Wednesday Herald

May 11, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Spring Fine Arts Fair May 11

May Crowning

May 12

Penny Fair

May 13

Last Day Of School

May 27

Boosters Golf Outing

May 27

BNB & MA Weekend

June 10-12

Principal's Message

The 2022-2023 school year is quickly coming to an end with just two and a half weeks remaining! As we continue to finish in a positive and productive manner, we are also working on staffing for the upcoming school year. Here are a few updates.

  • Many high-quality candidates applied for the Band Director position. Interviews were conducted last week, and I hope to formally offer the position over the next week. I am very impressed with the field of candidates who applied and am confident we will be able to hire an outstanding new Band Director for the upcoming year.
  • Due to increased class size, we will be adding a third teacher in sixth grade! I will be posting for this position in the coming week.
  • Also, due to increased class size, we will be hiring two part-time assistants for kindergarten.
  • The Assistant Principal position has been posted to the Archdiocesan website and several candidates have already applied. I am assembling a team of teachers, staff members, and the Education Board President to assist in the search process for this important position. 

I will continue to update you on all these areas as we continue through the hiring processes. If you know of interested candidates, please have them contact me directly.

God bless,


School News

Weekly Health Update & Summary

For the dates of 5/4/22-5/10/22, zero students tested positive for COVID-19.

Find All COVID-19 Updates Here

Uniform Policy Updated For 2022-2023 School Year

The Uniform Committee has diligently surveyed, reviewed and revised Guardian Angels School Uniform Policy for the 2022-2023 school year. With much thought and input, we are proud to publish the new policy! Uniforms will be available through Schoolbelles, Lands End (tops only) and USports (tops and gym uniforms). Click here to review the policy in full detail.  

Spring Fine Arts Fair Is Tonight

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May Crowning Is Tomorrow

May Crowning is scheduled for 1:30 on Thursday, May 12. A date of May 11 was mistakenly sent out through an 8th grade update a few weeks ago. We look forward to honoring our Blessed Mother on May 12. Please send in a flower with your child to include in our school's bouquets.

Library News

All Library Books Are Due May 13, 2022

The last day to check out books from the GA Library was Friday, May 6, 2022, so all books should be returned the following week by Friday, May 13. Overdue notices will be sent out weekly until the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leach at

Book Swap in the Library

It is hard to believe that we are already facing the end of the school year! To celebrate, we are having a “Book Swap” in the library through May 25th. Clean off those home bookshelves and bring in gently used books to trade for new books for summer. There is no limit on the number of books brought in, but please make sure they are appropriate for our school and in good condition. For every book brought in, students will receive a ticket to trade in for another book. Any leftover books will be donated. What a great way to “spring clean” and get some new books for summer reading!

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is scheduled for Friday, May 27. Bus service will be available in the morning, but there will be no bus transportation for dismissal. All students must be picked up from school. We will conclude the school year at Mass with the circle song. Mass begins at 9:00. After Mass, students will return to their classrooms and all students will be dismissed at 10:30. Report cards, student awards, and IOWA results will be sent home on the final day.  


Did you order a yearbook this year? Yearbooks will be passed out the week of May 16th. We have some extras this year so if you would like one, they are first come first serve. Please email Mary-Kaye Carraher if you are interested.

A Message From Music Boosters

We've had a successful musical and performing arts year so far! With the Christmas Concert and the Spring Musical (H.S. Musical Jr.), we are wrapping up the school year with our Spring Concert. As with a year ending, so is our music boosters program and that means some board members will be leaving us since their kids are graduating. We have three open slots if you are interested in being on the board, which doesn't take up too much time. The only commitment is to attend virtual meetings every other month and help provide volunteer support for our three major activities: Christmas Concert, Spring Musical and Spring Concert. The rest of the time is advising the Music/Performing Arts for GA via email exchange. If interested in this minimal effort of volunteering to help continue the success of the music program please email our Music Boosters President, Jason Claes. Thank you and have a safe and healthy summer!

Playground Hours Are 8:00am-6:00pm

We want to remind everyone of the hours of operation for our new playground equipment. The portion of the new playground that was installed in the fall sits outside the area where our old equipment sat. Since it is outside the mulch area and is now closer to other property lines, the portion of the equipment with the slide CANNOT be used outside of the posted playground operating hours. Those hours are 8:00am-6:00pm. 

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Summer Assignments


Required Summer Math: Summer Solution Math Books 

Each student currently in grades K-7 is required to complete a Summer Solutions Math book over the summer break. Books can be purchased through the Summer Solutions website.

Please order the standards-based mathematics book for the grade level your child just completed. These books are also available in many bookstores as well as on Amazon. The book should look similar to the photo attached. 


Required Summer Reading Assignments  

In order to help students maintain their skills in Reading during the summer months, all students going into grades 1 – 8 are asked to read one required book as listed below. Each grade level Language Arts teacher will provide specific instructions to the students in a letter.


Students entering Grade 1: Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire 

Students entering Grade 2: Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger 

Students entering Grade 3: Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli 

Students entering Grade 4: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 

Students entering Grade 5: Rules by Cynthia Lord 

Students entering Grade 6: Because of Mr. Terupt by Robert Buyea

Click here for the letter for 6th grade parents. 

Students entering Grade 7: Choose 1 of the following novels:

  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi  
  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix  
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds  
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin  
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko 
  • All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat  
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin 
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo  
  • City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau  
  • Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan  

Click here for the letter for 7th grade parents.

Students Entering Grade 8: The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick 

School Supply Kits Available To Order For Next Year


School Supply Boxes for Grades 1-8 are now available to order online. They will be delivered at school before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Please remember when ordering to choose your child's grade for the 22-23 school year, NOT the current grade. Click here to order your child's supply kit.


Preschool and kindergarten families will get information from their teachers about their supplies.

Kinder Cocktails Will Be Held Is September


Save the date for Kinder Cocktails! The event will be held Friday, September 23rd. More information will be available as the date approaches.

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Penny Fair Is This Friday

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Save the date for this year's Penny Fair, which will be held on Friday, May 13th. Order Pizza Lunch Here

Volunteer for the Fair Here

Donate items to the Fair Here

Grades K-8

  • Grades K-8 will attend from 10:30am-1:30pm with a staggered entry time
  • K-3: 10:30
  • 3-5: 10:45
  • 5-7: 11:00
  • 8th Graders are working the event
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students must attend with a parent or guardian.
  • $5 Pizza Lunch (includes 2 pieces of pizza, drink & chips) will be offered. Students and adults attending must order lunch in advance through the WeShare Link.
  • At 1:30 all students will return to their classroom. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will have an option to leave early with their attending adult. Any child leaving early must sign out with their teacher.

Preschool- PreK

  • Preschool & PreK will attend with their teacher from 10:00-10:30am.
  • Students will receive a goodie bag after playing a select group of games.
  • A pizza and juice box lunch donated by the PTA will be served during their lunch time.

Ice Cream Truck Will Be At GA On Last Day of School

The PTA has invited Special Neat Treats to Guardian Angels for the last day of school. Special Neat Treats is an ice cream truck that has been featured on local news, national publications and the Today show. It is a family-run ice cream truck that is staffed by a father and his two adult children with Down Syndrome.  

Special Neat Treats will be parked by the GA Pavillion on Friday, May 27th from 10:30-11:30am. After students are dismissed from school, families are invited to make individual purchases from the truck and celebrate the conclusion of the school year. All treats range from $2- $5. Treats are not being purchased by PTA. Parents will need to purchase treats, and monitor selections for food allergies. The ice cream truck takes cash or credit cards.

While students are enjoying their treats, teachers will be celebrating the conclusion of another year together at a special luncheon. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their children. 

If you are interested in learning more about ice cream truck, please check out the Special Neat Treats Facebook Page.

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Girls Volleyball News

Register now on the Boosters' website.

Evaluations are the week of May 23-26; details are listed by incoming grade level for the 22-23 school year below:

  • 4th grade: Wednesday, May 18 4:30-5:30pm
  • 5th grade: Wednesday, May 18 5:30-6:30pm
  • 8th grade: Monday, May 23, 4:00-6:30pm
  • 7th grade: Tuesday, May 24 4:00-6:30pm
  • 6th grade: Wednesday, May 25 4:00-6:30pm
  • 3rd grade: No evaluations

Save these dates:

  • UC/GA Camp: July 25-27

Registration is now open for this camp! Just sign-up on the Boosters' website. Camp will run from 9:00-11:30am for 3-5 graders; the cost for athletes in these grades is $75. Camp will run from 12:00-3:00pm for 6-8 graders; the cost for athletes in these grades is $90.

  • Preseason Tournament: August 11-14
  • 3rd grade Scrimmage: August 20
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Fathers Team Meeting This Friday

This 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 either in person or via Zoom. Our meeting will start at 6:05am Friday morning and last for one hour. Together we explore the readings and consider how the scripture's message can be applied to our daily lives. If you are holding back because you’re not an expert, join the crowd....neither are any of us! Join us in person in the Undercroft (Conference Room B), or by Zoom, this Friday at 6:05 am. Contact us at for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.

Young Men's Faith And Fellowship Continues

Our Young Men's Faith and Fellowship has been so well received that it will continue on throughout the year!

When: Mondays from 8:00-9:00pm

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Room B in the undercroft or by zoom 

Age: 20’s to 40’s 

Join together in brotherhood with other men to grow in virtue and faith. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of authentic Catholic masculinity with topics ranging from family and fatherhood to prayer and spiritual life. Join us every week or as your schedule permits. No religious expertise or background required. Contact Brice Berger at for additional information.

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Bid-N-Buy & Major Awards

Our Bid-N-Buy auction and Major Awards raffle are returning this June!

This will be a stand alone fundraiser with the Bid-N-Buy auction conducted completely online. Both culminate on the weekend of June 10-12.

Major Awards raffle tickets were mailed to parishioners' homes and are available to purchase in the rectory. Tickets will also be sold after Masses on the following dates:

  • May 21st and 22nd
  • June 4th and 5th

The grand prize for Major Awards is $12,500!

Here's how can you help our Bid-N-Buy:

  1. Check out the Amazon Wish List. Put your online shopping skills to good use! You can always donate an Amazon gift card in any amount, and we will use it towards our bigger items. Click here to view the list.
  2. Festival tags are set up in front of the kitchen in the gathering space if you visit the church. Take a tag and return it with your donation. Don't forget to include your name so we know who to thank! Gift cards are needed for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
  3. Donate lottery tickets in any amount.
  4. Do you have season tickets to local sports events? Can you spare a couple of tickets? We would love to offer tickets to the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, UC, XU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UD, etc.
  5. Do you have an experience you can offer? Maybe a tour of your small business or you have a contact with someone at a restaurant, brewery, or factory?
  6. Send in a cash/check donation to the rectory. Please make your check out to Guardian Angels and mark your check as "Bid-N-Buy Donation."


The deadline for returning donations is June 1, but sooner is better! Registration for online bidding will be open May 22.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you to the local businesses who are sponsoring our Bid-N-Buy and Major Awards this year!

Angel Sponsors

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Bid-N-Buy Sponsors

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Event Weekend Sponsors

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Other Donations: Thacker Orthodontics

Save the Date – Gathering Of Angels On June 12th

Please join us for a Gathering of Angels on June 12th! The event will take place from 1:00-5:00pm. Athletic Boosters will be selling drinks and we'll have a few food trucks on-site. We will also hold a cornhole tournament with an adult and junior option available for those who want to play. More information is coming soon! Keep an eye on our parish website and social media sites. 

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Camp GAudeo Help Is Needed


Thanks to an unprecedented response to Camp GAudeo (June 27-July 1), we have over 120 students in grades 4-7 registered for our week of fun. Now we have a great need for adequate adult chaperone assistance for each day of camp. The Youth Ministry team is asking families to consider if there is an adult in your household who could commit to a day (or more) to help with this important ministry. Adult chaperones act as liaisons for high school counselor leaders and offer supervision for activities under the direction of the youth minister. Contact Bradley Barnes in the Youth Ministry Office if you have any questions, or sign up at this link.

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, May 16th 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. 

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

Spring Soccer League Sign-Ups are Open

Registration for Girls Southeast and Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association (boys) teams is open now. More information and a registration form is attached.

Little League Baseball League

Registration is open now for the spring season of Anderson Township Little League Baseball. A flyer with more information is attached.

Intro to Irish Dance Camp

Erickson Irish Dance is offering a unique camp experience this summer. There are two sessions offered for children ages 5-12. More information is attached.

Summer Camps At McNick

McNicholas High School is offering a number of different camps for kids of all ages this summer. Camps begin June 6th and run through July. A complete guide to the camp offering is attached, or you can visit their website for more information.

Summer Activities at Saint Ursula

Registration for Saint Ursula Summer Academy and Athletics Camps is now open!  There is something for everything this summer at SUA. Grade school girls are invited to learn how to play the guitar, try their hand at cooking, sing, perform, and fine-tune their math skills during one of our Summer Academy sessions, or dribble, spike, pitch, or lob during one of our Athletic Camps. For a complete list of information, as well as registration links, please visit

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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.