U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)

November 23, 2022

Our second graders sharing their turkeys in disguise


Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thurs, Dec 1: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Thurs, Dec 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass (9 AM)

Tues, Dec 13: Choir Christmas Concert (7 PM)

Thurs, Dec 15: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Wed, Dec 21 - Tues, Jan 3: No School - Christmas Break

Wed, Jan 4: Back to School

Thurs, Jan 5: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

During this week of Thanksgiving we have much to be grateful for: our faith, our health, our families, our school and for each other!  Together we have accomplished so much already this year!   More than ever, I am especially thankful and proud of our school community.  Our theme for the year: Working together as ONE: serving God, Our School and Our Community, has truly been taken to heart in so many ways.  You may have noticed our older students accompanying their young buddies to Mass and using this opportunity to model appropriate behavior while making strong positive, caring connections to strengthen our community.  Our 8th grade service, leadership and social committees have been working together to plan events not only for the 8th grade, but also for the whole school.  Teachers have been working together to study our new religion course of study and to share ideas and resources for authentic problem-based learning.  We have our parents partnering with teachers to benefit the academic, faith and social emotional growth of our children.  In addition, we have had many different prayer chain opportunities to support members of the school community.  The list is endless.    

During this time of Thanksgiving, I would also like to take a moment to formally acknowledge the School Advisory Committee (SAC), the Home and School Association, SPICE and our Athletic Association, all of whom work diligently to advise, generate funds and organize volunteers to provide many wonderful programs, activities and opportunities for our students and staff. 

In closing, let us join together in thanking God for the many blessings He has bestowed on our school and parish. Enjoy this wonderful week of fun, traditions and Thanksgiving celebrations with your family.  

Thanksgiving blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

Annual Fund: Thank You!

Thank you to all the parents that support the Annual Fund! One of the many items that your donations support is teacher and staff appreciation. The Home and School committee does an amazing job preparing lunches, coffee bars, and snacks for our hardworking St. Brigid of Kildare school staff. These rewards are a wonderful way to thank the dedicated individuals that work with our children. We are so blessed to have your support. Thank you for making us feel appreciated.

Below are a few photos of the Home and School Committees' work.

Support the Annual Fund

Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund: New Ohio Tax Credit Program

This weekend at Mass, we spoke about a new state program that allows donors to receive a tax credit on their Ohio tax return up to $750 ($1,500 if married and filing jointly).

In 2021 the State of Ohio created a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) Program. This program allows Ohio taxpayers to donate to a K-12 SGO for that school to use for scholarships for tuition based on financial need. The donor then receives a dollar-for-dollar non-refundable tax credit on their Ohio state tax return up to $750 ($1,500 if married and filing jointly). This is in addition to a federal tax deduction you are always able to take.

The Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund (under the Diocesan Education Corporation) is certified as an SGO by the Ohio Attorney General. This fund solely benefits students in the Diocese of Columbus Catholic Schools.

Parishioners, family, and friends of St. Brigid of Kildare can donate and directly designate St. Brigid of Kildare School as the recipient of their donation. If you choose not to designate a school, the money will be used in a general fund for financial aid for diocesan students based on need.

All donations will be managed through the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund.

100% of those funds will be available to our school the following tax year to be used for scholarships for our students.

To donate online, click the Donate link below (type St. Brigid of Kildare School in the text box if you would like your donation to go to St. Brigid School).

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December Gifts of Gratitude - Popcorn & Candy Donations

As part of the December Gifts of Gratitude events, we would like to provide all students and staff with a candy treat and a bag of popcorn. We are seeking donations of Skinnypop Popcorn (28-pack boxes, available at Costco) and Caramel Apple Pops (48-count boxes, available at Target and Amazon). Please use the SignUp Genius link below if you're interested in signing up! We kindly ask that all Caramel Apple Pop donations are dropped off outside the school office by 8:30AM on Friday, December 9th, and that all popcorn donations are dropped off outside the school office by 8:30AM on Tuesday, December 13th.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Kelli Parulski (267-370-1126), Gina Roszman (440-668-3217) or Emily Uhlir (614-313-2274). Thank you!

Contribute to Gifts of Gratitude

If you still would like to contribute to the Gifts of Gratitude program, you can do so at the link below.  Choose your donation amount and that's it. It's that easy! It's such a simple way to show appreciation to your child/children's teachers and the staff at St Brigid of Kildare.  

Popcorn & Candy Donations
Donate to 22-23 Gifts of Gratitude

Home & School Meting Dec 1

All are welcome to attend the next Home & School meeting taking place Thursday, Dec 1 at 10 AM in Hendricks Hall. If you can't join in person, feel free to join via the Zoom link below.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 829 4375 6170

Passcode: 124463

Corks for a Cause - Planning Meeting Dec 7

We are excited to hold our 16th annual Corks for a Cause Silent Auction and Wine Tasting for SPiCE on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

We are going to kick-off the planning with a meeting on Wednesday, December 7th 12:00 noon in Hendricks Hall (children are welcome if babysitting is a challenge). Lunch will be served. If you'd like to learn more about the event, how you can help, or share your ideas please join us for the first meeting!

RSVP to Sarah Moore at [email protected].

Educational Apparel Sale

Educational Apparel is currently having a 20% off sale now through November 30. See the image for more details.

News from Our Parish & Community

Join St. Brigid Families in Praying the Joyful Rosary

December 11

Family First and the Knights of Columbus would like to invite you and your family to join us for a Virtual Family Rosary Sunday, December 11th at 7:00pm via zoom. 

Signing up below will allow this event to sync to your calendar (and you will receive and email reminder) OR please volunteer your family to lead a decade! Prayers and reflections will be screen-shared live over Zoom and we will follow up with additional details several days before the event. It is OK to lead while still learning these prayers!

Log on at 6:50 to put your intentions in the chat, work through any technical details that may arise and say hello to other families! Rosary will begin at 7pm. We look forward to “seeing” you there. Kiddos in pajamas are expected and celebrated!

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B44A8A929AB9-virtual3


Log on here: Zoom


Meeting ID: 813 3939 8625

Passcode: pray

8th Grade & High School: Advent Half-Night Lock-In

8th Grade + High School Youth Ministry - Save the date and register today!

Advent Half-Night Lock-In Saturday, December 10 from 5-10 PM

St. Brigid high school youth ministry is hosting this year's Advent Half-Night Lock-In on Saturday, December 10. This event is open to all current 8th-12th grade students!

Join us for:

  • 5 PM Mass
  • Dinner
  • Games and Free Time
  • Interactive Advent Reflection Experiences
  • Tastes of Bethlehem
  • Cards of encouragement for Mommies Matter
  • Wrapping and labeling diapers & crib sheets for Mommies Matter
  • Gifts and smells of Bethlehem
  • Praise + Worship with Damascus Worship

Registration is $20/ person, and we are asking each student to bring a small package of newborn/ size 1 diapers OR fitted crib/ pack 'n play sheets to benefit Mommies Matter.

Click here or see the parish website's sign-up page to register by November 27. 

Syntero Parent Workshops

Syntero is hosting a virtual parent workshop series this year. Below are the upcoming topics.

November 29, 2022

Setting Boundaries with Adolescents in the Age of Social Media

February 7, 2023

Mental Health 101: Introduction to and Understanding Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

April 18, 2023

Mental Health 201: Practical Skills for Supporting Your Student

Click the link below to learn more and to register.

Parenting Workshops
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at [email protected].

Alumni on Honor Roll

Congratulations to our many Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni who have achieved honor roll for the first quarter of the 2022-2023 school year.

Below is the list of our alumni on honor roll at Bishop Watterson High School, St. Charles, and St. Francis DeSales High School.

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Alumni in The Book of Will

Congratulations to our alumni who successfully completed their performances of the St. Charles play The Book of Will.

Alumni pictured include Thomas Matthews, Annie O'Connor and Bobby McMillen.

St. Charles Skate with Santa - Dec 4

The St. Charles Prep hockey program is sponsoring a “Skate with Santa” event on December 4 at the Ice Haus downtown.

Click the link below to view the flyer with more details.

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Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at [email protected].

To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.
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