Wolfhound Wednesday
May 15, 2019

Our Holy Heroes preschool class having fun with their 4th grade buddies
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, May 15
Home & School Meeting (12 pm)

Thurs, May 16
Super Games
No School Mass
Early Release (1:30 pm)

Fri, May 17
May Crowning Mass

Mon, May 20
SAC Meeting (6:30 pm)

Mon, May 27
No School - Memorial Day

Thurs, May 30
Graduation (6 pm)

Fri, May 31
Last Day of School
Early Release (1 pm)

Dear Parents,

Wolfhound Field Day 2019 takes place tomorrow and the theme is sunscreen and hydration since we have recently been blessed with sunny weather!  Please make sure that you apply sunscreen to your children and pack a water bottle before they leave home in the morning. The students have really been looking forward to this May tradition which is only possible due to the generosity of our donors to the Annual Fund and to the many volunteers helping out with the event.  A heartfelt thank you to Molly Seago and Natalie Baur, our parent chairs, and to Jill Cecutti and Courtney Kreber, our school staff chairs. Also a special thank you to Joyce Brown, the cafeteria staff and parent volunteers for serving our delicious Wolfhound picnic lunch.

A few reminders of the schedule this week:
  • Following Wolfhound Field Day will be early release at 1:30 PM!  
  • There will NOT be school Mass on Thursday.
  • May Crowning will take place on Friday at 9:00 AM.
  • If you haven't already done so, please turn in your FACTS contract to the school office.
Spring blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
2018 Terra Nova Results
Terra  Nova is a standardized test given nationwide to all 3rd-8th grade students. Below are the average percentile scores from the fall 2018 test for each St. Brigid grade level, and the average percentile scores across the Diocese of Columbus. Our scores represent the average of all of our 3rd-8th grade students.

Visit from Rep Liston and Senator Kunze

On Monday we had a visit from Representative Liston and Senator Kunze!  Eighth-grade students Callie Kasun and Owen Samenuk gave them a tour of our school and showed them how we use our state funding. State funding includes our auxiliary service funds, Peterson funds, transportation funds, and administrative cost reimbursement.  These funds cover many learning materials and technology in the science lab, makerspace, computer lab and library.

Thanks to our School Advisory Council chairs Kelly Barr, Ann Sage, and Karen Steinbrunner who helped show them around and discuss the many exciting things we have going on at Saint Brigid of Kildare School!

Congrats Serra Club Award Winners

On Sunday, May 12, four of our Saint Brigid of Kildare eighth grade students were presented the Serra Club Altar Server Award for their dedication and time spent serving during Mass.

Congratulations to Evan Sage, Bobby McMillen, Olivia Day, and Clayton Hanson (pictured left to right with Monsignor Hendricks).

May they continue to serve the Church and inspire those around them with their dedication to their faith. 
Wellness CARE Meeting

Our CARE meeting last week summarized the many aspects of WELLNESS highlighted throughout this school year. 

Be WELL this summer!
Barn Bash Save the Date
Friday, October 25, 2019

The annual  Barn   Bash  at Leed's Farm in Ostrander will be held on Friday, October 25. 

Save the  date for the fun family event!

School   Supply   Kits
Deadline to order June 10, 2019

ColorCycle Recycling Program

Saint Brigid of Kildare School will be participating in a new recycling program called Crayola ColorCycle - an amazing program created to repurpose used markers instead of sending them to landfills!

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 here for the list of teachers, subjects and contact information.

Gifts of Gratitude

 If you are still interested in contributing to the Gifts of Gratitude, please do so by Friday. To do so , click here.

Contact Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs Stacy Austin (
stacyandrob2001@yahoo.com), Amy Creekmur (amycreekmur@gmail.com) or Laura Farnham (lfarnham@erpartners.net)
Track and Field News

On Saturday May 4, the St. Brigid Track and Field teams competed in the Diocesan Championship. On a team basis, our two highest placing teams, finishing as Diocesan Runners-Up, were the Varsity Girls and the 4th and 5th Grade Boys. Following are some of the highlights from the championship:
St. Brigid & Diocesan Record:
Jessie Musselman not only set a new St. Brigid record in the Reserve Girls 100 Meter Hurdles, but also set a new Diocesan record! Her time was 18.73 seconds.
St. Brigid Record:
Also setting a new St. Brigid record was Elizabeth Hohlefelder in the Reserve Girls Shot Put with a throw of 31 feet 11 ½ inches, making this the third time this season she has set a new record in the event. She beat her previous record by a foot!
Diocesan Champions:
  • Jessie Musselman - Reserve Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
  • John Doll - 4th/5th Grade Boys 50 Meter Dash
  • Samantha Schmiesing, Madelyn Kruse, Chloe Ishmael, Lizzy Huls - 4th/5th Grade Girls 4x50 Meter Shuttle Relay
  • John Doll, Zach Swinerton, Andrew Petersen, Dominic DiGiorgio - 4th/5th Grade Boys 4x200 Meter Relay
Diocesan Runners-Up:
  • Sydney Workman - Varsity Girls 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Hurdles
  • Riley Hammond, Reagan Musser, Teagan Price, Avelinn O'Reilly - Varsity Girls 4x200 Meter Relay
  • Bobby McMillen - Varsity Boys 110 Meter Hurdles
  • Jessie Musselman - Reserve Girls 200 Meter Hurdles
  • Elizabeth Hohlefelder - Reserve Girls Shot Put
  • Justin Smith - Reserve Boys Discus
  • Kevin Hagerty - Reserve Boys High Jump
  • Mary Ann Ishmael - 4th/5th Grade Girls 400 Meter Dash
  • Kaitlyn Kruse, Lizzy Huls, Chloe Ishmael, Mary Ann Ishmael - 4th/5th Grade Girls 4x100 Meter Relay
  • John Doll - 4th/5th Grade Boys 100 Meter Dash
  • Dominic DiGiorgio - 4th/5th Grade Boys 200 Meter Dash
In addition to these performances, we had many other high finishes and even more personal bests from a lot of our St. Brigid athletes. Congratulations to all our track and field athletes on a great season!
Music Ministry Concert
May 19, 4 pm
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Join us as the St. Brigid of Kildare Music Ministry presents How Can I Keep from Singing?, a concert of sacred music. Our choirs will perform music from across the liturgical year.  Please join us as we showcase our over 100 gifted musicians and experience what great talent we have at St. Brigid! Each group will be performing a few of their favorite pieces, as well as a finale that combines all of our accomplished musicians and instrumentalists.
Participating choirs include:
  •  St. Brigid Adult Choir
  •  Children's Choir
  •  Youth Ensemble
  •  Brigid's Gael
All are invited to attend this free concert.
Summer Camp Opportunities

There are many local summer camp opportunities for elementary age students.

SBAA Fall Sports Registrations

The St. Brigid Athletic Association is excited to open up registration for the fall athletic activities.  The below activities are based on your child's grade level in the fall, and all activities are open up to any registered student of St. Brigid School, St. Brigid Religious Education, or child of registered parishioner.
Registration started on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM and will run through the end of the summer - see specific end dates on each sport.

  • Tackle Football : 5th - 8th grade boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Flag Football : 4th grade boys - season starts with practices in August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Summer Mini-Camps : 4th - 8th grade boys - Saturday mornings during the summer.  Costs : Free (must register online)
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade boys - 6 weeks of football fundamentals - September & October.   Costs : $75
  • View all Football Program Details and Register (including local summer football camps)
  • Girls Volleyball: 4th - 8th grade girls - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160 
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade girls - 4 weeks of volleyball fundamentals - August.   Costs : $75
  • View all Volleyball Program Details and Register
  • Please note: Volleyball Evaluations are being scheduled before school is over - register or check online for latest updates at www.gowolfhounds.com.
Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Golf : 6th - 8th grade girls & boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through October.   Costs : $10-20 per match (approx. 12 matches) - no registration fee. 
  • View all Golf Program Details and Register

Friday Night Lights is Coming!
The teams and coaches of the Central Catholic League have joined together for the second annual Friday Night Lights Football Camp!  This one night camp will focus on the FUNdamentals of CCL Football and is open for all young men in grades 2-7! Last year was awesome and this year will be better!

Friday, May 17 -  7PM-8:30 at Bishop Hartley High School
Walk Up Registration beginning at 6 PM  
Cost is $5.00  
For more information contact any CCL Head Football Coach!
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