Wednesday Herald

August 11, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Meet and Greet

August 16th

First Day of School

August 17th

8th Grade Car Wash

August 21st

Frozen, Kids Auditions

August 22nd

Halo Hustle

September 17th

Picture Day

September 19th

Moving forward, the Wednesday Herald will be sent every Wednesday throughout the school year!

Principal's Message

I look forward to the return of our angels in less than a week! It will be exciting to have the students back in the building — eager to learn, see friends, and grow in multiple ways. It will be another year of guiding each student to earn their H.A.L.O. by being Honest, Accountable, and a Leader to Others! Please read the below carefully for many important updates and notices for the upcoming year.

  • Homeroom lists were sent last week, and all students’ schedules will be active in Plus Portals/Rediker by the end of the day today. Students/parents may log-in to see detailed schedules. If you do not have a Plus Portals/Rediker account, please contact our Technology Coordinator, Mark Rinaudo.  If you have trouble logging into your account or need your password reset, please contact Melissa Boston in the office either by calling (513) 624-3141 or emailing her.

  • Last week, we conducted an initial test of our emergency notification system, which will be used when all-school communications are necessary in events such as a change in school operation due to weather. All parents should have received both a text message and an automated voice message. We retested the system again today, Thursday, August 11th, to make sure all parents are now included. If you did not receive an automated voice call and a text message, please contact Melissa Boston at (513) 624-3141.
  • Student Supply Kits are available for pick up today until 3 p.m. Kits are organized by grade level in the primary hallway. You may enter through the school main office.
  • I hope to see everyone at our Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 16th beginning at 1 p.m. Students may drop off school supplies in their classrooms, meet their teacher, and enjoy a tasty treat on their way out!
  • Picture Day is scheduled for September 19! More information to come.
  • All parents are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony for our first day of school, beginning at 9 a.m. Students and faculty will gather in front of the main school entrance for a 10-15 minute celebration of our first day of the new school year. 
  • Our first school mass will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, beginning at 8:15 a.m.
  • On Friday, August 5th, the Emergency Medical Form was sent via email to all parents. In addition, all kindergarten parents received the Kindergarten Medical Form via email on Monday, August 8. These forms are required in the case emergency assistance or transportation to a hospital is needed. These must be returned to school by the first day of school. You can email it to Melissa Boston, bring it to the school during the Meet and Greet, school supply pick-up, or drop it off at another convenient time. We will also make additional copies available at our Meet and Greet. 
  • All parents and students are required to read the 2022-2023 Student Handbook and fill out a Handbook Acknowledgement Form. Click here to review and complete the form. 
  • Please join me in welcoming Lisa Storm as our new 6th grade English/Language Arts Teacher! Lisa comes to Guardian Angels with extensive experience in this subject area and Catholic Education. We are very blessed for her to be part of our community.

I hope you enjoy the final days of summer!

God bless,

School News

Uniform Guidelines

The complete GA uniform must be worn on the first day of school, however, we understand that several families are experiencing difficulties purchasing uniform items due to shipment/processing delays from vendors. Please do not worry if you are in this situation. Your child may wear clothing as similar as possible to the school uniform until your order arrives. 

Gym Uniform

Approved GA gym shorts must be worn in grades 4-8. These can be ordered through USports. Any GA t-shirt can be worn during gym class. We are working with USports to develop an additional gym shorts option for students and will provide an update once available. Until the new shorts are available, students can wear any shorts that are appropriate in length (close to the knees).

Junior High

The official Guardian Angels Junior High hoodie that will be considered a part of the dress code will be ordered separately once school starts. Other spirit wear ordered through USports will be considered out of uniform. 

Out of Uniform Days

Unless otherwise announced, all out of uniform days will be "tops only". Students are permitted to wear an out of uniform top with Guardian Angels approved uniform bottoms, sweatpants, or gym shorts. 

Visit the GA website and review the 2022-2023 Uniform Policy for more information. 

8th Grade Fundraisers

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

Car Wash

The car wash will be held at McNicholas High School. Consider dropping your car off before heading to Mass!

Sunday, August 21st 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

More information is attached.

Fall Mums Sale

Order your fall mums today! 9-inch potted mums cost $10 each. Order online or use the attached form and pay with a check payable to Jenn O'Toole. Paper orders can be dropped off at the school or parish office. 

Orders are due Friday, September 2nd. 

Mums can be picked up Friday, September 9th from 3- 8 p.m. in the GA Pavilion.

Lunch Service 

Kaldi's Catering Services provides GA students with lunch offerings each day. Due to supply chain shortages, menu options are limited for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents need to set up and pre-order lunches through the EZ Schools Apps platform. Limited lunch items are available for students who have active accounts with available funds on the day of service. Please create an account if you don't already have one. 

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 or have transferred their VIRTUS training to SafeParish. If you are interested, please sign up!

IHM Divorce Support Group for Children

IHM will host two, 10-week sessions of the Divorce Support Group for Children throughout the year, in the fall and in the spring. The fall session will begin on September 7th and run for 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings, ending November 9th. The group will meet each week from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in the IHM school cafeteria. Children in the group will learn and practice coping mechanisms to help them adjust to the divorce of their parents. They will also participate in therapeutic activities and group discussions to help share their feelings and thoughts with loved ones.

The IHM Divorce Support Group for Children is facilitated by Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Jodi Turpening MA, LPCC-S. Contact Jodi to sign up (513)388-4096.

Halo Hustle 5K

Join us for a scenic 5K walk/run through the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington on Saturday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the race with music and fans cheering you on along the way! The race will be followed with a party, including an awards ceremony, live music from Marshall Street Project, food trucks, beverages, games, and a ninja warrior course for all ages!

Race registration includes a bib tag, t-shirt, and a "swag bag". All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels School. Again this year, we are offering a Family Bundle, where you can sign up a family of up to 4 for $100. Additional registrations are $20 each. Click here to register or for more information. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for ways to promote your company or donate to special projects at GA? Please reach out to Nicole Schneider or Christina Ackerman by August 15th.

Summer Math and Reading Assignments

Now is the time to make sure students entering grades 1-8 are wrapping up their summer math and reading assignments! Also, please remember our optional summer reading challenge!

Playground Hours Are 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Extended Care


Guardian Angels School offers an Extended Day Program from 2:45-6 p.m. 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.

For preschool Extended Day Program information, click here

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 p.m.

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.

Welcome Sara Rehl- Director of Marketing & Communications

Sara is a transplant from Cleveland who attended both a Catholic grade school and high school growing up. 

While working on her undergraduate degree in Strategic Communications and Spanish (with a minor in Business Administration) at Ohio University, Sara met her now husband Michael. After graduation, she moved to Cincinnati and began her career at pep, Inc.

For the past 3 years, Sara has been a Communications Coordinator at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Her primary responsibilities included communications on behalf of St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Chief Operations Officer and other Operations Divisions including Nursing and Quality.

Please give her a big #GAIsFamily greeting as she settles into this critical position.

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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Girls Volleyball - Save These Dates

  • Preseason Tournament: August 11-14
  • 3rd grade Scrimmage: August 20

Bandit Football & Cheerleading Registration Is Open

Bandit Cheerleading registration is now open for the fall, available for girls entering kindergarten- 2nd grade. The schedule involves one practice per week and cheering at footballs games on Saturday mornings. The season runs from late August to mid-October. To register, visit the Athletic Booster website

For more details or questions, please contact the coaches:

Brittany Sammons

Lindsey Linz

Amanda Sherman

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GA Mugs Available For Purchase

The Welcome Committee is selling Guardian Angels mugs for $7, while supplies last. If you would like to purchase a #GAIsFamily mug, click here. Mugs must be picked up at the rectory during business hours. The parish office is open 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

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.

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 either in person or via Zoom. Our meeting will start at 6:05 a.m. 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 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 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 8:30 a.m. 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.

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
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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.

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.