Wednesday Herald
December 5, 2018
Principal's Message
Last Sunday, we start a new liturgical year with the beginning of Advent. This season is a time of preparation, hope, faith, love and joy. We are asked to spend time in personal reflection, preparing ourselves for the coming of our Lord. There are many activities and events scheduled over the next weeks including the Christmas concert, kindergarten pageant, feast of the Immaculate Conception, classroom parties, and many more; however, I ask that each family spend some time each day throughout the weeks of Advent, fully preparing themselves for the coming of our Lord. Families can do this together by reading scripture, lighting candles on the Advent wreath, praying more often, attending weekday masses, helping others, or many other activities that will draw you closer as a family through your faith. I hope that God blesses each family in a special way during this inspiring season of hope.   

God Bless,
Corey
School News
Reminders
Cold Weather
Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outside recess during these colder months. Coats, hats, and gloves are highly recommended! Outside recess will occur if the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees.

Visitor Sign-In
We welcome all visitors to Guardian Angels School! As you arrive to the school, please remember to sign-in and wear a visitor’s badge. Staff has been asked to have any volunteer return to the office who is not wearing a badge. We always keep the safety of our students first.
Bagel Sale Friday
Bagel Friday! Bring your angel to school a few minutes early on Friday, December 7th for breakfast with friends. On the menu: bagels (with or without cream cheese), granola bars, and juice boxes. The sale will run from 7:25-7:55am in the main entrance hallway and each item only costs $1! All proceeds go toward the 8th Grade Washington DC trip. Thank you for your support!
Art Room News
Thank you to everyone who ordered items from our  Original Works project! Soon your child's art work will be delivered in time for a Christmas gift for someone special. Over 200 student works were sent off to be transferred onto bags, notebooks, key chains, flags, ornaments, etc. Due to this wonderful response, we can add lots of creative supplies to our art room for all to enjoy!

Mrs. Pavely needs a lot of help, once the orders are delivered! If you can come in on Tuesday, December 18 anytime between 1:00-2:30pm, before Christmas break, it would be greatly appreciated! Please email her to confirm.
Getting to Know...Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
Guardian Angels students in grades K-8 are invited to audition for the 2019 Spring Musical, Getting to Know…Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I.  Auditions will take place on December 11 and 13 after school. There is a customary $50 fee ($40 for grades K-4), to participate, and fees are due at the time of audition. Everyone who auditions will have a role in the musical. Performances of " The King and I ." will be March 21 and 22 in the PC Gym, and most rehearsals are Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after school. Audition packets and audition signups are available outside Mrs. Leach’s classroom. Complete show and audition information (including audio tracks) can be found at  www.gamusicboosters.org . For more information email  Holly Leach .
2018 Coat Drive
The 2018 Coat Drive has begun! If you have a gently used or new coat that you would like to donate, please have your child bring it to his/her classroom by December 14th . All sizes are needed from toddler to adults! The coats will be distributed to our neighbors in the Mt. Washington area at the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas pantry on Saturday, December 22nd. As always, thank you for your continued support of our ministry!
Author Visits Preschool Through Third Grade Students
Thank you to Mrs. Leach and Joseph-Beth Booksellers for bringing author Sherri Duskey Rinker to GA last week! She wrote the New York Times Bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site .
Playhouse Field Trip

Our 7th graders visited Playhouse in the Park last week. Mrs. Glassmeyer's class reads and discusses the novel before the field trip each year. Daniel Petzold plays Scrooge's nephew, Fred, in the play and took time to pose with a few of our students after the performance.
PTA News
Christmas Cookie Exchange for GA Staff
The PTA is hosting “Christmas Cookie Exchange" for the GA Teachers & Staff on Monday, December 10.  The treat is that the teachers do not have to do any of the baking! The parents and PTA will be providing them with a variety of cookies to choose from to fill their cookie box. We need your help with providing the cookies to treat our fabulous GA teachers and staff. We are asking that all cookies be dropped off on Sunday, December 9th between 12:00-4:00pm in the undercroft. You can sign-up here to donate cookies. Thanks so much! 

365 Lotto
Please continue to send in your 365 Lotto tickets. All tickets turned in by December 7th will be entered in a drawing to win $50. The winner will be announced on December 10th .  

Every penny raised from the 365 Lotto will go directly to a PTA sponsored professional development fund for our teachers so they can continue to grow in their practice as educators. The PTA asks every family to participate in this fundraiser. Please help us meet our goal.

If you have any questions, or want additional tickets, please contact  Melissa Clissold .
Parish News
Soup & Speaker Series
Join us for the next installment of our Soup and Speaker Series on December 10th . Advent season is here! As we prepare for the birth of Baby Jesus, what should our focus be? Why did Christ come to us on Christmas Day? Fr. Tony Stephens of the Fathers of Mercy and Director of Formation at the Seminary will speak about the most important of God’s gifts to us; His
mercy. Soup will be served at 6:00pm with the presentation starting at 7:00pm. A flyer for the event is attached .
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in grade level Masses during the  week of December 10th. 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 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 4th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, December 10th. 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