Wednesday Herald                                                           November 8, 2017
A Message From Mr. Stoops

Friday marked the end of the first trimester for the 2017-2018 school year. It was a period filled with exciting activities, engaging lessons, and meaningful projects! I look forward to watching the students grow spiritually, academically, and emotionally as we progress through the rest of the year. Teachers are busy working on report cards and will make them available through the Plus Portals account at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 14. Details for accessing the report cards will be sent next Monday through the Rediker/Parent Portal; parents will receive an email from Mr. Buck. 
 
Also, next Tuesday, we will host our first Informational Coffee of the year, inviting prospective families into the building. Please encourage any friend or family member to visit our wonderful school. Additional details are listed below. 
 
Thank you for a great first trimester!
   
God Bless,
Corey
School Office Volunteer Needed

The school office is in need of a volunteer to work the front desk to answer the phones and watch the front door. A volunteer is needed consistently on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00-1:00pm. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact  Jill Buchmann .
Art News

Students are SO excited to share their amazing works of art created for our Original Works project! Each class learned about an artist or a medium in art, then used that information to make their own original idea. These can be ordered and made into notecards, memo boards, mugs, a magnet, t-shirt, trivet, and much more! You can do your early Christmas shopping with only one check made payable to our school. So be on the lookout in backpacks  November 3-6 for your child's artwork and order form. All must be returned by Friday, November 10th. 
 
Here's what each grade level created:
Preschool--heart, Kindergarten--fish, Gr. 1--butterfly, Gr. 2--owl, Gr. 3--folk art landscape, Gr. 4--hot chocolate mug, Gr. 5--Aztec sun design, Gr. 6--landscape with sunset, Gr. 7--bowl of fruit zentangle,  Gr. 8--still life vase of flowers
 
Thank you for supporting our Art Department! If you'd like to help organize our packets, we need parent helpers on the following dates and times:
Wed, Nov. 1st  8:00-9:30am
Thursday, Nov. 16th 8:00-10:00am
Tuesday, Dec. 19th  1:00-2:30pm

Just email  Mrs. Pavely  if you are able to help.
365 Lotto

The 365 Lotto is one of the PTA's biggest fundraisers and also gives you the opportunity to WIN MONEY!! The distribution of the four Lotto tickets per family went home last week with the  youngest or only child in your family. The 365 Lotto tickets are $20 each and there are only a limited number of tickets sold. There is a winner every day of 2017 beginning January 1 with different prize levels throughout the year. Please try to sell all four; they make great gifts as well! Additionally, tickets will be available for purchase in the Rectory, as well as the school office. All tickets must be returned to with your child/school office/Rectory NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DEC 15th. Cash or checks made payable to Guardian Angels PTA. Additional details to come later.
 
Tickets will be sold after Masses ONLY on the following dates: 
  • All Masses November 11/12
  • All Masses December 9/10
Thank you in advance, and best of luck!
 
For questions, please contact Melissa Clissold.
Thanksgiving Food Collection For St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society here at GA is collecting food to help Mt. Washington families celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Items will be collected from November 6 - November 16. Please consider donating from your bounty and pray for the 120 families who will be served through this program.

Pre-K Students 2 Boxes of Mac-N-Cheese
Kindergarten Students 2 Boxes of Mac-N-Cheese
1st Grade Students 2 Boxes of Instant Potatoes
2nd Grade Students 2 Boxes of Instant Potatoes
3rd Grade Students 3 Boxes of Stuffing Mix
4th Grade Students 3 Cans of Corn
5th Grade Students 3 Cans of Green Beans
6th Grade Students 3 Cans of Cranberry Sauce
7th Grade Students 2 Cans or Jars of Gravy
8th Grade Students 2 Boxes of Bisquick or Muffin Mix

If any student families have the means to donate monetarily or send in an "extra" item or two, to supplement the items not brought in, please make check payable to: GA St. Vincent de Paul
Society and indicate in the memo line "Thanksgiving." Your generosity is a blessing to us!

More information is attached
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.
Red Carpet Premier: Singing In The Rain

Please join Music Boosters for a screening of the 1952 classic musical "Singing in the Rain"!
Date: November 10
Time: 7:00pm
Place: The Undercroft
Admission: FREE!
Please have your children bring a pillow (and a blanket if preferred) and they will be seated up front. Parents please bring a stadium type chair unless you'll be comfortable in the cafeteria chairs. P opcorn, baked goodies and water will be provided.
Informational Coffee on November 14th

Our first Informational Coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00am. Please invite any friends and family members who may be interested in Guardian Angels School. This event provides parents an opportunity to see classes in session but also talk with other current GA parents about their experience here at Guardian Angels School. We hold one of these events in the Fall and one in the Spring. A flyer is attached that you can share.
Anyone who plans to attend is asked to RSVP to  Tiffany Strah.
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 class listed below is open now.
 
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

Fathers Team Meets This Friday
Guardian Angles Fathers Team topic for Friday, November 10-  - Forgiveness!
As Catholic men living in a competitive world, does forgiving a person that has offended us mean that we concede that they were right and we were wrong? Carrying a grudge towards people who have offended us only makes our own burden heavier to carry.
We will discuss the rewards of an often difficult process of Forgiveness this Friday!
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.

Fall Soup & Speaker Series: November 13
All parishioners are invited to join our Fall Soup and Speaker Series. The next event is Monday, November 13th. Soup will be serve d at 6:00pm in the undercroft; the presentation will follow. Come and hear Fr. Ryan Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and the Sacraments at
the Athenaeum, explore the connection between the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Suffrage for the dead. Hear how Mass celebrated in the catacombs in Rome continues to impact our Eucharistic celebrations today. Learn how we can draw close to our deceased loved ones in the Mass. A flyer is attached.

PTA Parents Night Out: February 10
Cheers to 125 Years! PTA's Annual Parent's Night Out Celebration is on Saturday,  February 10. Mark your calendar now for a fabulous night of friends, food, drinks and entertainment... GA PTA's largest fundraiser of the year! How can you help now? We are always looking for volunteer; if you're interested please contact  Erica Monahan. To donate to the event, see the attached  Amazon Wish List. The gifts you donate will be delivered right to GA! Thank you so much for your help.
Support GA While You Shop On Amazon

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.
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will participate in grade level Masses during the week of  November 13th.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: Grades 4-6
Wednesday: Grades 7-8
Thursday: Grades K-3

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
Eucharistic Ministers Needed
There is a need for Eucharistic Ministers at all of our Sunday Masses. This is a once a month commitment; you pick the Mass time and week of the month you would like to serve. Those joining the ministry will be commissioned on Sunday, November 26th at the 10:00am Mass. The 45 minute training will follow Mass. For more information, or to sign-up, email Luann Rowekamp.
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
Photographer
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 6th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, November 13th . 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: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, 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.
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 Formed.org
Guardian Angels invites you to explore all of the resources offered through  Formed.org  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
Mercy McAuley HS Open House
Open House for the new Mercy McAuley High School will be held from 1:00-3:30pm  on 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 www.mcauleyhs.net or www.motherofmercy.org 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. 
Mercy McAuley HS: Catherine McAuley Excellence Scholarships
Mercy McAuley High School is pleased to announce the Catherine McAuley Excellence Scholarships for incoming freshmen. These one-time awards in the amount of $1,000, $500, and $250 are available to incoming freshmen who best exemplify 'Excellence' in their area of submission. Award categories include Fine Arts; Performing Arts; Creative Writing; Math; Sciences; and Social Studies. Submissions will be considered based on merit, and finalists will be invited to meet with the school administration for an interview regarding their submission. Applicants' submissions are due December 1st. Performing Arts applicants should advise of their interest by December 1st; these applicants will be invited to perform at McAuley in December. Award recipients will be notified by the second week of January. Students may only receive an award in a single area of interest. Specific details regarding the application process and the award categories can be found  online. Questions can be directed to  Tricia Reisman or Lorraine Effler.
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.
Contact
Corey Stoops, Principal
Katie Durstock, Assistant Principal
6539 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.624.3141
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