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

September 21, 2022

First graders enjoying their afternoon snack outside at the picnic tables.


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

Fri, Sept 23: Spiritwear Dress Down Day

Fri, Sept 30: No School

Tues-Wed, Oct 4 & 5: Student-Led Conferences

Thurs, Oct 6: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Fri, Oct 7: Whole School Rosary (2 PM)

Thurs, Oct 20: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Fri, Oct 21: Barn Bash (get tickets at link below)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

We will be holding our first school safety drill of the school year this Friday. The State of Ohio requires three School Safety Drills each year in addition to our traditional fire and tornado drills.  For this drill, our teachers and students will practice evacuation out of the building including a discussion of alternate escape routes.

Students will discuss with their teachers options for relocation.  In case of an unlikely real incident, students are instructed to run so they no longer can see the building, then work their way to Karrer Middle School or Brigid’s Green, if they can do so safely.  Once in a safe location, parents will be contacted.   

Several parents have requested some tips to use when talking to their children about school safety drills or violence in general. Below are several links with great suggestions for parents and teachers:

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

How to Talk to Your Kids about School Lockdown Drills without Scaring Them

Bruce McKenna has trained our school for many years in preparation for these unlikely events and required drills.  Please feel free to reach out to him as a resource.  He can be reached at mr.mckenna@strbrigid-school.org or 614-718-5825 ext. 276 (Please keep in mind our drills utilize principles of A.L.I.C.E training and not lockdown trainings).

As part of our safety week, we also sent out a test text, email, and phone call earlier this morning to test our FACTS Parent Alert system. This is the system we use for school closings and emergency notifications. If you did not receive either a phone call, text message and/or email this morning, please contact the school office at (614) 718-5825 or mrs.dorley@stbrigid-school.org

September Blessings,

Kathy O’Reilly

P.S. This Friday, September 23rd, students will have a spirit wear dress down day.  Students are encouraged to wear St. Brigid, Watterson or St. Charles colors or spirit wear.  Friday evening will be a big football match between Watterson and St. Charles! See more about the Wolfhound tailgate and how to get tickets in the story below.

Photo Newsletters: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grades

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 reconfiagured, 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.

Kindergarten Photos
1st Grade Photos
2nd Grade Photos

Info from the Nurse's Office

All Kindergarten and new student parents:

Thank you all for turning in your child's immunization report. As a reminder, all students new to the school should also have a health history form completed by the parents and a health physical form completed by their physician (does not require a new exam if the exam has been completed within the past 12 months). These forms can be found under our current families tab on our website. Completed forms can be faxed to the School Office at 614-718-5831, Attn: School nurse, or they can be emailed to ms.stickel@stbrigid-school.org. Thank you all for your cooperation in this important matter. 

Flu Shots

Health Heroes will be coming to our school to give flu shots again this year. They will be held on Friday, October 14th. Consent letters and more information will be sent out soon.

St. Brigid Ski & Board Club


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 10, 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.

Earn Rewards for Our School

Our school earns thousands of dollars each year through loyalty reward programs! Please remember to register your Kroger Shopper’s Card, and use it every time you shop to help our school! Additionally, with every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% to the charity of your choice.

For instructions on how to register for these programs, click the link below.

Rewards Sign Up

Congrats Wolfhounds Volleyball

One of our 6th grade girls volleyball teams - The Gold Team - played a doubleheader on Saturday. They lost the first game in a close two set matchup against St. Timothy. Then, they rallied in their second game to beat St. Cecelia in straight sets!  This comes after they won both games in their season opening doubleheader on September 10th. 

Congratulations to our Gold team players who are students at St Brigid - Maeve Baumgartner, Amelia Hoffman, Regan Mitchell, Mel Prevedello, Anabelle Robinson, Collins Wagner, and Ellery Welker.

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

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
  • Oct 4, 2022 @ 6:30 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.

News from Our Parish & Community

Altar Server Training: Oct 23

All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.


Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth the grade and above, to consider becoming an Altar Server. Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical training manual and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!


Our next training session for Altar Servers is October 23, 2022, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.       Please register at the link below by October 14th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. For more information please contact Joe Feehan at stbrigidaltarservers@stbrigidofkildare.org.


Sunday, October 23, 2022 

St. Brigid of Kildare Church


Children's Choir & Youth Ensemble Start This Weekend

There's still time to register!

Children’s Choir

The children’s choir (grades 1-8) sings once each month at the 9:00 a.m. Mass from September through May, as well as for the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (4:00 p.m.). Mass. To get involved, contact Melissa Herman at 614-571-5897 or melissa@hermancircus.com.

Rehearsals are Sundays from 10-10:45 AM in Enke Hall. The first rehearsal for the 2022-23 year will be on September 25th.


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Youth Ensemble

The Youth Ensemble is open to 6th – 12th graders who love to sing or play an instrument. *Instrumentalists must have studied for 3 years.

Members of the Youth Ensemble serve as cantors, singers and instrumentalists one Saturday a month at the 5 p.m. Mass from September through May. Rehearsals are three Sundays a month from 12 – 1:00 p.m. in the church choir loft. The first rehearsal for the 2022-23 year will be September 25th, 2022. To get involved, contact Melissa Herman at 614-571-5897 or melissa@hermancircus.com.


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Care Packages for College Students & Young Adult Children Serving in the Military

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall

Moms, Dads, and Grandparents! Please join us on Wednesday, October 5 in Hendricks Hall to assemble care packages for your college students and children serving in the military. This fun event is a great way to gather with others from church who have similar age children and encourage your child from a distance. 

Our goal is to keep our young adults encouraged in and connected to our faith. 

Wear a shirt from your child's school or branch of service and bring some care package goodies to share (see the sign-up link).

St. Brigid will provide a variety of care package box sizes, prayer cards, books/ devotionals, and stationary for adding a note!

Parents will be responsible for mailing their box(es).

To help us prepare, please sign up for one or a combination of items to bring for care package creation. Feel free to bring items not listed here. These are simply suggestions. In addition, please let other "new college parents" know about this event and share the material sign-up link!

There is no limit to how many can participate, but this sign-up will close on Monday, October 3.

Sign Up

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 9 am Mass. Children (non-communed children, preschool through grade 2), may join us in the Church basement to hear the Children's Liturgy of the Word from the Children's Lectionary as well as learn about the readings of the day. Children will be dismissed prior to the First Reading and return after the Homily, during the Presentation of the Gifts. 

We require two Shepherds and two volunteers to provide this opportunity for our families. The First Shepherd is the leader of the readings and lesson for the day and the Second Shepherd assists the First. Volunteers help the Shepherds with miscellaneous tasks, but do not teach the lessons. All volunteers (Shepherds and general volunteers) are required to be compliant volunteers in accordance of Safe Environment Policies. Those who sign up will have follow-up communications with the Safe Environment Coordinator as well as the Director of Religious Education.


If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

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

BWHS vs. St. Charles Wolfhound Tailgate THIS FRIDAY - Buy Tickets for the Game

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.


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

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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