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

September 14, 2022

Kindergartners ready to learn in Mrs. Stuart's class!


Thurs, Sept 15: Early Release (1:30 PM), Polka Dot Sock Day

Sept 20 & 21: Picture Day (see dates below)

Tues, Sept 20: SPiCE Committee Meeting (6 PM)

Fri, Sept 23: Spiritwear Dress Down Day

Fri, Sept 30: No School

Oct 4 & 5: Student-Led Conferences

Oct 6: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your attendance at last week’s Curriculum Nights.  It was so great to see everyone and to hear about all of the wonderful things planned for our students in the year ahead.  I invite you to please click on the following link to view a welcome back message from Bishop Fernandes:

2022-2023 School Year Message to Families | Bishop Fernandes | Dr. Adam Dufault

The family directory is now available when you login to your FACTS account (district code SBK-OH); it is on the left side menu under School. If any of your information is not correct, please update it in FACTS or reach out to the school at (614) 718-5825.

On Thursday we have our first early release day at 1:30 pm.  Thursday is also International Dot Day.  This day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.  Learn more about this day at the following link: International Dot Day.  To celebrate the day students are invited to wear polka-dotted socks (optional) and will participate in a school-wide creative experience involving dots!!!   

A few items regarding next week.  We will be having 2 different school picture days.  Please see the story below.  We will also be conducting our first school safety drill for the year with students on Sept 23.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Bruce McKenna at: bmckenna@stbrigid-school.org

May we continue to work Together as One Serving God, Our School and Our Community,

September blessings, 

Kathy O’Reilly

New Furniture in 5th - 8th Grade Classrooms

Our final pieces of furniture were installed this week! This year, we got new classroom furniture for all of our 5th - 8th grade classrooms. The new furniture is not only bright and cheery, but allows for flexible movement for small group work, independent work or full class instruction. Designed to be easily moved and reconfigured, students are able to adapt the space to however they work most comfortably. Some of our stackable chairs even allow for balance and stability movement while sitting so our students can keep their bodies moving while keeping their brains engaged. 

The furniture was funded by a grant as well as a generous donation from St. Brigid of Kildare parishioners Mr. and Mrs. Frauenburg.

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The Safe School Helpline

This year St. Brigid will be adding yet another layer of protection for our students, families and community: The Safe School Helpline.  We are constantly encouraging students to speak with an adult -- be that a parent, teacher, counselor, family member, etc.  However, there may be an occasion that a student would prefer a different way to communicate their concerns anonymously.  The Safe School Helpline will give students the ability to make a report either by phone, email or an app.  For students under the age of 13 they must have parental permission in order to make a report.  Reports may be made by anyone -- students, parents, or community members, and all reports remain anonymous.

Flyers will be distributed to families in the next Friday folder.  Over the next few weeks the help line will be introduced to students as well.  To learn more about the Safe School Helpline, including the number to make a report, information will always be listed at stbrigidofkildare.com/current-families.

Thank You Annual Fund!

Teachers and Staff were welcomed back by the Home and School Committee thanks to the Annual Fund!


On Friday September 2, The Home and School Committee hosted the first staff lunch with a picnic theme. Enke Hall was transformed with a focus on bringing back that feeling of community and the year's theme Together As One. City Barbecue provided the catering and was a perfect fit for the theme. 

This is just one of the many events that are funded by the Annual Fund to thank our teachers, staff and administration for their devotion to our children. Thank you to everyone who supports this important program.

Support the Annual Fund

SPiCE Committee Meeting - All Are Welcome

All are welcome to join the next SPiCE committee meeting.

SPiCE Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 20 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

Hendricks Hall, Kelty Library

After School Learning & Service Opportunities (ALSO) Program Sign Ups: Grade 5-8

Sign ups will be held this Thursday and Friday in homerooms for children in grades 5-8 for ALSO programs.Opportunities are being discussed in class.

To view the slideshow with all the ALSO program offerings, click the link below.

ALSO Programs

Barn Bash is Coming Oct 21 - Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for Barn Bash on Friday, October 21 from 6-8:15 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio!

The price to attend is $12 per person (children 2 and under are free). The price will increase to $15 per person on October 13. The last day to purchase tickets is October 17.

All are invited to attend this fun night for families, which includes games, snacks, a DJ and family fun on the farm all evening!

For questions related to Barn Bash, contact co-chairs Ashley Storey (ashleymueller.173@gmail.com) or Anne Knapke (bannie3@yahoo.com).

Click the link below to buy tickets to attend.

We are also in need of many snack and drink donations for the event. Click the link below to sign up to donate.

Donation Sign Up

Saturday with the Sisters (8th-12th Grade Girls)

8th-12th grade girls are invited to spend a Saturday with the Dominican Sisters on Saturday, September 24. 

Click the link below to learn more and register.


Spirit Wear Sale - Stores Open Now!

Hey Wolfhounds! We had so much success offering spirit wear from Rah-Rah and Morganheimer/Premier last year, we are excited to welcome back both options again for the 2022-2023 school year.


Rah-Rah is a Dublin-based spirit wear company that is offering super-soft, vintage-inspired, uniquely designed spirit wear made just for us! The owners of Rah-Rah are officially Wolfhounds this year as their son started Kindergarten here this school year. We are happy to have them as a part of the St. Brigid school community


Check out the link below to order:



The site is live NOW through midnight Friday, Sept 16. 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


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 19th. Any orders not picked up by Sunday, Nov 20th (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) will be donated to our Spirit wear exchange.


Morganheimer/Premier Spirit Wear

Our traditional St. Brigid spirit wear options (non-vintage) will also be available throughout the year from our long-time vendor Morganheimer/Premier. Their current spirit wear store is open through Friday, Sept 16.

Check out the link below to order:



Thank you for supporting St. Brigid School and Parish.


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

Picture Day

School Picture Day is next week!

Tuesday, September 20: Preschool, Grades K-4

Wednesday, September 21: Preschool, Grades 5-8

Payment is online by credit card. To ensure your order and background color. Print your ORDER CONFIRMATION RECEIPT and send with your child to picture day.  


School Picture Day Clothing Tips

We want your child to look their best on school picture day so here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

  • Avoid “new” hairstyles for picture day. Pony tails, while practical for school days are not the best in school pictures because the pony tail is usually hidden. Headbands can also become a distraction - so please choose wisely.
  • Please make sure your school uniform is neatly pressed. Boys and girls collars should be pressed down and the tops of girls' uniforms should be pressed, especially around the patch. If your child wears a school sweater, vest or fleece pullover and you want them to wear it in the picture - PLEASE make sure they are aware of that.

Upcoming Protecting God's Children Sessions for Volunteers

PGC sessions at St Brigid of Kildare Hendricks Hall Carr Nursery. 

Sept 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am

Sept 28, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

Limited space so register early.

Registration is at www.virtus.org. Additional sessions listed at virtus.org.

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

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

2022-23 Winter Sports Now Open for Registration

Registration is now open for the upcoming season of Basketball and Cheer.   

Cheer is open for anyone 4th - 8th grade, and the team will cheer at a number of different basketball games throughout the winter.  If you have questions about the cheer program, please email lindsey.meadows25@gmail.com

Basketball has our diocese teams for 4th - 8th grade boys and girls, and we also have the Lil' Hounds program with instructional clinics for 2nd and 3rd grade boys and girls. If you have questions about basketball, please email basketball@gowolfhounds.com

As with all St. Brigid Athletics - all programs are opened to St. Brigid students, Religious Ed. students, and registered parishioners.

Registration Form can be found online at GoWolfhounds.com

Early Registration Coupon

Early Registration is key to make sure that we have enough coaches to support our teams at all grade levels.  Having a group of 9 players that changes in the last week of registration to 16 players means we would need to have 2 teams and in need of at least 2 more coaches last minute. Please help out by registering early so that we can be prepared for practices to start in early November.    

Registration deadlines for basketball in 4th - 8th grades will be October 21st.  

When you register, please use Coupon Code of "EARLYWINTER22" for your 10% discount. Coupon expires October 1.

Spirit of Peace Counseling - Mental Health Newsletter

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 September newsletter.

September Newsletter
News from Our Parish & Community

Parish Ministry Fair: This Weekend!

Join us on Sept 17 and 18 after each Mass in Hendricks Hall for refreshments and to learn more about our many ministries at St. Brigid of Kildare!

There will be representatives from our committees to talk with parishioners about the many opportunities to discover new friends, serve God’s people, and have fun in our parish community!

For questions or ways to get involved, contact Amie Lopez at aslopez@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Family First Fall Kickoff

Family First is a parish ministry that seeks to empower parents as leaders in the domestic church. Throughout the year, we offer various activities that promote and support the family! 

This fall Kim VanHuffel will lead discussion based on The Handbook for Catholic Moms by Lisa Henley. In this book author Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves - heart, mind, body, and soul - so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. 

Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays at 9:45 am in the Church Basement, childcare is provided in the Carr Nursery, feel free to sign up ahead of time on the Family First webpage. Questions about Mom to Mom reach out to Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com or Gracie Dziewiatkowski marygracedzski@gmail.com. 

This fall join Sisters in Christ as they discuss the Who am I to Judge? series by Edward Sri. In this series, you will explore how to respond to relativism with logic and love. Topics include: real love, sharing truth with compassion, and why “I disagree” doesn’t mean “I hate you.”

Sisters in Christ meets on Wednesdays 1:15-2:30pm in the Deacon’s room. Questions about Sisters in Christ, please reach out to Mandy Skinner at amandaskinner2@gmail.com or Cheryl Hohlefelder at hohleinone@gmail.com.

No preparation is needed to attend meetings. We hope you will join us!

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

BWHS Communications

Bishop Watterson High School will be sending information about their school to our current 6th, 7th and 8th grade students via mail and email. If you would like to choose not to receive this information, please contact Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org by September 21.

St. Charles Future Student Nights

BWHS vs. St. Charles Sept 23: Wolfhound Tailgate

Come join fellow Wolfhounds at the Bishop Watterson vs. St. Charles Varsity Football game on Friday September 23rd at Ohio Dominican Stadium. 

We will have a tailgate with snacks set up under the St. Brigid of Kildare Athletic Tent. We encourage all Football Wolfhounds to wear their Jerseys! 

Come help us cheer on our Diocesan High Schools and support SBK Alumni! Tailgate will begin at 530pm. Kickoff is at 7pm.

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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