Weekly E-blast: November 8, 2017

St. Gabriel the ARCHANGEL

Weekly E-blast

November 8, 2017


FEATURING · A Note from the Principal · Upcoming Events · Lunch Duty · Confirmation Sponsor Meeting · Principals for the Day · Archangel Activities · High School Applications · Poinsettia Order Forms · Boxtops ·


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,

We’d like to send a special note of gratitude to all veterans who have served on our behalf.  After Mass this morning, the fifth-grade class put together a wonderful celebration honoring all of the veterans in our lives.  We appreciate the fifth graders’ efforts and all of the sacrifices the veterans have made. 

High School Applications-

8th grade parents, the high school online application is open until the 15th.  Please be sure to complete the application before the deadline.  There is additional information about the application process and the High School Open House below.


Congratulations to the students who auditioned for the St. Louis Metro District Concert and Jazz Band on Saturday.  They all did a fine job. We had one student who made it into the Metro District Concert Band and another student made it into the Metro District Jazz Band. Their concert will be later in November.  We are proud of all of these students.

End of the trimester-

The trimester ends this Friday, November 10th. We closed EduConnect today to enter grades.  EduConnect will reopen for parents Friday, November 17th at 3:00 p.m.

Per school policy, tuition payments need to be up-to-date in order to have grades released and EduConnect opened.  For those on the one- or two-payment plan, the July billing should be paid in full at this time.  The technology fee and one-third of the band fee should also be paid at this time. 

Baptismal Mass-

Baptismal Mass is on Thursday, November 16th. It was mistakenly listed as the 17th in the CRE newsletter.

Thanksgiving Collection-

At the all school Mass on November 21st, there will be a collection in support of the SGA- SVDP efforts and for the new Assisi House that is opening in Baden to provide transitional housing for women who are homeless. Students may bring a canned good, personal care item, or $1.00 to support these efforts to Mass on the 21st

Have a great afternoon!

Mrs. Slattery


Upcoming events

November 9th

Confirmation Sponsor Meeting 7pm in the Café

November 10th

End of Trimester 1

November 11th

Bellarmine Speech Meet

November 12th

Follies Practice 7-9pm

November 14th

Jesus Day and First Reconciliation

November 19th

Follies Practice 7-9pm

November 22nd-26th

Thanksgiving Holidays

November 26th

Follies Practice 7-9pm

November 27th

No School – Teacher Meeting



Cafeteria duty is from 10:40 – 12:45 on Thursdays and from 11-12:45 on all other days of the week. 

Please sign in at the office when you arrive. 

The lunch schedule can be found at http://www.stgabschool.org/wp2_root/events/category/cafeteria-duty/

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, November 9th– Julie Reilly, Molly Roell

Friday, November 10th – Susan Aiello, Julie Iovaldi

Monday, November 13th – Heather Sanders, Stacy Smith

Tuesday, November 14th – Anne Sharamitaro, Heather Schlitt

Wednesday, November 15th – Kay Scheller, John Scheller


Confirmation Sponsor Meeting

The Confirmation Sponsor Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing the Confirmation students and their sponsors.  Let’s keep the students and sponsors in our prayers.  May they know the power of the Holy Spirit working in their lives!


Principals for the Day

Three special students

Principals for the Day

Attention all students and teachers!

At the auction last year, one of our families received one of the “Principal for the Day” packages.  Now 3 of our students are giving students and teachers special privileges for the day on Friday, November 10th, 2017.  The privileges are as follows:

  1. All students and teachers may dress down- PJ bottoms (long) may be worn.  Shorts and sandals/flip flops are not allowed.
  2. All students may bring a minimal amount of candy, i.e., candy bar, small bag or one piece of candy, etc. to eat during a time designated by the classroom teacher!
  3. Small, stuffed animals may be carried.  No more than 12”!
  4. The 3 student “Principal for the Day”  homerooms will get extra recess!

We send our best wishes to the family as they get an insight into what it means to be a principal.

Good luck and enjoy the day!

Mrs. Slattery


Archangel Activities

Archangel Activities 2018 is looking for exciting new class suggestions and/or qualified instructors! Classes begin mid-January, are held after-school, one-time per week, for approximately 10 weeks. If you have ideas for a class that you would like offered, or you know someone interested in teaching a class, we want to hear from you! 

Jane Bene – janebene75@gmail.com or 314-229-1929


High School Applications for 8th Graders

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

            The Catholic High School Admissions process is now open.  We know this can be an overwhelming process.  Please remember that all of the options are good, and it is about finding the best fit for your student.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the administration.  It is extremely important that parents fill out the online application before November 15th.  The link is on the flyer attached below.  If you have any questions regarding particular schools, information on each Catholic high school can be found at www.archstl.org.   

            It is important to us that our students stay focused on finishing their year at St. Gabriel the Archangel as St. Gabriel the Archangel students.  High school sweatshirts are not to be worn as part of the school uniform as this can cause stress and competition among the students.  We appreciate your support in this matter.


                                                                                                Ms. Slattery

Application flyer: New Online App Flyer 2017 (002).pdf


Poinsettia Order Form

Please consider ordering these beautiful flowers to support our 8th grade students. These high quality, beautiful Poinsettias are the perfect complement to the Christmas Season! They also make wonderful gifts.

On the order form below, check the size and color of poinsettias you would like and make the check out to ST. GABRIEL. Please include your name and phone number and drop your order in the collection basket or mail it to:

St. Gabriel School, Attn: Poinsettias

4711 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109

Orders are due no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Please pick your order up Friday, December 1st In the school cafeteria between 3:00-5:00pm




Thank you to everyone for saving Boxtops. We just mailed our Fall submission and we earned $868.70 for our school!  Please remember to keep saving them and turn them in at school or in the church vestibule.