Parish Newsletter January 2020
Join Us For Guardian Angels School Open House on Jan 26th
Our Guardian Angels School Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 26th  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 also visit with our Religious Education staff in the undercroft to learn more about Bible Camp, Camp GAudeo, the youth ministry and vocation awareness programs coming up in 2020. You can RSVP for Open House here . Enrollment for kindergarten through eighth grade for 2020-2021 opens at our Open House . Open House kicks off Catholic Schools Week; this year our theme is "GA is 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!
Preschool and pre-kindergarten registration and re-enrollment is open now to current Guardian Angels School and Parish families. We absolutely expect all preschool and pre-kindergarten classes to fill again this year. Current GA school and parish families have first priority in registering and re-enrolling but we recommend completing the process as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Last year our preschool and pre-k classes filled very quickly. There are only 9 open spots available for preschool and 4 for pre-k for the 20-21 school year. If there are spots available after this early enrollment period, we will open registration up to the community at our school Open House event on January 26th. At that point, spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Preschool registration materials are available on the preschool page of the school website.
Scholarships Open to Guardian Angels School Families
Guardian Angels School will begin accepting scholarships provided through the EdChoice Scholarship Program and the EdChoice Expansion Program for the 2020-2021 school year.

The EdChoice Scholarship Program provides state-funded scholarships to students who live in neighborhoods for designated public schools (the designation includes specific schools, not entire districts). The state has expanded this list of designated schools to include several local public schools. Families who live in neighborhoods covered by these individual schools can apply for a $4,650 scholarship to use towards tuition at a private school (Guardian Angels). It is important to note that this scholarship is only for incoming students who do not currently attend a private school. However, incoming kindergarten students of current Guardian Angels school families (living in one of these designated public school areas) can apply for the scholarship. Click here for the complete list of designated public schools.

The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship is an income-based program for families in grades KDG-6 who have an income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Families of students currently enrolled at Guardian Angels can apply for this scholarship, unlike the traditional scholarship described above.

The priority application period for the EdChoice scholarships begins February 1 and concludes April 15 . Application forms/materials will be made available by the Ohio Department of Education at the end of January. We will make these available in the school office and also on our school website. Ahead of time, families of students intending to apply for the EdChoice scholarship must first be accepted to Guardian Angels School based upon our admission standards.

The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 elementary school (K-8) tuition assistance grants. The Catholic Education Foundation tuition aid program became a reality for the 2017-2018 school year through the One Faith, One Hope, One Love Capital Campaign. Due to the generosity of local parishes, including ours, the Catholic Education Foundation will again be able to offer over $2,000,000 in financial aid! I strongly encourage families to apply for tuition assistance through the Catholic Education Foundation. All families who plan to apply for financial assistance from Guardian Angels must first apply for assistance from this source. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. Last year, over $20,000 was given to Guardian Angels families from the Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund. 

To learn more and apply, please visit the archdiocese's tuition assistance page .  

If you have any questions, please contact our school principal, Corey Stoops .
Our Parish is Hiring!
Guardian Angels Parish is hiring for two full-time positions. We are looking for a Business Manager and a Parish Administrative Assistant. Requirements for both positions can be found on our website. If you are interested, please send your resume to businessmanager@gaparish.org.
Fish Fry Fridays Start Next Month
Guardian Angels hosts a fish fry dinner every Friday during Lent in the undercroft from 5:00-7:30. There is no Fish Fry 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 will be available for parishioners in Room B. There is also a craft corner for children. Children must be attended by an adult at all times.

We do need volunteers to help work each week of the event. Please contact Marianne Glassmeyer if you would like to volunteer.
Guardian Angels Follies Presents: Follie the Yellow Brick Road
Save the dates for the 2020 Angels Follies Performances of Follie the Yellow Brick Road ! Show dates are April 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25;all performances are at 8:00pm except for April 19th which is at 3:00pm.
Tickets will be available online through the  Follies website .
 
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.
 
Stay up-to-date with news about this year's production through the  Follies Facebook page .
Online Offertory Giving Available
As Guardian Angels Parishioners make a pledge commitment for the coming year through the Stewardship campaign, we want to make sure you know online giving is available.

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 .
Amazon Shopping Supports GA
If you're shopping online, remember y ou can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at Amazon.com! GA is a participant in the AmazonSmile Program. You can  sign-up   to have a portion of your purchase 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 smile.amazon.com page of the site for GA to receive the benefit.  
Other News
Family Rosary
GA is blessed to have Eucharistic Adoration almost every Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. We begin those hours with the Family Rosary at 3:00pm. We say 5 decades of the rosary and rotate which mysteries we pray based on the day of the week or the liturgical season. It takes about 20 minutes.

We will be praying each week for our Guardian Angels school and parish community. ALL ages welcome. 

Please sign-up here if you would like to participate.
Stay Connected with GA on Social Media
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. 
Guardian Angels is active on several social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Facebook serves as our primary social channel to keep families informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish.  If you want to make sure you see information posted through the Guardian Angels page, please make sure you  go to our Facebook 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.

You can also follow us through our  Twitter page .

And new this year: we've just launched an Instagram account !

You will also be able to find links to our social media channels at the bottom of every parish newsletter.
Have News to Share?
If you are part of a parish organization and have news you would like to share with our community, please email Tiffany Strah. To be included in next month's newsletter, your information must be received by the last Monday of this month.