SPB Family Newsletter
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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
Friday, May 15 - No School (this was a scheduled day off and will remain as one)
Thursday, May 21 - Last day for our preschool students & Preschool pick-up of items
Monday, May 25 - No school - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26-Friday, May 29 - Optional Virtual Field Day activities available all week
Wednesday, May 27 - Last day of instruction
Thursday, May 28 - Virtual Kindergarten Graduation
Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 - These two days will be used for students to finish any remaining work and for teachers to meet with students as needed.
Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3 - These three days will be used for drive by pick up of items left in classrooms and drop off of textbooks, devices, instruments, etc. You can expect an email on Monday with specific details.
Tuesday, June 2 - Eighth Grade Graduation
Wednesday, June 3 - Virtual Pass It On and Promotion Blessing
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We have much to be thankful for, and there are two groups that I need to recognize for their unwavering support. First of all, I want to sincerely thank our always amazing and gracious PTO. The signs you were surprised with in your yards last week were paid for by our PTO. Our faculty wanted to do this for our students and families, and when I reached out to the PTO I received an enthusiastic "Yes!" within a couple of hours. This would not have been possible without their support. Thank you to the entire PTO and board members Kate Herberth, Kristi Apelt, Sarah Link, Natalie Treibatch, Kelly Miller, and Katie Orlando.
Next, I am so grateful to the group of parents who organized the Teacher Appreciation Parade held this past Saturday. It was a chilly day, but the cold was no match for the warmth of seeing our students, families, teachers, and staff members gathered together. What a fantastic day filled with joy, smiles, and love! Thank you to Katie Murphy who led the group as well as her team that included Sarah Reynoso, Kathy Andru, Erica Majernik, Becky Majernik, Gina Quagliata, Meghan Soriano, and Kelly Monaghan. It was truly unforgettable!
I say this all the time, but it is just so true...the community of SPB is what makes this such special place. Thank you to everyone for creating this community. We are blessed!
Diane Raguz, Principal
Our Virtual May Crowning
Virtual Challenge Week
Hot Lunch Accounts
2019-2020 yearbooks will be available in the fall. The cost of a standard yearbook is $20.00. There are options to upgrade your yearbook at an additional cost if you choose this option. If you would like to purchase a yearbook use the link below. The link will be open until approximately Friday, July 3. Please order your yearbook today!
Yearbook ID code: 11585720
Bible Camp 2020: The One We Did Virtually!
Welcome to the first-ever virtual Bible Camp 2020: The One We Did Virtually! Because we have so many great role models who did great things in quarantine, why should our kids do anything differently! St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church is committed to continuing our mission of spreading God's love for His children, and nothing will hold us back! For more information, click here: https://forms.gle/LuoM4h5KSZttGc4t6
Bible Camp is open to anyone in Preschool through Grade 4. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD IN GRADES 5-8 AND ARE INTERESTED IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE CAMP, PLEASE LET MS. MICKOL KNOW! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Evamarie Mickol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diocesan Tuition Assistance
The application process for Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA) and the Saint Paschal Baylon G.I.F.T.S. Program is now open.
- The application may be accessed online at: www.online.factsmgt.com/aid.
- Applications for DTA officially open in January of 2020.
- To be considered for diocesan tuition assistance, families must update their application with 2019 tax documentation when available.
- To be eligible for the Saint Paschal Baylon G.I.F.T.S. Program, the online application must be completed.
- As of 2019, paper applications are no longer available, and applications must be completed online.
- Deadline for Round Two consideration is June 1, 2020.
Click on the links below for additional information:
SPB Summer Reinforcement and Enrichment Program
Looking for ways to prevent summer slide or to enrich your child's learning? Registration forms for Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School's Summer Reinforcement and Enrichment Program can be found here and under the "Quick Links" tab on the school web page, www.saintpaschal.net. This year we are offering math, reading, and writing classes for grades 1-6, a study skills class for grades 5-6, and a kindergarten orientation class. The program runs from July 27th - August 7th with registration due July 22nd. Please e-mail Mrs. Popelka with any questions, email@example.com
Summer Solutions Ordering Portal Now Open!
Summer learning loss puts students at a serious disadvantage. This is when skills and knowledge are lost over the summer months, causing students to move backwards instead of progressing. By spending just minutes a day with Summer Solutions, students get the practice they need to keep moving forward. It was designed to help students return to school after summer break confident in the skills they’ve already learned and ready to master new ones. Your child worked hard all year. Make sure that progress sticks. Give your child the advantage of Summer Solutions. Click here to order your child's Summer Solutions books for delivery directly to your home!
Camp Invention UPDATE-July 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 July 6-10 from 9:00-3:30 pm with an option to add Extended Day. Secure your spot today by visiting invent.org/camp. Register using promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 5/12) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 6/30) off the $240 registration fee. Contact Mrs. Popelka, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Spring Fling Update
Athletic Association News
St. Paschal Baylon Knights Athletics – Fall Sports
We hope everyone is doing the best they can in this new environment. For St. Paschal Baylon sports, we are preparing for a fall season to take place. However, we are in a lot of unknown. We prefer to not charge for registration at this point, as we understand the impact of COVID-19 is different across families. Currently, we are asking for a level of interest for all fall sports in the form of pre-registration. Once we get better details from our governor, and CYO we can open up for formal registration, and collect fees.
As you know, a lot of work goes into prepping for the fall season. We would like to know the level of interest for your child(ren) in fall sports by filling out the form here: https://forms.gle/CVnLKnLatQPxCArt7
You will need to fill out the form for each child independently.
ATHLETICS CAN USE YOUR HELP
Coaches - We will need coaches for third grade volleyball, and first grade flag football. Anyone interested please reach out
Athletic’s Leadership - We have a lot of parents of our graduating 8 graders who are leaving their positions within SPBAA. Open roles include:
Cross Country Commissioner
Flag Football Commissioner
Girls Basketball Commissioner
Question on any of this, please reach out to Joe Carlton - email@example.com
A reminder from John Wooden as we go through these times - “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
Go Green Knights!