Wednesday Herald

January 24, 2024

Upcoming Dates

School-wide Spelling Bee

January 25th

Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 28th- Feb. 2nd

Parent's Night Out

February 3rd

No School

February 19th-20th

CEF Applications Due

February 25th

8th Grade Fundraiser

March 2nd

Dodgeball Tournament

March 9th

Grandparent's Day

April 16th

Principal's Message

Catholic Schools Week begins next week! We have many fun and exciting activities planned such as, BINGO, Connect-4 Tournament, staff vs. 8th grade volleyball game, Minute to Win It contests, out of uniform days, and much more! It is a week to celebrate our Catholic faith and express our gratitude to all those who make a Catholic education possible. I look forward to celebrating throughout the week! Thank you for prioritizing a Catholic education for your children and for sending them to Guardian Angels School!  

God Bless,


School News

Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance Scholarships

The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (CEF) is offering tuition assistance scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year. Scholarships are available for preschool through 8th grade students. Any family not scheduled to receive the full EdChoice scholarship amount for next school year should apply for assistance through this portal. This is the same portal that Guardian Angels also uses to determine award amounts using our school/parish funds. Many families did not receive the full EdChoice scholarship amount due to family income being too high or they are accepting funds through the Jon Peterson Scholarship. The CEF, along with GA funds, can be used to assist these families. This will especially help to assist those families who are losing the multiple-child discount for next year. Again, please apply for the CEF scholarship if you are not scheduled to receive the full EdChoice scholarship amount for next year. The deadline to apply is February 25.  

Elementary CEF Funds: Scholarships are available for preschool-8th grade. To apply, families will need to fully complete a FACTS Grant and Aid application by inputting financial information (income, assets, and household income). FACTS then uses an internally built calculation to determine financial need based on the family's ability to pay.

Welcome Scholarship: Offered to preschool-8th grade students in their first year attending Catholic school. Recipient must be the first child in their family to attend Catholic school. For more information, click here.

FACTS applications may be completed now and are due February 25th. Click here to learn more about the scholarships available and to apply.

Facebook Fake Profile

It has come to our attention that a fake Facebook profile was made, impersonating Mr. Stoops. Mr. Stoops does not have a Facebook profile, so if you do encounter an account with his photo and name, please understand it is fake. We have reported the account through Facebook and blocked this profile. The Cincinnati Police Department has been notified as well and are working with the special crimes department to determine who created the account. Please do not interact with this account and if you do see this, please report it. We hope our actions will have the account terminated soon.

2024 Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd

Catholic Schools Week is January 28-February 2. We have many fun things planned for the week to celebrate our Catholic Identity. Due to the snow day last week, the 100th day of school will be moved to Monday, February 5th. The out of uniform theme for the day has been changed to "Wild West Wednesday." Break out your cowboy hat and boots and saddle up for a rootin'-tootin' good time! Please click here to see the theme and details for each day.

St. Gregory the Great Summer Activities and Camp Gaudeo Update

Please see the attached document for important updates about Camp Gaudeo and summer activities available for our incoming 5th-8th graders.

Vacation Bible School June 17th-20th

The St. Gregory the Great Vacation Bible School is June 17th-20th from 9 am to 12 pm. for students entering kindergarten through 4th grade. Plunge Beneath

the Waves to Forge a Mighty Faith! Children will go on a thrilling underwater journey, where they can dive into the unceasing, boundless love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will submerge themselves in the Scriptures and uncover the true essence of the living waters! For more information, click here.

Camp will be held at IHM due to renovations at Guardian Angels this summer. To register, please click here. To submit payment, please click here.

Get Creative! With Mrs. Pavely: After-school Art Enrichment Classes

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

We are in need of helpful hands to keep an eye on our students in grades K-8 during lunch for the second half of the school year! Please consider sharing a small part of your day to assist. All volunteers must be SafeParish trained. If you are interested, please sign up!

8th Grade Fundraiser: Save the Date

Save the Date: Grandparent's Day

Penny Wars

Start saving those coins! Our annual Penny Wars is coming up during CSW, Tuesday 1/30-Thursday 2/1. Daily prizes and winning overall grade level to receive Chick-fil-A lunch! 

Volunteers are needed each morning to help direct students to appropriate grade areas and to tally points. To volunteer, click here. Questions: contact Molly McCall.

Staff Luncheon Donations

PTA will be providing a Ramundo's lunch for our wonderful teachers and staff during Catholic School's Week. We would like to provide a few other items to go with the lunch. If you are able to make a donation, please click here. We really appreciate your support! Thank you so much!

Tickets on Sale for Parent's Night Out!

Tickets are now on sale for GA PTA "Glitz, Glam and GAtsby" Parents Night Out event! The event will take place on Saturday, February 3rd from 7:30-11 pm at Mojave East. Tickets are $75 per person/$150 couple. 

Join us for an evening of casino games, music, dancing, spirits and silent auction in support of Guardian Angels School. The proceeds from the event will benefit upgrades to the Library. Tickets include open bar, light hors d'oeuvres and casino games. Tickets are on sale now and space is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door! 

Scan the QR code to purchase tickets, for sponsorship opportunities, or to make a cork pull donation.

Register for GA Dodgeball Tourney

Come join us for on Saturday, March 9th from 7-11 pm a fun evening of spirited competition at GA’s Annual Dodgeball Competition. Hang out with friends and meet new ones!

Teams will be co-ed and randomly assigned (this ensures even teams and encourages meeting new people). The tournament is open to all – ADULTS ONLY. Come watch if you don’t want to play – Spectators are welcome and encouraged! Help support the Athletic Boosters.


$60 to play, $30 to watch

Music, food, beverages and lots of fun are all included.

Purchase tickets here.

Deadline to register to play is Sunday, February 25th.

Please contact Bobby Stenger (, Jeremiah Badell (, or Chad Linz ( with questions.

Spring Soccer Registration

Guardian Angels Boosters are excited about the opening of 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). 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). All 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 by 2/27. Sign up then to ensure a spot on a roster, and we'll see you in the spring!

Track and Field Registration is Open

Guardian Angels Boosters are excited to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming third year of our current Track and Field program!

Last spring marked the first annual Guardian Angels Invitational K-6th grade and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that the CYO Track league awarded GA a 7th and 8th grade meet as well!! We also installed a Track and Field record board in the Main PC Gym at GA! Registration is now open, please click here to register!

GA will sponsor track teams this spring season that will last from March to mid-May. Boys and girls from grades K through 8 are invited to join and compete in various sprints, distance, relays and field events. The teams are K-2nd (co-ed), with separate boys' and girls' teams in 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th grade 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. 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. Please see the meet schedule here.

Playing another sport such as baseball, volleyball or soccer? No problem! This is a growing program — 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!

3rd-8th Grade Boys' Volleyball Registration Open

Registration is now open for 3rd-8th grade boys' volleyball and will close on Friday, January 26th at 11:59 pm. To register, click here.

Tentative timeline for the 2024 Boys Volleyball Season (GCCYS will be finalizing this by mid-January)

  • GCCYS allows practices to start after the end of the GCCYS basketball tournament (Feb 12th). 
  • Games will start on March 4th
  • Games played Monday-Friday. NO GAMES ON THE WEEKEND.
  • 6 week season
  • No games during Holy Week or Spring Break (typically week after Holy Week)
  • Four weeks of two matches
  • Tournament Apr 29 - May 3

Depending on registration numbers per grade level, we will have evaluations as needed the week of January 29th. More information about that will be sent once registration is close to being complete. Please reach out if you have any questions:

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St. Gregory the Great Townhall Meeting

On Thursday evening, January 25th from 7-8:30 pm, the Pastoral Council of the Saint Gregory of Great Family of Parishes will host an important information event regarding Beacons of Light at St. John Fisher Church. Mr. Jeremy Helmes, Director of the Center for Parish Vitality in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will be on hand to discuss why Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saint John Fisher, and Guardian Angels were selected to form a single canonical parish. There will be ample opportunities to ask any questions you might have.

Speaker: Jeremy Helmes, Director of the Center for Parish Vitality, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Date: Thursday, January 25th

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Pater Hall, Saint John Fisher Church, 3227 Church Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244

Volunteers Needed for Fish Fry

We are in the process of finalizing plans for our 2024 Fish Fry Events. Keep an eye out on upcoming bulletins and the Parish website for more information. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to Marianne Glassmeyer at  

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back at Guardian Angels Parish 10 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of every month. This ministry relies on the support of volunteers to serve our parish. Two adults and 4 teenage volunteers are needed each month. To sign up, click here.

Greeters and Gift Bearers Needed

Greeters and gift bearers are needed for all 3 weekend Masses. Please consider helping out in these important ministries! This helps the ushers prepare for Mass and not have to scramble to find gift bearers at the last minute. To sign up, click here

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: Upcoming meetings are 2/5 and 2/19 from 8-9 p.m.

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic 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. This winter, we will be using a program called Happiness and the Meaning of Life from the World on Fire Institute. Contact the group at to join our email distribution list, receive more information, or to join via Zoom.

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month from 8-9 pm. Upcoming dates are 1/24, 2/28, 3/13, and 3/27.

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 various faith studies from the Blessed is She, Rooted devotional. No prior knowledge or materials needed; come as you are! 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.

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

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 29th. 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 using the main school phone number (513) 624-3141.

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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

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.

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Helpful Links

Rediker/Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

Christian Service Program


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