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From the Principal's Desk

April 1, 2014

Dear Parents and Friends,

At one of our children's liturgies last week, Fr. John told the students about St. Joseph.  While not much is written about St. Joseph, there are hidden clues into his life.  He was a hard worker, a loving and caring father, a dutiful servant of God and a teacher of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  St. Joseph is the perfect model for Lent.  As a carpenter, he had to take care of his tools; he had to be ready to build and repair; he had to be creative enough to improve his trade.  God has given each of us special gifts.  These "tools" should be taken care of and always ready to be used.   We have to look at how we can improve our gifts to make ourselves ready for the kingdom.  Lent is the perfect time to reflect on how we can become better persons to others.  Reflecting on our skills and forming new habits is the way we make St. Joseph our model.

April 13th is Palm Sunday.  On that day, we hear in the gospel tales of how Jesus processes into Jerusalem.  In that story, the people greeted Jesus with the waving of palms.  We capture this spirit by passing out palms that have been blessed.  These palms are symbols that remind us of Jesus' journey, the sacrifices of his life and the glory of his resurrection. 

Following Palm Sunday is Easter Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus conquering death thus ensuring that someday we will do the same.  The Lenten journey ends and we are refreshed by our renewed spirit.

Have a wonderful Lenten season.  Take time to nurture yourself and build upon your personal spiritual growth.

Sincerely,

PamHuelsman
Pam Huelsman
Principal

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April

"News You Can Use"


Congratulations to the PTSO Raffle Winners:

January
Winner
February Winner March Winner April Winner May Winner
1-6
Lisa Machor $25
2-3
No School Weather
3-3
SNOW DAY
4-1
Spring Break
5-1
1-7
No School Weather
2-4
Steve Hueston $25
3-4
Kathy Wood $25
4-2
Spring Break
5-2
Derby Eve
1-8
Josh Prescott $25
2-5
No School Weather
3-5
Peggy Sermersheim $25
4-3
Spring Break
5-5
1-9
Becky Flood $25
2-6
Jennifer Schulz $25
3-6
Conferences
4-4
Spring Break
5-6
1-10
Brad Carucci $50
2-7
Pam Huelsman $50
3-7
No School
4-7
Andrew Craven $250
5-7
1-13
Lindsey Poenie $250
2-10
Joanne Lefevre $250
3-10
Carrie Randall $250
4-8
Loretta McGInty $25
5-8
1-14
Dennis Hoard $25
2-11
Laura Ridge $25
3-11
Dan Ewald $25
4-9
Shirley Conn $25
5-9
1-15
Rhonda Corrigan $25
2-12
Caroline Pulliam $25
3-12
Adam Mendoza $25
4-10
Brad Carucci $25
5-12
1-16
Neil Kremer $25
2-13
Nancy Hagan $25
3-13
Benny Willis $25
4-11
David Jewell $50
5-13
1-17
David Smith $50
2-14
Rebecca Hooper $500
3-14
Marie Person $50
4-14
Kevin Macherione $25
5-14
1-20
No School Hoiday
2-17
Dennis MInch $25
3-17
Scott Mattingly $25
4-15
Laura DeFazio $25
5-15
1-21
No School Weather
2-18
Stacey Bischoff $25
3-18
Pam Huelsman $25
4-16
Joe Buckman $25
5-16
1-22
Bob Hoefflin $25
2-19
Dennis Comella $25
3-19
Louise Thomas $25
4-17
Kristin Warf $25
5-19
1-23
Dwight Lefevre $25
2-20
Terri Stallcup $25
3-20
Barbara Schlenk $25
4-20
Rick Ridge $50
5-20
1-24
Joseph Mattingly $50
2-21
Sherry Pfeffer $50
3-21
Bev Timmering $50
4-21
 
5-21
1-27
Charles Gold $25
2-24
Mike Chancellor $25
3-24
Chris Corbett $25
4-22
 
5-22
1-28
Cindy Bowen $25
2-25
Kent Darbro $25
3-25
Josh Franks $25
4-23
 
5-23
1-29
: Robbie Dones $25
2-26
Jeff Becker $25
3-26
Sheryl Ireland $25
4-24
 
5-26
Memorial Day
1-30
Erwin Banzon $25
2-27
Timothy Embry $25
3-27
Marcia Brey $25
4-27
 
5-27
1-31
Paul Shuter $50
2-28
Jennifer Kavanaugh $50
3-28
Ed Vittitoe $50
4-28
 
5-28
       
3-31
Spring Break
4-29
 
5-29
           
4-30
 
5-30
                   

Family Art Night . . .
was a huge success! Thanks to Mrs. Balbach, the many teachers who assisted, and all the families who turned out for a great evening of fun!

Breakfast in the Cafeteria . . .
Breakfast will be continuing until the end of the year. Since so many students have been taking advantage of breakfast we have decided to continue to offer breakfast to the students until the end of the year.  If breakfast continues to be popular we will look at starting a breakfast program for next school year. 

BUS SUBSIDY . . .


Busing Subsidy for Parochial Schools: http://kentuckyleague.blogspot.com/2014/01/protect-your-children-on-way-to-school.html

A call to action from Ms. Huelsman regarding the Bus subsidy

LIBRARY
Students who participated in the Outstanding Catholic Reader program should have their completed reading lists turned in by April 15.  Thanks for another successful book fair.

SHINE
SHINE dates are April 14, 24 and 29 for grades 4 thru 7.

SPRING UNIFORMS . . .
Don’t forget our warm weather uniform rules go into effect when you return from Spring Break on Monday, April 7.  See the handbook for details.

FIRST EUCHARIST . . .
April 12 from 9:00 a.m. until noon – First Eucharist Workshop for 2nd graders & parents
April 26 at 11:00 a.m. – First Eucharist photo

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS . . .
Congratulations to our newly commissioned Eucharistic Ministers -- Isaac Nord, Dalton Bishop, and Jordan Lacy.  Thanks for giving so much of your time to be trained, and for your exemplary behavior and intelligent participation at the training.

BOX TOP/IPOD TOUCH ROUNDUP
April is the last month for collecting box tops for this school year.  The student who turns in the most box tops during this month wins an iPod Touch.  The last collection day is April 30, so be sure and turn them in!

Student Council . . .

April 23 - Crazy Sock and Hat Day - Pay $1 and wear some crazy socks and a goofy hat with your unifom. Hats cannot be worn to church, but bring it along for afterward.

April 29 - Beach Day! - Wear a favorite top with jeans, capris or unifom shorts. Bring a beach towel, sunglasses and hat for lunch outside. Students can wear sandals or flip-flops but be sure to remember to being tennis shoes for PE.

PULL TABS . . .
Thank you to all those that continue saving and turning in the pulls tabs for the summer cancer camp for kids.  Sophia Melville and Keely Morrissey brought in 7 lbs. this month

Looking for Alumni . . .
We are trying to establish an active St. Gabriel Alumni Association, spear headed by the School Board. We would like to be able to stay in contact with you, inform you of upcoming alumni reunions or events, and share your personal and professional accomplishments with old friends. If you are a St. Gabriel grad, please forward your contact information to us at skremer@stgabriel.net. Include: Your full name (Maiden if applicable), year of graduation, address,and email address. We will not share this information with anyone for commercial enterprise. We hope to hear from you.

FACEBOOK . . .
The school’s official Facebook account has been set up. Come visit us!!!!

Congratulations to . . .
Those students who made our most recent Honor Roll

Grant a Wish. . .
Want to help a teacher with a classroom want or need. Check out the Grant a Wish page.

Yearly Calendar for 2013-2014 . .
Updated to reflect 1st Snow Day make-up!

Snow Make-up Days as of 1-29-14: April 21 (Easter Monday), plus 2 additional days to the end of the year in May.

 

LOOKING AHEAD: Yearly Calendar for 2014-2015 . . .

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Prayer of St. Gabriel

(Written by St. Gabriel Student Council Members)

O heavenly Father, please bless the students, staff and faculty of St. Gabriel. Please grant the children of our school the gift of spiritual, academic, social and emotional education. Please help us to continue to work together as a Christian family. Please allow us to build our Catholic identity, and continue the rich history and heritage of our Catholic Education. May we accept the differences of everyone's unique needs, talents and abilities. May we reflect the images of Jesus by living the "Spirit of St. Gabriel" In your name, our Lord, we pray. Amen

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Theme for 2013-2014

"It All Matters"

Click on the Picture below to see what all SGS has been doing this year to support our theme!

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Catholic Schools Week 2014
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Monthly School Calendar

Monthly Tips from the Counselor's Office

 

Archdiocesan Monthly Cafeteria Menu - with nutrition information

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St. Gabriel has been distinguished as a

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