Wednesday Herald

April 24, 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

No School- Memorial Day

May 27th

Last Day of School

May 31st

BNB and MA Weekend

June 7th-9th

Principal's Message

Our iReady Spring Benchmark assessment window opens on Monday, April 26, and runs through Friday, May 10. All students in KDG-8th grade will take the Math and English Language Arts assessments during this timeframe. Grade-level teachers will communicate specific testing dates/times with you so that you can talk with your child about the testing. This is the same assessment that was given in the fall and winter, and we will use data from these assessments to see how the students grew throughout the year in both subjects. Results will be sent home with report cards at the end of the school year. Additionally, all 5th and 8th grade students are required to take the State Science Assessment, as more than 65% of our students are now receiving a state-based scholarship. These assessments will take place on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1.

God Bless,


School News

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.

Schoolbelles Measuring Event May 8th

Schoolbelles is hosting a fitting event on Wednesday, May 8th from 4-7 p.m. Stop by to have your child measured and order any uniforms you need for next year!

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

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.

Spring Flower Sale Pick-up is April 26th

If you purchased flowers through the 8th-grade spring flower sale, those items may be picked up this Friday (4/26) from 3-8 pm at the pavilion.

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.

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!

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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St. Gregory the Great Faith and Fellowship Days


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, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5 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 summer, we will be using the Catholicism and Comedy series from the Word on Fire Institute. We will discuss the role of humor in the Catholic faith and how the virtues help us grow in relationship with God and others. 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 kindergarten classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, April 29th. 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 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

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.

Stay connected to GA through the following social media platforms:

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Helpful Links

Rediker/Parent Portal

Lunch Menu

Christian Service Program


Send In News For The Herald

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