Wednesday Herald
August 8, 2018
Principal's Message
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It is hard to believe we are only a few weeks away from school opening, and we are all excited for our angels to return! Many changes occurred throughout the summertime and I hope to see everyone at our grand re-opening scheduled from 1:00-2:30 on Sunday, August 19. Students will be able to drop off school supplies and meet their teachers at this event, as well. All community members are invited!

Our procedures for bus and car dismissal will change for the upcoming school year. Students will load all busses at the same time each day, and we will use the right side of the upper parking lot (closest to the KDG-8 playground) to accommodate this. We plan for bus rider dismissal to occur immediately following afternoon prayer, at 2:40. Students will exit to load busses using the side door of the annex building. Primary teachers will escort students to their busses. Car riders will be dismissed after the bus riders are loaded, around 2:45 and will use the main school entrance/exit. All cars must park to the left side of the parking lot (closest to the Gathering Space). Staff members will be in the parking lot to help direct parking. Morning arrival procedures are not changing. 

I hope everyone enjoys the final few weeks before school starts!

God Bless,
Corey
School News
Back-to-School Reminders
PlusPortal/Rediker Launches for 18-19 School Year
PlusPortals is now up and running for the school year. You should have received an email with a link to activate your account last Thursday. Homeroom information was also posted under the "School Links and Files" section, which can be found at the bottom of the first page after logging in to PlusPortals. Student classes/schedules can be found by clicking on the blue "More..." button next to your child's name. If you did not receive an activation code, please email  Bob Buck , Technology Coordinator. Mr. Buck will be at the Meet the Teacher Event on August 19 if you have any issues with PlusPortals or have questions about how to access your child's information.

School Supply Toolboxes
If you placed a school supply toolbox order through the school, they will be ready for pickup on August 12th after the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses.
If you are shopping for supplies, lists for each grade level can be found on our website .
If you have any questions, contact   Jill Buchmann .

Heavenly Cafe Volunteers Needed
Volunteers 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 here . If you have any questions, please contact  Katie Durstock .

KinderCocktails
All incoming preschool through first grade parents and new families, please save the date for Kinder Cocktails (adults only) on Aug 24 th from 6:00-8:00pm at the GA pavilion. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends! Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert. Drinks will be provided. See flyer for more details. Please RSVP to Christy Tuley by Aug 17 th . See you there!
For those attending, McNick at Night is occurring that same evening. We will have parking in the lower lot set aside for KinderCocktails. 
Incoming Grade Level Parties
We hope you can join us for the incoming student class parties in August!
Each grade has a party to kick off the new school year, say hello to old friends and welcome new friends to GA.
More information will follow from the host(s) of each grade level party.
If you have any questions, please contact the lead host listed for your child's grade or
email Margaret Dunn .
Preschool Thru Grade 2
August 15th
6:00-8:00pm
Julifs Park Shelter
Grade 5
August 18th
3:00-5:00pm
Anderson Hills Swim Club
Grade 6
August 15th
6:00-8:00pm
Coldstream Country Club
Grade 7
August 18th
1:00-3:00pm
Anderson Hills Swim Club
Grade 8
August 10th
4:00-6:00pm
Anderson Hills Swim Club
PTA News
PTA Welcomes Back Our GA Staff, Students and Families!
It was a big summer at GA as the PTA finished up some major projects. The Angels Glass Project was installed inside the front entrance and looks fantastic! We also renovated the staff lounge to include new cabinetry, countertops, furniture and fresh paint.

Thank you to our parishioners Dan Frey of Foxfire Properties and John Von Holle of Midwestern Plumbing for partnering to make the staff lounge project a success. Also thank you to the 2018 eighth grade class which donated the new table and chairs for the lounge.

We are very pleased and could not have completed these projects without the support from our GA community. We look forward to another great year!

The PTA also has several volunteer opportunities available for the coming year. Click here for more information.
Parish News
Join a Bible Study at GA!
You can join an organized group that will meet on designated Monday evenings or create your own group and schedule!
This is a great opportunity for parish groups to expand their faith together. New parishioners could join the Monday group to meet new people. CCD parents could meet during the time their children are in class, Booster parents could meet during designated practice times, Parish Service Organizations could work the bible study into their regular meetings. So many possibilities! All of the materials are provided for you.
You can find more information on the parish website .
Volunteers Needed at Mass
Are you interested in Proclaiming the Word of God?

We are in need of two lectors for the 5:00 Mass, every 4 th Saturday of the month, beginning September 22 nd . This is a good opportunity to share your faith with fellow parishioners. New to the parish?  This is a great way for you to get involved and meet new people.

If you are interested in reading at the 5:00 Mass, please email Joan Schoenhoeft or call her at 624-2195.
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in an All School Mass on August, 29th 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.  
Reminders
Box Tops Collections
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! 
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 2nd grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, October 9th. A   complete schedule for the school year is attached.  
School 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, www.gaschool.org , 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.  
Amazon Shopping to Support GA
You can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at Amazon.com! 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 smile.amazon.com page of the site for us to receive the benefit.  r promotions, personal bios, and more. Use images that complement your message, and link your images to supporting resources.
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.c
Helpful Links
Stay Connected
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. Guardian Angels uses our Facebook page to keep families informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish.  If you want to make sure you see information posted through the Guardian Angels page, please make sure you go to our page , click Following (just under the cover photo), and then choose See First. This way anything we share will still be seen in your newsfeed.
You can also follow us through our Twitter page .
Guardian Angels School
513.624.3141
6539 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230