Weekly E-blast: April 5, 2017


St. Gabriel the ARCHANGEL

Weekly E-blast

April 5, 2017


FEATURING · A Note from the Principal · Upcoming Events · Lunch Duty · Servers · Family Mass · BOE Finance & Future Presentation · Triduum Services · 8th Grade Generosity Essay Contest · Smoothie King · Volleyball Class with Mrs. Dame & Mrs. Voelpel · St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt · Student Raffle for the Auction · HopeMark Summer Camp & Camp Counselors · May Lunch Menu · Prevent Summer Learning Loss · Fish Fry Supports BackStoppers · SCRIP News · Picnic T-shirts ·     

Confidential student information is not reported on this web version of the e-Blast. See the parent email for the week for additional details.


A Note from the Principal

Dear families,

Please be sure to join us tomorrow night for our PFA & BOE Finance and Future presentation at 7pm in the cafeteria.  We will be sharing background information and the financial status of our school, PFA, and the auction.  We will also be sharing updates on our 5-year technology and curriculum plans, as well as information about our new science curriculum, which is our Fund-a-Need cause.

Announcing Fund-a-Need at the 2017 Auction (formerly “Paddles Up!”)

One big commitment we are making as a school in preparation of our School Improvement Plan is acquiring a new Science Curriculum!  If you have not heard, this year’s Fund-a-Need proceeds will help us continue down the path of providing our students with a 21st-century education by implementing a new science program for all of our students from kindergarten to eighth grade.  We have been piloting the MySci science curriculum from the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University.  “MySci equips elementary school teachers with instructional materials and professional development opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in order to help instill a love of science in students.”  Our students and teachers loved the MySci units they piloted this spring, and we are thrilled to bring the rigorous and engaging program to all of our students next year! 

Click here for more information on how you can help fund the new MySci science curriculum at St. Gabe’s!

Fund a Need flyer (with curriculum info).jpeg

Thank you in advance to all who donate to bring the program to our students!

*Next week there will not be an e-blast.  We hope you have a Happy Easter and wonderful break with your family!  Our students and teachers work incredibly hard, and we are happy they will have this time to celebrate Easter, rest and rejuvenate. 

Have a great afternoon!

Mrs. Slattery


Upcoming events

April 6th

PFA & BOE “Finance and Future” Meeting at 7pm

April 7th

Jazz Band Trip

April 12-23rd

Spring Break



Cafeteria duty is from 11am – 12:40pm.  The lunch schedule can be found at http://www.stgabschool.org/wp2_root/lunch/.  If you can no longer make your scheduled date, it is your responsibility to find a substitute. 

The following people have lunch duty this week:

Thursday, April 6th– Melissa Apprill, Dan Angeli

Friday, April 7th – Stephanie Wombacher, Lynn Wolf

Monday, April 10th – Kris Arteaga, Angie Bellon

Tuesday, April 11th – Katie Bokern, Shari Barrett

Wednesday, April 12th – No School


Family Mass

St. Gabriel uses the 9 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of the month to recognize various organizations within the parish, and on Sunday, April 9, we will celebrate our fourth and fifth-grade students. We invite all students in fourth and fifth grade along with their families to celebrate with the parish community at the 9 a.m. Mass. With Easter just a week away, we’ll gather to sing, pray and worship to continue our Lenten journey together. Following the 9 a.m. Mass, all parishioners are invited for coffee and donuts in the school cafeteria.


BOE Finance & Future Presentation

BOE Finance & Future Presentation _ April 6th .pdf


Triduum Services

Holy Week is upon us. We invite you to celebrate in the Triduum’s Services.

Holy Thursday April 13: Chrism Mass 10 am at Cathedral Basilica

Mass of Last Supper April 13:  7 pm

Good Friday Service April 14:  3 pm (Confessions following service)

Holy Saturday Vigil April 15:   8 pm

Easter Sunday April 16 Masses: 6:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am  (No 6 PM Mass)


8th Grade Generosity Essay Contest

Mark and Kim Johnson, from Keller Williams Realty, will be accepting applications for the 8th Grade Generosity Essay Contest. Students write a 500 word essay describing a way (or ways) he/she have shown generosity in his/her life. Essays and cover sheet are due to the office by May 5th. Cover sheets are attached and are being sent home in the Wednesday envelopes. The winner will receive $1,000 and will be presented at graduation.

Generosity Essay Contest.pdf


Smoothie King

As a special, optional fundraiser for our school, the PFA is offering a Smoothie King Caribbean Way Smoothie Break on Tuesday, April 11th in celebration of Spring Break. The form is attached and all forms with money are due to the office by Wednesday, April 5th.



Volleyball Class with Mrs. Dame & Mrs. Voelpel

volleyball class.docx


St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in Francis Park!



Student Raffle for the Auction

Student Raffle starts soon! Tickets go on sale April 3rd during all lunch periods. 3 prize baskets, 1 for each lunch period. $.25/ticket or 5 for $1.00. Proceeds used to purchase items for the auction in the name of our student body. Tickets are attached, you can make copies, they will be in the Wednesday folders, and available during lunch. Drawing on April 7th. NEW this year: fun DAILY drawings! Any questions contact Erin Murphy at schillhahn@gmail.com




HopeMark Summer Camp & Camp Counselors

Summer Camp Counselor Invite.docx

summer camp.docx


May Lunch Menu

Please turn in your lunch orders before spring break.  Orders due by Wednesday, APRIL 26TH. Menus will also be accepted through the Weds Folder system. Weekly or partial month orders are due on Weds for the following Mon-Fri. Questions or comments? Please contact us at stgablunch@gmail.com

2017 May Lunch Menu.pdf


Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Summer Solutions Workbooks for Children Pre-K through Grade 8.

Keep your children learning year round and avoid the dreaded “summer learning loss” with Simple Solutions proven math and language arts skill retention system. A flyer is being sent home today in the Wednesday envelope for you to order any summer workbooks you would like for your child. Check out the books at www.summersolutions.net The school code is H63109GAB.

Simple Solutions for the Summer.pdf


Fish Fry Supports BackStoppers

This Friday is our annual BackStoppers night at the fish fry. Please come out and support your parish and our first responders. We are trying to make this event one for the record books. Hope to see everyone at the fish fry!!!!



Easter and Spring Break

During the Easter and Spring Break there will be fewer opportunities for purchasing SCRIP cards — so please plan ahead!

In STOCK CARDS are AVAILABLE as follows:

BACK PACK SCRIP is available as usual through Tuesday, April 11th

AFTER SCHOOL in the meeting room on Thursday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 11 from 2:45-3:10pm

At the RECTORY Tuesday and Thursday from 8am – Noon.  You can still purchase SCRIP at the rectory the week school is on spring break.

NOT AVAILABLE:  Scrip will not be sold Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.

ShopWithScrip.com – Online orders will be released as usual on Monday mornings.  If you place an order and school is on break you can still pick up your order any time SCRIP is sold as listed above.

If you use ShopWithScrip.com and PrestoPay to pay for your Scrip purchases you can use the ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow during spring break.

Have a wonderful Easter and a relaxing Spring Break!

Thank you for purchasing SCRIP and supporting our school.

If you have any questions, please contact Margie Uxa at uxamr@swbell.net


Picnic T-Shirts


Are you an artist or like to draw?

We need artist to help us design the picnic t-shirts for this year. 

What we are looking for

Fun drawings

NO color, outline only

All entries must be entered by 4/24 to the office

The school will then vote on all the artwork

The winner not only gets their drawing on the t-shirts but will win a

FREE picnic package.

(Armband, t-shirt, food ticket, and drink ticket)

For questions please contact

Amanda DeGreeff