U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
March 30, 2022
Thanks to Dino Carfagna of Carfagna's Market for speaking to our 5th and 6th graders last week about quality business, in preparation for BizTown!
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Today around 12:00 Noon you will be receiving an email announcing the arrival of your child's 3rd quarter Progress Report and Discipleship Rubric. Please use this PDF to view instructions for accessing these reports.  

As the weather improves and we are able to have more outdoor recess, we are in need of volunteers to assist during recess both on our kindergarten playground and our 1st - 8th playground.  Please see the story below for more information and to sign up to volunteer.  This is a great way to meet our children and to help our staff keep our recess safe and fun!

Please keep in mind that this coming Sunday, April 3rd our parish families will be virtually praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at 7:00 pm.  Please see the story below for more details and the zoom link.

Lenten Blessings,
Kathy O’Reilly
Photo Newsletters: 5th, 6th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Students Perform in Musicals
This past March, seventh-grade students Stella Prevedello and Jillian Dublikar, got to share their acting and singing talents when they performed in two separate musicals put on by local community groups.

Stella performed in Seussical, Jr. as part of the Wickersham Gang and an understudy. The show was put on by the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center and involved many weeks of practice, learning lines and dances, and rehearsals.

Jillian starred as Dot, a loveable stuffed cow who has to decide if she wants to brave the world outside a bowling alley claw machine, in Dublin Recreation Center's performance of The Claw. In this program, students put together a complete show in a series of Saturdays.

We are so proud of both of these students!
Stella Prevedello in Seussical, Jr.
Photo: A. Kevin Corvo/ThisWeek
Jillian Dublikar in The Claw
Recess Volunteers Needed
Volunteering at recess is a great way to become involved at St. Brigid! Volunteers are needed to assist teachers and to manage playground equipment. Volunteers should sign in the main office, obtain a volunteer badge then report to the playground. Please follow all school COVID-19 protocols. In the event of inclement weather, recess will be indoors with their teachers and volunteers will not be needed.

All volunteers must be PCG (Protecting God’s Children) compliant and have completed the St. Brigid volunteer application. In the event you can not fulfill your shift, please contact Jennifer Glatz at jenniferglatz1@gmail.com

(These recess volunteer link can always be found at the top of the Wolfhound Wednesday under the Quick Links).
Save the Date for Hounds Hoopla!
Hounds Hoopla, a fun night of games and activities for St. Brigid of Kildare School families, is returning with a new date for this year.

Save the date for Friday, May 13 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

More details and volunteer sign ups will be available soon.
Security Hounds Tips
Recently Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Maschari and I presented a safety unit to our 8th graders which included a self-defense training program. The students learned many principles and tactics for self defense. It culminated with our 8th graders being able to use their newly taught skills against me in a protected suit with 100% effort. 

Staff members are now having the opportunity to complete this program. We currently have our first group of staff attending this after school program.  

Please keep in mind that crime tends to increase with better weather and we now have even more close interactions due to the easing of COVID restrictions. This is a good time to familiarize yourself with one of the principals taught in our self-defense classes:

The Verbal Stun

Always trust your instincts/intuition. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, following you, etc. Turn and make eye contact and assertively and loudly bark, “What do you want?” This does three things: 
(1) Startles the would-be attacker and interrupts their thinking (referred to as their OODA Loop).
(2) Primes your body for possible defensive actions
(3) Gets other people’s attention.

The VERBAL STUN could be enough to deter someone from seeing you as a potential victim.

We are hoping to offer this program to parents/families soon. Please email me if you would be interested or for further description of the program. The program is offered free of charge.

Save on Tuition with Scrip
***Remember that tuition credit earning for the 2022/2023 school year ends on March 31st***

If your youngest child is a current 7th grader, please remember that you should stop using St. Brigid Scrip after March 31st. If you chose, you would need to sign up for their high school Scrip program for all purchases after March 31st. Any money earned at St. Brigid does not transfer to High School. 

Now is the perfect time to register for the Scrip program to make the most of it for the 2023/2024 school year. Click here for more info.

Ashley Storey • (614) 929-8306 • ashleymueller.173@gmail.com
Mary Kate Wing • (310) 560-4807 • wingmkt@gmail.com
Yearbooks for Sale
Yearbooks are on Sale NOW thru April 1st, 2022! Don’t miss out on your chance to order your 2021-2022 school yearbook that is packed full of fun memories! Online ordering is simple and easy! Simply click on the direct link below, then fill in your information and pay by credit card. 

If there are questions regarding ordering - please call Diane at 614-873-6867 or email info@dianesphotography.com
Upcoming PERC Events
April 6th Book Talk:  9:30-11am, Dublin Library Room 3 & 7-8:30, Zoom
Jessica Lahey's The Addiction Innoculation, Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Register HERE.

April 7, 7-8:30 pm Jerome HS:  Can You See Me Now
Explore a teenage bedroom to identify potential signs of drug use or risky behavior. Led by HART (Health Awareness and Recovery Together) & Dublin PD & SRO Officer Paul Burks. 
News from Our Parish Community
Have an Extra Wine Bottle Laying Around?
This year's Corks for a Cause has returned in-person on Saturday, April 23. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the event website, corks22.givesmart.com.

Get your tickets if you haven't, as they are selling quickly!

Wine Bottles Needed
We are looking for donations of silent auction items (e.g. tickets, vacation homes, gift cards, etc.) as well as any bottles of wine valued at $20 or higher for our Wine Grab!

If you have a bottle or two to donate, you can drop it off anytime at the school or parish office, or contact Sarah Moore at smoore@stbrigidofkildare.org to coordinate a pick up time. Thank you!
Easter Egg Hunt April 16
The 22nd Annual St. Brigid of Kildare Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 pm on Brigid’s Green. The hunt will begin following the Blessing of Easter Food, which is scheduled at 12 pm in the church. 

More details available at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/lent-2022/
Lenten Virtual Family Rosary on April 3 at 7 PM
Please join other St. Brigid families in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries on April 3!

Use this signup genius to sync this event to your calendar OR please volunteer your family to lead a decade! Prayers and reflections will be screen-shared live over Zoom and you will receive additional details several days before the event. It is OK to lead while still learning these prayers!

Pop onto the Zoom at 6:50 PM to put your prayer intentions in the chat, work through any technical details that may arise, and say hello to other families! Rosary will begin at 7 PM. We're looking forward to "seeing" you there! Kiddos in pajamas expected and celebrated!

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 875 5513 3761
Passcode: rosary
SBAA Annual Board Member Elections
The St. Brigid Athletic Association's board members are an annual re-elected position. We encourage all parish members to apply regardless of children in the program and/or previous service on the board. All current board members wanting to continue service should apply as well. 

This is your chance to get involved! If you have any interest in helping out with the athletic board, this is the time. You can see a list of current board positions on https://www.gowolfhounds.com/board
If you would like more information about any of our board positions and/or to express interest, simply contact info@gowolfhounds.com by April 10th. The time commitment depends on the position, but for most positions is far less than you might expect - and you get to be involved with all our sports programs and initiatives.

While all positions are available, in particular we are actively looking for the following positions where existing board members are rolling off:
  • Athletic Director
  • Volleyball Commissioner

Board Elections will occur during the SBAA meeting on April 12th
Summer Camps
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Alum Wins Zonta Award
Bishop Watterson senior Kate Drab (Saint Brigid of Kildare School class of 2018) was named the top scholarship recipient out of 12 chosen for the Zonta Club of Columbus Outstanding Young Women Program for 2022. Kate was selected based on scholastic achievement, leadership and commitment to service in the community and school. As the scholarship winner she is nominated for the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Zonta is one of the largest women’s service organizations in the world with the mission “to improve the lives of women locally and globally through service, advocacy, education and fundraising efforts.” More than 100 Central Ohio high schools were invited to nominate a student for the Outstanding Young Women Program.
St. Charles Father/Son Mass and Breakfast
St. Charles Hosting Father/Son Mass and Breakfast on April 23; 5th-8th Graders and Fathers Welcome
The 13th Annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast is being held on Saturday, April 23rd. The gathering will start with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons followed immediately by a buffet breakfast. The event is open to any young man in 5th-8th grade and their father as well as alumni and their fathers, alumni fathers and their sons and current students/fathers. The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. Please register by Monday, April 18th, by emailing lfabro@scprep.org or going online to the event’s “Posting” on the SC Homepage (www.stcharlesprep.org). We look forward to seeing you there!
BWHS Spring Musical: Beauty and the Beast
Bishop Watterson High School's spring musical Beauty and the Beast begins Friday, April 1.

Need Apparel for Your Future BWHS Eagle?
Bishop Watterson's Eagle Store carries youth-sized Future Eagle t-shirts and sweatshirts. To order, email mrs.cook@bwhs.org.

The Eagle Store offers items for the entire family. Click on the link to see more! Email mrs.cook@bwhs.org to place an order. 
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.