SPB Family Newsletter

Week of February 10, 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



Club/Candid Group Photos

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

New Altar Server Practice--2:30-3:25 pm

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


All School Mass--9:00 am

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


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

Ladies Guild Meeting--7:30 pm


Happy Valentine's Day

Red & Pink Dress Down Day

Grade 4 Fire Safety Course

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

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

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

Our Academic Performance and Catholic Identitiy goals remain an important focus during the first year of the implementation of our accreditation plan. In the past two weeks, Mrs. Klepcyk and I have spent time in various classrooms completing observations and have had the opportunity to see our plan being implemented. In terms of our Academic Performance goal, Miss Martinson's first graders and Mrs. Miller's third graders learned the difference between statements that characterized a growth mindset versus ones that characterized a fixed mindset. In both classrooms, students learned that their brains could grow and that challenges are opportunities to grow.

Our Catholic Identity goal was also being addressed in lessons, and solidarity is the Catholic Social Justice teaching that is the basis for our Catholic Identity goal. Mrs. Curtis' fourth graders participated in an interesting web-making exercise that visually showed them how we are all connected and important to each other (see picture above). Mrs. Krogman's seventh graders created modern versions of the Beatitudes and described how solidarity is shown. We were pleased to see our accreditation plan in action in classrooms throughout the school.

Finally, MAP Student Progress Reports (K-8) for the winter testing session are in your child's communication folder today so be sure to look for them.

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

SPB is one of the 12 finalists! Read below.

District Power of the Pen 2020

We are “Paschal Proud” of our Power of the Pen showing at the district level of writing competition at University School on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Out of sixteen schools participating, the entire seventh grade team came home with the prized 1st Place Power of the Pen District Trophy. On the individual level for the seventh grade, Katie Moore earned a 2nd Place trophy, and Eva Ko earned a 6th Place medal. In addition, many of the team members earned #1 rankings on their writings. Our powerful penners will look forward to regional competition in April.

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Book Fair Thank You

We want to extend our thanks to the parent volunteers who helped make our Scholastic Book Fair a great success! Thank you for setting up the books, running the cash register, helping students select books, packing up, and more. Thank you to the following volunteers: Mrs. Beth Detzel, Mrs. Mary Ellen Dombek, Mrs. Nancy Dulzer, Mrs. Christine Fioritto, Dr. Leigh Ann Kerns, Mrs. Jaime Mance, Mrs. Diana McAndrew, Mrs. Beth Mennel, Mrs. Paula Metz, Mrs. Anne Mooney, Mrs. Emily Orlando, Mrs. Katie Orlando, and Mrs. Amy Wujnovich We couldn't have done it without you! Also, thank you to Mrs. Leffler for all of her work in organizing the book fair and running the show!

Congratulations, scholarship winners!

Congratulations to the students below who were awarded academic scholarships to local Catholic high schools. These students earned some of the top scores on their high school entrance exams and were awarded scholarships renewable all four years of their high school careers. Well done, eighth graders!

Congratulations to our Noble Knights in the first semester who joined us at our Breakfast of Champions!

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The Wizard of Oz is Coming to SPB!

Please join the eighth grade class, as they are off to see the Wizard! This engaging and colorful play will surely entertain. Do not miss this opportunity to see Dorothy, the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow as they find their way to the Wizard of Oz! Please join us on Friday, March 6th at 7:00pm, Saturday, March 7th at 7:00pm or Sunday, March 8th at 1:30pm! All tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door or pre-purchased by emailing allisoncarbone@hotmail.com. An order form can be found in your oldest child's communication folder today!

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


Application & Enrollment Agreement 2020-2021 School Year

The Application & Enrollment Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year was found in your oldest child’s communication folder two weeks ago. 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.

Kotoch Scholarship Applications

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Kotoch Scholarship! Five families will each be awarded $1,000 in tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that these scholarships are need-based, and families who receive them cannot accept Diocesan Tuition Assistance or GIFTS. You can find the application under the "Parents" tab on our website. Applications are due Monday, March 16, 2020. Please contact Kelly Ericsson in the Advancement Office with any questions at kelly@saintpaschal.com.

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 links for February for Grade 3, March for Grade 2, April for Grade 1, May for Kindergarten 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 3, Grade 2, Grade 1, Kindergarten.

Our sincere thanks to the Grade 4 moms, dads, and grandparents who braved the January cold, wet weather to help: Mr. Tom Cutwright, Mr. Danny Scaffidi, Mrs. Marcie Luciano, Mrs. Janelle Washington, Mrs. Natalie Treibatch, Mrs. Blythe Horvath, Mrs. Deb Koeberer, Mrs. Katie Shahbazi, Mr. Greg Koeberer, Mr. Nick Caserio, Ms. Bianca Williams, Mr. Henry Williams, Mrs. Melinda Motter, Mrs. Allison Spinos, Mrs. Emily Quinn, Mrs. Colleen Grossner, Mrs. Ewa Scaffidi,

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 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

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