Wednesday Herald
April 17, 2019
Principal's Message
I wish everyone a blessed Holy Week as we look forward to Easter Sunday! Enjoy your time on Spring Break and I look forward to everyone returning on April 29. Once we return, we will begin the final push of the 2018-2019 school year! This is a very fun time of the year, full of many meaningful and eventful activities!

God Bless,
Corey
School News
GA Presents Discussion on Teen Substance Abuse
Parents and students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 8, from 6-7:30 pm for Navigating the Teenage Brain: A Discussion on Teenagers and Substance Use presentation with Psychiatrist, Dr. Larry Graham from Mercy Behavioral Health. This discussion is important, especially for our 8th graders as they move into summer and transition to high school. Let's send them off with some positive strategies for coping with social pressures related to substance use that surround them. Please use this link to sign up to attend.
Halo Hustle is May 17th
Mark your calendars for the GA 5k - The Halo Hustle! Our 12th annual 5k event will take place May 17th at 6:30pm and includes a run/walk, kids fun course, and a post-race party!
 
Join us for a scenic 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington with music and fans cheering you on along the way. Stay for the after-party and awards ceremony to enjoy live music by the Marshall Street Project , food trucks, beverages, and kids entertainment which includes a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course! All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels School.
 
New for 2019:
  • Refer a Friend! If you refer at least 3 friends, you will receive $10 back on your registration!
  • Start or join a team! Do you have a student at GA? Join his/her homeroom team so the class can win a pizza party! 
  • Post-Race Party Only! Not into 5Ks? No problem! You can still support the school and join the party, Don't miss out on the live music, great food, and mingling with your friends.

Online registration is now open! You can sign-up here .

If you are interested in sponsoring the Halo Hustle, please email  Nicole Schneider  or  Christine Ackerman .
Volunteers Needed for 2019 Monster Mash
The Monster Mash Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the event for October 26, 2019. Also we are looking for someone who would take over as chair of the event starting in 2020-2021 school year. This event is easy to organize and requires a small time commitment (perfect for any parent who wants to be involved). If interested please contact Amy Armstrong Smith .
Order School Supplies For Next Year Now
Orders for School Supply Kits are now being accepted. This offers a convenience for parents to have all of your child's needed items collected and ready for the start of class.
 
Orders must be placed  online  by May 31st. Supply kits will then be mailed to GA and ready for pick-up from Room 4 in the school on Sunday, August 18th after the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses. If you have any questions, please email  Jill Buchmann .
 
Participation in this program is not required. If parents would like to shop on their own, grade level supply lists are available on our website .
Spring Cleaning & Family Mission Trip
The Family Mission Trip is looking for gently used t-shirts to create bags for St. Vincent de Paul. The bags will be given to neighbors to carry home food, produce and toiletries from the GA food pantry. This is a nice way to recycle, save the environment and help a neighbor in need! Boxes for t-shirt donations will be in the Religious Education hallway from April 15 - May 3 . Remember the bags will be used for food, and need to be in good condition (no holes, please!). Adult sizes preferred.

Guardian Angels Parish is gearing up for its 5th annual Family Mission Trip to Frenchburg, KY on June 13-16 . This family-friendly mission trip will include service projects for all ages and skill levels. Projects may include construction, landscaping, painting, crafting, food preparation, and visiting the sick or elderly. See the Family Mission Trip Flyer for more information.

Registration deadline is May 1 . You can register here.

For more information about our family-friendly parish Mission Trip please contact Anne Jones .
PTA News
Volunteers Needed for Kindergarten Screenings
The PTA is looking for a few volunteers to welcome Kindergarten students and their families for their Kindergarten screening on May 1st and 2nd. The screenings will be held on May 1st and 2nd. Volunteers are needed on May 1st from 7:45-12:00 and 12:45-3:00 and on May 2nd from 7:45-12:00. You can sign-up to volunteer online . Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give. Please contact Angie Smith   or Megan Dalton   with any questions.
After School Enrichment Opportunity
May Magic!  Gr. K-8        
Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22 2:45-4:00pm
50 includes all supplies and snack               
End the school year by making your own painted paper kite collage, some clay bugs, and a unique tissue paper flower bowl. Depending on grade & desire of participants, each project will have different choices & level of difficulty.

A flyer is attached with more information; you can sign-up online .
Boosters News
Boosters Golf Outing is May 24th
Participate in the Golf Outing
If you're looking to kick off the Memorial Day weekend the right way, come join the Golf Outing! This is a great way to get to know the GA Boosters Family. Whether you have a team of four or are looking to meet some new people, you can sign-up online to play on Friday, May 24th . Lunch will be provided starting at 11:00am followed by the shotgun start at noon. There's great prizes to win and you're sure to have a lot of fun at the largest Boosters fundraising event.
 
Sponsor the Golf Outing
If you are a business owner or decision maker for your company's marketing dollars, this is a great way to get your company's name out among the GA community. You can contribute online  or you can send a donation to the office. 
 
Volunteer at the Event
If golf isn't your thing, come out and meet the GA golfers in a volunteer capacity. You are bound to meet a lot of great people and help us to make this another successful Booster event. We will post a link to the signup genius in the upcoming weeks. 
2019 Girls Fall Volleyball Registration Now Open
Registration for Girls Fall Volleyball, incoming 3-8 graders is now open! Registration is available on the Athletics Boosters website
 
2019 Fall Girls Season Volleyball evaluations will be held sometime during the last two weeks of May. We plan to hold several combined boys and girls' volleyball clinics in May. Stay tuned for more information!
UC Bearcat Summer Volleyball Camp to be held at GA
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 parish center for all boys and girls in incoming grades 3-9th (current 2-8th). This year’s camp will be lead by U.C. Head Coach Molly Alvey, Philip White and the University of Cincinnati Volleyball Players!
Guardian Angels hosts the ONLY grade school satellite volleyball camp offered by U.C.!
All sessions held at the Guardian Angels Parish Center. Registration is available through the Athletics Boosters website. Registration is open to all boys and girls incoming 3rd grade through Freshmen.
Session 1 incoming 3-5th July 29-31 9am-11:30am 
(bring your brown bag lunch with the Bearcat players at 11:30-noon)
Session 1 Fee: $90 includes tee
Session 2 incoming 6-9th July 30, 31, August 1, Noon-3pm
Session 2 Fee $110 includes tee
2019 Football & Cheer Registration Open Through April 30th
Registration is now open for all students interested in playing football or cheerleading for Guardian Angels next year. Registration is available on the Athletics Boosters website through April 30th . When registering, make sure you enter your child's grade level for the 2019-2020 school year.
Parish News
Peanut Butter Ministry Chair Needed
The Peanut Butter Ministry is looking for someone to chair the group. This person would help make the sandwiches every Tuesday morning, keep the driver and member schedules up-to-date, be available to deliver the sandwiches downtown and the baked goods to Newtown if the regularly scheduled driver does not show up, be sure there is enough peanut butter in our storeroom, write thank-you notes to people who donate money, and be sure everything runs smoothly, especially when someone cannot deliver or pick up the bread or the baked goods. If interested, please email Carol Cloud .
Family Rosary Each Thursday
Every Thursday, our parish hosts Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 3:00-9:00pm in the church. We are looking for individuals, families, classes or other groups who would be interested in leading our Family Rosary, which begins our time of prayer. Anyone who is interested may sign up using this link .
Guardian Angels Follies: Hooray for Folliewood
GA Follies presents  Hooray for Folliewood   April 26, 27, 28, May 3, and 4  . This will be the group's 56th production!

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door. All shows begin at 8:00pm except for the April 28th performance which begins at 3:00pm.

Guardian Angels Follies is a Parish Service Organization that has been dedicated to raising funds for the Guardian Angels Church and School for more than five decades. Funds raised have helped bring to life projects such as the Science Lab, Parish Center, student scholarship fund, steeple lighting and many more.


AngelsFest is June 7, 8, 9
Our annual parish festival will be held June 7, 8, and 9 . AngelsFest is the parish's largest fundraising event of the year! You will find plenty of great food and drinks, rides, and games for adults and children of all ages. We will also have live entertainment all weekend long!
Festival Schedule:
Friday: 7:00pm-12:00am
   Live Entertainment: Vintage Gear
Saturday: 6:00pm-12:00am
   Live Entertainment: Marshall Street Project 
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
   Live Entertainment: The Sly Band
We will also have a golf ball drop from the football field on Sunday.

Volunteers Needed!
We are asking that volunteers choose an area for which they wish to volunteer from our  online sign-up . These volunteers will be placed in booths in the next few weeks. As we get closer to the festival, a more comprehensive sign-up link will be placed on this page with specific booths and time slots to work in those booths.
Bid-N-Buy
Don’t let the Easter bunny be the only one to deliver treats! Please consider donating to AngelsFest Bid-N-Buy.  You can send your donations to the rectory, school office, or the Religious Education office.
Some Basket Bonanza ideas we are working on include:
  • Can You Dig It? (gardening, outdoor landscaping tools)
  • Par for the Course (golf)
  • Cheer, Cheer for Cincinnati! (Reds, Bengals, Cyclones, FC Cincinnati)
  • Spring Cleaning is in the Air (cleaning products)
  • Reel it In (fishing)
  • S’MORE Nights Under the Stars (camping)

The Amazon Wish List is also up and running. You can  view that list here . Please make sure to include your name and address with any donation so we can send you a thank you note and tax receipt form. You can also use the wish list to get ideas - just let Kay Froehlich know if purchase elsewhere and she’ll take the item off the list.

We will also happily accept any ready-made baskets and gift cards.

Parties by Parishioners
If you or a group of friends would be interested in hosting a party, please contact Kay Froehlich . Please use the attached form to set up your event. You'll need your party theme, description, desired date, and estimated cost. The forms can be sent to the school or the rectory.
Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors!
We want to thank those companies who have signed on to sponsor AngelsFest this year! Baird - Private Wealth Management, Bolan Capital Management, Pinnacle Paving & Sealing Inc, and T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home are our Gold Sponsors for the event.

We have three sponsorship opportunities available for any other business owners who also want to support our event. Besides generating funds for our parish, a sponsorship is also a great opportunity to get your business name in front of our GA community! You can find more information and a sponsorship form on our website .
2019 Gold Sponsors
Roar Into Vacation Bible School
Life is wild for kids – full of ups and downs and twists and turns. At ROAR VBS, kids will deepen their friendship with a mighty, loving and good God who empowers them to boldly face life’s challenges.
 
Bible Camp runs from Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th , 9:00am until 12:00pm each day.
 
Children ages 5-8, (incoming kindergarten through incoming 3rd grade) are welcome to attend.
 
The cost for GA Bible Camp is $45 per camper. Included in this fee is a GA bible camp t-shirt, snacks and crafts! We will have music, story time and games all week long.
 
The Registration Form and Archdiocese Release Form may be found on the Religious Education page of the parish website . A separate registration form and release form must be completed for each child.
Camp GAudeo
Camp GAudeo is coming on June 24-28 ! This fun summer camp is held at the parish and is open to students (of any school, church or faith) currently in grades 5-8. Activities include Field Day, Castle Skateland, Run Jump-N-Play, Coney Island, service projects, and more. Cost is $110 per student through the month of April, with scholarships available. Please note that the cost will increase to $125 per student for late registrations in the month of May . Visit the Camp GAudeo website for details or registration, and pass along the invitation.  
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in grade level Masses during the  week of April 29th.
These Masses begin at 8:15am. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: Grades 4-5
Wednesday: Grades 6-8
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.  
Reminders
Box Tops Collections
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 will be picked up 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! 
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, April 29th. A   complete schedule for the school year is attached.   .
School 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, www.gaschool.org , 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.  
Amazon Shopping to Support GA
You can now support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at Amazon.com! 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 smile.amazon.com 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.c
Helpful Links
Stay Connected
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. Guardian Angels uses our Facebook page 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 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 .
Other Opportunities for GA Families
McNicholas Future Rockets Fest
All students in grades 5-7 are invited to McNicholas High School's Future Rockets Fest on May 3rd . This event is led by Student Ambassadors and is FREE! You can find more information on the McNicholas website .
Guardian Angels School
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