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(2021, 2014, 2008)

November 30, 2022

Last week we had our traditional Thaksgiving feast where our 8th grade students served lunch for the school. Click here to view more photos.


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,

This past Sunday we began a new liturgical year with the beginning of Advent. These four weeks are a special time of prayer and preparation. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the birthday of the Messiah.  One way to spend time in prayer and preparation as a family is to light a family Advent wreath each evening before dinner.  As a school family we start each school day by praying and lighting a candle on the school Advent wreath.   

Our Home and School has been busy planning several fun activities for our students and staff during the month of December.  Our volunteer parents will help us to celebrate this coming Tuesday the Feast of St. Nicholas.  This December 6th feast day provides a teachable moment to share the story of St. Nicholas, who is known for generosity and secretly gifting those in need. We will be on the lookout to see if St. Nicholas will stop by our school on his horse and (with the assistance of our Home and School) deliver candy canes for all of our students!

In this same spirit of generosity, our Home and School Outreach Committee is working with our 8th grade Service Committee led by 8th grade members Luke Bennison and Michael Baumel to sponsor a Stuff the Stocking Project to benefit Ronald McDonald House.  In the story below you can learn more about how you can help support this Advent project.   

During Advent our parish and school are offering many additional opportunities for prayer, reflection and joy!  The complete listing of parish offerings is available at this link:  https://stbrigidofkildare.org/advent-christmas/

I would like to highlight the Taize Prayer Service this week on December 1st at 6:30 pm in the church.  This is a special opportunity to spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection as a family.  

Planning ahead to Tuesday, December 13th, our 5 - 8 grade choir students will be presenting to school families a Christmas Choir Concert at 7:00 pm in the church. I am looking forward to a 2nd beautiful evening of prayer and music during this busy month of December.  

This week our 2nd graders will be celebrating a very special event in the development of their faith life.  On December 3rd our second grade students, with the support of their parents, will be making their first Reconciliation. Please keep our 2nd grade children in your prayers.

Planning ahead to Tuesday, December 13th, our 5 - 8 grade choir students will be presenting for school families a Christmas Choir Concert at 7:00 pm in the church. I am looking forward to a beautiful evening of prayer and music.  

In closing, I have some additional good news to share with you.  Yesterday, the state of Ohio announced this year’s School Security Grant recipients.  I am excited to announce that we have been selected to receive a $100,000 grant to enhance the safety and security of our facility.  A special thank you to Bruce McKenna for spearheading the grant writing process for our school.  Please read the details in the story below.   

Advent Blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 3rd & 4th Grade

Click the photo albums below to see what the classes have been up to.

3rd Grade Photos
4th Grade Photos

St. Brigid School Receives $100,000 Safety Grant

On November 28, 2022, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Saint Brigid of Kildare School has been awarded a $100,000 grant to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, in coordination with the Ohio School Safety Center and the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, created a competitive grant opportunity for up to $100,000 per school to improve overall building safety and security. Governor Dewine announced that 708 schools in 57 counties will receive grants under this program.

The grants are part of his $100 million Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program.  Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems, and exterior lighting. 

OFCC received complete applications from more than 2,000 schools, and the grants were awarded through a competitive process. To learn more about the grant and to view the list of awarded schools, visit https://ofcc.ohio.gov/Services-Programs/Grants/Ohios-K-12-School-Safety-Grant-Program.

Stuff the Stocking Project

Parents, as you may know, Christmas is steadily approaching. The 8th grade service committee has a fun project for the kids to do. We are working to help the families at the Ronald McDonald house, in order for them to have a more delightful Christmas. The kindergarten through 8th grade will buddy up on Saint Nicholas Day to craft stockings filled with treats and toys for the families! The toys will go to kids of all ages. We are asking for donations of goodies to put in the stockings. Here is a link to the Amazon Wish List (please have items shipped to your home and then your student can bring the items to school) ***Deadline to send in donations is Dec 20th.


God bless you all, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

~ Michael Baumel and Luke Bennison (Members of the 8th grade Service Committee)

Questions? Please email Nancy Davis at nd43065@icloud.com

Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund: Donate by Dec 31

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).

FAQs / Learn More

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

St. Brigid Ski & Board Club - Deadline to Sign Up Dec 9


Is your child interested in joining St. Brigid Ski and Board? No experience is needed!

Date:  Tuesdays January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 and 14.  February 28, 2023 - Tubing trip 

Who: Students currently in grades 4th - 8th 

Where: Mad River Mountain

Time:  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm (return to St. Brigid parking lot by 7:30pm)

Cost:  $175 per child (this covers the bus fee)

To Register:

Print and complete the following forms and return to the school, attention Stacie Williams:

Make payment ($175 per child) online here:


This fee will cover transportation and is non-refundable even if sessions are canceled due to weather.

 All forms are DUE...DECEMBER 9, 2022

To obtain a ski pass log on to Mad River Mountains website:

There are many different passes to choose from. Some of the best we’ve found are:

Again there are many, many options including military discounts


If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Stacie Williams ms.williams@stbrigid-school.org 614-718-8025

Aileen Hoffman, aileenph@gmail.com 614-204-3302  

Jessica Hoffman, jh@barringtonschool.com 614-296-9000

*Please note the dates and forms on the athletics website are not current.

RaiseRight - St. Brigid of Kildare School

In order to receive physical gift cards (that do not qualify for Ship to Home) before Christmas place your order by DEC 1st!

Turn Christmas shopping into 2023-2024 tuition savings by using RaiseRight to purchase electronic or physical gift cards.

  • Electronic gift cards are delivered within minutes and can be used immediately for your Christmas shopping online or in-store.
  • Want to give physical gift cards as gifts?  Order by Dec 1st to get your gift cards before Christmas (pickup from us around Dec 9th) or choose “Ship to Home” (available for select gift cards) in the app to work around your schedule. 

Haven’t registered for the RaiseRight program? No problem, there is still plenty of time to earn tuition credits for next year.

Click here for more info 2023 RaiseRight Info and FAQ


Ashley Storey • (614) 929-8306 • ashleymueller.173@gmail.com

Mary Kate Wing • (310) 560-4807 • wingmkt@gmail.com

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

Annual Fund Supports After School Learning Programs

The Annual Fund supports the After School Learning & Service Opportunities (ALSO) Program.

Each year students in 5-8 grade have the opportunity to join one of these programs. They have a wide range of interests and subjects so there is something for every student. A few are Yearbook, Bell Choir, Chess Club, Puzzles and Games, Wolfhound Innovation Team, Wolfhound Running Club, Power of the Pen and Pencil. These programs allow students to explore their talents outside of class and offer an opportunity for socialization and personal growth.  

Our Wolfhound Innovation Team with Mrs. Kerinan Jordan is learning how to troubleshoot Chrome devices, learn basic repairs for chrome devices, and plan Innovation Stations where our fellow Wolfhounds can dive deeper into content knowledge. Additionally, they will work together to create tech support materials for students and teachers in our building.

The team has programmed our Sphero Robots to travel in a perfect square or jump a ramp and has worked with drones. Students also have the opportunity to create resources for students and teachers to use in the classroom on our new Viewsonic Interactive Whiteboards. This year we have 12 students on the innovation team in grades 6, 7, 8.

Please consider supporting the Annual Fund so St. Brigid of Kildare can continue to offer these opportunities to our students.

Support the Annual Fund

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 smoore@stbrigidofkildare.org.

News from Our Parish & Community

Red Cross Blood Drive - Dec 5

Blood Drive

Saint Brigid of Kildare Church

Hendricks Hall, 7179 Avery Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

Monday, December 5, 2022, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For an appointment call

1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org

Sponsor code: saintbrigid

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

News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

Alumni Signing Day

Three Bishop Watterson seniors committed to play college sports on November 10, 2022. Two of them are St. Brigid of Kildare alumni:


  • Amarian Hegenberger-Ellars, baseball, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Ava Hoying, volleyball, Northern Kentucky University

Congrats Amarian and Ava!

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.

Learn More
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.
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