Wednesday Herald

November 15, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Wreath Order Pickup

November 18th & 19th

Thanksgiving Break

November 22nd-24th

Giving Tuesday

November 28th

Poinsettia Fundraiser Pickup

December 2nd

Spring Musical Auditions

December 5th & 6th

Christmas Concert

December 14th

Father/Daughter Dance

January 20th

Principal's Message

The first trimester for the 2023-2024 school year ended last Friday! It has already been a year full of positive engagement, academic successes, spiritual development, and so much more! I look forward to watching our angels continue to grow throughout the rest of the school year, earning their HALOs each day.

We are also very active in preparing for the 2024-2025 school year! Our preschool Open House on Monday was highly attended, with many families eager to enroll in our school! Our KDG-3rd grade Informational Coffee is scheduled for Friday, and we will be hosting a KDG-8 grade evening Informational Coffee after Thanksgiving break. Personal tours with prospective families are also occurring very frequently. All indications point to another year of strong enrollment with many of our grade levels being at capacity!

Our currently enrolled families will have priority in re-enrolling their current children and registering new students for next year.

All current students will automatically be re-enrolled for the 24-25 school year on Friday, November 17th. To guarantee placement in the upcoming grade level, families will just have to pay the registration fee through this link. On Monday, November 20th, all current families will be able to register new students in preschool-8th grade. A registration link will be sent via email for families to complete this process.

Current families will have through December 8th to pay their re-enrollment registration fee for their current students and register any new students. On December 11th, we will begin accepting new student registrations from other active parishioner families. On January 8, 2024, registration will open for all prospective students. Please know that many of our grade levels are already at capacity for next year!

I look forward to the return of all our angels for the 2024-2025 school year! For any questions related to the admissions process, please contact Cindy Sizemore.

God bless,


School News

Last Wednesday Herald Until After Thanksgiving

There will not be a Wednesday Herald on November 22nd due to the Thanksgiving Break. Our next Wednesday Herald will go out on November 29th.

Join Us in Funding Future Angels This Giving Tuesday

Guardian Angels is Family. We, as parishioners of Guardian Angels Parish, grow together through the community that is unique only to GA. This community is deeply committed to growing our legacy through the next generation of Catholics devoted to living their faith. One way we do this is through our parish’s largest ministry, Guardian Angels School.  


Our school has provided our Angels a magnificent place to grow for more than 120 years. Students leave our school with a strong Catholic core and are ready to compete with the top learners in a competitive academic world. Every year, we strive to provide a top-notch education for all of our families. 


Guardian Angels is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students to flourish. We are determined to continue Funding Future Angels. Our plan to accomplish this in the coming years includes enhancing our STEM makerspace and making improvements to our school campus and facilities.

We are asking for your help to make these projects happen. This will be our school’s single largest fundraiser for the year.


Consider supporting Guardian Angels School on Giving Tuesday! 


Giving Tuesday is the week after Thanksgiving; it’s a movement to encourage people to give back to their own community. This year, we hope you give back to our Guardian Angels community as we participate in this Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 28th.  


Be on the lookout for an email on November 28th with a specific link to donate to this one-day fundraising campaign. Donations made on November 28th, through our online platform, will not be assessed by the Archdiocese, meaning your entire donation stays with Guardian Angels. Offline donations (cash or checks) or donations made on a different day are not included in this assessment waiver. 

Cold Weather Uniform

Our cold weather uniform policy runs from December 1st through February 29th. Boys in grades KDG-6 must wear pants. Girls in grades KDG-6 must wear ankle length leggings or tights in solid blue, black, or gray, or pants. This policy only applies to students in grades KDG-6.

Re-enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year

Our currently enrolled families will have priority in re-enrolling their current children and registering new students at Guardian Angels. All current students will automatically be re-enrolled for the 24-25 school year on Friday, November 17th. To guarantee placement in the upcoming grade level, families will just have to pay the registration fee through this link.

Next school year, we will have one fee per family instead of breaking fees into separate categories and having different amounts based on the number of students in a family. All families in KDG-8 will now have a single $250 registration fee and preschool families will have a $200 registration fee. The technology fee and FACTS fee will now be rolled into the one registration fee.

Current families will have through December 8th to re-enroll their current students. Beginning December 11th, we will begin accepting new student registrations from other active parishioner families. On January 8th, registration will open for all prospective students. Please know that many of our grade levels are already at capacity for next year!

Congratulations, Nora Braukman!

Congratulations and good luck to Nora Braukman, who has earned the honor to perform as a member of the May Festival Youth Chorus in the Holiday Pops concert series at Cincinnati Music Hall on December 8th.

Nora will perform alongside the esteemed musicians of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Membership in the May Festival Youth Chorus is awarded by audition to signers in grades 8-12 from throughout the Cincinnati region. Participation in the May Festival Youth Chorus demonstrates Nora's exceptional talent!

Upcoming Admissions Events

This year, we are hosting multiple Informational Coffee Sessions in place of our traditional Open House. These small group sessions create the opportunity for those interested in Guardian Angels to meet Corey, have their questions answered on a personal level, and see the school in action! These are for anyone considering enrolling their child(ren) in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2024-2025 school year. Please RSVP through the appropriate link below and share it with anyone who is interested in learning more about Guardian Angels School.

RSVP - Informational Coffee for New Incoming K-3rd Grade November 17th 9 a.m.
RSVP - Informational Coffee for New Incoming K-8th Grade November 28th 6 p.m.

Christmas Concert

Mark your calendars now for the annual Guardian Angels Christmas Concert. Your talented angels have been working very hard in their music classes, and you won’t want to miss it!


This year’s concert will be held in two parts in the PC Gym on Thursday, December 14th. Admission to both shows is free.

  • 6:30 p.m. show: Grades 1, 2, 3, and 5th grade Beginning Band
  • 7:30 p.m. show: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Bands and Choruses

More specifics will be sent home following Thanksgiving break. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Leach or Annmarie Lyons.

2024 Spring Musical: Moana Jr.

GA Music Boosters is proud to announce auditions for the GA Spring Musical, Moana Jr. The show will be performed Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd on the GA Parish Center Stage. Students in grades 4th-8th grade may audition December 5th or 6th from 3-5 p.m. in the music room. Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning January 10th.  The cost to participate is $50, and payment is required at auditions. Most costume pieces are normally provided by the production at no extra charge.

More show and audition information can be found on the GA Music Booster website. Paper audition packets are available from Mrs. Leach, and audition signups can be found here.

Contact Mrs. Holly Leach at with any questions.

CCHMC Toy Drive

2nd Grader, Kennedy Lovett, is earning her HALO by demonstrating great leadership to others. She would like our school to participate in a toy/gift drive benefitting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Any student bringing in a toy, using the guidelines below, can be out of uniform on Friday, November 17th. Students should bring their donation to their homeroom on the morning of Friday, November 17th.

Toy and Gift Safety Guidelines

In order to maintain a safe environment for our patients and families, all donations must follow these guidelines:

  • All donations must be brand new, odor-free, in original packaging and purchased within the last 3-6 months.
  • Stuffed animals and plush toys are only accepted when mailed directly from the manufacturer to Cincinnati Children’s.
  • We cannot accept the following:
  • Popular collector items that have been gathered and stored over a significant period of time.
  • Handmade items, including greeting cards and Valentine’s / holiday cards.
  • Items containing latex, including stickers. Please be aware that other common items containing latex may include rubber toys, art supplies, dollar store items, etc.
  • Note: All Oriental Trading Company items are latex free
  • *Donations that include personal stories, messages, logos, stickers, etc.
  • Violent themed items (i.e. items containing guns, swords, blood, violence, etc.) including Nerf guns
  • Remote-controlled or radio-controlled toys
  • Gift wrapped items
  • Religious themed items or messages
  • Medical supplies or equipment
  • Food, candy, beverages, etc.
  • Ride-on toys including scooters, bicycles and wagons
  • Ceramic or glass craft supplies

Boy Scouts Wreath Order Pickup

If you purchased a Holiday Wreath or Centerpiece for the Boy Scout Fundraiser, you can pick it up in the Scout House on Saturday, November 18th 10 a.m.-12 p.m., after 3:30 p.m. Mass, and Sunday, November 19th after all Sunday Masses.

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Essay Contest

The Knights of Columbus are offering a $500 scholarship for students currently in 8th grade and entering 9th grade at a Catholic High School for the 2024-2025 school year. 

This contest encourages today's youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. The goal of this program is to involve young Catholics in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. The theme of this year's essay is Evangelism — how can the Church evangelize in the digital age?

Applications are due by November 18th. For more details on the essay contest, click here

Get Creative with Mrs. Pavely After-School Art Enrichment Classes

Great news for anyone who pays Ohio income tax and supports Guardian Angels

We have many students at Guardian Angels who benefit from scholarships provided by the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF). Ohio taxpayers who donate to the CEF may be able to claim a dollar-for-dollar, non-refundable tax credit on their state income tax return, up to $750 per donor. For more information, click here.

We hope you consider a donation before the end of the year and choose "Guardian Angels School (Cincinnati)(C00160)" from the drop-down when prompted.

Parishioner and tax expert, Brien Dulle, is donating. Here's what he had to say. "Supporting the CEF is a no-brainer for me for two reasons. As a graduate of GA that is also sending my daughters to the school, I want to invest in the education that our children receive. Secondly, there's no extra money out of pocket since I can claim a dollar-for-dollar Ohio tax credit."

Save the Date: Father/Daughter Dance

Please save the date for the GA Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, January 20th

Donations are needed to make this event a success. To donate, click here.

GA Staff Cookie Exchange Sign Up!

The PTA is hosting a Cookie Exchange for the GA teachers & staff on December 18th! This is a treat for the teachers & staff because they DO NOT have to do any of the baking! We would love your help providing cookies for the cookie exchange. Please see the attached sign up for more details.

Want to help but don't have time to bake? Please consider making a monetary donation. Donations (cash or check made out to “GA PTA”) can be sent into the school office in an envelope labeled “PTA Cookie Exchange”. Donations will be used to help cover the costs of cookies & supplies to make this day special for the staff. Thank you in advance for your support!  

Questions? Contact Margaret Dunn :

Shop and Support at Mercantile on Main

Save the Date for Parent's Night Out!

Save the date for “Glitz, Glam and GAtsby" Parents Night Out event on February 3rd from 7:30-11 p.m. at Mojave East Event Venue. Ticket information will be coming soon!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, scan the QR code.

Save the date for “Glitz, Glam and GAtsby" Parents Night Out event on February 3rd from 7:30-11 p.m. at Mojave East Event Venue. Ticket information will be coming soon!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, scan the QR code.

Lil' Hoopers Basketball

Our Pre-K-2nd grade basketball program will be held on Saturdays from February 17th-March 23rd. There will be 6 sessions. Additional information and registration will be available in December.

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Eastside Catholic Youth Ministries Friendsgiving and Turkey Bowl

St. Cecilia Stuffing Making

Sign up to help make stuffing to go to those in need this holiday season. Stuffing making will take place at St. Cecilia Church on Tuesday, November 21st.

St. Mary Magdalene Family of Parishes Christmas Caroling for Seniors

St. Mary Magdalen Family of Parishes has invited St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes to join them for Christmas Caroling for Seniors on December 3rd and December 10th.

December 3rd

1 p.m. at The Glen (4300 Gleneste Withamsville Rd)

3:30 p.m. at Mt Washington Care Center (6900 Beechmont Ave)


December 10th

1 p.m. Eastgate Village (776 Old St. Rt. 74)

3:30 p.m. at Sem-Haven (225 Cleveland Ave)

Please contact if you are interested in attending.

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 is 12/4 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 fall, we will be using the Mass Series by Bishop Robert Barron 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 8:00-9:00 pm. Upcoming date is 12/13

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 7th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, November 20th. 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.

Community News

Mount Notre Dame

Virtual information night for prospective families to explore the academic offerings available.

College Credit Plus Virtual Information Night: November 30th

Register HERE.

St. Xavier

Grade school boys are invited to learn about St. Xavier and how they form men into leaders and Men for Others!

  • Shadow Day: The best way to know St. Xavier is to experience it in person with a member of our Ambassadors of Xcellence

Ursuline Academy

8th graders are invited to spend the day "shadowing" a current UA student to find out what life as an Ursuline Lion is all about. To register, click here.

Elder High School Upcoming Events

Grade school boys are invited to visit Elder High School and see how they offer a place for students to express their individuality and make their high school experience unique!

  • Shadow Days: Shadowing is the best way for a prospective student to experience a day at Elder! To schedule your visit, click here.
  • HSPT: November 18th

McNicholas High School Admission Events

Visit McNicholas High School and learn more about how you can Find your Brilliance as a Rocket!

  • HSPT: 11/18
  • Admission & Financial Aid Applications Due: 11/30
  • Acceptance Packets Mailed: 1/17

St. Ursula

St. Ursula invites grade school girls to visit and experience all the reasons why they were awarded "Best of Cincinnati" in the school category by the Cincinnati Award Program.

  • Shadow Days: Now through December- Be a Bulldog for a day while you visit classes, make friends, meet teachers, take a tour, and experience the sisterhood.
  • Walkabout Wednesdays: Various dates through November
  • Basketball Night: November 30th
  • Showcase Night: December 6th

Information about these events and many more can be found here.

Stay connected to GA through the following social media platforms:

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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.