Wednesday Herald
May 15, 2019
Principal's Message
As we enter the final weeks of the 2018-2019 school year, there are a few changes to our staff to announce. First, I have accepted the resignation of Bob Buck, technology coordinator. Bob recently earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Xavier University and has accepted a position with Cincinnati Public Schools as he pursues a public school leadership position. Please join me in wishing him well as he continues his journey! He will serve in his current role at Guardian Angels through the summer.

I have also accepted the resignation of Emily Feldman, ½ day preschool teacher & director effective at the conclusion of this school year. Emily has accepted a part time position at Kilgour Elementary School, where her daughters attend. As our preschool continues to expand we will be seeking a full-time teacher at the Pre-K level. Please join me in thanking Emily, as she has been an integral part to our preschool expansion!

Finally, I am excited to announce that Chrissy Waleskowski has accepted the full-time Physical Education position beginning with the 2019-2020 school year at Guardian Angels! Chrissy has done a tremendous job as she assumed the P.E. teaching position in January. She is student centered and promotes a positive and productive learning environment.     

God Bless,
Corey
School News
Last Day of School
Our last day of school is scheduled for Friday, May 31 . Bus service will be available in the morning, but there will be no bus transportation for dismissal. All students must be picked up from school. Beginning this year, we will officially conclude the school year at Mass with the circle song. There will not be a closing ceremony afterwards. Students will be released directly from Mass. They will not need their backpacks or other materials on the last day. All items, including report cards, will be sent home on Thursday.  
Evening of the Arts
Mark your calendar for Evening of the ARTS on Thursday, May 16th . That night we'll have two special events in the Parish Center: our annual Spring Concert and an Art Exhibit by 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Mr. Diehl, Mrs. Leach, and Mrs. Pavely have been working hard with students and are so proud of their effort and talent for this special celebration. We hope everyone can attend. The Art Exhibit can be viewed throughout the day on Thursday and until noon on Friday, in addition to the time before and after the Spring Concert. 
All Library Books Due May 17th
The last day to check out books from the GA Library is Friday, May 10, so all books should be returned the following week. All books are due by Friday, May 17. Overdue notices will be sent out weekly until the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leach .
Book Swap in the Library
To keep all our kiddos reading throughout the summer, the GA Library will be having another “Book Swap” May 13-24 . Clean off those home bookshelves and bring in gently used books to the library to trade for new books for summer! Please make sure the books are appropriate for our school and in good condition. There is no limit on the number brought into school. For every book brought in, students will receive a ticket to trade in for another book.  We would like to have books brought in to the library by Friday, May 10 , but we will be accepting books through the next 2 weeks. Any leftover books will be donated.  
Halo Hustle is This Friday
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.
Deacon Christian Cone-Lombarte to be Ordained a Priest May 18th
Dear parishioners of Guardian Angels,

As you may know, Cincinnati’s Ordinations are fast approaching. The time since the beginning of my internship here at Guardian Angels has flown by for me, due in no small part to the privilege I’ve had of being involved here at the parish. I have been very happy to share these past couple of years with this community and I hope you know that you will all continue to be in my prayers as I begin my priestly ministry.

Of course, all of you are welcome to attend the Ordination Mass, which will take place at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, 18 May , at 11:00 am. As there will be nine of us being ordained for Cincinnati, I suspect it will be crowded: plan on being there early if you come!

I also wanted to invite all of you to assist at my first Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving, which I will be offering here at Guardian Angels the next day, Sunday, 19 May, at 12:00pm . I am very excited to be able to offer this Mass here, and I hope you can make it! There will be a light reception afterward at which I will be happy to offer first blessings as well.

Until then, please continue to keep me in your prayers as I will keep you in mine.

Yours in Christ,
Deacon Christian Cone-Lombarte
Shoe Drive This Week
During the week of May 13 – 17 we will be holding a shoe drive for an organization called Water Step. Water Step is an organization that takes donated shoes in good condition and sell them to raise money to go towards building wells in Africa for those who have no water source. They also provide safe water solutions to areas impacted by disaster, as well as arm first-responders and survivalists with the equipment and knowledge to support those in need. If the shoes are not in good enough condition, the organization will recycle them. So, we encourage you to clean out your closets and bring in any old shoes you do not plan on using. There will be bins around the school for each grade to collect shoes; there will also be a bin in the parish center for parishioners to use.
Volunteers Needed for GA Field Day on May 24th
Lace up those gym shoes and come on out to our annual GA Field Day on Friday, May 24 th from 9:00am – 11:30am. You will have plenty of time to skip on over to the GA Golf Outing after field day! Current 7th graders will do a lot of the dirty work for you; we just need some adult supervision at stations and a few parents to oversee groups.  Click here to sign-up to volunteer or donate supplies. Thanks in advance for your time. If you have any questions please email Chrissy Waleskowski .
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 .

Preschool and prek are not included in the school supply kits. A supply list for those students can be found here .
Scouting News
All Scouts Invited to Participate in Upcoming Events
All GA Scouts, boys and girls, are invited to take part in two upcoming family activities. The first is a GA Fishing Tournament at Lake Isabella on May 27th . This event is free to all scouts under the age of 16. More information is attached . You can RSVP online .
All scouts are also invited to march in the Anderson 4th of July Parade . Interested scouts should meet at a location to be determined at a later date by 9:00am. The parade begins at 10:00am. Sign-up to participate online . A shuttle will also be available from Anderson High School on the morning of the parade.

Renew or Join Girls Scouts for Next Year
It is time to renew and/or join Girl Scouts for 2019-2020. Please contact the following leaders and sign up for next year. The grades are listed based on the grade your child will be in for the 19-20 school year along with the time they meet and the troop leaders. You may contact the adults listed with each grade level for more information.
3rd Thursday of the month, 2:45-4:30pm
2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:45-3:45pm
2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:45-4:00pm
  • 3rd Grade: Melissa Clissold and Aubrey Badell
1st Thursday of the month, 2:45-4:00pm
3rd Wednesday of the month, 2:45-4:00pm
*All incoming 2nd graders will need to register on the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's website with Troop 45200. You will pay your membership fee online. Meetings begin in September.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Armstrong Smith .
Back-to-School Bash
Save the Date! The Guardian Angels School PTA, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters will host a Back-to-School Bash on Friday, August 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm for all school families. This event is open to all families who have children in preschool through eighth grades; there will be no individual class parties this year. The Bash will have food, drinks, treats, and fun activities for all ages. More details will be available over the summer.
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. 
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 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!
2019 Fall Golf for Boys & Girls
Golf is in full swing with spring here and it is time to register for the Fall 2019 Golf season!  Registration is available online for boys and girls for incoming 6th-8th grades. Golfers need to have a knowledge of the game (etiquette, general rules, own clubs, etc.) and minimally play over the summer on par 3 courses (Little Miami, Lunken, etc.). Beginning in August, practices will be held on Saturday mornings at Little Miami Golf Center and practice will consist of range time, putting green time and then play on the Par 3.  Please note, parents are expected/needed to help monitor practice when their child is on the par 3 course in order to maintain pace of play, keep players out of harms way and help reinforce good golf habits.  Golf matches will be on weekdays August through early October.  
 
There are many great junior programs (Little Miami Golf Center, Lunken Golf Course, etc.) over the summer and players are encouraged to participate to support their golf development from local PGA professionals. Please contact Paul Steinhaus to learn more about GAs golf program and/or summer jr. programs.
Parish News


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.
Click here to sign-up to work adult games, help with festival setup/cleanup, or volunteer to donate baked goods to the grilled food booth.
If you would like to work in a children's game booth, you can sign-up here .
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.
  • Have empty baskets at home? We'll take and fill them!
  • 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.  
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 .
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 .
Upcoming School Masses
Students will attend our final All School Mass (K-8) on Tuesday, May 21st 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 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 3rd grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, May 20th. 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
Summer Soccer Camp
Once again OSYSA, Soccer Unlimited, and Jack Hermans will be offering a summer soccer camp for GA family and friends. The camp will run from July 29-August 1 from 5:30-8:30pm and will be held at Armleder Park. If you would like any additional information or to request a registration form please email Chris Beerman .
Guardian Angels School
513.624.3141
6539 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230