Weekly E-blast: May 9, 2018

St. Gabriel the ARCHANGEL

Weekly E-blast

May 9, 2018


FEATURING · A Note from the Principal · Upcoming Events · Lunch Duty · Uniform Fitting · Auction Parties · Online School Supplies · SCRIP News · Parish Picnic Parade · Spirit Wear· Auction Feedback Survey · Farewell ·


A Note from the Principal


Dear families,

Thank you to all of you who attended the Finance and Future presentation on Thursday evening.  It was a wonderful presentation that shared exactly how much we have to be grateful for as a school and parish community.  Thanks to the hard work and collaboration between our Board of Education, Parent and Faculty Association, Parish Council, Finance Committee, Monsignor Shamleffer, and other school and parish organizations, we are headed toward a bright future for our students and all of our community!  The BOE will be sending out a summary of the presentation if you missed it.  We appreciate all of Shannon Williams’, Judy Hunter’s, Joan Miller’s, Tom Bene’s, Carrie Wegman’s, Staci Turner’s, Chris Wallace’s, Julie Devoti’s, and Monsignor Shamleffer’s efforts on the presentation.  Thank you, all!


Congratulations to all of our 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th classes and Honor Choir.  You all performed well at the Choral Concert last night.  Thanks to Mrs. Shaver-Krus for all of her efforts in preparing the students and to Mrs. Diekhoff for working with our 1st and 3rd graders on their songs in Spanish.  Please join us tonight for our Band Concert at 7pm.


*If you have not yet turned in your tuition payment option form, please do so now.  The form is attached if you need another copy.  This lets us know how you prefer to be billed for the 18-19 school year.

Tuition Options.doc

*Please also note the dates EduConnect will be closing and reopening to view report cards.  This allows teachers time to input grades into the system.

  • Accounts will disable for parents:
    • 8th Grade
      • The grade book will close on May 18th
    • K-7
      • The grade book will be closed May 25th.
  • Accounts will reopen for everyone on June 11th.  If you have an outstanding balance on your tuition or still owe any fees, grades will remain locked.

Have a great afternoon!

Mrs. Slattery

Upcoming events

May 9th

Band Concert at 7pm – Gym

May 10th

May Crowning at 8am Mass

May 11th

Field Day 12:30 pm dismissal

May 14th

Band Trip

May 15th

Kindergarten Concert at 7:00 pm

May 21st

Uniform Fitting 3-6:30pm

May 24th

8th Grade Awards and Farewell

May 25th

8th Grade Mystery Day

May 28th

Memorial Day- No School

May 29th

8th Grade Graduation Mass at 6pm

May 31st

Last Day of School 12:30 Dismissal (K-7), Awards after 8am Mass



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, May 10th – Sarah Harvie, Jessica Cochran

Friday, May 11th – No lunch, 12:30 dismissal

Monday, May 14th – Christine Cocayne, Michelle Colombini

Tuesday, May 15th – Laura DeVlieger, Stacy Smith

Wednesday, May 16th  –  Cara Christanell, Stephanie Kaelin


Uniform Fitting May 21st

Just Me Apparel will be in the School Meeting Room on May 21st  from 3-6:30 for Uniform Fittings.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Uniform Fitting.rtf



Auction Parties

Tickets to Auction Parties are still available and now open to all parents!  

Purchase now at: https://one.bidpal.net/gabesgala/browse/featured

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


Saturday, June 2nd

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Wine and friends make a great blend! Jump on the bus at Francis Park to uncork and unwind at Shorr Lake Winery. Food, beer, wine, and plenty of fun included! 


Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys

Saturday, September 8th

7:00 PM

Ready to rock away those back to school blahs this fall? Get your tickets for THE rock ‘n’ roll event of the year with Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys. 

You will enjoy beer, wine, and food with your fellow parents and neighbors at St. Gabe’s Gym. Get ready to pump a fist, stomp your feet, and shake your thang to the best cover band in the land! 


Saturday, October 13th

7:00 PM

From billboard hits to one-hit wonders, here’s your chance to get your VIP pass to the microphone! 

Dress as your favorite artist and sing your favorite song or just come for the DJ at the Fireman’s Hall! It’s guaranteed to be a fun night! Food and drinks provided.

First Grade Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 28th

7:00 PM 

Ein Prosit! Raise a toast with the first grade parents while celebrating Oktoberfest at the Vorst Biergarten. 

Enjoy German food (and drinks) at the Vorst party ever!


Second Grade Coronas on Winona

Saturday, May 19th

7:00 PM 

Ole! Join your amigos for a Part-y at the Durante’s! Travel to the city border where margaritas are in order! 

Enjoy plenty of cervezas, nachos, tequila, and lime….it’s going to be a muy beuno time!

Fourth Grade Fast Eddie’s Trip

Saturday, November 17th

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join your class of 2022 parents for some Fast Eddie’s fun! Jump on the bus at Francis Park where all day you will enjoy snacks, cold beer, and fun with friends.

You don’t want to miss this annual event with one extra hour this year!

Fifth Grade Luck O’ the Irish

Friday, August 3rd

7:30 PM

Every day is St. Patrick’s Day so let’s eat, drink, and be Irish! Class of 2021 lads and lassies come for a wee bit of fun to the upstairs party and game room at Nick’s Pub.

Sixth Grade Nashville Hootenany

Saturday, September 15th

6:30 PM

A neighborhood hoedown at the McCormac home featuring square dancing, live music, buckets of beer, and BBQ that’ll knock your boots off!

Seventh Grade Smokin’ Hot

Friday, August 10th

6:30 PM

Back to school with the Notorious BGE (Big Green Egg)! Get “hypnotized” at the Hasman’s house with “Big Poppa’s” smoked meats and plenty of adult beverages to kick off the last year at St. Gabe’s!


4th & 5th Grade Student Pool Party

Friday, June 1st

8:30-10:30 PM

Celebrate the end of the school year with your friends at Shrewsbury Pool!

Pizza, snacks, drinks and plenty of splashes provided. 



Online School Supplies

Can you believe it’s almost summer already AND that time of year to order school supplies for the 2018-19 school year? St. Gabriel’s is offering the online school supply program again through School Tool Box. The lists are teacher approved with brand named supplies and a school year guarantee. Save yourself time and money rummaging through the aisles at the box stores. 

Not only does a percentage from each box purchased go back to St. Gabriel’s, each box purchased by you feeds a child at Feed My Starving Children. 

If you order before June 24, you can benefit from an early bird discount and a percentage of your purchase goes back to Gabes. Your child’s box will be shipped directly to Gabes in August in his/her own box and you can pick it up at Back to School Night. 

If you order after June 24-August 8, you will not enjoy the benefit of the discount stated above, but you will have the option to customize each box and only order what you need. Boxes ordered after June 24, will be shipped directly to your home. 


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email

Annie Ghere mac_ghere12@yahoo.com or 

Molly Roell 






With the end of the school year quickly approaching, here are some reminders about the SCRIP program.

There are three weeks left to purchase SCRIP for the current school year.  The required purchase minimum of $3,000, needs to be completed by Thursday, May 31, 2018.

If you have not met the $3,000 required minimum, you will receive an email with the amount of SCRIP you have purchased. Only those school families who have not reached $3,000 in purchases will receive an email.  If you did not receive an update and would like to know how much you purchased this school year, please send an email to Margie Uxa at uxamr@swbell.net requesting a balance.

SCRIP purchases for next school year begin June 1, 2018, get a jump on next year and buy SCRIP in the summer. During the summer months SCRIP can be purchased at the rectory Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:00am-noon and on the weekend after the Saturday, 5:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am and 11:00am Masses. You can still order online through Shopwithscrip.com during the summer.  If you order any plastic cards, they can be picked up anytime we sell SCRIP.  Check out Shopwithscrip.com for all the cards that can be reloaded.  For example, Lowe’s, Shop N Save, Starbucks, Panera Bread and most of the gasoline cards.

Please support our local businesses:  Eddie’s Southtown Donuts at Kingshighway and Murdoch, JJ Twigs South Hampton, Edibles & Essentials, Quincy Street Bistro and Mimi Nails.

Buying Ideas:

  • Use Lands’ End gift cards for your school uniform purchases.  You can buy the cards through our on hand inventory OR use ScripNow along with PrestoPay and you will have the gift card voucher to use immediately when purchasing uniforms online.  Lands’ End offers a 16% rebate which is one of the best rebates offered in the program.
  • Thank You Gifts – Starbucks, Panera, Applebee’s, Barnes and Noble, Local Restaurants
  • Graduation Gifts – Amazon, Gas Cards, iTunes, Restaurants, Fast Food
  • Mother’s Day – Amazon, Bath and Body, Bed, Bath&Beyond, TJMaxx-HomeGoods-Marshalls
  • Father’s Day – Home Depot, Lowe’s, Restaurants
  • Food and Fuel – purchase grocery gift cards and donate them to St. Gabriel’s monthly Food and Fuel program
  • Kohl’s Cares Fundraising Gift Card – Can be applied to any Kohl’s Charge account balance.
  • Walmart Gift Card can also be used at Sam’s Club stores.

Questions? Contact Margie Uxa – uxamr@swbell.net



Parish Picnic Parade



JUNE 9, 2018

Do you have a cool car, float, bike, golf cart, 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




Spirit Wear is Back!

The PFA Online Spirit Wear Store is open! The store will remain open until May 9th. Spirit Wear will be ready for pick up before the end of school. If you have questions, please contact Staci Turner at stacifinn@yahoo.com

The Spirit Wear link: https://stores.inksoft.com/sga



Auction Feedback Survey

We can’t do it without you! The success of our auction is nothing without YOU!  Whether you attended the auction OR NOT, we’d like to hear from YOU!  We really appreciate you taking time to let us know your thoughts.  See the link below!


St Gabriel Auction Feedback Survey


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