U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
July 27, 2022
We hope you're all enjoying a wonderful and restful summer!
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Our school theme for the 2022 - 2023 school year is “Together as One: Serving our God, Our School and Our Community.” At this unique time in the history of our school, let us focus on the importance of Catholic community and all that comes with it. In the context of community, the transmission of our faith and culture takes place by sharing Catholic values, beliefs and practices which are critical in the formation of our students. The last two years have been challenging and isolating at times. We are more than ready to keep moving forward with joy and hope knowing that as Catholics and Christians there is a purpose and a value in what we do each day. Working together as parents and school staff, forming ONE community focused on serving God and each other, we place importance on intentionally developing our children’s hearts, minds and souls. Our school staff is looking forward to partnering with you this year to serve our God, our school, and our community.   

We begin this year with a “Meet The Teacher” on Monday, August 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm hosted by our Home and School and our School Advisory Committee. This event will be outdoors behind the school. Families will be invited to visit classrooms to “Meet The Teacher” and then spend time outdoors visiting information tables and enjoying treats. Come in the front doors, stop by the Home and School table, pick up your treat tickets, and proceed to meet your teacher. Then go outside for the welcome back party. Preschool students will have a separate meet the teacher playdate. Information about this event will be sent to preschool parents via email.

FACTS: Web Forms & Teacher Assignment  
All students in preschool through grade 8 will be using FACTS to complete their back to school Web Forms again this school year. These forms will be available beginning Monday, August 22nd. Upon login, you will be prompted to complete your Web Forms packet. Then you will be taken to your home screen where you will be able to see your child’s teacher assignment. 
On Tuesday, August 23rd, you will receive an email asking you to complete your child’s transportation form. This must be completed prior to the first day of school. Please watch for this email.
If you do not have a FACTS log in please follow the directions attached. There is also a video tutorial linked in the document below. If you have problems or questions, please contact Kerinan Jordan at mrs.jordan@stbrigid-school.org

Staff News
At this time, we would like to thank Mrs. Cindy Lombardo for her 26 years of service to Saint Brigid of Kildare School. We wish her all the best as she leaves St. Brigid of Kildare School to live out her Catholic faith in new and different ways. We are grateful for the many years that Mrs. Lombardo has spent preparing our 8th grade students to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, as well as her role as Vice Principal. Our Director of Religious Education, Andrea Komenda, has accepted the role of teaching 8th Grade Religion, and she will now help to prepare all of our parish 8th graders for Confirmation in order to become fully initiated members of our church.
The following is a current summary of the staffing changes and additions:

We welcome the following new staff!

Mrs. Mary Starkey - 1st Grade
Mrs. Gloria Boeckl - 4th Grade 
Ms. Kaitlyn Ditalia - 5th and 6th Grade (ELA)
Mr. Jeffrey Shock - 7th and 8th Grade (Science)
Mrs. Andrea Komenda - 8th grade religion
Mrs. Jennifer Rozanski - Intervention Specialist (part-time)
Ms. Alyson Stickel - School Nurse
Mrs. Jennie Sheldon - Paraprofessional 3-4 team
Staff with new roles:  
Mrs. Ellen Faler - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Mackenzie Veeder - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Sue Kessler - 4th Grade
Mrs. Karen Delucia - 5th and 6th Grade (Social Studies)
Mrs. Kathleen Dodd - Paraprofessional 3-4 team 
Mrs. Teri Ryan - Educational Support Assistant 5 - 6 team
Mrs. Maryann Heffernan - Library Paraprofessional 

And congratulations to our staff members who welcomed new babies this summer! (Photos below)
  • Mrs. Erin Mazon and Mr. Chris Mazon welcomed Miles Luis Mazon on June 15
  • Megan and Tony Wachalec welcomed Luke Robert Wachalec on July 19
  • Mr. Jeffrey & Allison Shock welcomed Elizabeth (Libby) Grace Shock on July 21
Important K-8 Dates
  • Parent Administration and Meet the Teacher - August 22nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Kindergarten WOW - August 23rd - Please see your letter for assigned times for WOW and for staggered start times and dates.
  • Staggered Start Opening for grades 1- 8 will be 8:00 am - 2:50 pm.
  • August 24th - Last names A - K only
  • August 25th - Last names L - Z only
  • August 26th - All students 
  • Opening School Mass - Friday, August 26, 9:00 AM
Transportation News 

Morning Drop Off
Morning car drop off will begin at 7:45 am. All students are to exit the passenger side of the car. More details and a drop off map will be included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday.
Afternoon pick up
We are planning to do one car rider dismissal at 2:50 PM. There will be 90 parking spaces available for parents picking up. We will include more details and a pick up map in the next few Wolfhound Wednesdays.
Bus Riders
All bus rider families now need to register with the public district that provides your transportation. If you have not registered for bus transportation for this coming year, please click on this link: https://stbrigidofkildare.com/back-to-school/register-bus-transportation/ for directions.

As our new school year begins, we can be proud of the spiritual and academic excellence nurtured at Saint Brigid of Kildare School and in knowing that we are truly making a difference in the lives of our children. On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to working with all of our students and with you in the new school year. 

Kathy O’Reilly  
Miles Luis Mazon
Luke Robert Wachalec
Elizabeth Grace Shock
Uniform Information: Buy Early Due to Limited Supply
We have received notice that due to supply chain issues, uniform inventory is extremely limited. Please be sure to shop early for any uniform items you need.

PE Uniforms:
For the 2022-23 school year, we will continue to have the all black gym pants and jackets with the dark green St. Brigid required PE t-shirt. No logos, stripes or wording of any kind or color on the jackets or pants is permitted. Both must be all black. If there is a small logo, it will need to be covered. No outer fleece pants (fleece lined is acceptable). No leggings, yoga, or tight-fitting pants for girls. No hoods on jackets. Quarter zip or full zip is acceptable for the jackets. 

You can purchase the required PE t-shirt as well as the black gym uniforms (Sport Tek brand) at our uniform store: 

867 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

The green PE t-shirt only is also available at:

Educational Apparel 
3906 Brown Park Drive 
Hilliard, OH 43026
*Currently EA does not offer any of the all black gym pants or jackets. 

You may also order the all black gym pants and jackets online from our spirit wear vendor Morganheimer. They have many options in youth and adult. The store is open now and will remain open for orders until next Wed Aug 3rd. Items should arrive for pick up or ship out the week before school.

Please click on the attached link for Morganheimer:

473 Village Park Drive
Powell, OH 43065 

Other retailers that offer options:
  • Target (All in Motion brand (youth and adult sizes), Cat & Jack brand) 
  • Dicks Sporting Goods (DSG Brand youth & adult sizes) 
  • Kohls (Tek Gear brand youth and adult sizes)  
  • Old Navy 
  • Amazon 
  • Walmart (Sport-Tek brand youth & adult sizes)

As a reminder, the all black PE jacket is an acceptable jacket to wear with your school uniform as well. If you have any questions regarding the PE uniforms, please contact:
Stacy Austin (317) 694-6202
Sign Up to Attend the FREE Uniform and Spirit Wear Exchange on August 14
Back to school is around the corner, and the kids have grown so much! Here’s what you can do . . .

  1. Donate! Gather all gently-used school uniforms and spirit wear and bring them to school from Aug 8-12 during school hours. A list of accepted items can be found here. Non-logo articles that are not claimed at the end of the exchange will be donated to another school in need!
  2. Shop! If you’d like to shop, please sign up to attend the FREE uniform exchange in the school cafeteria on Aug 14, 10 AM-1 PM. You do not need to donate to shop and you are welcome to bring your children to try on items! There will be free spirit wear items as well.
  3. Volunteer! Volunteers are needed to organize clothes, help shoppers, and clean up. You can shop while you volunteer! Sign up here.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com.
School Supplies
The deadline for online ordering of EduKit School Supply Kits has passed.

To view the list of school supplies needed for your child's grade, click the link below.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Musser, jmusserfamily@aol.com
Register for Bus Transportation 22-23: Reminder, All Riders Need to Register Every Year
The transportation departments from Dublin, Hilliard and Olentangy schools require all new and returning families to register your students for busing this fall. If you are a new family moving to the area, and don't know your new address yet, please contact them as soon as you have this information.

Olentangy Schools Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) must fill out this online form by June 19, 2022.

Dublin Schools Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) please complete this form.

Hilliard School Requests:
All Non-Public parents (new or returning) please complete this form by July 29.
Fall Sports Registration Open
Fall Sport Registration is open here:

This fall we will have the following opportunities available at St. Brigid for St. Brigid of Kildare school students, religious education students, and registered parishioners.
Summer Tutoring
Summer tutoring is available from many Saint Brigid of Kildare staff members. Staff can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

Click below for the list of teachers, subjects and contact information.
News from Our Parish & Community
Make It A Date - Aug 27
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall – St. Brigid of Kildare Parish 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid’s 23rd Make It a Date!

It will be a flashback Saturday as we reminisce about how we first met our spouses and our first impressions of each other. 

Parishioners Mark and Patsy Callahan will be our guides on this journey down memory lane. The Callahans have been married for 22 years and have 2 children.

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 August 24.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Eucharistic Adoration - Aug 5
Scheduled Adorers are needed for First Friday Eucharistic Adoration with Exposition. If you are able to commit one hour to Jesus in the Eucharist please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. We would like to have at least three Scheduled Adorers for each time slot. Of course you do not have to be a Scheduled Adorer to participate in First Friday Eucharistic Adoration with Exposition. All are welcome for a few minutes or a few hours. All you have to do is show up! Jesus thirsts for YOU and awaits this special time together.

Thank you! You are such an important part of this beautiful ministry!
Family First Summer Opportunities
Summer Playground Meetups
Join us this summer for St. Brigid playground meetups! We will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 am at various locations around Dublin (see sign up genius below). All ages are welcome to join (even the older kiddos now that they’re home)! If weather conditions are not in our favor we will skip and catch you the following week! Any questions feel free to reach out to Sara Norton @ nortonsarae@gmail.com
Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
Children’s Liturgy 
Great news! Children's Liturgy is going to continue during the 9 am Mass throughout the summer, but we still need a few more volunteers! If you have ever been interested in participating with Children’s Liturgy, now is your chance! Nervous because you have never helped before? No problem, join us in the basement one weekend to see what Children’s Liturgy is all about or ask one of the helpers, they’ll be happy to answer any questions! All Volunteers are required to be compliant in accordance with Safe Environment Policies. If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact the Religious Education Office 614-761-1176.  

Ready to join? Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.
Shop BWHS Spirit Wear
Shop and purchase online for your Bishop Watterson High School Eagles!

View the new site at the link below.
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.