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Wishing You a VERY Merry Christmas
&
A Happy New Year
!


From the Principal's Desk

 

December 1, 2014

Dear Parents and Friends,

Throughout November, we explored the value of gratitude and, as I addressed in my newsletter, research shows that gratitude increases happiness levels.  Gratitude means counting your blessings and noticing simple pleasures and acknowledging everything you receive.  Sunday, November 30, began the Season of Advent.  Advent is not the same as Christmas.  Advent is a time to praise God for his great gift of his Son, Jesus.  It is a time to think about how ready we are to receive Jesus whenever he comes to us: in those who are in need; in the Eucharist at Mass; and at the end of time when Jesus comes in glory.  Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the birthday of our Lord.

There are four weeks in Advent.  The first Sunday of Advent is a good time to talk with your child about how important it is to prepare to receive Jesus.  Before you begin decorating and shopping, talk with your child about the things that you and your family can do to observe the weeks of Advent.

While you are talking to your child, emphasize the real meaning of Christmas.  Discuss what it means to your faith.  Shift attention to giving more than receiving.  More importantly, plan experiences and moments with your family.  Creating shared memories will be an invaluable gift to your whole family.  Your child’s life will be enriched in countless ways by developing these share moments.  It is the most precious gift you can give your child and your family this holiday season.

I wish for you a holy Advent and a Blessed Christmas Season.

 

Sincerely,

Pam Huelsman
Principal
St. Gabriel the Archangel

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December/January

"News You Can Use"


Rosetta Stone . . .


Click here to access the Rosetta Stone program

For anyone interested in purchasing headsets to use with the program at home on your PC, these are the headphones we use with Rosetta Stone at school. They sell for around $20 each. Rosetta Stone recommends USB style headsets for PC use

PREREGISTRATION . . .


Preregistration forms will be sent home on Monday, January 5 with the oldest or only child in school.  Please fill them out and return them by Thursday, January 8.  The non-refundable fee will be drafted from your FACTS account on February 13, 2015.

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. 

Snowflakes & Diamonds Father-Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance . . .

January 10th; 7:30-10:30 PM See Flyer for more details

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council Events 2014-2015

  • January 13-14: Lollipop Sale   
    $0.50 each   Limit 4 the first day. 
  • January 30: Pep Rally 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
Date
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
    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
       


 

 

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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