SPB Family Newsletter

April 20, 2023

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

MAP Testing--April 24 through May 12

Monday, April 24

Grade 5 Honor & Harmony Program--9:40 am & 10:20 am

Rugrats Track--2:30-3:45 pm

Art & Soul Club--2:30-3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 25

New Altar Server Training--2:30-3:30 pm in Church

Student Council Meeting--2:30-3:30 pm

School Advisory Council Meeting--6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 26

Kindergarten 23-24 Screening

All School Mass--9:00 am

Grades 4-5-6 Spring Concert--1:30 pm

Grades 4-5-6 Spring Concert--7:00 pm

Thursday, April 27

Kindergarten 23-24 Screening

Children's Choir Rehearsal--3:30 pm

Rugrats Track at MHS--5:45 pm

Friday, April 28

Sunday, April 30

Confirmation with Bishop Woost--1:30 pm

A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,

Welcome back! I hope that you all had time to refresh, recharge, and relax during Easter break. Our students are back in the swing of things and ready to finish the school year off strong!

As the end of the year approaches, we head into May very soon and prepare for some of our most treasured events as a Catholic school, including the celebration of two important sacraments. Our eighth graders will soon celebrate their Confirmation as they become adult members of the Catholic Church on April 30, and our second graders are anxiously awaiting their First Communion on May 7 followed by May Crowning on May 10. The eighth graders are also eagerly awaiting their graduation on June 1, and they look forward to passing on the light of leadership to our current seventh graders at the Pass It On Mass on the last day of school. We have so many wonderful celebrations in the weeks to come, and it will be so special to have these events open to all who want to share in the joy!

We pray for all of our students and teachers as we enter into this final stretch of the year. We have much to be grateful for, and I am so excited to celebrate our Green Knights!

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

MAP Testing-April 24-May 12

From April 24 to May 12, students in grades K through 8 will complete the third and final MAP® Growth test from NWEA®. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Math (K-8), Reading (K-8), and Language (3-8). There is no preparation for these assessments besides making sure your child has plenty of rest and a good breakfast throughout the testing period of April 24 to May 12. As in the past, following the testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth throughout this school year.

New Altar Server Training

Training of new altar servers began on Tuesday, April 18, 2:30 pm in church. Also on April 25 (student led with parents), May 2, 9 & 16. Installation of new servers is during Spring Fling Mass, Sunday, May 21, 10:30 am. Contact Kathryn Mailer to register: katmailer416@gmail.com

SPRING FLING....WE NEED YOU! Earn a dress down pass!

Our annual Spring Fling is right around the corner, and we need your help! The success of our festival depends greatly on our volunteers. This is our time to shine as a parish community. Please commit to work for 1 to 2 shifts over the May 18th-21st weekend. We promise you will have a ball! A DRESS DOWN PASS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY STUDENT WHOSE PARENTS SIGN UP AND WORK A SHIFT THAT WEEKEND. The dress down passes can be used on any ONE day the week following Spring Fling, May 22-26. CLICK HERE!
spring fling volunteer sign-up

Work a shift at Spring Fling and earn a dress down day for your child/ren to be used any one day during the week of May 22-26.

Spring Fling Festival Raffle Ticket Drawings

Have you sent in your family's Spring Fling Raffle Tickets yet? Congratulations to the Sutton Family, our first "early bird" drawing winner!

SKIP THE LINES-Order your school supplies now & save!

Kits will be delivered via FedEx two weeks before the start of school.

Our PTO is offering the 1stDaySchoolSupplies program for 2023-2024. Enjoy hassle-free, pre-packaged, name brand school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. These kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Need a bookbag? Be sure to check out the add on items available!

Order Now --> https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=83582

Questions? Contact Colleen Ockenden at CMOckenden@gmail.com.

We listened: no more hauling big boxes around at Meet Your Teacher...orders will be shipped directly to you so that you may bring your students labeled supplies at Meet Your Teacher on August 21. Orders are due by June 30.

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Family Kindness Festival

Experience the Magic of Kindness at the Family Kindness Festival sponsored by Senders Pediatrics! The Family Kindness Festival will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Beachwood High School. Please refer to the information below. Advanced registration is encouraged by clicking here or scanning the QR code. Join other families for a magical afternoon that brings kids and parents together to have fun, do good, and be kind—all at the same time!

Playground Volunteers Needed-Kindergarten to Grade 2

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:10 am-12:55 pm. There are many, many time slots open! We are so grateful for the help!

Grade 1 families are asked to volunteer in April, and Kindergarten and anyone who would like to help in May/June.

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.

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 1, Kindergarten

Formation Sessions Open Now

The Diocese of Cleveland is scheduling another round of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Formation Sessions for late April through the month of May. The first two sessions will be held:

  • Sunday, April 23rd, Immaculate Conception Willoughby, 2:00-4:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 29th, St. Ignatius High School, 9:00-11:30 AM

Because these sessions are coming up over the next couple of weeks, we are sending the registration link now: REGISTER HERE.

Extended Day Announcement

Please mark your calendars with the following dates when Extended Day WILL NOT be in session.


June 2, 2023 (last day of school)

Camp Invention 2023

Confidence, creativity and friendship are what @CampInvention is all about!

Register for exciting STEM fun at Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School this summer from June 12-16.

Use SUM15 to save $15! invent.org/mylocalcamp

Bus Transportation for 2023-2024 School Year

Families of students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 are asked to check the various district links below regarding bus transportation for the 2023-2024 school year. In some cases, parents/guardians are required to REQUEST transportation for their child through their district.

Mayfield Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to MAY; however parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

Richmond Heights Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to RH; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to SEL.)

Willoughby-Eastlake Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to W-E; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)