"News You Can Use"
Hour of Code . .
All students at St. Gabriel are taking part in an International Hour of Code this week in the computer lab. Students will get a small taste of what it is like to be a programmer and write code, using a sticky code that lets them link commands together to get the Angry bird mascot to the dastardly pigs. Programming teaches problerm solving and logic - two very needed skills in the modern work place. Students and poarents alike can continue the fun at home by accessing the software via code.org
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 renunions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Oh yes we Can, Can, Can . . .
We collected 9,450 canned goods for the Fern Creek Highview United Ministries Thankksgiving Food Drive. Thanks to all the students for their generosity!!!! By homeroom the winning totals were:
1st Place: 3-Mattmiller: 813
2nd Place: 4-Lauder: 706
3rd Place: 7-Chancellor: 662
4th Place: 8-Huelsman: 659
5th Place: 8-Glasser: 585
6th Place: 7-Thalheimer: 500
PTSO Raffle . . .
Don't Miss Out. Prizes awarded daily!
Sacred Heart School for the Arts “Nutcracker” performances 12/13 - 12/15 . . .
Tickets are $5 students/seniors & $8/adults & can be purchased at the door or online at www.showtix4u.com.
Come experience the magic this production has to offer – a wonderful holiday treat for the entire family! See one of our own students, Mallory Bruce perform - "break a leg" Mallory!
Student Council . . .
- December 18: $1.00 Christmas Uniform Break - Wear a red or green shirt and/or Christmas hat with jeans, uniform pants or uniform skirt. All other uniform break policies must be followed.
LIBRARY NEWS . . .
The library will be selling old and worn copies of books that are being removed from the collection for $0.25 each starting on Monday, December 9 and running through Wednesday, December 18. Students may want to purchase items to read during Christmas break. Students may make purchases during their library periods. Students can still sign up to participate in the Outstanding Catholic Reader program. They read 8 to 10 books from the OCR reading list by April 15 and receive a certificate at the end of the year.
Bethlehem Treasure will be performed by the 3rd grade classes on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. The 4th grade classes will be performing the Christmas carols.
Congratulations to Taylor Allen (3-ZO) and Isaac Low (3-HU)! Their artwork was chosen for the MPI Printing 2014 Calendar.
Thank you to the Nord family (Isaac 8-TR) for sending in yarn for the art room. This is very much appreciated!
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.“All Catholic Elementary Schools in Jefferson County are open” – St. Gabriel is open.
- “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.
- “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).
PULL TABS . . .
Thank you to all those that continue saving and turning in the pulls tabs for the summer cancer camp for kids. Nicholas Berger brought in 3-1/2 pounds.
LUNCH VISITORS . . .
This is a reminder for all lunch visitors that soft drinks, food purchased at fast food restaurants, etc. are not allowed during the lunch period. This is a violation of the National School Lunch Program that our school participates in as directed by the Archdiocese of Louisville.
FACEBOOK . . .
The school’s official Facebook account has been set up.
Congratulations to . . .
Those students who made our most recent Honor Rol
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 . .