Wednesday Herald                                                           October 11, 2017
A Message From Mr. Stoops

Yesterday, our 8th grade students received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Archbishop Schnurr presided in ceremony to unite students more firmly in their relationship with Christ; increase the gifts of the Holy Spirit in them; and render their bond with the Church more perfectly. Thank you to all parents, teachers, and catechists who played a part in preparing students for the final Sacrament of Initiation, and helping them grow in their faith. Please join me in praying for our 8th graders as they continue on their spiritual journeys.
Additionally, on Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m., our fifth graders will present the All-School Living Rosary. October is the month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, and our fifth graders will take an active part to help us visualize and understand the importance of it in our spiritual lives. Pope Francis states, "Use this powerful instrument, which is the prayer of the holy rosary, often so that it may bring peace to hearts, and families to the church and to the world." In addition to the opportunity with fifth graders tomorrow, all students and families are invited to our Family Rosary held at 3:00 in the church each Thursday throughout the year.
Finally, congratulations to Guardian Angels graduates Wade Brokamp, Jude Gerrard, Luke Guessford, and Ethan Huston. These students represented four of nineteen students recently inducted into the McNicholas High School Science National Honor Society. It is very encouraging to see the numerous academic and spiritual achievements of our students and graduates.     

God Bless,
Fall Break

There is no school on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20.
Uniform Policy / Out of Uniform Days

All out of uniform days will be tops only except for the Guardian Angels approved sweatpants sold through the 8th grade fundraising committee.  Listed below are important dates concerning upcoming out of uniform days and the last day to wear shorts.
October 13: Fall Pep Rally-  Students may wear spirit wear on Friday, along with their uniform bottoms.
October 17: Servathon Reward- Any student who participated in Servathon by returning a donation flyer may be out of uniform. 
October 31: Last day for students to wear shorts.  
Science Enrichment Volunteers Needed

Science enrichment day is an exciting and educational day where students are immersed in themed science activities. This year's event will be held on November 2nd with an "Astounding Astronomy" theme. Volunteers will participate in training by COSI and then assist with hands-on student sessions. No science experience or knowledge is required! We also need a few strong volunteers to assist with set-up on November 1st. Sign-up online.  
Clothing Drive

We are conducting a clothing drive for Mission Sunday (weekend of Oct. 21-Oct. 22). This greatly benefits our missions in Appalachia and South Dakota.  Collection of gently used clothing (infants-adults) began Monday, and runs through Wednesday, October 18. The families are in desperate need of infant and toddler clothing. But all donations are welcome. Clean out your summer clothing as we transition to fall. Pass on the word to family and friends.  Please send your donated items to Room 1, Mrs. Sarky's classroom.  
Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
8th Grade Fundraising Events

Yankee Candle Sale Now Through October 16th
The annual Yankee Candle fundraiser is currently in full swing to benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. You can order online or order from catalog. If you have host/hostess gifts you are in need of for the holidays, there are a variety of items from which to choose. The sale runs through October 16. Please consider ordering and help the 8th graders raise money for their trip to D.C.!
The G.A. group number is 990033403. Be sure to list the seller's name so they get credit for the sale.

Keep Calm the Bake Sale Is Coming
The 8th grade students will be having a heavenly and delicious Bake Sale on Sunday, November 5th in the Gathering Space after the 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm Masses. A Sign Up Genius will be coming soon for 8th grade student workers and Bake Sale donations by our 8th grade families.
Monster Mash Is October 28

Our Annual Monster Mash will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00pm in the GA Undercroft. The cost is $50 per family or $15 for individual tickets; all children must be accompanied by an adult. A ticket order form is attached and can be returned to the school or parish office. 

The Monster Mash requires many volunteers. If you are interested in helping out with the event, or could donate items, sign-up online.

If you have any questions, please  contact  Amy Armstrong Smith .
Veterans Day Ceremony

Guardian Angels School would like to invite the veterans in our community to attend our Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 10th. Refreshments will be served in Room 101 beginning at 8:30am. The ceremony begins at 9:00am. An invitation is attached for you to share with any veteran members you would like to invite.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP online or call Jill Buchmann at 624-3141.  Only veterans and their guests need to RSVP. Parents are still invited to watch the ceremony but do not need to RSVP.
Support GA While You Shop On Amazon

You can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at! GA is a newly registered participant in the AmazonSmile Program. You can  sign-up to have a portion of your purchase sales come back to Guardian Angels. When you make purchases through the AmazonSmile page, and have GA selected as your beneficiary, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products back to GA.  You have to be shopping from page of the site for us to receive the benefit.
The Crazy Whist Card Party Is Back!

Come have some fun with fellow parishioners! No experience required!

When: November 11, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Where: 643 Bennettwood Court
             Cincinnati, Ohio  45230
Hosts: Dunn, Reichard, Timko, Von Hoene, and Yorn Families
Cost: $25 per person, payable at the door. Make checks out to Guardian Angels.
RSVP: by October 20 th to Megan Reichard (Space is limited to 40 people)
Fathers Team

Guardian Angles Fathers Team topic for Friday, October 13 - Do You Believe In Miracles?
With Man's advanced knowledge of science and technology do believe in miracle occur in our lives? Do you believe in coincidences? Has something ever happened that seemed like a coincidence, but perhaps was simply God performing a small miracle in your life?
Through group discussion and shared experience, this group of dedicated GA Fathers striving all to be better Catholics, Husbands and Fathers will take up these questions from 6:05am - 6:55am Friday in Meeting room B (the undercroft next to school cafeteria). The group meets weekly. You can learn more on the  parish website.
A beautiful sunrise, hot coffee and meaningful conversation are promised to all who can attend.
Athletics Boosters News

Lil Angels
Is your K, 1st or 2nd child ready to learn about the fundamentals of sports? Registration is now open for GA Lil Angels! Lil Angels is open to grades K-2, both boys and girls. Please register on the Guardian Angels Booster website.
This is an 8 week program to teach the kids about the volleyball, basketball, soccer and being a good teammate.  Practices are right after school until 4:00pm; they start the week after Thanksgiving and will end early February.
Kindergarten - Wednesdays
1st Grade - Fridays
2nd Grade - Thursdays
If you are willing to help be an assistant coach, please mark that when you are registering your Lil Angel.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Rusty Kinney.

Basketball registration is now open!  Please register your child onlineBasketball is offered for grades 3-8 with no prior experience needed.  
Register today!
2017-2018 Enrichment Opportunities

Many enrichment classes will be offered at GA for the 2017-2018 school year; details are attached. Some dates are still to be determined so look for those to follow. Sign-ups for the classes listed below are open now.
Jewelry Making  Grades: 4-8
Learn how to make beaded bracelets and necklaces, use a crimping tool, and make scrabble tile jewelry.  See  attached flyer  for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: Nancy Bellamah
Classes Meet: Mondays from 3:00-4:10, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 and 11/6
Fee:  $50
Canvas Creations       Grades 4-8       
Design & complete your own painting on canvas to take home and hang in a special place! See  attached flyer  for more details and registration information.  
Classes Meet: Tuesdays 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14     3:00-4:00pm     Art Room
Fee: $50.00    All supplies included
Hooray For Holidays: Winter Art Session     Grades 1-8    
This is a fun way to celebrate winter holidays! Create a Thanksgiving Norman Rockwell inspired collage, a clay Christmas ornament, and New Year's Eve "make a joyful noise" maker. Note: This will be 3 one hour and 20 min classes so we can fit them in around the holidays! Level of difficulty will be based on grade level, so older students can be more challenged, while younger students can e xplore the medium. See  attached flyer  for more details and registration information.  
Classes Meet: Wednesdays 11/15, 11/29, 12/6  
**DATE CHANGE**  3:00-4:20PM  Art Room
Fee: $50.00    All supplies included
Other Upcoming Events

Fall Soup & Speaker Series: October 16
All parishioners are invited to join our Fall Soup and Speaker Series. The next event is Monday, October 16th. Soup will be served at 6:00pm in the undercroft; the presentation will follow. Fr. Beseau, assistant professor of Moral Theology at the Athenaeum, will offer a diagnosis of the current state of faith and belief and provide some principles and courses of
action for faithful Catholics in these times. The discussion includes a look at the continued drop in Mass attendance and why fewer people believe in God. A flyer is  attached.

Red Carpet Premier: November 10
Save the Date for a Red Carpet Premier of "Singing in the Rain" on November 10.
The Music Boosters is hosting a screening of the original MGM movie "Singing in the Rain" to promote our Spring Musical ( Singing in the Rain Jr.). As some of the students (and parents) are not familiar with the musical, we hope to get everyone acquainted and excited about this classic. Mark it on your calendar and look for more details coming soon!

Parents Night Out: Saturday, February 10
Save the Date for the PTA's Annual Parents Night Out Event to celebrate Guardian Angels Parish's 125th Anniversary. More details about the event on February 10th will be released this winter.
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will participate in an All School Mass (K-8) on Wednesday, October 18th at 8:15am.

For a calendar of upcoming Mass times, log into your parent portal in  Rediker. Click on the Calendar, the box with the arrow, found on the right side of your home page. School Masses are shown in the light blue color. Or you can make a selection in the filter drop down, to the right above the calendar dates, to just show School Masses.
Parents and other family members are invited to attend any Mass your child will be attending. You are also welcome to bring any younger siblings with you.    
Other News & Announcements
100th Anniversary of the Final Fatima Apparation Public Rosary Rally
100 years ago on October 13, 1917 Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. On that day, as promised by Our Lady of Fatima, thousands witnessed the Miracle of the Sun.  You are invited to celebrate this anniversary and pray together the Rosary for America and the World.
Please join us in praying the Rosary on Saturday October 14th at 12:00pm. This Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Guardian Angels Church in front of the main Beechmont entrance. Feel free to bring your chairs, Limited chairs will be provided.
Please contact Nick Carpinello at 513-289-7143 for more information.
Save the Date: Passion And Purpose For Marriage
Guardian Angels Parish's Fathers Team is partnering with IHM for an event for couples in January. Dynamic Catholic present  Passion & Purpose for Marriage on  January 13th. The event will be held at IHM from 9:30am-2:00pm and features Author/Speaker Dr. Allen Hunt. Participants will discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased  online. A flyer with more information is  attached. If you have any questions, please contact  Reid Rooney.
Volunteer Opportunities
Guardian Angels is looking for a skilled photographer to document wonderful things happening around our campus. You do not have to be a professional photographer, just someone who loves taking pictures and is able to capture great moments. The opportunities vary but include parish and school functions/activities and include weekend, evening, and daytime events. So there is an opportunity to fit any schedule! If you are interested, please contact Tiffany Strah
Heavenly Cafe
Parents are needed in the cafeteria to help wipe tables and assist children during their lunches. You can work once or twice a month or more, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You are welcome to bring small children with you. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. If you are interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please sign up via this link . If you have any questions, please contact  Katie Durstock .
Music Department Events
The music department has a full year of events outlined for the upcoming year. You'll find our talented musicians at the Christmas and Spring concerts, the Spring musical, PTA Spring event, the OMEA Professional Development Conference, and more! A complete list is attached. If you have not done so already, please consider paying your $25 dues to the Music Boosters, which helps foster the musical education of all of our students.
Cookie Ministry
Guardian Angels School Cookie Ministry teams up with the Parish Parish Peanut Butter group to feed families in need. The Peanut Butter group makes 1,500 peanut butter and bologna sandwiches. GA students donate cookies. St. Francis Seraph Church in Over-the-Rhine gives the food to families in need. Students are asked to bring in two dozen cookies, brownies, or rice krispie bars on their classroom's designated day. They do need to be bagged, two treats per bag. All 1st grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, October 16th . A  complete schedule for the school year is attached.
Box Top Collection
The Guardian Angels PTA is collecting Box Tops from various consumer products. GA students can submit Box Tops to their homeroom teachers and all parishioners can drop off Box Tops in the special collection envelope located on the bulletin board in the Church Gathering Space.
The Box Tops are picked up at the following dates:October 26, November 30, January 25, February 25, March 22, and May 19.
We use the funds earned to purchase indoor recess games and outdoor recess equipment. Please start collecting Box Tops today and help us make this year even more successful! 
Have News To Share?
If you have information you would like to be included in the Wednesday Herald, please email it to   Tiffany Strah Information must be received by Friday to be included in the next Wednesday Herald.
School Events Calendar
Looking for more information about upcoming events at GA? You can find a calendar in your Rediker Parent Portal. Log into your account, then click on the Calendar on the blue navigation bar. The calendar shows school events, parish events, and much more.  Just a reminder, events posted on the school website, , only include those open to the public or new families who may not have activated a Rediker account yet. All other event information is posted in Rediker, which is password protected.
Kroger Community Rewards
Have you signed up for Kroger Community Rewards and designated GA as your beneficiary? The more families who register, the more money our school receives through the program.
Kroger Community Rewards offers a great way for you to support our school's technology fund...and you don't have to spend a penny. Register your rewards card online and select Guardian Angels as your beneficiary. You can search for GA or use our NPO number, 80200. The amount Guardian Angels receives depends on the points our supporters rack up while grocery shopping. Enrolling does NOT impact the points you use to redeem for discounts at the pump. 
Like Us On Facebook
If you're on Facebook, that is a great place to stay up on the latest happenings at Guardian Angels School and Parish. We post information about upcoming events, ways to get involved, and share stories about news on our campus. You can find our Facebook page  here
In an effort to keep spam out of your newsfeed, Facebook changed how you see information from organizations and businesses. If you would like all of our posts to show up in your feed, click on the like button. A drop down menu will appear. Click on See First instead of default.
Have You Checked Out
Guardian Angels invites you to explore all of the resources offered through  by registering with the parish code 4EVXRB. Registration is complimentary to all parishioners and residents of our parish area, so be sure to tell your friends. Great programs, videos, books and more are added every month. There are also a number of resources now available for children!
Growing In Faith
Growing In Faith is a monthly publication produced by a company in Virginia. It offers our parishioners advice for living the Catholic faith, guidance about prayer, insights into Catholic traditions, and explanations about seasonal feasts and celebrations. For the latest edition, click  here.
Other Opportunities For GA Families

St Ursula Academy Events
Parents of 8th grade girls are invited to our Financial Aid Information Night on October 18 from 7:00-8:00pm. This session includes an overview of the financial aid application process, the FACTS tuition payment and aid application system, and Q&A with our Business Office Staff. Registration is available  online
Mercy McAuley HS Open House
Open House for the new Mercy McAuley High School will be held from 1:00-3:30pm  on Sunday, October 15, and Sunday, November 12. Both events will be held at 6000 Oakwood Avenue in College Hill. Guests may choose the date that is most convenient for them. Prospective students of all grade levels and family members are invited to attend any time during these hours. Those who attend will tour the campus and talk with current Mother of Mercy and McAuley students, faculty, staff and parents. Attendees will also learn about Mercy McAuley's academic programs, athletics, arts, clubs and more. Members of the Mercy McAuley Transition Committee will also be on hand to answer questions. Pre-register for the Open House at or to save time at check-in.
Mercy McAuley High School, a new all-girls Catholic High School sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, will open at 6000 Oakwood Avenue in the fall of 2018. 
Pro-Life Saver 5K Run/Walk
Save the date for the Pro-Life Saver 5k Run/Walk event on Saturday, November 4th. It begins at Lunken Airport at 10:30am. Complete details and information about registration are  attached.
Helpful Links
Have news to share? Send news or upcoming event information to Tiffany Strah.
The deadline to be published in next week's Wednesday Herald is Friday.
Corey Stoops, Principal
Katie Durstock, Assistant Principal
6539 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230