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Wednesday Herald


September 8, 2021




Upcoming Dates



Halo Hustle

September 11th


Kinder Cocktails

September 17th


Feast of Guardian Angel

October 3rd


Monster Mash

October 23rd


Parents Night Out

November 13th




Click Here For COVID-19 Updates

Principal's Message


We will host our Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday, September 21 beginning at 6:30. This event is for parents of students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade and does not include preschool. Parents will report directly to their child’s classroom; there will not be a formal presentation in the PC gym as in previous years. For families with multiple children, we will have three presentation sessions per the schedule below. If you have a junior high student and a child in another grade level, please attend the junior high session first. This will take place in the Undercroft. All parents should report to their first session by 6:30.


6:30-6:40            Principal’s Welcome & Prayer

6:40-7:00            First Presentation

7:05-7:25            Second Presentation

7:30-7:50            Third Presentation

7:50                     Event Conclusion


I look forward to seeing everyone soon!


God bless,


Corey Stoops

School News

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The Halo Hustle Is Saturday!

 

Have you registered yet for the Halo Hustle? It's a great event for which you can bring the whole family! Not into running? Come for the party! In addition to the 5K course, there will be live music from Model Behavior, food vendors, beverages, festival games, and an amazing ninja warrior course on the football field. Fun for all ages! Click here to register for the race and the ninja course.

Picture Day


Fall Picture Day will be Monday, September 20th. A reminder that students may dress out of uniform but should wear school appropriate attire. More information regarding orders will be coming soon!  

GA Chess Club Registration Is Open

 

We are very excited that Guardian Angels has been selected again to participate in the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund Chess in Schools program this year. The program is open to any GA students in grades 3-8 who want to learn to play chess. The club meets on Mondays from 2:45-4:00; the program runs through the entire school year.

 

Sign-up by clicking here. The first 14 students to sign up will get a spot in the club. The club is free to participate but we ask that as a condition of your child’s participation, parents agree to the conditions outlined on the sign-up website; as well as the health guidelines to follow.

 

If you have questions, please contact Florence Dwyer.

Activity & Organization Dues

 

Please pay your dues for the 2021-2022 school year through this link. Dues are $75 per family and includes fees for PTA, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters. Information about each is listed below.

 

  • PTA - the critical link between the teachers and the parents. In addition to planning special events, PTA provides financial and resource support to fill many major gaps including classroom equipment, in-school renovation, library support, teacher appreciation events, after school enrichment programs, and much more.
  • Athletic Boosters - organizes Guardian Angels athletic programs, including maintaining our fields and gyms and helping cover administrative cost of many of our programs.
  • Music Boosters - partners with Mr. Lommel and Mrs. Leach to organize our music programs, provide access to classroom instruments, music sheets, and other costs not covered in your tuition.

 

Classroom Party Fees

You will also see that Classroom Party Fees are listed on the dues payment page. PTA asks that $15 for each child is donated. Classroom coordinators organize parties for each homeroom for all grades.


Teacher/Staff Gifts

Parents are encouraged to contribute towards teacher and staff gifts. It’s a great way to let them know how grateful we are for them. 

8th Grade Fundraisers


Chipotle Fundraiser

Don't want to cook? Help support the 8th grade by dining out with Chipotle Anderson on September 22nd. Please share the attached flyer or use the code 33M46MA when ordering online. The fundraiser runs from 5:00-9:00pm at the Chipotle located at 7630 Beechmont Ave.


Upcoming Car Washes 

The 8th grade class is holding one more car wash to raise money for its class trip and graduation activities. The car wash is held at McNicholas High School. Consider dropping your car off before Mass!

Sunday, October 17 (this is a date change) - 9:00am-1:30pm

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Show Our Teachers & Staff Appreciation


It's been a great start to the year, and we would like to show our appreciation to teachers and staff. PTA will be stocking the staff lounge the week of September 13th. If you would like to contribute, please click here. Please deliver all donated items to the front office on September 13th and label PTA-hospitality. Thank you so much for your contribution!

Save The Date - Parents Night Out

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Fathers Team Meeting This Friday


Fathers of Guardian Angels students: Join us this Friday, September 10th, at 6:05am in Conference Room B with the GA Fathers Team. Each week during the school year we meet early on Friday for one hour to discuss a topic that is meaningful for dads. 


Our topic this week should hit home for every GA Dad....How to Balance Career, Catholicism, and Kids. No preparation is required. Just show up and join in the conversation, or just observe. You'll walk away more informed on this "dad topic" and be better equipped from the discussion to execute your most important role, that of being a good father. Come solo, or better yet, bring a friend! 


Again, mark your calendars to join us this Friday in person or optionally join via Zoom. Contact us at GAfathersteam@gmail.com for the zoom information, or to get on the GA Fathers Team email distribution.

The Feast of the Guardian Angel


We are excited to celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angel on Sunday, October 3rd! Our celebration will begin with the noon Mass and continues with a parish picnic at 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend! Guardian Angels will provide pulled pork and chicken from City BBQ. We ask parishioners attending to bring a side, salad, or a dessert to share. Please bring your dish to share in a throw away container. Please RSVP through the this link by September 26th. Be sure to all of the sign-up genius instructions carefully; this includes indicating how many people are in your party and what dish you plan to bring.

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Monster Mash


Tickets are available now for our Monster Mash. All families in our parish community are invited to this Halloween bash. The event is Saturday, October 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm and will include music, food and a photo booth. Tickets are $50 per family or $15 per individual. To purchase tickets, click here.


Volunteers for this planning committee are still needed. If you're interested, email Amy Armstrong Smith.

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Cherub Hoops League: Pre-K Through 2nd Grade


The GA Boosters is proud to announce the formation of a fun and instructional basketball league for our littlest Angels beginning this Fall! Teams will be formed by age/grade: pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade only, 2nd grade only.


Who: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade student at GA

When: Saturday mornings from October 23rd through November 27th 

Where: PC Gym


More details, sign-ups and volunteer information will be available soon.

Other News & Reminders

School Masses

For the week of September 13th, students will participate in the following school Masses:

Tuesday: K-3

Wednesday: 6-8

Thursday: 4-5 

All Masses begin at 8:15am. 


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.

Lunch Volunteeers Needed

Our Heavenly Cafe is reopened and ready for our Angels to enjoy their lunches. Volunteers are an essential part of our lunch operations. Please consider joining us to help supervise our Angels during their lunchtime. Volunteer shifts are from 11:00-12:45 each day. You can sign up here. Just a reminder: All volunteers must have transferred or completed SafeParish certification.

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 ga@kaldiscatering.com.

The menu is available on the school website.

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 6th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Tuesday, September 13th. 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.

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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 Amazon.com! 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 smile.amazon.com page of the site for GA to receive the benefit. 

Designate GA As Your AmazonSmile Recipient

Community News

McNick Craft Fairg

The 2nd Annual Craft Fair will be held at McNick on September 18th. Proceeds benefit the McNicholas Alumni Association. Details are attached.

Saint Ursula Academy

SUA has a number of events planned for this fall - offering great opportunies for interested students to learn more about the campus. Details are attached.

Mercy McAuley Upcoming Events

Parents can find information about the Mercy McAuley’s admissions process and upcoming recruitment events at www.mercymcauley.org/ClassOf2026.

RedwoodPrep HSPT Preparation Program at St. Xavier High Schoolg

An HSPT prep course is available at St X this fall. The course will be taught on October 30th and November 6th at St. Xavier High School from 8:00am- 12:00pm or 12:30-4:30 pm.

More information is attached. Parents can sign-up at www.RedwoodPrep.com.

Stay connected to GA through the following social media platforms:

Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  YouTube

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.

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