SPB Family Newsletter

May 11, 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

Monday, May 15

Deadline for DTA Round 2 Consideration

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

Magic Show Kona Ice Treat (invited students)--1:00 pm

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

Tuesday, May 16

2022 Walkathon T-shirt Dress Down Day

Grade 5 Field Trip-Holden Arboretum

Garde 4 Field Trip-Cleveland Zoo

Grade 2 Field Trip-Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Grade 3 Poetry Presentations--1:00 pm

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

Wednesday, May 17

Knights of the Roundtable Breakfast--8:15 am

All School Mass--9:00 am

Student Council Speeches and Elections

Power of the Pen State Competition Practice--2:30-3:30 pm

Thursday, May 18

Spring Fling Band Concert

Children's Choir Rehearsal--3:30 pm

Friday, May 19

Spring Fling Festival--No School

Power of the Pen State Competition

Monday, May 22

Washington, DC Parent Information Meeting--7:00 pm in Eymard Room

A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,

Congratulations to our second graders who celebrated their First Holy Communion this past Sunday! Although it was a bit cloudy that day, there was such joy inside the Church. It was so wonderful to see the families share in it as they approached the table of the Lord together.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, grandmothers, aunts, Godmothers, sisters, and other women in our lives who care for us and love us unconditionally!

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

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Rising Second Graders--Mark Your Calendars!

If your child is entering second grade next school year, mark your calendars for First Communion on Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.!
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Rising Eighth Graders--Mark Your Calendars

Current 7th Grade Parents, please join us on Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Eymard Room for an information session regarding the 8th Grade Washington, DC trip next Fall. A representative from the tour company will be there to present the trip dates, itinerary and payment schedule. This is your chance to ask questions directly to the tour company. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Quinn at emily.quinn@penske.com.

Mr. Benedictine Finalist-AJ Slemc

We received wonderful news this week that Alexander (A.J.) Slemc, SPB Class of 2019, has been nominated by his peers as a top 5 finalist for the prestigious Mr. Benedictine award!

The title of Mr. Benedictine is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a graduating senior from Benedictine High School. The winner shows through his character, scholarship, athleticism, leadership, service, Christian ethics, and his school pride that he is the best that Benedictine has to offer. In order to be selected, a student must have shown academic and athletic accomplishments, must be in good standing with the faculty & staff, and must ultimately be chosen by his peers. Congratulations to AJ and to his parents, Tricia and Alex! We are #SPBproud of AJ and are cheering him on!

Spring Fling Festival Ride Presale Tickets!

Spring Fling Festival is just a few days away and the ride presale tickets are available now! Please CLICK HERE to print your order form. You don't want to miss this opportunity to get your discounted tickets today!

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. If both parents volunteer, TWO dress down passes will be given. The dress down passes can be used on any 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.

SPB is Hiring!

Are you looking to work with children and have a positive impact on their future? If so, SPB is the place for you. Check out the current openings we have below. Feel free to share them with your friends!

SPB Talent Show

Attention all SPB Stars! We will hold a special TALENT SHOW on Wednesday, May 24th! Each homeroom will choose one act to be part of our school-wide TALENT SHOW. (Grades 4 and 8 can choose two acts!) Talent acts include singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, comedy, juggling, and anything that makes you stand out! Each act should be no longer than 5 minutes and can be a solo or a group act. Auditions will be held during an assigned date decided by your homeroom teacher the week of May 1st - May 12th. There will be a MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL on MONDAY, MAY 22nd from 2:30-4:00 pm if you’re chosen to be part of the show. GOOD LUCK!

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

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Field day is almost here! We are asking for 2 volunteers per class to meet in O'Brien Hall at 11:50am. You will collect the class' McDonalds lunch, distribute it to the class, and stay with them for lunch.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Thank you for you help!

Summer Tutoring

The following teachers have expressed an interest in tutoring students during the summer. Listed are their names, the grade level/s, subject/s, and their email addresses. Please contact the individual teachers for details.

Mrs. Moira Popelka, Grades 1-6

Reading, English, Study Skills


Mrs. Beth Uzzo, Kindergarten-Grade 5

All Subjects


Yearbook Ordering

Yearbook sales for the 2022-2023 school year are open!

The standard package starts at $23 and you can order online.

The deadline to order is June 17th.

To order your yearbook visit:


School ID 11585723

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PTO Handel's Ice Cream Fundraiser

SPB Families the PTO is teaming up with Handel’s Ice Cream for a pint card fundraiser.

We will have 2 weeks to sell pint cards for $6.25 to our family/friends/neighbors. Please collect the money up front and send it into school by May 23rd, to Patricia Mance (6th) Mrs Herald’s class. The cards will be sent home before the end of the school year. If you have any questions, contact Jaime Mance at 216-538-1046 or jaimeklpd@att.net. CLICK HERE to print out. If you are unable to print them out, let me know and I can send them into school for you.
What a great way to start summer with pints of ice cream.
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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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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.

Playground Volunteers Needed-Kindergarten & All Grades

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!

Kindergarten and anyone who would like to help is welcome to sign up for 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 link to sign up: Kindergarten

SPBAA Basketball Camp

The St. Paschal Baylon Athletic Association (SPBAA) will be hosting their first ever basketball camp this summer - July 24-28th, 2023.

We would like to invite all students entering 3rd through 7th grades to attend. Admission for 8th graders is free, as we are looking for volunteers to help with the younger grades and earn service hours.

This camp is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to begin to learn and/or reinforce some of the fundamentals of basketball. Please see the attached flier outlining all the particulars and a link to signup.

If you or your child is interested, please do not hesitate to register! Here is a flyer with complete information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Brian Herberth at 440-821-1956 or email Kate Herberth at kateherberth@gmail.com.

Go Green Knights!


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.)

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