SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, May 14, 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

  • 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


Dear Families,

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

May Crowning

Virtual Challenge Week

Mrs. Kitko, Mrs. Leffler, Senora Payro, Miss Babin, and Mrs. Sarosy invite your children to join in on our Virtual Challenge Week beginning on Monday! Each day has a different theme and a different challenge for students to complete. These activities are optional. If your child would like to participate, they can use this Flipgrid link to participate. Good luck and have fun, Green Knights!
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Hot Lunch Accounts

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 7, any balance left in your child’s hot lunch account will be available next year. 8th grade students with younger siblings will have their balance transferred to the younger sibling’s account. If your 8th grader does not have younger siblings in the school, please notify the school office by email at office@saintpaschal.com if you wish to have their balance transferred to another student in our school, or if you would prefer to have their balance returned to you by check at the end of the school year. Thank you for your cooperation.


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 emickol@saintpaschal.com.

New Student Referral Program-$100 Tuition Credit

It's that time of year! Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is taking place now, and we have already heard from some prospective families. Be sure you and they are aware of our New Student Referral Program. See the details below.
New Student Referral Program


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:

Diocesan Tuition Assistance Brochure

Diocesan Tuition Assistance Timeline 2020-2021

Diocesan Tuition Assistance FAQs

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment-2020-2021 (FInancial Aid ONLY)

Ohio’s 529 Savings Plan to Pay for K-12 Catholic School Tuition FAQs

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, mpopelka@saintpaschal.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, mpopelka@saintpaschal.com, with any questions.

2020 Camp Invention Program – Elevate

Spring Fling Update

Just a sad note - We will STILL HAVE the RAFFLE for Spring Fling, but the rest of the parish festival has to be cancelled due to the planning and realities of getting this ready for May. We do not know how this is going to play out. Too many unknowns. While we are hoping for a return to normal from this trying time, where many places are still locked down, we just didn't want to take that risk and loss. As it is, we will have to pay the bands, unless they are good enough to release us from their contracts. So keep selling the tickets: we will have the drawing as planned, Sunday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. We will have weekly drawings - so get your tickets in early!

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.


  • 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

    • Track Commissioner

    • Flag Football Commissioner

    • Football Commissioner

    • Girls Basketball Commissioner

Question on any of this, please reach out to Joe Carlton - joe.carlton@gmail.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!