Wednesday Herald                                                                       May 31, 2017
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. Below, the chorus for the song is listed; and I could not agree with the words more! 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.
All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown.
                   The moon rose through the nighttime,
'Till the daybreak comes around.
All my life's a circle, but I can't tell you why
The seasons spinning 'round again.
The years keep rolling by.

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! Thank you for sharing the gift of your children.
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. 
Last Day Of School

On June 2nd, 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 .
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

All money from your graduated student was transferred to a younger sibling. Any parent who does not have a younger child may request a refund in writing to Pmcnulty@gaschool.org
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. If you have not yet sent in $13 for your child's book, please send in payment by tomorrow, Thursday 6/1!
2017-2018 School Year Activities

As we conclude this current school, we are also looking ahead to activities scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year. Listed below are dates that have been established as we begin a new academic year.
June 13, 6:00: New Parent Orientation (Kindergarten-8th)
August 3, 6:00: New Parent Orientation (Kindergarten-8th)
August 9, 6:00: Preschool Orientation
August 15, 1:00: Meet and Greet
August 17: First Day of School 
August 29, 7:00: Meet the Teacher Night (Social Hour at 6:00)
End Of The Year Business 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.
 
The health forms on the website have been updated. 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 will be sending 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. 
Summer Reading Assignments

In order to help students maintain their skills in Reading during the summer months, all students going into grades 1-8 are asked to read one required book as listed below and keep a reading log of all the books that they read during the summer.
Each grade level Language Arts teachers will be giving specific instructions to the students in a letter to them which will be sent home on the last day of school. Copies of those letters and of the reading log will be available on our website this summer. Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Rookwood) will have the required books. You may also order the books through Book Rack at 8315 Beechmont Avenue. The books are also available at our public library.

Required Summer Reading List 
Students entering Grade 1: Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire (a Dr. Seuss Easy Reader)
Students entering Grade 2: Get Ready for Second Grade Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Students entering Grade 3: Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli
Students entering Grade 4: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Students entering Grade 5: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis
Students entering Grade 6: A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
Students entering Grade 7: Crash by Jerry Spinelli
Students Entering Grade 8: The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
Summer Art & Jewelry Making Classes

Guardian Angels will host a couple summer enrichment classes for students, taught by Nancy Bellamah or Anne Pavely.  If you are interested in your child(ren) attending, please fill out the forms below and return to school by June 1. Jewelry Making and Paper & Paint Pizzazz! will be fun and exciting classes to attend!
Kinder-Cocktails Happy Hour
 
Parents of incoming preschool, kindergarten, first, or second graders are invited to join us on  August 25th from 6:30-9:00pm at the GA pavilion for a Kinder-Cocktails happy hour (adults only). This is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow GA parents and welcome new families. Please RSVP to cdubnd@aol.com by August 18th. Please contact Christy Tuley if you have any questions. 
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.
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
Time To Register Phones To Bid In Our Silent Auction
If you have questions, email  Margaret Dunn.
Kings Treasures Jewelry Booth
Incoming Grade Level Parties For 2017-2018
Upcoming School Masses

Students will attend our last Mass of the school year on  June 2nd at 9:00am. 

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
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 by  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 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.
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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