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Happy Camper Scholastic Book Fair is here!

The Happy Camper Scholastic Book Fair will be open  March 13th-17th and located in our school library.  All classrooms will visit the Book Fair during their regular Library time. If you would like, please send money in a plastic bag with your child's name on it (on the day of their library visit) so they can purchase books.  You can also visit the Fair with/without them during any of our open hours.  Please use the signup link to volunteer to attend and help our campers find some good reads!  Your student would love to see you there!  
Book Fair Dates and Times: 
Monday and Wednesday 9a-3p
Tuesday 7am - 7pm (Open Early and FAMILY NIGHT)
Thursday & Friday 7am -2:30 pm (Open Early - Friday is Muffins for Moms!) 

Can’t attend?  Or maybe your child has a “WISH LIST” of books? You can also shop ONLINE March 6th-26th. Books will be delivered to the school.

March 4-11
Toys & Co. Spring Fundraiser

Mention St. Gabriel at checkout and the school will receive 20% of the purchase. Think birthdays and Easter shopping! Questions? Contact Theresa Anderson, 704-277-1460 or tba1708@gmail.com

March 17
Muffins for Moms

If you would like to help in the planning of this event please contact Gail Allocco at gailallocco@gmail.com or Cari Berger at cariberger@carolina.rr.com.

March 20
Next Uniform Exchange donation collection date

Bins will be in the lobby for your convenience.  Thank you for all your donations! Upcoming donation dates include: Mon. 4/3; Mon. 4/24; Mon. 5/1; Mon. 5/15.  (UE volunteer opportunities, click here).

Saturday, April 1
Annual Spring Parent Party, “Going Old School”

Tickets are sold out. Email Lauren Patridge at laurenpartridge@yahoo.com to be added to the waitlist.

Saturday, April 8
Cake Bingo

Get Ready!  CAKE BINGO is coming to St. Gabriel’s!  A fun twist to our family bingo night and a night you won’t want to miss.

What is Cake Bingo?  Simply, it’s playing bingo for cakes! But the fun doesn’t stop there ~ there may be multiple bingos occurring at the same time. There will be raffle prizes, and other fun and exciting games and contests hosted by our very own Mrs. Rawlins.

Cakes are donated by our school community—get together, get creative and have fun!! Cakes can be simple, extravagant or anything in between.  If baking isn’t your thing ~ store bought works too, or just show up and have fun! The more cakes that are donated the more bingo we will play!  There will also be fun contests for individual cakes to win.  The most creative, the most sporty, the most school spirit cake.  (Cakes will be brought to school during 1st and 2nd carpool Friday, April 7th and on Saturday, April 8th.  Drop off times to be announced closer to the event.)

Volunteers are needed - not only to donate cakes and cupcakes, but also to help work small shifts during the day prior to the event as well as the next day prior to and during the event.  If you are interested in learning more about this event or volunteering contact Emily Druhan at emilydruhan@gmail.com or Laura Saunders at laura_wise@hotmail.com.  CLICK HERE to volunteer!  Don’t miss this super fun family event!

Saturday, April 29
Daddy-Daughter Dance

Registration will be available in the March newsletter. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact: April Harvey at apriljharvey11@yahoo.com

From the FAC
The Faith Advisory Committee is trying something new this year.  Please follow along with your child on the Saint Gabriel Catholic School 2017 Lenten Journey.

The children received a printed copy of ways to pray, fast, and give during Lent.  You can still receive daily emails with these reminders, and more.  Sign-up here to join our email list.

Lenten Penance Services around the Charlotte Area
St. Vincent de Paul..........3/13..........7:00pm
St. Thomas Aquinas........3/22..........6:00pm
St. John Neumann...........4/4...........7:00pm
St. Gabriel........................4/5...........7:00pm

Reminder from FAC 
The first of four Parent Stations of the Cross will be held this Friday, March 3, at 1:30 pm.  We will meet at the outdoor Stations garden behind the Mary Grotto.*  Young children are welcome.  Mark your calendars as we will meet only on the Friday's the students attend full days of school during Lent.  (March 3, 17, 24 and April 7).  This beautiful Stations garden is a gift to be prayed anytime by the families in our community.  
*Inclement weather will relocate us inside the church

2016-17 Yearbook - Community Upload
Upload photos for consideration in the 2016-17 St. Gabriel Yearbook. We are so excited to announce a new, "Community Upload" website that allows for members of our St. Gabriel school community to upload images for consideration in our 2016-17 St. Gabriel yearbook. 

Uploading pictures is easy and can be done directly from your mobile device or computer.  CLICK HERE   and enter St. Gabriel’s Community Access code- "LAYPCQ".  After you create an account, you will see instructions on how to upload are provided on site. 

It's efficient, convenient, and your images (up to 5 at a time) are uploaded and saved for consideration immediately. 

We’d love photos of kids at any school functions. Photos from no-school-related events will not be used this year. Keep in mind that we are especially in need of pictures from:

- First Holy Communion (last years 2nd graders)
- Living Rosary
- All Saints Mass
- Field trips
- Halloween parties
- Family fit and fun night
- Back to School Knights game
- Donuts for Dads 
Support our troops!
Each year, we encourage our students  to send out letters and candy to our military. These letters can be thank you notes, stories or simply a drawing. If you know anyone in the armed forces who would like mail, please contact Carol Gadams

Take an hour to calm your mind and reconnect with your faith.
Consider signing up for Adoration hour. Click here for details and to sign up.