SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mission Statement

The Eucharistic community of Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School

focuses on Christ-centered values and develops the unique potential of each student

through a rigorous and engaging curriculum.

Calendar of Events

MAP TESTING: SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 2


Monday

Grade 8 Yearbook Picture


Tuesday


Wednesday

School Mass-Grades 5/6--9:00 am


Thursday

Magazine Sale Final Day


Friday

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,


We have been blessed with some beautiful weather--cool temperatures and abundant sunshine--that has allowed our students to enjoy recess consistently outside. Mrs. Klepcyk and I have enjoyed seeing the kids running around, starting some new games, and playing with some new friends.


We still have some openings toward the end of September (grade 8) and October (grade 7) for playground volunteers, and we could really use your help. Mrs. Klepcyk and I are out there every day, but we need at least a couple of other adults to help with monitoring students, grade level transitions, and walking students into the building. We are so grateful to parents who have already volunteered and to our regular volunteers who show up each week.


As we are approaching the midpoint of the quarter, I would be remiss not to thank a few people and groups. THANK YOU to:


  • Our amazing PTO and the Jane Cunningham Foundation for purchasing the Chromebooks and cases for our fifth graders! Our original Chromebook order kept being delayed with the possibility of not receiving them until the second quarter or even later. When I approached our PTO about the situation, they graciously paid an extra $2,000 to cover the cost of better Chromebooks so that our students could receive them in early September.
  • The Nick and Katie Orlando family for purchasing one of our new water refilling stations as well as an anonymous donor who has graciously offered to pay for the remaining three stations and their installation! Two have finally arrived and will be installed as soon as we can work out a time with the plumbers.
  • To 3rd grade Brownie Troop 71710 for their $250 contribution to the installation of our water refilling stations!
  • The Patyk family for donating 400 cloth masks for our students! If anyone is need of a mask, please let the office know.
  • Our PTO for paying for lanyards for all of our students so that they can safely secure their masks at recess, etc.!


Grace and peace,

Ms. Diane Raguz, Principal

COVID-19 Policy

If your child is exhibiting two or more COVID-19 symptoms and is sent home from school OR is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at home, your child needs to be evaluated by a physician (in-person or virtual visit). The physician needs to complete the Return to School Form prior to your child's re-entry to school. It is also available under Quick Links on our school website. Simply click on the COVID-19 Information tab. Our collective vigilance this year will help us to keep all of our students and staff safe.

Magazine Sale

This marks the last day of our magazine sale, and orders are due TODAY, Thursday, September 24 by 11:59 P.M. to qualify for prizes. Magazines can still be purchased, but only sales by the end of the day today will be used for prize distribution. You can still register online today and send 12 emails to earn a week of dress down. Once again, the magic number is ONE. If every child could sell one magazine, we would have a great year. Whatever you are able to do to support this fundraiser is always appreciated. Thank you.

Annual Blue Mass

We are sad that we are not able to have our annual Blue Mass and blessing and prayers for our first responders and civic leaders due to the restrictions during the COVID crisis. However, we still wished to let our first responders know that we are praying for them and sending our best regards as we do during the church's liturgical calendar of the angels. We thank them for all they do for us and share this prayer with them and with you.


Prayer for first responders: https://youtu.be/gAhANXOU7sc

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Parents-We Need YOU!


We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:15 am-12:50 pm. There are many, many time slots open! We are so grateful for the help!


This is a great way for you to interact with your child and his/her classmates during the school day! Recess Volunteers should arrive to school at 11:10 and check in at the office. Duties will include supervising students at recess, escorting the students to and from the school doors. Volunteers will be with one school staff member each day to help direct.


Remember that after your two volunteer time slots, you are done for the year, as each month is assigned to a different grade.


COVID-19 Volunteer Protocol: all recess volunteers are required to wear a mask and complete the Visitor Self-Screening form when they arrive at school.


Thank you again for your time and service to the students and teachers of SPB! Simply click on the following links to sign up: Grade 8, Grade 7, Grade 6