School News
Back to School Bash is This Friday

The Guardian Angels School PTA, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters will host a Back-to-School Bash on  Friday, August 23rd  from 5:30-8:30pm for all school families. This event is open to all families who have children in preschool through eighth grades; there will be no individual class parties this year. The Bash will have food available from Sweets and Meats, Tin Man Grill Taco Truck, Ramundo's Pizza, and Kona Ice. There will also be a Ninja Course on site. Wristbands are $15 per child and included unlimited runs on the course.
Meet the Teacher Night (K-8)

Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 for families of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. I look forward to seeing all parents there! It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, listen to presentations by school administration and school/parish organizations, as well as talk with other GA community members! This event is for parents only. We will begin in the PC Gym with social hour at 6:00pm, followed by presentations starting promptly at 7:00pm. Following this, parents will be dismissed to classrooms for teacher/grade level presentations. Three sessions will be available, so that parents with multiple children can visit all classrooms. An announcement over the loudspeaker will be made to indicate when parents should switch classes. 
Emergency All-Call System

All parents should have received a phone call from Guardian Angels School on Tuesday, around 4:30-5:00 p.m. This was a test of our emergency all-call system. If you did not receive a phone call, please email Jill Buchmann. The emergency all-call system is used to inform you of a change in operation due to weather or other emergency situation. 
Extended Day Program

The Extended Day program for preschool-8 grade will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 21. Additional information regarding the extended day program can be found here. If you have questions, please email Rosemary Kapp (kindergarten-8) or Lauren Dotzauer(preschool/prek).
Kinder Cocktails

Parents with children in preschool through first grade: Save the Date! Our Kinder Cocktails event is  Friday, September 6th . This is a great way for parents to meet other parents. Please RSVP to Jennifer Stoehr by August 30th if you plan to attend. More information is  attached .
Servathon is September 27

Save the date for our 7 th annual Labor of Love Servathon which will be held on Friday, September 27th ! All students, faculty, and staff spend this day providing service to many different charities. We ask that parents, family members, and friends sponsor students for their service. More information on that process, as well as volunteer needs for this event, will be communicated in the coming weeks.
PTA News
Fees/Dues/Gifts for 19-20
We’ve made it easy for you to take care of your PTA/Booster Dues, Classroom Fees, and Gifts for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit pay.gaschool.org to pay your dues . Please ensure to pay attention to each payment; some are per family, and some are per student. We hope that you find this easy and convenient. Your contributions are very important to our children to continue to build a bigger, brighter future for each child, and to our teachers for recognizing their love and dedication to our children.
PTA Volunteer Sign Up Genius is LIVE!
The PTA Volunteer Sign-Up is live and ready for action! Please click here and sign-up for any activities for which you are able to donate your time. Recall that each family is asked to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours each school year. This is a great way to fulfill those duties. You will be contacted by the event lead as each event approaches.
Used Uniform Exchange
As you clean out closets to prepare for the new school year, consider donating your old uniform items to PTA. Any uniform pieces that are in good condition, and meet current GA uniform guidelines will be accepted. We ask that donated items not be overly-faded, pilled, torn, stained or dirty. You can place your donations in the labeled box in the school office until August 27th .

If you are looking to add a few new pieces to your current uniform collection, donated items will be available during the social hour on Meet the Teacher night.

Questions should be directed to Becky Tiefenbach .
Box Tops Goes Digital This Year
Box Tops is going digital! The Guardian Angels PTA collects Box Tops and uses the funds earned to purchase indoor recess games and outdoor recess equipment. This year, Box Tops is switching to a digital platform. To participate, you’ll need to download the Box Tops App. No more cutting labels off boxes! Instead, you’ll go into the Box Tops app and just scan your grocery receipt within 14 days of purchase. You’ll find more information attached .

Currently, you can still find old Box Tops labels on some products. GA students can still submit those paper Box Tops to their homeroom teachers and parishioners can drop them off in the special collection envelope located on the bulletin board in the Church Gathering Space. Those labels will be picked up on November 1st and then again on March 1st . These physical labels are being phased out though so at some point the digital option will be the only way to submit Box Tops.
Parish News
Feast of the Guardian Angel
Please save the date for our celebration of the Feast of the Guardian Angel on Sunday, September 29th ! Our celebration will begin with the noon Mass and continues with a parish picnic. All are welcome to attend! More information will be available as the date approaches.
Soup & Speaker Event on September 10th
Please join us for soup, fellowship, and a fantastic speaker on Tuesday, September 10th. All ages welcome. Father David Endres, Dean of Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, will discuss the heroism of Catholic chaplains and sisters in the American Civil War. More information is attached.
Reminders
Upcoming School Masses

Students will participate in an All School Mass on  August, 28th  at 8:15am.
This year two school Masses will be held each week: Wednesdays for grades 4-8 and Thursdays for grades K-3.

For a calendar of upcoming Mass times, log into your parent portal in   Rediker . Click on the Calendar, the box with the arrow, found on the right side of your home page. School Masses are shown in the light blue color. Or you can make a selection in the filter drop down, to the right above the calendar dates, to just show School Masses.
 
Parents and other family members are invited to attend any Mass your child will be attending. You are also welcome to bring any younger siblings with you.  
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 8th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, September 9th . A  complete schedule  for the school year is attached
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.
Amazon Shopping Supports GA

You can now 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.  
Stay Connected with GA on Social Media
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. Guardian Angels uses our Facebook page to keep families informed about upcoming events, news, and other information regarding our school and parish.  If you want to make sure you see information posted through the Guardian Angels page, please make sure you  go to our page , click Following (just under the cover photo), and then choose See First. This way anything we share will still be seen in your newsfeed.
You can also follow us through our  Twitter page .
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