Wednesday Herald                                                                   August 9, 2017
A Message From Mr. Stoops

It seems like it was just a few days ago when we were singing the Circle Song, having our Closing Ceremony, and concluding the 2016-2017 school year. Now, we are moving full speed ahead, eagerly anticipating the students' return next week! The maintenance staff has done an incredible job of making the school shine and teachers are already back in the classrooms preparing lessons, decorating, and planning exciting activities for your children. I look forward to a year full of growth, development, challenge, engagement, and success!

Please make sure to see below for all of the opportunities available to smoothly transition into the upcoming school year!

God Bless,
Back To School Reminders & Dates

We have some exciting events planned to kickoff our 2018-2018 school year. Details are below.
  • The Meet and Greet is Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-1:45.
  • Our first day of school is Thursday, August 17.
  • Our Opening Ceremony will be held at 9:00am on the 17th.
  • The first all school Mass will be held Wednesday, August 23 at 8:15am. 

  • Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 29. The social hour begins at 6:00pm in the PC Gym.
School Supplies & Toolbox Pick-Up

Toolbox orders that were placed in the Spring will be ready for pick-up on August 13th between 9:00am and 12:30pm. You may pick up your supply boxes from the Undercroft.
If you have a conflict with the scheduled pick-up time, please contact Kathy Singleton. 

If you did not order a Tool Box, you'll find school supplies lists for each grade level here.
Incoming Parties

It's not too late to sign-up for incoming class parties. If you were unable to sign up at the festival, please email your grade level party host to let them know you are coming. Bring your $15 payment on the day of the party, check made out to Guardian Angels Parish. Please do not drop off payment at the school office. The parties kicked off last week. Below is a list of future parties.
1st Grade
8/12/17  Julifs 10am-12pm 
Lead Hosts:  Bonnie Morgan &  Aubrey Badell
2nd Grade
8/12/17 Julifs 3-5pm
Lead Host:  Liz McElroy
4th Grade
8/12/17 Anderson Hills 6-8pm
Lead Host:  Sarah Lawler
5th Grade
8/10/17 Veteran's Park Time: late afternoon/early evening
Lead Hosts: Sharon Tobin &  Margaret Dunn

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Dunn.
PTA Treasurer's Report

The 2016-17 school year was another successful year for the PTA. Our thanks go out to all our
families and friends for supporting the school through our fundraisers throughout the year.

The following is a list of some of our fundraising projects and the earnings we generated for the  school year. Our fiscal year was from July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2017.
  • Spring Event $ 11,197
  • 365 Lotto $ 7,643
  • Penny Fair $ 5,514
  • Box Tops/Soup Labels $ 1,031
  • School Toolboxes $ 700
  • Fish Fry Bake Sales $ 875
  • Used Uniform Sales $ 567
  • Remke $ 322
  • Mio's Fundraiser $ 713
Additionally, our PTA Membership Drive brought in $5,405.

As we do every year, the PTA supports many important programs for the school including the
Science Enrichment program Crystal Clear Science, Everybody Counts, Catholic Schools Week,  and the Used Uniform Sale. In addition, PTA funds a $800 scholarship to an 8th grade student  who shows exemplary service to our school in honor of Lisa Ventre, a former PTA President.  PTA also provides all indoor and outdoor recess equipment through the Box Tops and Labels for  Education programs.

Our teachers are our most valuable asset to Guardian Angels. We reimburse our teachers for
classroom supplies each year and purchase higher ticket "wish list" items as well. To date, those  expenditures total close to $10,000 this year. The Teachers' Luncheons are a special treat the  PTA hosts as a "thank you" to our outstanding teachers and staff.

The Technology Fund was supported by the Kroger Card Program. To date this year, we have
raised $15,516 through the Kroger cards to ensure our computer resources remain state of the art.

The PTA is grateful for all the support of our families and we look forward to continued growth
and enrichment in the 2017-2018 school year.

Respectfully Submitted,
2016-2017 PTA Board
Kinder-Cocktails Happy Hour

Incoming preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade parents, please save the date of August 25th. You are invited to Kinder-Cocktails happy hour (adults only) to enjoy the company of fellow GA parents and welcome new families. The event is from 6:00-9:00pm at the GA pavilion. Please RSVP to Christy Tuley  by August 18th. Please contact Christy if you have any questions. 
Junior High Hoodies

There will be newly designed 7th and 8th grade hooded sweatshirts  available to purchase for the 2017-2018 school year. Order  forms will be available soon and will be due back by September 1st Sample sweatshirt sizes will be available at Meet the Teacher night on
Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 in the PC Gym.

These are the sweatshirts that the junior high students are able to wear as  part of their uniform, so consider ordering more than one if your  student wears it all the time. Remember that there is a one-time order  placed and that is it for the year!
Girl Scouts

If your daughter is interested in joining Girl Scouts, we have the following troops available:
2nd Grade Brownies: Shannon Kapp and Melissa Busse
3rd Grade Brownies: Amy Armstrong Smith , Christine Bow, Erik Augustine
4th Grade Juniors: Jan Baker and Flo Dwyer
5th Grade Juniors: Rebecca Richmond and Dani Retig
We are also looking for either kindergarten or 1st grade parents who would like to start a Daisy troop for GA. Yes, dads can be scout leaders too.

If you would like to join one of these troops, or have any questions, please contact Amy Armstrong Smith .
Monster Mash

Save the Date for our Annual Monster Mash 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.  More information will be included in future Wednesday Heralds and a ticket flyer will be sent home at the end of September.

We are looking for sponsors and volunteers to help on the committee, if interested contact Amy Armstrong Smith.
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will attend our first all school Mass of the school year on Wednesday, August 23rd 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
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.
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.
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