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November 17, 2021

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Principal's Message

Last Friday, November 12, marked the end of the first trimester for the 2021-2022 school year. Report cards will be sent home on Friday, December 3. The first trimester was filled with many exciting activities, engaging lessons, meaningful projects, and students earning their HALO by being Honest, Accountable, and a Leader to Others! I look forward to watching the students grow spiritually, academically, and emotionally as we progress through the rest of the year.

This will be the last Wednesday Herald sent before Thanksgiving. I sincerely wish each family a blessed Thanksgiving, recognizing all the Lord has provided for us and our families.

God bless,

Corey Stoops

School News

Join Us In Funding Future Angels On November 30th

Our school has allowed our Angels a magnificent place to grow for more than 100 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. 


Our school has done a phenomenal job keeping our students in school through the COVID pandemic, allowing them to learn in-person every day. But it is not just about staying on course; we strive to do better. Guardian Angels School has been a leader in technology for years and we are determined to continue Funding Future Angels. Our plans to help accomplish this in the coming year include creating a new STEM Makerspace for our students and upgrading the camera systems around our campus. Details for both are below: 

New STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Makerspace 

  • Add new worktables that are collapsible and movable and new complementing chairs 
  • Convert one wall to customizable shelving and storage for makerspace materials 
  • Installation of dedicated CAD computers 
  • Installation of new 3D printers 
  • Installation of new Laser cutting machine 
  • Camera Upgrades 

Make all existing cameras viewable via one simple web interface 

  • True redundant 30-day motion event video storage 
  • Allow for the support of IP cameras so higher resolution IP cameras can be powered/data connected with one network cable run 
  • System can be accessed via the web without opening ports to our network to the internet 
  • Swap current cameras with higher resolution cameras 
  • Add new IP cameras to cover more areas of our campus 


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. The nonprofit giving movement began as a way for people to give back to their community, after they’ve splurged on holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We hope you prayerfully consider a donation to Guardian Angels on Giving Tuesday - November 30th. We also invite you to encourage friends and family to make a donation that supports your children’s education experience.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 on Giving Tuesday. If we reach this goal, our students will earn an out-of-uniform day every Friday in December!


Be on the lookout for an email on November 30th with a specific link to donate to this one-day fundraising campaign. Donations made on November 30th, 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. 

Inclement Weather Notice

As we approach the cold and snowy season, we would like to remind families of our plan for any changes in operation. There is no way to predict any of the possible circumstances for any forecasted storm, but it is important to stress a few items to be prepared for this unpredictability. Please keep the following items in mind as we approach the wet and cold weather:

  1. Guardian Angels School will notify parents of any operational changes through our all-call system. A test of this system was administered in August. This is the most immediate and reliable way to be notified of any changes. 
  2. Local media will also be informed of any changes under the name “Guardian Angels School;” however, the most reliable notification is our all-call system.
  3. Generally, we follow the Forest Hills School District; however, there are unique circumstances for that district and our school that could dictate different plans. Again, the best way to stay informed of any changes is through our all-call system.
  4. If there are special circumstances that are lengthy in communication, we will use our all-school email to notify parents of specific instructions and procedures.
  5. If we are operating on a two hour delay, school will officially begin at 10:00, with carline starting at 9:30. Please do not bring your child to school before 9:30, as a two hour delay could change to a school closing. 
  6. Perhaps the most difficult situation is when the inclement weather does not begin until school has already started. We strongly consider the forecast ahead of time, hopefully avoiding the possibility of having to make this change throughout the school day. Our unique position of relying on five different school districts for busing adds to this difficult decision. If we are in school and a public district has made the decision to close early, all students of that district will be sent home when the buses arrive to Guardian Angels, unless we are notified differently from you. We will communicate all changes to you through our all-call system and/or email.   

Poinsettias On Sale

Purchase you beautiful Poinsettias for your home, office or as a gift. Proceeds from these sales benefit the 8th Grade Class of 2022. Orders must be placed by this Friday - November 19th. Poinsettias will be available for pickup on December 4th. There are multiple colors and sizes available. See the attached flyer for more information.

Pennies For Pies Was A Huge Success

Thank you to all of the school families and teachers who helped to make the 2021 Pennies for Pies Program the most successful one yet! You raised over $1300 or 339 pies! St. Vincent de Paul will now be able to purchase pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a blessing to our neighbors in need in the Mt. Washington area. Please share with your children how the spare change translated into all of those pies!

The classroom who raised the most money was Mrs. Myres with a grand total of $309.58. That class will enjoy a pizza party donated by the GA PTA. Thank you again for your continued support.

Seussical Performance Tickets On Sale Now

Our ticket site is live and we are ready to sell tickets to Seussical!

Show Date - November 20th

Tickets - $10 for Adults, $7 for Students

Show Times - 3:30pm & 6:30pm (1 hour run time)

Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Girl Scouts Service Project

Come and join us for our collective troops service project November 23rd. Once again we will help St. Cecilia Parish make the stuffing for their Thanksgiving Feast for those in need. All scouts and parents are welcome, plus this a great way to earn service. Please sign-up here to either chop veggies or make stuffing.

Join Our Green Team!

Guardian Angels would like to begin transitioning to becoming a more sustainable school. We will be forming a Green Team and are looking for parents, teachers, and students who are interested in making their school more eco-friendly to join our team of changemakers! This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved with their children in creating positive changes for our community together. Please email Meghan Robson if you or your child are interested in joining our team!

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Technology Parent Presentation

The week of November 1st, students in grades 6-8 participated in a technology safety presentation from Stephen Smith. Access to the parent presentation will remain active through November 30 by clicking here and using the password: AWFga2021# (Case Sensitive).

Every parent is strongly encouraged to view this presentation. The content of the parent presentation is geared for adults and was not the same presentation delivered to students. Thank you for your support and for helping your child navigate the constantly evolving reality of technology/electronics. 

Angels For Good

There is a new project at Guardian Angels called Angels for Good. The mission of Angels for Good is to spread kindness, bring awareness to mental health, and to help those struggling. This includes those struggling with stress, anxiety, bullying, friends, family, and more.

To have the furthest reach possible, we have a team of ambassadors. Ambassadors are 8th grade students you can talk to when you are struggling. Our ambassadors are devoted to kindness, respect, and trust. Our ambassadors are Gracie Mastruserio, Josie Fortin, Mia Colonna, Liz Thurnau, Sophia Badell, Sarah Hutchinson, Lucia Moschandreas, Sarah Dwyer, Miranda Almer, Ben Helton, Chase Hadnett, and Freddie Kinney.

There are bulletin boards  in the primary, middle, and junior high hallways with positive affirmations, a list of members, and our mission statement. These student ambassadors are happy to have a role in helping the GA community! 

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365 Lotto

The 365 Lotto is one of the PTA's biggest fundraisers and also gives you the opportunity to win over $25,000 in cash prizes! Funds raised from the 365 Lotto are used for staff appreciation events, student activities throughout the year and campus improvements. The PTA asks every family to participate in this fundraiser to support our wonderful staff and students.


An envelope with lotto tickets and information went home last week with the youngest or only child in each family. The 365 Lotto tickets are $20 each (cash or check) and there are only a limited number of tickets sold. Drawings begin on January 1, 2022 for the following prizes:

  • $1000 winners on Easter, July 4th and Christmas
  • $500 winners on all first Mondays
  • $100 winners on all Sundays
  • $40 winners on ALL remaining days of the year


This Thursday, November 18th, will be the first turn in day for a chance to win $100. The lucky winner will be selected on Angels on Air on Friday, November 19th. We will have two other turn in dates for a chance to win cash prizes on December 2nd ($75) and December 6th ($50).

Tickets are available in the school office and parish office and will be sold after all Masses on December 4th and 5th.


Please send in all sold and unsold tickets by Wednesday, December 15.


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Clissold or Margaret Dunn.

GA Staff Cookie Exchange Sign-Up

The PTA is hosting a Cookie Exchange for the GA teachers & staff in December! The treat is that they DO NOT have to do any of the baking! We would love your help providing cookies for the cookie exchange. Please click here for more details and to sign up! Cookies will be dropped off at school on December 12th.

What if you don’t enjoy or have time to bake, but still want to help? We would appreciate any monetary donations too. Donations will be used to help cover the costs of cookies and supplies to make this day special for the staff. Thank you in advance for your support! Monetary donations are due by December 9th.

Questions? Email Margaret Dunn.

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: Predestination – A Biblical View. Predestination is a complex theological, philosophical and logical concept. What does the Bible say? We’ll explore and discuss the topic. No preparation is required. Just show up and join in the conversation...or just observe. 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. 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

The menu is available on the school website.

Order GA Sweatpants

Help support the 8th grade class and order GA sweatpants. These are approved to wear on out-of-uniform and spirit wear days. A portion of each sweatpant order raises money towards the 8th grade trip and activities each year. Pants can be ordered online throughout the school year.

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 7th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, November 22nd. 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.


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! 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 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 or email us at  

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.

For more information, or to register for any of these events, please visit

Mercy McAuley Upcoming Events

Parents can find information about the Mercy McAuley’s admissions process and upcoming recruitment events at

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.