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

September 7, 2022

Serving  our parish community at our school Mass


Wed, Sept 7: Curriculum Night (Grades 7-8: 6-6:45 PM, Grades 3-4: 7-7:45 PM)

Thurs, Sept 8: Curriculum Night (Grades K-2: 6-6:45 PM, Grades 5-6: 7-7:45 PM)

Thurs, Sept 8: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Mon, Sept 12: SAC Meeting 

Thurs, Sept 15: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Sept 20 & 21: Picture Day

Fri, Sept 30: No School

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,


Curriculum Nights are back!  This week our school will be providing a first hand opportunity to work together as ONE serving God, our school, and our community.  By building a strong relationship between home and school, both our children and our school community will greatly benefit. According to the American Federation of Teachers: 

“Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for 

your student’s success.  Research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be 

to help that student achieve academically.”


This evening will be an opportunity for parents to pray together, and to learn more about the curriculum, general expectations and daily routines of your child’s classroom.  Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. 


(Due to the nature of this business type meeting, we are asking for parents and/or guardians only to  be in attendance.)  


Please look for an email this week describing our School Annual Fund. Thank you to those who have already contributed to the 2022-23 School Annual Fund. This is our primary source of income for our Home & School, and it is the reason our school does not participate in any fundraisers. Please read the email to learn more about the fund.

Planning ahead ….There will be a couple of “special dress” events.  On Thursday, September 15th, we will be celebrating International Dot Day!  Students will be invited, if they wish,  to wear a favorite pair of polka dotted socks to help celebrate the day! On Friday, September 23rd, students will have a spirit wear dress down day.  Students will be encouraged to wear St. Brigid, Watterson or St. Charles colors or spirit wear.  That Friday evening will be a big football match between Watterson and St. Charles! 

September blessings, 

Kathy O’Reilly

Curriculum Night & Packets

Curriculum night is this week! This is for parents/adults only to attend. Please plan to attend Curriculum Night to learn more about what will be happening in the classroom during the coming year. The schedule is as follows:

September 7th

Curriculum Night

7-8, 6:00-6:45 pm (Enke Hall)

3-4, 7:00-7:45 pm (Grade 3 - Enke Hall, Grade 4 - Cafeteria)


September 8th

Curriculum Night

K-2, 6:00-6:45 pm (K - classrooms, Grade 1- Enke Hall, Grade 2 - Cafeteria)

5-6, 7:00-7:45 pm (Enke Hall)

Please follow the links below to view all of the curriculum information for your child's grade level for the 2022-23 school year. 


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th/6th Grades

7th/8th Grades


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 coming soon!

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.

Home & School News & Volunteers Still Needed

All are welcome to attend the Home & School kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 10 AM in Hendricks Hall.

If you're not able to make it in person, you are also welcome to join via Zoom using the info below.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 829 4375 6170

Passcode: 124463

Room Parent Volunteers Needed; Committee Volunteers Needed

Home & School is still in need of Room Parents for the following classrooms:

  • Kindergarten - Katona (1 Room Parent needed)
  • Grade 6 - DeLucia (1 Room Parent needed)
  • Grade 6 - Ditalia (1 Room Parent needed)
  • Grade 8 - Thompson (2 Room Parents needed)
  • Grade 8 - Thompson or Shock (up to 4 more Room Parents needed to help with 8th grade events/activities)

Home & School will also welcome more volunteers on any of the committees listed on the sign up form. Click the link below to sign up for any of these positions!

H&S Sign Up

Barn Bash is Coming Oct 21 - Tickets on Sale Next Week!

Save the date for Barn Bash on Friday, October 21 from 6-8:15 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio!

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).

Stay tuned for ticket purchasing information coming out next week!

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

Wolfhound Football

Football is off to a great start this season for the Sr. Reserve Football Team with their 13-0 win over St. Andrews last week at Brigid's Green. Our 5th / 6th Grade Sr. Reserve Team has one more home game this season, Sunday, September 11th at 4:15pm.  

The 4th and 5th grade flag teams also play at home this weekend, Saturday, September 10th starting at 2:30pm.

Come and support our Wolfhound Football Teams!

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.

Syntero's Virtual Parent Workshops Series

Parent and Guardian Workshops

Syntero offers a free virtual workshop series that provides practical strategies for parents and guardians to support students throughout the school year. To participate, simply visit tinyurl.com/Syntero-ParentWorkshops on the scheduled date of each webinar.

Parents, guardians and caregivers may participate in as many or as few workshops as desired. Participation in Syntero’s Virtual Parent Workshop Series is limited to and intended for parents, guardians, grandparents and caregivers of students who are currently enrolled in school; grades K-12. Click here to download the flyer for all workshops.


How to Talk With Kids About Traumatic Events

Tuesday, October 4th – 6:30-7:30 pm

Have you ever had a moment when a child asks you a question and all you can think is “what do I say to that”? These moments happen more often than we think and can feel overwhelming. This is especially true after they experience or hear about scary events happening to others. Children may have questions we aren’t sure how to answer or find themselves scared about what happens next. Join us to learn tips for talking with children after traumatic events.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Other Upcoming Events:


Setting Boundaries with Adolescents in the Age of Social Media

Tuesday, November 29th – 6:30-7:30 pm 

Introduction to and Understanding Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, February 7th – 6:30-7:30 pm 

Mental Health 201: Practical Skills for Supporting Your Student

Tuesday, April 18th – 6:30-7:30 pm

Recess Volunteer Sign Up
We are excited to invite recess volunteers back this year and we need your help! The recess schedule has changed back to the regular schedule and we would like to see all of the slots filled in effort to give the teachers some time back in their day. There are two sign-up links as in years past:

  1. The Kindergarten Recess Volunteer sign-up link (one time slot per day, one volunteer needed)
  2. 1st-6th grade recess sign-ups (broken into two time slots per day, two volunteers per time slot)
These sign up links can be found below and also in the Quick Links at the top of the Wolfhound Wednesday each week.

All volunteers must be PGC (Protecting God’s Children) certified and have completed the St. Brigid Volunteer Application. We appreciate the support anyone is able to provide this year!
Kindergarten Recess Volunteer Sign Up
1st - 6th Recess Volunteer Sign Up
News from Our Parish & Community

Parish Ministry Fair: Sept 17-18

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.

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

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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