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

January 11, 2023

Fourth graders working hard in Math class


Fri, Jan 13: End of Quarter 1

Mon, Jan 16: No School (MLK Day)

Thurs, Jan 19: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Fri, Jan 20: Spelling Bee (1:15 PM)

Sun, Jan 22: School Open House (3-5 PM)

Sun, Jan 29: Catholic Schools Week Begins

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

This Friday you will be receiving an email asking you to take a few minutes to re-enroll your children for the next school year. This will be done through your FACTS account as it was last year. The re-enrollment process will include the latchkey registration for 23-24, as well as the application for Oak Society grants. Please remember you cannot receive both an Oak Society grant and tuition assistance. Due to the generous amount of funds raised through the Emmaus Road Scholarship program, we will have additional funds to distribute through the FACTS tuition assistance program this year. There is more information on the FACTS tuition assistance program in the article below, and more details will be provided Friday in the re-enrollment process. If you have questions about this process, please reach out to Megan Wachalec at mrs.wachalec@stbrigid-school.org or (614) 718-5825.

Please note we will be conducting a school safety drill next week on Tuesday, January 17.

Blessings in the New Year,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 3rd & 4th Grades

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

View 3rd Grade Photos
View 4th Grade Photos

Hounds Hoopla - Coming Feb 3

Hounds Hoopla is coming Friday, February 3 from 6-8:30 PM at our school!

Join us for Bingo, a DJ dance party, crafts, and face painting. Pizza and snacks included. Entry is $25 per family; registration coming soon.

Donations Needed

Donations are needed for bingo prizes. A donation box will be in the main office area outside the nurse's office. Great donation item ideas include: gift cards for the older kids in $10-$20 amounts, crafts, stuffed animals,

games, sports equipment like soccer balls, plastic bats and balls, little kids ball gloves, and nail polish.

Anything new, unopened or in like new condition we would look forward to having for the prize tables.

New Family Coffee - Jan 19

There will be a new family coffee and conversation for all new St. Brigid families on Thursday, January 19th. Please join us for the 9 am Mass. After Mass, the children will return to school and parents and non-school-age children are welcome to join us for coffee and conversation immediately to follow in Hendricks Hall. See attached invitation. 

We hope you can join us! 

Please RSVP for the coffee here: https://forms.gle/mt8ng1dX7Ddq9x368

Questions? Contact New Family Welcome Co-Chairs Laura Campbell (LauraScanlan@gmail.com) or Leah McCoy (leah.mccoy@gmail.com).

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.)
  • 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.
  • If 2022 taxes are not finished for submission by March 15, 2023, the 2021 tax return with 2022 W2 is acceptable.

Click here to view the flyer with this information.

Corks for a Cause Meeting Tonight at 7 PM

We are excited to hold our 16th annual Corks for a Cause Silent Auction and Wine Tasting for SPiCE on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

We will be holding our next planning meeting on Wednesday, January 11th 7:00 PM in Hendricks Hall (children are welcome if babysitting is a challenge). If you'd like to learn more about the event, how you can help, or share your ideas please join us for the first meeting!

RSVP to Sarah Moore at smoore@stbrigidofkildare.org.

If you have wine bottles or auction items to donate, or are interested in a corporate sponsorship of the event, please contact Sarah.

Uniform 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.

The exchange could not happen without volunteers! Please sign up to help and “shop” while you’re there!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44a8a929ab9-winter5#/

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.)

News from Our Parish & Community

SBAA Spring Sports Registration Now Open

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 baseball@gowolfhounds.com

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 track@gowolfhounds.com

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.

Family First Winter Programs

Looking to connect with others? Check out these Family First winter programs!

Mom to Mom will continue reading and discussing The Handbook for Catholic Mom’s by Lisa Henley. In this book author Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves - heart, mind, body, and soul - so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. Questions about Mom to Mom reach out to Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com or Gracie Dziewiatkowski marygracedzski@gmail.com.


What: Mom to Mom

When: Tuesdays

Time: 9:45am

Location: Church Basement with Childcare in the Carr Nursery


Sisters in Christ will be viewing the Augustine Institute Divine Mercy series by Michael Gaitley. The Divine Mercy Series connections people and events in history to a unifying vision of the splendor of God’s merciful love. From the epic story of Poland’s national suffering to the events of Fatima, the revelations of St. Faustina, the heroic efforts of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the life of St. John Paul II, the panorama of Divine mercy is fully revealed as a transformative reality. Questions about Sisters in Christ reach out to Cheryl Holefelder hohleinone@gmail.com or Shannon Norkin shannon.norkin@gmail.com.


What: Sisters in Christ

When: Wednesdays

Time: 1:15pm

Location: Deacon’s Room

Make it a Date!

A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, February 11, 2023

6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Hendricks Hall – St. Brigid of Kildare Parish 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid’s 25th Make It a Date!

Journey back to the early years of your relationship as we reminisce about the role faith played in our marriages. 

We’re excited to hear from Rachael and Phillip Bede. They’ve been married for 18 years and have 8 kids. 

Like always, we’ll have light appetizers, and there will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends. 

At the conclusion of the event, couples leave on their own date at a venue of their choice to talk about the evening and how it relates to their own relationships.

Please RSVP to Christine Drab at cadrab@gmail.com or 614-256-9065 by February 9.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation

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