SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, August 27, 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

Preschool Staggered Entrance This Week


Before Care/Extended Day Begin


Box Tops Dress Down Day


School Mass-Grades 7/8--9:00 am

Virtual PTO Meeting--7:00 pm


Virtual Parent Open House--6:30-8:00 pm


A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,

It was so amazing to see students in our hallways once again! It has been over five months since we have heard the sweet laughter and have felt the positive energy of our Green Knights. What a welcome treat it was! The kids did an AWESOME job following new protocols and procedures. They wore their masks, they practiced social distancing, they washed and sanitized their hands many times, and they did their best to follow all directions. I am so proud of them, and I know you are, too. Thank you for all the frontloading you did at home to prepare your children for these opening days.

I am asking you to partner with us to keep all of our students and faculty/staff safe and healthy. How can you help?

  • Conduct daily health checks each morning to assess whether your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of 100 degrees or above.
  • Please keep your child at home if he/she is sick.
  • Update your emergency contacts and make sure you have provided accurate information.
  • Make sure your child has at least two masks each day.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of the items mentioned above.

Each person's vigilance is needed to mitigate risks and to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and faculty/staff. It is imperative that we work together.

Finally, so many of you have reached out to see how you can help, and right now a big help would be volunteers for recess. If you are able, please do sign up as a volunteer.


Diane Raguz, Principal

What a great staggered start to our year!

Opening School Reminders

Have you remembered to:
  • Complete your Back to School Forms, print them, and return to homeroom teacher?
  • Replenish or set up your child's hot lunch account?
  • Send in your child's Milk Fee of $45.00?
  • Grades 5-8: send in a check for $30.00 for Chromebook insurance?
  • Mark your calendar to attend the Virtual Parent Open House (Grades 1-8) on Thursday, September 3?
  • Send in registration forms and fees for Before Care and/or After Care?

Uniform Reminder

All students in K-8 will be permitted to wear their gym uniform to school from August 26-September 11. On days that they do not have gym class, students are permitted to wear school appropriate shorts and an SPB t-shirt. If you do not have an SPB t-shirt, we ask that you wear a school appropriate t-shirt. No sandals, Crocs, or flip flops are permitted.
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K-8 COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk

Must be signed BEFORE student returns. You can mail this in or drop it off in the office.

Preschool COVID Policy Acknowl./Assumption of Risk

Must be signed BEFORE student returns. You can mail this in or drop it off in the office.

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 11:10 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 have their temperature checked 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

Ladies Guild First Meeting

Save the date! The Ladies Guild will be having our first meeting of the year via Zoom on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30pm. A link will be sent out closer to the meeting date. We hope that you can join us!

Would You Like to be A PTO Room Captain?

The PTO invites you to join the PTO Room Captain Program for your child’s classroom!

We are looking for 2 parents per classroom. This is a simple way to take part in school and PTO activities! If interested, please respond back by emailing Sarah Link at slink1110@gmail.com by Friday September 4th!

PTO Room Captain Responsibilities:

  • Attend PTO meetings (in person or virtually if held via Zoom), they are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Parish Life Center. ** Don’t worry if you can’t make them all, that’s why there are 2 parents assigned per classroom**

  • Distribute PTO meeting minutes to the rest of the parents in the class

  • Be the “point person” for the teacher to contact if s/he needs something for their class

  • Help organize volunteers that may be needed for room and/or PTO events ( your just the organizer… you don’t have to actually attend all of the events)

  • Help communicate information to the class, possibly by email or class Facebook page.

If interested, please email Sarah Link at slink1110@gmail.com by Friday September 4th with the following info:

Your name

Your phone number

Your email address

Your child’s name

Your child’s grade

Your child’s home room teacher

** Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the PTO Room Captains Program!!!***

Box Tops Dress Down Days are HERE!

Happy Back-to-School SPB! Box Tops are also back! Our 1st box top dress down days are just around the corner. Next Tuesday, September 1st is your first Box Tops Dress Down Day day and the next one is Monday, September 14! Please read this program information and info sheet for more information. Use this collection sheet to submit paper copies or send virtual Box Tops to me, Maria Patyk 216.577.8014 or majdihp@gmail.com. Thank you!