Wednesday Herald                                                                       May 17, 2017
A Message From Mr. Stoops
     
On Thursday, all of our new kindergarten students, registered for 2017-2018, will experience Mass for the first time at Guardian Angels School! It will be a wonderful celebration welcoming them to our school. We are blessed and excited to welcome these new students and their families to our community.      
We will also celebrate our prayer partners for this school year at Thursday's Mass. This is a meaningful program that pairs our second grade students with parishioners so they can pray for one another throughout the school year. Second grade is an important year as students celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Having their prayer partners spiritually guide them throughout these important milestones helps them recognize the importance of the Sacraments and shows them how the entire Guardian Angels Parish community supports one another in each member's faith filled journey.
Additionally, I am excited to welcome all our grandparents to school on Friday for grandparents day! It will be a wonderful celebration of very special people in our students' lives. Our prayer service will begin at 9:30. Students will meet their grandparents in the gathering space between 9:15 and 9:25. Older students will pick up younger siblings from their classrooms and walk over together. Students with names A-M should meet grandparents on the left side of the Gathering Space and students with last names N-Z should meet grandparents on the right side. Classrooms will be open for grandparents to visit following the prayer service.
Finally, I look forward to another exciting musical experience tonight at our annual Spring Concert! Students have been working very hard, and I know we will be delighted with another fantastic performance by all groups. Thank you to Mr. Diehl and Mrs. Leach for their dedication in assisting our students achieve excellent success in the Fine Arts! 
God Bless, 

Corey
Registration Payments Due Now

Parents please remember that registration payments were due on May 15th for the 2017-18 school year. Please submit your payments to FACTS as soon as possible. 
School Notes

GA Field Day Is May 26
Save the Date! This year's Field Day (for students in Grades K-7) is scheduled for Friday, May 26. If you are interested in volunteering on this day, please follow this link.

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed
We are in need of cafeteria volunteers on Tuesday May 30 and Wednesday May 31. If you are able to help from 11:00am-1:00pm in the GA Heavenly Café, please email Kate Storms

Last Day of School
On 6/2, there will be bus service in the morning for all school districts. However, only Forest Hills and West Clermont will provide bus service at the 11:00am dismissal. 
Cincinnati Public Schools and New Richmond will NOT be providing bus service in the afternoon. 
All CPS and New Richmond bus riders must be picked up from school on June 2 In addition,  there  is  no Extended Day Care as well. Please keep in mind that  dismissal on June 2nd is at 11:00am .
GA Band Plays "Ave Maria" At May Crowning

The GA school community would like to express their pride in the GA Band for embracing the project of learning a Frank Ticheli arrangement of "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert to honor Mary Mother of God at  Guardian Angels May Crowning last Thursday, May 11. Frank Ticheli's band arrangement is known as a challenging piece for young bands and is usually saved for high school age groups. You can see a video of the performance here. The Guardian Angels community takes great pride in our young musicians' accomplishment.

You can view pictures from the May Crowning on our Facebook page. Thank you to Susan Declercq for taking the pictures.
Time To Register For Bid-N-Buy
 
It is time to begin registering your phones for the upcoming online Bid-N-Buy auction at AngelsFest!  It is very simple! Even if you registered last year you must re-register your phone for this year's auction.  Click here, and then click Register For Event,  then follow the steps on the screen to register your phones.  Once registered you will receive a text message with your  PIN DO NOT DELETE THIS TEXT until after the festival. Once the auction site goes live you will get an email and you can start bidding!  
 
Student Incentives for BNB Phone Registration!
Once your phone is registered your child will be able to participate in the following incentives at school.
 
Wednesday, May 24th Out of Uniform (tops only)- phones must be registered by May 23rd.
Tuesday, May 30th: Ice Cream treat at lunch- phones must be registered by Monday, May, 29th.
*BNB can see who has registered so there is no need to submit any paperwork. The BNB will let teachers know the names of students who are participating. If you have questions, contact Margaret Dunn.

AngelsFest is June 9, 10, 11. More information about the festival is found below.
Retirement Mass For Irene Schmidt
 
We will honor Mrs. Irene Schmidt for her 16 years of service at Guardian Angels School during our Mass on May 23. Mrs. Schmidt is retiring at the end of this school year. She would like to invite her former students to celebrate this Mass with her. Mass begins at 8:15am. Mrs. Schmidt's dedication and service has been greatly appreciated.
Book Swap In The Library
 
It's hard to believe that we're already facing the end of another great school year! To celebrate, we'll be having a "Book Swap" in the library May 15-26. Clean off those home book shelves and bring in gently used books to the library to trade for new books for summer! There is no limit on the number of books brought in, but please make sure they are appropriate for our school and in good condition. For every book brought in, students will receive a ticket to trade in for another book. We'd like to have books brought to the library by Friday, May 12 but will be accepting books through the next 2 weeks. Any leftover books will be donated. What a great way to "spring clean" and get some new books for summer reading!
Mio's Monday
 
Help close out a great school year with Mio's Pizza!  Mio's in Mt. Washington (corner of Sutton and Salem) will donate a portion of sales Monday, May 22nd to the GA PTA. No set times or flyers to bring--just dine in, carry-out, or even have pizza delivered anytime that day. Thank you to Mio's and all our GA families for your support!
Girls Fall Volleyball Registration
 
The deadline to register for Girls Volleyball has been extended until Friday, May 19th. Girls entering grades 3-8 are eligible to sign-up. Evaluation dates are this month. Practices begin August 1st. There are no matches over Labor Day weekend. The regular season ends October 22nd with tournaments beginning October 26th.  Evaluation dates are below

3-5th grades: Sunday May 21
(please arrive at 340 for registration and warm up)
3rd Grade: 4:00-5:00
4th Grade: 5:00-6:30
5th Grade: 6:30-8:00
 
6-8 grades May 30-31
(please arrive at least 20 minutes early for registration)
6th Grade: 
Tuesday May 30: 5:15-7:00
Wednesday May 31: 5:15-7:00

7th Grade:
Tuesday May 30: 645-8:30
Wednesday May 31: 645-8:30

8th Grade:
Tuesday May 30: 3:45-5:30
Wednesday May 31: 3:45-5:30

The Boosters do need volleyball coaches. If you are interested, or know anyone who may be interested, in coaching, please contact Darlene Tierney.
Volleyball Camp With UC
 
Guardian Angels has again partnered with the University of Cincinnati Volleyball Program to offer a unique opportunity to train with the Division 1 Coaches and players of the UC Bearcats Women's Volleyball Program!  The Bearcats will host an All-Skills Volleyball Camp this summer right here at Guardian Angels for all boys and girls in incoming grades 3-9. More information is attached. Registration is available  online.

GA Offering Girls Golf Again This Fall
 
Girls golf will be in combination with the boys program in the Fall. This year we'd like to expand the program; adding more players and opportunities to develop skills.  We'd like to invite all 5 th , 6 th and 7 th grade girls to come out to the driving range and learn more about the program. We'll hit some balls, discuss opportunities to play in the summer and have FUN! Please bring $5 for green fees.
Join us May 21 st at 1pm Little Miami Golf Course.  If you are unable to make it but would still like to learn about the girls golf program please let us know.
Thank You

We want to thank everyone who came to the Hats and Horses Derby Party at Pearls! It was a wonderful night to watch the Derby with the Guardian Angels community. We raised over $3,000 for our parish. A special thank you to our hosts Scott and Leah Yards and Pearl's. Their kindness, generosity and effort made the event a huge success. Click here to see a few photos from the event.
Save The Date: AngelsFest Is Coming

The festival is the parish's largest fundraiser. This year it will be held June 9, 10, and 11. You'll find plenty of food and games for adults and children of all ages. We also have live entertainment every night.

Friday, June 9: Festival Hours 7:00pm-12:00am
     Live Entertainment: Devils Due, an 80s rock tribute band
Saturday, June 10: Festival Hours 5:00pm-12:00am
     Live Entertainment:  Nick Netherton Band, a country rock band
Sunday, June 11: Festival Hours: 4:00pm-9:00pm  
     Live Entertainment:  Naked Karate Girls, a professionally touring Las Vegas style dance/rock show band.  
     Also on Sunday, Party Princess Productions will be bringing some of your favorite characters to AngelsFest. Have your camera ready!
Volunteers Needed
Bid-N-Buy Donation Deadline Is May 25th
We are also welcoming donations from businesses that might offer any kind of services (for example: spa, house cleaning, home improvements,etc) vacation rentals, tickets to sporting events, theater, concerts, etc.
Have a fun theme or idea? Go for it!
The donation deadline is right around the corner. Please don't delay...donate to the BNB! Thank you so much.
If you have questions, email  Margaret Dunn.
Donations For Children's Games
Kings Treasures Jewelry Booth
Incoming Grade Level Parties For 2017-2018
Upcoming School Masses

Students will participate in an all school (K-8) Mass on May 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
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 $13.00 and is a requirement for all students to complete. Please begin sending in the $13.00 payment as soon as possible to your child's homeroom teacher. 

Please Check Lunch Accounts
Parents, please check your child's lunch account. We have numerous students with a negative or low balance on their cafeteria account. Notices have been sent home with children who have a negative balance in their account. Check your balance by clicking here
School Supply Orders For 2017-2018
It is that time of the year to think about next school year's school supplies. This year everyone who would like to order their supplies from School Tool Box can do so online. Each Spring,  the PTA works with individual teachers to create a school supply kit to purchase for the coming year. It offers a convenience for parents to have all of your child's needed items collected and ready for the start of class. Kits are delivered to school for parents to pick up before school starts. Participation in this program is not required.
This year these orders are to be placed between May 3rd and June 16th. Supplies will be available to be picked up on August 13th from 9:00am-12:30pm in the undercroft. If you are unable to pick-up your order, please make arrangements to have your order picked up. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Singleton.
Proceeds from these orders benefit the GA PTA. Additional instructions for ordering online can be found here.
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.
Girl Scouts 
Is your  daughter is interested in joining a Girl Scout troop at Guardian Angels? For the 2017-2018 school year, we will have a 3rd grade Brownie Troop, 4th grade Junior troop, and 5th grade troop. We are looking for leaders to start a 2nd grade Brownie troop. Please contact Amy Smith if you have an interest.
Join Us Each Thursday In Church
The Guardian Angels community invites you to join us for Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament each Thursday in the church. 
In the month of April, the whole Church is invited by Pope Francis to pray for our youth. Specifically, we are asked to pray that young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life. Join us as we offer a Family Rosary each Thursday at 3pm in the church for this intention and many others. 
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, May 22nd. 
The Ark Is Returning! 
It is time to sign the little ones up for this summer's Vacation Bible Camp NOAH'S ARKChildren entering kindergarten through third g rade are invited to come aboard 2 x 2 (Noah's Ark humor - they can come alone, we will find them lots of friends!)  Our four days promise to be filled with faith and fun.   
Vacation Bible Camp runs June 19TH - June 22nd with drop off at 8:45am and pick up at 12:00pm. Click here for registration and release forms. 
Camp GAudeo
Camp GAudeo 2017 registration is now open! This exciting event, held at GA on the week of June 26th-30th, will include fellowship, prayer, and fun activities (including Coney Island and Run Jump-N-Play). Go to our parish website  today to register as a camper (currently in grades 5-8), high school counselor (grades 9-12), or adult volunteer.
Box Top Collection
The Guardian Angels PTA is collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education from various consumer products. GA students can submit labels to their homeroom teachers and all parishioners can drop off labels in the special collection envelope located on the bulletin board in the Church Gathering Space.
The final pickup date for labels and box tops is May 23.
We used the funds earned to purchase indoor recess games and outdoor recess equipment. Please start collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education today and help us make this year even more successful! 

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 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.
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!
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.
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 has 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.
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  

Summer Art Workshops
Art teacher and GA Parent Leslie Pinto is now offering Saturday Art Workshops for students in pre-school through eighth grade. Taught from her home studio, students create unique masterpieces during these one-day art workshops. For a complete listing of upcoming events check out  Pinto's Picassos on Facebook or email Leslie directly. 

Laffalot Summer Camp
Registration is now open for Laffalot Summer Camps. The camps offers children 6-12 years old a week of fun activities that help them develop teamwork, learn sportsmanship, improve interpersonal skills, and build whole body coordination. The Laffalot Summer Camp held at McNicholas HS is held June 19-23. More information is attached.

Soccer Unlimited Camps
Soccer Unlimited is offering a soccer camp for GA families. This will be the third year for the Guardian Angels Camp. The camp's director is Jack Hermans, who coached at Xavier University for over 20 years. He now works with approximately 1200 kids a summer at his camps. The dates for the camp are August 14-16 from 1:00-4:00 and it will be held at Armleder Park. The cost is $60.00 and there is a 10% discount for multiple family members. You can contact Chris Beerman if you would like more information or a registration form.

CRC Offers Tennis Camps
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission offers Youth Tennis Programs throughout the summer at the Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken. Weekly camps are offered from June through early August in the mornings. More information is attached.

Chris Mack Basketball Camp
Guardian Angels students are invited to participate in the Chris Mack Basketball Camp at Xavier this summer. The camps are open to students in grades 2-9, plus there is a one-day camp for children who are 4-7 years old. A flyer with more information is  attached .

Summer Camp At Goddard School
Active and S.T.E.A.M. powered summer camps are available through the Goddard School on Nagel Road this summer.  Campers will enjoy opportunities which include neighboring Comboni's west facilities and grounds, large indoor gym, crafts, projects, gymnastics, acting, dance, sports, science, engaging visitors, and plenty of age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a few weeks or the entire summer! Click here  for more info or call the school at (513) 474-5292.

Ursuline Summer Camps
Ursuline will be holding several sports camps for girls entering grades 4-8. All the camps are run by the Varsity Head Coach. They provide an opportunity to learn in a fun and competitive atmosphere.  You can find more information, or register, on Ursuline's website.

Polaris Summer Camp For The Gifted Mind
Polaris Summer Camp is a unique camp that offers gifted children the opportunity for creative exploration in a fun and challenging environment. The camp is held at Kilgour Elementary School from June 12-16. More information is  attached.
Helpful Links
Contact
Corey Stoops, Principal
Kate Storms, Assistant Principal
6539 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.624.3141
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