Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............March 17,, 2016

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  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office / School

  • Summer Flyers
  • School Supply Drive
  • The St. Gabriel School Performing Arts - Wand Order
  • Malley's
  • Calling ALL Art, Theater, Music, and Literature Enthusiasts
  • 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 -
  • BOK Meetings
  • VBS
  • Gift Cards
  • Electronic Giving

Front Foyer Flyers

  • Travel Baseball
  • Softball
  • Walk-a-thon Donations
  • Grizzly Growler

  • Submitting School News, Memos and Information



The 8th--1st Grade Zoo Trip is Friday, April 22nd.

The next Principal Parent Circle meeting is Tuesday, March 22nd, in the Grizzly Learning Den.

1st Grade - Lenten Work of Mercy

Support Birthright Lake, Inc.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 through Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The first graders are inviting all students to perform a Lenten Work of Mercy by joining our campaign to support Birthright of Lake County.

Birthright provides free help and guidance to pregnant women and their families who are struggling due to personal and/or financial difficulties.

Our local chapter of Birthright was so excited when we called to what their needs might be a this time:

  • socks up to 5 years old
  • boys underwear (size 5)
  • baby wash
  • baby wet wipes
  • diapers (all sizes)

In addition to what is listed above, Birthright will accept any baby items. Acceptable clothing items must be new or gently used.

Monetary donations are always welcome. Checks payable to Birthright Lake, Inc.

Put your spare change in the plastic baby bottles located in the cafeteria. It all adds up!

Students may bring these items to any first grade classroom before 8:00 am each day.

Let's make a difference!

Thanks A Million,

The First Grade

Grade 3 Time of Prayer - NEW

Third grade prayer class with Peggy Golden has been studying praise as an important form of prayer. They recently spent time in the chapel praising God for who he is and what he has done for us by quoting from the book of Psalms, praying from our hearts with our own words, and dancing and singing to songs of praise.

"Comfort For Kids" by St. Gabriel NJHS - NEW


St. Gabriel School

National Junior Honor Society Project

We are partnering with SOHI River Arts to make tied fleece blankets for the pediatric unit at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. We are asking for donations of fleece or money to purchase fleece.


The nurses in the pediatric unit love to give blankets to patients, and the children LOVE to receive them. Although blankets are not distributed to all patients, supplies have run out. The only blankets they have are provided by the nurses and they can’t do it all!


Have your child pick a quilt square!!

All donations of $5.00 (purchases 1 yd. of material) or more receive recognition on the Comfort For Kids display board by the school office.

Please see the link to the flyer!


Comfort For Kids Flyer

Summer Flyers

Now that spring is the air we know that summer is just around the corner.

Reminder that we will be posting a number of community camps/flyers in the foyer of the school ranging from cheer leading and horse back riding camps to softball and other summer camps.

Please stop by to take a look.

Think spring!

Grade 5 School Supply Drive

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!

Grade 6, 7, 8 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


St . Gabriel School is so close to having full participation in our Malley's Easter Candy fundraiser

we have decided to...




Each student per family will earn a dress down pass for ANY dollar amount placed on the Internet until March 21st.

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

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.

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

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

Scholarship Opportunity

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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


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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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.
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BOKjr. Leadership

BOKjr. Leadership Club Meetings

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

  • April 5th
  • May 3rd

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

We are being Christ every day, everywhere, through teaching, learning, leading and serving.