Wednesday Herald

May 25, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Last Day Of School

May 27

Boosters Golf Outing

May 27

BNB & MA Weekend

June 10-12

Principal's Message

Our Circling Time is near! On Friday, we will conclude the 2021-2022 school year! I sincerely thank every member of this community for supporting our efforts to help our students to be safe, productive in their learning, and striving to earn their HALOs. It was a year full of many academic successes, spiritual milestones, and personal growth. I am proud of the work accomplished by all throughout this school year.  

Planning for the upcoming school year has already started in many ways. We are actively interviewing for several open positions, including the assistant principal role. First round interviews concluded yesterday, and we are planning for second round interviews with selected candidates next week. Search committee members include Lauren Dotzauer, PK teacher; Bree Bockhorst, primary teacher; Kathy Myres, intermediate teacher; Emily Gaul, junior high teacher; Maria Cohen, specials teacher; Mark Dulle, business manager; and Amy Vogele, Education Board member. Please join me in praying for God’s guidance and wisdom as we search for our new assistant principal. I have also accepted the resignation of preschool teacher, Kelly White. Please join me in wishing her well!


Details for the closing day are listed below. Please remember that all students must be picked up at 10:30 on Friday. Bussing in the morning is available; however, students will not have bus transportation at the end of the day for the 10:30 dismissal.

If you have any questions throughout the summer, please call the school office (513-624-3141). You can also email Melissa Boston or Corey Stoops. If you need to come on campus, please call/email ahead of time to make sure the building is open.

In closing, thank you for sending your angels to GA this school year. I cherish each one of the students and have truly enjoyed interacting with them as they developed throughout the year. Guardian Angels School is a special place because of the people who make this an outstanding community! May God bless each community member for a safe and fun summer! I look forward to seeing all our angels again in 82 days as we begin the 2022-2023 school year!

All my life’s a circle, sunrise and sundown.

The moon rose through the nighttime,

‘Till the daybreak comes around.

All my life’s a circle, but I can’t tell you why

The seasons spinning ‘round again.

The years keep rolling by.

God bless,


School News

Weekly Health Update & Summary

For the dates of 5/18/22-5/24/22, one student tested positive for COVID-19. As we go into the summer, we will continue to monitor the pandemic and update our policies and procedures accordingly. I will communicate our plan in early August. 

Find All COVID-19 Updates Here

Last Wednesday Herald

This is the last Wednesday Herald of the school year. These all school emails will begin again in early August.

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. Parents are invited to join us for Mass, but be aware seating will be limited. This Mass will also be livestreamed to our Facebook page and YouTube channel. 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.  

Note from the Nurse's Office


Attention all current 6th-grade parents:

Thank you to everyone who has already returned immunization forms this year. 

Letters were sent home earlier this month to remind families who have not already done so, to submit records of vaccinations required by the State of Ohio PRIOR to entry into 7th grade. Those two vaccinations are a Tdap Booster, and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine.


To all parents of students with Emergency Medications:

Allergy and Asthma action plans were sent home earlier this month to all families who have shared that their child has been prescribed an emergency medication (Inhaler, Epinephrine, etc.). Please have these updated over the summer so you will be all set for the start of the school year in August. If you prefer an electronic copy, I am happy to email one to you. My address is:

Mrs. Pyles

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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. Orders must be placed by July 1st.


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

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. 

Extended Care


Guardian Angels School offers an Extended Day Program from 2:45pm to 6:00pm for students at our school. If interested, please click here for more information, registration form, and pricing for the K-8 program. All forms have been updated for the 2022-2023 school year.

New Parent Orientation

We are excited to welcome many new families to Guardian Angels for the 2022-2023 school year! To help ensure a smooth transition, we will offer a New Parent Orientation on Thursday, August 4 beginning at 6:00pm. This orientation session will be for students enrolled in KDG-8th grade. Preschool and Pre-K will host an orientation session on Tuesday, August 16. Details for both events will be forthcoming, and sent to new parents during the summer, but please mark your calendars now!

Auditions Coming Soon For Frozen Kids


Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to participate in the upcoming performance of Frozen KidsAuditions will be held at Guardian Angels Parish Center on Monday, August 22 from 2:45–4:00pm.

Sign up for an audition slot by going to; in the left menu, select GA Musical under the School Musicals heading and click on the hyperlink text to the signup genius. Prepare a short segment (up to 30 seconds in length) of a song of your choosing to be sung without accompaniment. On the website there are monologues to practice. They can be read/memorized. If you cannot read we will be happy to help you.

The cost is $90. Everyone will get a part. All fees are due at the time of auditions. (No refunds will be given). More information is attached.

For questions please contact Tina Lukondi at or (513)257-4482.

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.

Monster Mash Volunteers Needed


Do you love Halloween? Creating community? Please consider joining the Monster Mash committee. We NEED someone to shadow Amy Armstrong Smith to lead this Parish event. If that does not happen, 2022 will be the last Monster Mash. If you have any interest in chairing this event, or just being on the committee, please email Amy Armstrong Smith.

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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 - 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

Fall Soccer Announcement

Registration is now OPEN for 2022 GA Fall Soccer. Please sign your son or daughter up on our Guardian Angels registration site. Registration is due by August 1st.


Practices are held at GA and games start in September. We continue to offer two leagues based on age and skill level.

  • Guardian Angels Pre-K and K Coed 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 still learning the game. If you have any questions, please email Matt Ciotti, Megan Schulte,  Sam Schulte.
  • SAY East Guardian Angels Soccer: Open to 1st - 8th grade students and experienced kindergarten soccer players. Practices typically 1-2 times a week with weekend game(s). These are highly competitive games and teams that offer lots of soccer development and playing time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Kathmann
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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.


Registration is now open for the Bid-N-Buy auction! You can view the great offerings we have so far with more items being added daily. All GA school children whose parents have already registered or register before June 1 on Qtego will be able to come out of uniform one day during the 2022-2023 school year (Mr. Stoops will choose the day). Please register here

The following donations are still being accepted:

  1. Check out the Amazon wish list by clicking here.
  2. Lottery tickets in any amount.
  3. Season tickets to local sports events? We are looking specifically for Bengals, UC, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
  4. Cash/check donation to the rectory. Please make your check out to Guardian Angels and mark your check as "Bid-N-Buy Donation."

The festival cart is set up 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.

You will be able to bid on items starting Monday, June 6th at 6:00am; bidding closes at 8:00pm on Sunday, June 12. 

Last minute donations will be accepted only until Wednesday, June 8.

Pick up of winning items will be Tuesday, June and Wednesday, June 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm each day at the school entrance.

Thank you for your generosity! 

Major Awards

Major Awards raffle tickets were mailed to parishioners' homes and are available to purchase in the rectory.

The grand prize for Major Awards is $12,500! The deadline to purchase and/or return tickets is noon on June 12th. The rectory office is closed on Sundays, and does not receive mail on Saturdays, so please plan accordingly.

Father King will draw the grand prize winner to kickoff the Gathering of Angels event, which begins at 1:00pm on June 12th. Details for that event are below.

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.

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.

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 Facebook page and YouTube channel

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.

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

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

Burn Bootcamp For Kids

Burn Bootcamp Anderson is offering a week long camp for children ages 10-16. Designed for middle and high school-aged children, Burn Elite Sports Performance is a fitness program geared toward injury prevention, balance, flexibility, endurance, and efficiency. Perfect for sports teams, athletes, or anyone looking to improve their health and athleticism. The camp runs June 28 - July 14. More information is attached.

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.