Parish Newsletter January 2019
Join Us For Our School Open House
The Guardian Angels School Open House is scheduled for  January 27th  from 1:00-3:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other GA families and teachers, talk with administrators and help us kick off Catholic Schools Week.  You can pre-register for our Open House online . It is not mandatory that this be done in advance, but it will speed up your entry on the day of our event.

You can help us spread the word about Open House by sharing our Facebook event . We will also have yard signs in the Gathering Space to be picked up after all Masses next weekend (January 12/13). The signs are a great way to advertise our Open House.

All are welcome to join the faculty and staff for the noon Mass on January 27th followed by an Art Show presented by grades kindergarten through fifth grade, our GA Expo and a guided tour by one of our junior high students.
Catholic Schools Week
The theme of Catholic Schools Week 2019 is HALO - Honest, Accountable and a Leader to Others. As a thriving Catholic school, we strive to provide the best educational instruction and religious formation for your family. Catholic Schools Week is a wonderful time to thank God for the many blessings He gives us as well as show our gratitude to you for choosing Guardian Angels and trusting us to enrich your children’s lives! We also thank the parish for supporting our school through your donations and prayers.

Please stop by the Religious Education table at the GA Open House. We will have information about Bible Camp, Camp Gaudeo, our youth ministry program, and the Vocation Awareness Ministry. We will also offer a free raffle of religious books for all ages!  
Religious Education
The Christmas season is in full swing until the Baptism of the Lord on January 13. Check out the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website . They have great Christmas resources including a daily calendar of Christmas readings and reflections.
Volunteer Training
If you are an adult wishing to volunteer with children, you must attend a VIRTUS child protection training class in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and have an online background check submitted through their system. The next VIRTUS training session at Guardian Angels will be offered in the Undercroft on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:00-9:00pm. Anyone wishing to attend should first email safeenvironment@gaparish.org for a background check token, and then visit virtus.org to pre-register for this session. Registrations are locked 24 hours prior to the start of class, and no additional registrations or walk-in attendees will be accepted. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend and once the session begins, no one will be permitted to enter, per Archdiocesan policy.
Bid-N-Buy Needs You!
Did Santa miss the mark on your perfect gift this year? Avoid the hassle of long return lines and donate your unwanted gifts to AngelsFest Bid-n-Buy. Don’t forget to hit the after Christmas sales, too! You can send your donations to the rectory, school office, or the Religious Education office. Tax donation forms will be available at any location.

Some Basket Bonanza ideas we are working on include:
  • The WEIGHT is Over (gym/exercise)
  • There’s No Day Like a SNOW DAY (indoor fun)
  • Music to My Ears (CDs, music accessories, concert tickets)
  • and Take it to the Hoop (basketball).

We will also happily accept any ready-made baskets and gift cards. Thank you for your support! If you would like to join the planning committee or have any questions, email Kay Froehlich  or call her at 513-624-3146.
Online Offertory Giving Now Available
Online Giving is now available for Guardian Angels parishioners as an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. On the parish website, you can now set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night.
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit the parish website .
If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please email Jamie Wilmers or call her at 513-624-2200 .
Come Learn More About Guardian Angels Follies
GA Follies is hosting a Meet and Greet event to kickoff the season for its 56th production. Singers, dancers, and techies who are interested in participating in this year's Follies production are invited to attend. The Meet and Greet will take place Sunday, January 6th at 7:00pm in the Undercroft. Auditions begin January 7th. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please email gafolliesproducers@gmail.com. You can also find more information through the Follies Facebook Event .
Guardian Angels Follies is a Parish Service Organization that has been dedicated to raising funds for the Guardian Angels Church and School for 56 years. Funds raised have helped bring to life projects such as the Science Lab, Parish Center, student scholarship fund, steeple lighting and many more.

GA Follies presents Hooray for Folliewood April 26, 27, 28, May 3, and 4 .
Save the Date: 2019 Camp GAudeo is June 24-28
Knowing that summer scheduling happens early, we hope that you and your child will discuss participating in our next Camp Gaudeo (for those currently in grades 5-8). The 2019 camp will continue an excellent parish tradition that blends fun and faith for a week in June – past camps have incorporated over 100 campers and dozens of high school volunteers! Feel free to visit the Camp Gaudeo Activity Page on our parish website to see pictures from past years of camp. Adults or high school students interested in volunteering may contact the Youth Ministry Office via youth@gaparish.org.
News From Guardian Angels School
Come Learn More About Our School
We hold three types of events each year to introduce families to Guardian Angels School. All three offer a different insight so feel free to attend all of them, or choose the one that fits your needs.

Open House
As mentioned above, our Open House is scheduled for January 27th from 1:00-3:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other GA families and teachers, talk with administrators and help us kick off Catholic Schools Week.

Personal Tour
You are always welcome to call and schedule a personal tour of Guardian Angels School. You will meet with our administration to discuss the classes and programs available through GA and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. These are typically done during school hours so you can see what a typical day is like for students.
Call the school office at (513)624-3141 to schedule a tour. 

Informational Coffee
Our Informational Coffee events provide parents an opportunity to see classes in session but also talk with other current GA parents about their experience here at Guardian Angels School. We hold one of these events in the Fall and one in the Spring. Our next coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th at 9:00am. If you'd like to attend this event, please RSVP to Tiffany Strah .
News From Our PTA
Teacher Cookie Exchange
The teachers and staff enjoyed a cookie exchange before the holiday break. The GA school families provided the treats for the teachers.

365 Lotto
The 365 Lotto was a great fundraiser for PTA and we thank you for supporting it. All Money raised is going toward professional development opportunities for our teachers.  

BoxTops & Kroger Rewards
Please continue to save up your BoxTops and link your Kroger Reward Card to GA!

Teacher Wishlists
Finally, each fall the PTA asks the teachers to provide a list of things they “wish” could be in their classroom to help enrich their teaching. These are items that remain in the classrooms and are more “capital” items. Over the last few weeks, the PTA has been able to fulfill many of the teachers’ wishes. A few examples of items that the PTA has purchased are: classroom area rugs, document cameras, bookshelves, light tables, storage items, and many other teaching resources to enhance the students learning& teacher instruction. PTA is able to meet the needs of the students and teachers because of the amazing support we receive from our parents. Thank you!