Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............ December 10, 2015

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  • Accreditation Survey - NEW
  • Front Foyer Forms - NEW
  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office

  • School Belles Uniform Information
  • Kindergarten Meet n Greet

From the School

  • Congratulations ! - NEW
  • "Treasure Island" - Drama Club Update - NEW
  • Drama Club
  • Blog Information
  • Career Day


  • Birthday Book Club
  • Five Below - PTU Fundraiser
  • Roller Skating
  • Grizzly Magnets
  • Win One FREE Year Tuition

From the Parish

  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive - NEW
  • Thursday Family Prayer Night
  • Fall Into Faith with St. Gabriel
  • Electronic Giving

  • Submitting School News, Memos and Information

Accreditation Survey

Yesterday, December 9, we sent everyone the link to our Accreditation Survey. If you did not have an opportunity to complete it, we attached the link PARENT SURVEY below to complete and submit online. Please we ask that everyone complete the survey. This is critical because the higher the percentage of stakeholder completion, the more validly we can interpret and analyze results. Thank you for your feedback!

Parent Survey

Front Foyer Forms - NEW

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 - NEW


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
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Kindergarten Meet and Greet

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Congratulations ! - NEW

The St. Gabriel 3rd grade boys CYO basketball team, coached by Mr. Paul Kelly, Mr. Jeff Monreal, and Mr. Jim Sorenson won their season opening game against St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday December 5th. Congratulations to the team: Abram, Brendan, Bryson, Colin, Dominic, Dylan, Gavin, Nicholas, Ryan and Zachary.

"Treasure Island" - Drama Club Update: NEW

NO session on December 21st

Due to Christmas Break next meeting / session for Drama Club "Treasure Island" will be Wednesday, January 6, 2016 until 4:30 pm

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

Five Below - PTU Fundraiser

The best place to get hot stuff, cool prices and raise money for ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL!

FIVE BELOW carries school supplies, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, bath and body, candy, snacks and beverages, room décor, storage, plus much more. And everything is priced at $5 or less! JUST IN: All of your Holiday needs!

Our event will be held on:


Time: 10AM-9PM MON-SAT. 11AM-6PM SUN

Where: 9559 MENTOR AVE. MENTOR, OH. 44060 (440)354-1433

10% of the dollars spent by your organization will be donated back to ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL!

Don’t forget to bring this flyer to the event and hand it to the cashier so that credit is given for your purchase! Please note that we do not allow flyers handed out in our store or shopping center but feel free to distribute to your friends and family!

To be completed by Five Below Associate

(pre tax) Purchase Amount $___________________

Register: 1 2 3 4 5 (circle one) Assoc Name _________________

At FIVE BELOW, whatever you got will buy a lot!

Visit us at www.fivebelow.com

Five Below Fundraiser Flyer

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.

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Blood Drive - NEW

St. Gabriel Church will be having a blood drive on Sunday, December 20th from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Community Room.

Family Prayer Night

You are invited to join in Family Prayer Night on Thursdays during Advent, at 7pm in the chapel, with Mass and Rosary- a holy way to prepare for the holidays with your family.

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!!

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