May 6, 2020
Be sure to check out our teacher talent submissions in the Wolfhounds E-Talent Show & Tell!
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The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

What a great day it was yesterday! We celebrated our 2nd graders by having a car procession at the school. We showered them with love and support to encourage them since their First Communion would have been celebrated this week. (Msgr. Hendricks will schedule First Communion as soon as we are able to safely celebrate.) Abundant joy was evident last evening at St. Brigid of Kildare as families and teachers saw each other for the first time since March! Please see videos from the event in the story below.
We are also beginning to celebrate our 8th grade students as they prepare to graduate. Today they are being surprised with yard signs and we have several more surprises yet to come! One thing is certain, we are all being called to be creative and innovative in so many different ways. Some in this world are working on vaccines and designing how to sterilize PPE quickly and others are learning how to teach and learn through e-learning as well as to celebrate and stay connected as a faith-based community. All important and significant in fighting this pandemic.

We are beginning to think about returning personal items to our students and collecting back school items. In the story below you will find information regarding the first part of the process.

In closing, I would like to share with you a thought-provoking bed-time story. Please click on the link to view:  The Great Realisation

May the blessings of St. Brigid be with you and your family,

Kathy O'Reilly
Sign Up to Collect Your Students' Things
Everything is different about the end of a school year in the middle of a pandemic!

One of the steps that is needed involves getting student belongings as well as their schoolwork back to the parents. Students will not be returning to the building due to ODH and CDC guidance.

We have arranged for an organized curbside pick-up to allow parents the opportunity to easily collect these items.

There will be many time slots to choose from on May 14 and 15. Please sign up for one here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4FAFA72CA31-collect

For questions or concerns, please email [email protected]
New Updates: E-Learning Resources
We have added many new virtual learning resources and activities to the E-Learning webpage. To view the items newly added this week, look for the red NEW icon.

Items newly added this week include:
  • Video tips to parent during these times from PERC psychotherapists
  • WOSU Star Wars learning activities for young fans
  • CAPA Mindful Music Moments online
  • Computing activities for ages 4-11
  • Design & technology activities for ages 4-11
First Communion Drive Through Parade
Last night, our teachers and staff joined to welcome a procession of cars of second grade families to honor our First Communicants. See the videos below !
Click image to view video
Click image to view video
New Fall Terra Nova Date
The diocese has changed the Terra Nova testing week for the fall. The new testing dates will be the week of October 19.

These dates are also listed on our school google calendar.
Tuition Assistance Grants for 2020-2021 Announced Via Email on Wednesday, May 6 
If you completed an application for Grant and Aid through FACTS, your award will be emailed to you on Wednesday, May 6.

Please accept or decline via email by Friday, May 8. (Acceptance is not binding on your part until your contract is finalized in June.)
8th Grade Federal Test Taken Online
In the fall, eighth grade students were registered to participate in a testing program through the US Department of Education, called the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study. This test was supposed to take place in our school in April, but was cancelled due to COVID-19. Eighth grade students were then asked to complete the test online, and many of them have done so. Once completed, students receive a certificate for service hours from the US Department of Education. Thanks to our eighth graders who have participated, and to Micheal for sharing a picture of the certificate he received. We are proud of our eighth grade students!
Barn Bash Save the Date!
Friday, October 23, 2020

The annual Barn Bash at Leed's Farm in Ostrander will be held on Friday, October 23.

Save the date for the fun family event!
Let's Stay Connected: Share Your Learning!
During this complicated time when we can't be together physically, let's lift each other's spirits and stay connected virtually!

We would love to see your photos of your children continuing their learning and creativity while social distancing.

Please share your photos and a short description via emailing them to Allie Wing at [email protected] and they will be featured in the Wolfhound Wednesday as well as on our Facebook page. Feel free to also upload to social media and tag our Facebook page at facebook.com/stbrigidschool!
The DiGiorgio boys enjoying Spirit Week pajama day and cooking!
The DiGiorgio boys enjoying Spirit Week pajama day and cooking!
Last week our 3rd grade students had their Zoom meeting in their school uniforms!
Last week our 3rd grade students had their Zoom meeting in their school uniforms!
Second grade families ready for the First Communion parade
Second grade families ready for the First Communion parade
Register for Bus Transportation for 20-21
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.

They would like these forms to be completed by June.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Wachalec at [email protected].
Schoolbelles Uniform Ordering Info 20-21
Schoolbelles wants to make uniform shopping convenient for the families at St. Brigid Of Kildare and stress free for the administration! Below is a URL that will directly link your school’s website to the Schoolbelles "St. Brigid Of Kildare" shopping page. Purchases made under your school number s2649 helps you earn more towards your School Rebate.

Double Box Tops This Week!
This is just a reminder to keep scanning your grocery receipts in the Box Tops app so we can raise money for our school. It is easy and simple to do.

Also.....this is a special week because Box Tops is offering DOUBLE BOX TOPS for receipts scanned this week in honor of TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Start scanning...
Protecting God's Children Online - May 12
Despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we can still get people into compliance with Diocesan safe environment policies.

There will be a PGC class available via Zoom on May 12. Fingerprinting services are still being offered as well.

For details on attending this PGC class, view our parish website here.
Incoming 9th-12th Grade Young Women: Summer Book Group
Summer Book Group is open to all young women who are incoming 9th-12th graders. This summer we will be reading Go Bravely by Emily Wilson Hussem. Visit http://emwilsonmusic.com/ to learn about Emily Wilson Hussem and her book, Go Bravely.

Teen leader, Ava M., will facilitate fellowship and book discussion on Thursday evenings at 7 PM, June 4-July 9. All gatherings will be via Zoom until we resume in-person gatherings on the parish campus.

To join...

  1. Buy the book (on Amazon or anywhere books are sold)
  2. Email Laura Ginikos at [email protected] saying you plan to participate in the book group. All book group communication will take place through GroupMe, so Laura will reply to you with a GroupMe invitation.
  3. When you receive the GroupMe invitation, join the GroupMe and your registration will be complete!