SPB Family Newsletter

May 18, 2023

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

Operation Keepsake--Grades 7 & 8 This Week

Monday, May 22

Grade 5 ACRE Testing

Art & Soul Club--2:30-3:30 pm

Washington, DC Parent Information Meeting--7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23

Mayfield Library Summer Reading Presentations

Student Council Meeting--2:30-3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24

All School Mass--9:00 am

SPB Talent Show--1:00 pm

Power of the Pen Team Party--2:30-3:30 pm

Thursday, May 25

Last Day of Preschool

Children's Choir Rehearsal--3:30 pm

Friday, May 26

Grade 1 Field Trip--Lake FarmPark

A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,

The excitement has been building this week as more rides, food trucks, and game booths appear in our parking lot each day! Our Spring Fling Festival kicks off today with our Family Night from 5:00-10:00 p.m. You don't want to miss the SPB School Band Concert this evening at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy discounted rides, food, and beverages. Take a look at the Schedule of Events.

In planning for next school year, we do have some positions to fill and some changes in others. Mrs. Laura Yanick, first grade teacher, and Ms. Mellissa Zaffiro, fifth grade teacher, have decided not to return to Saint Paschal Baylon. They have both decided to explore other opportunities outside of education. We certainly appreciate their years of service and dedication to our school and students and wish them all the best next year!

Mrs. Moira Popelka, our current sixth grade teacher, will return to teaching fourth grade as well as fifth grade. There will be a familiar face in the older grades as we return to having two eighth grade classes once again. Mrs. Beth Detzel will join our faculty as the seventh and eighth grade Language Arts teacher. Mrs. Detzel and her family have been part of SPB for many years, and we look forward to having her at the middle school level. We are in the process of searching and interviewing for the first and sixth grade positions.

There is also some movement in our preschool. Mrs. Diana McAndrew, current Early Learners aide, will move into the role of our Auxiliary Clerk taking over for Mrs. Mary Becker. Mrs. Kristie Mack, our current Half Day PreK teacher, will become Mrs. Collins' aide. Mrs. Katie Klick, our current Full Day PreK teacher, will move to the Half Day PreK teaching position. I am happy to share that Mrs. Sarah Link, current preschool aide, will move into the role of Full Day PreK teacher. While there is movement, we are happy that these teachers are staying on with us in different roles.

As we look forward to next year, we are excited to share that our enrollment for next year as of right now shows a 7% increase. We will welcome 18 new students in grades 1-8, and our kindergarten class is the largest in 10 years.

See you this weekend at Spring Fling!

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

Spring Fling Festival Volunteer Dress Down Passes

Students of parents/guardians who have signed up to volunteer at the Spring Fling Festival will receive a dress down pass to be used during the week of May 22-26. The passes will be sent home today in an envelope. Thank you for volunteering at our Spring Fling Festival!

SPRING FLING....WE NEED YOU! Earn a dress down pass!

Our annual Spring Fling is right around the corner, and we need your help! The success of our festival depends greatly on our volunteers. This is our time to shine as a parish community. Please commit to work for 1 to 2 shifts over the May 18th-21st weekend. We promise you will have a ball! A DRESS DOWN PASS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY STUDENT WHOSE PARENTS SIGN UP AND WORK A SHIFT THAT WEEKEND. If both parents volunteer, TWO dress down passes will be given. The dress down passes can be used on any day the week following Spring Fling, May 22-26. CLICK HERE!
spring fling volunteer sign-up

Work a shift at Spring Fling and earn a dress down day for your child/ren to be used any one day during the week of May 22-26.

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CYO City Champs!

What a weekend our Green Knights had on the court! Congratulations to our eighth grade boys volleyball team who won the CYO City Championship on Sunday. Way to go, boys!

Thank you to their coaches for their time and guidance, too! #SPBproud

Power of the Pen State Tournament

Good luck to eighth grader Samantha Link and seventh grader Lily Shahbazi who will represent SPB at the state tournament of Power of the Pen tomorrow. Samantha and Lily will travel to Ashland University to compete again the best seventh and eighth grade writers in the state of Ohio. Thank you to Mrs. Peko for serving as the coach and to Mrs. Peko and Mrs. Popelka for serving as judges. Write on, ladies! Make us #SPBproud!
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Rising Second Graders--Mark Your Calendars!

If your child is entering second grade next school year, mark your calendars for First Communion on Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.!

Rising Eighth Graders--Mark Your Calendars

Current 7th Grade Parents, please join us on Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Eymard Room for an information session regarding the 8th Grade Washington, DC trip next Fall. A representative from the tour company will be there to present the trip dates, itinerary and payment schedule. This is your chance to ask questions directly to the tour company. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Quinn at emily.quinn@penske.com.

Your Student's Bible

Just a reminder that in the beginning of 5th grade each student was gifted a Bible from The Ladies Guild that will be used through their 8th grade year. Please remind your student to bring them home for summer and remember to return them for use for next school year. Thank you!

SPB is Hiring!

Are you looking to work with children and have a positive impact on their future? If so, SPB is the place for you. Check out the current openings we have below. Feel free to share them with your friends!

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Field day is almost here! We are asking for 2 volunteers per class to meet in O'Brien Hall at 11:50am. You will collect the class' McDonalds lunch, distribute it to the class, and stay with them for lunch.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Thank you for you help!

Summer Tutoring

The following teachers have expressed an interest in tutoring students during the summer. Listed are their names, the grade level/s, subject/s, and their email addresses. Please contact the individual teachers for details.

Mrs. Katie Klick, Kindergarten-Grade 2

All Subjects


Mrs. Moira Popelka, Grades 1-6

Reading, English, Study Skills


Mrs. Beth Uzzo, Kindergarten-Grade 5

All Subjects


Ms. Amanda Woletz, All Grades, K-8

Speech, Language, Social Skills


Yearbook Ordering

Yearbook sales for the 2022-2023 school year are open!

The standard package starts at $23 and you can order online.

The deadline to order is June 17th.

To order your yearbook visit:


School ID 11585723

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PTO Handel's Ice Cream Fundraiser

SPB Families the PTO is teaming up with Handel’s Ice Cream for a pint card fundraiser.

We will have 2 weeks to sell pint cards for $6.25 to our family/friends/neighbors. Please collect the money up front and send it into school by May 23rd, to Patricia Mance (6th) Mrs Herald’s class. The cards will be sent home before the end of the school year. If you have any questions, contact Jaime Mance at 216-538-1046 or jaimeklpd@att.net. CLICK HERE to print out. If you are unable to print them out, let me know and I can send them into school for you.
What a great way to start summer with pints of ice cream.
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SKIP THE LINES-Order your school supplies now & save!

Kits will be delivered via FedEx two weeks before the start of school.

Our PTO is offering the 1stDaySchoolSupplies program for 2023-2024. Enjoy hassle-free, pre-packaged, name brand school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. These kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Need a bookbag? Be sure to check out the add on items available!

Order Now --> https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=83582

Questions? Contact Colleen Ockenden at CMOckenden@gmail.com.

We listened: no more hauling big boxes around at Meet Your Teacher...orders will be shipped directly to you so that you may bring your students labeled supplies at Meet Your Teacher on August 21. Orders are due by June 30.

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Hot Lunch Accounts

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 7, any balance left in your child’s hot lunch account will be available next year. 8th grade students with younger siblings will have their balance transferred to the younger sibling’s account. If your 8th grader does not have younger siblings in the school, please notify the school office by email at office@saintpaschal.com if you wish to have their balance transferred to another student in our school, or if you would prefer to have their balance returned to you by check at the end of the school year. Thank you for your cooperation.

Playground Volunteers Needed-Kindergarten & All Grades

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:10 am-12:55 pm. There are many, many time slots open! We are so grateful for the help!

Kindergarten and anyone who would like to help is welcome to sign up for May/June.

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.

Thank you again for your time and service to the students and teachers of SPB! Simply click on the following link to sign up: Kindergarten

SPBAA Basketball Camp

The St. Paschal Baylon Athletic Association (SPBAA) will be hosting their first ever basketball camp this summer - July 24-28th, 2023.

We would like to invite all students entering 3rd through 7th grades to attend. Admission for 8th graders is free, as we are looking for volunteers to help with the younger grades and earn service hours.

This camp is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to begin to learn and/or reinforce some of the fundamentals of basketball. Please see the attached flier outlining all the particulars and a link to signup.

If you or your child is interested, please do not hesitate to register! Here is a flyer with complete information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Brian Herberth at 440-821-1956 or email Kate Herberth at kateherberth@gmail.com.

Go Green Knights!


Extended Day Announcement

Please mark your calendars with the following dates when Extended Day WILL NOT be in session.


June 2, 2023 (last day of school)

Camp Invention 2023

Confidence, creativity and friendship are what @CampInvention is all about!

Register for exciting STEM fun at Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School this summer from June 12-16.

Use SUM15 to save $15! invent.org/mylocalcamp

Bus Transportation for 2023-2024 School Year

Families of students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 are asked to check the various district links below regarding bus transportation for the 2023-2024 school year. In some cases, parents/guardians are required to REQUEST transportation for their child through their district.

Mayfield Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to MAY; however parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

Richmond Heights Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to RH; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to SEL.)

Willoughby-Eastlake Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to W-E; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

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Community News

Beaumont Summer Enrichment & Athletics Camps

Beaumont Fine Arts Review

Benedictine Summer Football Camps

Gilmour May 16 Information Session

Lake Catholic Cougar Cubs Club

Lake Catholic Junior Cougar Marching Band Program

NDCL Youth Football Camps

St. Edward Opportunities for 7th Grade Boys

St. Ignatius ACE Provider Status

St. Ignatius Summer Enrichment Program

St. Ignatius Summer Camps

St. Ignatius Math Enrichment Camp

St. Joseph Academy Summer Camps

VASJ Football Camp for 8th Graders-April 29

VASJ Youth Basketball Camps

VASJ Women's Basketball Camp

VASJ Girl's Basketball Camp:

I'm Brad Sutton, Junior Varsity head coach of the Lady Vikings at Villa Angela Saint Joseph High School. I wanted to notify you about our girls basketball camp. The camp will be June 19th to the 22nd from 10am to 2:30pm. If any young ladies want a discount, they can use my name (Coach Brad) as a reference and they'll receive $50 off their entry fee. To register, send an email to womensbasketball@vasj.com and fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVgqAaVFQ0JT6quYfc8A_Ik94Pp0trrBd-s8QhWn6LsDJxJw/viewform (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVgqAaVFQ0JT6quYfc8A_Ik94Pp0trrBd-s8QhWn6LsDJxJw/viewform)

Also, any 7th or 8th grade girls are welcome to come to our Monday open gyms from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Please email Coach Brad at the above email address with any questions.

Mayfield Rookie Sports Baseball

Mayfield Baseball Flyer & Registration

Mayfield Safety Town

Classroom Antics Summer Program

Camp Christopher Open House

Mayfield Lady Wildcats Sports Camp

Mayfield Fundamental Basketball Camp

Mayfield Stroke Clinic for Swimmers

Mayfield Summer Volleyball Camp

Mayfield Wildcat Football Camp

Mayfield Teen Camp

Xavier Summer Reading Enrichment Program

Cleveland NFL Alumni Summer Football Camps

Eastside Volleyball Club--Boys Volleyball

Lyndhurst Safe Sitters Class

Lyndhurst Safety Town

Eastside Kickers is excited to announce that tryouts for the 2023-24 season will be on Friday, May 19th at Denison Field.

  • Players born between 2016 and 2013 begin at 6 PM
  • Players born between 2012 and 2010 begin at 7 PM

Current players do not need to register for tryouts but are encouraged to attend during their age group slot.

The registration link is below and a flyer with complete information can be found HERE; encourage interested friends and family to register for tryouts and come see what ESK is about!

Eastside Kickers Tryouts 23-24