U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
May 18, 2022
Last Thursday during our traditional May Crowning Mass, our eighth grade Confirmandi processed in and sat with our second grade First Communicants.
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

As we head into the last few weeks of school we have many exciting things planned to bring our community together in celebration.  This Thursday and Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm everyone is invited to “An Evening of the Arts,” highlighting the musical and artistic talents of our students. We then have the opportunity to celebrate our pastor, Monsignor Joseph Hendricks, this Sunday.  He will be celebrating the 11:00 am Mass in honor of his 50th anniversary of ordination and his 25 years of service in our parish.  Mass will be followed by a parish picnic at Brigid’s Green.  Our physical talents and the opportunity to have some fun will then be celebrated by our annual Wolfhound Field Day featuring Supergames and a grilled hot dog lunch on Friday, May 27th.  Details and an opt-out permission for field day will be sent via a separate email on Friday of this week.  

Last but not least we have one more opportunity to celebrate this year that we are a three-time Blue Ribbon School.  Students and staff are invited to wear their Blue Ribbon t-shirts on this coming Thursday’s (May 19th) early release day.  

Spring blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photo Newsletters: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Photo Recaps
Our social media channels feature many more photos each week! In case you missed any of the recent posts, click on any photo below to see the post and photos.
1st Grade Cinco de Mayo Party
8th Grade King's Island Trip
May Crowning Mass
6th Grade Senior Wellness Day
Power of the Pen
K-2 Petting Zoo
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.
Congrats Power of the Pen Team!
The St. Brigid Power of the Pen team made school history on Friday at the State tournament at Otterbein. 8 of our 12 writers qualified for States, which is the most we’ve ever had attend.

The competing writers were MJ Burns, Emma Drab, Marinda Pope, Paige Harper, Marcos Miller-Carmona, Laura Perez, and Maren Reville. Marinda, Paige, and Emma qualified for the prestigious Power Round, and Emma Drab won 2nd place overall in the seventh grade over thousands of writers in Ohio. Our combined seventh and eighth grade team won first place. We are incredibly proud of these writers, who took home gold at districts, regionals, and states. Congratulations, wolfhound writers! 
USDA Free Meals & Activities This Summer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a free meals and activities program for kids and teens this summer. There is no cost or enrollment required, and it is open to all children under 18.

To find a site near you, visit their website here or text "Summer Meals" to 97779.
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
Register for Bus Transportation 22-23
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.
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/
Security Hounds Update
We completed the safety lessons with Preschool, which was topped off with a cruiser tour and visit with Cpl. Morris of Dublin PD.

We will continue with the safety lessons with Kindergarten this Friday. Please talk with your children about basic traffic signs, your rules and expectations for crossing the street, and what to do if they are lost in public.

National Police Officer Week is now (May 15-22). Please take a moment to remember the men and women that gave their life for all of us. The names of local fallen officers are inscribed on the front pillars at the Dublin Justice Center 6565 Commerce Pkwy. Blue lightbulbs on the front porch, blue ribbons on a tree or mailbox, or a simple wave to your district officer goes a long way.

Be safe and enjoy the last remaining days of the school year.
Uniform Store Sales
Click here for the Schoolbelles sale flyer and here to shop online.
Click here for info on their Memorial Weekend sale.

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 - This Sunday!
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.
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.
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.