Weekday . . . News and Notes
St. Gabriel School ............September 16, 2016
PREVIEW OF CONTENTS
From the Office / School
- Pizza Party - NEW
- PikMyKid App - Updated
- Drama Club Gr. 4 & 5 - NEW
- Art Club - NEW
- Chess Club - NEW
- Donations Needed
- Parking Lot Safety Reminders
- Dress Code Reminders
From the Clinic
- Helpful Reminders - NEW
- Patterson Family Fun Night
- Kid Stuff Coupon Book
- Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
From the Parish
- Eucharistic Adoration Information
- Community Day of Service
- Gift Cards
- Electronic Giving
- Submitting School News, Memos and Information
Frequently Used Grizzly Links
FROM THE OFFICE / SCHOOL
If for some reason you are unable to download the app or use the app for dismissal purposes, please advise Michelle Clarke in the School Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us by making a note of this on your student(s) file. Thank you!
St. Gabriel School is now using a program to help organize the school dismissal process and improve safety. This program is a phone application downloaded onto your smart phone (found in the app store) and will allow you to notify the school of end of the day pick-up changes and authorize others to pick-up your child from school, alert you when your child has been picked up, as well as help organize the classroom car lines during pick-up.
In order for this system to be successful, it is critical that we have everyone's participation. If you have difficulty with the app, please contact email@example.com. You may also contact me at: Michelle.Clarke@st-gabrielschool.org.
Several resources are included below to help you understand how to use the application and assist you with this transition. Please make sure you register with the mobile phone number our school has on file for you and that it is a current number or the app will not allow you to access your child's information for security reasons.
If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear in your app's home page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, school, grade, and updated contact information for you.
St. Gabriel Drama Club Gr. 4 & 5 Fall 2016
Drama club is a great way to make new friends, explore new skills and collaborate to achieve a common goal - an entertaining and fun show! This year we will learn basic theater skills while preparing the musical HAPPY, The High Tech Snowman. As the title implies it is about a most unique snowman who makes friends with a group of kids who teach him how to text leading to a madcap chase and trouble!
We will meet on Mondays after school until 4:30 starting October 3 with our performance being held at the Geauga Theater in Chardon on January 30, 2017.
Cost is $125 (includes cast t-shirt)
Registration & fees are due by September 23 to the St. Gabriel School Office
Enrollment is limited to 35 so sign up now!!
Questions: contact Mary Glauser at school or Julie Douglass at email@example.com
Grizzly Art Camp
Fall Session: September 30, 2016 - November 11, 2016 (6 weekly sessions)
Fridays 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
2nd graders and up
Registration forms are located in the St. Gabriel Office or online
$60 session fee will cover instruction and all art supplies
* Features different and new projects
* Hurry spaces are limited
Hosted by: Mrs. Chalhoub
"Progress With Chess" Start Up
CHESS CLUB STARTS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH! It will meet on Wednesdays for 10 weekly sessions after school, starting September 14, from 2:35-3:45pm. Instruction will be provided byProgress With Chess, a local non-profit organization with chess programs in over 50 Northeast Ohio school, including St. Raphael, Communion of Saints, Notre Dame Elementary, St. Dominic, Metro Catholic, St. Ambrose, and Incarnate Word Academy.
All St. Gabriel students, grades K-8, are invited to learn the ancient game of chess. Students will be divided into smaller groups by age and playing level. Many studies have shown that playing chess improves higher level thinking skills, such as concentration, pattern recognition, logic and problem solving.
Chess club teaches fundamental knowledge and skills, and then the strategies to use this knowledge and skill. Students start at their own level, and have time to practice, and grow and improve. Students will be given individual attention in smaller groups with more than one instructor, allowing better and quicker progress.
- Complete and return this form and payment to Office by Monday, September 12.
- For information, contact Michel Joelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRESS CODE Reminders
- Follow all uniform clothing and shoe rules in Handbook
- No extreme hairstyles or hairstyles with close shaved designs in hair allowed--see p. 14
FROM THE CLINIC
1. Fever of 100.00 or more. Must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications before they can return to school.
2. No vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
3. Stomach virus / intestinal flu~symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
4. Rash/ hives of unknown origin. Please check with doctor before returning to school.
5. Obvious signs of infectious illness.
If you have any questions please contact the School Nurse.
Patterson Family Fun Night
Friday, September 16th, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patterson Fruit Farm 8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland, Ohio
$5.00 per person (age 2 and under are no charge) Cash or checks made payable to St. Gabriel PTU
Note, your hayride timeslot will be provided when you check in at the event Please bring an appetizer, a snack, or dessert to share Cider and water available for purchase the night of our event Whole pizzas available by pre-orderMini pumpkins ($3) and Crafts ($1) each; available to decorate and create at the event Please bring cash!
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN TO KATE PURCELL, C/O CULLEN PURCELL, MRS. TURK GRADE 2, BY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Kids Stuff Coupon Book
KidStuff Coupon Books
Thank you to everyone who has supported the KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser thus far. To date, we have already raised over $1,000 for the PTU!! Though the initial sale has ended, it is not too late to still get your KidStuff Books. If you would still like to purchase and need a book, please send a message to our KidStuff Chairperson, Beth Zanko, at email@example.com she will get you a book. Remember, you have available to you not only books for the Cleveland area, but also can purchase books for Columbus, Cincinnati, and for cities in several other States. For those who took home a book during orientation and have yet to pay, please do so this week. Thank you again for supporting the PTU!
Winter CYO Registration
CYO basketball registration opened September 15th and will close at midnight October 6th. Registration is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Basketball Cheer will also be open for grades 6th-8th. You can register online at www.st-gabrielcyo.org by clicking on the registration tab at the top.
Any questions should be directed to Karl Bohr, Basketball Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
FROM THE PARISH
Eucharistic Adoration Information
Community Day of Service
Our 4TH Annual Community Day of Service takes place
Saturday, November 5th
What’s NEW this year?
§ We are expanding to help fellow parishes in Cleveland
§ Our focus in selecting volunteer sites looks at those that most help the needy/neglected in our community
§ Opportunities for prayer and adoration will be offered at church throughout the day for those who wish to offer prayerful support.
How’s the DAY look?
§ 9 am to 3 pm ~ Service Projects in the Community (shelters, pantries, clothing distributions, senior centers, area parishes and more need our help!)
§ 5 pm ~ Mass together
§ 6 pm ~ Fun and Fellowship Dinner in the MPR of the school
Sign Up Online or in the Parish Office today!