SPB Family Newsletter

Week of January 6, 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.

Dear Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing the gift of your children with us and for your continued support this school year. What a treasure it is to see over 400 students walk our halls each day and to have parents who value Catholic education. May you and your family enjoy a blessed Christmas filled with God's peace and may you find His peace, love, and joy today and in the coming New Year.


Diane Raguz, Principal

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Calendar of Events

MAP Testing January 6-January 24, 2020


Classes Resume--Welcome Back!

Box Tops Dress Down Day

Signing Angels Practice--2:30-3:45 pm


Box Tops Dress Down Day

Ski/Snowboard Club Begins

STEM Club Meeting--2:30-3:30 pm

Grade 6 GCCTM Practice--2:30-3:15 pm


All School Mass--9:00 am

Signing Angels Practice--2:30-3:45 p

PTO Meeting--7:00 pm


Grade 2 Girl Scouts Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm

Grade 3 Brownie Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm

Grades 7/8 GCCTM Practice--2:30-3:15 pm

Ladies Guild Meeting--7:30 pm


Grade 5 GCCTM Practice--2:30-3:15 pm


Grade 5 Flash Mass10:00 am

New Student Referral Program


A Note from Father Lane

Dear Parents:

I was quite touched and so grateful for your generous Christmas gift to me. I do not have many of your family email addresses, so please accept this newsletter thank you!

I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness in sharing with me and my religious community. It will be helpful to our house, believe you me!

I pray that I will see you over the Christmas Masses to thank you in person - but please know of my love, prayers and support for you. Have a wonderful, safe, healthy and happy Christmas and a Merry 2020!!

Much love and gratitude

--Father Lane sss

Save These Dates!

Preschool Open House: If you are interested in enrolling your child/ren in our Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool, mark Thursday, January 23 on your calendar! The preschool team will be presenting information on all of our preschool programs beginning at 6:30 pm in the Eymard Room of the Family Life Center. The opportunity to see the classrooms will be available to all. Our preschool fills up fast, so you won’t want to miss this event. You may call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com to register for the meeting.

All School Open House: All are welcome, seasoned parents and prospective parents, to our Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sunday, January 26 after the 10:00 am Mass. Information for new families will be available during this open house. For answers to your questions call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com. New families will be entered into the free registration drawing taking place on Thursday.

Kindergarten Sneak Peek & Grades1-8 Grade 8 (new enrollment) Q&A: On Thursday, January 30 at 8:30 am, new families interested in our kindergarten or in transferring child/ren to our school are invited to our Sneak Peek event with our Kindergarten staff and a Q&A session with our administrative team. Join us for a light brunch, a tour of the school, and an opportunity to win a free registration worth $225. Please call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com.


The link for January for Grade 4 and February for Grade 3 can be found below.

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:00-1:00. 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! Lunch/Recess Volunteers should arrive to school at 11:00 and check in at the office. Duties will include supervising students at recess, escorting students to the cafeteria from recess, and supervising in the cafeteria. Volunteers will be with one teacher and two "core" volunteers 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 grade level link to pick a time convenient for you: Grade 4, Grade 3.

Our sincere thanks to the Grade 5 moms, dads, and grandparents who braved the December cold to help in December: Mrs. Kristi Apelt, Mrs. Kathy Andru, Mrs. Michelle Selby, Mrs. Paula Metz, Mrs. Molly Kane, Mrs. Erica Majernik, Mrs. Clare Taricska, Mrs. Sarah Link, Ms. Julie Tragon Mr. Sean Vogley, Mrs. Janelle Keifer, Mr. Tom Smiley, and Mr. Dan Reginelli.

Camp Invention June 2020

Do you love to sketch, create, and design? Do you like using your imagination to come up with new ideas? Check out the all-new Camp Invention 2020 program, where you will bring your designs and ideas to life, explore hands-on activities with friends, and take apart and personalize your own robot. St. Paschal's is excited to host Camp Invention again this summer the week of June 8-12 from 9:00-3:30 pm with an option to add Extended Day. Secure your spot today by visiting invent.org/camp. Register by March 31st using the promo code ELEVATE25 to save $25 off your registration. Contact Mrs. Popelka, mpopelka@saintpaschal.com, with any questions.

New Altar Server Training

For our upcoming First Communicants and older (2 grade through high school), we invite then to become part of our Mass ministry team to assist the priests and other ministers at Mass. Special bonus training time (see the video online first! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kYrNeuzX4&app=desktop ) will be:

· Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. in church: February 11, 18, March 10, 24 & 31. We will install at the Palm Sunday Mass, April 5, at 10 a.m.

To register, please contact: Kathryn Mailer: solonkat@yahoo.com