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From the Principal's Desk

 

January 1, 2015

Dear Parents and Friends,

Another year gone and we begin again making resolutions about going on diets, exercising more, reading more, quit smoking or other habit, and numerous other self-improvement ideas.  These are good plans but we tend to break every resolution within the first few weeks.  Too often they are statements that we make haphazardly with no real intention of following through.  They sound good but our heart was not in them.

Instead of resolutions, perhaps we need to make a commitment and honor our commitment.   A commitment is long lasting whereas a resolution tends to be a temporary fix.  A commitment maintains our resolve long after the resolution has faded into a distant memory.  A commitment is an investment to our self.   We pledge: we promise to fulfill it. 

In the New Year, why not make an investment into our families, into our community, into our church and school.   These investments will yield the greatest rewards and return because they help others and make programs successful.  The joy of being dedicated to your commitment joins body, mind and spirit together.  A feeling of self-confidence is well worth the effort it takes to stay true to your commitment.  Keeping commitments is good for others and good for you.

I hope this year brings you laughter and peace.  I pray that you and I remember to honor our commitments that we have made to our church and school.  May we have a year that we feel pride in all we do with no regrets of failing to meet the expectations of our promise.

Sincerely,

Pam Huelsman
Principal
St. Gabriel the Archangel

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January

"News You Can Use"


Rosetta Stone . . .


Click here to access the Rosetta Stone program

 

St. Gabriel Preschool Open House . . .


You are Cordially Invited to Attend St. Gabriel Preschool! Current Preschool Parents, and parents interested in enrolling next year, are invited and encouraged to join the St. Gabriel Preschool staff for a Mock Schedule and Parent/Teacher night in your child’s classroom on January 22, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to experience their child’s school day and to get to know their teachers. Our Sensory/Motor Room teachers will be in attendance to explain and demonstrate their contributions to your child’s academic day as well. You will also have the opportunity to explore the classrooms and the center. New parentws will be provided with a welcome packet and enrollment information. A $110 pre-registration fee is due with your paperwork to reserve your spot next year. This is an evening just for parents, please no children. We hope to see you there! 

SKATING PARTY . . .


Plan to attend the skating party on January 21 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Skate World.  The admission cost is $3.00 per child.  Skate rentals are $1.00 for regular and $2.00 for speed.

FIRST RECONCILIATION WORKSHOP . . . .


For 2nd grade children and parents
Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. for Mrs. Kuchenbrod’s class.
Thursday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. for Mrs. Rohleder’s and Mrs. Miller’s classes.  Celebration of Sacrament on Sunday, January 25.

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council Events 2014-2015

  • January 30: Student Gathering and Uniform Break   
    Student appreciation day!  Wear a favorite shirt and jeans or uniform pants or skirt.  All other uniform break policies must be followed.
  • February 13: $1 Pink/Red/Purple Day  
    Wear a red, pink or purple shirt with jeans, uniform  skirts or pants.  All other uniform break policies must be followed.
  • March 20: $1 Sports Dress Down  
    Support your favorite team.  Wear a team shirt or jersey with jeans or uniform pants or skirt.   All uniform break policies must be followed.
  • March 25-26: Bake Sale 
    Bring in 1 dozen individually wrapped cookies, brownies or other baked good and receive a uniform break.  Students will shop during recess.  Items are $0.50
  • March 30: Uniform Break for Bake Sale   
    Wear a favorite shirt with jeans or uniform pants or skirts.  All other uniform break policies must be followed.
  • April 17: $1 Disney/Marvel Uniform Break  
    Dress as your favorite Disney or Marvel character. Do you love Cinderella, Doc McStuffins, or Pocahontas?  Maybe you like Prince Charming, Power Rangers, Captain America or Iron Man.  Come dressed appropriately for school as your favorite character.   No hair color, make-up etc.
  • April 24: Beach Day   
    Wear a favorite top with jeans, capris or uniform shorts.  Bring a  beach towel, sunglasses and hat for lunch outside.  Students can wear sandals or flip-flops but remember to wear tennis shoes for PE.  All other uniform break policies must be followed.
  • April 30: Walk-a-thon Snow Cone 
    Student Council will provide all students with a snow cone after their walk.   Additional snow cones for siblings or parents can be purchased for $1.
  • May 13: $1 Popsicle Sale  
    Students can purchase a giant freeze pop at recess. 

LIBRARY NEWS

This is the last call for students to sign up for the Outstanding Catholic Reader Program. Students read 8 to 10 books from the assigned list and receive a certificate at the end of the year.  Many students have already finished!  Also mark your calendar for the next Scholastic Book Fair on March 5.  The profits from the fair provide a large part of the library’s budget for new materials.

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSING SCHEDULE . . .

When weather conditions cause school openings to be questionable, one of the following announcements will be made for the Catholic Elementary Schools in Jefferson County.

  1. “All Catholic Elementary Schools in Jefferson County are open” – St. Gabriel is open
  2. “Catholic Elementary Schools in Jefferson County will be open, but on a delayed schedule.”  St. Gabriel will be on a two-hour delay.  Buses will run two hours late.  Gym will open at 9:25 a.m. for student arrival.  Classes will start at 10:00 a.m.  Dismissal will be at regular time.
  3. “All Catholic Schools in Jefferson County are closed.” – St. Gabriel is closed.

We will contact parents through our notification system if conditions dictate a change.  For additional information, refer to the handbook (pgs. 25 & 26).

ABSENTEE REPORTING . . .

If a student is unable to come to school because of illness or will be late because of an appointment, the parent is expected to notify the school office by either calling 239-5535 and selecting option 1 before 8:30 a.m. or sending an email to absentee@stgabriel.net.  If you are sending an email to your child’s teacher, please copy absentee@stgabriel.net

PULL TABS

Thank you to all those that continue saving and turning in the pulls tabs for the summer cancer camp for kids.  Nicholas (6-BE) and Grace (4-SW) Cockerel brought in over 5 pounds.

BOX TOPS
Please continue saving Box Tops for our school and enjoy the monthly uniform break.  Please trim them and check the expiration date.

FACEBOOK . . .

The school’s official Facebook account has been set up. Join St. Gabriel the Archangel School! 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 2014-2015 . . .

Raffle Winners . . .
Raffle Tickets are still available for the daily drawing. Don't be left out. Contact the school office for information.

August
September
October   November
December
8/14
Eleanor Montgomery $100
9/1
Labor Day
10-1
Brandy Crush $25
11-3
Craig Valente $250
12-1
Charles Hile $250
8/15
Marcia Brey $25
9/2
Don Valente $25
10-2
Kathy Jarvi $25
11-4
Dina Elmore $25
12-2
Theresa Warman $25
8/18
Shaun Kennedy $25
9/3
Jennifer Carson $25
10-3
Jennifer Kavanagh $50
11-5
Theresa Warman $25
12-3
Doris Archer $25
8/19
Noah Milliner $25
9/4
Dana Sinkhorn $25
10-6
Roni Hester $250
11-6
Leslie Moore $25
12-4
Jason Bentley $25
8/20
Selana Hayes $25
9/5
No Name
10-7
Katie Talheimer $25
11-7
Nancy Akers $50
12-5
Mildred Nalley $50
8/21
Stacey Maxwell $25
9/8
Teara Osterhage $250
10-8
Sherry Neat $25
11-10
Karla Murphy $25
12-8
Laura Chapman $25
8/22
Jim Patton $50
9/9
Rebecca Glasser $25
10-14
Paula Elder $25
11-11
Jamie Harris $25
12-9
Kathy Thomas $25
8/25
Jennifer Carson $25
9/10
Lena Perry $25
10-15
Stephanie Kaufman $25
11-12
Patricia Walker $25
12-10
Angie Hickman $25
8/26
Baxter Moore $25
9/11
Stephanie Jarboe $25
10-16
Sheryl Kremer $25
11-13

Becky Woodrow $25

12-11
Jean Flaherty $25
8/27
Denise Chancellor $25
9/12
Steve Burmester $50
10-17
Donnie Sjmpson $50
11-14
Pam Huelsman $50
12-12
Charlie Ruckriegel $50
8/28
Jenny Murphy $25
9/15
Melissa Engler $25
10-20
Susan Engel $25
11-17
SNOW DAY
12-15
Lesley O'Bryan $25
8/29
Carol Ray $50
9/16
Rosetta Hammond $25
10-21 Rhonda Corrigan $25
11-18
Whitney Stephens $25
12-16
Jenna Kelly $25
    9/17
Suzanne Layman $25
10-22 Pam Huelsman $25
11-19
Fred Oechslin $25
12-17
Judy King $25
    9/18
Donna Chamberlain $25
10-23 Whitney Stephens $25
11-20
Mike Bullock $25
12-18
Stephanie Jarboe $25
    9/19
Brian Schroll $50
10-24 Angie Kordis $50
11-21
Courtnee Huffman $50
12-19
Danette & Jason Moran $250
    9/22
Tom Corrigan $25
10-27 Whitney Stevens $25        
    9/23
Christi Schroll $25
10-28 Karen Bullock $25        
    9/24
Tracy Freville $25
10-29 Melissa Taylor $25
11-24
Mark Lautzenheiser $25
    9/25
Matt Sutton $25
10-30
terri Embry $25
11-25
Stacy Book $250
    9/26
Lena Perry $50
10-31
Matt Bowen $25
 

 

    9/29
Kim Page $25
       
    9/30
Gayle Moore $25
       
January
Winner
February
Winner
March
Winner
April
Winner
May
Winner
1/5
Rhonda Becker $250
2/2
3/2
4/1
5/1
Derby Eve
No School
1/6
Jeff McGaha $25
2/3
3/3
4/2
5/4
1/7
Stacy Book $25
2/4
3/4
4/3
5/5
1/8
Susan Price $25
2/5
3/5
PTS Conf No School
4/6
Spring Break
5/6
1/9
Cheryl Wolken $50
2/6
3/6
PTS Conf No School
4/7
Spring Break
5/7
1/12
Teena Hammond $25
2/9
3/9
PTS Conf No School
4/8
Spring Break
5/8
1/13
David Smith $25
2/10
3/10
4/9
Spring Break
5/11
1/14
Chris Engler $25
2/11
3/11
4/10
Spring Break
5/12
1/15
Karla Murphy $25
2/12
3/12
4/13
5/13
1/16
Devin Bowman $50
2/13
3/13
4/14
5/14
1/19
MLK
No School
2/16
Pres Day No School
3/16
4/15
5/15
1/20
Jason Bentley $25
2/17
3/17
4/16
5/18
1/21
Shaun Huber $25
2/18
3/18
4/17
5/19
1/22
Kate Leverette $25
2/19
3/19
4/20
5/20
1/23
Travis Jones $50
2/20
3/20
4/21
5/21
1/26
2/23
3/23
4/22
5/22
1/27
2/24
3/24
4/23
5/25
Memorial Day
No School
1/28
2/25
3/25
4/24
5/26
1/29
2/26
3/26
4/27
5/27
1/30
 
2/27
 
3/27
4/28
5/28
       
3/30
4/29
5/29
       
3/31
4/30

 

 


 

 

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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 2014-2015

"How Full is Your Bucket?"

 

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS- Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Print Friendly Versions of Monthly Updates

Cafeteria Menu
newsletter Newsletter

Catholic Schools' Week
January 25-31, 2015

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

SMART Showcase School

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St. Gabriel the Archangel School   |   5503 Bardstown Rd.   |   Louisville, Kentucky 40291-1909   |   (502) 239-5535   |   skremer@stgabriel.net