SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, October 1, 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.

Parking lot Paving and New Concrete

Beginning Thursday, October 8, the final phases of the paving of our parking lot and pouring of concrete in the circle drop-off area will begin. SealTech will be working on the parking lot first. Details will be shared soon as to which part will begin first and how it will affect student arrival and dismissal procedures.

Calendar of Events


Box Tops Dress Down Day


Box Tops Dress Down Day

PTO Chipotle Fundraiser--4:00-7:00 pm


School Mass-Grades 3/4--9:00 am

Romeo's Pizza Fundraiser--4:00pm

PTO Virtual Meeting--7:00 pm



No School--Diocesan Professional Day

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

This week marks the midpoint of our first quarter, and on Monday we welcomed back 20 students to in-person learning! We remain committed to offering choices to our families and providing positive learning opportunities whether our students are here in school or at home.

Tomorrow is the close of our first MAP testing window for the 2020-2021 school year. Our students worked hard to complete the tests to the best of their abilities, and I thank you for the support and encouragement you provided to your children the past few weeks. I am pleased that our simultaneous learners were able to take part as well, and a special thank you is extended to the parents of simultaneous learners who showed patience as they navigated through it all. This was a great example of working in partnership for the benefit of our students. You can expect MAP Student Progress Reports on October 22. This will give you plenty of time to review prior to parent-teacher conferences in November. Parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually this year, and we are still trying to finalize the details for them. They are scheduled for November 11 and 12 so stay tuned for specific details.

Finally, I want to thank two more groups that made donations to our water refilling stations and their installation. Thank you to the 6th and 7th grade Girl Scout Troop #71272 for their $50 donation and to the 2nd grade Brownie Troop #71764 for their $200 donation. On behalf of the SPB students, I want to express our sincere appreciation for their kindness and generosity!

Grace and peace,

Ms. Diane Raguz, Principal

Income Eligibility Guidelines Form

Today in your oldest child's communication folder (Kindergarten-Grade 8), you will find the Income Eligibility Guidelines 2020-2021 form. Please complete, sign, and return the form to the school office by Monday, October 5. It is not necessary to disclose your income, simply circle "NA" for Not Applicable, Not Eligible. The information is very important to ensure our continued participation in federal and state programs. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Uniform Reminders

  • The seasonal uniform period has now ended. Students may no longer wear regular uniform shorts. This policy also includes no shorts on dress down days from now until May 1.
  • Gym uniform: Jogging pants must be worn to and from school from October 1 to May 1. Gym shorts may be worn under the jogging pants.
  • No show socks are not permitted.
  • Please review the Uniform/Dress Code Policy on pages 25-27 of the Parent-Student Handbook.

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.

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

School Pictures

You will find your child's school pictures in today's communication folder. Picture re-take day is Tuesday, October 27. If you wish to have your child's picture re-taken, please return the entire picture packet on that day with a note as to why you are dissatisfied with the pictures.

Walkathon 2020

Hello School Parents!

Our 10th annual Saint Paschal Baylon Walkathon for Catholic Education is almost here! Although this year’s event will certainly look different, we are so excited and blessed to be able to continue this tradition and to raise funds to help support our students and the PTO’s technology initiative, which pays for technologies that support STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) education at SPB! This year’s Walkathon will take place on Friday, November 6, and further details about the day’s events will be forthcoming.

This year, we have made some significant changes, so please read this information carefully. There will be NO PAPER PACKETS being sent home this year, nor paper sponsor letters to mail. There is a link below to share with family and friends to allow them to continue to support our Walkathon, so please pass the word along!


Unfortunately, we will not be able to have the students complete laps of the parking lot/playground during their lunch recess this year, although we are hoping to be able to provide the in-school students with at least one opportunity to complete a similar Walkathon activity at SPB. But, this wouldn’t be a walkathon if the students weren’t asked to do something! This year, all SPB students, both in-person and synchronous learners, whether or not they are participating in the fundraising and sponsorship aspects of the Walkathon, are asked to complete physical activities at home with their families and submit the number of minutes they were active via the following form:


Students and families may tally any physical activity that they do, not just walking (e.g., jumping jacks, push-ups, dancing, playing basketball, etc.). We are leaving this intentionally open-ended to allow students and families to be as creative and active as they would like! You will need to complete this form separately for each activity that you do, and you may submit as many forms as you would like. These activities will be tallied and announced on November 6th, so please submit your information by 7 pm November 5th.
There are four sponsorship levels this year, with the following incentives:
  • Yellow level sponsorship — $50+ donation
    • 2020 Walkathon t-shirt for each SPB student in the family
  • Green level sponsorship — $80+ donation
    • Receive 1 dress down pass per K-8 SPB student in addition to the t-shirt
  • Gold level sponsorship — $125+ donation
    • Receive 2 dress down passes per K-8 SPB student in addition to the t-shirt; AND
    • Your name is listed as a gold sponsor on the back of this year’s Walkathon shirt
  • Platinum level sponsorship — $250 donation
    • Receive 4 dress down passes per K-8 SPB student in addition to the t-shirt; AND
    • Your name is listed as a platinum sponsor on the back of this year’s Walkathon shirt
Throughout the school year, specific days will be “Walkathon T-shirt Dress Down” days, and students who have earned a 2020 Walkathon t-shirt will be allowed to wear them to school instead of their regular uniform on those days.

To complete your sponsorship this year, you may either send payment (cash or check made out to Saint Paschal Baylon PTO) through the school or parish office in an envelope marked “Attn: Walkathon”, or you may pay via credit card online at:

Although we are not sending out sponsor letters to out-of-town friends and family this year, they may also support our school and students by the same payment methods, so please reach out to them with this information. Historically, these sponsorships have raised about 1/3 of our total funds, so please, please spread the word, share the link, and/or ask your friends and family to mail their donations to the school or church office “Attn: Walkathon”!!!

If you know someone who would like to be a business sponsor, please contact: Melissa Vogley at mvogley9@gmail.com or 330-671-7268.

SPONSORSHIPS PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 16TH to get t-shirts or names added to the shirts. Thank you for your understanding.
Once you have completed your sponsorship requirements, please complete our online T-shirt order form:

Sponsoring families may also order additional t-shirts for $10 each via the same form. You may pay for the additional shirts at the same time as your sponsorship by including the additional amount in your online or physical payment, or you may send payment separately. You may not order t-shirts without completing one of the sponsorship levels outlined above.
T-shirt orders (and any required payments) MUST BE RECEIVED by OCTOBER 16th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Vogley at mvogley9@gmail.com or by phone at 330-671-7268.

Thank you for your continued support of our school and our students! The annual Walkathon has helped to fund so much for our students over the past nine years, and with your help this year will be no exception! Spread the word, complete your sponsorships and activities, and let’s help our school and students “go forth & light our world!”

6th & 7th 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 7, Grade 6

Thank you to our 8th grade parents and others who volunteered during the months of August and September: Mrs. Amy Wright, Mrs. Jaime Mance, Mrs. Kim Munn, Mrs. Kimmie Yormick, Mr. Scott Anthony, Mrs. Erica Majernik, Mr. Dave Yormick, Mrs. Jackie Titas, Mrs. Jacqueline Sweeney, Mrs. Natalie de Caris, Mrs. Mary Ellen Moore, Mr. Jim Kane, Mrs. Cristy Palmisano, Mr. Mario de Caris, Mrs. Jessica Dicus, Dr. Paul Lipold, Mr. Fred Mance, Ms. Julie Ferrara, Mr. Tom Dereska, Mrs. Beth Detzel, Mrs. Nicole Waggle, Mrs. Heather Selock.

Virtual PTO Meeting-Wednesday, Oct. 7

Please join us for our next PTO meeting Wednesday October 7 at 7pm. Get a chance to win the Golden Dress Down pass and discuss what is going on in the PTO! Dress down pass for all who attend our virtual meeting.

PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SPB PTO's Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM US/Eastern

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 795 3848 2077

Passcode: OCTPTO

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