• Wednesday, August 7, 6:00pm: Preschool Orientation. We will begin with a brief overview in the undercroft and then go to preschool classrooms for teacher presentations. This event is for all preschool families.
  • Thursday, August 8, 6:00pm: New Parent Orientation for grades KDG-8. We will meet in the school library to review important policies & procedures and answer any questions from our new parents.
  • Monday, August 19, 1:00pm: Meet and Greet in students’ classrooms. All parents and students are invited to meet teachers and drop off school supplies. This is a great opportunity to acclimate your child to his/her new classroom. A special treat will be served to students in the parking lot at 1:45.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 9:00am: You are invited to participate in the Opening Ceremony. All of the students and teachers will gather near the entrance of the school as we officially open the new school year. (Location may change due to weather.) 
  • Tuesday, August 27, 7:00pm: PTA Meet the Teacher Night (KDG-8) in the PC Gym. This event is for parents only. At the end of a brief meeting in the PC Gym, there will be classroom sessions which you are invited to visit the homerooms of your children for a presentation from their teachers on their grade-level curriculum. A social hour begins at 6:00; during this time you may talk with other families, learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and much more. Preschool parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and learn important classroom information at the Preschool Orientation scheduled for August 7.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 8:15am: You are invited to attend the Opening School Mass. All students (K-8) will gather to ask God's blessings as we begin a new school year!

I hope everyone enjoys the final few weeks before school starts!
School News
School Supply Toolboxes

If you ordered school supply kits for the upcoming school year, they will be ready for pickup on Sunday, August 18th after the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses. The boxes will be in Room 4 of the school building. If you have any questions, please email   Jill Buchmann

If parents are shopping on their own, grade level supply lists are available on our  website . Preschool and prek are not included in the school supply kits. A supply list for those students can be found  here .
Back to School Bash

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.
KinderCocktails

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. More information is  attached .
PTA News
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.
In Case You Missed It - Q Group Released Final Report
Parish Pastoral Council released the Q Group's final report last month. The Q Group was established in 2017, as Guardian Angels Parish celebrated its 125th anniversary. The group, made up of long-term and new parishioners, GA school and non-school families, and a few staff members, was tasked with looking at the strengths in our community as well as areas where we could improve and help develop a vision for the future. You can read the full report below.
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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