Wednesday Herald                                                             September 6, 2017
A Message From Mr. Stoops

Listed below are members of School Council for the 2017-2018 school year. The primary concern of the School Council is the spiritual and intellectual development of the children of Guardian Angels Parish from preschool through eighth grade. The role of Council is consultative, in accord with the constitution of the Parish Pastoral Council. School Council is dedicated to assisting the Principal of the school in the proclamation of Jesus Christ through their discussion of policies and overall vision as surfaced by the Principal. The President for School Council is also a member of the Ed/Faith Board. This year, the Chair for School Council is Jenny Dorich. Tentative goals/objectives for School Council members for the school year are to assist in the re-accreditation process, analyze class sizes, and other items as determined by the committee and principal. Please reach out to a committee member to express any concerns or issues you may have throughout the school year.

Role/Year of Council
Grade Level of Children
Assistant Principal
President- 3
Vice President- 2
1, 3, 4, 7
Faculty Representative-1
6, 8
3, 5
KDG, 3
2, 3
1, 5
2, 5
5, 7
3, 4

God Bless,
Volunteer Opportunities

Guardian Angels is looking for a skilled photographer to document wonderful things happening around our campus. You do not have to be a professional photographer, just someone who loves taking pictures and is able to capture great moments. The opportunities vary but include parish and school functions/activities and include weekend, evening, and daytime events. So there is an opportunity to fit any schedule! If you are interested, please contact Tiffany Strah

Heavenly Cafe
Parents are needed in the cafeteria to help wipe tables and assist children during their lunches. You can work once or twice a month or more, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You are welcome to bring small children with you. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. If you are interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please sign up via this link . If you have any questions, please contact  Katie Durstock .

School Office
The school office is in need of a volunteer to work the front desk to answer the phones and watch the front door. A volunteer is needed consistently on Fridays from 12:00-1:00pm. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Jill Buchmann.
New GA Spirit Wear Sweatpants

The 8th grade will be selling sweatpants for all grades with the "Angels" logo down the side.  They have been approved to wear for "out of uniform" days. These are the ONLY sweatpants approved to wear on out of uniform days.The pants will be available to view in Room 4 today, tomorrow, and Friday from 2:30-3:00. If you can't see the pants in person, here are sizing charts: youth sizing and  adult sizing. If you have questions, please contact Bridget Fesemeier or Carmen BrunnerOrders will be taken until September 29th. This is a one-time order with the proceeds going toward the 8th grade's trip to DC. Click here for the order form.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection
Dear Parents,
Guardian Angels School is organizing a Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort.  We are asking specific grade levels to donate specific items:
K, 1, 2:  Bandaids
3, 4, 5:  Toothbrushes
6, 7, 8:  Deodorant
Everyone/Staff/Teachers:  Toothpaste
These items will be collected and taken to Matthew 25 Ministries. The collection will go through September 15th. We are trying to collect a 1000 items.  Please donate if you are able.
Thanks so much,
Hurricane Harvey Relief Crew 
Mio's Monday September 11th
Celebr ate the new school year with Mio's Pizza! Mio's in Mt. Washington (corner of Sutton and Salem) will donate a portion of sales Monday, September 11th 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!
Car Wash September 17

The 8th grade is having a car wash  next month to help raise money for the class DC trip next Spring. The car wash will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 8:30am-1:30pm in the upper parking lot at McNicholas High School. Any donation is accepted and much appreciated! Thank you from the Class of 2018! 
2017 Servathon - Labor of Love on September 29th

Your student(s) should have come home with 15 Servathon fliers late last week. Please try to get them filled out and mailed as quickly as possible. If you need additional fliers or would like an electronic version, please email
Your support in our annual Servathon is greatly appreciated and will have a direct impact in helping Guardian Angels School thrive.
Additional information will come out next week explaining each class' activity for the Servathon and requesting volunteers the day of the Servathon.
125th Anniversary Celebration

Everyone is invited to join our 125th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 1st. Archbishop Schnurr will be here to celebrate our noon Mass. A potluck lunch will follow Mass. The entrée, Eli's BBQ, will be provided; we ask parishioners to bring a side, salad, or dessert to share. You can RSVP here; we ask for an RSVP to better determine the amount of bbq needed.

To conclude our anniversary celebration on October 1st, we will have a golf ball drop on the football field. Golf balls are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. You will receive a ticket number that coincides with your golf ball(s). The ball that lands closest to the target wins.
  • $1,000 1st Place
  • $125 2nd Place
  • $125 3rd Place
Money raised will help renovate the concession area in the undercroft. Tickets are available in the parish office until September 25th. No tickets/balls will be sold after that date.
Cub Scout Information Night

Join GA Cub Scout Pack 445
Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm 
Parish Center Room 101
Cub Scouts is a family program fostering values and principles for the young men of the parish in kindergarten to 5th grades. Scout activities include camping, fishing, pinewood derby, skits, games, overnights, hiking, BB guns, archery, and more. The scout advancement programs focus on character development, personal achievement, good citizenship,     community service, sportsmanship, fitness, and building respectful relationships. The Den for each grade level meets once or twice each month to work on these advancements, and the dens assemble as the Pack once each month for fun adventures. 
Whether yours is a new Cub Scout family or one that needs more information before committing to join, we invite you to join us on Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm in the PC, Room 101, to speak with our leaders and register your son with our pack.
There will be a follow up meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30pm in PC Room 101 for a new family orientation  on our Cub Scout program at GA. Bring the whole family. While mom and/or dad are learning about our pack, the Fire Department will present the kids with fun safety demonstrations. For more information go to or contact Dave Jones.  
Other Upcoming Events

Bad Moms Night Out: September 30
The women of Guardian Angels Parish are invited to a Bad Moms Night Out. The evening includes a viewing of Bad Moms, drinks, small bites, and connecting with other GA moms. The event is Saturday, September 30th from 7:30-10:00pm at Lyceum on Berkshire Club Drive. It is $25 per person, due by September 22nd. An RSVP form is attached with more information.

Crush Cancer Weekend: October 6-8
We all know someone who has either fought cancer or is currently fighting cancer. Now, it's our time to fight for them!  The Athletic Boosters is holding its annual Crush Cancer Weekend on October 6 th  through October 8th and we are currently looking for baskets or any other item to be included in our raffle. 
We have volleyball Friday-Sunday and Football on Saturday. There will be raffles in both gyms AND the football field. 
Order a t-shirt and show off your pink while cheering on our Angles! T-Shirt order form is attached and all proceeds of this event benefit The Pink Ribbon Girls.
If you are able to help with this fight, please contact  Katie Johansen.

Monster Mash: October 28
Our Annual Monster Mash will take place 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.

Parents Night Out: Saturday, February 10
Save the Date for the PTA's Annual Parents Night Out Event to celebrate Guardian Angels Parish's 125th Anniversary. More details about the event on February 10th will be released this winter.
Music Department Events

The music department has a full year of events outlined for the upcoming year. You'll find our talented musicians at the Christmas and Spring concerts, the Spring musical, PTA Spring event, the OMEA Professional Development Conference, and more! A complete list is attached. If you have not done so already, please consider paying your $25 dues to the Music Boosters, which helps foster the musical education of all of our students.
2017-2018 Enrichment Opportunities

Many enrichment classes will be offered at GA for the 2017-2018 school year; details are attached. Some dates are still to be determined so look for those to follow. Sign-ups for the classes listed below are open now.
Legos We Do Journey   Grades: 2-3
Take a "journey" to lands far away where giants and exotic birds live, to the rough oceans where boats and seaplanes venture, and to the crowd roaring arenas for Olympic soccer games! Build these and other LEGO models that come to "life" by programming them on a laptop to move and make sounds. See attached flyer for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: iSPACE
Classes Meet:Tuesdays 10/17, 10/24, 11/7 and 11/14; 3:00pm-4:30pm
Fee:  $85
Legos Power, Power, Power Grades   Grades 4-6
Power Up some fun as students use LEGO's Motorized Mechanism kits with the Renewable Energy add-on sets to explore pneumatics and renewable energy! Design and build motorized vehicles and harness solar and wind energy to power a car. LEGO pneumatic kits allow students to ramp up the action as they explore the properties of gasses (pneumatics) to raise a scissor lift. See attached flyer for more details and registration information.   
Taught by: iSPACE
Classes Meet: Wednesdays 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 and 11/15; 3:00pm-4:30pm
Fee:  $85
Angel Players Creative Drama Class   Grades: 2-5
Angel Players is an interactive drama course. We will engage all students in fun-filled theater games designed to encourage creative expression, and improvisational activities that may (or may not) lead to a performance piece that can be shared with the rest of the group. This is NOT an organized theater production with costumes, assigned parts, and lines to memorize.  Instead, students are encouraged to explore the craft of acting in a safe, fun, and imaginative way. See attached flyer for more details and registration information.   
Taught by: Holly Leach
Classes Meet:  Tuesdays 9/19. 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10; 3:00pm-4:00pm
Fee:  $50
Kidz Home Alone Grades   Grades 4-6
Would your child know what to do if they have forgotten their house key? What if they are home alone and they are choking? This course is designed to teach your child about being home alone safely. An informative parent guide is included in the student manual, and provides an avenue for discussion between parent and child. See attached flyer for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: Enriching Kidz
Classes Meet: Mondays 10/2 and 10/9 from 2:45pm-4:45pm
Fee: $65
Computers 101   Grades: K-3
Learn the basics of computing - how to use a mouse, how to type, how to compose an email, how to look something up on the internet and more! See attached flyer for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: Skool Aid - Guardian Angels Alumnus Rob Buchheit
Classes Meet: Mondays from 3:00-4:00; 10 sessions (9/18 through 11/27, no class 11/20)
Fee: $120 Sign up online.

Chess Club Returning to GA!!   Grades: 3-5
We are very excited that Guardian Angels has been selected to participate in the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund Chess in Schools program this year. 
Classes Meet: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00; beginning 9/14 and running through the whole school year
Fee:   Free; but we ask that as a condition of your child's participation, parents agree to the conditions outlined in the attached flyer.
Sign up online; the first 14 students to sign-up will get a spot in the club.

Jewelry Making  Grades: 4-8
Learn how to make beaded bracelets and necklaces, use a crimping tool, and make scrabble tile jewelry.  See  attached flyer  for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: Nancy Bellamah
Classes Meet: Mondays from 3:00-4:10, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 and 11/6
Fee:  $50
Upcoming School Masses 

Students will participate in grade level Masses during the week of  September 11th. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: Grades 4-6
Wednesday: Grades 7-8
Thursday: Grades 1-3

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
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 6th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, September 11th . 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: September 28, October 26, November 30, January 25, February 25, 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.
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.
Other Opportunities For GA Families

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