Wednesday Herald

February 15, 2023

Upcoming Dates

GS Cookie Drive Thrus

February 18th

February 25th, 26th

No School

February 20th

Kitchen 1883 Fundraiser

February 21st

Fish Fry Events

Fridays through Lent February 24- March 31

Dodgeball Tournament

March 11th

Mother Son Event

March 12th

Grandparents Day

March 28th

Principal's Message

The end of the second trimester is this Friday, February 17! It is hard to believe we are entering the final grading period for the 2022-2023 school year already! Report cards, along with winter MAP/iReady assessment reports will be sent home March 3. Also, as communicated last week, we will begin our annual IOWA Assessments testing in March. A detailed schedule is being finalized; however, please avoid March 13-27 for any planned absences for your child(ren).

God bless,


School News

Health Update

During the time period of 2/8/23-2/14/23, 1 student tested positive for Covid (8th grade).

Catholic Schools Honor Band at St. Xavier High School

Congratulations to Dylan Whitacre, Sarah Rinaudo, Sophia Luttmer, Henry Froehlich, and Joe Myers who will be participating in the Catholic Schools Honor Band at St. Xavier High School this weekend! They will rehearse and perform with students from Catholic Schools all over the Cincinnati area and an accomplished guest conductor. We are proud to have them represent Guardian Angels School at this event!

Substitute Teachers

Our substitutes serve an essential function in the successful running of the school; we could not operate without them. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please contact Melissa Boston in the school office! We are always looking for dedicated individuals to help in this capacity. Thank you for considering!

St. Xavier High School Summer Camp Opportunities

This summer St. Xavier is excited to offer a variety of summer camps where current and prospective students, as well as boys and girls in grade school, will meet new friends, explore the St. Xavier campus, and experience the core tenets of a Jesuit education. Through hands-on, community-based activities, St. Xavier’s teachers and coaches promote fun summer experiences filled with learning opportunities. Minecraft, filmmaking, guitar, acting, makers space, and a variety of sports camps are offered.


Class of 2028: St. Xavier is offering the first-ever Summer Enrichment Program! Through a mix of academic, cultural, social, and athletic activities, the SEP provides an excellent opportunity for students to become acquainted with life at St. X. Students will make a film, break out of an escape room, and build and race a soap box derby car. Register your son today for a fun-filled summer of meeting future classmates and having fun! This program is offered to rising 8th-grade boys only. Students who register by February 29 for the Summer Enrichment Camp can use discount code SEP50 and save $50.


Camps will sell out early so register today! Click here to register.

Get Creative with Mrs. Pavely!

Stage Crew is Needed for the 2023 Spring Musical

Students in grades 5-8 are needed behind-the-scenes for The Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition, March 23th and 24th. Our first stage crew meeting will be Wednesday, February 22nd from 3-4 p.m. in the Music Room. Applications are available from Mrs. Leach or at Email questions to Holly Leach at

Girl Scout Cookies

Register for GA Dodgeball Tourney

Come join us for 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.


$45 to play, $20 to watch

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

Purchase tickets here. Deadline to register to play is Friday, February 24th.

Questions: Contact Jeremiah Badell ( or Chad Linz (

PTA Bake Sale Donations Needed for February 24th Fish Fry

PTA will be hosting a bake sale for the Fish Fry on February 24th. Anyone interested in donating a dessert is asked to bring it to the cafeteria on 2/24 between 4:30 - 6 p.m. There will be a table set up to collect donations. For the safety of others, If your item contains nuts, please indicate that on the outside of the packaging. Help support the GA PTA and satisfy the sweet-tooth cravings of our Fish Fry diners by donating to the bake sale.

Kitchen 1883 Fundraiser

Visit Kitchen 1883 on Tuesday, February 21st for Guardian Angels Restuarant Day! Mention GA to your server or when you pick up a carry-out order, and 15% of your total sale will go toward PTA fundraising efforts!

Save the Date for the GA Mother-Son Glow Bowling Event

The GA Mother-Son Glow Bowling Event is planned for Sunday March 12th from 2-4pm at Cherry Grove Lanes. Click here to register.

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Our Fish Fry Returns February 24th

Our Drive-Thru Fish Fry is back and open Fridays throughout Lent. There is no fish fry on Good Friday. The full menu available is found on our parish website.

We will also have a dine-in option in the undercroft.

Everyone will enter the parking lot from Brachman.

  • If you plan to park and dine-in the undercroft, pull into the first entrance on the left.
  • If you plan to go through the drive-thru, pull in the second entrance on the left.

A map is attached to see how the parking lot will be laid out during fish fry.

Children must be accompanied at all times. The playground and basketball hoops will be closed during these events due to the drive-thru line wrapping through the parking lot.

Camp GAudeo Registration is Open!

Registration for Camp Gaudeo 2023 (June 26-30 and July 10-14) has officially opened! If you have or know a child currently in grades 4-7, then go to the Camp Gaudeo page on the Guardian Angels website to find promotional materials and registration. There are 30 spots per grade for Week A (June) and 15 per grade for Week B (July), and they will go fast!


If you currently have or know a student in grades 8-12, have them apply to be a student counselor. There are 55 possible service hours for each week, and they will get to attend the afternoon activities for free!


Also, keep in mind we're always needing adult volunteers at a variety of involvement levels. See this link to register as an adult volunteer.

This year, there are multiple ways for a camper to possibly come to camp for free! They include:

· Requesting Full or Partial Youth Ministry Scholarships

· First Month Raffle (Registration Completed by March 1st)

· Design Contest

Bible Camp

Food Truck Party VBS invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer's biggest party!

Children are invited to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; "Give us this day our daily bread." These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God — and that it's by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met.


GA’s Bible Camp runs from Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


Click here for more information.


We are also in need of incoming 7th grade, 8th grade and high school volunteers. Contact Mrs. Froehlich to volunteer. 513-624-3146

CCD Cake Auction at March 3rd Fish Fry

Join us at the Fish Fry on March 3rd as CCD hosts a cake auction! Bring cash to bid on your favorite cake! Minimum bid is $10. All cake proceeds will go towards a frozen treat to end the week of GA's Summer Bible Camp.

Weekly Guardian Angels Mass Schedule

Monday through Friday: 7:30am

Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday)

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am

Greeters and Gift Bearers

How can your family contribute to the success of our liturgies? We need individuals, couples and families to serve as greeters (stand at the Gathering Space doors and welcome Mass attendees to our parish) and gift bearers (bring up the bread, wine and collection basket at the Offertory Procession during Mass). We need volunteers for all 3 of our weekend Masses. Contact Kay Froehlich ( or Mary Fey ( if you have any questions. Thank you for volunteering to serve in these important ministries. Your help is much needed and appreciated! Sign up here.

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: 1st and 3rd Monday every month from 8:00-9:00pm 

Where: Guardian Angels 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. Each session combines the best research from science with the teaching of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive and capable of transforming himself, his family, and greater society. Contact the group at for 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

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 "Ways to Pray" from the Blessed is She devotional. 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.

Message from Father Angi

It came to my attention on Monday that one of the deacons in our family of parishes created a furor by his homily on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Scout Mass at Guardian Angels. The words and the message were inappropriate for the youth and made for a very uncomfortable position for all gathered: families and children alike. I sincerely offer my apology for this situation and assure you I will be speaking to the deacon and relaying the inappropriateness of the message given. Thank you for your understanding and my prayers for all the scouts and their families.

Soccer for Spring 2023: CO-ED (PreK & K) & SAY East Girls and Boys 1st-8th Grades


Guardian Angels Boosters are excited to open 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). Based on the number of players, teams are formed by “Blind Draw” procedures balancing the number of players by age and number on each team. 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).


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 to SAY by 2/27. Sign up before then to ensure a spot on a roster. See you in the spring! 


Please reach out to our Soccer directors with any questions:

Brian Kathmann ( for SAY East Leagues 1st-8th

Megan and Sam Schulte ( &

Spring Track Registration is Now Open

Register now! Guardian Angels Boosters are enthusiastic to announce the second year of our Track and Field program in the spring of 2023, with the added excitement of GA being selected to host the first Annual Guardian Angels Invitational held at McNicholas!

GA will sponsor track teams this spring season that will last from March to mid May. 

Boys and girls from grades K-8th are invited to join and compete in various sprints, distance, relays and field events. The teams are K-2nd (co-ed), with boys and girls teams in 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th 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, so 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.

Playing another sport such as baseball, volleyball or soccer? No problem! This is a new program and 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! See you in the spring! 

Register now!

2023 CYO Track Meet Schedule

Please reach out to our track directors with any questions:

Jake Andreadis (

Sarah Lewis (

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

Lunchroom News

Kaldi's offers a daily hot lunch option for our students. All meals must be pre-ordered before 8:00 a.m. the day of service through the EZ-Parent website. Students have the option to buy additional items during lunch, as long as they have an account with a positive balance. To set up a new account, or manage an existing account, click here.

Click here for important tips when ordering. For questions regarding the program, email Kaldi's at The menu is available on the school website.

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 and up to date on ongoing bulletins. If you are interested, please sign up here.

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, February 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 our Office Assistant, Melissa Boston, using the main school phone number (513) 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

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

Anderson Fastpitch Softball Association

Calling all softball players! Registration for the Spring 2023 season is now open! Click here to register! See FLYER for more information. T-Ball is available for 6U! Questions? Email

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.