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Allie Wing

St. Brigid School Receives Third National Blue Ribbon Award

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Today we are delighted and proud to announce that Saint Brigid of Kildare School has been named for the third time a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. We are the only school in Ohio to receive a third National Blue Ribbon School Award in the last 15 years.

The National Blue Ribbon Program honors public and private K – 12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. We again received the award in the high-performing schools category, which recognizes schools that have achieved among the highest scores in both reading and math as measured by state or national standard tests, as well as have demonstrated excellence in their mission, curriculum, instructional methods, and professional development. Schools are only eligible to apply for this award every five years, and St. Brigid is excited to receive this award for the third time in our school’s twenty-five year history.

While we are proud of our academic, curriculum, instructional, and professional excellence that earned us this award, of most importance to our community is that we offer to the children of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish a school of academic excellence within a framework of traditional Catholic values.

Our school children learned of the award this afternoon with a surprise celebration. The students were told they were practicing an evacuation safety drill from the school to the church. When the students were seated in the church, they were then informed by Principal O’Reilly that their school won the prestigious award. The church erupted in cheers of excited and proud children. Ms. O’Reilly, Monsignor Hendricks, and Mr. Adam Dufault, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, offered remarks to the student body and staff, thanking them for their dedication, service, and commitment to both their Catholic faith and academics.

In just twenty-five short years our school has grown from a dream in the hearts, souls, and minds of Saint Brigid parishioners, Bishop James Griffin, and founding pastor Monsignor Paul Enke to a three-time Blue Ribbon School, vibrant in our Catholic faith and with demonstrated academic excellence.

Today we celebrate and praise God for our many blessings!

Sincerely,

Monsignor Joseph Hendricks
Kathleen O’Reilly
Cindy Lombardo
Jill Carfagna

 

To view photos from today’s celebration, click here.

Prayer Warrior Sign Up for St. Brigid Community

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The St. Brigid School Advisory Committee is asking for your prayers for the students, staff and administrators at St. Brigid of Kildare School and Parish. Please select a day to devote to praying for their health and well-being during these times of uncertainty.
May God continue to bless your family and we ask that you all join in embracing our school motto for this year “Pencils in the Hand of God”.

Gifts of Gratitude 21-22

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Gifts of Gratitude

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!

School Supplies 21-22

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School Supply Lists

The deadline to order school supply kits for the 21-22 school year has passed.

Go to edukitinc.com/schools/12478 by June 15, 2021 to order your kit and receive FREE shipping!
Saint Brigid of Kildare is offering the EduKit program for our families to order school supplies for the 2021/2022 school year. EduKit has put together specific grade level kits approved by your student’s teacher. Some supplies can be reused next year (Earbuds, Spanish-English Dictionary, etc.).
Order by June 15, 2021 and your kit will be shipped directly to Saint Brigid of Kildare and delivered to your student’s classroom.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Musser, jmusserfamily@aol.com

SPiCE Get Moving Summer Fitness

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The “Get Moving” SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children socialize, get moving and get into shape!
Students can participate in two different sessions. One session will take place from June 15-24, 2021 meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8. The second session will take place from July 13-22, 2021 meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10:30.
Sign ups for each session will take place two weeks before the start of each session.
All incoming 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.
The following forms must be completed and turned in at your child’s first session:
  1. Medical Form
  2. Consent Form

SIGN UP FOR SESSION TWO