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

November 9, 2022

A group of 8th graders helped 1st graders with a Halloween activity.


Tues, Nov 15: SPiCE Committee Meeting (6 PM) meeting canceled

Thurs, Nov 17: Early Release (1:30 PM)

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: Lessons & Carols (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,

Today you will be receiving 1st quarter report cards and discipleship rubrics.  You will be receiving an email around noon with directions for accessing the report cards through your FACTS family portal.   Please note that there is not a place to sign off that you have read the report card.  FACTS is still working on this feature and we hope to have it available in the future.  

Our students and teachers have worked very hard this first quarter and there is much to celebrate!  Please keep in mind that both parents and teachers are encouraged to initiate communication any time during the year if there is a student concern or a question.  We believe that it is better to address a student concern or clarify a situation in a timely manner rather than wait for a scheduled conference time. You may contact teachers via email or leave a phone message in the school office at 718-5825.  Faculty emails can be found using the quick link in the Wolfhound Wednesday or on our website at http://stbrigidofkildare.com/staff/

This week we have been raising awareness of the importance of vocations to religious life by celebrating Vocation Awareness Week.  Teaching our students about vocations is a critical part of the mission of Catholic education. Please click on the this link to see some of 8th grade students who attended the Serra Club luncheon at the Josephenium and also kindergarteners dressing as future clergy and religious sisters.

Keep in your prayers all of our service men and women as we celebrate Veterans Day this coming Friday.  I am looking for 2 or 3 people who are currently serving or have served in the military that would like to be a guest speaker for just a minute or two via our morning prayer and announcements on Google Meet this coming Friday at 8:10 am.  The guest would join the Google Meet from their own location.  Please email me if you would like to be a guest speaker or if you know someone who would like to join us.  ms.oreilly@stbrigid-school.org

Autumn blessings,

Kathy O'Reilly

Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades

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

7th Grade Photos
8th Grade Photos

Student in The Nutcracker

Congratulations to our 6th grade student Mia Hernandez, who will be performing in this year's BalletMet professional production of The Nutcracker. It is an honor to be selected for this role.

The Nutcracker will take place at the Ohio Theatre and runs December 8th through December 24th. Tickets are available through the CAPA ticket office.

SPiCE News & Notes: Counselor's Corner

Spirit of Peace, an organization we use to bring counselors to our school, has created a monthly newsletter with mental health tips for your children.

Click the link below to view their November newsletter.

Read Newsletter

Spirit Wear Ordering - Closes This Friday!

Last call to get your Wolfhound tumblers and water bottles for all the Wolfhounds in your house!

We are excited to announce that we have another Spirit Wear Sale with orders available in time for Christmas. New with this sale….St. Brigid Wolfhound drink ware items are available! These will make perfect gifts for all the Wolfhounds in your home. The sale is open now and will remain open until November 11th. Orders will be filled and ready early December.

Morganheimer/Premier Spirit Wear store

Our long-time vendor for St. Brigid spirit wear options (non-vintage) is now open and available. Use the link below to shop their sale, which includes new drink ware options. The link will be available for shopping through Friday, November 11th. *As a reminder, if you are looking for items in a certain color, click on the item to see all available color options.


Check out the link below to order:

https://saintbrigid.itemorder.com/ [saintbrigid.itemorder.com]


Rah Rah Spirit Wear Sale Open!

Click here to shop:



Any questions? Please contact Lesley Beran 614.257.9791 or Shauna Durant 740.815.9053

Gifts of Gratitude - Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Get ahead on your Christmas gift giving this year!

Make your life easier by checking one thing off your Christmas gift list! Donate to Gifts of Gratitude! Home & School has provided you with a convenient way to show your appreciation to the teachers and staff at St. Brigid during Christmas and at the end of the year. 


What is it?

Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.

Why participate?

This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child’s life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid. Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use–whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family’s expenses.

Will my family be recognized for participating?

Yes — the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this program. You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking “G.O.G” inside your Christmas card.

How much do I give?

The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!


Can't remember if you already contributed?

No worries -- just contact Ashley Jones at ashleypaigejones1@gmail.com and she will let you know!


You can find the link for Gifts of Gratitude at the button 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.  

Donate to 22-23 Gifts of Gratitude

RaiseRight - St. Brigid of Kildare School

Signup now to take advantage of the Nov 17/18 Raise Days (bigger earnings in preparation of Holiday Shopping)

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

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.

Wolfhound Volleyball News

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Volleyball Team!

The girls team has finished the Diocese Tournament in First Place. 

Congrats to our 8th grade players Brooklyn Battin, Gloria Griffin, Janie Francis, Laura Bellese, Marina Bellese, Olivia Starkey and Ria Leasure.

Congratulations on your hard work, great teamwork, and championship!

News from Our Parish & Community

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. 

Giving Tree 2022

In this time of uncertainty and challenge, the need to bring Christmas cheer and hope to others is more important than ever. The Giving Tree Project is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of others and our community. If you are able, please join us in supporting those in need.


This year, you will have two ways to choose gifts. You may choose an ornament from the Giving Trees which will be located in the Church Gathering Area on Nov.12 and 13 OR you may choose a gift from SignUP Genius which will be open November 1.


You may choose an ornament(s) from the trees on Nov.12 and 13. Instructions for purchasing the gift, packaging it and returning it will be on the ornament.


All donation opportunities are listed by organization on the Sign-up Genius at the link above

On the sign up form, please click on the “sign up” tab next to the item or cash amount you would like to donate – you will receive an email reminding you of your selection and the due date from SignUp Genius.

Learn More

PGC Session at St. Brigid Nov 19

9 AM, Hendricks Hall

Requirements to Volunteer with our Children

If you are 18 years or older and interested in volunteering with youth activities at SKB, attending PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN is required before you can volunteer. Register at www.virtus.org       


All volunteers with our children and youth must complete PGC, a St. Brigid volunteer application, submit the signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and complete a criminal background check prior to volunteering.

Full details and forms can be found at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment/ or contact John Denzel, Safe Environment Manager at jdenzel@stbrigidofkildare.org

Family First Advent Study

Family First invites you to prepare your homes and hearts during Advent. Join us during this season as we wait for His arrival.


This Advent, journey with the Holy Family using this resource,

Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family, Journal a prayer resource with daily meditations that will enrich your Advent by inviting you to experience the first Advent with Joseph and Mary, as they await the birth of their son, the Savior of the world.

Order deadline is Nov 13

Cost per book: $8.50 (processing fee will apply)

Pick up from the Church office during office hours


The link to order: https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Form/e62657ab-0735-4e88-a111-e58f8f2f11f5. 

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

Congrats Alumni Eagles Field Hockey

The Watterson field hockey team finished the season as state runner ups falling to Thomas Worthington 3-2 in a 6 on 6 sudden death overtime at their third consecutive state final appearance. St Brigid alums are from left to right Avelinn O’Reilly, Lily Goodfellow, Avery McClain, Carly Henry, Meg Newcomb and Addison Ryno. Congratulations!

St. Charles Drama Dept Presents: The Book of Will

The Book of Will

The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its fall production, The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. The Book of Will will be presented November 17 - 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre. Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each.

Saint Brigid of Kildare alumni in the performance include Thomas Matthews, Bobby McMillan and Annie O'Connor.

THE STORY: Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.


BWHS Presents: Clue

Bishop Watterson High School's drama department presents Clue November 10, 11, 12 at 7:00 p.m. and November 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Many St. Brigid of Kildare alumni are a part of this performance, including Audrey Eilerman, Madison Carpenter, Lenora Brady, Gianna Dziewiatkowski, Madeline Dublikar, Frances Pavell, Paige Harper, and Maisie Barr.

Click the link below to purchase tickets.

Get Tickets

BWHS Open House Nov 20

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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