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

March 8, 2023

Kindergarten students used a magnetic set of the church to explore the important features of the church that they have learned about.


Thus, Mar 9: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Fri, Mar 10: Green Dress Down Day

Mar 13-17: No School - Spring Break

Wed, Mar 22: Stations of the Cross (2 PM)

Thurs, Mar 30: Stations of the Cross (2 PM)

Fri, Mar 31: End of Quarter 3

Sat, Apr 1: Father/Daughter Dance

Wed, Apr 5: Stations of the Cross (2 PM)

Thurs, Apr 6 - Mon, Apr 10: Easter Break - No School

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Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of the Corks for a Cause event which provides funding for our SPICE (Special People In Catholic Education) program.  The funds generated at this event and through ongoing generous donations from so many have become vital in allowing our school to have the resources necessary to meet the specialized needs of our students.  Our Saint Brigid community can be proud that we are a Catholic school that values each student as a child of God with  unique spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, cultural, and emotional needs.  

Spring break is fast approaching giving us all time to relax and refresh and take a break from the fast paced schedule of the school year.  This break also allows for extra time for students to engage in social media and technology. The opportunities that these tools offer are amazing; they have given us so many advancements and wonderful resources.   However they come with great responsibility.  Here are some great resources for parents to review on Common Sense Media: Parenting, Media, and Everything in Between | Common Sense Media.  This site has great articles regarding TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and many others.  The topic of social media and pre-teen/teen usage has become even more important than ever before due to easy access and peer pressure.  I hope these articles will be of help to you, and please also know that we are planning a speaker in the near future on this topic.  

Our next school safety drill will be on Wednesday, March 22 at 9:15 AM.

The deadline to apply for any tuition assistance for the 2023-24 school year is March 15th.  Please note this is next week in the middle of spring break. We have additional funds to award this year, so we are strongly encouraging any families in any need of assistance to apply. If you have questions on the application process, please reach out to Megan Wachalec at mrs.wachalec@stbrigid-school.org or 614-718-5825 if you have questions. 

The full 2023-24 school calendar will be released in the near future.  Please keep in mind that there may be some additional days that school will be closed and we have not set the closing day of school at this time.  In the meantime, here are a few key dates that may help you with your planning for the year ahead:

2023-2024 School Year

August 23, 24, 25 - Staggered start days 

September 4 - Labor Day 

September 29 - No school for students - Diocesan In-service day

October 30 - No school

November 22,23,24 Thanksgiving break

December 21 - January 2 Christmas break

January 15 - No school

February 19 - No school 

March 11 - 15 - No school Spring Break

March 28 - April 1 - No school Holy Week and Easter 

To celebrate an early Saint Patrick’s Day, all students and staff can enjoy a green dress down day on Friday, March 10.


Lenten blessings,

Kathy O’Reilly

Photo Newsletters: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

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

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View 1st Grade Photos
View 2nd Grade Photos

Corks for a Cause: Thank You!

Thank you to our many donors, bidders, attendees and sponsors of our SPiCE Corks for a Cause Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday! We had an amazing time raising funds for our SPiCE (Special People in Catholic Education) program at our parish and school.

A special thank you to our speaker Amy Braun, who shared how much the program has meant to her and her family.

We are grateful for the generosity of our parish and school families who come together to support this crucial program.

Congratulations to 3rd grade who won the voting battle for a class Popcorn, PJ, and Movie Day! They will get to have this before the end of this school year.

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Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our many gracious sponsors for this event:

Home & School Meeting: Rescheduled for March 9

There will be a Home & School meeting on Thursday, March 9 at 10 AM in Hendricks Hall. All are welcome to join in person or via the Zoom link below.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 829 4375 6170

Passcode: 124463

Ski Club

Our Ski Club recently had a great time tubing at Mad River Mountain!

Dispensation for St. Patrick's Day

The obligation to abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent is an important element of the Church's observance of the penitential nature of this holy season.

This year, March 17, the Friday of the Third Week of Lent, corresponds with Saint Patrick's Day, traditionally an occasion for joy-filled celebrations in this diocese, especially among those of Irish heritage. Bishop Fernandes, taking into consideration both past practice and present circumstances, has granted to the faithful of the Diocese of Columbus, as well as to any visitors or travelers who may be physically present within the territory of this diocese, a dispensation from the obligation of abstinence from meat on March 17, 2023, provided that the member of the faithful taking advantage of this dispensation, undertakes one of the following works: 1) makes a pilgrimage or visit to any church in the Diocese of Columbus named in honor of St. Patrick (Columbus, London, Junction City); 2) assists at Mass at any church, chapel, or oratory on March 17; 3) prays the “Breastplate of St. Patrick,” attributed to St. Patrick; 4) engages in some pious devotion such as the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, or Eucharistic Adoration; or 5) performs an act of comparable penance (such as abstinence from meat) on some other occasion during the Third Week of Lent.

Preschool Zoo Visit - Thank You Annual Fund!

Our preschoolers got to experience live animals with a visit from the Columbus Zoo yesterday!

Thank you to the Annual Fund and its donors for helping to fund this learning experience.

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School Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale ($24.61) NOW through March 24, 2023! Don’t miss out on your chance to order your 2022 – 2023 school yearbook that is packed full of fun memories! Online ordering is simple and easy! Simply click on the direct link below, fill in your information and pay by credit card.

If you have questions regarding ordering – please call Diane Spagnuolo Photography at 614-873-6867 or email diane@dianesphotography.com

Order Yearbook

Statehouse Parent Advocacy Day

The Diocese of Columbus has organized a Statehouse Parent Advocacy Day on March 29 to advocate for important issues impacting Catholic schools.

This day will allow parents to meet with state legislators to advocate for issues including Jon Peterson scholarships, religious freedom, and scholarship granting organizations.

To sign up, use the link below.

Sign Up

Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline Next Week

In order to receive access to the $400,000 that was raised through the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund, families must apply through the FACTS tuition assistance application with a firm deadline of 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.)
  • If 2022 taxes are not finished for submission by March 15, 2023, the 2021 tax return with 2022 W2 is acceptable.
  • You need only submit one application per family.
  • There is no tuition assistance available for preschool.
  • All K-8 families, Catholic and non-Catholic are eligible to apply.
  • Assistance amounts given vary by family and will be based on family income and number of children in a household.
  • Any family who needs more than $500/child in tuition assistance is encouraged to apply. If you apply and are deemed eligible to receive $500 or less, we will refund your $35 application fee and grant the $500 award.
  • All applications and materials submitted are confidential.
  • Applicants are expected to be notified of award status in May.

For full instructions on applying for tuition assistance, click here.

Central Catholic 7 on 7 League

The Central Catholic League will host its 3rd Annual Spring 7 on 7 League. 

Registration is active at https://form.jotform.com/230524292803148 and is open until April 26.  

Below is additional information.

News from Our Parish & Community

Father/Daughter Dance Volunteer Request

We are excited to be hosting the dance in the school gym this year and allow more people to attend, however, with the larger space we are in need of more volunteers to make this event a success. We are especially in need of volunteers during the dance. This is a great opportunity for moms to participate.  Volunteers during the dance must be PGC compliant. Older children (7th-12th grade) are welcome to volunteer with a parent as well but must sign a junior volunteer code of conduct. 


Please see the following link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44a8a929ab9-father#/


If you have not purchased tickets yet and are interested in attending, you can buy them here:  https://saintbrigidfatherdaughterdance2023.eventbrite.com


If you have any questions, please email family@stbrigidkofc.org.

Requirements to Volunteer with our Children

If you are 18 years or older and interested in volunteering with youth activities at SBK, attending PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN is required before you can volunteer. Register under the Diocese of Columbus at www.virtus.org


The Diocesan Safe Environment Department will be offering Virtus Protecting God's Children (PGC) sessions:


3/23/2023 St Brendan (Hilliard) 6:00pm

 4/15/2023 St Brendan (Hilliard) 9:00am


All volunteers with our children and youth must complete PGC, a St. Brigid volunteer application, submit the signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and complete a criminal background check prior to volunteering.

Full details and forms can be found at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment/ 

News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

St. Charles Future Cardinals Watch Party

St. Charles will be hosting a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 watch party on Thursday, March 23 from 6-9 PM.

All prospective students in grades 4-8 are welcome.

Visit https://www.stcharlesprep.org/ for more info.

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.
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