May 26, 2021
The three seventh-grade ELA pods dressed up for the modified Wax Museum Parade and had fun visiting younger grades! Other classes were encouraged to watch the recorded videos for the Virtual Wax Museum (to view the Virtual Wax Museum, ask your seventh grader to show you his or her video on FlipGrid!)
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

As Memorial Day approaches we are grateful for the many blessings of the 2020 - 21 school year! 

Super Games field day was truly a blessing! Our Home and School Annual Fund provided the funds that allowed us to have two days of fun and games! Students also enjoyed an outdoor picnic complete with hot dogs grilled by Mr. Rich and Mr. Nick, side dishes served by our amazing cafeteria staff and snow cones from our very own new snow cone machine! Check out the photos in the album below.  

This year’s celebration of Confirmation was an extraordinary blessing. Bishop Brennan visited with each one of our Confirmandi in Hendricks Hall during the 45 minutes before Mass began. He shared his desire to establish a connection with each of them before the celebration of Mass and the anointing for the sacrament. He truly made each student feel that Confirmation was a special gift of the Holy Spirit. 

Next week we will proudly graduate our 23rd class of 8th-grade students on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm. Our last day of school is June 4th and will include our Leadership Mass. Parents will be able to attend via livestream. There will be early dismissal at 1:00 pm.

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, we begin thinking about the calendar for next year. The first week of school for 2021-22 will be August 25th. Our recent parent and teacher feedback surveys indicated a desire to continue the concept of a staggered schedule for the opening of school. We will honor that desire this year with the following schedule: 

  • Students in all grades with last names beginning with letters A-K will report to school in uniform on Wednesday, August 25.  School lunch will be available and our regular school hours will be followed. 
  • Students in all grades with last names beginning with letters L-Z will report to school in uniform on Thursday, August 26.  School lunch will be available and our regular school hours will be followed.  
  • All students will come to school together for the first time on Friday, August 27. Students will be in uniform, school lunch will be available, and our regular school hours will be followed.
More details regarding next school year will be shared as details are solidified by the task force. 
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and remember to honor our men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Spring Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades, Field Day
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Scholarship Program Award Recipients
The scholarship program under the Oak Society is designed to recognize Saint Brigid of Kildare School families and students who meet or exceed the criteria of the many scholarships offered as set by the donor. All scholarship applications are reviewed anonymously and confidentially by a committee composed of parish and school representatives.

We continue to grow this program. If you or someone you know may be interested in creating a legacy scholarship, please contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com.

Congratulations to our 2021 Oak Society Scholarship Award Recipients:

The Brendan Foley Spirit Scholarship 
John Doll
Claire Heise

The Elizabeth Jane Zetzer Memorial Scholarship  
The Bennison Family

The Babs Pulsfort Memorial Gift of Giving Scholarship 
Charlie Ferrara

The Joyce O’Reilly Family Scholarship 
The Bennison Family
The Dziewiatkowski Family
The Steinbrunner Family

Karen & William Nomina Faith & Service Scholarship 
Ethan and Tessa Guzzo

Home & School Association Scholarship
Gianna Dziewiatkowski
Claire Heise

St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE Nomination Scholarship - Children Modeling the Mission
John Doll
Nicholas Scott

St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE Nomination Scholarship - SPiCE Supporting Families 
Katie Allen
Summer Learning Packets
The teachers have prepared optional packets that children can use to continue learning over the summer.

Click below to view or download the packets.

For children currently in:

Become a New Family Mentor
Home and School is currently looking for parents to sign up to be on the New Family Welcome committee. This entails being a mentor to a new family for the next school year. Mentor families will attend the new family welcome breakfast (hoping to be held in August, dependent on COVID situation), and also need to be available to check in with their new family monthly and be available to answer any questions and assist with their transition. Mentors will be paired up with new families with children in the same grades.

If you are interested in being a new family mentor, fill out the short form below.
Preschool Visit from Dublin Police Department
Last week, our preschoolers got a visit from the Dublin Police Department! Children got to visit with Corporal Bill Morris, who read a book and gifted each child with a copy of the book. Children also got to see inside a police cruiser! Thank you to the Dublin Police Department for your visit!
Summer Booster Camp: 1st-4th Grade Session Added
Students Entering 1st-4th Grade:
Calling all students entering 1st through 4th grade who would benefit from a jump start into the upcoming 2021-2022 school year! The Academic Support School staff team (Intervention Specialist, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Speech-Language Pathologist) is planning a week of enriching and enjoyable activities focusing on 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 start the school year off confidently. The camp will be offered August 9th-13th, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 am at St. Brigid of Kildare School and will be available to the first 20 students that register.

Because the first session filled so quickly, we have added an afternoon session with 20 slots.

Students Entering 5th-8th Grade:
Students going into 5-8 will learn important skills and strategies to help them be successful in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  The Academic Support School staff team members (Intervention Specialist and Guidance) are planning a 3-day jumpstart program focusing on strengthening independence, mental and physical health. Students will have opportunities to explore growth mindset, self-regulation, and planning & prioritizing, and organization strategies.  The camp will be offered August 16-18, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 am at St. Brigid of Kildare School and will be available to the first 20 students that register.

St. Brigid Fall Sports Registration Open
All of our fall sport registrations are now open - with offerings in Cross-Country, Football (tackle and flag), Volleyball, Golf, and Girls Tennis, and Lil’ Hounds Football and Volleyball for our 2nd & 3rd graders

Some of the programs start with summer conditioning for football already in June, Tennis and Golf will get started with some workouts also in June/July.  Cross-Country, Volleyball, and Football practices will start in the first week of August.

Please sign-up early so that we can see how our registration numbers are for team sizes, but also get all team communication that will be sent out throughout the summer.

All information can be found on the new registration site - 

You will need to create a new account on this site, so please create an account there to get all future communication as well.
School Supply Kits - Ordering Open Now through June 15
Go to edukitinc.com/schools/12478 by June 15, 2021 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 2021/2022 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
Syntero Virtual Summer Groups: Social-Emotional Health
Syntero is offering a variety of virtual summer groups for children entering grades K through 12th grade. These groups focus on the social-emotional health and well-being of children.

Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Featured Nationally
See the link below for a Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Program feature on the Today Show.

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.
Olentangy Bus Riders Notice
Please see the note below regarding May 27.

Dear Parents of Olentangy Local School District Non-Public Students:
This letter is to inform you that May 27, 2021 is the last day of school in the Olentangy Local School District (OLSD). All OLSD elementary schools will release two (2) hours early on the last day of school. Please be aware that the early release may cause up to a 15 - minute delay in the arrival of buses at non-public schools. Consequently, this delay could impact the PM routes of your students arriving to their stops on time. Notification of potential delays were issued to non-public school offices and drivers were instructed to call the OLSD transportation office to report if they experience delays on that day. Non-public schools that are still in session after May 27 will continue to have bus service through the end of their school calendar. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We hope you enjoy your summer!

Sincerely, Lori Carter-Evans Director of Transportation
Register for Bus Transportation for 21-22
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.

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 31, 2021.
Summer Camp Opportunities
Meals on Wheels Service Opportunity
Looking for a fun service project to do with your kids over the summer? Meals on Wheels is looking to add drivers to the Dublin / Hillard route!

Each time you deliver will require about 1-1 1/2 hours starting at 10:45 am. 

A zoom training session will be held before school is out, so you will be all set to go once summer hits. If interested, please contact Nancy Davis at 336-337-4421 for additional details.

Dispatch Article
Click below to read the Dispatch article published May 17, 2021 regarding the current need for Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Uniform Store Sales
Educational Apparel
Click below to see details on Educational Apparel's early shopper sale for May, June and July.

Please note the address was listed incorrectly on the flyer. They are located at 3906 Brown Park Dr. Hilliard, Ohio 43026
The next sale will be May 30-31, 2021. View flyer below.