The Messenger

A Publication of St. Gabriel the Archangel School 2/15/2023

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Dear Fabulous Families -

  • We look forward to seeing our parents and students tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, 12:00-5:00 and Friday, February 17, 12:00-3:00, for parent-teacher- student conferences. Teachers in grades K-6 have sent out links to sign-up for a time to meet homeroom teachers. Grades 7 and 8 will be in the gym during the times listed. This mid-year conference serves as a checkpoint for parents, teachers, and students to review progress and make plans for a successful third trimester.

  • Follies tickets are on sale. See information below and support our awesome 8th graders!

  • Check out the Auction Mystery Bags! Something fun and new from the Auction Committee. Your child will love one!

  • There are always lots of items to go in the school newsletter throughout the year. Please send in submissions by noon on Monday before the Wednesday publication. Graphics should be a jpeg or png - not a PDF.

Peace and Joy -

Tonya McEnery


St. Gabriel the Archangel

Dan Winkeler

Assistant Principal

St. Gabriel the Archangel

Registration Underway

The registration fee is $100 per child. The registration fee will increase to $150 per child after March 27.

Parent will need to log into TeacherEase to find this.

If you are a current family with an incoming student, you must pre-register that student and wait for approval before registering your current student(s).

Please note the requirements for admission to an elementary school from the Archdiocese:

Requirements for Admission (4102.1)

Catholic schools are unique expressions of the Church’s effort to achieve the purposes of Catholic education among the young. Academic excellence and a disciplined formation will always be the desired goals of the Catholic school. Central to the school, however, is the understanding of the Catholic tradition and growth in faith. Parents wishing to enroll their children in a Catholic school must understand and agree to the purposes of Catholic schools.

Admission to a Catholic elementary school at any point of entry is contingent upon:

1. the family’s desire for this special kind of school where Catholic teaching and moral formation are an integral part of the school; (Non-Catholic families must give the same assurance that they understand the religious requirements and expectations of attending a Catholic school). Evidence of any family’s desire to be a part of this type of school includes:

a. participation in the spiritual and social life of the parish or religious congregation;

b. support of the concepts upheld in the Witness Statement

c. agreement to follow the policies and procedures of the school;

d. willingness to cooperate with the teachers and administration in the moral, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and academic development of their children.

2. the child’s fulfillment of the age requirements listed below:

a. for admission to kindergarten, the child should be five years of age before August 1;

b. for admission to first grade, the child should be six years of age before August 1.

Congratulations to Math Team

Congratulations to our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade math team that competed this past Saturday. They did a fantastic job placing second overall in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) competition. We wish them them best of luck as they advance to the regional competition.
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Girls on the Run - Registration Open

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Chess Team Has Successful Season

Congrats to the chess team on a great season! The team members competed at four meets with over 350 students across the archdiocese. Great job!

Summer Program - Registration Opens Soon

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Totus Tuus - Returning to St. Gabriel This Summer

Save The Date! Totus Tuus will return to St Gabriel’s this summer during the week of June 26-30. The day program is for school aged children entering grades 1st-6th from 9 am - 3 pm in the school. There is also an evening program for those entering 7th-12th grade at 7:30 pm in the Gabriel House.

For those who are unfamiliar with Totus Tuus, it is initially a Catholic version of a VBS led by missionary and seminarians from across Missouri. Totus Tuus includes Confessions, Mass, and Adoration as well as learning about the Catholic faith!

This is also an opportunity for high school students to volunteer who are in need of completing service hours.

Please stay tuned for further information and registration! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Faith Kremer at

Follies Tickets On Sale

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Tickets for the 8th Grade Class of 2023 Follies Performance are on sale now! Don't miss out on the chance to see your favorite 8th grader(s) on stage in our very own gym!

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Doors Open at 6:30pm | Show Starts at 7:00pm

General Admission Tickets are $10 each

Click Here to Purchase Follies Tickets

🍕 8th Grade Pizza Fundraiser! 🍕

The 8th Grade Class of 2023 is selling delicious, frozen, St. Louis Style, 12" pizzas from St. Louis City Pizza, AND an 8th grader will deliver to your door!

* 11 kinds of pizza to choose from!

* Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 8th.

* Deliveries should be made the week of March 20th.

* For more information and to order use the link or QR Code.

Thank you for supporting the 8th Grade Class of 2023!

Click Here for Pizza Order Link

Monday and Friday Recess Duty - Wednesday Added!

We have added Wednesday to the list of opportunities to volunteer for recess duty.

In doing so, you will provide opportunities for teachers to take a much needed break. Each session will start with picking up the kids in the cafeteria at 10:50 and will conclude at 12:35. Thank you for donating your time to help our fabulous teachers and staff! There will be 2 teachers and 2 volunteers at each recess.

Protecting God's Children and Safe Environment Training must be complete.

Feel free to bring activities to mix up the fun for the kids:)

School Community: Recess Duty (

Contact Mrs. Roell if you have questions:

Sign Up to Be a Lunch Volunteer!

Here is the link to sign up to be a lunch volunteer for the third trimester Volunteer sign-up
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Dear Parents,

Next Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.. After 8am Mass on Tuesday, students in grades 1-4 will have a short prayer service in church to "bury the alleluia". All homerooms will place an Alleluia poster in a box that will be closed at the end of the school day. We will open the box after Easter and use the posters as part of our first all school Mass Easter week. Parents are welcome to stay for the prayer service after Mass.

CRS Rice Bowls will be sent home next Wednesday.

Pope's Intention for February:

Tuesday Masses

2/21 1C -Burying the Alleluia prayer service after Mass

2/28 3P

3/7 4M

3/21 4S

Wednesday Masses

2/22 5P Ash Wednesday

3/1 5K

3/8 7M

3/22 7D

Thursday Masses

2/16 2O

2/23 2G

3/2 2A

3/9 1M

3/23 Patrick House

Come pray with us. Please join us whenever you are able! Masses are at 8:00 am in church.

Sacrament Days for 2022-2023 School Year:

8th Grade

Confirmation Retreat Day- April 18th

Confirmation-April 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm

2nd Grade

First Communion Parent Meeting- March 30 at 6:30 pm in church

First Communion-May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Peace and blessings!

Deborah DaLay

Coordinator of Religious Education

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Year at a Glance for 2022-2023

Dates below are subject to change and additional days will be added as we continue to plan for the upcoming year.

February 16 - Mid-Year Conferences - NOON DISMISSAL

February 17- Planning and Collaboration changed to Mid-Year Conferences - NOON DISMISSAL

February 20- Presidents' Day- NO SCHOOL

February 25 - Follies

February 26- Archdiocesan Band Festival (Concert Band)

March 10- Planning and Collaboration- NOON DISMISSAL

March 13-17- Spring break- NO SCHOOL

March 25- Auction

March 30 - First Communion Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm, Church

April 6- Holy Thursday- NO SCHOOL

April 7- Good Friday- NO SCHOOL

April 10- Easter Monday- NO SCHOOL

April 18- 8th Grade Confirmation Day of Reflection

April 20- Confirmation 7pm at SGA

April 21 - 8th Grade Off School Due to Confirmation

April 21- Planning and Collaboration- NOON DISMISSAL

May 7, First Communion, 2:00 pm, Church

May 9- Vocal concert (Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd grades, and Honor Choir)

May 10- Band concert

May 12- Field Day- NOON DISMISSAL

May 23- 8th Grade Graduation (6:00pm)

May 26- Last day of school- NOON DISMISSAL

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St. Gabriel Youth Group (SGYG)

SGYG is open to all high school teens. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm) in the Gabriel House Chapel. No sign-up necessary! High schoolers can attend on a regular basis or drop-in as it fits their schedule!


SGYG & 8th Grade led Stations of the Cross: April 5th

LUKE 18 | 8th Grade Retreat: May 5th - 7th

*Registration is OPEN! - Use link/QR Code or visit the parish website.

Steubenville STL Mid-America 2023: July 7th - 9th

*Registration is OPEN! - Use the link/QR Code or visit the parish website.

*Current 8th graders through high school seniors can attend!

Stay Connected with SGYG

Follow us on Instagram @stgabesyg

Like our Facebook Group: St. Gabriel Youth Group (SGYG)

Join the Flocknote Group: Youth Ministry

Visit the Youth Group page on the parish website

Contact our Youth Minister: Sarah Henderson -

​Sarah Henderson

Youth Minister

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish

6303 Nottingham Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63109

(314) 353-6303 x122

* I am in the office M-T-W-TH *

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