SPB Family Newsletter

Week of October 28, 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


Grade 8 Flash Mass--10:00 am



Altar Server Training--2:30-3:30 pm

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


Grade 4--Connections Program

Grade 5--Cleveland Orchestra/Planetarium Field Trip

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

Grade 8 Wizard of Oz Try-outs


Happy Halloween!

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

Grades 3/4 Catholic Math League Practice Test--2:30-3:45 pm


Solemnity of All Saints

All School Mass--9:00 am

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

Grade 8 Wizard of Oz Call Backs


PTO Grades 4, 5, 6 Bowling Party

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A Note from the Principal

Dear SPB Families,

Although it was a brisk day, the sun was shining brightly on our 2019 Walk-a-Thon for Catholic Education last week. Our students enjoyed walking the neighborhood with one another, stopping at stations along the way, listening to music on their return, and finding out the winners of our lap walking contest and the coveted Golden Shoe Award. We extend a huge THANK YOU to our always supportive and amazing PTO! Special thanks to Melissa Vogley, PTO committee chair, for her unwavering efforts to make this fundraiser so successful, as well as PTO committee members Kate Herberth, Kelly Miller, Colleen Grossner, Mary Ellen Moore, Amy Goff, Beth Detzel, and Katie Orlando. Thank you to the moms, dads, and grandparents who came out and walked with us.

Finally, the money raised at present is almost $25,000, and we THANK YOU, our parents, for your efforts and your support. Your children really got into the spirit behind our school theme,

“Continuing Forward in Faith, Hope & Love.” In case you haven’t heard, Mrs. Popelka’s class won the coveted Golden Shoe award for more laps walked per child than any other class in the school. Congratulations to all who made this a truly wonderful event! We certainly are blessed!

Diane M. Raguz


Green Knight of the Quarter

Anna Rini is an eighth grader who was selected as our first Green Knight for the year! As many teachers shared, Anna seems to be the perfect choice as our next Green Knight. Her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and kindhearted nature certainly stand out. Mrs. Mickol wrote, “I would like to formally nominate Anna Rini as the Green Knight of the Quarter. Anna has such a magnetic personality. She is always smiling, saying hi to anyone she sees, and always seems happy. During the summer, she volunteered to help do extra set up for Bible Camp and also helped me organize and sort my classroom books. She is a natural leader and I can't wait to see where God continues to do with her!”

Anna lives with her parents, Jessica and Mike, her older brother Mikey, and their dog Perro.

When asked what kind of things she enjoys doing with her family, Anna responded, “We eat dinner together as a family, and we love to celebrate birthdays with all of our cousins.” Anna has many activities that she enjoys. Her interests range from sports such as softball, volleyball, and basketball to coloring and reading a good book. Because of this, it wasn’t a surprise to hear that reading class with Mrs. Krogman is also Anna’s favorite subject. When asked about her plans for the future, she explained that she will be attending Mayfield High school next year. In the distant future, Anna would like to have a family with many dogs and possibly become a doctor. Mrs. Longano, Anna’s aunt, believes that Anna is a perfect choice to be a Green Knight because she is happy and always willing to help. Mr. Rini agreed and stated that Anna has a great work ethic, leadership skills and is very task-oriented. Mrs. Rini shared that Anna is a Green Knight because she is very loving and cares about others. Both parents consider this a great honor for their daughter. They said, “SPB is such a great school, and there are so many great kids here.”

Friendly, positive, thoughtful, and hardworking were words repeatedly used to describe Anna. Mrs. Curtis, Anna’s fourth grade teacher, shared that Anna is a diligent student who never gives up, and her positive attitude is contagious. Mrs. Kreutzer wrote, “She has a very strong work ethic and is very motivated to always do her best. Anna is a true example of what a Green Knight should be. Anna shows compassion for her classmates and her friends.” Mrs. Peko commented that Anna is a ray of sunshine in and out of the classroom, and Mrs. Kulick said that Anna can always be counted on to lend a helping hand or cheer up a friend. Mrs. Connors summed it up well by writing, “I can easily attest to Anna’s congenial personality and persistent work ethic. Her enthusiasm for life is unbounded. A fine young woman of great character!” Congratulations, Anna, on this well-deserved honor!
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CYO City Champs

Congratulations to our seventh and eighth grade girls soccer team on winning the CYO City Championship this past weekend. These talented Green Knights not only beat Holy Family 5-1 to take the title, but they also had a perfect, undefeated season! Way to go ladies. We are so proud of you!
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Wizard of Oz 8th Grade Tryouts

Wizard of Oz 8th Grade Tryouts are October 30th in the Music Room and Obrien Hall – If you sing “Happy Birthday” you will get an ensemble role. For a main role sing a show tune, church song or pop music. Our Director, Mrs. Monaghan handles all aspects of the tryouts and selection of roles based on your abilities. Call backs are Friday, November 1st – all students who tried out should attend. Save the performance dates March 6, 7, 8. Questions email spb8thgradeplay@gmail.com
Gr. 4-6-Bowling Party Permission Slip sponsored by pto

Click here to view additional information and to print a copy of the parent permission slip.

Looking Ahead to Halloween

There are so many opportunities for our students to enjoy Halloween. As a school community, we are asking that parents do not send in any candy treats for Grades K-8. We are aware that your children will receive candy in many other places. Should a teacher need help with a Halloween celebration, he or she will give room captains a call for whatever is needed.

Halloween Attire

Students in grades K, 1, & 2 may dress down in orange and black on Thursday, October 31 in order to participate in Student Council Halloween activities taking place in the Jette Gym. Please, no Halloween costumes. Students in grades 3-8 may add orange and black to their uniforms that day.

Babysitting during Parent-Teacher conferences

We will offer babysitting for toddlers through students in grade 3 during Parent-Teacher Conferences on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 3:15-7:15 P.M. Two or three junior high students will be available in the Jansky Learning Center to watch your children while you conference with teachers. Thank you to the junior high students who have volunteered to serve as the babysitters on those evenings!

Veterans Day

CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS: The First Grade cordially invites Veterans and their spouses to celebrate Mass on Monday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. (This is not a school Mass). Following Mass, we hope you would join us in the Parish Life Center for a light breakfast in appreciation for your service. Please RSVP as soon as possible to the school office by calling 440-442-6766 or emailing office@saintpaschal.com.

Grade 8 Class Play

One of the highlights of Eighth Grade at SPB is the Class Play. This year the students will present The Wizard of Oz the weekend of March 6, 7, and 8, 2020. We need your support to raise money for all of the costs associated with production.

Yankee Candle offers two ways to sell: catalog and online.

40% of every sale goes toward the play!


Here is the link for online catalog and online purchasing: www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

The group number for the SPB 8th grade is 999995461. You can shop online, place your order, and receive your products quickly. You support the whole class by placing an order, there is no need to credit a specific student.



contact an 8th grade family and shop with a catalog. We can accept checks this way, and you will receive your order from the student the week of November 18. Our catalog sale is open now, until October 29.

Over 500 quality products available online and new items through the season from Yankee Candle, Calphalon, Coleman, CrockPot, Oster and many more.

These items make great Christmas gifts and host/hostess gifts.

See Beth Mennel for more information,

or if you have any questions. 440-759-4694

or bsmennel@gmail.com

Thank you very much for your support!

Let's give the 8th graders a fantastic experience;

spread some coziness, buy some candles!

Green Knight to Remember Gala

Our Green Knight to Remember Gala is quickly approaching! Do you have your tickets? See the information in today's Communications Folder or click the link below to print a registration form. We hope to see you there. It is going to be a fun (K)night!


Holiday Craft Show-Saturday, November 23

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for our Annual Holiday Craft Show benefiting the Blessed Sacrament Ladies Guild on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the largest fundraiser for the Guild and is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. There will be over 150 craft tables so you'll be sure to find unique gifts for yourself or for that special someone on your holiday shopping list. Please consider volunteering some of your time to help make the day a success. Volunteers also get free admission to the show! Please contact Beth Juelich-Velotta at bethjuelich@yahoo.com with any questions. The following link will take you to our sign up page on SignUpGenius.com


Playground/Lunchroom Volunteer Sign Ups

Thank you, Grade 7 Parents/Guardians, for signing up for October! Most of the beginning of the month is full, but many days at the end of the month are still waiting for volunteers!

The links for November for Grade 6, and December for Grade 5 can be found below. With the holiday season just ahead, we know that you will want to get the dates that work for your busy schedule!

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, Grade 6, Grade 5.

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.

Community News

Schoolbelles Uniform Pants Sale-October 27-28

VASJ Open House Dates and Information

Updated Gilmour High School Admissions Information

Lake Catholic Admissions Information

Junior Olympics Volleyball Tryouts

Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School Open House

Tuesday, October 29, 6:00-8:00pm

All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their families are invited to Ohio’s only 2018 National Blue Ribbon High School of Excellence. On October 29, experience how NDCL’s academic, spiritual, and extracurricular programs prepare students for lives that will transform the world. Learn why you belong at NDCL by joining us at 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024. For more information contact Michael Suso `03, Director of Admissions, at 440-279-1088 or visit ndcl.org/admisssions.aspx.