Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............ October 15, 2015

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Family Communication and Safety

Dear Families,

We need your help.

If you are experiencing a temporary/permanent change in custody status please let the office know.

If there is a legal custody agreement the office needs a copy on file. If there is an informal arrangement the office will need documentation. The office needs this information in order to direct communications (report cards, progress reports, calls home to parent/guardian) as well as to ensure safety of student (dismissal/authorized pick up.)

Examples include: providing office of copy of custody/guardianship documents during separation, divorce, temporary custody situation.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

If you have any questions please contact the school office.

REMINDER: Grandparents Day - Kindergarten ONLY

We are looking forward to seeing all the grandparents/special guests tomorrow at our Grandparent Day Celebration.

Please plan on arriving for our 9am start time. You will enter the school through our Multi Purpose Room (MPR) doors which are labeled A4.

We will meet you in the MPR for the festivities!

See you soon.

Schoolbelles Gr 5-8 Girls Shirt Ordering Information

The new navy banded short and long sleeve polo shirt with St. Gabriel School logo, is now available at Schoolbelles for ordering.

Note that the short sleeve or long sleeve polo may be worn throughout the school year. Any short sleeve shirts previously purchased will be grandfathered in. All new short sleeve shirts going forward from today must have the new white embroidered school logo. And, all long sleeve polos ordered must have the white embroidered school logo.

NOTE To Clarify: The navy banded polo does not have to be worn by girls gr 5-8. It is an option, along with the white blouses with sweaters or sweater vests, to wear all year long with the uniform skirt or uniform pants. Also, St. Gabriel spirit wear sweatshirts may be worn over the navy shirts if desired.

The price of the short sleeve banded bottom polo with school logo will be
$26.14 Youth (XSY - XLY)

$28.14 Adult (SA - XLA)

$31.14 Adult (2XLA - 3XLA)

The long sleeve banded polos are $2.00 more.

Order at www.schoolbelles.com, School Code S0130, or call 216-898-5500, or 216-291-0568.

NDCL (Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) Events

the "Blitz"

The wonderful people at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School about an exciting event we are hosting on their beautiful campus on Saturday, Oct. 10th. The name of the event is The Blitz, and it is a new and unique race for kids age 7-17 along with their parents. The Blitz is an obstacle course run that features 10+ professionally built obstacles like climbing walls, rope swings, ladder climbs, balance beams, a water slide and much more. These obstacles are all age-appropriate and perfect for kids and families to participate.

The goal of The Blitz is to put together an event that enables kids, family and friends to come together and participate in a non-timed race that they can accomplish together. We want to stress the value of physical activity, health and nutrition as part of our daily lives and that you can have a whole lot of fun while accomplishing those goals.

The Blitz has already been held at 4 previous locations in Northeast Ohio and we invite you to visit our web site at www.theblitz.events<http://www.theblitz.events> to learn more about it and watch our 90 second video from one of our events.

Blitz Flyer

The Lion Academy: Lego Engineering

Design your very own car, built it, and bring it to life during NDCL's Lego Engineering Academy on October 17, 2015 at NDCL for any 6th - 8th graders.

Lego Engineering Flyer


Cub Care News

NO Cub Care on Friday, November 6, 2015 due to the St. Gabriel School Christmas Boutique

Message from the Art Room

All projects completed in Art Class will be posted to Artsonia, our school’s online art gallery. If you see a work of art posted on your child’s account and it is not sent home, please assume that I have kept this work for the upcoming Art Show. St. Gabes hosts two Art Shows a year. The first one is during during Catholic Schools Week (January 31, 2016) and the second one is during Young Author/Artists Night (May 26, 2016). All work selected will be sent home when the show is taken down.


Mrs. Chalhoub



  • Thursday, December 3rd
  • Concert starts at 7PM
  • Students will need to be at LCHS at 6:15PM.

Concert is at Lake Catholic High School

Indoor Recess - Donations

Now that the weather is turning cooler, there may be more days where recess is spent indoors. The second floor classrooms share a cabinet with games and activities to be enjoyed during indoor recess days. At the end of last year, a much needed clean-out of the game bins meant taking stock of what we had that was in good condition, and we found that we were in need of replenishing games and activities.

  • We are asking families of third through sixth graders to donate any games your family has outgrown to help re-stock the indoor recess cabinet.
  • Boxes and containers need not be in tip top condition, but we do ask that games contain all pieces and a set of instructions.
  • Board games and card games are most welcome.
  • Do not send in anything that requires batteries.
  • There will be a bin placed in the school entry to put donated games.
  • Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Petersen at lisampetersen21@gmail.com. “


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.


Roller Skating

Roller Skating Nights are:

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm-$3.00/person at door

  • November 5
  • January 28
  • May 3

From 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$3.00 / per person at the door

United Skates in Wickliffe

Important PTU Information

All PTU Information and forms can be accessed through the PTU Website

Grizzly Magnets

Grizzly Magnets available for $6

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

Grizzly Gear

GRIZZLY GEAR makes great Christmas presents!

Grizzly Gear will be on sale outside of the school office during Parent-Teacher Conference nights Nov. 3rd and Nov. 10th. Shop our Buy It Now items or place orders. Cash or checks accepted. Order deadline Nov. 24th.

Gym Uniforms and Uniform Sweatshirts

Gym Uniforms and Uniform Sweatshirts Order Deadline Sept 4th click here for order form

Order Form - Uniforms

Grizzly Gear Order Deadline Sept 4th click here for order form

Order Form - Grizzly Gear

Box Top Contest - NEW


The PTU is once again sponsoring a Homeroom Challenge to see which classes can collect the most Box Tops, Campbell’s and Tyson’s labels!! Spread the word to family members, neighbors and co-workers to clip these labels to earn extra money for our school. The 3 classes that bring in the most Box Tops will win an ice cream treat. The contest will run from October 12th thru October 20th. Good luck everyone!

** Please do not send in Box Tops that have expired. General Mills will not accept them. **

Thank you for all you do!!

Christmas Boutique

St. Gabriel Christmas Craft Boutique

St. Gabriel School

Friday, November 6, 2015

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Saturday, November 7, 2015

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and experience the high quality craftsmanship of over 100 inspired artisans.

Admission is $3.00 for those 13 and older.

For Information, contact Karen Zylak 440-428-5444 or karenstanz@netlink.net

Christmas Boutique Flyer


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


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Fall into Faith with St. Gabriel

Join us for these faith building and service opportunities this fall!

For more info: www.St-Gabriel.org

Fall into Faith with St. Gabriel Events Flyer

Community Day of Service - NEW

Our 3rd Annual Community Day of Service is

Saturday, November 14!

All ages welcome

Service projects take place sometime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

We join together to celebrate 5 p.m. Mass

Enjoy fellowship and community at our 6 p.m. Thank You Dinner in the school


Registration closes soon! Sign up online TODAY

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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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