Wednesday Herald

April 17, 2024

Upcoming Dates

No School- In-Service Day

April 26th

First Holy Communion

May 4th

Incoming Kindergarten Welcome Mass

May 7th

Spring Fine Arts Fair and Spring Concert

May 8th

Penny Fair

May 10th

Principal's Message

Yesterday was a truly special day as we celebrated Grandparent’s Day! Thank you to all the grandparents who were able to attend and make our day so meaningful. We began the day with a beautiful mass in a full church! This was such an inspiring sight! Afterward, everyone could feel the presence of love as students spent time with the grandparents, showing them their classrooms, enjoying a treat in the undercroft, and visiting the book fair! We are truly blessed with an outstanding community full of loving and caring students, teachers, grandparents, parents, parishioners, staff, and more! Much planning went into creating this special day, and I thank all those involved!

God Bless,


School News

Book Fair is April 15th-19th

Guardian Angels is pleased to sponsor our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, held in the GA library. Make today the day you read something new just for the fun of it! The line-up of titles is fantastic, so look for the flyers coming home soon!

Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair and discover your child’s next favorite book!

Book Fair Dates: April 15th-19th

Shopping Hours: During school hours: each class will be assigned their own shopping time. Lunch time open shopping hours are available as well.

Location: GA Library

Online Shopping Dates: April 15th-28th. See our Book Fair webpage for more information!

Electronic payment is highly encouraged, so there is no better time to take advantage of the Book Fair eWallet! Let your child shop the Fair cash-free with our digital payment option. Learn more on our Book Fair homepage and get started creating an account.

As always, volunteers are essential to the success of the fair. 

Volunteers are invited to sign up here

School Supply Kits Available to Order for Next Year

School supply kits for kindergarten through 8th grade are now available to purchase for the coming year. It offers convenience for parents to have all of your child's needed items collected and ready for the start of the school year. The prepared kits are delivered to your home before classes begin. 

Participation in this program is not required. When ordering supply kits, or purchasing your own supplies, remember to use the list for the grade your child will be entering, NOT his/her current grade. All students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade must have a Texas-Instruments TI-30Xa calculator, so please purchase one if needed.

Click here to order your child's supply kit. If parents would like to shop on their own, grade-level supply lists can be found here

The deadline to order supply kits is July 1st.

Preschool families will get information from their teachers about their supplies.

Spring Fine Arts Fair is May 8th

We are looking for volunteers to help set up the art fair on May 8th. If you are available to help during the day, please sign up here.

Kindergarten Screenings

Kindergarten screenings will be on Wednesday, May 1st from 8:30-10:15 am in Room 101 by the Parish Center entrance. We will only screen new students to GA and not current GA Pre-K students. If you have not signed up, please click here

The Peanut Butter Ministry Says Thank You

The Peanut Butter Ministry wishes to send a thank you to the students, parents, teachers, and administrators for your generous donations. 

 You are angels! Your weekly donations are greatly appreciated. Many of the people who receive them tell us that you are remembered in

 their prayers. Thank you for thinking of them during Lent. We are sure your guardian angels are very pleased. THANK YOU!

Incoming Kindergarten Welcome Mass on May 7th


All incoming kindergarten parents and students are invited to attend the incoming kindergarten welcome Mass on Tuesday, May 7th at 8:15 a.m. Mass will be held in the Guardian Angels church. Please arrive early to find seating. Spots will be reserved. Immediately following Mass, the PTA will have light refreshments in the gathering space. The uniform closet will also be open to all visitors.

St. Gregory the Great Youth Ministry Summer Volunteers Needed

The St. Gregory the Great Youth Ministry is hosting a variety of faith and fellowship days over the summer, and the number of students we can provide this service to is heavily dependent on the number of adults who volunteer. We are asking people to sign up to volunteer through April 17th, and after that time, we will open student registration. Many questions can be answered in the attached flyer or on the sign-up sheet. Also, if you have any additional questions, feel free to email

McNicholas High School Electronic Recycling and Shred Event

As you begin your spring cleaning, keep in mind that McNicholas High School is sponsoring an Electronics Recycling & Shred Event on April 20th from 9-11:30 a.m. Safely destroy your print and electronic data in one stop! Bring up to 5 boxes or trash bags of papers to be shredded for $20 and up to 2 boxes or laundry baskets of electronics to be recycled for $10. Cash only. Click here for more details.

2024 GA Golf Outing Information

The 2024 GA Golf Outing will be held on May 24th at California Golf Course. The outing will have a shotgun start at 11:00 am with interactive games and events to follow.

Sign-ups for both golf and sponsorships this year will be ONLINE ONLY through our new boosters website www.gaboosters.netNO DAY OF payments or cash will be accepted. Additionally, you must sign up as a foursome, single sign-ups are no longer available. 

The sign-up window will go live on April 8th at 9:00 am. This event fills up fast, so be sure to mark your calendars. 

Don’t want to play but want to support the event? Sponsorships can be purchased through the boosters' website on April 8th starting at 9:00 am.

You can also donate a bottle of wine, liquor, or spirits for our newly created bottle bonanza game! Our goal is 75 bottles of wine, liquor, or spirits. 

For sponsorship information and levels including bottle donation, please contact Jimmy Ionna ( or Tim McElroy ( 

Guardian Angels Boosters Announce Installation of New Turf Field

The Guardian Angels Boosters are pleased to announce the approval of installing a synthetic turf field. To see the letter from the Boosters President, FAQ, and field mockup, please click here.

St. Gregory the Great Summer Activity Update

Please see the attached document for important updates about Camp Gaudeo and summer activities available for our incoming 5th-8th graders.

Land's End School Uniform Sale

Get Creative! With Mrs. Pavely: After-school Art Enrichment Classes

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

We are in need of helpful hands to keep an eye on our students in grades K-8 during lunch for the second half of the school year! Please consider sharing a small part of your day to assist. All volunteers must be SafeParish trained. If you are interested, please sign up!

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Upcoming PTA Events

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-May 10th and Penny Fair is May 10th! 

For Penny Fair: Students Pre-School to 8th Grade will be attending to play games, win prizes and have fun with their classmates.


Penny Fair Reminder to parents with students in Grades Kindergarten and 1st grade - a parent or guardian is REQUIRED to attend this event and walk around with students for the duration of the event (10:30am-1:30pm)! Additional emails will be sent out soon.


To sign up to volunteer for Penny Fair, click here.


If you cannot donate your time or want to participate further, please consider donating to Teacher Appreciation Week and Penny Fair by clicking here.


Questions? For Teacher Appreciation Week: Victoria Regan ( or Amanda Fitzpatrick (

For Penny Fair: Megan Schulte (


Football Registration is Open  


Registration for the GA football program is now open! ALL active parishioners, CCD & school students of GA in kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to participate. Registration is open through the end of April.  

Please note, Athletic Boosters is migrating to a TeamSnap platform for all registrations, volunteer tracking, schedule, and communications. Access this new portal here

Existing TeamSnap users can log in with their current profile. All new users will need to create a profile. A help guide, if needed, is available by following this link.

Contact Tim Trucco, GA Football Director, with any questions or issues: 

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Our Bid-N-Buy silent auction will go live June 7th-9th. Our parishioners were so generous last year, and we are hopeful for your support again.

Here's how you can help!

  1. Check out the Amazon Wish List. Put your online shopping skills to good use! You can always donate an Amazon gift card in any amount, and we will use it towards our bigger items. Click here to view the list. 
  2. Gift cards are needed for entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.
  3. Donate lottery tickets in any amount.
  4. Do you have season tickets to local sports events? Can you spare a couple of tickets? We would love to offer tickets to the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, UC, XU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UD, etc.
  5. Do you have an experience you can offer? Maybe a tour of your small business or you have a contact with someone at a restaurant, brewery, or factory?
  6. Send in a cash/check donation to the rectory. Please make your check out to Guardian Angels and mark your check as "Bid-N-Buy Donation." 

Guardian Angels Church

6531 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45230

The deadline for returning donations is June 1st, but sooner is better! 

Registration for online bidding will open on May 16th. 

Thank you for your generosity and support! 

Vacation Bible School June 17th-20th

The St. Gregory the Great Vacation Bible School is June 17th-20th from 9 am to 12 pm. for students entering kindergarten through 4th grade. Plunge Beneath

the Waves to Forge a Mighty Faith! Children will go on a thrilling underwater journey, where they can dive into the unceasing, boundless love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will submerge themselves in the Scriptures and uncover the true essence of the living waters! For more information, click here.

Camp will be held at IHM due to renovations at Guardian Angels this summer. To register, please click here. To submit payment, please click here.

We are also in need of incoming 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school volunteers. Click here for the volunteer form.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back at Guardian Angels Parish 10 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of every month. This ministry relies on the support of volunteers to serve our parish. Two adults and 4 teenage volunteers are needed each month. To sign up, click here.

Greeters and Gift Bearers Needed

Greeters and gift bearers are needed for all 3 weekend Masses. Please consider helping out in these important ministries! This helps the ushers prepare for Mass and not have to scramble to find gift bearers at the last minute. To sign up, click here

Young Men's Faith and Fellowship

When: Upcoming meeting is Monday, 4/22 from 8-9 p.m.

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. This winter, we will be using a program called Happiness and the Meaning of Life from the World on Fire Institute. Contact the group at to join our email distribution list, receive more information, or to join via Zoom.

Young Women's Faith and Fellowship

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month from 8-9 pm. Upcoming dates are 4/24, 5/8, and 5/22.

Where: Guardian Angels 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 various faith studies from the Blessed is She, Rooted devotional. No prior knowledge or materials needed; come as you are! 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 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.

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

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. All 1st grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, April 22nd. 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 using the main school phone number (513) 624-3141.

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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

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.

Community News

Walnut Hills High School Summer Camps

Walnut Hills High School Athletics is offering multiple summer camp opportunities. Click here for more information.

McNicholas High School Summer Camps

Explore your brilliance all summer long at McNick! Athletic, academic, and just-for-fun camps are available for students entering grades K-12. To learn more, click here.

Elder High School

Drumline Tryouts- April 23rd & 30th

Moms' Club Moms' Mingle- April 25th

Baseball Grade School Night- April 26th

Lacrosse Grade School Night- April 27th

Art Show- April 28th

Summer Camps- Click here to learn more.

Saint Ursula Academy

Sneak Peek- April 20th. Click here for more information.

Girls' Night- May 3rd. Click here for more information.

Summer Camps

Saint Ursula Academy is excited to welcome (rising) Kindergarten through 8th-grade girls to our campus! Do you love to cook, write, play sports, dance, or be creative? There is something for everyone at one of our summer camps! Click here for more information.

Current 6th & 7th Grade Girls Events

Sneak Peek at SUA- April 20th. Click here to learn more.

Girl's Night at SUA- May 3rd. Click here to learn more.

Seton High School

Colorguard Clinics- April 17th & 21st

Stay connected to GA through the following social media platforms:

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Helpful Links

Rediker/Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

Christian Service Program


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