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Summer Work Assignments for Students . . .
Students are expected to complete all assignments before the start of the new school year. Click on the links to view assignments.
4th Grade Ms. Lauder
5th Grade Ms. Chamberlain Math
5th Grade Ms. Scherr Language Arts
Thank you to Stephanie Kellerman . . .
Mrs. Kellerman single handedly takes care of all the Box Tops for Education labels that we collect. She trims, packages and ships them off for reimbursement to the school. This year she over saw the collection of over $5,000 worth of labels. We appreciate all her time and effort!!!!
Congratulations to . . .
Sophie Slaughter in K-Boyd's class. She is the winner of the contest for the most box tops brought in in the month of April. She contributed a whopping 3,090! She is the winner of the iPod Touch!
Book Bee 2014 . . .
Make sure you start reading this summer for next years' Book Bee. See attached list of book titlesfor 2014.
AUDITION NOTICE!!! Very exciting youth performance opportunity for Catholic youth in the Archdiocese! . . .
Auditions for "In the Beginning", a musical review featuring music from Children of Eden, Joseph, The Prince of Egypt, Godspell, and Jesus Christ Superstar, will be held Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 at Holy Spirit Church. The performance will be Friday, August 9 at 8:00 pm at Holy Spirit Church. Directed by Emily Edwards Fields This will be a Louisville Archdiocesan wide event open to Catholic youths ages 6-20. Please prepare a short song (bring sheet music), preferably from one of the above shows, especially if you are interested in a solo. Rehearsals will begin in June and will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, and every night the week of the show.
*You MUST be available to attend all rehearsals the week of the performance and miss no more than 4 rehearsals throughout the rehearsal process.
Bullying Video . . .
Cartoon Network continues its vital conversation with kids and families about speaking up against bullying with a special presentation of THE BULLY EFFECT. Produced in partnership with Cartoon Network as part of its award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative and presented commercial-free, THE BULLY EFFECT is a half-hour CNN original documentary abridged for family audiences and features additional original content, including a special introduction by Cartoon Network President/COO Stuart Snyder as well as a candid conversation with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who hosts the documentary and is a recognized advocate for bullying prevention. Following the live chat, THE BULLY EFFECT documentary will be posted in its entirety on the website starting Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. for free, ongoing viewing by students, parents, educators and community leaders. Further viewing of THE BULLY EFFECT across multiple digital platforms will be available on YouTube.com and to cable and satellite customers through VOD for two weeks following the premiere telecast. Cartoon Network also has enlisted Cable in the Classroom (CIC) to help promote both the special telecast of THE BULLY EFFECT and the concurrent online chat for families with Rosalind Wiseman to the education community and to schools across the country. Following its mandate of supporting visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities, CIC will encourage educators, students and their families to watch the commercial-free documentary presentation and to participate in educator-led discussions the following week.
Congratulations to . . .
The fifth graders who participated in the "Take Stock in Kentucky" version of the Stock Market Game. St. Gabriel placed 2nd in the state and 1st in the Region for Central Elelmentary or Middle School Teams. Take Stock in Kentucky awards include: 2nd place of $100 for team. Teams will also receive school trophies, Take Stock in KY t-shirts, and team members will receive certificates. Regional Award first place teams will all receive certificates and Take Stock in KY t-shirts. All State and Regional winning team members are invited to the Stock Market Game Awards Banquet, hosted by Hilliard Lyons and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Louisville Branch, at the Louisville Pendennis Club, on May 22 to be recognized. The Stock Market Game™ is a national program of the Foundation for Investor Education and is offered in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education (KCEE). It is an interactive, interdisciplinary program for students in grades 4-12 (and college) to learn about economics, finance, and our American economic system. The program is offered each Fall and Spring. Over a period of 10 weeks, teams of students research companies, make investment decisions, and create their portfolios, investing $100,000 in imaginary money in stocks and mutual funds. Teams are ranked on equity in portfolio. Teachers are provided with educational resources to teach students about investing, capital formation, the stock market, and the economy. Student teams compete against other Kentucky teams statewide and across local regions for prizes. In the Take Stock in Kentucky, students research stocks for their portfolio from a group of 200 companies that are headquartered in Kentucky, or have high presence, i.e., large employers, large number of stores, etc. They learn about the state economy and local business. Thanks to Todd & Caroline O'Neil for their tremendous support.
LIBRARY NEWS . . .
Next year we have an all new Outstanding Catholic Reader Program. The new program features books published in the last few years that are popular children’s and young adult literature. The stories promote the virtues of faith, hope, charity, justice, courage, forgiveness, and service. We hope to see a lot of participation in the new program!
THANKS . . .
Big Thank you to Mr. Federspiel for the wonderful aprons for the art room! The older children will get lots of good use from these! Thank you!
VBS - A ROYAL SUMMER ADVENTURE AWAITS THEE! . . .
This year’s VBS, “Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God, ” will be from July 15 – 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. We are still seeking volunteers (Childcare Director, Photographer, Crew Leaders and Crew Assistants). Once we have a large enough pool of volunteers we will start to register children to attend. It will take a full court of knights and maidens to run this castle! If you are an adult that can help us out – please volunteer by going to https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/StGabrielVBS or you can scan the QR code found below. Youth workers are needed as well – those entering 7th grade in the fall and up. Youth are a huge help in our VBS, but we MUST have enough adults as well. We will begin registering the children sometime in late May or early June. Watch for info to be posted in the back of church and in the bulletin in Late May.
DUKE/JOHNS HOPKINS HONORS - We would like to recognize our seventh grade student, Christopher Kemper, for his outstanding score on the ACT test, taken this year through the Duke University Talent Identification Program. We also received notification that Colin Book and Max Newkirk, fourth grade students, were very successful when taking the SCAT test with the John’s Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Congratulations to these dedicated young men! We wish them continued success in their academic pursuits.
PULL TABS It’s been another incredible year! We’ve collected over 1400 lbs of pull-tabs (that’s over 2 million tabs!) for the children of Indian Summer Camp. St. Gabriel collected over 310 lbs of tabs. A special thanks to Mallory Kreilein (a camp alumni) and her brothers Aaron and Scott with their 66 lb bag. Great Job!
Because of your continued support, the Knights of Columbus will present $1000 to ISC this summer. A child with cancer will get a chance to go to camp because you cared enough to throw those tabs in bags, cans and jugs.
Student Council News . . .
- Student Council would like to thank everyone for their generous support this year. With the money collected the following charities will receive a donation from Student Council: Catholic Charities, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes, Hand in Hand Ministries, Recycled Friends Rescue, Spina Bifida Foundation, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We will also buy a new camera for the school and give a scholarship to a deserving Student Council member for their dedicated work and service.
School Supply LIsts for 2013-2014 . . .
Summer Remedial Programs 2013 . . .
These courses are sponsored by schools within the Archdiocese.
Ten Marks Online Math Summer Program . . .
See attached brochure
Summer 2013 Information of Fast ForWord Program at St. Albert the Great http://www.stalbert.org/307/fastforword
Meredith Dunn School’s Summer Program . . .
DePaul School Summer Program . . .
DeSales High School Summer Camps . . .
Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, Technology basics, & Prep for success
Call 368-6519 for more info or visit www.desaleshighschool.com
Assumption High School offers 21 enrichment and sports camps for girls and boys in grades K-11 during June and July. Visit ahsrockets.org for camp descriptions, dates, times, and locations.
To enroll, go to ahsrockets.org or call 502-458-9551.
Mercy Summer Camps . . .
Mercy is offering 29 great summer camps for girls and boys (academic and athletic). Attached is a brochure of information. This is a great opportunity for students to keep their brains and bodies active during the summer. Students can also view the brochure as well or register online at www.mercyacademy.com.
Ms. Huelsman named Principal of the Year!!!! . . .
Congratulations to our principal, Pam Huelsman, for being named the 2013 Principal of the Year by the Archdiocese of Louisville. She got an early Christmas present when she was surprised to learn the news from Fr. John after the All School Christmas Mass, held Wednesday, December 19th. She will be honored at the Catholic Schools Mass during Catholic Schools week in January, and continue on in competition for the Southern Region's Principal of the Year. Way to go Ms. H!!!!!! See more pictures of the event here.
Congratulations to . . .
Those students who made our most recent Honor Roll
SCHOOL LOGO - car magnets and window decals are now on sale in the office.
Window decals are $1.00 and magnets are $2.00.
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 . .