Wednesday Herald
October 10, 2018
Principal's Message
Our fifth graders will present the All-School Living Rosary on Thursday, October 11th at 9:00am. October is the month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, and our fifth graders will take an active part to help us visualize and understand the importance of it in our spiritual lives. Pope Francis states, “Use this powerful instrument, which is the prayer of the holy rosary, often so that it may bring peace to hearts, and families to the church and to the world.” In addition to the opportunity with fifth graders tomorrow, all students and families are invited to our family rosary held after school each Thursday in the church.

Also, I strongly encourage all parents to pay their PTA/Boosters dues online through . Supporting these organizations directly impacts our ability to provide musical and athletic opportunities for all our angels. PTA supports our school students and staff constantly, including a recent teacher luncheon and an upcoming science enrichment opportunity with COSI!

God Bless,
School News
Fall Break
There is no school for students on November 1st and 2nd.
Uniform Policy/Out of Uniform Days
All out of uniform days will be tops only except for the Guardian Angels approved sweatpants sold through the 8th grade fundraising committee. Listed below are important dates concerning upcoming out of uniform days and the last day to wear shorts.
October 19 : Servathon Reward - Any student who participated in Servathon by returning a donation flyer may be out of uniform. 
October 31 : Last day for students to wear shorts.  
Clothing Drive for Missions Kicks off Today
During the Mission Month of October, the GA community is invited to help Glenmary Home Missionaries and Franciscan Missionaries serve our neighbors who live in some of the poorest areas of Appalachia, Missouri and South Dakota, by donating gently used clothing items.
From October 10-18 , you may drop off your donations in the school's foyer. Infant and child sizes (all seasons) are especially needed, but all items will be gratefully accepted.  Please spread the word to family and friends!
"Whatsoever you do for the least of My children, that you do unto Me."
Annie Kids Musical
Auditions:   Open to students in PreK through fourth grade.
Wednesday, October 17th from 2:45pm – 4:00pm in the Parish Center Room 101; see attached flyer for sign up instructions.  Everyone will get a part. 
Cost: $100 participation fee. You are required to provide your own costuming. There will be a charge for tickets to the performances. 
Rehearsals : We rehearse at Guardian Angels every Wednesday from 2:45-4:00PM beginning October 21st and continuing until our performances in January. There will also be a dress rehearsal January 24th at 4:30 PM. 
Performances: Performance will January 24th and 25th, 2019 , both at 7:00 PM. There will be a charge for tickets to the performances.
GA Robotics & Engineering Club
The first meeting of the Robotics and Engineering Club will be on Thursday October 18th from 3-4:30pm in the GA Science Lab. The club is open to all students in grades 4-8.  This club’s mission is to provide a fun and educational outlet for those GA students who have an interest in topics in robotics and engineering.  The students will be engaged with varied “hands-on” activities + challenges in engineering disciplines as well as the building and programming of LEGO robots. This year we have acquired four new LEGO Boost robots. If you are interested, please show up to the first meeting.
Fundraiser for the 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC
Yankee Candle Sales
All eighth grade students should have received packets for the Yankee Candle Sale last week with instructions on how to register students to begin selling. This is an individual fundraiser for each student. Your child receives approximately 40% of their sales . If you still need the group number, ours is 990033403. Please use the name Stephanie Smith at the contact or chairperson. Orders placed online will be delivered directly to the buyers. If you are using the catalog and paper order forms, those must be turned into school by October 15th . Money for the paper orders are due at the time the order is placed; checks are to be made out to Guardian Angels School.
Orders should be delivered before Thanksgiving.
Your Book Fair is Coming
Joseph-Beth provides the finest selection of any book fair company. We are proud to be a part of your student’s reading enrichment and a partner in your community.

Dates for the Guardian Angels Joseph-Beth book fair will be Monday, October 22, 2018- Friday, October 26 . Schedules and book lists will be sent home with students.  Complete book fair schedule can be found here . Be sure to look for the new family events including Books, Bagels, and Breakfast, Tuesday, October 23 , before school at 7:15 in the GA Café. Questions? Contact Mrs. Leach .
Save the Date: Monster Mash
Come join the Halloween fun at the 4th annual Monster Mash . This is a family fun event complete with food, drinks, music, photo booth and treats. There will be a Costume and Carved Pumpkin Contest. 

Date: Saturday, October 27
Location: GA Undercroft
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15 per person or $50 for family of 4 or more
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets include: food, drinks, photo booth, music, and treats.
All ages welcome.

Please return the attached ticket form and money (make checks payable to GA Festival) to the school or parish office by Wednesday, October 24th .

We are looking for donations of food and drinks plus volunteers to help with the event. If you can help support in any way, please click here . We greatly appreciated it.  

If you have any questions, please email Amy Armstrong Smith .
PTA News
COSI: The Incredible Human Machine
We are excited to welcome COSI on Wheels to Guardian Angels on Monday, November 12th . This is a full day of science fun and is only successful with your help! If you are able to volunteer for all or part of the day, please reach out to Angela Kramer .
Enrichment Opportunities for GA Students
HoHoHolidays Art                   Gr. 1-5            
Get ready for the holidays by creating a mixed media Thanksgiving cornucopia, clay ornament, and paint a giant elf.
Mondays          11/12, 11/26, 12/10, 12/17                3:00-4:00pm
Fee: $50.00 - Sign-up online .
A flyer with more information about both art programs is attached .

Kidz Home Alone Gr. 4-6
Kids need specific information about who to call in certain out of the ordinary situations. Would your child know what to do if they have forgotten their house key? What if they are home alone and they are choking? This course is designed to teach your child about being home alone safely. An informative parent guide is included in the student manual, and provides an avenue for discussion between parent and child. See attached flyer for more details and registration information.  
Taught by: Enriching Kidz
Classes Meet:  11/5 and 11/12 2:45-4:45pm
Fee: $70
Together We Achieve More
We are looking for classroom coordinators to help plan holiday parties and volunteers for many other events to help enrich our students' and teachers’ experiences throughout the school year. Please see the attached descriptions about the various PTA volunteer opportunitiesYou will be contacted by the PTA to confirm your sign up.
Thanks so much for sharing your time, talent, and treasure with GA!
Athletic Boosters News
Lil' Angels Registration for K-2 is Now Open
Lil’ Angels Athletics is a program offered to boys and girls in grades K-2. The program will expose the children to several sports with basketball and volleyball being the main emphasis of the program. The “season” will be 8 sessions starting after the Thanksgiving Break and ending in February; school calendar/gym availability will determine the exact dates. A small fee of $25 is charged to each participant.   

The goal of the program is to offer children in grades K, 1 & 2 the opportunity to interact with their friends in an extracurricular environment while learning fundamental skills in sports that they may want to participate in starting in 3rd grade. It is a non-competitive program and a great way for the children to learn the basic rules of team sports while being with their friends. And most importantly, we have fun! 
Registration is through the Boosters website . If this is your first time registering for a sport at GA, you will need to register and create a profile for your child.  
For additional information about the program, please visit the  GA Boosters website  or contact Nicole Schneider directly. 
Parish News
Card Party
Saturday, November 10th 6:00pm

Join us for a night of card playing, great food, and fellowship. We will be playing a fun twist on the euchre card game. No card playing experience necessary. The cost is $25 per person. Players and spectators are welcome.

Hosted at the Timko’s House with the Yorn’s, Reichard’s and VonHoene’s.

Email Stephanie Yorn to sign-up or call her at 513-317-0224.

Proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Parish.
Rosary Rally
All are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 13 , at 12:00pm at Guardian Angels Church on the lawn in front of the school next to the main Beechmont Ave entrance.
This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 14,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Will you join me and other Catholics on this very important day?
More information about the Public Square Rosary Rallies is available at .  A flyer for our event is attached .
Contact Nick Carpinello 513-289-1743 if you have any questions. Volunteers are needed.
40 Days for Life
Over the past years Guardian Angels parish has volunteered to cover two of the 40 Days for Life event where we have someone continually praying from 7:00am to 7:00pm at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility. Many of our working parishioners try to cover our early and late hours and those available during the day fill the hours in between.

Please consider joining us as many of our “regulars” can no longer participate mainly for health reasons. Sign up at or on the bulletin boards in the gathering space. The next GA dates is Wednesday, October 31st . Questions? Problems signing up? Contact Luann Rowekamp . A flyer for the campaign is attached
Upcoming School Masses
Students will participate in an all school Mass on Tuesday, October 16th 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.  
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:  October 26, November 30, 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 3rd grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, October 15th . 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, , 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! 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 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 .
Outside Opportunities for GA Families
McNicholas Bus Tour
The 7th annual Bus Tour to Nashville with be held April 5-7, 2019. Proceeds of the event benefit the McNicholas High School athletic programs. You can find more information about the event in the attached flyer.
St Ursula Academy Events
St Ursula Academy has a variety of recruiting events, informational nights, and grade school sports nights planned. More information is attached.
Guardian Angels School
6539 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230