Wednesday Herald

January 18, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Spirit Day (Bengals)

January 20th

Father Daughter Dance

January 21stT

Catholic Schools Week

Jan 29th - Feb 3th

Arthur's Fundraiser

February 8th

No School

February 20th

Mother Son Event

March 12th

Grandparents Day

March 28th

Principal's Message

Congratulations to the 2023 Guardian Angels Spelling Bee winner, Trey Spitzmiller; runner-up, Evelyn Steffen; as well as all the participants who competed in the school competition! This annual event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of many complex spelling words, patterns, and rules. Trey will take an online test at school and the results will determine if he qualifies to compete at the Ohio Regional Spelling Bee.

Open House is scheduled for January 29th for prospective families! Please encourage any family member, friend, co-worker, etc. who may be interested in Guardian Angels School to also attend. The Open House will kick off Catholic Schools Week, which is our devoted time to celebrate our wonderful school and faith through many exciting events! Thank you to Kay Froehlich and the Catholic Schools Week planning committee for their dedicated work in planning this eventful week.

God bless,


School News

Spirit Day

On Friday, January 20th, we will have an orange and black spirit day as we cheer on the Cincinnati Bengals. Students may wear their favorite Bengals clothes or anything orange and/or black. This spirit day is tops only. Students should plan to wear their uniform bottoms or the GA sweatpants. I hope to continue with these spirit-day Fridays as the Bengals roar through the playoffs!

Health Update

During the time period of 1/11/23-1/17/23, the school was notified of 4 positive cases of COVID within our community:

·       Junior High Teacher

·       Specials Teacher

·       5th Grade

·       Kindergarten

Catholic Schools Week — Jan 29-Feb 3

The theme of Catholic Schools Week 2023 is “Walking Together in Faith and Love.” As a thriving Catholic school, we strive to provide the best educational instruction and religious formation for your family.

We have a full week of activities planned. Please see the attachment for details.

Out of uniform days are all tops only, however students can wear GA sweatpants all week.

  • Mon (1/30) - Hometown pride (Reds, Bengals, FC, UC, XU, high schools)
  • Tues (1/31) - Tues-Day Shoes-Day (students can wear 2 different kinds of hats, socks, and shoes)
  • Wed (2/1) - Hawaiian Day - (students can dress in tropical clothing)
  • Thurs (2/2) - GA Spirit Day - (GA spiritwear and jerseys)
  • Fri (2/3) - Bengals spiritwear or orange and black

Upcoming Open House for K-8


An Open House for K-8 will be held Sunday, January 29th from 1:00-3:00pm. This Open House is specifically for anyone considering enrolling their child(ren) in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2023-2024 school year. Please RSVP through the link below. Please share it with anyone who is interested in learning more about Guardian Angels School.

RSVP - K-8th Open House

8th Grade Fundraisers

The 8th grade class will be hosting multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for their class trip and graduation activities. 

Arthur's Fundraiser

Don't want to cook? Help support the 8th grade by dining out with Arthur's at either the Anderson or Hyde Park location on February 8th. Mention the fundraiser when ordering. Please see the flyer for details.

Father Daughter Dance

This year's Father Daughter Dance is January 21st in the GA undercroft from 7:00-10:00pm and is open to all GA families from Preschool - 8th grade. The theme is Hollywood Hits so get ready to hit the red carpet as your favorite movie star! See flyer.

Date: Saturday, January 21st

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Location: GA undercroft

Attire: Runway attire (tux not required) or dress as characters from movies 

Tickets: Buy your tickets now, $35 in advance or $45 at the door. One ticket includes the father and daughter(s). 

Food: Desserts Only

We're looking for donations for the event.  Thank you in advance!

After School Enrichment Opportunity - Quickness, Speed, and Agility Class for Grades 1-6

Coach Nicki Skylis has been facilitating this program for 15+ years in local elementary schools and it fills up fast! It's a great way for kids to have fun exercising while working on improving strength, quickness, agility and proper running mechanics.

Dates: after school until 4pm, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6

Cost: $80 for 6 weeks, $60 with sibling discount

Sign Up Here: 

Penny Wars 2023

Penny Wars is almost here!!! Start gathering your coins!

Save the Date for the GA Mother-Son Glow Bowling Event

The GA Mother-Son Glow Bowling Event is planned for Sunday March 12th from 2-4pm at Cherry Grove Lanes. More details to follow in the next few weeks!

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Weekly Guardian Angels Mass Schedule

Monday through Friday: 7:30am

Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday)

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am

Help us Pick a Family Name

Through the Beacons of Light process, Guardian Angels, Immaculate Heart of Mary, & St. John Fisher have been joined together as one family. Phase One of the process asks us to "Discern a name for our family". Parishioners are invited to submit name suggestions through February 5th.

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: 1st and 3rd Monday every month from 8:00-9:00pm 

Where: Guardian Angels Church in Room B in the undercroft or by zoom 

Age: 20s - 40s 

Join together in brotherhood with other men to grow in virtue and faith. Each session combines the best research from science with the teaching of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive and capable of transforming himself, his family, and greater society. Contact the group at for more information or to join via zoom. 

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month from 8:00-9:00 pm

Where: Guardian Angels Church in Room B in the undercroft

Age: 20s - 40s

Join together with other women to expand your Catholic faith and build meaningful relationships as we dive into "Ways to Pray" from the Blessed is She devotional. Contact the group at for more information. 

Fathers Team

Each Friday, Fathers Team will be meeting for Fathers Team "Lite” which consists of review and discussion of the upcoming Sunday's scripture readings. All GA fathers are invited to join in person in the Undercroft (Conference Room B), or by Zoom, this Friday at 6:05 a.m. Contact us at for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.

Boys Volleyball Registration

Registration for boys volleyball (grades 3-8) is open now. Practices may begin as early as February 6th with matches starting March 6th. Register at

The deadline to register is February 1st. Please reach out to our volleyball director, Laura Hall at, with questions.

Soccer for Spring 2023: CO-ED (PreK & K) & SAY East Girls and Boys 1st-8th Grades


Guardian Angels Boosters are excited to open registration for our Co-ed & GA Spring Girls and Boys Soccer program, starting practices in March through end of May. We continue to offer two leagues based on age and skill level.


  • Guardian Angels CO-ED Soccer: For our Pre-K and Kindergarten players we offer our own Guardian Angels Co-Ed league, where practice and a game are held during the same hour on Friday nights on our GA field. It is an instructional league and best serves those new and still learning the game.  

  • SAY East Guardian Angels Soccer: Open to 1st - 8th grade students. The SAY Divisions are based on a player’s age as of July 31 in the current year, not the grade. Passers (age 6-7), Wings (age 8-9), The Strikers (age 10-11), and Kickers (age 12-13). The Spring Season runs from late March/early April to the end of May (8 games). Based on the number of players, teams are formed by “Blind Draw” procedures balancing the number of players by age and number on each team. Time commitment will be 1 to 2 practices a week (younger grades 1 practice, older grades potentially 2 practices) held at Guardian Angels during the week, with games on Saturdays (Typically Morning’s and early afternoons) and Sunday’s (Early and later afternoon).


Players will need shoes, shin guards and are encouraged to bring water and their own soccer ball. If interested, please sign your son or daughter up on our Guardian Angels registration site. Rosters are due to SAY by 2/27. Sign up before then to ensure a spot on a roster. See you in the spring! 


Please reach out to our Soccer directors with any questions:

Brian Kathmann ( for SAY East Leagues 1st-8th

Megan and Sam Schulte ( &

Spring Track Registration is Now Open

Register now! Guardian Angels Boosters are enthusiastic to announce the second year of our Track and Field program in the spring of 2023, with the added excitement of GA being selected to host the first Annual Guardian Angels Invitational held at McNicholas!

GA will sponsor track teams this spring season that will last from March to mid May. 

Boys and girls from grades K-8th are invited to join and compete in various sprints, distance, relays and field events. The teams are K-2nd (co-ed), with boys and girls teams in 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th age groups. Different ages compete in different events including, 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m runs, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 relays and High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put (softball throw for K-2nd) & Discus, so there is something for everyone! Time commitment will be 1 to 2 practices a week (younger grades 1 practice, older grades 2 practices) held at Nagel Middle School, with 7 meets that last about 2 hours on Saturdays (K-6th), and 7-8th grade meets are held on Friday evenings.

Playing another sport such as baseball, volleyball or soccer? No problem! This is a new program and we are flexible about attendance, and can work around other sports. We had many athletes last year that play on top club teams that still made track work in their schedules and we were happy to have them! We welcome all athletes to make as many practices or meets as they can. We encourage multi-sport athletes, as track will make your child quicker, faster and more explosive for all other sports! See you in the spring! 

Register now!

2023 CYO Track Meet Schedule

Please reach out to our track directors with any questions:

Jake Andreadis (

Sarah Lewis (

Other News & Reminders

School Masses

You can find a full schedule of school Masses on the calendar in Rediker. We will be livestreaming all of the All School Masses through GA’s YouTube channel

Lunchroom News

Kaldi's offers a daily hot lunch option for our students. All meals must be pre-ordered before 8:00 a.m. the day of service through the EZ-Parent website. Students have the option to buy additional items during lunch, as long as they have an account with a positive balance. To set up a new account, or manage an existing account, click here.

Click here for important tips when ordering. For questions regarding the program, email Kaldi's at The menu is available on the school website.

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

We are always in need of helpful hands to keep an eye on our students in grades K-8 during lunch. Please consider sharing a small part of your day to assist. All volunteers must be SafeParish trained and up to date on ongoing bulletins. If you are interested, please sign up here.

Cookie Ministry

Guardian Angels School Cookie Ministry teams up with the 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. Treats need to be bagged, with two treats per bag. Donations of juice boxes and prepackaged snacks are also needed. All Kindergarten classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, January 23rd. A complete schedule for the school year is attached

Attendance Line

If your child will be absent or late to school, please call the main school office by 8:00 a.m. each morning. All parents needing to report their child absent or late to school should call our Office Assistant, Melissa Boston, using the main school phone number (513) 624-3141.

Christian Service Program - Faith in Action

The purpose of the Christian Service Program is to enhance the religion curriculum at Guardian Angels Church. It is the duty of all Christians to reach out in service to those around them. Christ asks us to be His hands and feet on earth, keeping His mission of reaching out to those in need alive. The students will complete their service within the following settings: at home, the parish community/school and the community at-large. This outreach may be completed individually, with a partner, or in a group. 

This program will focus more on the meaning of the actual service opportunities rather than completing a prescribed amount of time. You will choose activities for each component—service to your family, service to your school/parish and service to the poor and vulnerable in our community. There is no minimum requirement of hours to complete. Grades 1-3 are required to complete at least 2 activities for each component; grades 4-8 at least 3 for each. You are certainly encouraged to complete more! See your Religion teacher, Mrs. Froehlich, or the parish website for a list of suggested activities and the log sheet.  

Questions? Contact Kay Froehlich, Director of Religious Education, for more information.

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Box Tops For Education

The Guardian Angels PTA collects Box Tops and uses the funds earned to purchase indoor recess games and outdoor recess equipment. Box Tops is now on a digital platform. To participate, you’ll need to download the Box Tops App and scan your grocery receipt within 14 days of purchase. You’ll find more information here.


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. 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.

Register Your Kroger Rewards Card
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Shop On AmazonSmile To Support GA

You can support Guardian Angels Parish when you shop at Amazon! 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 GA to receive the benefit. 

Bulletin Advertising Available

Our bulletin publisher is looking for new advertisers and sponsors. Thanks to our sponsors, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to our parish. Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make the bulletin successful, and you attract customers! If interested, please email Sherry Montel or call/text her at 614-301-7444.

Advertisements and sponsorships can be purchased for a business, family, charity, in Honor or in Memory of a Loved One, or to support the church or a community service organization, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. We appreciate your support.

Community News

Anderson Fastpitch Softball Association

Calling all softball players! Registration for the Spring 2023 season is now open! Click here to register! See FLYER for more information. T-Ball is available for 6U! Questions? Email

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Helpful Links

Rediker/Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

Christian Service Program


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