Wednesday Herald

September 7, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Fall Mums Order Pick Up

September 9th

Halo Hustle

September 17th

Picture Day

September 19th

Kinder Cocktails

September 23rd

Jersey Mike's PTA Fundraiser

September 27th

Feast of the Guardian Angel

October 2nd

Monster Mash

October 22nd

Parents Night Out

November 12th

Principal's Message

Guardian Angels is implementing a new math program for students in grades KDG-5 beginning this school year called iReady. The focus of the program is to guide students in developing a conceptual understanding of mathematical principles. To achieve this, iReady uses the Try-Discuss-Connect instructional routine that helps students:

  • Engage in productive struggle
  • Participate in mathematical discourse
  • Make connections between different models and solution strategies.

Your child will be challenged to explore mathematical concepts in depth while learning multiple strategies to help them understand the presented objective.

Shortly, if not already completed, your child will take a diagnostic assessment to determine strengths and opportunities for improvement. Teachers will have access to this data to inform their instruction and make sure your child is appropriately challenged. This will take the place of the MAP assessment for math which students have taken in previous years.

To assist in this transition to iReady, we are working with an instructional coach to help ensure the success of all learners as we implement the new program. Our coach will help teachers analyze diagnostic data, create learning paths for individualized instruction, assist in technology resources, answer iReady questions, be present in classrooms to assist with instructional techniques, and much more! Please join me in welcoming our coach, Christy Roy!


I look forward to watching our students grow their math skills through iReady!

God bless,

Corey Stoops

School News

Health Update

Between 8/31/22-9/6/22, 4 community members tested positive for COVID:

  • 1st grade
  • 5th grade
  • 8th grade (2)

Thank you to all the parents who continue to contact the school nurse with notifications about positive cases, exposures within the family, and other health-related items. This strong communication allows us to properly notify our community of positive cases which we hope will prevent additional spread within the school, and prevent bringing it home to vulnerable loved ones.

Halo Hustle is Next Saturday!

Be sure to register your student for the Halo Hustle 5K walk/run under their homeroom team! The homeroom with the most sign ups will win a pizza party. Any students that register by Wednesday, September 7th will get an out-of-uniform day to sport their Halo Hustle t-shirt with uniform bottoms

The Halo Hustle is Saturday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. The race will be followed with a party, including an awards ceremony, live music from Vinyl Countdown, food from Cheba Hut, Hawaiian Dine-in, and La Rosas, 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 for more information. 

Picture Day is September 19th

Fall Picture Day will be Monday, September 19th. A reminder that students may dress out of uniform, but should wear school-appropriate attire. Order information will be coming soon!

Student Income Form

On Friday, September 2nd, the Student Income Form was sent home with our students. All of our school families are asked to review and complete the enclosed Student Income Form. This information is very important to ensure our continued participation in federal programs. These programs provide a variety of materials and services for our children, teachers, and school. They are one of the few benefits our school receives from tax dollars and we don't want to lose it. Please return this form to school by September 14th

St. Ursula Academy Upcoming Events for Grade School Girls

St. Ursula invites grade school girls to visit and experience all the reasons why they were awarded "Best of Cincinnati" in the school category by the Cincinnati Award Program.

  • Shadow Days: Now through December- Be a Bulldog for a day while you visit classes, make friends, meet teachers, take a tour, and experience the sisterhood.
  • Grade School Volleyball Night: September 20th- Cheer on the Bulldogs and learn school cheers.
  • Educational Services (ES) Program Night: September 22nd- Learn more about SUA's one-of-a-kind program for students with identified learning disabilities.
  • Admissions Information Night: September 29th- Learn about the admissions process and timelines. A tour is included during this event.
  • Open House: October 23rd

Information about these events and many more can be found here

Archbishop McNicholas High School Upcoming Events

Visit McNicholas High School and learn more about how you can Find your Brilliance as a Rocket!

  • Shadow Days: September 12th through December (8th grade only)
  • Future Rockets Sports Nights: Free to all grade-school students!
  • Football: September 9th
  • Girls Volleyball: September 20th
  • Information Sessions: September 28th and October 13th
  • Parents Coffee with the Principal: October 7th, 14th, and 21st
  • Open House: October 23rd and 24th
  • HSPT Practice Test: October 15th 
  • HSPT Prep Course: October 22nd and 29th, November 5th and 12th
  • Application Deadline: December 1st

Visit the McNick website for more information and to register for any events. Email any questions to

Mercy McAuley News for Grade School Families

Grade school girls are invited to experience the excitement of Mercy McAuley and what it's like to be a Wolf!

  • Shadow Days: September 21st and 30th, October 5th, 14th and 28th, and November 5th (8th grade only). 
  • Grade School Soccer Night: September 14th
  • Parent Information Nights: October 4th and 10th, and November 8th
  • HSPT Prep Class: Four-week course on Saturday mornings
  • Beginning on October 22nd, 29th, November 5th or November 12th

Visit the Mercy McAuley website for more information and to register for upcoming events. 

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. 

Fall Mums Sale

Don't forget to pick up your fall mums on Friday, September 9th from 3- 8 p.m. in the GA Pavilion.

Car Wash

The car wash will be held on Sunday, September 25th from 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at McNicholas High School. Consider dropping your car off before heading to Mass!

Join the Green Team

The Guardian Angels Green Team is looking for new members!

The Green Team is a group of parents, teachers, and students who are interested in spearheading sustainability updates and events for the school. It is a great opportunity for parents to get involved with their children in creating positive changes for our community together! 

Please contact Meghan Robson if you or your child are interested in joining our team or would like more information.

Classroom Coordinators Needed

The PTA needs your help to support our teachers and students this year and is looking for classroom coordinators for each homeroom. Multiple spots are available for each homeroom, so grab your friends and sign up!

Preschool-4th grade

  • Three parties per year (Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day)
  • Coordinators plan an hour-long party, including games, snacks, and crafts.
  • We have plenty of ideas to share from past parties, so there is no need to feel overwhelmed if this is your first time signing up!

5th-8th grade

  • Three pizza and movie parties (Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day)
  • Coordinators collaborate with the teachers to pick up pizza and select a movie.

To sign up, click here. Reach out to Allison Hermes with any questions.

PTA Dues

Guardian Angels has three major parent-led organizations that provide services to our students. Please pay your dues for the 2022-2023 school year through this link. Dues are $75 and includes fees for all three programs below. 

  • PTA: The critical link between teachers and parents. In addition to planning special events, the PTA provides financial and resource support to fill many major gaps, including classroom equipment, in-school renovations, library support, teacher appreciation events, after-school enrichment programs, and more.
  • Athletic Boosters: Organizes Guardian Angels athletic programs, including maintaining our fields and gyms, and helping cover administrative costs of many of our programs. 
  • Music Boosters: Partners with the music teachers to organize our music programs and provide access to classroom instruments, sheet music, and other costs not covered by tuition. 

Classroom Fees

Classroom party fees are $15 for each child's homeroom. Parties include Halloween, Christmas, and either Valentine's Day or at the end of the year for 5th-8th grade. 

Teacher Gifts

Parents are welcome to donate towards gifts for GA staff. This is not mandatory but is a nice way to make sure our teachers and staff know how grateful we are for them. Please visit this link to contribute.

Save the Date for Parents Night Out

Save the date for a "Fabulous Night in Vegas" Parents Night Out event on November 12th from 7-11 p.m. in the Parish Center! More details will be shared as the date approaches.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the event, please click here

Jersey Mike's Fundraiser

Don't want to cook? Support the PTA by dining out with Jersey Mike's Anderson location on September 27th. No flyer is needed, just mention Guardian Angels at check out!

Kinder Cocktails


Please join your fellow GA kindergarten and 1st grade parents for Kinder Cocktails on Friday, September 23rd for an adults-only evening in the GA pavilion! Additional details will be shared via email. Please reach out to Kathleen Linz, Lindsey Linzor Courtney Stenger with questions. 

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The Feast of the Guardian Angel

Please save the date for our celebration of the Feast of the Guardian Angel on Sunday, October 2nd! Our celebration will begin with the noon Mass and continue with a parish picnic. All are welcome to attend! Guardian Angels will provide pulled pork and chicken from Sweets & Meats BBQ. We ask parishioners attending to bring a side, salad, or a dessert to share. Please bring your dish in a throw-away container. Please RSVP through this link by September 23rd. 

Monster Mash Save the Date!


Save the Date for our Monster Mash! All families in our parish community are invited to this Halloween bash. The event is Saturday, October 22nd from 6-9 p.m. in the GA Lower Lot. Ticket information is coming soon. 

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

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

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic 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. Join us every session or as your schedule permits. No religious expertise or background required. Contact the group at for more information or to join via zoom. 

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month from 8:00-9:00 pm, beginning July 27th

Where: Guardian Angels Catholic 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. No prior knowledge or materials are needed; come as you are! Join us every session or as your schedule permits. 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 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.

Basketball Registration is Now Open

Guardian Angels boys and girls basketball registration is now open to all families of Guardian Angels Church and School for 3rd-8th grade students. To register, please visit the Boosters website

Registrations for girls must be received by September 27th and registrations for boys must be received by October 15th. 


  • Girls: September 28th
  • 3rd Grade: 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the OG
  • 4th Grade: 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the OG
  • 5th and 6th Grade: 5:30-7 p.m. in the PC
  • 7th and 8th Grade: 7-8:30 p.m. in the PC
  • Boys: October 16th
  • 3rd Grade: 5-6 p.m. in the OG
  • 4th Grade: 6-7 p.m. in the OG
  • 5th Grade: 7-8 p.m. in the OG
  • Boys: October 16th and October 19th (both dates required)
  • 6th Grade: 5-6:15 p.m. in the PC
  • 7th Grade: 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the PC
  • 8th Grade: 7:30-8:45 p.m. in the PC

Important Dates:

  • Girls
  • October 17th: Practice May Begin
  • October 28th: League Schedule Published
  • November 4th: Season Begins
  • January 8th: Regular Season Ends
  • January 12th-15th: End of Season Tournament
  • Boys
  • November 1st: Practice May Begin
  • November 21st: League Schedule Published
  • December 2nd: Season Begins
  • February 5th: Regular Season Ends
  • February 8th-12th: End of Season Tournament

Please email any questions you may have to or

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 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.

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!

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. 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 outre/ach 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.