SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, August 20, 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.


Dear SPB Families,

Thank you to so many of you who have completed the SPB Student (K-8) COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk which must be completed PRIOR to in-person attendance. We ask that you read it thoroughly to fully understand what is being expected of you as parents and that you understand and assume the risks related to COVID-19 and returning to school. This form will not be included in the back to school forms you complete online. You need to complete and submit this separately. You may mail it in or drop it off in the school office from 9:00-3:00 Monday through Thursday. Preschool parents will also be required to sign the SPB Preschool Student COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk PRIOR to in-person attendance.

The school year is upon us and in just a few short days our 65th school year will commence. Our faculty and staff members have been working very hard to prepare a learning environment that is safe and secure while also being warm and welcoming for our students. While things may look different, please know that the love our staff members have for our students is clearly present. Be sure to watch the video below with your child/ren prior to the start of school so that they get a sense of how things might look different.

Parents, we are asking you to partner with us to keep all of our students safe and healthy. How can you help?

  • Conduct daily health checks each morning to assess whether your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of 100 degrees or above.
  • Please keep your child at home if he/she is sick.
  • Update your emergency contacts and make sure you have provided accurate information.
  • Make sure your child has at least two masks each day.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of the items mentioned above.
Each person's vigilance is needed to mitigate risks and to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and faculty/staff. It is imperative that we work together.

We are excited to continue the traditions of academic excellence and faith formation for which Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School is known. Our theme this year is Go Forth and Light Our World. Let us begin this school year the same way we begin every day with our students, grounded in the mission of Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School:

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.

Last but certainly not least, I am so grateful to our amazing maintenance crew who worked tirelessly in the summer heat to make our school SHINE! This was an especially challenging summer as there were so many extra things to do. Whatever we asked of them was done with a smile, even when we had asked them to switch out tables for desks four times in one classroom! None of this would have been possible without them. THANK YOU a million times over to Mr. Jon Detzel, Mr. George Glasney, Mr. Scott Rutti, and Mr. Chris Rutti.

In these final days of summer, let us take time to thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon us and ask Him to keep Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School students, parents, faculty, and staff in his loving care.


Diane Raguz, Principal

Welcome Back
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K-8 COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk

Must be signed BEFORE student returns. You can mail this in or drop it off in the office.

Preschool COVID Policy Acknowl./Assumption of Risk

Must be signed BEFORE student returns. You can mail this in or drop it off in the office.

Faculty Updates

We are happy to announce three additions to our faculty this year:

  • Miss Felice Ferrante will join us as our new fourth grade teacher. Miss Ferrante is a recent graduate of John Carroll University, and she is a parishioner of SPB. Some of our students may know her as she is one of the coaches of the Highland Heights Swim Team. Welcome, Miss Ferrante!
  • Mrs. Nancy Dulzer is not a new face to our school or parish communities, but she is new to our faculty this year. She will serve as the year-long substitute teaching science to our fifth and sixth grade students. We are excited for her to share her love and enthusiasm for science with our students. Welcome, Mrs. Dulzer!
  • Mrs. Rayann Owens has accepted the position as our Health Aide. She brings a world of experience, having been an EMT, a corrections office, a police officer, as well as, a nurse! We are happy to welcome her and know she will be a wonderful addition to our staff!
  • We have selected a candidate for the music position. We will share more about her once her contract is officially signed.

Bus Transportation 2020-2021

We have received the following bus lists:

Mayfield Morning Runs (is also listed on the Mayfield Schools Transportation page)

Mayfield Afternoon Runs (is also listed on the Mayfield Schools Transportation page)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst


If you have any questions about the lists, please contact your district transportation department.

Substitute Help Needed

Are you interested in subbing for Mrs. Lipstreu in the office? Please email her at klipstreu@saintpaschal.com or call the office to speak with her about the position. You will need to participate in Virtus training and have a background check.

Ladies Guild Welcomes New Families

Our Ladies Guild would like to welcome Families New to SPB and New Kindergarten Families to our school. Please take a moment to read their welcome letters above.

8th Grade Parents-We Need YOU!

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:10 am-12:50 pm. 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! 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.

COVID-19 Volunteer Protocol: all recess volunteers are required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked when they arrive at school.

Thank you again for your time and service to the students and teachers of SPB! Simply click on this link to sign up!

Would You Like to be A PTO Room Captain?

The PTO invites you to join the PTO Room Captain Program for your child’s classroom!

We are looking for 2 parents per classroom. This is a simple way to take part in school and PTO activities! If interested, please respond back by emailing Sarah Link at slink1110@gmail.com by Friday September 4th!

PTO Room Captain Responsibilities:

  • Attend PTO meetings (in person or virtually if held via Zoom), they are the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Parish Life Center. ** Don’t worry if you can’t make them all, that’s why there are 2 parents assigned per classroom**

  • Distribute PTO meeting minutes to the rest of the parents in the class

  • Be the “point person” for the teacher to contact if s/he needs something for their class

  • Help organize volunteers that may be needed for room and/or PTO events ( your just the organizer… you don’t have to actually attend all of the events)

  • Help communicate information to the class, possibly by email or class Facebook page.

If interested, please email Sarah Link at slink1110@gmail.com by Friday September 4th with the following info:

Your name

Your phone number

Your email address

Your child’s name

Your child’s grade

Your child’s home room teacher

** Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the PTO Room Captains Program!!!***

PTO Uniform Sale

The PTO Uniform Exchange will take place August 3 - 21 in the Julie BIlliart Room near the office. The doors will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and during Masses on weekends.

Masks are required, and only one family will be permitted in the room at one time to ensure social distancing.

Items with envelopes are for purchase from individual families. Please leave money in labeled envelopes at main table. Please bring cash (preferred) for the various envelopes. Any checks should be made payable to the SPB PTO.

All other items are by donation and at your discretion. Donations go to SPB PTO.

Please bring in your outgrown, gently used, laundered uniform items. Clothing may be dropped off during regular exchange hours and will be sorted/placed out intermittently.

Questions? Contact Colleen Ockenden at CMOckenden@gmail.com

Spirit Wear Store is Open!

It’s time to stock up on your favorite gear and show some SPB Pride! The online Spirit Wear store CLOSES TODAY, August 20th. All items will be delivered to the school, to be brought home with your student, on Friday, August 28th. Visit the Spirit Wear link under Quick Links to place your order! For questions, contact Kristie Krebs at krebs825@gmail.com.

Box Tops are Back!

Did you know scanning or collecting Box Tops is a way to earn money for SPB? Though we are still in uncertain times, box tops are still on some of the items we buy for our household! Please see this info sheet to learn how you can earn money for SPB while you shop. Just scan your virtual or paper receipt within 14 days. Having trouble scanning your receipt or have questions? I will be happy to help!! Maria Patyk majdihp@gmail.com or 216.577.8014