Weekly E-blast: March 7, 2018

St. Gabriel the ARCHANGEL

Weekly E-blast

March 7, 2018


FEATURING · A Note from the Principal · Upcoming Events · Lunch Duty · Registration for Next Year · Fund a Need · MOST Parent Information Session- New Date & Location · Auction Parties & News · Parish BOE Applications · Student Raffle · Survey from the Principal Search Committee · Jazz Band at the Sheldon · Parish Picnic T-shirts · Cardinal’s Game Order Forms ·


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,

Next week on March 15th and 16th we will have a Visiting Team comprised of faculty, staff and administrators from around the Archdiocese of St. Louis come for part of our School Improvement Process.  They will attend Mass with us, observe classes, talk to teachers, meet with Board of Education members, and provide us with feedback on the five-year action plan we’ve developed over the course of the last year.  Parent survey data from last spring, teacher focus groups and parent and parishioner representatives’ input went into shaping our five-year action plan.  We are excited to receive the Visiting Team’s feedback on our plan.  Once we do, Monsignor Shamleffer, administration, and the Board of Education will be finalizing the plan and sharing it with the community.  We appreciate everyone’s time and effort that has gone into helping us prepare for this visit!


Congratulations to our student who was honored at a Scholarship Recognition Breakfast at Nerinx Hall this morning for winning a Diversity Scholarship.  We are so proud of her for this well-deserved recognition!

Good luck!

Best of luck to our student who will be competing in the Missouri State Spelling Bee on March 10th

Best of luck to our student who will be competing in the Missouri State Geography Bee on April 6th!

We are proud of you both and wish you the best of luck!

Have a good afternoon,

Mrs. Slattery

Upcoming events

March 10th

Bellarmine Speech Meet

March 15th & 16th

School Improvement Visit

March 19th

Spring Pictures

March 26th & 27th

No School for Kindergarten Only/Incoming Kindergarten Screening

March 28th

No School Teacher Meeting

March 29th & 30th

No School for Holy Thursday and Good Friday



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, March 8th – Tara Rick, Amy Perrin

Friday, March 9th – Brandye Mazdra, Rachel Moebes

Monday, March 12th – Ericka Richars, Julie Lang

Tuesday, March 13th – Kristen Ray, Brooke Richars

Wednesday, March 14th  –  John and Kay Scheller



Registration is now open for ALL families. When you return the form, please include the full registration fee.  If you register by March 27th (before Spring Break), the registration fee is $50 per student.  Ensuring all students are registered in the spring helps us make important staffing and other financial decisions, therefore as of April 9th (after Spring Break), the registration fee is $100 per student.  Again, the increase in April is to encourage families to register in a timely manner so we can base numerous decisions on accurate numbers.  The registration fee is nonrefundable.


If you have an outstanding balance on your tuition for the current year, your registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held until your balance is paid.  Additionally, you will not be able to view second-trimester report cards, which open on Friday, until your balance is paid.  Please contact Joan Miller in the rectory at 314-353-6303 ext. 121 if you have any questions.


This Year’s Fund A Need




MOST Parent Information Session

Another session has been added for your convenience on March 21, 2018 at 6-7 pm OR 7:30-8:30 pm.  The session will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, 63119.




Auction Parties & News

2nd & 3rd Grade Vetta Night

Saturday, March 24th

6:00-8:00 PM

Vetta Soccerdome

Tag you’re it! Join your friends for inflatables, soccer, lazer tag, pizza and drinks. 

4th & 5th Grade Pool Party

Friday, June 1st

8:30-10:30 PM

Shrewsbury Pool

Celebrate the end of the school year with your friends at Shrewsbury Pool! Pizza, snacks, drinks and plenty of splashes provided. 

 Purchase now at:  bidpal.net/gabesgala

Please send questions to andreasondermann@hotmail.com or briburcke@gmail.com.


Auction News:

The 25th Annual Dinner Auction is almost here!  Save the date for April 14th!  Auction tickets are on sale until March 29th, $75 each.




BOE Applications

The Parish Board of Education is now Accepting Applications.

Please consider applying for a position.  See attachments for details.

Boe Application.docx

boe nomination announcement (1).pdf


Student Raffle

Student Raffle will run March 5-9. There will be 3 prize baskets, one for each lunch period. Tickets will be sold every day at lunch and the big drawing will take place Friday, March 9. We will have smaller daily drawings during the week. NEW THIS YEAR: Tickets will be $1.00 each!  All proceeds will be used to purchase an item for the Live section of the auction on behalf of the students. If you have any questions please contact Erin Murphy 369-3746 or schillhahn@gmail.com




A survey from the Principal Search Committee

The Principal Search Committee met this weekend and is gathering information to help Monsignor and us identify the best candidate for the position.  We value the input of school parents in selecting our next school leader, so please complete this short survey by March 14.  All responses are anonymous.  Thank you for your time. – The Principal Search Committee

The link to the survey is



Jazz Band at the Sheldon



to perform at the


3648 Washington Avenue


Sunday, March 11, 1:30 PM

No advance ticket sales

Pay at the door – open seating.

$5.00 for adults

$2.00 for children 12 and under

Open seating


Parish 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 3/19 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



Cardinal’s Game Order Form