SPB Family Newsletter

Week of September 30, 2019

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

Monday

Grade 8 Panoramic Photo

Primary Grades Bus Safety Program

DARE-Grades 3 & 6


Tuesday

Box Tops Dress Down Day

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


Wednesday

All School Blue Mass--9:00 am

Grade 4--Connections Program

Brain Brawl Practice--2:30-3:30 pm

Mad Science--Kindergarten-Grade 4--2:30-3:35 pm

PTO Meeting--7:00 pm


Thursday

DARE--Grade 6

Brain Brawl Practice--2:30-3:30 pm

Spelling Bee Study Session--2:30-3:30 pm

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


Friday

Geography Bee Sign-up Deadline

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


Sunday

Grade 2 Flash Mass--Noon

A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,


Tomorrow, September 27, marks the midpoint of our first quarter and the close of our first MAP testing window for 2019-2020. Our students worked hard to complete the tests to the best of their abilities, and I thank you for the support and encouragement you provided to your children the past few weeks. You can expect MAP Student Progress Reports on October 10. This will give you plenty of time to review prior to parent-teacher conferences in November. As a faculty, we decided to move the dates for parent-teacher conferences to November to allow for MAP testing and the first quarter to be completed.


With October just around the corner, it seems like schedules seem to get even more hectic. The year is definitely in full swing with many activities going on and clubs meeting each week--HSPT Prep Class, DARE, Girls on the Run, STEM Club, Robotics, Brain Brawl, Starry Knights Art Club, Young Rembrandts, Mad Science, and Scout groups. CYO sports teams are also enjoying successful seasons. SPB is a busy place, and it is impressive to see our students actively involved in a variety of academic activities as well as athletics.


In the midst of our busy lives at home and at school, be sure to take some time to reflect on the autumn beauty that will soon surround us as temperatures cool and the leaves change. Enjoy the splendor of this beautiful season that God has provided!


Blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

ATTENTION: SHORTS SEASON EXTENDED!

With warm temperatures predicted to continue next week, we are extending the season for shorts beyond the typical October 1st date. Students may wear regular uniform shorts through Friday, October 4.

Preschool Pizza Party

Interested in being a library volunteer?

Thank you to the parents who have started helping out in the library! We are still looking for some additional help. Our library volunteers read to students, help students select books, sort and shelve books, etc. It's a wonderful way to get involved. Library volunteers must be Virtus trained and have a current BCII check. If interested, please email Ms. Raguz at draguz@saintpaschal.com . Volunteers are needed on the following days and times:


  • Mondays-10:20-11:20 a.m. (LIbrary/STEM block for 1B-Miss Martinson's class)
  • Tuesdays-9:30-11:00 a.m. (Library for Jr. K and Library/STEM block for 2B-Mrs. Braun's class)
  • Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th weeks)-8:45-11:20 a.m.-Preschool and Library/STEM block for KB-Mrs. Alan's class)
  • Thursdays-9:30-11:40 a.m.(Library/STEM block for 3A-Mrs. Uzzo's class and KA-Mrs. Mickol's class)

Playground/Lunchroom Volunteer Sign Ups

The links to sign up for playground/lunchroom supervision for parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 is now live!


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 7

Blue Mass-Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, October 2 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, we will celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels and honor society's "guardian angels.'" The all school Mass will be dedicated to the men and women who work to protect us--our police officers, our firefighters, and our first responders. We would like to invite all parents and parishioners who work in those fields to attend the Blue Mass, celebrate the Liturgy with us, and receive a special blessing. We ask that you complete the RSVP form below so that we have an idea of the number attending. The entire Saint Paschal Baylon School family would love to see you there. We are truly thankful for the support of the Highland Heights police and fire departments, and for all men and women who serve their communities. God bless you all!

Altar Server Training

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to become an altar server by attending the training sessions on the following Tuesdays: October 15, 22, 29, & November 5 with installation on Sunday, November 10 at the 10 a.m. Mass.


Sessions will be after school until 3:30 p.m. in the church. All in training should watch the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kYrNeuzX4&app=desktop


Please register with our coordinator, Kathryn Mailer <solonkat@yahoo.com>

Catholic High School Information Night

Gesu Catholic School is hosting a Catholic High School Information Night for interested 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:30 until 8:00 pm. For more information, please call Judi Herbert at 216-932-0620, ext. 117.


Representatives from the following schools will be attending:

Beaumont; Benedictine; Cleveland Central Catholic; Gilmour Academy; Holy Name; Lake Catholic; Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin; St. Edward; St. Ignatius; St. Joseph; Trinity; Villa Angela-St. Joseph; Walsh Jesuit