Wednesday Herald

May 8, 2024

Upcoming Dates

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

This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!!! Please join me in thanking our incredibly talented teachers at GA! Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to our school is truly remarkable! They all work so passionately with our students and care deeply about their success in all aspects of education. Thank you, GA teachers!!! Also, thank you to the PTA for providing us with special treats throughout the week to help celebrate!

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.

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 

Archbishop Schnurr

Please join us in keeping Archbishop Schnurr in your prayers. This past Friday, May 3rd, Archbishop Schnurr received a post-operation diagnosis of stage 3 small bowel cancer. His doctor noted that, generally speaking, the Archbishop’s health is excellent, and that is certainly a source of optimism for the success of the treatment. The treatment plan includes a regimen of chemotherapy over the next six months, preparation for which will begin this week.

All Library Books Due May 16th

The last day to check out books from the GA Library was Thursday, May 9th, so all books should be returned the following week by Thursday, May 16th. Overdue notices will be sent out weekly until the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leach at . No library books may be kept over the summer.

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!

CANabilitites Program at GA

Once again, our Angels will participate in the CANabilitites program. This program aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage in learning about individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities in our community. 

The facilitation and delivery of this information will be through a respectful, fun, open, and safe environment that encourages questions and discussions from our students with a member of our community who has a physical or cognitive disability. 

The most important element of this program’s delivery is to invite individuals with a physical or cognitive disability to our school to speak with our students. The goal is to focus on the “Ability” rather than the “Disability” 

The CANabilities program will follow the same format each year and will partner with organizations and advocates in our community. CANabilities partners are: 

1st grade: Art Equals director, Charlotte Reed, and CABVI Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired outreach speaker 

2nd grade: Hearing Speech and Deaf Center 

3rd grade: Skoolaid Wheelchair basketball game and speaker, lead by Team USA paralympic team members, Jacob Counts and Ian Smith. 

4th grade: ASGC Ben Miller, advocated outreach speaker at the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati 

5th grade: Adult outreach advocate speaker, Megan and Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati Outreach director, Joanie Elfers. 

6th and 7th grades: Skoolaid Wheelchair basketball game and speaker lead by Team USA paralympic team members, Jacob Counts and Ian Smith. 

8th grade: Retreat morning at McNick facilitated by their Hands Across Campus Program and SAIL program. 

Please reach out to Dena Conover with questions or more information .

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.

May Crowning Celebration

We will honor our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary in a special May Crowning celebration on Thursday, May 9th. All students will attend. Students are encouraged to bring one flower to add to our bouquets. The flowers can be store-bought or home-grown, but don't swipe your neighbor's flowers!

The celebration will be live-streamed at 1:30 pm.

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!

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 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!

Penny Fair

Thank you to everyone who donated items for Penny Fair and/or time to volunteering to staff the event, we couldn't do this without you! Huge thanks to the fearless committee - Becky Tiefenbach, Erin Dunigan, Emily Keller, Alexa Bowen, Rachael Rice, and Victoria Regan... their time and sweat made this all possible!! 

Please be on the lookout for an email from the PTA in regards to logistics for Penny Fair! 

Questions? Reach out to Megan Schulte, or call/text 513-262-4427.

Girls Volleyball Evaluation Information and Dates

Girls' Volleyball Evaluations are this month! Please have your daughter come to the grade level for which she will be entering in the 2024-2025 school year. Example: Current 5th graders would be going to the 6th Grade Evaluation. Registration is currently open and will remain open until May 16th. We will be using TeamSnap this season for registration and communication. Please visit for more information on the registration process.

3rd-5th Grade: There will be one evaluation for your daughter to divide their teams up evenly.

Thursday, May 16th in the PC

3rd Grade: 4:30-5:30 pm

4th Grade: 5:30-6:30 pm

5th Grade: 6:30-7:30 pm

6th-8th Grade: If your daughter is interested in trying out for a competitive team (usually A&B teams are considered competitive), she must attend two evaluations. If your daughter would like to play on a rec team, please indicate that during the registration process. Please note, those that choose to try out for a competitive team may still be placed on a rec team, depending on how the teams are divided, according to the grade's talent levels.

Friday, May 17th in the PC

8th Grade: 3-4:15 pm

7th Grade: 4:15-5:30 pm

6th Grade: 5:30-6:45 pm

Monday, May 20th in the PC

8th Grade: 3-4:15 pm

7th Grade: 4:30 pm-5:45 pm

6th Grade: 6-7:15 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Chrissy and Joe at

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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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

Vote on the St. Gregory the Great Youth Group Logo

Voting will be open until May 15th at 10pm. You can vote once every 24 hours! You can either use this link or scan the QR code.


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 meetings are Monday, 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 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 preschool classes are responsible for the next donation on Monday, May 13th. 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.