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

January 18, 2023

Sixth graders visiting with first grade buddies


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

Fri, Jan 20: Re-enrollment Deadline

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

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

Sun, Jan 29: Catholic Schools Week Begins

Wed, Feb 1: Feast of St. Brigid Mass (9 AM)

Thurs, Feb 2: Home & School Meeting (10 AM); Book Fair; Student-Led Conferences (Grades K, 1, 2, 5, 6)

Fri, Feb 3: Hounds Hoopla

Thurs, Feb 9: Student-Led Conferences (Grades 3, 4, 7, 8)

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Dear Parents,

Today we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which spans the eight days between January 18th and January 25th. Christians around the world pray this week for the unity of all Christ’s people. During this week of prayer for Christian Unity, we pray for guidance and courage to seek solutions that benefit all and serve people to help build dignity and respect for one another.  

Please remember the deadline to re-enroll your student for the 2023-24 school year is this Friday, January 20. This can be done in your FACTS account (district code: SBK-OH). If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Megan Wachalec at mrs.wachalec@stbrigid-school.org.

Student-Led Conferences are coming up on Thursday, February 2 for grades K, 1, 2, 5, and 6 and Thursday, February 9 for grades 3, 4, 7 and 8. Please use the link below to sign up for your child's homeroom teacher's conference.

Conference Sign Up

Our prospective parent Open House is this Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please share the good news of Catholic education with family and friends who might be interested and invite them to visit and learn more about our Blue Ribbon school.

Blessings in this new year,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 5th & 6th Grades

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

View 5th Grade Photos
View 6th Grade Photos

Hounds Hoopla is Feb 3 - Registration is Open!

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; register at the link below.

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.


Congrats Kindergarten Dublin Arts Council Winner

Congratulations to Grace DuFault, kindergartner at St. Brigid, for winning the Dublin Arts Council award for Best of Show, Grades K-2.

Grace won this award with her acrylic painting The Princess and the Prince (pictured).

Dublin Arts Council’s 21st annual exhibition of student artwork showcases artwork from students in grades K-12 in the Dublin City Schools (DCS) attendance area, participants in the DCS PATHS post-secondary program and those who have participated in a Dublin Arts Council program. The juried exhibition includes 111 artworks from 74 artists. Best of Show, Technical Skill and Best use of Medium honors are awarded, providing students with the opportunity to experience a professional gallery exhibition. Students may sell their artwork if they choose to do so. The exhibition is available both in-person and online.

To view the Dublin Arts Council website with the artists' awards, click here.

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: Tickets Open Friday

We are excited to hold our 16th annual Corks for a Cause Silent Auction and Wine Tasting for SPiCE on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The theme this year is a Mardi Gras Masquerade!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 20 at corks23.givesmart.com.

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

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: This Weekend

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.

Register at the link below.


Sandwich Saturday Jan 21

Sandwich Saturday is coming January 21, 2023!

At Sandwich Saturday 1000 bologna sandwiches are made to support various food pantries in downtown Columbus. This is a great way to start off your weekend with an act of service and it only takes 30 minutes! It is perfect for all ages (including those in need of service hours) and no registration is needed. The sandwich making starts promptly at 9:00am in the school cafeteria so come a little early to get settled. We also accept donations of individually packaged snacks. Sandwich Saturday is a project of the Social Action committee.

Women's Retreat: Into a Garden of Virtue

Women of the Parish are invited to attend the annual St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Retreat. This year's retreat starts at 5PM, Friday, March 3rd and runs until 11AM on Sunday, March 3rd. The retreat will be held at The Spiritual Center at Maria Stein. Meals will be provided and all women will have a private room with bath. The total cost is $200. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Pervan at abba414@gmail.com or visit our website. Online registration is now open: https://stbrigidofkildare.org/news-events/2023-womens-retreat-registration/

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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