Weekly E-blast: May 17, 2017

St. Gabriel the ARCHANGEL

Weekly E-blast

May 17, 2017


FEATURING · A Note from the Principal · Upcoming Events · Lunch Duty · Servers · Tuition Payment · Job Opportunity · Summer Tutoring · Gabriel Club for 5th-8th Graders · Parish Picnic Armband Info · Parish Picnic Setup & Teardown Volunteers · Parish Picnic Booth Volunteers · School Tool Box · Band Night Cardinal Tickets · Picnic Parade ·

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,

It is hard to believe we have less than 10 days left of school!  This year has flown by.  We’ve achieved so much this year from implementing a ton of new technology, to funding a new science program, to participating in new service opportunities aligned to the Corporal Works of Mercy, to recognizing community members with our new Messenger of Christ awards.  And these are just a few of the highlights!  Thank you to all of our faculty, staff, priests, volunteers, parents, students, and community members for supporting our school so we can provide our students with the best academic and faith-forming experiences possible.  We could not do this without everyone’s help.  We look forward to celebrating another great year with you at all of the fun events over the next few weeks.

Congratulations to our May Messenger of Christ Award Winners!  Click here to see a list of our students and faculty members that were awarded the Messenger of Christ Award this month: May Messenger of Christ Newsletter.docx

School Improvement Survey

Thank you to the families that took the time to complete the School Improvement Survey.  We had a 49% response rate.  It is extremely beneficial to hear your voice to know how we can ensure we are doing our best to develop our students spiritually, emotionally, academically, and socially.  We greatly appreciate your partnership in this mission.  The administration, faculty, and staff will now be able to take the data collected to celebrate successes and create a plan for addressing areas of growth.  This information will help us create goals next year in year two of the School Improvement Process.  

Have a great evening!

Mrs. Slattery


Upcoming events

May 17th

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting, 7pm in the Café

May 26th

Mystery Day for 8th Grade

Last Day for Kindergarten 12:30 pm dismissal

May 29th

Memorial Day- No School

May 30th

8th Grade Graduation

June 1st

Awards Ceremony after 8am Mass

Last Day of School 12:30 dismissal




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, May 18th – Kathy Hahnel, Terri Hill

Friday, May 19th – Brianne Burcke, Stephanie Kaelin

Monday, May 22nd – Joanna Ham, Emily McGinnis

Tuesday, May 23rd – Ann Hoeynck, Claire Jost

Wednesday, May 24th – Peggy Koch, Theresa Leisure

 Tuition Payment

The tuition option payment forms are due at this time.  There are 95 families who have not yet completed their forms (it is on a goldenrod-colored sheet of paper).  If we do not receive your form, we will assume that you wish to be billed through FACTS if your 2017-2018 information has been entered into the FACTS Management System.  You can access it through the school website or go directly to the FACTS website at https://online.factsmgmt.com/signin/3FJCV .  If we do not receive your FACTS enrollment information by June 25, we will assume that you wish to be billed for your 2017-2018 tuition using the two-payment tuition option.  We will assume that all payments (tuition, technology fee and Scrip buyout) will follow the same payment plan.  In addition, we will assume that your choice of Scrip purchases/Scrip buyout will follow your 2016-2017 choice. 


Tuition will be billed on July 1 and is due July 15 if you are paying your tuition on the one-payment or two-payment plan.  The second installment for the two-payment plan will be billed December 1 and is due December 15.  If you are signed up for FACTS, the payments should begin either July 5th or July 20th.  


 If you have any questions regarding tuition, fees, or payments for 2017-2018, please call Joan Miller at the rectory office (353-6303) or e-mail Joan at millerj@stgabrielstl.org.  Thank you!


Job Opportunity

The perfect side job for any stay at home mom is now available for next school year in the cafeteria.  Who wouldn’t like earning some extra money and still have off the same days as your child(ren).  Anyone interested in more information please contact Jill Farace at jillfarace@gmail.com or 314-578-0157.


Summer Tutoring

Below is a list of teachers that are available for summer tutoring. If you are interested, please contact them directly.

Ms. Chambers                   echambers@stgabschool.org     K-4         Reading/Math (Tuesdays at Buder Library)

Mrs. Dame                          jdame@stgabschool.org               2nd-8th    Reading/Math

Mrs. Miller                          mmiller@stgabschool.org            K-2nd      Reading/Math

Mrs. Panus                          jpanus@stgabschool.org              5-8          Math

Mrs. Ronshausen             jronshausen@stgabschool.org     3-8          Reading/Writing/Study Skills

Ms. Schmitt                        jschmitt@stgabschool.org           3-6          Math

Mrs. Thomas                      mthomas@stgabschool.org        K-5       Anything


Gabriel Club for 5th – 8th Graders

We are considering changes for Gabriel Club that would be geared towards older students.  To help us in our our planning, we’d love you and your student’s feedback.  Please consider these two questions and then please e-mail Sr. Ann Francis your responses at amonedero@stgabschool.org:

1.  If we arranged for a 5th-8th grade centered after-school program, would you consider sending your student to participate in it?

2.  What kind of games and activities would you like to see in this program?

Thank you for your help!


Parish Picnic Armband Information

The parish picnic is Saturday, June 10th.  Armbands are being sold for $25.00 if purchased prior to the picnic.  If purchased the day of the picnic, armbands are $30.00.  An armband will allow an individual (child or adult) access to all the rides the entire day.  There are several ways to purchase armbands.  Click here for additional information: Armbands.docx



Parish Picnic Setup & Teardown Volunteers

It is that time of year again!   The picnic committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the setup and teardown of the 2017 School Picnic.   Many new faces joined last year, and we’re excited for even more to help this year.   Steve and I would greatly appreciate all the assistance you can offer.  There are several opportunities to volunteer, and even an hour within the timeframe would go a long way.   MOST IMPORTANTLY:  It is critical we receive more help with teardown.  If 30-35 guys are available, it only takes a few hours.  I know many or you have mentioned to Steve and I that you would be able to assist, but please let us know when so we can begin coordination.  

When: Thursday June 8, 5-8:00PM

Where: Church Basement & Tamm Ave side of Rectory

What: Remove Items from Basement, Begin Setup kids games and Tents in Park

When: Friday June 9, All Day (Realize most can come after work)

Where: Nottingham, Front of Church

What:  Nottingham Booths, Food Booth

When: Saturday June 10, Starting at 10PM / after fireworks

Where: Meet at Church Steps

What: Complete Teardown: Nottingham Booths, Park Tents & Food Booth

In the past we’ve had a lot of help to get this done.  If you can help and have a pickup and/or trailer, that would be much appreciated.  There will be refreshments for all who help after each night, and also on Saturday night after tear down there will additionally be food provided.

Please consider helping and Thank You in advance,

Rob Harmon; 314-494-2161robharmon15@gmail.com

Steve Bettag: 314-401-5410steve@naegerins.com


Parish Picnic Booth Volunteers

School Picnic is right around the corner and it’s time to sign up to work in your favorite Tamm Avenue booth!  You can find this wonderful opportunity to support St Gabriel at the following link:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090949A8A922AB9-picnic  If you have questions, feel free to contact Mary Pat Blaskiewicz at mbjab@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks for considering!



School Tool Box

We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepacked school supplies for the next school year. School Tool Box comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student requires and includes trusted brands. School Tool Box saves you time searching for those items in the back-to-school crowd. Please know this is an optional program. If you do purchase school supplies through School Tool Box, every box sold will provide one meal to a starving child through Feed My Starving Children. School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 can be found on the school website under Resources.


Ship to school – now to June 16th. Discount applied and a percentage of profits for each box purchased will go to Gabes as a fundraiser. Boxes can be picked up at back to school night in August.


June 16th to August 1st. Customizable box- pick and choose what you need. No discount applied. Free shipping over $50 (otherwise $5 fee). Option to ship directly to home. 



Band Night Cardinal Tickets

If you have submitted a ticket order for Band Night at the Cardinal Game and you have not received an email confirmation-“Cardinal Ticket/Tshirt Confirmation”, please email theresaleisure@yahoo.com. Thank you



Picnic Parade



JUNE 10, 2017

Do you have a cool car, float, bike, mascot, or group that would be good for the parade?

We are looking for cars or anything that can be in the parade!

Please contact

Amanda DeGreeff