Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............February 25, 2016

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  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office / School

  • School Supply Drive - NEW
  • The St. Gabriel School Performing Arts - Wand Order
  • Malley's
  • Calling ALL Art, Theater, Music, and Literature Enthusiasts
  • Enrollment
  • Scholarship Opportunity
  • Full Day Jr. K
  • Girl Scout Service Project - Help Needed !


  • Roller Skating
  • Grizzly Magnets
  • Win One FREE Year Tuition
  • BLOG Information

From the Learning Loft

  • Reverse Raffle


  • CYO Survey
  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

From the Parish

  • Lent & Easter Calendar
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • Fish Fry and Menu
  • Lake Geauga Ministry
  • Parish Mission
  • Night Prayers
  • Health Fair
  • Rediscover Jesus
  • BOK Food Fast Flyer - NEW
  • BOK Meetings - NEW
  • VBS
  • Gift Cards - NEW
  • Electronic Giving

  • Submitting School News, Memos and Information


School Supply Drive - NEW

Each month of this school year and next, our school will be focusing on a Corporal and Spiritual Work of Mercy and a Catholic Social Teaching Theme. This month, our focus is on feeding the hungry and sharing knowledge and the life and dignity of the human person . Therefore, grade 5 is holding a school supply drive to collect school supplies for Cleveland schools in need.

Items do not necessarily need to be purchased. We will be accepting donations of both new and gently-used items that are still in good condition. Some gently-used items that will be accepted are pens/pencils, pencil pouches, backpacks, scissors, etc. We would really appreciate any contributions you could make to this cause! Please bring any donations to room 211 (Miss O'Neill's classroom). We will be gathering the supplies and distributing them in the beginning of March. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

The St. Gabriel Performing Arts Proudly Presents:

The St. Gabriel Performing Arts Proudly Presents:


To help off-set some of this year’s expenses, the cast is offering a Magic Wand Fundraiser. The cost of the Magic Wand is $6. If you would like to order one, please fill out the attached order form and send in with $6 to Mrs. Karpuszka. Please make checks payable to St. Gabriel School. The order will be placed in March and delivery will be the week of the performances.

Cinderella performance dates are Saturday, April 16th at 7:00PM and Sunday, April 17th at 3:00PM. Ticket order forms will be sent home by the middle of March. Your Cinderella and Prince are welcome to bring their wands to the show and light them when the Fairy Godmother is on stage! (Weekend Performances only.

Cinderella Wand Order Form

Malley's Fundraiser - NEW



WHAT: The St. Gabriel School PTU Spring Fundraiser

WHEN: Monday, February, 8th through Monday, March 21st!

Paper orders need to be turned in by Tuesday, February 23rd.

****Send orders in an envelope marked Deanna Macioce c/o Nathan Macioce Room108


****Payment is due at pick-up, please try to consolidate into one check made payable St. Gabriel PTU

****Pick-up for paper orders will be Tuesday, March 8th 2:45-6:00 PM in the Pahler Center

Internet orders can be placed up until Monday, March 21st.

***Follow the instructions on the paper catalog to set-up a personalized website. Malley’s offers free shipping for orders over $60, so it is helpful to combine a few orders and have them delivered to one address.


Each student per family will receive a pass for a dress down day with ANY order (paper or internet) placed by Tuesday, February 23rd !

Each student per family will receive an ice cream treat for ALL orders over $100!

QUESTIONS: We can be reached at Deanna Macioce- 440-867-1924 or dlleskovec@yahoo.com or Kim Janezic- 440-339-6494 or kimjanezic@roadrunner.com

Let’s help PTU earn the money to keep doing wonderful things they do for our school…

The more we sell, the more we earn!

Malley's Online Ordering

Please use the link above that will take you directly to the St. Gabriel Fundraising site.

Any orders placed on the Malley’s web site results in no one family getting credit. This is not a fundraising web site.

It is very important that families create their own web site. Instructions are on the FORM

Calling all art, theater, music, and literature enthusiasts!


Young Authors & Artists Night

Thursday, May 26


We are currently seeking volunteers to assist in the planning and implementation of the 2016 Young Author's and Artist's Night at St. Gabriel School. YAYA celebrates the literary and artistic endeavors of our students through an evening of fantastic performances, presentations, and an art auction/basket raffle to raise funds to support the arts. If you'd like to learn more, or to join the committee please contact Mary Glauser at mary.glauser@st-gabrielschool.org.

Thank you!

Mary Glauser & Gina Wiandt

Event Coordinators

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment ----- ALL

Puxatony Phil saw his shadow and you know what that means... only 2 more weeks till the 2016.17 enrollment form/fees deadline of March 1st.

Please return your 2016.17 enrollment forms/fees to the School Office by March 1st. If you have NOT received your packet please contact the School Office.

Additionally 2016-17 PSAS forms are now available on-line on the school website.

Please direct any questions to the School Office.

Thank you!

Scholarship Opportunity

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Full Day Junior Kindergarten

Spaces are filling up fast. Please contact Alicia Henrikson at 440-354-7858 or AHenrikson@st-gabriel.org
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Girl Scout Service Project - Help Needed

Boxes of Hope

** a box will be located by the School Office for donations to be dropped off **

Service Unit 767 Service Project

Recipient: Project Hope for the Homeless

25 Freedom Rd Painesville Twp., OH 44077
Phone: (440) 354-6417
Fax: (440) 392-0114

Website: www.projecthopeonline.org

The “Boxes of Hope” full of donations are given to families that are leaving the shelter as support while they start over in their new residence.

The “Boxes of Hope” full of donations are given to families that are leaving the shelter as support while they start over in their new residence. This can be as grand or as small of a project as your girls would like to make it. Let them discuss and decide with your help! It is SO easy to make a positive difference in someone’s life! All we need to do is….

1. Have the girls wrap each box in plain paper (top and bottom separately so the box can be filled and then covered). Decorate as many boxes as the girls would like with messages of hope, love, and any other positive message or artwork that your girls would like to share (no names on the boxes please).

2. Collect donations from the wish list below and fill your decorated boxes.

3. Contact Project Hope and arrange a drop off time (if you would like to take your girls, they will receive a wonderful “THANK YOU” and a free tour of the shelter if you would like), OR

Donations most needed include (Informational Flyer):


Roller Skating

Roller Skating Nights are:

  • May 3

From 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$3.00 / per person at the door

United Skates in Wickliffe

Grizzly Magnets

Grizzly Magnets available for $6

Send payment to Grizzly Den c/o PTU, enclose your students name and homeroom for magnet deliver.


ALL proceeds go to the PTU to help fund the many projects that support our school!

Buy a $10 raffle ticket, participants may buy as many as they like

Buy from the PTU at school gatherings, meetings or go to: http://www.st-gabrielschool.org/ptucraft-boutique-info.html

DRAWING WILL BE AT WALK A THON ON MAY 20, 2015 (Rain date May 27)

* Includes tuition for one child at St. Gabriel School. Non-parishioner, instructional and other fees not included. *

Flyer and Raffle Tickets

Blog Information

Come and check out the new events that have happened in our school. Check out the Updated Grizzly Blog


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CYO Survey

Winter Season CYO Sports Survey

We encourage you to take a few minutes to share your experience with us. The St Gabriel CYO staff and Athletic Advisory Board review your feedback as we evaluate and improve CYO. Please click on the link below to complete your winter season evaluation! Our goal is to receive 100 surveys! It will only take a couple of minutes to complete, so please share your opinion. Please remember the survey should be answered as it relates to OUR CYO program specifically. Game sites, other teams and game officials are not related to this.

The survey can be found by clicking here:St Gabriel End of Season Survey

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

St. Gabriel's CYO consists of many sports programs. These include:

Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, Track, Cheer.

Watch for announcements for sign-ups, or check out the CYO Grizzly website:

CYO GRIZZLY WEBSITE: www.st-gabrielcyo.org

For more information contact: Mike Pecjak, CYO Athletic Director, at grizzlycyoad@gmail.com.


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Lent & Easter Calendar

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Living Stations of the Cross

Any Youth Grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate in this unique expression of Christ's Passion and Death.


Monday, February 22 & 29 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sundays, March 6 & 13 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Praises (Performances)

March 20 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Crossings (Palm Sunday)

March 22 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Good Shepard

March 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PSR 1-5

March 25 11:00 - 2:00 Good Friday

Come and join us as we recreate Jesus' love for us.

Service hours will be awarded. Living Stations of the Cross

Fish Fry

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Parish Mission

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Night Prayer

You are invited to join in Night Prayer on Sundays from Advent to Easter, at 7:45-8:05pm in the Church. This is a short, twenty minute prayer of Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours combined with Eucharistic Adoration. It's a beautiful, inspiring service that will help you get in the right frame of mind for the coming week.

Health Fair

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BOKjr. Leadership

BOKjr. Leadership Club Meetings

First Tuesday of each month from 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

  • March 1st
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd

BOKjr Food Fast

24 hour Food Fast

St. Gabriel BOK jr. youth Ministry

March 12th - March 13th, 2016

BOK Food Fast - Information Sheet

BOK Food Fast - Permission Slip

BOK Food Fast - Medical Release

Donate to Food Fast

Announcing: Vacation Bible School 2016

Announcing: Vacation Bible School 2016

JUNE 20-24, 2016

Registration and Information can be found HERE

VBS - St. Gabriel Church


Adults interested in Volunteering Various positions available. Please complete the form

Gift Cards - NEW

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Submitting School News, Memos, and Information

If you wish to have something included in the Weekend Virtual Back (VB) or the Weekday News and Notes, or any of our shorter email memos, please contact our Communications Coordinator, Michelle Clarke, at michelle.clarke@st-gabrielschool.org. All items must be approved and follow our policies. Thank you!!

St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School

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