Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............ January 7, 2016

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Lost and Found! - NEW

We have A LOT of items in our Lost and Found. Please come check out the display table and items hanging located in front of the Media Center to claim any items you may be missing. Thank you!


  • So Proud!
  • Outdoor Camp - 6th grade parents
  • Enrollment Packet
  • Front Foyer Forms
  • 8th grade pancake breakfast
  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office

  • Scholarship Opportunity - NEW
  • Warm up Suits are here!
  • School Belles Uniform Information

From the School

  • Preventative Lice Check Volunteers NEEDED - NEW
  • Full Day Junior Kindergarten
  • Drama Club
  • Blog Information
  • Career Day


  • Birthday Book Club
  • Roller Skating
  • Grizzly Magnets
  • Win One FREE Year Tuition

From the Parish

  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
  • Night Prayer
  • Electronic Giving

  • Submitting School News, Memos and Information

Outdoor Camp -- Special notice to Grade 6 parents!

  • There will be a special 6th Grade Camp Parent Orientation Meeting.Tuesday, January 12
  • 6:30pm
  • In the MPR
  • AT least one parent is required to attend
  • Parents can sign up to be a chaperone -- choose any day: full days, half days, and/or overnights. Full Virtus training and background checks required.

Camp will be at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, from April 19--22. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a United States national park that preserves and reclaims the rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio.

The Park Conservancy has a special Residency program for our students. It is a residential learning experience that students will never forget! Correlated to the Common Core and newly revised science and social studies standards, our dynamic environmental education program is designed to complement what students learn in the classroom.

So proud of our 8th grade girls!

We are so proud of our 8th grade girls who volunteered to host a mini-clinic for the 3rd grade girls basketball team. Absolutely awesome opportunity for the team to pay it forward to the next generation of ballers!

Amazing 6th grade boys!

In addition to being runners-up at the Mater Dei tournament, Coach Linnert’s 6th grade boys basketball team volunteered at the Saint Mary’s soup kitchen over Christmas break. Following through on the team’s core values of try your hardest, be respectful, and have fun, these boys are winners and team-mates on and off the court. Way to go, boys!

Congratulations 3rd grade girls!

Congratulations to the St. Gabriel 3rd grade girls’ basketball team with Coach Null for being the champions in the Mater Dei Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament over the holiday. The girls played a tough game against their opponent St. Joan of Arc to take the win. Please congratulate:

Brecklin Harrold – Timco

Addison Null

Julia Oster

Elena Kline - Ruminski

Selena Moisses

Sonja Paulic

Eden Peiterzak

Anna Marie Wiandt

Thank You,

Coach Mickey Timco & Coach Michael Null

Congratulations 4th grade boys !

Congratulations to the St. Gabriel 4th grade boys basketball team with Coach Timco for being runners – up in the Mater Dei Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament over the holiday. The boys played their hearts out in a close contest against St. Michaels. Please congratulate:

Kyan Harrold – Timco

Luke Richards

Peyton Budrys – Rini

Alex Dugach

Kellen Graham

Jack Johnson

Noah West

Drew Parker

Thank You,

Coach Mickey Timco & Coach Steve Dugach

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment Packet

Dear Parents,

2016.17 School Year Enrollment Packets for all school families in grades JrK-7 will be mailed to your home address this Friday, December 18th. Included in the packet are:

  • A cover letter of simplified directions
  • A page display of St. Gabriel progress
  • A payment agreement and payment election form
  • A Roundup sheet for Jr K or Learning Loft

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

Please direct any questions to the School Office.

Thank you!

Front Foyer Forms

The following flyers can be found in the front foyer of the Office.

  • Knowledge Saves Lives
  • Right Fit Alterations
  • Jump Start Sports
  • Winter Classes at Geauga Theater

8th Grade - Pancake Breakfast

Hello 8th grade parents.

As you know, the 8th grade trip has been planned and will be here before we know it! The largest fundraiser for the 8th grade trip is the Pancake Breakfast, which will take place Sunday, February 21, 2016. Every year, the Pancake Breakfast is a huge success, great fun for the 8th graders, and significantly helps to offset the cost of the trip. Every 8th grader is required to volunteer for this event, and the net proceeds from the breakfast will be divided equally among every student that volunteers. For those students that can't volunteer on the day of the breakfast due to a prior commitment, there will be a few opportunities to volunteer ahead of time selling tickets. Please mark your calendar for this fun event, and look for more information coming your way in the new year.

Not only do we need the help of every student, but we need parent volunteers as well. There will be many volunteer positions available on the day of the event, but we also need a few parents to lead the following committees: Food Donations, 50/50 Raffle & Chinese Auction, Kitchen, and Bake Sale. Each committee head will have the help of multiple other parents on the committee. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact Lisa Petersen at lisampetersen21@gmail.com.


Scholarship Opportunity - NEW

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School Belles Uniform Information For Your Families-Winter Sale!

Dear School Administrators,

Our best sale of the year, our WINTER SALE, is here - featuring 15-25% OFF select uniform items! (see "Sale Highlights" below) We are also still accepting entries for our #SBfree2016 Twitter contest (see below).

Please help us get the word out to your families. Please mention our sale (or share the flyer link below) in your school's newsletter, Ed-Line, website, or church bulletin for your families. (Click here for how we already reach out to families about uniform sales.)

Sale Flyers are available for you to help spread the word. Printed black and white sale notices for distribution are available by request. There are also two ways to access our full flyer for your families (suitable for a school website post, a printed flyer or an email attachment):

(To download the PDF or send as an attachment, first open the link/webpage above & then save the file to your computer.)

For flyer/attachment requests, questions or additional assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department (toll-free 1-888-637-3037 or custserv@schoolbelles.com) or contact your school sales representative, Maggie Summers-Wnek.

Thank you for your continued support!

With Appreciation,
The Schoolbelles Team


  • 25% OFF: Select Premium Uniform Items
  • 15% OFF: Select Basic Uniform Items
  • 15-25% OFF: Select Uniform Coordinates & Accessories
  • Discounted Shipping: Save up to $8 on shipping for phone & web orders!

All with and without screens, embroidery and applique designs!

Sale starts, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 and runs until Sunday, January 3, 2016.

For the most up-to-date hours, please visit: schoolbelles.com/storelocations


Preventative Lice Checks - NEW

The Clinic will be doing preventative lice checks on Monday, January 11th starting around 8:30 am. We are still in need of 4-6 more volunteers to help with the process. If you are available to help please contact Shawn Harrold-Timco at 440-537-9917 or sign2you@windstream.net.

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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Drama Club

Shiver me timbers!!! St. Gabriel's Grade 4-5 after school Drama Club sponsored by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild of Chardon, is busy learning to be pirates & pigaloos and singing and dancing up a storm!

Parents, please be aware that pick up at 4:30 will be by the gym door to help with traffic flow and ensure the student's safety. Your help with memorizing lines and lyrics is very
appreciated! I hope our show date of January 27th is circled. Details as we get closer.

For those interested , we will sponsor a 2-3rd grade Drama Club session starting
in February . Details in the New Year!

Mrs. Douglass ( GLTG Instructor) and Mrs. Glauser (St. Gabriel Staff sponsor)

Blog Information

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

Career Day

Monday, February 1, 2016. Presentations will be in the morning.

Click HERE to register


Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child’s birthday with the gift of reading. Your seven dollar commemorative donation will be used to purchase a variety of books for the Birthday Book Club.

During your child's birthday month, your child will have the opportunity to select a book from the Club books. He/She will be the first student to check out the book from the library. A nameplate with his/her birthday will be placed inside the front cover.

Summer Birthdays will be celebrated on the half-birthday. We will begin with September Birthdays. (Example: June Birthdays will be celebrated in December)

Fill out the form below and return it to the school office NO later than January 30, 2016, c/o Birthday Book Club, with a donation of $7.00 per child. Please make checks payable to St. Gabriel PTU. Questions? Please contact Paula Haumesser at PHaumesser@st-gabriel.org.

Birthday Book Club Form

Roller Skating

Roller Skating Nights are:

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

  • January 28
  • 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


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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.

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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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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