Wednesday Herald

March 8, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Fish Fry Events

Fridays through Lent February 24- March 31

Dodgeball Tournament

March 11th

GS Cookie Drive Thrus

March 11th, 12th

Mother Son Event

March 12th

Wizard of Oz Performances

March 23rd, 24th

Spring Flower Sale Orders Due

March 27th

Grandparents Day

March 28th

Principal's Message

This past month, we upgraded our cameras on campus to increase visibility to see all areas of campus and improve safety and security. This is just one of the many ways we are working to increase security and safety on campus through the $100,000 school safety grant Guardian Angels received. I will be working with the Education Board, School Safety Team, and our School Safety Specialist to continue to prioritize how these funds are spent and keep our angels safe.

God bless,


School News

Health Update

During the time period of 3/1/23-3/7/23, zero community members tested positive for Covid.

Message from the Nurse's Office

With the crazy weather we are having, Allergy Season is coming! Many students are already experiencing itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. In addition, it is not uncommon for sleep to suffer when they experience these symptoms. 


Once again, I wanted to put out a friendly reminder that if your child experiences seasonal allergies, the following measures may be helpful:


  • Washing hands with soap and water or use a wet wipe when coming indoors (this is more effective than hand sanitizer for allergies)
  • Remove clothes you've worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair (especially before bed)
  • Remove shoes when entering your home in order to avoid tracking pollen throughout the house
  • If you take an allergy medication, and have not done so, start taking it regularly through the allergy season 
  • It can be helpful to wear a facemask outside when allergens are high.
  • If you know your allergens, you can follow counts here.

I wish you all a healthy and happy spring!

Nurse Pyles

Tuition Drawing and Class Donation Contest at March 10 Fish Fry!

Stop in the Gathering Space to enter a chance to win the tuition drawing and drop off your donation for the class donation contest!

Tuition Drawing: You may fill out one chance per child. Only students who are enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to win. (Enrolled & fees are paid). A winner will be chosen Monday. 

Donation Contest: Donations of juice boxes, jelly, and small individual snack bags (chips, pretzels, etc.) will be collected by grade level for the Guardian Angels Peanut Butter Ministry. The grade with the most donations will receive lunch from wherever the grade-level selects! 

Yearbooks On Sale Now

Order your yearbook today! Just click here and enter our yearbook ID code: 8713123. Or you can search by our school name.

Help Build a 3D Printer

Mr. Rinaudo and Mrs. Hacker invite you to help build one of GA’s new 3D printers. We will be hosting sessions on the following Wednesdays:  3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, and 4/26. You can sign up for one day or multiple days. Spaces are limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.   


Who: Students in grades 5 – 8  

When: Wednesdays after school until 3:45pm  

Click here to register.  


Contact Donna Hacker,, with questions.  

Penny Fair Coming Soon!

Penny Fair will be held on May 12, 2023. Students Pre-School to 8th Grade will be attending to play games, win prizes and have fun with their classmates.


For this event we are looking for volunteers to donate their time helping to monitor games, hand out prizes, and set-up/clean-up. If you cannot donate your time, please consider donating some of the supplies needed for this event. 

Please sign up for volunteering and donations using the QR codes in the links below! 


Reminder to parents with students in Grades Kindergarten and 1st grade - a parent or guardian is REQUIRED to attend this event and walk around with students for the duration of the event (10:30am-1:30pm)! Additional emails will be sent out soon.


Questions? Reach out to Bridget Fesenmeier ( & Megan Schulte (

8th Grade Spring Flower Sale

The 8th grade class will be hosting multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for their class trip and graduation activities. 

Spring Flower Sale

The 8th grade class is selling 12-inch combo hanging baskets. Orders are due March 27th. Flowers will be available for pickup Friday, April 28th from 3:00-8:00pm in the GA PavilionOrder online or fill out the attached order form and make a check payable to Jenn O'Toole. Paper order forms and check can be dropped off at the church or school office.

Grandparents Day is March 28th!

Extended Care Pickup Fish Fry Fridays

Due to the traffic for our Fish Fry on Fridays throughout Lent, the extended care pickup process will change. On Fridays during Lent, parents will need to park in the lower lot. Weather permitting, students will be outside until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., preschool and Pre-K parents can pick up their children at the PC doors. K-8 students can be picked up by ringing the doorbell at Bishop Rehling Hall.

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!

GA's Spring Musical is The Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition will be performed at Guardian Angels School on Thursday, March 23rd and Friday, March 24th.

Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

For information on purchasing tickets, please visit

Send a message to your star performer or crew member through our Musical’s program this year! Wish someone good luck in the performance, congratulate them on their hard work, or tell them how much you love them…all in a text line or up to 1/2 page ad! Click the order form for details.

Girl Scout Cookie Drive Thru Sales

GA Girl Scouts are holding two more drive-thru cookie sales.

  • Saturday, March 11 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, March 12 9am-3pm

All drive-thru events take place in the upper lot at McNicholas High School.

GA St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Joseph's Table

In honor of St. Joseph's feast day, which is March 19th, we invite you to offer a family prayer to St. Joseph, and as a sign of gratitude for our blessings, provide an item for those who count on our generosity. Students may bring in their items from Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17th.

Preschool and Pre-K: Facial Tissues

Kindergarten: Toothbrushes

1st Grade: Toothpaste

2nd Grade: Shampoo

3rd Grade: Liquid Dish Soap

4th Grade: Deodorant

5th Grade: Paper Towels

6th Grade: Cleaning Spray

7th Grade: Laundry Detergent

8th Grade: Deodorant

Click here for more information.

Donate $1.00, Dance a Jig, and Wear Your Green!

On St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17), you are permitted to wear a GREEN out of uniform shirt with your uniform bottoms or G.A. sweatpants. Please wear school appropriate out-of-uniform shirts.

By donating $1.00, you are supporting local charities in their unending work for the poor of Cincinnati.  These people, like the real Saint Patrick, work tirelessly to care for the spiritual and physical needs of many people.


Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day—or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see. Some people also think sporting the color will bring good luck, and others wear it to honor their Irish ancestry.

Weekly Green Team Update

PTA Hosting Staff Soup Lucheon

PTA will be providing the GA staff with a soup luncheon on March 15th to let them know how lucky we are to have them! We will provide the soups from several local restaurants. However, we would love your support if you are able to contribute. Please see the Signup Genius. We appreciate any donations. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kasi Gruber at Thank you so much! 

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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Visit Our Fish Fry!

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

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

Upcoming meetings are March 8, March 22, April 26, May 10 & May 24

Where: Guardian Angels Church in Room B in the undercroft

Age: 20s - 40s

Looking for a new way to pray during Lent? 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.

Guardian Angels Football Registration Open!

The Guardian Angels (GA) Football Program Welcomes ALL active parishioners, CCD, school students of GA in grades K-8th grade to the 2023 football season. Join the GCYL, the largest and best youth football league in southwest Ohio.

Register here!

You do not have to pay until the fall! When registering, enter the grade your child will be in for the 2023-2024 school year.

Bandit: K-2nd Grade

Pony: 3rd & 4th Grade

Reserve: 5th & 6th Grade

Varsity: 7th & 8th Grade

Important Dates:

Conditioning Begins (optional): July 10th

Practice Begins (all levels): July 27th

Angel Bowl: August 19th

League Games Begin: August 26th/27th

Playoffs Begin/Bandit Bowl: October 21st/22nd

Championship Games: November 4th/5th

We follow USA Football's coaches training and player safety guidelines with coaches certified at all levels. Coaches are trained and certified in Concussion Awareness, Lindsay's Law practices, and Virtus. Player Safety is our #1 concern. Coaches teach the appropriate fundamentals at each level which help our players become better prepared and skilled in the sport of football.

For any questions, concerns, or interest in coaching, contact Tim Trucco.

Join us for the GA Dodgeball Tourney

Come join us for an exciting evening of spirited competition at GA’s Annual Dodgeball Competition. Hang out with friends and meet new ones!

Teams are formed and ready to go! Pay here or at the door. Music, food, beverages and lots of fun are all included. Help support the Athletic Boosters.

Questions: Contact Jeremiah Badell ( or Chad Linz (

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 4th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, March 14th. 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

We are in need of 10U Softball Players (2013 birth year is ideal)! Registration for the Spring 2023 season is now open! Click here to register! See FLYER for more information. 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.