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Wednesday Herald


October 13, 2021

Upcoming Dates


8th Grade Car Wash

October 17th


Monster Mash

October 23rd


Parents Night Out

November 13th

Click Here For COVID-19 Updates

Principal's Message


Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 26th from 3:15-7:45 PM. This year’s conferences will return to in-person meetings. All conferences will be scheduled using the PickATime website. Conference Scheduling will open on Thursday, October 14 at 12:00PM and close on Wednesday, October 20, at 12:00PM. After this date, please contact teachers directly for any scheduling needs. Additionally, we ask that parents consider the need for travel time between teachers, in lieu of scheduling conferences back-to-back.  

Additional details include: 

  • All health and safety guidelines will be followed including our masking and social distancing policies. Parents are also asked to avoid congregating in the hallways of the school. 
  • Junior High (grades 7 & 8) will have 10-minute individual conferences.
  • Teachers in grades 4-6 will meet with parents as a grade level team.  Each conference will last 10 minutes. 
  • In addition to the grade level conference, 4th grade parents who wish to meet with Miss Pinto and 5th grade parents who wish to meet with Mrs. Bellamah are asked to contact them directly to schedule an additional time. Please know this is optional.   
  • Preschool through third grade will have 15-minute conferences scheduled as a homeroom.
  • Specials teachers should be in classrooms for parents to stop by to visit.


Click here for directions on how to access PickATime and schedule your child’s conference.   


God bless,


Corey Stoops

School News

Scholastic Book Fair is This Week


Guardian Angels is pleased to sponsor an in-person Scholastic Book Fair once again, held in the GA library. Make today the day you read something new just for the fun of it!


Book Fair datesNow through Friday

Shopping hours: During school hours: each class will be assigned their own shopping time. Lunch time open shopping hours are back!

Location: GA Library


Online Shopping Dates: Now through October 16th

See our Book Fair webpage for more information! 


Electronic payment is highly encouraged, so there is no better time to take advantage of the Book Fair eWallet! Let your child shop the Fair cash-free with our digital payment option. Learn more on our Book Fair homepage and get started creating an account by clicking here

8th Grade Fundraisers


SuperFan Fundraiser

Help the 8th grade raise funds for their class by supporting their SuperFan fundraising with Tervis cups, candles, gift wrap and more. All orders are done on line. Shopping is available through this link. Orders are due TODAY - October 13th.


Car Wash

The 8th grade class is holding one more car wash to raise money for its class trip and graduation activities. The car wash is held at McNicholas High School. Consider dropping your car off before Mass!

Sunday, October 17 - 9:00am-1:30pm

A flyer is attached.

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed


We are so thankful for the ongoing help from our parent volunteers in the cafeteria! We still need a few helping hands next week on October 18th, 20th and 21st. Can you spare time in your day to help? If you are able to help out, sign-up here.

 

Just a reminder: All volunteers must have transferred or be newly trained through SafeParish.

 

A special “Thank you!” to those who have shared their time with us! We could not manage the cafeteria without you. 

Out of Uniform Days - Message From 7th Grade


At GA this year we will be adding more spiritwear days to our calendar. Every month we will have, on average, 1-2 spiritwear days. The information regarding these dates will be found in the Wednesday Herald. The dates for this October will be Friday, October 15th, and Thursday October 28th. Students may wear any approved GA spiritwear. Students may wear GA tops or GA sweatshirts (no tank tops). Students may also wear the GA approved sweatpants sold for the 8th grade fundraiser or GA uniform bottoms. Any appropriate solid red shirt may also be worn. We hope to give the Angels a few more days to show their GA spirit. – 7th grade.

Uniform Change


The last day to wear shorts is November 1. After this date, students will need to wear uniform pants.

Mission Clothing Drive October 18 - 28


The Glenmary Sisters and our GA Mission Twinning Group need your gently used or new children's clothing. They are accepting all children's sizes - infant through size 16. No adult clothing is being collected.


Items are asked to be dropped off in the collection boxes outside the school office and the Religious Education office between October 18-28.


More information is attached.

Monster Mash is October 23


Tickets are available now for our Monster Mash. All families in our parish community are invited to this Halloween bash. The event is Saturday, October 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm and will include music, food and a photo booth. Tickets are $50 per family or $15 per individual. To purchase tickets, click here. The event will take place outside, in the pavilion and parking lot, weather permitting. If weather prohibits us from holding the event outside, the Monster Mash will move into the undercroft. Masks will be required if the event is moved inside.


The Monster Mash Committee is looking for donations and volunteers to help with both set up and work on the night of the event. Please consider donating your time, talent and treasure. To choose and item to donate, or select a volunteer position, click here. Thank you for supporting this parish event.

Lunch Accounts & Venmo Payments


If you have multiple children who buy lunch at school and want to avoid paying multiple service fees per account, please remember that you can pay a lump sum via Venmo to Collette Thompson @Kaldis. You would simply need to specify each child’s account that you would like to divide the lump sum for in the “What’s it for” line when making your Venmo payment. You will receive a message back from Kaldi’s when your Venmo payment has been applied accordingly.


More information about the lunch program, including a link to the menu, is below in the Reminders section.

Boy Scouts Are Selling Wreaths


Support Troop 445 & adorn your door with a beautiful fresh pine wreath or Candlelit Centerpiece. All proceeds go to Scout events, campouts, & expenses. To purchase, just complete the attached order form or place your order online by clicking here. Orders are due by October 24th. Delivery is expected the week before Thanksgiving.

Guardian Angels Will Honor Our Veterans On November 11th


Veterans are invited to attend a prayer service celebration on Thursday, November 11th. Father David Sunberg will lead this service beginning at 1:00pm in the Church. RSVPs are due by Wednesday, October 27th. To RSVP, click here.


We are asking for only veterans to attend; parents accompanying a veteran may attend and should be included in the RSVP. We are asking other parents to not attend in-person to allow more room in the church for students. We will stream this celebration for anyone to view who cannot attend in-person. Due to COVID precautions, there will be no reception before this event as there has been in previous year.

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New Playground Installation Is Underway


PTA is excited to share that the installation of our new playground began last week. Please be extra cautious during morning drop-off for any potential changes to our normal traffic pattern due to construction. Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements. We look forward to seeing our Angels enjoying their new playground.

PTA After School Enrichment Opportunities for Fall


PTA is so happy to announce that it's offering a few After School Enrichment Classes this school year! All classes will observe the same COVID protocols that our Angels follow in school.  Please email Dena Conover with any questions.

Quickness Speed and Agility” Program

Wednesdays, October 27th- November 24th 

After School until 4:00pm in the PC Gym

Grades 1-6

Cost $65 for 5 weeks (discount for siblings) 

We are so lucky to have returning for another year,  the popular “Quickness Speed and Agility” Program facilitated by Nicki Pendeleton Skylis. Coach Nicki has been facilitating this program for 15 years in local elementary schools and it fills up fast! This program is a great way for kids to have fun exercising while working on improving strength, quickness, agility and proper running mechanics. Click here to register.

Brazee Studio Glass Class

Wednesdays, October 27th, November 3rd, 10th and 17th 

After School until 4:00pm in the Art Room

Grades K-8

Snack Provided

Cost $100 for 4 classes


PTA is so excited to partner with Brazee Studio to offer a class where students can learn about the process of glass making and create their own unique, glass artwork. Each week the students will create an individual and different glass artwork. We will be creating a Fall Leaf suncatcher, Christmas Ornament, small bowl and small dish. This class will be facilitated by Dena Conover and Margaret Dunn and a snack will be provided each class. Space is limited,  please register by October 20th. Click here to register.

Save The Date - Parents Night Out

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Don't Forget To Pay Your Dues


Please pay your dues and classroom fees for the 2021-2022 school year through this link. Dues are $75 per family and includes fees for PTA, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters.


Teacher/Staff Gifts

Parents are encouraged to contribute towards teacher and staff gifts. It’s a great way to let them know how grateful we are for them. Contributions can be made through this link.

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Fathers Team Meeting This Friday


GA Fathers, join us this Friday at 6:05am in Conference Room B (next to the undercroft) as we discuss a subject that is meaningful for dad’s. This week’s topic: The Real Presence of Jesus in The Eucharist. Nearly seven in ten Catholics, say they personally believe the bread and wine used in communion “are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ”. We will look at the why and biblical support for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Come solo, or better yet, bring a friend! Mark your calendars to join us this Friday in person or optionally join via Zoom. Contact us at GAfathersteam@gmail.com for the zoom information.

Public Rosary Rally


Please join us in praying for our nation on Saturday, October 16th at 12:00pm until 1:00pm. A local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Guardian Angels Church - in front of Bishop Rehring Hall (Old Gym) - on Beechmont Ave. Be sure to bring your chairs, and an extra if you can, as no chairs will be provided. We will respect the COVID 19 guidance at the time of the rally. 


Please email Nick Carpinello with questions. More information is attached.

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Basketball Registration Now Open

Guardian Angels Boys and Girls Basketball registration is now open to all families of Guardian Angels Church and School for students in grades 3-8. To register, please go to the Boosters websiteRegistrations must be received by October 15th.

 

Evaluations will be held in the PC the week of Oct 18th:

  • Monday, October 18th:
  • 8th grade girls 5:00-6:00pm
  • 7th grade girls: 6:00-7:00pm
  • 6th grade girls: 7:00-8:00pm 
  • 7th grade boys: 8:00-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 19th:
  • 3rd grade boys: 5:00-6:00pm
  • 3rd grade girls: 6:00-7:00pm
  • 4th grade girls: 7:00-8:00pm
  • 6th grade boys: 8:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 20th:
  • 4th grade boys: 5:00-6:00pm
  • 5th grade boys: 6:00-7:00pm
  • 5th grade girls: 7:00-8:00pm
  • 8th grade boys: 8:00-9:00pm 
  • Friday, October 22nd 
  • 8th grade boys: 5:00-6:00pm
  • 6th grade boys: 6:00-7:00pm
  • 7th grade boys: 7:00-8:00pm 

 

Dates of importance:

November 1, practice can begin

December 3, season begins

February 6, Regular Season Ends

February 8-13, All Girls and 3rd-4th Boys tournament

February 16–20, 5th-8th Boys tournament

 

Please email any questions you may have to boysbasketball@gaboosters.org or girlsbasketball@gaboosters.org.

Other News & Reminders

School Masses

You can find a full schedule of school Masses on the calendar in Rediker. At this time, our All School Masses are NOT open to visitors. We will be livestreaming all of the All School Masses through GA’s Facebook page and YouTube channelFamilies are welcome to attend grade level Masses.

Lunchroom News

Kaldi's offers a hot lunch option every day for our students. All meals must be pre-ordered before 8:30am the day of service; this is done through the Ez-Parent website. Students will have the option to buy additional items during lunch, as long as they have an established account with a positive balance. To set up a new account, or manage an exisiting account, click here.

If you have questions regarding the lunch program, please contact Kaldis at ga@kaldiscatering.com.

The menu is available on the school website.

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 1st grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, October 18th. Donations of juice boxes and prepackaged snacks are also needed. 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 each morning. We recently upgraded our telephone system. In doing so, we removed the former “attendance line.” 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 - 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.

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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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Amazon Shopping Supports GA

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

Designate GA As Your AmazonSmile Recipient

Community News

Catholic Running Group

Interested in joining a local running club but not sure where to find the right one? The Catholic Running Project may be just the running club you are looking for! We are a group of Catholic runners (of varying skill and speed) who meet every two weeks on Thursday evenings for an enjoyable, easy run and often finish with a post-run cold beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) at a local establishment. Our goal is to bring together our two favorite (Catholic and Running) communities!  


Come out and join us for a run! 


For more information check us out at www.thecatholicrunningproject.com or email us at catholicrunningproject@gmail.com  

McNick Events for Prospective Families

Visit McNicholas this fall and learn more about how you can find your brilliance as a Rocket! Please visit www.mcnhs.org/future-rockets to register for a shadow day, Open House on October 24 & 25, the HSPT, and all of our fall admissions events. This link will also direct you to information about how to apply and our scholarship program. We can’t wait to meet you! Contact admissions@mcnhs.org for more information.  

Saint Ursula Academy

Grade school girls (and their parents!) are invited to our campus for several upcoming events. Please join us to learn more about our academic excellence, commitment to educating the whole-person, collegiate block schedule, and the welcoming environment that makes SUA the perfect fit for so many students.  


Now-December 3: Shadow Days at SUA! Spend the day at Saint Ursula as you visit classes, meet teachers, tour our beautiful campus and experience the sisterhood that makes SUA so special.

October 24: Open House (RSVP Required) - Take an in-depth look at all that Saint Ursula Academy has to offer!

November 3: Theater Preview Night - Join the SUA Theatre Department as they present PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic


For more information, or to register for any of these events, please visit www.saintursula.org/visit.aspx

Mercy McAuley Upcoming Events

Parents can find information about the Mercy McAuley’s admissions process and upcoming recruitment events at www.mercymcauley.org/ClassOf2026.

RedwoodPrep HSPT Preparation Program at St. Xavier High Schoolg

An HSPT prep course is available at St X this fall. The course will be taught on October 30th and November 6th at St. Xavier High School from 8:00am- 12:00pm or 12:30-4:30 pm.

More information is attached. Parents can sign-up at www.RedwoodPrep.com.

Stay connected to GA through the following social media platforms:

Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  YouTube

Helpful Links

Rediker/Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

Christian Service Program

Send In News For The Herald

If you have news to share with our community, please send it in through the link above labeled Send In News For The Herald. Information is due on Friday; the week before you would like the news to be included in our newsletter.

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