June 2, 2021
Second graders crowned Mary in the garden and prayed.
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

As the school year draws to a close on Friday, June 4th, I would like to invite everyone to our virtual Leadership Mass, which will be livestreamed at 10:00 am. We are so excited that our entire student body for the first time this year will be attending Mass in person. Our closing school liturgy always includes a beautiful ceremony during which our 8th-grade students symbolically pass the leadership of the school to our rising 7th graders. Due to the fact that this is a special occasion for our 7th and 8th grade we are inviting our 7th and 8th-grade parents to attend Mass in person. We are asking our P - 6 parents to join us virtually since we will not have appropriate socially distanced room for all of our students and additional parents. I thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. Following Mass we will be recognizing our school staff who have served 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years at our school and we will also recognize our retiring staff. Please join us via livestream here.

I am pleased to announce several new staff members for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  
  • We welcome Ms. Jacqueline Friesner to the 5-6 team. Ms. Friesner has four years teaching experience in math and science at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Cincinnati and is moving to the area and getting married later this year.  
  • Ms. Rachel Jordan is joining our Specialists Team as our new P.E. instructor. Ms. Jordan has been teaching physical education for the last four years at St. Patrick School in London, Ohio. Ms. Jordan lives in the Dublin area and is looking forward to being a Wolfhound! 
  • Mrs. Sara Wolfe is joining the 3-4 team. Mrs. Wolfe has been teaching for nine years at Blessed Sacrament School in Newark, Ohio. She has had many roles at Blessed Sacrament including technology coordinator, middle school math teacher, and a 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher.  
  • I am also happy to announce that Mrs. Sandy Peecook is moving from part-time to full-time in our school office. Mrs. Peecook will assume the full-time role of Office Manager and will be greeting you at the door and on the phone when we return for the 2021-22 school year.

Congratulations and welcome to all of our new staff! 

Next week will be our final regular Wolfhound Wednesday for the school year. However, we will provide regular communication regarding our planning and back to school information in summer editions of the Wolfhound Wednesday. In addition to the Wolfhound Wednesday you will also be receiving periodic Task Force updates as the committee makes plans for next year. We want to keep you informed as we have news to share this summer. 

Please read the story below which includes a letter from our Superintendent of Schools regarding COVID protocols for summer programming. We will be following these protocols for our summer programming.  

Please keep in your prayers this week our 8th-grade graduates. We will proudly graduate our 23rd class of 8th graders on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm. We will conclude this amazing year on June 4th by celebrating together at Mass, having a whole school picnic in our backyard and early dismissal at 1:00 pm. We knew that this year we could overcome whatever challenges and obstacles lay ahead. Our theme this year was With God We Can and…. With God We Did!! 
May Saint Brigid continue to keep you safe and bless your family,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photos: 2nd Grade Photo News, 8th Grade Color Run
On Tuesday, eighth grade students got to celebrate the end of the school year with a fun color run! Click the image below to view the album of colorful photos!
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Updated Summer Protocols from Diocese of Columbus
At the link below is a letter from Superintendent Adam Dufault regarding guidance for school activities conducted during June (following the last day of school) and July of 2021.

This new guidance pertains to school-sanctioned summer activities only, such as camps, summer classes, athletic practices, and other enrichment activities. Reflecting the increase in the vaccinated
population, the low risk of infection in children, and the rapidly falling case numbers in Ohio, these protocols are a shift toward a surveillance methodology, similar to what we use for other infectious diseases such as the flu.

Summer activities are distinctly different than educational activities during the school year. All
summer programs are optional and participation is voluntary. Unlike during the school year, a nurse or medical professional is not required to be present or available. 

Click the link below to read the rest of the letter and the indoor and outdoor protocols.
Get Moving Sign Up Open
The “Get Moving” SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children socialize, get moving and get into shape!

Students can participate in two different sessions. One session will take place from June 15-24, 2021 meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8. The second session will take place from July 13-22, 2021 meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10:30.

Sign ups for each session will take place two weeks before the start of each session.

All incoming 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.

This program will follow the outdoor activities guidelines as listed in the diocesan letter above (no masks or social distancing will be required outdoors).

The following forms must be completed and turned in at your child’s first session:
  1. Medical Form
  2. Consent Form
School Meds Coming Home
Medications that have been kept in the Clinic this year will be sent home with your student on Friday. Check student backpacks for Epipens, Inhalers, Ibuprofen, etc. when they arrive home. New Allergy Action Plans will accompany all Epipens/Auvi-Q devices.

Completed and physician-signed Allergy Action Plans will be needed when school resumes in August. Happy Summer!
Baseball & Softball Season Recap
The St. Brigid Wolfhound Baseball & Softball program recently finished up its 2021 Spring Season! There were six total Wolfhound teams this season -- a 4th-grade girls softball team, and five baseball teams (one per grade). The program ended up with three separate Diocesan Championship trophies!!! We had over 80 St. Brigid student-athletes in the program! 

The 4th-grade girls softball team had a great year, some of the best team cheers EVER assembled, with a few wins and a lot of great fun!!! The 4th-grade Baseball team ended up second place in the diocese with a 7-3 record. The 5th-grade boys baseball team had a final record of 8-2 and also ended up second place in the diocese. The 6th-grade baseball team had a final record of 9-1 and were diocesan champions this season!!!  The 7th grade (Junior Varsity) team had a final record of 7-2 and were also awarded a diocesan championship trophy for this season! Finally, the 8th-grade Varsity baseball team finished their careers as Varsity league Diocesan Champions with an 8-2 record! The 8th graders leave the program with five regular season championships in their careers since 4th grade! Players on the 8th-grade team this spring included Kyle Allen, Sam Berry, Clare Feehan, Colin Hare, Teddy Long, Andy Matthews, Griffin Steinbrunner, and Michael Tobias. There are only 272 more days till the first practices of the 2022 season!!! GO HOUNDS!
Summer Learning Packets
The teachers have prepared optional packets that children can use to continue learning over the summer.

Click below to view or download the packets.

For children currently in:

Become a New Family Mentor
Home and School is currently looking for parents to sign up to be on the New Family Welcome committee. This entails being a mentor to a new family for the next school year. Mentor families will attend the new family welcome breakfast (hoping to be held in August, dependent on COVID situation), and also need to be available to check in with their new family monthly and be available to answer any questions and assist with their transition. Mentors will be paired up with new families with children in the same grades.

If you are interested in being a new family mentor, fill out the short form below.
Summer Booster Camp: 5th-8th Grade Session
Students Entering 1st-4th Grade:
Session full

Students Entering 5th-8th Grade:
Students going into 5-8 will learn important skills and strategies to help them be successful in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  The Academic Support School staff team members (Intervention Specialist and Guidance) are planning a 3-day jumpstart program focusing on strengthening independence, mental and physical health. Students will have opportunities to explore growth mindset, self-regulation, and planning & prioritizing, and organization strategies.  The camp will be offered August 16-18, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 am at St. Brigid of Kildare School and will be available to the first 20 students that register.

St. Brigid Fall Sports Registration Open
All of our fall sport registrations are now open - with offerings in Cross-Country, Football (tackle and flag), Volleyball, Golf, and Girls Tennis, and Lil’ Hounds Football and Volleyball for our 2nd & 3rd graders

Some of the programs start with summer conditioning for football already in June, Tennis and Golf will get started with some workouts also in June/July.  Cross-Country, Volleyball, and Football practices will start in the first week of August.

Please sign-up early so that we can see how our registration numbers are for team sizes, but also get all team communication that will be sent out throughout the summer.

All information can be found on the new registration site -

You will need to create a new account on this site, so please create an account there to get all future communication as well.
School Supply Kits - Ordering Open Now through June 15
Go to edukitinc.com/schools/12478 by June 15, 2021 to order your kit and receive FREE shipping!

Saint Brigid of Kildare is offering the EduKit program for our families to order school supplies for the 2021/2022 school year. EduKit has put together specific grade level kits approved by your student’s teacher. Some supplies can be reused next year (Earbuds, Spanish-English Dictionary, etc.).

Order by June 15, 2021 and your kit will be shipped directly to Saint Brigid of Kildare and delivered to your student’s classroom.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Musser, jmusserfamily@aol.com
Syntero Virtual Summer Groups: Social-Emotional Health
Syntero is offering a variety of virtual summer groups for children entering grades K through 12th grade. These groups focus on the social-emotional health and well-being of children.

Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Featured Nationally
See the link below for a Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Program feature on the Today Show.

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.
Register for Bus Transportation for 21-22
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.

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 31, 2021.
Summer Camp Opportunities