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

February 22, 2023

Our eighth grade got to visit St. Charles on Tuesday to watch their winter play, The Outsiders.


Wed, Feb 22: Ash Wednesday Mass (9 AM)

Thurs, Feb 23: Crucial Conversations: Safety (9 AM)

Tues, Feb 28: Crucial Conversations: Safety (6:30 PM)

Thus, Mar 2: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Sat, Mar 4: Corks for a Cause (7 PM)

Tues, Mar 7: Stations of the Cross (2 PM)

Mar 13-17: No School - Spring Break

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday.  It is important not only to engage our children in conversations, rites and rituals, but to demonstrate how the season can help families focus on spiritual growth together. Often we focus on what to "give up" for Lent, which is a great practice to teach the habit of sacrifice, but also think about what spiritual goals you can set as a family during this time. It can be something simple like praying together on the way to school or cleaning out your closets and donating all of the things you don't need to charity or using the Catholic Relief Services rice bowls. Each family will be receiving a Rice Bowl later this week in the Friday folder.  If you choose to participate you may return your donations to the school/parish during Holy Week. 

As a part of the Rice Bowl program, the parish is offering Lenten Soup Suppers on Tuesdays during Lent at 6:00 PM in Hendricks Hall. Families gather for a simple supper of soup and bread, allowing the family to make a donation to the Rice Bowl.  This simple meal combined with a short video about people in other parts of our world will help remind us of the simplicity of life. This year we will visit three countries: Honduras, Philippines and Kenya. This is a wonderful Lenten practice for families to do together (from grandparents to the youngest grandchild).  The suppers begin at 6:00 PM and finish in time for those who wish to attend Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM. 

The Rice Bowl program and soup suppers can also be a great springboard for talking about the Corporal Works of Mercy (The Corporal Works of Mercy | USCCB) and how they guide us to work together as ONE serving others in need.

Lenten blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades

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

View 7th Grade Photos
View 8th Grade Photos

Corks for a Cause: Coming March 4

Our Mardi Gras Masquerade themed silent auction and wine tasting for the SPiCE program is coming up on Saturday, March 4. If you haven't secured tickets yet, you can do so at the link below.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Moore at [email protected].

Get Tickets

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our many gracious sponsors for this event:

School Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale ($24.61) NOW through March 24, 2023! Don’t miss out on your chance to order your 2022 – 2023 school yearbook that is packed full of fun memories! Online ordering is simple and easy! Simply click on the direct link below, fill in your information and pay by credit card.

If you have questions regarding ordering – please call Diane Spagnuolo Photography at 614-873-6867 or email [email protected]

Order Yearbook

Congrats Basketball Wolfhounds

The 8th grade girls completed their season with a 5-4 regular season record, including a great, come-from-behind overtime win against OLP. The team's players were Sammi Curtin, Emma Drab, Ria Leasure, Marinda Pope, Stella Schiavone, and Lily Ulrich. Team statistics leaders were Stella Schiavone (points), Marinda Pope (rebounds), and Lily Ulrich (steals). The girls had a lot of fun this season - occasionally, they learned a little bit about basketball. The team's coaches were Scott Drab, Coach Papa Ulrich, and Nick Ulrich.

The 8th grade boys completde their season with an 8-2 regular season record and Division Championship. Congratulations to Luke Braun, Cade Austin, Michael Baumel, Max White, Fritz Oberhammer, MJ Burns, Brady Barnum, and Grayson Davis.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls and 7th grade boys both teams Geyer and team Davis on moving forward in the tournament.

The 6th Grade Boys Team Moeller who won 29-13 over Trinity and 34-21 over St. Brendans will play the diocesan championship this Sat 2/25 vs IC at St Cecilia at 12:30 pm. And congrats to the 5th grade boys team Baumel who won their playoff games 29-9 over St. Claire's and 28-20 over St. Andrews and will continue to play this Championship weekend as well. 

Weekend Championship games include:

  • 5th grade boys team Baumel; 2/25 at 1:30 at St. Michaels
  • 6th grade boys team Moeller; 2/25 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia
  • 7th grade girls; 2/25 at 10:10 a.m. at Watterson
  • 7th grade boys team Geyer; 2/25 at 3:30 p.m. at Watterson
  • 7th grade boys team Davis; 2/25 at noon at Watterson

Annual Fund Supports Valentine's Day Parties

The Annual Fund pays for celebrations throughout the year for your students. Thanks to our generous parents all the students enjoyed Valentine’s Day parties with treats and fun activities. Please consider supporting the Annual Fund by using the button below.  Thanks for supporting St. Brigid of Kildare!

Annual Fund

Crucial Conversations Parent Presentations

St. Brigid of Kildare will be offering Crucial Conversations presentations around topics important in today's parenting world. Bruce McKenna, campus safety and security, will be leading these discussions for parents on various topics related to community, family, and personal safety.

The presentations will be one hour, including a Q&A and discussion. You are welcome to stay for as long as you are able. Meetings will be held in Enke Hall. Please use the RSVP form below so we can accommodate space.

February Meeting - How We're Keeping Your Kids Safe:

Learn about the safety principles and recent 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.

  • Thursday, February 23, 9:00-10:00 AM, Enke Hall
  • Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 -7:30 PM, Enke Hall

RSVP for either session at the link below.

Upcoming March Meeting - Social Media


Spirit Wear Sale - Last Day!

We are excited to announce that the Spring Spirit Wear Sale is now open. The sale will be open for shopping until February 22nd. Orders will be filled and ready in March.


Morganheimer/Premier Spirit Wear store

Our long-time vendor for St. Brigid spirit wear options (non-vintage) is now open and available. Use the link below to shop their sale, which includes a few new items! The link will be available for shopping through February 22nd. *As a reminder, if you are looking for items in a certain color, click on the item to see all available color options.


Check out the link below to order:

https://saintbrigid.itemorder.com/ [saintbrigid.itemorder.com]



Rah Rah Spirit Wear

Rah Rah is a Dublin-based spirit wear company that is offering super-soft, vintage-inspired, uniquely designed spirit wear made just for us. The owners of Rah-Rah are officially Wolfhounds this year and we are happy to have them as a part of the St. Brigid school community. Check out the link below to order:

https://rahrahgear.com/collections/st-brigid [rahrahgear.com]

The site is live now through February 22ndYou can have any items shipped directly to you for the quickest delivery. Standard shipping rates apply. 

If you prefer to pick up your order, you may do so at:

6905 MacNeil Drive, Dublin

Tartan Fields (home of Lesley Beran)

All pick up orders will be placed in a large tote on the side porch. Orders will be bagged and marked with your name. If you selected shipping to your home, those orders will be shipped early March. Non shipping orders will be available for pick up mid-March. Please watch the Wolfhound Wednesday (and your email) for delivery information.


Any questions? Please contact Lesley Beran 614.257.9791 or Shauna Durant 740.815.9053

Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline March 15

Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted through the FACTS Grant and Aid portal by March 15, 2023.

In order to receive a scholarship through the Emmaus Road Scholarship Program, you must apply for tuition assistance through FACTS.

Please note you cannot receive both an Oak Society grant and tuition assistance.

To be considered for Saint Brigid or the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Programs:

  • You must be registered for the 2023-24 school year by March 15, 2023.
  • The application, tax return, and W-2 must be submitted by March 15, 2023. (No exceptions will be made for any late applications, so please apply early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
  • If 2022 taxes are not finished for submission by March 15, 2023, the 2021 tax return with 2022 W2 is acceptable.
  • You need only submit one application per family.
  • There is no tuition assistance available for preschool.
  • All K-8 families, Catholic and non-Catholic are eligible to apply.
  • Assistance amounts given vary by family and will be based on family income and number of children in a household.
  • Any family who needs more than $500/child in tuition assistance is encouraged to apply. If you apply and are deemed eligible to receive $500 or less, we will refund your $35 application fee and grant the $500 award.
  • All applications and materials submitted are confidential.
  • Applicants are expected to be notified of award status in May.

For full instructions on applying for tuition assistance, click here.

News from Our Parish & Community

Father/Daughter Dance - April 1

The annual St. Brigid Knights of Columbus Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, April 1st in the St. Brigid School Gym from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. 

For more information or details on how to register, please see the event website: Saintbrigidfatherdaughterdance2023.eventbrite.com. Cost is $50/couple and $15 for each additional daughter. This price includes heavy snacks, dessert, crafts, entertainment, and more. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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 www.virtus.org


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


3/04/2023 Neumann Center (OSU) 10:00am

3/23/2023 St Brendan (Hilliard) 6:00pm

 3/23/2023 Holy Spirit (zoom session) 6:00 pm


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/ 

SBAA Spring Sports Registration Open Until Feb 25

SBAA is happy to open up the Spring Sports Registration for 2023.  Offerings for the spring are Baseball, Softball, and Track & Field.  All three are available to boys and girls in the 4th - 8th grades that are students of St. Brigid or parishioners of St. Brigid.

Registration will be open until Saturday, Feb 25th, with the first practices to start shortly thereafter.  Please register soon to not miss out on any communication around practices and forming of teams. You can Register on the GoWolfhounds.com Registration form.

Early Bird Registration - Use Coupon Code "EarlySpring23" until January 28th for 10% off your registration.

Baseball & Softball:

Season will be made up of 8-10 games with a season-ending tournament planned for grade 5-8. Registration fees are $160 and include your jersey & St. Brigid hat. Practices will be at Brigid's Green along with about 1/2 of the games at St. Brigid and the rest at other Diocese schools.

If you have questions about Baseball or Softball - please contact Commissioner Will Malerich at [email protected]

Track & Field:

Season will consist of 4 meets + the Diocese championship starting around April 1 until May 14.  Practices will be held at Karrer Middle School or at St. Brigid/Avery Park as needed. Registration fees for track & field are $85.

If you have questions about Track & Field - please contact Commissioner Dan Workman at [email protected]

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

Alumna Signs to Play Track & Field

Congratulations to Sydney Workman, Bishop Watterson class of 2023 and Saint Brigid of Kildare School class of 2019 who recently committed to play track & field at University of Dayton.

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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