Weekday . . . News and Notes

St. Gabriel School ............February 11, 2016

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Congratulations to ALL the students for demonstrating acts of kindness! They have ALL earned a dress down day tomorrow for Valentine's day!

Throughout this school week our Student Council members organized a special event to promote acts of kindness throughout the week. Everyone kept track of students doing nice things for others, and for each 10 acts of kindness, students received a paper heart from the Student Council. Students then hung these hearts outside their classrooms.

The goal was to accumulate 50 hearts, representing 500 acts of kindness, hanging around the school, by tomorrow, February 12. Well, students performed not just 500 kindnesses, but doubled that to over 1000 acts of kindness! So, tomorrow all students may dress down in celebration of this awesome act of kindness!

Way to go Grizzles! And we know that with the season of Lent also beginning this week, students were doing this kindness in awareness of the giving we are called to do to by Christ. Our Lenten journey of prayer, fasting and giving has had a beautiful start! God bless you Grizzlies, and seek in prayer to keep up this habit of kindness that changes us and helps us to be more and more like Jesus!

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  • Frequent Grizzly Links

From the Office / School

  • Prayer Intention - NEW
  • Blog Information
  • Malley's - NEW
  • 8th Grade pancake breakfast
  • Power of the Pen Update- NEW
  • Drama Club - NEW
  • Twitter
  • Enrollment
  • Scholarship Opportunity
  • Full Day Jr. K
  • Girl Scout Service Project - Help Needed !


  • Roller Skating
  • Grizzly Magnets
  • Win One FREE Year Tuition

From the Learning Loft

  • Reverse Raffle


  • Track Registration
  • CYO Survey
  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

From the Parish

  • Lent & Easter Calendar
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • Year of Mercy
  • Fish Fry and Menu
  • Women's Night Out
  • Parish Mission
  • Night Prayers
  • VBS
  • Electronic Giving

  • Submitting School News, Memos and Information


8th Grade Pancake Breakfast

All proceeds go to support St. Gabriel’s 8th grade class trip

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Serving breakfast from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

St. Gabriel School Multi-Purpose Room

Adults: $7

Children (10 & under): $5

Serving pancakes, sausage, cinnamon apples and beverages.

Pancakes are all-you-can-eat!

PLUS! 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, and Bake Sale

Can’t attend the breakfast? No problem! Stop by and pick up a cup of coffee and some bake sale items to go.

Tickets are available at the door and after masses starting January 30.

For more information, please contact Lisa Petersen at: lisampetersen21@gmail.com

Malley's Fundraiser - NEW



WHAT: The St. Gabriel School PTU Spring Fundraiser

WHEN: Monday, February, 8th through Monday, March 21st!

Paper orders need to be turned in by Tuesday, February 23rd.

****Send orders in an envelope marked Deanna Macioce c/o Nathan Macioce Room108


****Payment is due at pick-up, please try to consolidate into one check made payable St. Gabriel PTU

****Pick-up for paper orders will be Tuesday, March 8th 2:45-6:00 PM in the Pahler Center

Internet orders can be placed up until Monday, March 21st.

***Follow the instructions on the paper catalog to set-up a personalized website. Malley’s offers free shipping for orders over $60, so it is helpful to combine a few orders and have them delivered to one address.


Each student per family will receive a pass for a dress down day with ANY order (paper or internet) placed by Tuesday, February 23rd !

Each student per family will receive an ice cream treat for ALL orders over $100!

QUESTIONS: We can be reached at Deanna Macioce- 440-867-1924 or dlleskovec@yahoo.com or Kim Janezic- 440-339-6494 or kimjanezic@roadrunner.com

Let’s help PTU earn the money to keep doing wonderful things they do for our school…

The more we sell, the more we earn!

Malley's Online Ordering

Please use the link above that will take you directly to the St. Gabriel Fundraising site.

Any orders placed on the Malley’s web site results in no one family getting credit. This is not a fundraising web site.

It is very important that families create their own web site. Instructions are on the FORM

Drama Club - NEW (2nd Semester) for Grades 2 & 3

St. Gabriel Elementary Drama Club / Second Semester 2016 for Grades 2 & 3

Sponsored by Geauga Lyric Theater Guild

** Any parent volunteers that would be interested in helping the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of the month please contact Mary Glauser at: mary.glauser@st-gabrielschool.org **

** Students wishing to intern should also contact Mary Glauser - Priority given to those in 6 - 8th grades **

Open to grades 2 and 3 Max: 25 firs come basis / balance of grades

Meet Wednesdays after school (2:45 pm - 4:30 pm) Parent pick up in front of bldg.

Cost: $ 125 pay check / credit card at registration / includes t-shirt

Return registration form and payment to St. Gabriel School. DUE DATE: Tuesday, February 16

Start on February 17 at St. Gabriel's (complete meeting calendar will be send home first session)

Final rehearsal / Show at Geauga Theater: Wednesday, June 1st (4 - 6 pm (dinner) show at 7:00 pm) Admission: suggested donations

Show: Super Heroes: How to Interact with Human Beings (musical character education)

Instructor: Julie Douglass (regular instructor at GLTG/current BCI on file June 2015)

440-724-0702 or kadoug@windstream.net

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment ----- ALL

Puxatony Phil saw his shadow and you know what that means... only 2 more weeks till the 2016.17 enrollment form/fees deadline of March 1st.

Please return your 2016.17 enrollment forms/fees to the School Office by March 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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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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Girl Scout Service Project - Help Needed

Boxes of Hope

** a box will be located by the School Office for donations to be dropped off **

Service Unit 767 Service Project

Recipient: Project Hope for the Homeless

25 Freedom Rd Painesville Twp., OH 44077
Phone: (440) 354-6417
Fax: (440) 392-0114

Website: www.projecthopeonline.org

The “Boxes of Hope” full of donations are given to families that are leaving the shelter as support while they start over in their new residence.

The “Boxes of Hope” full of donations are given to families that are leaving the shelter as support while they start over in their new residence. This can be as grand or as small of a project as your girls would like to make it. Let them discuss and decide with your help! It is SO easy to make a positive difference in someone’s life! All we need to do is….

1. Have the girls wrap each box in plain paper (top and bottom separately so the box can be filled and then covered). Decorate as many boxes as the girls would like with messages of hope, love, and any other positive message or artwork that your girls would like to share (no names on the boxes please).

2. Collect donations from the wish list below and fill your decorated boxes.

3. Contact Project Hope and arrange a drop off time (if you would like to take your girls, they will receive a wonderful “THANK YOU” and a free tour of the shelter if you would like), OR

Donations most needed include (Informational Flyer):


Roller Skating

Roller Skating Nights are:

  • 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

Blog Information

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


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Track Registration


Track registration is open now thru February 23rd.
Track is offered to boys and girls grades 3 thru 8.
Practices will begin in early March.
You can register by going to www.st-gabrielcyo.org and clicking on the registration tab.

We are also looking for some coaches this year to help out. If you have any interest or questions please contact Michael Pecjak at grizzlycyoad@gmail.com

CYO Survey

Winter Season CYO Sports Survey

We encourage you to take a few minutes to share your experience with us. The St Gabriel CYO staff and Athletic Advisory Board review your feedback as we evaluate and improve CYO. Please click on the link below to complete your winter season evaluation! Our goal is to receive 100 surveys! It will only take a couple of minutes to complete, so please share your opinion. Please remember the survey should be answered as it relates to OUR CYO program specifically. Game sites, other teams and game officials are not related to this.

The survey can be found by clicking here:St Gabriel End of Season Survey

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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Lent & Easter Calendar

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Living Stations of the Cross - NEW

Any Youth Grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate in this unique expression of Christ's Passion and Death.


Monday, February 22 & 29 in the Church 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sundays, March 6 & 13 in the Church 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Praises (Performances)

March 20 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Crossings (Palm Sunday)

March 22 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Good Shepard

March 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PSR 1-5

March 25 11:00 - 2:00 Good Friday

Come and join us as we recreate Jesus' love for us.

Service hours will be awarded. Living Stations of the Cross

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Fish Fry

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Women's Night Out

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Parish Mission

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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.

Prayer Intention

For comfort and healing for the Keith Koenig and Bill Koenig families with the loss of their grandparent/great grandparent.

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

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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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