Wednesday Herald
May 22, 2019
Principal's Message
Congratulations to our graduating class of 2019! This evening, 55 students will graduate from Guardian Angels School and begin new adventures and journeys. This class has brought so much joy and excitement to our school over the years and will be deeply missed by all. Please join me in congratulating them, and asking for God’s guidance over them as they continue to grow and develop. Thank you to our graduates for all you have given our school and parish.

Also, congratulations to our head servers for the 2019-2020 school year: Wes Brokamp, Christian Burt, Grace Fechtel, Nick Gerrard, Jack Heikenfeld, and Thomas Keefe. May God bless them as they take on this honored role in our community.  

God Bless,
Corey
School News
Book Swap Wraps Up Friday
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.  
Volunteers Needed for GA Field Day on Friday
Lace up those gym shoes and come on out to our annual GA Field Day on Friday, May 24th 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 .
End of the Year Reminders From the Health Room
Medication
Thank you to all of you who sent in medication for your children this school year. Unfortunately, we are unable to keep the medication for use in the next school year. For safety reasons, we require all medication be picked up by a parent or guardian at the conclusion of the school year.

Health forms are found on the school website . If you know you will be sending prescription medication in with your child next year, you may print off the “Administration of Medication by School Personnel” authorization form and have it signed by your healthcare provider this summer. (This includes emergency medication.) If you plan to send in new over-the-counter medication for your children in the fall; the same form is used, but only a parent signature is required.

Seventh Grade Immunizations
A reminder, the state of Ohio now requires two vaccines before students enter seventh grade, one dose of Dtap and one dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine. Thank you to all of you who have returned your child's immunization documentation. If any further documentation is required for your child, we have sent home letters with specific documentation required for him/her. We realize some of you will have appointments over the summer and hope this will be helpful.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Elizabeth Pyles 624.2191
Thank you again for a great year; have a safe and fun summer. It has been our privilege to care for your children. 
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.  
Bus Form Needs Completed by June 30th
Students who live in the Forest Hills School District and take the bus to school must complete a new transportation request form each year. The form is attached and due by the end of June. It must be returned to FHSD, not to GA. The mailing address is listed on the form.
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 This Friday
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 29-31 12:00-3:00pm
Session 2 Fee $110 includes tee
2019 Fall Volleyball Registration Closed
Fall Volleyball Registrations are now closed with evaluations planned for next week. However, late sign-ups may be accepted. Please email Darlene Tierney 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 as soon as possible.

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
Turner Barber Shop LLC

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
Camp GAudeo Registration Closes Friday
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. Registration closes May 24th. Visit the Camp GAudeo website for details or registration, and pass along the invitation.  
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
Our Closing Mass for the 2018-2019 School year will be held Friday, May 31st at 9:00am.  
Reminders
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