SPB Family Newsletter

Week of February 17, 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


President's Day--No School


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

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

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

Grade 2--First Reconciliation--7:00 pm


Grades 7/8 GCCTM Practice--during recess

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

Faculty Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm



Application & Enrollment Agreement for 2020-2021 Due Today

Grades 1-3--Dental Presentations

Grade 6 Field Trip--Cleveland Museum of Art

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

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


Grade 3 Flash Mass--10:00 am

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

Be sure to mark your calendars for our annual Education Fair on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.! Members of our School Advisory Council have been busy planning for this special event. View student projects from across grade levels and subject areas, speak to our teachers and administrators, catch up with other families, and enjoy this celebration of learning. Don't forget to show your school spirit by wearing green and gold. Stay tuned to find out our theme this year!

Also, please remember to complete and submit your family's Enrollment Agreement and registration fees by Friday, February 21, 2020. This is appreciated as we make plans for next school year. Thank you.

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

Our Principals for a Day!

Ashley and Taylor Kluk took over the leadership reins from Ms. Raguz and Mrs. Klepcyk one day last week. As acting principals for the day, they greeted students at the door, did video announcements, took a few phone calls, and enjoyed a casual lunch with friends. Of course, a principal's morning would not be complete without taking a brief coffee break with the office team. Things magically ran very smoothly that day. The girls made an executive decision this granting a free pink and red dress down day for all students for Valentine's Day on February 14! Thank you, girls!

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!

The Wizard Of Oz Coming to St. Paschal BAYLON
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Wizard of Oz Fundraiser

Attention all donut lovers! Krispy Kreme donuts will be sold this weekend after Masses by the 8th graders. Please help our students defray the cost of their 8th-grade play, The Wizard of Oz, showing March 6th-8th in O'Brien Hall.

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 a few 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.

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


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 below or 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

Grades 6-8 Volunteer Opportunity

ATTENTION 6th, 7th, and 8th GRADERS: The Ladies Guild is in need of volunteers during the Spring Craft and Trade Show. Shifts are Friday, and Saturday morning, lunchtime, and afternoon (March 13-14)! Thank you in advance for your time! * 6th and 7th graders, you will receive a Box Top Day Dress Down Pass, but may NOT submit this activity for Confirmation Service Hours next year. No dress down for 8th graders, unless you don't need Service Hours. Sign-up with paper form found in this week's communication folder or online at: https://signup.com/go/mQdamzd Contact Colleen Grossner with questions (colleen@fresh-you.com or 440-655-1433).


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.