SPB Family Newsletter

Week of January 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

Catholic Schools Week Events


CSW Opening Mass--10:00 am

Athletic Association Pancake Breakfast--8:30 am-Noon

Open House--Preschool-Grade 8--11:00 am-1:00 pm

Closing Day of Book Fair--11:00 am-1:30 pm


Power of the Pen--2:30 pm


Grade 1 Daisy Scouts Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm

Ski/Snowboard Club

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


Arcade Academy/Invention Convention--2:30-3:30 pm

Cooking Chemistry--2:30-3:30 pm

Lego University--2:30-3:30 pm

PEAP I & II--2:30-3:30 pm

You're the Balm--2:30-3:30 pm


Kindergarten 20-21 Sneak Peek-8:30 am

Grades 1-8 Q&A--8:30 am

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


CSW Closing Mass--9:00 am

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

Young Rembrandts--2:30-3:40 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Hot Lunch today is Giuseppe's Pizza (not Pizza Roma)

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

It is finally here! On Sunday, we kick off Catholic Schools Week 2020 with our opening Mass on Sunday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. Following Mass, join us for our Open House, the Athletic Association Pancake Breakfast, and the Scholastic Book Fair. The theme from last year continues: "Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed." Our Open House is for current parents as well as prospective parents, so please invite a family member or friend who might be interested in our school. Don't forget we have a New Student Referral Program where you can earn a $100 tuition credit next year for new students who enroll. Thank you to those who have already filled out a referral, and we look forward to sharing what makes SPB such an amazing school and parish community with prospective students and families!

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is a busy but exciting week for our students, faculty/staff, and families. It is an opportunity for our school as well as Catholic schools across the country to celebrate our students, our families, and our school. Be sure to check out the CSW Calendar of Events, and we hope that you will be able to join us at one of the Masses, our Open House, Science Fair Awards, or the fourth grade Wax Museum. We are thankful that you value Catholic education!

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

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Preschool/Kindergarten Registration

Preschool and kindergarten registration packets for the 2020-2021 school year were sent home last week. Our preschool tends to fill very quickly, so it is imperative that you return the packet as soon as possible to ensure a space is reserved for your child. Completed applications, along with the registration fee, will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.

Additionally, if you have another child you would like to enroll for preschool or kindergarten for 2020-2021, please contact the school office at office@saintpaschal.com to request a registration packet. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 quickly, 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.

New Student Referral Program-$100 Tuition Credit

It's that time of year! Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place soon, 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


Application & Enrollment Agreement 2020-2021 School Year

The Application & Enrollment Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year may be found in your oldest child’s communication folder this week. Please notice that completed Enrollment Agreements and fees are due by February 21, 2020. It is imperative that you send your Enrollment Agreement and fees in by that date in order to secure a place for your child. Should you know that you will be leaving Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. The new Enrollment Agreement may also be found on our website under Quick Links.
Catholic Schools Week 2020 Calendar of Events

Click here to see what is happening each day during CSW

SPB Athletic Association Pancake Breakfast

Join us this Sunday, January for the SPBAA Annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in O'Brien Hall. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, bacon, french toast sticks, juices and coffee. Prices are Adults $7, Juniors (ages 12-18) $5, kids (under 12) $4, and a family rate of $25. All tickets can be purchased at the door and we hope you can join us as we kick-off Catholic Schools Week!
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CSW 2020-Honoring Our Active Military Members

We will be Celebrating our Nation during Catholic Schools Week on Thursday, January 30th. One way we would like to do this is by honoring our active military members during morning prayer.

Please send us the names of friends or family members who are currently serving our country in the United States Armed Forces so that we can honor them. Our broadcast booth announcers will read these names during prayer, and we will also have them displayed on our green screen.

Names can be sent to Mrs. Klepcyk at sklepcyk@saintpaschal.com by Tuesday, January 28th. Thank you!

Rev. John Thomas Lane, SSS, Selected as the 2020 Distinguished Graduate

We are proud to announce that our very own Reverend John Thomas Lane, SSS, will be honored this year as the Distinguished Graduate of 2020. Father Lane is a graduate of the SPB Class of 1979 and has served as our pastor since 2009. Father Lane is the son of parishioners John and Jo Ann Lane, and he was ordained in 1992. His accomplishments are many and his contributions to our parish and school as well as the Church are significant. In addition to his duties as pastor and Local Superior and Consultor of the St. Ann Province, Father Lane is a published author, a musician, and a national workshop presenter.

Father Lane was nominated by Mrs. Beth Mennel, the Distinguished Graduate of 2018, and was chosen by the Distinguished Graduate Committee from the nominations received. Father Lane will receive his award at the closing Catholic Schools Week Mass on Friday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m. Please join us to congratulate him on this honor.

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 One consideration is March 15, 2020.
  • 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


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. 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! 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.

Track Coaches Wanted

CYO spring sports season is right around the corner. We are looking for coaches to support our 3rd-8th grade Track program. We typically practice 2 or 3 evenings per week with meets usually Sunday afternoons at 1pm. If interested or know anyone interested please email Kim Weybrecht at jayandkim25@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Save the Dates from Father Lane

BLESS OUR CANDLES AT ALL THE MASSES – February 1/2 – Feast of the Presentation of the LORD (Bring your candles to Mass, keep them in the bags, then we will sprinkle and bless them during the Introductory Rites of the Mass.)

THROATS BLESSING – Monday, February 3:

o 8:30 a.m. with the school students around the baptismal font

o 9:00 a.m. during the Mass

o 11:30 a.m. during the Mass (in the Saint Ann Shrine)

o 12:15 p.m. during the Mass (in OLBS – Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

o 6:30 p.m. to begin PSR in the narthex of the Family Life Center (FLC)

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK: Tuesday, February 11 – During the Masses we will anoint those who wish and prayer for sick people around the world on this special day and Our Lady of Lourdes.

NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING BEGINS: Tuesday, February 11, 2:30 p.m. in the church until 3:25 p.m. Watch the video online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kYrNeuzX4&app=desktop

Register with Kathryn Mailer: solonkat@yahoo.com

Free Screening of How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger in the Parish Life Center on January 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm.

This event is a free screening of Dr. Michael Greger’s 2016 presentation, “How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.” "In his rally cry of a talk, Dr. Michael Greger, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker, outlines the best evidence-based diet based on the latest in peer-reviewed science that can not only help improve overall health but can also reverse effects of common diseases such as heart disease, a number one killer among North Americans. Drawing parallels between how we dealt with smoking in the past to how we’re dealing with nutrition today, this talk will have you reaching for more plant based food options and not asking ‘where’s the beef?’." - Ideacity ​

The presentation will be followed by a short trivia game.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Michael Greger will not be present at this event, but it is supported by NutritionFacts.org. ​​

To register or for other questions call Colleen @440.655.1433.