June 9, 2021
We are thankful our entire school was able to gather together in-person for the first time this school year for our traditional Leadership Mass on the final day of school.
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Our final day for the 2020 - 2021 school year was truly memorable. We began the day with the entire student body attending the Leadership Mass and the day with a school family picnic complete with bubble wands for everyone (including Msgr. Hendricks)! It was a day of great joy and celebration. Please take a few minutes and enjoy the photos in the album below. 

At this time a few additional staff announcements are now known for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • We welcome Ms. Brittany Katona to our kindergarten team. Ms. Katona is a recent graduate from Otterbein University with a degree in Early Childhood education. Brittany expressed that she feels called to teaching not just about academics, but more importantly about how to be a disciple for Christ.
  • Ms. Jane Borgmenke has announced that she will be leaving teaching at the end of this year and moving to New York to embark on a new career path. Best wishes to her as she begins a new phase of her career journey.  
  • Mrs. Julie Boyles will be joining the 1st and 2nd grade team next year and will be teaching 2nd grade. Julie is especially excited to be preparing students for First Penance and First Eucharist. 

Please remember the deadline to order School Supply Kits is next Tuesday, June 15. See the article below for ordering details.

Please watch for an email announcing that your child’s report cards are ready to view. 

We have prayed, we have studied, and we have played, and now it is time to take our summer break to renew, refresh and prepare for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Thank you for a great year and on behalf of the entire school faculty and staff we wish you a restful, prayerful and fun-filled summer.

Summer Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photos: End of Year Celebrations
Last week we had a beautiful close to the school year with our traditional Leadership Mass -- the first time our whole school was together in-person this school year. The eighth-grade students lit their "candle" and passed it on to the seventh graders as the next leaders of our school. Faculty and staff were honored for their years of service to the school, including a special recognition for Mrs. Cindy Lombardo for her 25 years of service to this school! The day concluded with an outdoor picnic lunch and bubble party.

Click below to view more photos of the celebrations.
SPiCE Committee: Secretary Needed
The SPiCE Committee is looking to fill the volunteer position of secretary for the 21-22 school year. The secretary will be responsible for soliciting agenda items from the executive and sub-committee members two weeks prior to the meeting date, creating the agenda and sending it out one week prior to the meeting date, and documenting meeting minutes and action items from committee meetings. In addition, the secretary will maintain the roster list of participants and send out meeting reminders.

The secretary will attend the four SPiCE meetings and may represent SPiCE at a few events as needed. Meeting dates for the 21-22 school year will be Mondays from 6-7 PM on September 20, November 15, February 7, and May 16.

If interested or if you have questions, please contact Jill Carfagna at mrs.carfagna@stbrigid-school.org, or 21-22 SPiCE Committee Chairs Jen Griffith (jen.griffith@adp.com) and Stephanie Hartmann (sbhartmann1@gmail.com).
Alumni Valedictorians at BWHS
Congrats to our alumni who were valedictorians at Bishop Watterson High School! Valedictorians achieved a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or greater and have taken a minimum of 12 accelerated, honors or Advanced Placement courses over the four years. Valedictorians are listed with parent names, feeder school, followed by parish if different, and college (intended major).

  • Aubrey Bower, Eileen and Dan Bower, St. Brigid, DePauw University (communications and media)
  • Caroline Goodlive, Susan and Thomas Goodlive, St. Brigid, Wake Forest University (biology)
  • Ellen Hagerty, Genny and Brian Hagerty, St. Brigid, Villanova University (civil engineering)
  • Morgan Kuehl, Norma and Kevin Kuehl, St. Brigid, Xavier University (marketing)
  • Madelyn Moore, Sarah and John Moore, St. Brigid, University of Dayton (environmental biology)

Alumni Earn State Championship
Congratulations to St. Brigid alums Cailin O’Reilly (2017) and Sydney Workman (2019) who captured the State Title in Division 1 track at Bishop Watterson High School. They were part of the 4x200 relay team that set a school record of 1:39.69!

They also hold the State Title in this race in indoor track. In addition, Cailin was part of the winning 4x400 team who captured the State Championship and broke the school record with a time of 3:50.10  

Congrats alumni!
Thank You from Bottoms Up
Thank you for all of your work to make the World's Largest Diaper Drive a huge success!

The final count of diapers collected through the diocesan collection was 350,761---WOW! St. Brigid of Kildare contributed over 17,000 of those diapers!

The organization is incredibly grateful for our support. The date for next year's World's Largest Diaper Drive is May 7, 2022. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Bottoms Up, there are many available! Just reach out to Jo Welsh, President, at Jo@bottomsup.life or 740-808-6131.
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
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.
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