Wednesday Herald                                                                        May 30, 2018
A Message From Mr. Stoops

On Friday, we will conclude another successful school year! We have several meaningful activities planned to help celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of our students and faculty! I invite everyone to our final all school Mass for the year, beginning at 9:00 on Friday. At this Mass, we conclude by singing the Circle Song. It is a heartwarming experience to hear our students be part of this tradition as they prepare to advance in grade level. We will end the day and school year with our closing ceremony at 10:15 in the PC Gym. All parents are invited to attend both events.
 
Thank you for sending your angels to GA this school year. I cherish each one of the students, and have truly enjoyed interacting with them as they developed throughout the year. Guardian Angels School is a special place because of the people who make this an outstanding community! A shining example of the culture which has been created here occurred after our staff versus 7th graders kickball on Tuesday. Following their victory, once the 7th graders shook hands with the teachers and enjoyed a few minutes of cheering to their accomplishment, they all took a knee and began praying, thanking God for their many blessings. This was unprompted and unsolicited; they just felt it was the right thing to do. This made me exceptionally proud to be principal of this school. We are truly blessed with outstanding angels here. Thank you for sharing the gift of your children.
 
Looking ahead to the 2018-2019 school year, we are eagerly moving forward with many plans including the renewal of our school mission and beliefs statements, two new accreditation goals, construction of a new entrance, the relocation of classrooms, and much more! It is such an exciting time to be an angel! May God bless each community member for a safe and fun summer!

God Bless,
Corey
End of School Year Notes

Last Day of School
On June 1, there will be bus service in the morning only for all school districts. However, there will be NO BUS SERVICE AT DISMISSAL for any student. There is no Extended Day Care as well.
9:00am Mass with Circle Song
10:15am End of Year Ceremony in the PC Gym
11:00am Dismissal  
 
Lunch Accounts
The end of the school year is quickly approaching and the negative balances need to get to a positive status. (We currently have 34 accounts that are negative).
Any refund request must be made in writing by May 31 to Paula McNulty.
Any money on a graduating student's account will be transferred to a younger sibling.
All monies on accounts will transfer to the new program for  next school year.

Summer Math Books
Each student currently in grades K-7 will receive a Summer Solutions Math book to complete over the summer break. Books will be distributed to students on the final day of school. Each book costs $13 and is a requirement for all students to complete. Please begin sending in the $13 payment as soon as possible to your child's homeroom teacher. 
New families beginning the 2018-19 school year, please contact the school office for their summer books.

School Supply Toolboxes
Orders can now be placed for School Supply Toolboxes for the 18-19 school year. This  offers a convenience for parents to have all of your child's needed items collected and ready for the start of class. Orders for toolboxes can be placed online through June 15th.  The supplies are then shipped directly to the school and ready for pickup on August 12th after the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses. More information is attached. This is for students going into 1st-8th grades. A supply list for incoming kindergarten students is attached.
Participation in this program is not required. If parents would like to shop on their own, grade level supply lists can be found on  our website.
If you have any questions, contact  Jill Buchmann .
Last Minute Notes From The Health Room

Medication: Thank you to all of you who sent in medication for your children this school year. Unfortunately, we are unable to keep the medication for use in the next school year. For safety reasons, we require all medication be picked up by a parent or guardian at the conclusion of the school year.
 
Health forms are found on the website. If you know you will be sending prescription medication in with your child next year, you may print off the "Administration of Medication by School Personnel" authorization form (in the health forms section, under the parents tab, on the homepage) and have it signed by your healthcare provider this summer. (This includes emergency medication.) If you plan to send in new over-the-counter medication for your children in the fall; the same form is used, but only a parent signature is required.
 
Seventh Grade Immunizations: A reminder, the state of Ohio now requires two vaccines before students enter seventh grade, one dose of Dtap and one dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine. Thank you to all of you who have returned their immunization documentation. If any further documentation is required for your child, we have sent home letters with specific documentation required for him/her. We realize some of you will have appointments over the summer and hope this will be helpful.
 
Please feel free to contact us at any time. 
Elizabeth Pyles and Robyn Pope 624.2191
Thank you again for a great year; have a safe and fun summer. It has been our privilege to care for your children.
Save The Date: AngelsFest Is June 8, 9, 10

The festival is the parish's largest fundraiser. You'll find plenty of food and drinks, rides, and games for adults and children of all ages. There is also live entertainment all weekend long!
 
Festival Schedule
Friday:  7:00pm-12:00am
    Live Entertainment:  Nick Netherton Band
Saturday:  6:00pm-12:00am
    Live Entertainment:  Marshall Street Project &  Naked Karate Girls
Sunday:  4:00pm-9:00pm
    Live Entertainment:   2nd Wind
    Also, featuring princesses and superheroes from  Party Princess Productions on Sunday.
Volunteers Needed
AngelsFest is our parish's largest social function of the year. AngelsFest is also our largest fundraiser, providing essential income for our parish budget. For the event to be successful, we need hundreds of volunteers. Volunteer needs vary in regards to interest/experience, time of commitment, and work provided. We still need to fill more than 150 volunteer spots.
Click here to work in one of our adults booths; these include adult games, a couple food booths, split the pot and the jewelry booth. Setup and cleanup shifts are also  listed here.
If you are interested in working in a Children's Game Booth, click here. Children over 14 are welcome to work a game (excluding the ticket booth) without adult supervision. The children's games committee is also asking for donations of blow pops, tootsie roll pops, rings pops, fruit snacks, and french chews. The items can be donated in the school or rectory office.
Thank you for doing your part to make AngelsFest a success!
Bid-N-Buy News

Pre-Register for the Online Auction
AngelsFest is holding the Bid-N-Buy online. It is a great way to include people who may not be able to attend the event. This electronic bidding allows you to view items online before the festival begins. You can then bid from your computer or cell phone at the event, from home, or even while on vacation. This platform allows you to set customized notifications which tell you that you've been outbid or you can set a limit and the system will automatically keep bidding for you up to that point. 
Go online now to pre-register your mobile phone, tablet, or computer so you are ready to bid at the festival. After you register, you will then receive two texts; one with confirmation you are registered, one with your PIN and a link to your 
personalized auction page. You need your PIN to view your site. Hold on to this PIN until after the festival weekend. If you have any questions, contact  Liz McElroy

Parish Parties
We are looking for some new faces to host parties for the parish. Examples of parties we've thrown in the past include a Card Party, Monster Mash, Ladies Night Out, 80's Party, Scavenger Hunt, and much more.
Want to throw a party? Grab a group of friends/couples and come up with a theme on your own (can be very simple/casual) and fill out the attached form and send it in to the office marked ATTN BNB PARTIES.
If you have questions or  if you want to be part of a hosting committee but don't want to come up with the theme just email  Margaret Dunn.

Thank You to our BNB Sponsors

Donations Needed for Jewelry Booth
The Youth Ministry members are collecting jewelry to be sold at the annual Guardian Angels parish festival jewelry booth. If you have any pieces (earrings, necklaces, ANYTHING!) that are just taking up space in your jewelry box, please consider sending them in to be deposited in the baskets in the church, school/rectory offices, or outside the youth office. We also accept jewelry boxes, displays, etc. Thank you for helping us support the work of our parish!
Thank You Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

          Red Sponsors:
          Bachman's, Inc
          EME Fence Co Inc
White Sponsors: 
          Geo H. Rohde & Son
Coins +
          Hemmer
Goddard School- Anderson Twp
          Pediatric Dentistry of Anderson
          Penn Station
 
In-Kind Donors
A&A Safety
Janell Inc. Concrete & Masonry
Patriot Signage
Academy Rentals
Messer Construction
Queen City Propane
Archbishop McNicholas HS
Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

Boosters News

Guardian Angels/OSYSA Soccer Camp
Once again Ohio South Youth Soccer Association will be offering a soccer camp for GA students and parishioners. This camp will run from  July 23-26, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00-9:00pm at Armleder Park. It will be run by Jack Hermans, an ex-professional player from Holland. Jack was also the head coach at Xavier University from 1990-2004. He has worked with the Ohio South Olympic Development Program and trains various soccer clubs in Greater Cincinnati. He was voted "Coach of the Year" in 1985 by the Cincinnati Enquirer while coaching at Anderson High School. In 1994 Jack led his college team to a Midwestern Collegiate Conference Title. He was inducted into the "Ohio Hall of Fame" for soccer in 2007. Jack holds the prestigious Dutch Full Badge and USSF A-license. He holds a M.ED from
Xavier University. Each year Jack works with more than 1200 youth soccer players.
For more information or a registration form please contact  Chris Beerman.

Boys & Girls Golf
Registration for GA Fall Golf is open. Fall Golf is open to all incoming 6-8th grade girls and boys. Golfers should have knowledge of the game and understanding of match play. Practices are on Saturday mornings with matches throughout the week. The fall golf season runs August through early October. Please contact  Jim Costello or  Mike Montanas to learn more about our program or summer development opportunities. You can register on the  Boosters' website.

UC Volleyball Camp
Dates for UC/GA VB camp at GA are July 30, 31, and August 1. Camp for incoming students in grades 3-5 will be in the morning; camp for grades 6-8 is in the afternoon.
Teacher Tutors Available for the Summer
 
GA teachers are available this summer to help students review what they learned this year and make sure they are prepared for the next grade in the Fall. You have flexibility to schedule a tutor for the entire summer or for just a few weeks before school starts. Attached is a  flyer with more information.   
Corpus Christi Procession at GA June 3rd
 
For almost eight centuries, Catholics throughout the world have celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of their towns and cities. In keeping with this beautiful tradition, all are invited to our own Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, June 3rd after the 12:00 Mass. This procession will go from Guardian Angels Church along Cambridge to Beacon before returning to GA for Benediction. Please join us with your families in giving public witness to our faith and our love for Jesus Christ both here in our community and in unison with our brothers and sisters in every country!
2nd Grade Girl Scout Troop
 
If your daughter is interested in joining the Girl Scout troop for incoming 2nd graders for the 2018-2019 school year please email Melissa Clissold. More detailed information regarding registration, meeting times and events will be available over the summer. 
Save the Date: Kinder-Cocktails
 
Parents of incoming kindergarten students are invited to Kinder-Cocktails on Friday, August 24th. The happy hour event at the GA Pavilion is a great way to meet more GA parents. More information is attached.
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will attend our final Mass of the school year Friday, June 1st at 9:00am.
 
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
Forest Hills & Milford Busing For 2018-2019
Any family planning to use Forest Hills School District, Milford School District, or New Richmond EVSD buses for the 2018-2019 school year must complete the private and parochial transportation request form, which can be found on our website. This form should be submitted directly to the Forest Hills Transportation office no later than June 30th. It can be mailed, faxed,or emailed; details are on the form. One form is required for each child planning to ride the bus. The form for Milford students is due by June 11th Do not return these forms to GA
Monster Mash Volunteers Needed for 2018 Event
Our parish Halloween event is in need of some new volunteers. The Monster Mash takes place in October. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Amy Armstrong Smith.

Volunteer Commitment:
  • 1-2 Meetings, most work is done via email
  • Must be willing to setup on Friday, October 26th and work the event on October 27th.
Junior High Vocation Retreat
On Friday evening through Saturday afternoon,  June 8-9, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood is hosting a junior high vocation retreat, "Cast Out Into the Deep," for young men in grades 6-8. The retreat offers the opportunity to learn more about various male vocations in the church, pray in adoration and Holy Mass and meet priests, seminarians, and other young men exploring their call. There will also be time for recreation. For more information, contact Tom or register online.
 
Find GA News On Facebook
You can stay up-to-date with GA news over the summer by liking us on Facebook! Guardian Angels uses our Facebook page to keep families informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish. 
Facebook has changed how you see information from the pages you follow. These changes mean you will see fewer posts from Pages you like, including Guardian Angels. That means you have to do more than just Like our page to see our updates in the future. If you want to make sure you continue to 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.
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. 
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. 
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!
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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