February 12, 2020
Preschoolers enjoying hibernation day with stuffed animals.
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Today at 2:15 pm we will practice our final school safety drill for the year. This drill will allow students to listen to a scenario and decide if the best decision is to evacuate from the building or to stay in the classroom and barricade the door. These drills always allow time for students to reflect, process the different choices and make decisions, thus training how to think in an emergency. Thank you to Bruce McKenna, Campus Safety and Security for conducting the drill.

Thursday we will celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early! Students may wear red accents or accessories with his or her uniform. 

May you have Love that Never Ends
Happiness and Lots of Friends
May Health be Yours
Whatever You Do
May God Send Many Blessings to You!

Kathy O'Reilly
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
New Basketball Hoops - Thank You Annual Fund!
On Tuesday workers began removing the old basketball hoops and installing new ones on the playground. Thank you to our Annual Fund contributions for allowing for this new upgrade!

To learn more about the School Annual Fund, click here.

If you would like to contribute to the School Annual Fund, click here.
School Tuition Assistance Deadline is March 15
Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2020-21 school year must be submitted through the FACTS Grant and Aid portal by March 15, 2020. To be considered for Saint Brigid or the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Programs:

  • You must be registered for the 2020-21 school year by March 15, 2020.
  • You must submit your Grant and Aid application and all required financial documents by March 15, 2020. Grant and Aid applications must be complete to be considered for a tuition assistance grant.
  • You must pay the online $35 application fee.
  • You need only submit one application per family.
  • Saint Brigid does not offer tuition assistance for non-Catholic families but you may be eligible for Diocesan assistance.
  • There is no tuition assistance available for preschool.  
Congrats Yearbook Cover Winners!
Congratulations to our 8th grade yearbook cover contest winner Audrey Eilerman!

And congratulations to our honorable mentions for each grade level:

7th grade - Jackyln Kuehl
6th grade - Lilli Glatz
5th grade - Emma Drab
4th grade - Ella Morris
Crucial Conversations: Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Predator Grooming
Bruce McKenna, campus safety and security, will be leading small 30-minute group discussions on various topics related to community, family, and personal safety. You are welcome to stay for as long as you are able. Drinks and food are welcome. Meetings will be held in the church loft (Deacon’s Room).

February’s Topic:
Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Predator Grooming:
An overview and update on the current landscape of social media, what is cyber bullying, and how predators can use social media and technology to groom victims. Will include discussion and Q&A time.
  • Thursday, February 13, 9:45 AM 
  • Wednesday, February 19, 12 noon 
  • Wednesday, February 19, 7 PM 
Please Help Us Treat the Clients of Hope Hollow!
For the next two weeks, we will be collecting items to complete our treat bags for Hope Hollow’s clients - cancer patients who need help paying for food, lodging, and gasoline whenever they travel to Columbus for their cancer treatments.  

If you can help us, please send in the following items for the treat bags that we will assemble at our CARE meeting on Thursday, February 27th. We are also collecting $10 gift cards for 
groceries and gasoline. THANK YOU!
Grade K - bottles of hand sanitizer (one ounce)
Grade 1 - travel size baby wipes
Grade 2 - granola bars
Grade 3 - chewing gum and lifesavers
Grade 4 - snack size boxes of raisins
Grade 5 - individual packs of tissues
Grade 6 - individual packs of chips or snacks
Grade 7 - individual sleeves of cheese and crackers
Grade 8 - 12 ounce bottles of Gatorade
Collection Dates: February 10-24
Corks for a Cause 2020: SPiCE Silent Auction & Wine Tasting
Step into the Roaring 20’s with St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE’s Corks for a Cause: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting 2020! Tickets are now on sale for the fun event, which takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall.

Corks for a Cause is a fun night that not only brings awareness to our SPiCE (Special People in Catholic Education) program, but is the main fundraiser that provides the money to allow the program to help hundreds of children in our elementary school and religious education program.

The night includes unlimited wine and craft beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, mobile bidding on our over 100 silent auction items, and the fun Wine Grab!

Silent Auction Items & Wine Bottle Donations Needed
We are looking for donations of any size of silent auction items (e.g. sporting event tickets, gift cards, etc.) and bottles of wine ($20 or higher retail value). If you can help, please contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com or (614) 761-3734.
Altar Server Training March 1
All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.

Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical Ministry Manual, receive three mentoring sessions with an experienced Altar Server, and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!

Our next training session for Altar Servers is March 1, 2020, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Please register by February 24th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. To register online, please click here. For more information please contact Todd Pepe or Joe Feehan at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.
Volunteer Training: PGC Session Feb 19
There will be a PGC session on Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00 am in the Carr Room of Hendricks Hall.

All adults volunteering with children in our parish and school need to complete the Diocesan safe environment requirements which include Protecting God's Children (PGC) training, completing a fingerprinting background check and application.

Full details can be found at www.stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment. PGC registration is at www.virtus.org. Please contact Stacey Nerone at snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org with any questions. 
Alum Signs to Play College Lacrosse
Bishop Watterson senior and Saint Brigid of Kildare School alum Dominic Dean recently signed to play lacrosse at Bellarmine University.

Congrats Dominic!
Spring Sports Registration Continues
You can register at www.gowolfhounds.com - and click the 'Register Now' menu.  

  • Wolfhound Track – 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 85.00, starts in early March, finished up in early May. Contact = Dan Workman at track@gowolfhounds.com.
  • Wolfhound Boys Baseball & Girls Softball – 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 160.00, starts in early March, runs thru 3rd week of May. Contact = Mike Matthews at baseball@gowolfhounds.com
  • 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 baseball@gowolfhounds.com  

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!