Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............ October 1, 2015

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Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office
  • Announcing Girls Dress Code Change

From the School

  • Cub Care
  • From the Art Room
  • Band Concert
  • Altar Servers and Mass Readers

Clubs and Extracurriculars - New!

  • New Math Clubs Gr 5, and 6-8


  • Basketball Coaches

From the PTU

  • United Skates in Wickliffe - Skating Event dates
  • Important PTU Information
  • Grizzly Magnets
  • Gym Uniforms, Sweatshirts, Grizzly Gear orders

From the Parish

  • Fall Into Faith
  • Women's Night Out
  • Paul Todd Benefit Concert
  • Coming Back Home
  • Adult Faith Formation Series
  • Seasons in Faith - Women's Retreat


ANNOUNCING: Gr 5-8 Girls Dress Code Change

Due to widespread positive opinions of staff and parents and students, and especially in response due to the well-presented proposal by our St. Gabriel Student Council commissioners, we are going to add the navy blue banded polo shirt, in short OR long sleeves, to the grade 5-8 girls dress code for the entire year -- with one requirement: Going forward from today, October 1, 2015, the new long sleeve shirt, AND any new short sleeve shirts ordered, besides having a banded bottom, must have the new school logo embroidered on it in white by Schoolbelles. However, any plain blue short sleeve shirts without the new logo bought before today will be grandfathered in for the rest of the school year.

The logo is the copy of the school copy letterhead design we use on all documents, created from the same logo of Jesus and the same font of the name in our school mission statement. The shirt material is that very soft, smooth and comfortable knit of combed cotton and polyester.

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

The new shirts with logos must be purchased from Schoolbelles since they have created the template to embroider the logo.


Math Club Grade 5, and Math Club Grades 6-8

We are excited to finally announce the start of our two school Math Clubs. Promoting mathematical importance and amusement, and nurturing excellence in mathematics, these after school clubs for Grades 5, and for Grade 6-8 will be facilitated by Mrs. Christine Horne and parent aides.

In a fun environment of problem solving, puzzles/logic games, mock contests, and snacks, students will grow in their "mathlete" skills, plus prepare for competitions, such as in the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM) math competitions of mental math, problem solving, and math construction problems.

If you are interested in joining, read the information form and complete and return either of the application forms linked below.

Math Club Info and Application Gr 5

Math Club Info and Application Gr 6-8


Cub Care News

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

Message from the Art Room

The year is already off to a great start and many classes are already finishing their first project. 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

Altar Servers and Mass Readers

St. Gabriel School is very blessed to be part of the St. Gabriel Parish community. This enables students to participate in weekly Eucharistic Liturgies, and many prayer services and sacramental celebrations throughout the year.

Fifth through eighth graders are invited to take training and sign up to be Altar Servers and Mass Readers for school,and also parish Masses. Ms. Maureen Dowd, mdowd@st-gabriel.org, leads these groups and schedules training through the parish.


Basketball Coaches

The coaches meeting will be Oct.7th from 7:30-9:00, at the Learning Loft great room.

This is a mandatory meeting if you plan on coaching or are interested in coaching basketball this season.

Any questions please email Karl Bohr at grizzlycyobball@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.

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


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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

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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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