Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............ January 21, 2016

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  • Enrollment Packet
  • Front Foyer Forms
  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office

  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Scholarship Opportunity

From the School

  • 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

St. Gabriel School Scholastic BOOK FAIR -- The best ever still in progress!

Students still visiting the huge selection of books, reading materials, and other engaging learning and fun kits!

Come see the wide range of items available!

The annual St. Gabriel School Book Fair is open 4 more days!

  • Friday, Jan 22, tomorrow, before, during, and after school
  • Sunday, Jan 24, afternoon from 10:00am--2:00pm, for parents and parishioners
  • Monday, Jan 25, before, during, and after school
  • Tuesday, Jan 26, during school for last minute return visits!
  • Check out the link below for more information, or contact Mrs. Trem with any questions at erin.trem@st-gabrielschool.org.

Scholastic Book Fair information link

Catholic Schools Week: Monday February 1, 2016 through Friday February 5, 2016

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Open House Cookie Donation

Open House – Sunday, January 30th from 1-3 in the Multipurpose Room

We are again this year asking each family to bake/donate 2 dozen cookies (no nuts please!). After touring your children’s classrooms, come see their beautiful artwork displayed in the hallways and the Multipurpose room. We will have a cookie and punch reception in the Multi-purpose Room for all families. Donated baked goods can be dropped off beginning Thursday, January 28th in the school office. If questions, please contact Paula Haumesser at phaumesser@st-gabriel.org. Thanks and see you at the Open House!

Grizzly Gear

Grizzly Gear will be displayed and for sale during Catholic Schools Week Open House in the gym.

Deadline for ordering Feb. 10th. Order Form

Gym Uniforms and School Sweatshirts will be displayed and for sale during Catholic Schools Week Open House in the gym.

Deadline for ordering Feb. 10th. Order Form

FREE UNIFORMS in the gym during Catholic Schools Week Open House.

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment ----- Grades K-8 Reminder


Please return your 2016.17 enrollment forms to the School Office byMarch 1st. If you have NOT received your packet please contact the School Office.

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

Please direct any questions to the School Office.

Thank you!

Scholarship Opportunity

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Chess Club - Winter Registration Reminder

Openings still available!

We are happy to announce the next session of the St. Gabriel School Chess Club! For the winter/spring session, we will be meeting in the new Grizzly Learning Den.

  • 2:30--4:00pm
  • next 9 Wednesdays through April 6
  • In the new Grizzly Learning Den

Please complete the registration form below, and return it to the Office with fee as soon as possible,

Chess Club Registration Form

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.

Fish Fry

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Announcing: Vacation Bible School 2016

Announcing: Vacation Bible School 2016

JUNE 20-24, 2016

Registration and Information can be found HERE

VBS - St. Gabriel Church


Adults interested in Volunteering Various positions available. Please complete the form

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!!

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