Wednesday Herald
September 5, 2018
Principal's Message
Today, all students and staff practiced our first lockdown drill for the school year. This is a required drill and is coordinated through the Cincinnati Police Department. Throughout the year, we will practice these types of drills so that we can appropriately respond if needed. During the drills, parents will not have access into to the building as we are internally making sure every person is accounted for and safe. Also, we have installed an additional lock to our main entrance of the school, requiring all visitors to ring the doorbell, confirm their identity with the school staff, and have both sets of doors unlocked. All visitors must sign in at the main school office and wear a visitors badge so that all faculty members know you have signed in at the school. Our entire school safety plan was recently reviewed and updated through the Ohio Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. While the contents of this plan are confidential, please know that we have thorough plans in place for multiple situations to help ensure the safety of our angels. 

God Bless,
School News
New PTA/Boosters Fees Website
As announced at our Meet the Teacher Night, we launched our new payment website for organizational dues. Please visit to submit payment for your PTA, Athletic Booster, and Music Booster dues. These organizations support our school and your children in many ways! When registering, please use the email address you have on file with the school. It is a quick and easy way to pay your annual dues.
Schola Cantorum
Schola Cantorum (GA's after-school chant choir) will have its first meeting today, September 5 th from 3:00 to 4:15 pm in the choir room (by the cafeteria). This choir is led by seminarians and will focus on Gregorian chant. Many of the pieces we will learn have been composed and sung by saints and have informed the Church's imagination and prayer for well over a thousand years.

Members this year can look forward to learning about sacred music, Latin, and chant notation as well as singing at school Masses, solemnities (at least Christmas and Easter), hopefully the Christmas concert, and soon-to-be Fr. Christian's first Mass in May.

There is no cost involved with the choir and anybody from 4 th -8 th grade is free to join at any time in the year. Please contact Deacon Christian if you have any questions 
Junior High Hoodies
Junior high hoodies are now available to order. This is a one-time custom order. All order forms must be returned today, September 5th . An order form with more information is attached . We will have sample sizes up at school this Friday, August 30th, in the café at lunchtime and at end of the day outside of the school entrance for students who would like to try on size prior to ordering.
If you have any questions, contact Sarah Bolan or Megan Roach .
Enrichment Opportunities for GA Students
Fall into Fun Art!                  Gr. 1-5 
Each student will create a wax resist leaf dish, crazy pasta sculpture, and mixed-media bird nest.
Wednesdays     9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3           3:00-4:00pm
$50.00   Sign-up online .

Spooktacular Art!                   Gr. 1-5                        
Create an animal masquerade mask, table top spider, and canvas board painted monster.
Tuesdays        10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30      3:00-4:00pm
$50.00 Sign-up online .

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
$50.00 Sign-up online .

A flyer with more information about all of these programs is attached .

Chess Club Registration Now Open
We are very excited that Guardian Angels has been selected to participate in the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund Chess in Schools program again this year. 
Club meetings are  Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00 beginning September 11th and run through the school year There are 14 spots available. You can sign-up online .
For BEGINNER players
Club meetings are  Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 beginning September 11th and run through the school year. There are 14 spots available. You can sign-up online .

This club is free to join; but we ask that as a condition of your child’s participation, parents agree to the conditions outlined on the sign up genius page. If you have questions, please contact Flo Dwyer .
Fundraisers for the 8th Grade Trip
Style Social
Evereve is hosting a style social for GA on Thursday, September 13th. The event will be held at the Roockwood Commons location from 5:30-7:30pm. Fifteen percent of purchases made during the event will be given back to GA, to benefit the 8th Grade field trip to Washington DC. Please RSVP to Kelly Louis if you plan to attend. A flyer is attached with more information.

Car Wash
Come get your car washed and help the Guardian Angels 8th graders raise money for their Washington DC trip. The car wash will take place on Sunday, September 16 from 9:00am-2:00pm in the upper parking lot of McNicholas High School.
PTA News
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 opportunitiesIn September, You will be contacted by the PTA to confirm your sign up.
Thanks so much for sharing your time, talent, and treasure with GA!
Parish News
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.
Volunteers Needed at Mass
Are you interested in Proclaiming the Word of God?
We are in need of two lectors for the 5:00 Mass, every 4 th  Saturday of the month, beginning September 22 nd . This is a good opportunity to share your faith with fellow parishioners. New to the parish?  This is a great way for you to get involved and meet new people.
If you are interested in reading at the 5:00 Mass, please email Joan Schoenhoeft or call her at 624-2195.
Fall Soup & Speaker Series
Everyone is in to attend our Fall Soup & Speaker Event on September 10th . Soup will be served at 6:00pm. Father David Endres will discuss the history of the Catholic Church in Cincinnati at 7:00. A flyer is attached .
Upcoming School Masses
Students will attend grade-level Masses during the week of September 10th The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: Grades 4-5
Wednesday: Grades 7-8
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.  
Heavenly Cafe Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed in the cafeteria to help wipe tables and assist children during their lunches. You can work once or twice a month or more, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You are welcome to bring small children with you. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. If you are interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please sign-up here . If you have any questions, please contact  Katie Durstock .
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.
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 8th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, September 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, , 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
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