School News
Mio's Monday on February 17th

Mio's in Mt. Washington (corner of Sutton and Salem) will donate 10%of sales Monday, February 17th to the GA 8th grade class. The donation goes towards our 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Thank you to Mio's and all our GA families for your support!
GA Cub Scouts

Our GA Cub Scouts have been busy this winter, working on building tool boxes and rock climbing!  The scouts learned how to safely cut wood, use a hammer and nail, measure boards and paint and stain.  

They collected toys for St. Joseph's Orphanage as part of our Pack Christmas Party.

The Scouts also had a pack outing to Climb Time in Oakley, were the boys did come rock climbing.  

Coming up on February 23rd, they have the annual Pinewood Derby Car race in the undercroft. The Scouts would like to extend the invitation to everyone to join up at the race. This is a good opportunity for students interested in scouting to come see what it is all about. More information is attached.
Father-Daughter Dance is February 29th

Please join us in your brightest neon at the Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 29th. Our glow themed party, “Light Up the Night”, will take place in the undercroft from 7:00-10:00pm.

You can RSVP and pay the admission fee online; the cost is $30 per family. If you would like to send a check, send it to the school office in an envelope marked Father Daughter Dance. Please include your family's name as well as the number of people attending. All proceeds benefit the 8th Grade Washington D.C trip. 

A flyer for the event is attached. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Timko.
Save the Date: Mother-Son Event

GA Mothers and Sons are invited to Get Your Glow On! The mother-son event will take place Sunday, March 1st from 2:00-4:00pm at Cherry Grove Lanes. The event is $20 per person which includes your lane, shoe rental, pizza, cookies, and drinks. More information and an RSVP form is attached. The RSVP form should be returned by Friday, February 21st.
PTA Spring Used Uniform Event
Friday, February 28th
2:30-3:30 PM
5:00-7:00 PM
Room A (Undercroft)

It’s time to clear out those outgrown uniforms and donate them to the PTA Spring Uniform Event!

Collection will begin Tuesday, February 18th and end Thursday, February 27th.  Any uniform items in good used condition can be dropped into the collection bin outside the school office. We are in need of shorts but please hold onto pants for our fall event.

Need some extra uniform items? Stop by Room A in the undercroft on Friday, February 28th between 2:30 and 3:30 or during the fish fry from 5:00 to 7:00 and grab what you need!
FREE!
After School Enrichment Opportunities
Please see the attached flyer for more information on classes available in January and February. They include art classes, a skills and agility training session, sewing workshops, and cake decorating.
Any questions, please email Dena Conover .
GA Athletics Boosters Scholarship
Guardian Angels Athletic Program strives to provide a positive sports experience, while teaching the fundamentals of each sport and preparing children for high school athletic programs. The GA Booster Board is dedicated to providing the best possible athletic program for the children of our parish. Catholic Youth Athletics furthers the mission of the Catholic Church by providing sports experiences for the youth that are firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition, based on the goals of the Catholic Youth Ministry, and aligned with the evangelizing mission of the Catholic Church.
This spring, the GA Athletic Boosters will again award two $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to one male and one female 8th grade student enrolled at Guardian Angels school or a student parishioner enrolled in CCD to help with the costs of a Catholic high school education. Click here for eligibility and application.  The deadline is Friday, March 20 .
Registration Open For Track
Calling all runners and jumpers! Registration is now open for boys and girls grades 3-8 who would like to participate in track this Spring. Track is a great sport that can easily fit as a second or third option for those participating in other Spring sports. Regardless of experience or skill level, all are welcome and will find it to be a very enjoyable and fun activity. Like past years, we anticipate our teams will be combining with IHM’s track teams. Don’t miss out on the fun and register as soon as possible. More information is available on the Boosters' website . If you have any questions or if you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Toby Schisler .
Fish Fry Fridays Begin February 28th
Guardian Angels hosts a fish fry dinner  every Friday during Lent  in the undercroft from 5:00-7:30. There is no Fish Fry on Good Friday. Everyone is welcome! There is plenty of food for families to eat-in or carry out. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, mac-n-cheese, french fries, cole slaw, and baked goods. Senior dining will be available for parishioners in Room B. There is also a craft corner for children. Children must be attended by an adult at all times.
We do need volunteers to help work each week of the event. Please contact  Marianne Glassmeyer  if you would like to volunteer.

We feature a Craft Corner every week at the Fish Fry events . The Craft corner is in need of donations. Egg cartons for the paint, paper towels, and markers would be much appreciated! If anyone needs service hours, children grades 5 and up are welcome to help in the craft corner. Just email Lisa Mastruserio to sign-up.

PTA also runs a Bake Sale during the Fish Fry events. You can donate baked goods or sign-up to work that sale here . The money raised at the bake sale goes towards supporting our GA teaching staff.
40 Days for Life
Guardian Angels parishioners volunteer to cover two of the 40 Days for Life event where we have someone continually praying from 7:00am to 7:00pm at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility. Many of our working parishioners try to cover our early and late hours and those available during the day fill the hours in between.
 
Please consider joining us as many of our “regulars” can no longer participate mainly for health reasons. Sign up at  40daysforlife.com/cincinnati  or on the bulletin boards in the gathering space.  The GA dates are Wednesday, February 26th and Wednesday, April 1st . Questions? Problems signing up? Contact  Luann Rowekamp A flyer for the campaign is attached .  
Soup & Supper Speaker Series
Sacrament, Sacrifice and Service: God’s Plan for Lent

Join our parish family during Lent as we prepare our hearts in anticipation of our Savior’s death and resurrection. Share a meal and discover God’s plan for you during Lent. We’ll begin with soup, chili and fellowship at 6:00pm, followed by a presentation at 7:00pm.
RSVP and sign up to share a dish on the specific dates below:

March 2  : Fr. Andrew Moss, Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary Instructor of Canon Law 
March 16  : Jessica Rinaudo, Editorial Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
March 30  : Mt. St. Mary’s Seminarian Anthony Marcelli
Guardian Angels Follies Presents:
Follie the Yellow Brick Road
Save the dates for the 2020 Angels Follies Performances of  Follie the Yellow Brick Road  ! Show Dates are April 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25 ; all performances are at 8:00pm except for April 19th which is at 3:00pm.
Tickets will be available online through the   Follies website .
 
Guardian Angels Follies is a Parish Service Organization that has been dedicated to raising funds for the Guardian Angels Church and School for 56 years. Funds raised have helped bring to life projects such as the Science Lab, Parish Center, student scholarship fund, steeple lighting and many more.
 
Stay up-to-date with news about this year's production through the   Follies Facebook page .
Registration Is Open For Bible Camp
North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is.
Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor  , invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. Kids will take on the role of brave Knights and begin their quest each session by opening the King’s Book.

GA’s Bible Camp runs from Tuesday, June 16 through Friday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Parents need to complete a  camp registration form  as well as an  Archdiocese Release Form  to register each child attending camp.

Incoming 7th and 8th grade and high school students are needed as volunteers at Bible Camp. If interested, complete the attached  volunteer form  along with the  Archdiocese Release Form  and return to the Religious Education Office.
AmazonSmile Is Now Available Through The Amazon App
Anyone using the AmazonSmile feature to benefit Guardian Angels Church can now do so through the Amazon App! If you shop on Amazon, y ou can  sign-up  to have a portion of your purchase come back to Guardian Angels. Now when you make purchases through the AmazonSmile app OR 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. 

To make the adjustments in the app, follow the directions below.
From there, just follow the directions to turn on AmazonSmile and start shopping.

This update will be available soon on IOS. Until then, those users will need to be shopping from smile.amazon.com page of the site for GA to receive the benefit.   
Reminders & Other News
Upcoming School Masses
Students will attend grade level Masses the week of February 17th with each Mass beginning at 8:15am.
Wednesday: Grades 4-8
Thursday: 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 5th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Tuesday, February 18th . A  complete schedule  for the school year is attached
Spirit Wear
PTA is offering a new spirit wear option this year. Just go to the online shopping site and choose what you like. There are many different options available. If you need to check sizes, stop in to U Sports on Five Mile Rd. Orders placed online are typically ready for pickup in the store within 10 days.
Parents Service Hour Challenge
The PTA is encouraging every parent to give a minimum of two hours of service to the School or Parish. Any GA school parent who submits the attached form no later than May 1, 2020 with over 25 hours of service documented will be entered into a drawing for one free in-parish tuition for the 2020-2021 school year. The winner must also be in good standing with VIRTUS. Examples of service opportunities and a list of the official rules for the challenge are listed on the PTA section of the website .

The scholarship prize is sponsored by PTA, Music Boosters & Athletic Boosters.
The winning family will be announced prior to the end of the school year.
Family Rosary
GA is blessed to have Eucharistic Adoration almost every Thursday from 3:00-9:00pm. We begin those hours with the Family Rosary at 3:00pm. We say five decades of the rosary and rotate which mysteries we pray based on the day of the week or the liturgical season. It takes about 20 minutes. We will be praying each week for our Guardian Angels school and parish community. ALL ages welcome. 
Click here for which classes will be leading throughout the remainder of the year.
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 . You can also watch a quick video showing how the new digital platform works here.

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 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.
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.
Stay Connected with GA on Social Media
Stay up-to-date with all things GA by following us on social media. 
Guardian Angels is active on several social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Facebook serves as our primary social channel 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 Facebook 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 .
And new this year: we've just launched an Instagram account !
You will also be able to find links to our social media channels at the bottom of every Wednesday Herald.
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