Wednesday Herald
April 3, 2019
Principal's Message
Last week, Guardian Angels was able to host Susie Gibbons, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, as well as Cindy Hardesty, regional director. They were very impressed with the community and culture present in our school, and the students went out of their way to make them feel welcomed! Please join me in thanking Susie and Cindy for visiting our school and continue to pray for them as they lead our Catholic Schools Office.

God Bless,
Corey
School News
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 .
Thank You!
A heartfelt thank you to our students and teachers for the huge donation of cleaning supplies to the GA St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in honor of St. Joseph. Our neighbors in need are truly thankful, as toiletries and cleaning supplies are unable to be purchased with government assistant funds. The supplies are wonderful, but it's really the feeling that somebody cares (especially children) that brings hope to the families we serve. Each and every one of you makes an enormous difference in their lives.
Thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.
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 .
Boy Scout Mulch Sale
The Annual Boy Scout Troop 445 Mulch Sale has begun. This is our 6th year for selling mulch. The scouts earn money for troop campouts and summer camp. This is our only fund raiser of the year. Our delivery dates for this year are April 26 and 27 . The order form is attached , or you can come see us at Guardian Angels Fish Fry. Orders must be postmarked BEFORE April 15th . If you have any questions, please email Michael Bursk .
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 .
PTA News
Staff Appreciation Week: April 8-12
We are excited to spoil our staff to show our appreciation for all they do. If you would like to donate to help make this week special and run smoothly for our teachers and staff, please follow this link .
After School Enrichment Opportunities
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 .

Life Skillz 101 Grades: 3-6
Mondays April 8 & 15 from 2:45 - 4:45pm
Through interactive role play and fun hands-on activities, students will learn the meaning of manners and respectful behavior. Topics include table manners at home, at a nice restaurant, and at a family gathering. We will also explore manners in public places. We will help them understand personal space, and how to respect people who have disabilities. Other topics will also include manners when hosting or attending a party, playdate or sleepover, and how to write a thank you note! Your kids will come home excited to set the table!

A flyer for Life Skillz is attached . Registration is available on the Enriching Kidz website .
Boosters News
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 .
Fish Fry Fridays
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 available for parishioners in Room B. There is also a craft corner for children. All crafts are $1 or less; please bring cash to the craft corner. Children must be attended by an adult at all times.

PTA is in charge of running the Bake Sale Table  at each Fish Fry. They are looking for people who will make/donate baked goods for the table. They also need volunteers to work the bake sales. You can sign-up to do either here . If you have any questions, contact Margaret Dunn .
40 Days for Life
Over the past years Guardian Angels parish has volunteered to cover two of the 40 Days for Life event 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 fill the hours in between.
 
Please consider joining us as many of our “regulars” can no longer participate mainly for health reasons. Sign up at  40daysforlife.com/cincinnati  or on the bulletin boards in the gathering space.  The next GA date is Wednesday, April 10th . Questions? Problems signing up? Contact  Luann Rowekamp A flyer for the campaign is attached  
Wigs for Kids Community Service Opportunity
Tired of giving up the same old thing for Lent? Want to make a real sacrifice that will make a difference in the life of a child AND earn six hours of community service? Join us Thursday, April 11, from 3:00-6:00pm in the Guardian Angels Cafeteria and donate 12 inches of hair to Wigs for Kids . Not enough hair to donate? Stop by, learn about Wigs for Kids.. For more information, please email Kay Froehlich .
BONUS: Your new hair style will look great on Spring Break 2019!
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.
Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors!
We want to thank those companies who have signed on to sponsor AngelsFest this year! 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
Family Mission Trip - June 13-16
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.

Questions? Please email Anne Jones.
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 8th.
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 8th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, April 8th. 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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6539 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230