Wednesday Herald

November 8, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Veterans Day Prayer Service

November 10th

Pirates Past Noon

November 11th & 12th

Poinsettia Orders Due

November 14th

Thanksgiving Break

November 22nd-24th

Principal's Message

Next week, we will begin hosting Informational Coffees for prospective families. Please review the information below and encourage any friends/family/coworkers/etc. to join us! It will be a great opportunity to meet with the school administration, tour the campus, and learn more about our engaging community. All guests should RSVP through the links found below. Registration for new families will begin soon, and a formal timeline for all admissions activities, including re-enrollment of current students, will be communicated at the end of this week.

God bless,


School News

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. 

St. Vincent de Paul Fall Food Drive

GA's St. Vincent de Paul Society is collecting items for it's fall food drive from November 8th - 15th. Families are asked to bring in specific items based on grade levels. More information is attached.

Halloween Candy Collection

We will be collecting any extra Halloween candy the kids may have to donate to the children of the St. Bernard School on Standing Rock Indian Reservation. We’ll be collecting candy the week of November 6th. Thank you for sharing your sweet treats!

Guardian Angels Will Honor Our Veterans On November 10th


Save the Date! Guardian Angels School will be honoring our veterans with a prayer service celebration on Friday, November 10th at 1:30 p.m. in the church. Seating will be available only for veterans and our students. This event will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel for parents to watch.

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 4th-6th Grade November 16th 9 a.m. 
RSVP - Informational Coffee for New Incoming K-8th Grade November 28th 6 p.m.

Preschool Open House

Preschool Open House will be held Monday, November 13th from 5:00-7:00pm. This event is specifically for anyone considering enrolling their child(ren) in the preschool and/or pre-k program for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

RSVP- Preschool Open House

Pirates Past Noon Tickets Available

Ahoy Mateys! Please join Jack & Annie on an adventure to escape Captain Bones and return the Magic Treehouse home. Will they make it in time? Find out November 11th at 2pm and November 12th at 5pm in the PC Gym.

To purchase tickets, click here.

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 Poinsettia Sale

Don't forget to order your holiday poinsettias! 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, and 10 inch poinsettias are available. Order online or use the attached form and pay with a check payable to Troop445. Paper orders can be dropped off at the school or parish office. 

Orders are due Tuesday, November 14th. 

Orders can be picked up Saturday, December 2nd from 9am- 12pm in the Undercroft.

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."

Boosters and PTA Dues

Guardian Angels has three major parent-led organizations that provide services to our students. Athletic Boosters, PTA, and Music Boosters. There is a $75 fee that covers all three programs. Click here to learn more about what your dues are used for and how they help our school. Please visit this link to pay the dues.

Library Volunteers Needed

Mrs. Leach needs a volunteer each Monday and Friday morning from 8 -9:30 a.m. to check in and shelve returned books. First and second grade classes will be visiting the library during this time, and Mrs. Leach will be conducting a read aloud during the first part of each class period. A rotating group of volunteers would work, or we would welcome the same person each week. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Leach or sign up here.

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. If you are interested, please sign up!

Save the Date: Father/Daughter Dance

Please save the date for the GA Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, January 20th. This year's theme is “Taylor Swift Eras Tour”. More information and payment link information to come.

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

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 11/20, and 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 dates are 10/25, 11/8, 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 8th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, November 13th. 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

St. Xavier

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

  • Open House: November 12th
  • 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.
  • Open House: November 9th
  • HSPT Prep Course: November 14th and 16th
  • 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!

  • Scholarship & SAIL Applications Due: 11/15
  • 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

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.