Wednesday Herald
May 1, 2019
Principal's Message
I hope everyone enjoyed a blessed Easter Sunday celebration and had a fun-filled spring break! The month of May is now here and we are busy with many activities leading us into the conclusion of another school year. The month is full of meaningful and exciting activities such as May Crowning, Field Day, Spring Concert, Art Show, Pep Rally, and many more! We look forward to these events but will also continue to challenge our students earn their H.A.L.O’s by being Honest, Accountable, and a Leader to Others! Please encourage your children to enjoy all of the fun and exciting activities during May, but also to come focused on all of their school work.

Also, please keep our second graders in your prayers as they prepare for their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Students have been working hard and are eager to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord for the first time! Thank you to our second grade teachers, religious education office, parents, and all others who come together to make this day special.

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!
 
Participants are asked to register by this Friday, May 3rd, to guarantee a t-shirt. Registration within a homeroom team should be completed by May 10th to be eligible to win a homeroom pizza party. You can sign-up here .

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.
Today is the Final Day to Register for the 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 through 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 today (May 1) . You can register here.

For more information about our family-friendly parish Mission Trip please contact Anne Jones .
Art Room News
Our GA artists have been busy this spring! In addition to preparing for the 6-7-8 Art Exhibit on May 16th, we've been entering some competitions and exhibits. 
Congratulations to 7th grader Theresa Nuguyen who won the Joseph-Beth Bookmark Contest for grade 7 & 8 catergory. Theresa received her $50 prize and had her own bookmark signing over spring break at the book store!

The following artists will have their Amusement Park theme drawings shown in the Cincinnati Arts Association Student Art Exhibit in the 5th/3rd Bank Theater downtown in May. You can see this show for free any Saturday 12:00-5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm from May 4 - 12
Congratulations to:
1st grader--Katie Myers
2nd graders--Jonah Dorich and Katie Spiller
3rd graders--Sophie Busse, Charlotte Rettig, Liza Ritze, Kate Stacey
4th grader--Rachel Hall

We are also awaiting results from the Cincinnati Right to Life Poster contest, entered by grades 4-7, and the Ulmer's Car Contest, in which grades K-6 participated. We have amazing artists at GA!

Donations Needed in Art Room
To make our end of year clean up easier, please consider donating the following: sponges, wet wipes, liquid dishwashing detergent
Summer Math Books
Each student currently in grades K-7 will receive a Summer Solutions Math book to complete over the summer break. Books will be distributed to students on the final day of school. Each book costs $15 and is a requirement for all students to complete. Please begin sending in the $15 payment as soon as possible to your child's homeroom teacher. 
Families with new students beginning the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the school office for their summer books .
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 .
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 .
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
Parish News
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   May 3, and 4 . This is the group's 56th production!

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door. Shows begin at 8:00pm.

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
Looking to help with AngelsFest Bid-N-Buy Basket Bonanza? Here's how:

  • Donate an item from the Amazon Wish List.
  • Grab a tag with a suggested donation from the festival cart in the gathering space.
  • Create a basket of your own to donate or make a cash contribution.
  • Parties by Parishioners: If you or a group of friends would be interested in hosting a party, please contact Kay Froehlich.

Please return all donations to the rectory, school office, or Religious Education office by Thursday, May 16.

Questions? Contact Kay Froehlich . Thank you for your support!
Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors!
We want to thank those companies who have signed on to sponsor AngelsFest this year!

Our Gold Sponsors for the event are:

Our Red Sponsors include:
Bachman's Inc
EME Fence Co. Inc.
Forest Hills Pediatrics
Geo H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home
Paul Hemmer Company
Pediatric Dentistry of Anderson
Penn Station
The Goddard School - Anderson Twp

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 $125 per student, with scholarships available. Visit the Camp GAudeo website for details or registration, and pass along the invitation.  
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in the May Crowning on Wednesday, May 8th at 1:30pm.

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 5th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, May 6th. 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 .
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