U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
WOLFHOUND WEDNESDAY
May 11, 2022
Eighth-grade students continued a beautiful St. Brigid of Kildare tradition and made Tears of Job rosaries which will be blessed by Msgr Hendricks. The Tears of Job were grown by Mrs. Lombardo in her garden.
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

Tomorrow our 2nd grade 1st Communion class and 8th grade Confirmation class will be leading our May procession for our traditional May Crowning ceremony. The procession will leave school and walk towards Avery Road and proceed through the front doors of the church. This will take place as a part of our 9:00 am school Mass. Please plan to join us if your schedule allows.  

Next week, we are excited to be hosting an “Evening of the Arts.” Mrs. Habel will have artwork on exhibit for all grade levels featuring pottery, sketches and paintings. Ms. Bensonhaver has prepared students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade to provide a “25th Anniversary Musical Revue” featuring favorite songs from musical shows performed here over the last 25 years! The school will be open from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th. The musical performance will begin at 7:00 pm on both evenings.  

The deadline to apply for any of the Saint Brigid of Kildare School scholarships is tomorrow, May 12. Please note that these are open to all families regardless of receiving tuition assistance or Oak Society grants. More information on each scholarship and links to apply can be found on this webpage. We are thankful for our many donors who are supporting this scholarship program to assist our families who have a strong commitment to Catholic education.

During this month of honoring Mary, may we all continue to look to Mary for guidance in following God’s plan.

Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
An Evening of the Arts - May 19 & 20

Musical Revue
Our students have been hard at work preparing for the 25th Anniversary Musical Revue! This presentation, including students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades, will include musical numbers from past school productions.

Performance Dates:
May 19th and 20th at 7:00 pm

Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium
No admission fee

Free will donations will be accepted to help support Saint Brigid Performing Arts
Art Show
Mrs. Habel will have artwork on exhibit for all grade levels featuring pottery, sketches and paintings.

Feel free to stop by and browse anytime from 6-8 PM on Thursday, May 19 or Friday, May 20.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Scholarships: Deadline This Thursday
The Oak Society is possible thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. It is committed to helping families in our parish continue a Catholic education through parish-supported grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance. The Oak Society will provide scholarships to students with criteria set by the donor or organization. We have continued to build this scholarship program, and are happy to announce there are three new scholarships available this year. 

Today we are opening the application process for our Spring 2022 scholarships. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Thursday, May 12, 2022. Winners will be announced by June 3, 2022.

Current scholarship opportunities are:
  • Karen and William Nomina Faith and Service Scholarship
  • The Brendan Foley Spirit Scholarship
  • The Home & School Association Scholarship
  • The Joyce O'Reilly Family Scholarship
  • The SPiCE Scholarship Program
  • The Elizabeth Jane Zetzer Memorial Scholarship
  • The Babs Pulsfort Memorial Gift of Giving Scholarship
  • St. Brigid Athletic Association (SBAA) Scholarship (new this year)
  • The Henry and Flora Bucci Scholarship (new this year)
  • The Holthus Family Scholarship  (new this year)

To read the criteria, award amounts and to apply for any of these scholarships, click the link below.

If you are interested in donating or creating a scholarship, please contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com or (614) 761-3734.

Please note: all families are eligible to apply and receive scholarships regardless of if they did/did not receive tuition assistance or an Oak Society grant.
School Supply Kit Ordering Open
Go to this link by June 15, 2022 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 2022/2023 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
Back to School Booster Camp
Who: Calling all students entering 1st through 4th grade who would benefit from a jump start into the upcoming 2022-2023 school year! The Academic Support Team is planning a week of enriching and enjoyable activities focusing on critical thinking, team work, problem solving, creative writing, social skills, growth mindset, self-regulation and much, much more. Students will learn and practice important skills to help them
be ready to learn and to start the school year off confidently. The camp will be offered August 8th-12th, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am or 12:00-2 pm at St. Brigid of Kildare School.

What: Enriching and fun activities focusing on critical thinking, team work, problem solving, creative writing, social skills, growth mindset, and self-regulation. Students will learn and practice important skills to help them start the school year confidently.

When: August 8th - August 12th, 2022, 9:00am -11:00am or 12:00-2pm (Monday-Friday)

Why: Summer will be ending, and it is important for our students to start the school year ready to learn. We will tailor our instruction to focus on the students' individualized needs in a fun and interactive way.

How: Please complete the sign up genius below. Please consider your summer plans when scheduling to attend. Our enrollment is on a first come first serve basis, and last minute cancellations in August takes a spot from someone who could attend.
Security Tips
With the nice weather, our children will be outside more and having fun. In order to help keep them safe, we routinely do a basic safety lesson for preschoolers and kindergarten during this time of the year. We will cover basic safety lessons in a fun way with storyboards that they help me to tell the story with. Please remind your kids of what you expect of them to do if lost and other family rules to follow.

Spring is a good time for cleaning. It is also a great time to take a look in your medicine cabinet and get rid of any unused or expired prescription medicines. Dublin Police has a prescription drop box available in their lobby 24/7 where you can dispose of your medicines properly. There is a correlation between prescription drug abuse and our current problems with opioids and fentanyl laced drugs.

We were all made aware of the recent tragedy at The Ohio State University involving the passing of students due to fentanyl. Take the time to discuss with your kids, while you are cleaning out your medicine cabinets, your rules and expectations for them when it comes to medicines.

Be safe and always feel free to reach out to me:

Bruce McKenna
Register for Bus Transportation 22-23
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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, 2023.
Congrats Lacrosse Players
Congratulations to our six St. Brigid Middle school Lacrosse players for a great season with the Saints this spring. The Saints team was led by our St. Brigid Boys comprised of Zach Curtin, Grant Mooney, Luke Bennison, Luke Ishmael, Will Moeller and Max Bartlett.  This year they strung together an undefeated regular season and competed with the best Ohio has to offer in the state Division 1 tournament. They can always hold their heads high and be proud of their time with that Saints and how they represented St. Brigid of Kildare School and their Catholic Faith!
SBAA Sets Board for 2022-23
The SBAA Board Members have been set for the upcoming year.
  • Athletic Director - Bill Baumel
  • Assistant Athletic Director / Digital Coordinator - Shawn Steinbrunner
  • Secretary - Shannon Hollis
  • Treasurer - Duke Dye
  • Safe Environment Coordinator - John Denzel
  • Baseball Commissioner - Will Malerich
  • Basketball Commissioner - Bill Baumel
  • Basketball Operations - Steve McElroy
  • Cross-Country/Track Commissioner  - Dan Workman
  • Football Commissioner - Carl Graff
  • Volleyball Commissioner - Gina Winkler

SBAA would like to thank outgoing board members - Tim Long (Athletic Director), Stacey Nerone (Safe Environment Coordinator) and Susan Moreland (Volleyball Commissioner) for their contributions to the St. Brigid Athletic Association over the many years that they have served on the board.
Fall Sports Registration Open
Fall Sport Registration will open on Wednesday, May 11th here:

Please register early - if you register before June 15 - you get a 10% off discount with Coupon Code of "EarlyFall22".  This coupon will only be valid until June 15th.

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.
Earn BoxTops for Teacher Appreciation
Not yet signed up for the Box Tops rewards program? – Sign up this month and earn St. Brigid 50 bonus Box Tops

From 5/1-5/31, first time Box Tops participants can earn 50 bonus Box Tops for their school! Here’s how:

1.      Download the Boxtops App
2.      Use referral code TeachersMakeUsBetter
3.      Scan your first receipt by 5/31/22

Looking for more ways to help support teachers? Find additional bonus offers at https://www.boxtops4education.com/
Uniform Store Sales
Schoolbelles
Click here for the Schoolbelles sale flyer and here to shop online.

Educational Apparel
Click here to learn more about the Educational Apparel 30% off sale May 21-31.
SPiCE Committee Meeting - All Are Welcome
All are welcome to join the next SPiCE committee meeting via Zoom.

SPiCE Committee Meeting
Monday, May 16 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Save the Date—Back to School Uniform and Spirit Wear Exchange
Donations Accepted in School Office Until June 17

August 14, 2022 10 am - 1 pm
 
To everyone who donates, volunteers, and uses the uniform and spirit wear exchange—thank you so much! Your donations help other families and reduce waste!  

In the coming months, please gather gently used items your children no longer need and donate them to the school office by June 17 or hang onto them until the week of Aug 8, when the school office will be open to receive donations. Items accepted include all logo and non-logo uniform items AND spirit wear and PE uniforms.

This is a great opportunity for 8th graders to clean their closets before high school! Non-logo articles that are not claimed at the back to school exchange will be donated to other local schools in need! And remember, you don’t need to donate to “shop” the exchange!
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
A Party for Monsignor Hendricks
Sunday, May 22 following 11 AM Mass

Join us to celebrate all that Monsignor Hendricks has accomplished! In his 75 years, he is celebrating 50 years of Ordination as well as 25 years at St. Brigid of Kildare. We are so grateful for the many years of service and dedication he has provided us, and the work he has accomplished to create our beautiful parish community.

We will be celebrating him at Brigid's Green following the 11 AM Mass on Sunday, May 22. Please RSVP at the link below.
Altar Server Training May 15
Sunday, May 15, 2:00 PM—3:30 PM in the Church
 
All students in the fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for Weekend and Holy Day Masses.
 
Is the Lord calling you to serve? Answer the Lord’s call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in the fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. You will have only one training session to attend and one short manual to read and study. Do this and you are ready to be scheduled as an Altar Server. It is a rewarding service!
  
To register to become an Altar Server, please reach out to Mr. Joe Feehan via his email address: Feehan7@msn.com.
 
Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to having you part of this most important team.
High School Summer Youth Minsitry
Check out this High School Youth Ministry Summer Preview! 

We can't wait to spend time with you at:⁠
  • Weekly service in the Dublin Giving Garden
  • Quick Catholic Lessons w/ Fr. Mike in June⁠
  • Monthly service with Habitat for Humanity
  • Monthly family events (Top Golf and Brush Crazy Columbus)

Registration is open for the HSYM June family Top Golf gathering.

Stay tuned for additional service and event RSVP/ registration information.
Summer Camps
Catholic Family Night with the Clippers
The Diocese of Columbus is happy to announce that we will have Catholic Family Night 2022 with the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday, May 25th.  

Our Columbus Clippers will play the Buffalo Bisons!

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fevo.me/catholicfamilynight
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.
Bishop Watterson Summer Activities
Bishop Watterson High School is hosting a variety of summer activities, including art camp, sports camps, theatre camp and woodshop camp, with ages varying but beginning as young as 1st graders.

For more information on each type of activity, click below.
St. Charles Presents Godspell
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual spring musical at the school, the St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to present the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 12-14, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the school’s Campus Theatre.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni Thomas Matthews and Annie O'Connor will be performing!
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.