A Publication of St. Gabriel the Archangel School 1/5/2022
Dear Fabulous Families -
Happy New Year! We hope that your family had a wonderful time together celebrating the holidays. It has been great to have our students and staff back together this week.
We anticipate the St. Louis City Department of Health will have a press conference tomorrow and will be releasing updated guidance in regards to COVID-19 and schools. We look forward to new information being shared and the impact it may have on our school.
We are wanting to gauge your interest of us hosting spring pictures. Please take a minute and fill out the form indicating your family's interest in having spring pictures taken of your child. Link: https://bit.ly/3zc3RAi
Thank you for your flexibility with the late start on Monday. Students and staff gave it a thumbs up!
Peace and Joy -
St. Gabriel the Archangel
St. Gabriel the Archangel
New Desks, Cubbies, and SMART Board
8th Grade Pizza Sales
Lunch at St. Gabriel
Below is the link for the lunch order for January 17th-February 11th. Orders are due by Monday, January 10th and Money due on Thursday the 13th.
Payments should be by check (or cash) made out to Chris' Pancake and turned in to school in a marked envelope by Thursday, January 13th. If you have any questions regarding lunch orders, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com . If you do not receive your confirmation email after you placed your order, please check your SPAM folder. Also be sure to add "google forms" to your safe senders list.
If you haven't used your credits from last month please do so this month. It is your responsibility to keep track of your child's credits.
Suppliers have had a difficult time keeping items in stock this year. We will do our best to keep the menu items the same, but substitutions may have to happen from time to time. You may want to prepare your children just in case this may occur in the future.
Lunch Menu, January 17th - February 11th
Week 1 - Mon - No School ; Tues - Chicken Sandwich; Wed - Pepperoni Pizza; Thur - Mac & Cheese; Fri - Pulled Pork Sandwich
Week 2 - Mon - Hot Dogs; Tues - Tacos; Wed - Cheese Pizza; Thur - Toasted Ravioli; Fri - Hamburger
Week 3 - Mon - Bosco Sticks ; Tues - Quesadilla; Wed - Pretzels; Thur - Chicken Tenders; Fri - Half Day, No Lunch
Week 4- Mon - Hamburger; Tues - Tacos ; Wed - Pepperoni Pizza; Thur - Hot Dogs; Fri - Chicken Sandwich
Attached is a lunch calendar for you to print out for your convenience. It is just for home use and is not to be brought back to school or used as an ordering form. Please use the link above for ordering.
- Families currently on scholarship will receive requalification instructions the first week in January.
- Schools will receive a copy of the family letter in January via email, as well as a Spanish version of the letter that you may use to distribute to your Spanish-speaking families.
- During the same week, application instructions will also be emailed to families who applied for scholarships in 2021-22 but were not awarded.
January 18, 2022 , Tuesday
- The Scholarship Application will be open online on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 the day after MLK Day
February 28, 2022
- Scholarship application window closes
Vaccination Cards Being Accepted
Happy New Year! As we review this past year and begin the new year, it can be a time to reflect and be mindful of our gifts and challenges. The link below uses the Ignatian Examen to guide a short reflection. May we be aware of God's presence in us, among all people, and in all creatures.
In January, we focus and learn about the Catholic Social Teaching of:
Dignity of the Human Person
We are called to ask whether our actions as a society respect or threaten the life and dignity of the human person.
Please pray for Pope Francis' intention for January:
We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity be respected.
Important Dates for Sacraments:
First Communion Parent Meeting- Thursday, April 7th, at 6:30 pm in church
First Communion- Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, April 26- Confirmation Day of Prayer
Thursday, April 28- Confirmation at 7:00 pm Mass at SGA
We continue to celebrate our Thursday, All School Masses, on the school parking lot if the weather permits. Otherwise, the grade level of the class that is planning the Mass attends in person at church. The rest of the school live-streams the service. Eucharist Ministers bring Communion to the classrooms.
For our level Masses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the grade level of the homeroom that is planning will be in attendance at the Mass. We are grateful for the parents, grandparents and relatives that are able to join us for Mass.
Thursday, 1/6 5G
Tuesday, 1/11 2O
Wednesday, 1/12 6B
Thursday, 1/13 4M
Tuesday, 1/18 4S
Wednesday, 1/19 5S
Thursday, 1/20 Jude House
Tuesday, 1/25 1M
Wednesday, 1/26 7E
Thursday, 1/27 3P
Peace and blessings!
Coordinator of Religious Education
Year at a Glance
January 14- Teacher Planning and Collaboration - NOON DISMISSAL
January 17- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL
January 30-February 5 - Catholic Schools Week
January 30- Catholic Schools Week - Prospective Student Open House - By Appointment
January 31- Catholic Schools Week - Writing Celebrations, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
February 4- Catholic Schools Week- NOON DISMISSAL
February 14- Valentine's Day- Valentine Parties @ 2:05
February 18- Teacher Planning and Collaboration - NOON DISMISSAL
February 21- Presidents' Day- NO SCHOOL
February 25- End of 2nd Trimester
March 5 - Auction
March 13- March 19- NO SCHOOL- Spring Break
March 30 - Student-led Conferences
April 7- First Communion Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm in church
April 14- Holy Thursday- NO SCHOOL
April 15- Good Friday- NO SCHOOL
April 18- Easter Monday- NO SCHOOL
April 28- 8th Grade Confirmation 7pm
May 1- First Communion- 2nd Grade
May 7- 8th Grade Follies 7pm
May 10- Vocal Concert 7pm
May 11- Band Concert 7pm
May 13- Field Day- NOON DISMISSAL
May 20- 7th Grade Leadership Day and 8th Grade Mystery Day
May 24- 8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm
May 27- Last Day of School- NOON DISMISSAL
Adult Faith Classes to Begin
FAITH & RACIAL JUSTICE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Are you wondering what all this conversation is about regarding the telling of the history of our country?
Would you like to learn more so you can understand more?
St. Gabriel’s will be offering two learning opportunities from JustFaith Ministries:
Faith & Racial Equity and Faith & Racial Justice
With faith as our starting point, these two classes invite people to learn and understand our history of race and our role in systemic racism
so we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and help create an equitable and just society. Faith & Racial Equity is open to all;
you need to have participated in Faith & Racial Equity or Faith & Racial Healing in order to take the Faith & Racial Justice class.
The dates and times are yet to be determined but will begin in January. Please contact Megan Dolton at (314) 629-6143
STRUGGLING TO COMMUNICATE IN DIVIDED TIMES?
LOOKING FOR TOOLS TO HAVE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS…with family, church, friends, co-workers?
Please join us for JustFaith Ministries 8 week class:
WANT TO TALK? Communication Tools for Divided Times will guide you in deepening your relationships while staying true to your values, whether you find yourself navigating a heated disagreement with a spouse, interrupting racism in the office, facilitating political tension in church, or working for systemic change around any justice issue.
The class will be held - by Zoom - on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm beginning January 6, 2022 and will be facilitated by CSC members, Vaughn Meister and Cris Fischer. The cost is $45.00. There are two books as part of the class; the cost for the two books is $25 - $30. For more information, please contact Cris Fischer at 507-269-6268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.