Saint Gabriel School Weekly Newsletter for Parents
WEEK 7- September 29
There are more goodies to share so Student Council bake sale is continued to Monday, October 2. They need your help! Please donate individually wrapped goods that they can sell. Items may be dropped off before school in the lobby this week and next week. Students who donated may have a uniform break on October 2.
Parent-Teacher-Student conferences will be held on Thursday, October 12th from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. In-person conferences are preferred, but virtual will be an option.
Conference scheduling sheets were sent home yesterday. Please return these by Monday, October 2.
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Book fair will be available for in-person and virtual shopping. In-person shopping will be October 9th - October 12th. We’re so excited to connect our community through the joy of reading and create a fun virtual experience for our kids.
Parents can set up an eWallet for your child(ren). You and family members can contribute to the eWallet and your child(ren) doesn't need to bring cash!
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
We can’t wait to bring the magic of storytelling to St. Gabriel. Visit the book fair homepage at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/stgabrielarchangelschool.
Help us spread the word! Open House for Prospective Families will be Thursday, October 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Families can find more information at https://www.stgabrielcatholicschool.net/admissions/visit-sgs. We also need parent volunteers to help give tours! If you are interested in helping, please contact Becca Thornton at email@example.com. Pre-registration for new families will open in November.
Letter from Administration
Boo October is October 21 from 5:00-9:00 pm. There will be fun for the whole family with a Trunk or Treat, a Chili Supper by the Men’s Club, Inflatable Zone, Carnival Games, a Sweet Walk, Pumpkin Decorating, Haunted Halls, beer, wine, margaritas, and more! We need your help Sign up using the QR code to decorate a trunk and help hand out candy to children, to work a game, or to help with volunteering during the event. We also need donations of individually wrapped candy for our Trunk or Treat. Please bring in bagged candy and drop off in the school office. Thank you for your help in making this event a success.
All State Choir Auditions
Attention: 7th and 8th grade singers would you be interested in auditioning for All State Choir? Here is an opportunity for you to sing with other kids from around the state and represent our school St. Gabriel at KMEA next January.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:50pm, students will work on audition criteria and prepare themselves with Mrs. Lutes for their audio only recorded audition.
Practices will begin Tuesday October 19.
St. Gabriel School invites all 4th and 5th grade students to become School Safety Patrols. This stewardship project is a great opportunity to participate in our school community. St. Gabriel Patrols will arrive at school by 7:25 a.m., check in the office, and put on safety vests. Patrols will assist with arrival from 7:25 until 7:50 a.m. Permission slips were sent home with students. Please return ASAP to Ms. Lauder to participate.
Winter Sports Sign-Ups
SIGN-UPS are OPEN for Basketball and Archery until 10/1/23. Please sign up using GameDay. No Late Sign-Ups after 10/1/23. If you would like to coach any sport, please email Jamie Pike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo is one of our largest fundraisers. Funds are used to offer tuition assistance and capital projects. A schedule for this year has been created to assist with staffing volunteers. Please sign up using Sign Up Genius.
Walk-a-thon Sponsors Wanted
Saint Gabriel will be hosting its annual PTSO Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 27th. Funds raised help provide student scholarships, school enrichment, teacher request for their classrooms and teacher encouragement throughout the year. We are looking for community business to help support our walk this year through various sponsorship levels. This is a great way to promote a local business. Family and individual donations will begin October 9 via our online platform, GiveSmart. More information will be sent home next week.
As a reminder, please ensure we have updated immunization forms on file. Eye exams are required for incoming Kindergarten and/or new 1st grade students. Physical forms are required for 6th grade students. For more information, visit our Health Information page on our website. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com or turned in to the school office.
Are you planning to volunteer or attend a school event this year?
Field Trip chaperones and special event volunteers need to have a background check on file and have attended the Safe Environment Training. For more information, visit https://www.stgabriel.net/background. Not sure if we have your information? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To view upcoming Honor Thy Child trainings, visit https://www.archlou.org/about-the-archdiocese/archdiocesan-policies-guidelines-and-handbooks/restoringtrust/safe/. Background checks and safe environment training refresher must be completed every five years.
Save the Dates
October 1- Basketball & Archery Sports Registration Deadline
October 12- P-T-S Conferences- NO SCHOOL
October 13-16- Fall Break- NO SCHOOL
October 18- Unity Day
October 19- Open House (Prospective families)
October 23- Fall into Reading Family Night
October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week
October 27- Walk-a-thon
December 2- Father/ Daughter Dance
April 11- Grandparents Day (8th)
April 13- Confirmation
From the Community
Archdiocese Living Rosary
The 72nd Annual LIVING ROSARY will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023, 3:00 p.m. at Frazier Hall - Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, Ky. Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre will serve as the celebrant. All youth in grades 1 -12 are encouraged to participate. Register children online at https://www.archloumarian.org/living-rosary-registration/ . Please join us in honoring Our Lady. All are welcome!