September 8, 2021
Our 2021-2022 School Theme: Writing Our Next Story: Pencils in the Hand of God
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

This week we welcome Mrs. Maegan McInerney to our school staff. Maegan will be joining Ms. Stacie Williams in meeting the social-emotional needs of our students this coming school year. Please read more about Mrs. McInerney in the story below.

Curriculum Night this year will be done virtually. Parents will receive an email this Friday, September 10 with links to videos and packets detailing the curriculum and expectations for the 21-22 school year.

Kathy O’Reilly  
Student Counseling Services Added
In response to an increased need of social-emotional support for our children, Saint Brigid of Kildare School has worked over the last few years to continually expand the counseling and support services we can offer to our students. As the COVID-19 pandemic has given all of us some degree of trauma, this year we have added more counseling services from Spirit of Peace to work with children both individually and in group settings to discuss anxiety and any other social-emotional topics for which they may need additional support.

Maegan Mclnerney, licensed professional clinical counselor, will be working with students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade on Tuesdays and Fridays. Maegen specializes in a wide range of topics including anxiety, adjustment, behavioral therapy, life transitions, self esteem, social skills, stress management and more. She has been a volunteer and mentor for St. Catharine Church youth ministry and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts degree in Counseling, and Christian Counseling Certification from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is passionate about helping others through life’s difficulties by empowering and educating her clients while focusing on their God given strengths.

While Maegan will be able to meet with students desiring additional support, Ms. Williams, school counselor, will be able to work with all children in all classrooms to offer instruction and activities focusing on social-emotional topics such as relationship skills, decision making and managing emotions. Parents will be notified and parental permission will be required prior to Maegen meeting with any children.

We are excited to welcome Maegan and offer these additional support services to our children!
After School Study Table is Back!
The After School Study Table program is back for the 2021-2022 school year for students in grades 5-8. Study Table is a great opportunity for students to work on homework and studying while also having the chance to receive assistance with school work, study skills, and organization in any subject in a quiet and supportive environment. Mr. Byorth, along with other teachers, will be supervising and offering assistance during this time.

Who: 5th-8th Grade Students
When: 3-4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays starting Sept. 13th

Click below to learn more and to sign up.
5-8 Grade Parents: After School Learning & Service Opportunities Sign Ups (ALSO)
Sign ups will be held this Thursday and Friday in homerooms for children in grades 5-8 for ALSO programs. Ask your child for information on these opportunities, which are being discussed in class.

Opportunities this year include:

  • Power of the Pencil Writing Club (Grades 5-6)
  • Power of the Pen Club (Grades 7-8)
  • Serving Our Community (Grades 7-8)
  • Hobby Club (Grades 7-8)
  • Garden Club (Grades 5-8)
SBAA News and Updates: Winter Registration Opens Sept 15
St Brigid Athletic Association will be opening up Winter activity registration on Sept 15.  Registration will be for 4th-8th grade girls and boys basketball, Lil Hounds Basketball (2nd & 3rd grade boys and girls), and new this year is Wolfhound Cheer (4th-8th grade).  All details will be sent out next week.

We have moved to a new registration platform this year, and if you have not already registered - please create an account at https://www.gowolfhounds.com to stay updated with all registration announcements.

SBAA will also be posting weekly updates on Mondays with updates on what games are coming up this week and results from last week. Check out the news on the homepage of GoWolfhounds.com
NEW Spiritwear for Sale!
Hey Wolfhounds! We listened to your requests and we have some exciting and unique new spiritwear coming your way! 

Rah-Rah is a Dublin-based spiritwear company that is offering super-soft, vintage-inspired, uniquely designed spiritwear made just for us!

Check out the link below to order:

The site is live NOW through midnight Wednesday, Sept 15. You can have any items shipped directly to you for the best and quickest delivery. Standard shipping rates apply. 

If you prefer to pick up your order, you may do so at:

Tartan Fields (home of Lesley Beran)
6905 MacNeil Drive, Dublin

Just use the code "Brigid" for the free pickup option.

All pick up orders will be placed in a large tote on the side porch. Orders will be bagged and marked with your name.

If you selected shipping to your home, those orders will be shipped mid-October. Non shipping orders will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, Oct 20th. Any orders not picked up by Sunday, Nov 22nd (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) will be donated to our Spiritwear exchange.
Bishop Brennan/Murico Family Scholarship
Congratulations to Andrew Matthews, Bishop Watterson High School class of 2025 and Saint Brigid of Kildare School class of 2021, for being selected as the recipient of the 2021 Bishop Brennan – Murico Family Scholarship. This scholarship honors Bishop Brennan for his generosity to our parish, and is supported by the Murico Family (Emily Class of 2003; Stephanie Class of 2004; Natalie Class of 2008).

This scholarship is awarded each year to one student whose core values include service, care for others, and love for the Catholic faith, and is attending a Catholic High School in the Diocese of Columbus. The recipient is selected by a committee.

Congratulations Andrew!
Calling All Girls Interested in Girl Scouts
You're invited to join Girl Scouts! If your little lady is interested in joining Girl Scouts, and did not already sign up at Meet the Teacher, please contact the following for more information:

Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd grades: Laurie Wirt - lwirt@gsoh.org 
1st Grade: Natalie Mitchell - natalie.cygan@gmail.com
4/5th Grade: Wendy Metz - wendylrich@hotmail.com  
Wolfhound Football Games this Weekend
We have a quadruple-header of Wolfhound Football at Brigid's Green On Sunday, September 12th. Come out and cheer on the return to Wolfhound Football and the first games of the 2021 season:

  • SBK 7/8 Varsity vs. St. Paul at 2pm
  • SBK 5/6 Senior Reserve vs. St. Paul at 3:45pm
  • SBK 4th Grade Flag Coach Bill's Team vs. St. Brendan at 5:40pm
  • SBK4th Grade Flag Coach Brian's Team vs. St. Andrew at 6:50pm

Concession stand will be open and the smell of Fall Football is in the air, come out and cheer the boys on.
Adult Volunteers: Protecting God's Children Class - Updated Sessions
The Diocese of Columbus will be offering Protecting God's Children (PGC) training sessions at the following times. All of these sessions are in-person.

  • Wednesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm at St. Francis DeSales (in person) 
  • Thursday, September 9th at 6:00 pm at St. Andrew's via Zoom
  • Saturday, September 11th at 9:00 am at All Saints Academy (in person) 
  • Thursday, September 16th at 6:00 pm at St. Andrew's via Zoom
  • Wednesday, September 22nd at 10:00 at St. Brigid (in person) 
  • Saturday, September 25th at 9:00 am at Trinity Elementary (in person) 
  • Wednesday, January 12th at 6:00 pm at St. Francis DeSales

Please visit www.virtus.org for registration and meeting instructions. Click on First Time Registrant, View a list of sessions, choose Columbus, OH (Diocese) and create a Virtus account.

Potential volunteers with children and youth must also complete a St. Brigid volunteer application, and submit a signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and submit to a criminal background check.

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