Wednesday Herald                                                                      March 7, 2018
A Message From Mr. Stoops

It has been an intense and productive beginning to the administration of the IOWA Assessments, which began on Monday. We have assembled a comprehensive testing schedule throughout the building to establish a productive and positive learning environment which minimizes distractions. Thank you for making sure your child is at school on time and for discussing with him/her the importance of testing. Please keep our students in your prayers for continued success during this important week. Most grade levels will complete testing on Friday, and we will then begin working with students who were absent this week to make-up any missed assessments.
God Bless,
Make Sure To Complete Two-Part Re-Enrollment Process

All families were asked to re-enroll for the 2018-2019 school year by February 28. This was a two-step process: filling out the electronic re-enrollment form which was directly emailed to each family, and returning registration/technology fees to the school office. If you have not completed both pieces of the process, please do so immediately. If you did not receive the re-enrollment form electronically, or need it re-sent, contact Bob Buck. If you would like to confirm that you paid the registration and technology fees, contact Jamie Wilmers.
We are actively planning for next year and cannot include any family who has not completed the re-enrollment form or submitted the payments to the school office. Thank you for your attentiveness to this!  
PTA's Spring Gently Used Uniform Sale

The PTA's Spring Gently Used Uniform Sale will be held on Sunday, March 11th from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM in Conference Room B in the Undercroft. Remember, April 9th is the first day students can wear shorts to school, so come buy the shorts you need or consign the ones you don't!

Buyers: Stop down before or after Mass for our popular bi-annual sale. Please note this is a consignment sale and we pay our sellers in cash, so you'll need to bring small bills for your purchases. Remember - cash only!
Sellers: Start collecting your gently used and outgrown uniform and spirit wear for consignment or donation. Items for sale must be in good condition with no visible stains or defects.  Please pin an envelope to each consigned item with your name, your child's name and homeroom, and size.  If you would like to pick up your unsold items after the sale, write "RETURN" on the note. 
All unsold items not picked up at the close of the sale will be donated. All items now have a standard price unless its new with tags.

Click here for the complete detailsA collection box for items will be outside the main office from Wednesday, February 28 th through Friday, March 9 th .
For more information on how to buy and sell your items or to volunteer for this event, please contact Angela Ogonek . Set-up will begin Saturday, March 10th and volunteers get first dibs!
We appreciate your support!
Green Grub Day is March 16th

Once again the Guardian Angels School students will be collecting money for the Lenten Mission collection. On Friday, March 16th each student is allowed to wear an out of uniform shirt that is Green IF  THEY BRING MONEY FOR THE MISSION COLLECTION. Students are to wear uniform pants or skirts but may wear school appropriate out-of-uniform shirts that are green to celebrate the Emerald Isle that many of us call our ancestral home!
A minimum donation of $1 is required to participate. We are hoping to support the local charities in their unending work for the poor of Cincinnati. These people, like the real Saint Patrick, work tirelessly to care for the spiritual and physical needs of many hundreds of people, who for whatever reason, have needs they cannot meet.
Won't you help us to find the 'Pot o' Gold' at the end of the Rainbow? Please be as generous as your means will allow!
Mrs. Joan Schoenhoeft  
Religious Education Office
Donations Collected For St Joseph's Table

During the Middle Ages in Sicily, there was an exceptionally severe drought. No rain fell for an extended period of time, no crops would grow, and countless people died in the ensuing famine. The peasants prayed to God for rain, and they also prayed to St. Joseph to intercede with God on their behalf. They promised that if God caused it to rain, they would have a special feast honoring God and St. Joseph and share the bounty with the poor.
Miraculously, the rains came and the crops were planted. With the harvest, the people prepared a feast of foods from their crops. All were invited to share in the bounty. This has become known as the Tavola di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph's Table). Through the centuries, and around the world, people have used this festive table to express their thanks for favors granted through the intercession of St. Joseph.
In honor of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19th, we asked the St. Vincent de Paul Society what it needed to help our neighbors today. The items most needed are listed below by grade level. (None of these necessary items may be purchased with Food Assistance Cards.) We invite you to offer a family prayer to St. Joseph, and as a sign of gratitude for our blessings, provide an item(s) for those who count on our generosity. You may bring your offering to school, and place it on our St. Joseph's Table located in the Sixth Grade Hallway from Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th.
Thank you,
The Sixth Grade

(K) Toothpaste/Toothbrush (3) Shampoo (6) Cleansing Sprays/Sponges
(1) Liquid Dish Soap (4) Toilet Paper/Facial Tissues (7) Personal Doedorant
(2) Bath Soap (Bars) (5) Paper Towels (8) Laundry Detergent
Spring Musical is 22nd & 23rd

The Spring Musical is quickly approaching. If you are a parent of a participant, please consider volunteering to help out with practices or behind the scenes at the dress rehearsals and at one of the shows. We need lots of volunteers to make this a great production! Please click on the link to the sign-up for volunteer opportunities. It means a lot to the kids and is also a lot of fun!

Our students will perform Singing in the Rain, Jr  March 22nd and 23rd. The shows begin at 7:30pm; doors open at 7:00. Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 per adult and $6 per student. Children 5 and under are free.
Heavenly Hog Jog Is March 24

Save the date for Guardian Angels Annual GA 5K Run/Walk which will be held on Saturday, March 24th. The race begins and ends on Guardian Angels Campus at 9:00am, You can register online through March 22nd. 

New this year:
Create or join a team! A team has already been created for each homeroom. The homeroom team with the most participants receives an award. The team can include students, relatives, and friends. When you sign-up online, choose the walk, run, or sleep-in option, and then click Join Group/Team. From there, choose your child(s) homeroom from the drop down menu under the existing teams.
Fish Fry Fridays During Lent

Guardian Angels hosts a fish fry dinner every Friday during Lent in the undercroft from 5:00-7:30. Our Fish Fry event runs now  through March 23rd. There is no Fish Fry at GA on Good Friday.
Everyone is welcome! There is plenty of food for families to eat-in or carry out. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, mac-n-cheese, french fries,cole slaw, and baked goods. Senior dining available for parishioners in Room B. There is also a craft corner for children.  Children must be attended by an adult at all times. If you are interested in volunteering at our Fish Fry events, please email  Marianne Glassmeyer.

Volunteers are needed to provide baked goods at each Fish Fry to support the PTA. You may leave baked items in the undercroft at the designated table on any Friday through March 23rd. If you have questions, email Kay Froehlich.
Boy Scout Mulch Sale

The Annual Boy Scout Troop 445 Mulch Sale has begun. This is our 5th year for selling mulch. The scouts earn money for troop campouts and summer camp. This is our only fundraiser of the year. Our delivery dates for this year are April 13 & 14. The order form is attached, or you can come see us at Guardian Angels Fish Fry. Orders must be postmarked before April 6thIf you have any questions, please contact Michael Bursk .
Mother-Son Event is April 21st

Join us for our annual GA Mother-Son Event on Saturday, April 21st to watch the FC Cincinnati Soccer Team take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds!

Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: Game starts at 7:00pm
Location: UC's Nippert Stadium
Ticket cost: $15 per person

Please send money (cash or check made out to "GA PTA") and the attached form to the GA school office by March 23rd. Label envelope "GA Mother-Son Event."
Tickets will be delivered to your son's homeroom in advance of the game. Please contact Jen O'Toole or MaryBeth McCombs with questions.
2018 Football & Cheer Registration Open Through April 30th
Bandit Team - Kindergarten through 2nd Grade 
Head Coach:  Tom Gruber
Pony Team - 3rd and 4th Grades
Head Coach:  Troy Mayer
Reserve Team - 5th and 6th Grades 
Head Coach:  TBD
Varsity Team - 7th and 8th Grades  
Head Coach:  Mark Dietz
Important Dates 
Bandit Camp - July 24th / 25th
Practice Begins (all levels) -  July 26th 
Angel Bowl Mass/Event -  August 18th / August 19th 
Weekend Games Begin -  August 25th / August 26th
All home games are played on Saturday mornings/afternoons at Guardian Angels Field and GA has partnered with Mercy Health to provide an athletic trainer at all home games!

When registering, grades should be entered as next school year, 2018-2019 (NOT current grade). The GCYL ensures all players are able to participate in football. Similar to previous years, GA will have the opportunity to join forces with neighboring Catholic programs if players are needed.
You can register on the  Boosters website.
40 Days for Life

Over the past years, Guardian Angels parishioners have volunteered to cover two of the 40 Days for Life where we have someone continually praying from 7:00am to 7:00pm at Planned Parenthood's abortion facility. Many of our working parishioners try to cover our early and late hours and those available during the day may fill the hours in between.
Please consider joining us as many of our "regulars" can no longer participate mainly for health reasons.  Sign up online  or on the bulletin boards in the gathering space. The next GA date is  Wednesday, March 21st. If you have questions or any problems signing up, email  Luann Rowekamp.
Save The Date: AngelsFest Is June 8, 9, 10

The Bid-N-Buy Festival Wish Cart and Amazon Wish List Are Up!
We are back and requesting all parishioners' support for the BNB!  
The BNB Festival Cart is in the Gathering Space! It is loaded with donation request items.  Please consider taking one or more tags. The donated items can be dropped off in the rectory.  Please attach your name to your donation so we can get a donation tax form to you. 
Or, you can check out our Amazon Wish List. Anything you order off our list will ship directly to the rectory.
THANK YOU for supporting the BNB booth and another successful festival! 
Please email Liz McElroy with any questions.
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will participate in grade level Masses during the week of March 12th. 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
Save the Date: 2018 Family Mission Trip
The 2018 Family Mission Trip to Frenchburg, KY will take place on June 14-17. Mark your calendars now to join us as we spread God's love through action! Look for more details in early Spring. Questions? Email Anne Jones
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, March 12 th. 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: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, , 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.
Support GA While You Shop On Amazon
You can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at! 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 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. 
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.
Changes Coming To Facebook Pages
Guardian Angels uses our Facebook page to keep families informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish. 
In January, Facebook has announced major changes will soon be coming to your newsfeed. The changes mean you will see fewer post 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.
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!
Other Opportunities For GA Families
Summer Camps At McNick
McNicholas High School is offering a number of summer camps for students entering grades 1-9. Camps are a week long and run from June 4th through June 21st. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered. Click here for more information.
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