SPB Family Newsletter
May 18, 2023
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
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
SPRING FLING....WE NEED YOU! Earn a dress down pass!
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.
CYO City Champs!
Thank you to their coaches for their time and guidance, too! #SPBproud
Power of the Pen State Tournament
Rising Eighth Graders--Mark Your Calendars
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!
Field Day Volunteers Needed
Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Thank you for you help!
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
Mrs. Moira Popelka, Grades 1-6
Reading, English, Study Skills
Mrs. Beth Uzzo, Kindergarten-Grade 5
Ms. Amanda Woletz, All Grades, K-8
Speech, Language, Social Skills
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
PTO Handel's Ice Cream 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Hot Lunch Accounts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Green Knights!
Extended Day Announcement
Please mark your calendars with the following dates when Extended Day WILL NOT be in session.
NO EXTENDED DAY:
June 2, 2023 (last day of school)
Camp Invention 2023
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
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.)
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 email@example.com and fill out this form:
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.
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!