Wednesday Herald
December 19, 2018
Principal's Message
I wish all of our GA families a very blessed holiday season! The past week has been full of many festive activities as we approach this joyful time, all helping celebrate the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our kindergarten students proudly reenacted the manger scene and sang beautiful Christmas songs during their pageant. The GA Christmas Concert displayed how musically talented our students are! Faculty members are also celebrating this wonderful season with an ugly sweater contest as well as a “secret angel” gift exchange.

This is truly a time to give thanks for all with which we are blessed. Thank you for sharing your children with us; their unique qualities make GA such a warm and welcoming place.
 
I look forward to the return of students in January and the excitement of a new year!

God Bless,
Corey
School News
Save the Date
Grandparent’s Day for Guardian Angels will be Monday, January 28 ! Additional details will be sent along with all Catholic Schools Week items after Christmas break.
Stay Up-to-Date on Your VIRTUS Training
If you are an adult wishing to volunteer with children who has not completed VIRTUS, you must attend a 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.
Parish News
Annual GA Dodgeball Tournament
Join us for the annual GA Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, January 19th at 6:00pm. It's a night of friendly competition, great food, and fellowship. No experience necessary to play. Teams will be formed randomly. Cost is $35 a person which includes drinks, food, placement on a team, and a team shirt. You can also join as a spectator for $20, if you don't wish to play. Deadline to register is January 4th. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Hosted at the GA Parish Center by the Hall and Skie families.

Go to https://www.gadodgeball.org to register or email Stephen Hall or Jay Skie . We also looking for team captains, please reach out to us if interested.

Proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Parish.
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in all school Mass on Friday, January 4th at 8:15am.

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 are picked up at the following dates:  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! 
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 2nd grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, January 7th. 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 .
Guardian Angels School
513.624.3141
6539 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230