Wednesday Herald

May 22, 2024

Upcoming Dates

No School- Memorial Day

May 27th

Last Day of School

May 31st

BNB and MA Weekend

June 7th-9th

Principal's Message

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2024! This evening our 8th graders will graduate from Guardian Angels School and begin new adventures and journeys. This class has brought so much joy and excitement to our school over the years and will be deeply missed by all. Please join me in congratulating them, and asking for God’s guidance as they continue to grow and develop. Thank you to our graduates for all you have given our school and parish. 

God Bless,


School News

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is scheduled for Friday, May 31st. Bus service will be available in the morning, but there will be no bus transportation for dismissal. All students must be picked up from school. We will conclude the school year at mass with the circle song. Mass begins at 9 am. After mass, students will return to their classrooms and all students will be dismissed at 10:30 am. Report cards, student awards, and iReady results will be sent home on the final day.

2024-2025 School Year Tuition Payments

Due to the EdChoice Scholarship, first tuition payments for the 2024-2025 school year will take place in July. Please note, if you are on a monthly payment plan, the number of payments will remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jamie Wilmers at

Greetings from the Health Room!

End of the Year Business

Thank you all for your prayers and support this year; I feel it and appreciate it greatly! I wish you all a safe and fun summer. It is always my privilege to care for your children. 

Medication: Thank you to all of you who sent in medication for your children this school year. Unfortunately, we are unable to keep the medication for use in the next school year. For safety reasons, we require all medication be picked up by a parent or guardian at the conclusion of the school year.

Health forms are found on the website. If you know you will be sending prescription medication in with your child next year, you may print off the “Prescription Medication Form” (in the health forms section, under the “Parents” tab, on the homepage) and have it signed by your healthcare provider this summer. (You will see forms for Allergy and Asthma as well.) If you plan to allow your child to take over-the-counter medication for your children in the fall, use the "Over-the-Counter Form" and only a parent signature is required.

Seventh Grade Immunizations: A reminder, the state of Ohio requires two vaccines before students enter seventh grade, one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine. Thank you to all of you who have returned their immunization documentation. If any further documentation is required for your child, we have sent home letters with specific documentation required for him/her. We realize some of you will have appointments over the summer and hope this will be helpful.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. Elizabeth Pyles 513.624.2191.

Lost and Found


Please come check the Lost and Found and claim any lost items. We are still overflowing! Everything will be donated to the uniform exchange and St. Vincent de Paul very soon. Thank you!

Yearbooks Available

If you forgot to order a yearbook, you can still claim one! We have additional yearbooks available for purchase. Please contact Mary Kaye Kerr for more information. These are first-come, first-serve.

Summer Assignments

Required Summer Math: Summer Solution Math Books 

Each student currently in grades K-7 is required to complete a Summer Solutions Math book over the summer break. Books can be purchased through the Summer Solutions website. Please order the standards-based mathematics book for the grade level your child just completed. These books are also available in many bookstores as well as on Amazon. The book should look similar to this picture.

Required Summer Reading Assignments

In order to help students maintain their skills in Reading during the summer months, all students going into grades 1 – 8 are asked to read one required book as listed below. Each grade level Language Arts teacher will provide specific instructions to the students in a letter.


Students entering Grade 1: Let’s Go For a Drive by Mo Willems. 

Students entering Grade 2: Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger 

Students entering Grade 3: Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli 

Students entering Grade 4: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 

Students entering Grade 5: Rules by Cynthia Lord 

Students entering Grade 6: Because of Mr. Terupt by Robert Buyea 

Students entering Grade 7: Please follow this link for more details.

Students Entering Grade 8: The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick 

Creamy Whip Fundraiser

Support the incoming 8th grade Class of 2025 by getting your summer supply of Creamy Whip gift cards!

Gift cards come in $10 increments and are for the Mount Washington location only. To purchase ahead of time, Venmo @aubreybadell and specify the quantity needed. We will also be selling right after school at pick-up on Thursday, May 30th. Venmo and cash accepted.

Gift cards can only be sent home with a child if we have the parent’s permission – please send e-mail with the child’s name and homeroom teacher. Gift cards can also be picked up after school on Thursday, May 30th or e-mail to make arrangements.

Help support the Class of 2025 while also supporting a local business!

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.

Book Swap in the Library

It is hard to believe that we are already facing the end of the school year! To celebrate, we are having a “Book Swap” in the library May 13th-23rd. Clean off those home bookshelves and bring in gently used books to trade for new books for summer. There is no limit on the number of books brought in, but please make sure they are appropriate for our school and in good condition.  For every book brought in, students will receive a ticket to trade in for another book.  Any leftover books will be donated. What a great way to “spring clean” and get some new books for summer reading!

Save the Date for Finding Nemo Kids Auditions!

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to participate in our upcoming production of Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Kids. Auditions will be held at Guardian Angels Parish Center on Tuesday, August 20th from 2:45– 4 pm.

Sign up for an audition slot by visiting The link will be live in August. In the left menu, select GA Musical under the School Musicals heading and click on the hyperlink text to the signup genius. Prepare a short segment (up to 30 seconds in length) of a song of your choosing to be sung without accompaniment. On the website, there are monologues to practice (available in August). They can be read/memorized. If you cannot read, we will be happy to help you.

The cost is $90. Everyone will get a part. You can make your payment on the Performing Arts website prior to your audition. All fees are due at the time of auditions. (No refunds will be given). 

You are required to provide your own costume. We will be offering an option to rent your costume from Spotlight Costume Company (like we have in the past). There will be an additional cost for this service (TBD based on role). More information can be found here.

Save the Date for the 2024 Halo Hustle!

Join the Girls Scouts Catholic Committee Today!

Sharing your faith with the youth of our Church is a rewarding endeavor that can have a lasting impact on their lives. Join the Girls Scouts Catholic Committee and help us empower Catholic troops to achieve their religious awards! If you're interested in joining our team, please reach out to us. Your commitment would involve attending a virtual meeting once a month, along with four in-person meetings and participation in two events with troops at a local Girl Scout Campground in January and November. Come be a part of this fulfilling journey and make a difference in the lives of young Catholic girls! Contact us now to get involved. Contact us at or Jeanne Devine 513-324-7253.

USports Sale

2024 GA Golf Outing is SOLD OUT!

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.

At this time, we are no longer accepting additional registrations. However, you can join the waitlist by signing up on-line on the boosters' website

Sponsorships can still be purchased online through May 15th. Don’t forget about our Bottle Bonanza Event. We are seeking to get 50-60 bottles of wine, liquor, or spirits. 

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

Guardian Angels Boosters Turf Field Capital Campaign

The GA Athletic Boosters are pleased to announce that Motz began construction to install the synthetic turf field on May 1st. Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid-July! To support this investment in our parish and school community, we are conducting a capital campaign to solicit the donations necessary to fund the project and provide seeding for the future. Click here for more information.

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!

Save the Date: Kinder Cocktails

Reach out to Holly Solzsmon ( or Erin Dunigan ( with questions.

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Guardian Angels Capital Campaign Matching Challenge

In January of this year, Guardian Angels Parish kicked off a capital campaign to make much needed updates and improvements to the church and campus. 


An anonymous donor will match every pledge received from now until the end of June, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. 


Every dollar counts and now, your dollar goes twice as far. We are asking your family to prayerfully consider donating


Thank you so much for considering an investment in Guardian Angels School & Parish. 


Your commitment will help ensure that today’s Angels and future Angels will continue to be impacted by Guardian Angels’ excellent formation and education rooted in the Catholic tradition. 

St. Gregory the Great Faith and Fellowship Days


Our Bid-N-Buy silent auction will go live June 7th-9th. Registration opens for the Bid-N-Buy auction May 16th! You can view the great offerings we have so far with more items being added daily. Scan the QR code to register.

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! 

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 meetings are Monday, 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 5/22, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14 and 8/28

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 6th grade classes are responsible for the next donation on Tuesday, May 28th. 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.

St. Xavier High School Summer Camps

Click here to see what St. Xavier is offering this summer.

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

Summer Camps- Click here to learn more.

Saint Ursula Academy

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

If you have news to share with our community, please send it in through the link above labeled Send In News For The Herald. Information is due on Friday; the week before you would like the news to be included in our newsletter.