New family registration for the 2020-2021 school will be January 6, 2020 - January 19, 2020.

Spring Sports Registration is Open
Spring Sports Registration is open - you can register at www.gowolfhounds.com - and click the 'Register Now' menu.  

  • Wolfhound Track – 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 85.00, starts in early March, finished up in early May. Contact = Dan Workman at [email protected].
  • Wolfhound Boys Baseball & Girls Softball – 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 160.00, starts in early March, runs thru 3rd week of May. Contact = Mike Matthews at [email protected]
  • Pre-Season Free Pitcher/Catcher Clinics for Boys Baseball & Girls Softball (4th thru 8th grade).  Will run Mid-February through early March.  Free of charge, and will be held indoor at St. Brigid Gymnasium. Contact = Mike Matthews at [email protected]  

Please note - the Registration Site that we use has a new registration form and they have also added a Service Fee of $3.00 to every order - so group all of your family registrations and order them all at 1 time to save on the service fee.  And don't forget, for Track, Baseball, and Softball - you must also register at www.dioceseregister.com for your diocese parent consent forms (1 for every participant each season, each sport).
Columbus Catholic Women's Conference
Give Yourself the Gift of Time with Jesus and Your Sisters in Christ!

Give yourself the gift of the Columbus Catholic Women's Conference on Sat, Feb 15, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center. Come to pray, learn and rest with your sisters in Christ from around the diocese. Register now for early bird pricing at the link below. Don't miss this day of amazing grace!
Advent Family Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us
these four weeks to prepare to celebrate
the birth of your Son.

We are so thankful for all the people
that help us along this path we're traveling
to welcome Jesus.

God, bless our family and prepare our home
and hearts to welcome your Son,
Jesus Christ, into the world.