SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, September 3, 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



Labor Day--No School



School Mass-Grades 5/6--9:00 am


Magazine Sale Begins



Athletic Association Mass--4:30 pm

Welcome, New Families!

We extend our warmest welcome to the new families and students entering grades 1-8 this year! They are:

  • Mr. David Schiciano and Ms. Janet Schiciano and daughter Olivia (Grade 2)
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Peko and sons Jacob (Grade 2) and Joseph (Kindergarten)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Still and daughter Olivia (Grade 3)
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Moon and daughter Gabriella (Grade 3)
  • Dr. and Dr. Robier Aguillon and son Camilo (Grade 3)
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D'Angelo and son Liam (Grade 4
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sanson and son Michael (Grade 4)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fritzgerald and son Anthony (Grade 7)

We also welcome Toby Dicus (grade 5) who will be joining his older brothers at SPB this year! We are all very happy that you are a part of the SPB family!

Welcome Back

Opening School Reminders

Have you remembered to:
  • Replenish or set up your child's hot lunch account?
  • Send in your child's Milk Fee of $45.00?
  • Grades 5-8: send in a check for $30.00 for Chromebook insurance?
  • Mark your calendar to attend the Virtual Parent Open House (Grades K-8) TONIGHT!
  • Send in registration forms and fees for Before Care and/or After Care?

Kindly remember that drop off of forgotten lunches, snacks, water bottles, homework, Chromebooks, etc. is not permitted at this time. Students are permitted to borrow a Chromebook from the Jansky Learning Center, and we have water bottles, snacks, and hot lunch available daily. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Welcome to Our New Faculty Members!

Governor's Thomas Edison Award

This past Monday, we were notified by The Ohio Academy of Science that our school has been awarded the prestigious Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research for the NINTH YEAR IN A ROW! SPB was one of 37 K-12 schools in Ohio (and the only east side school in the diocese) to receive this award. In an email from Michael Woytek, Executive Director of The Ohio Academy of Science, he wrote, "Clearly, your school is committed to teaching beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom and pushing the limits of experiential learning. Scientific research and technological design can only be learned by doing. Thank you for nurturing Ohio's next generation of STEM talent by helping them develop critical skills like problem-solving, teamwork, collaboration, and communications." Here is the official press release. What a way to kick off the year!

Uniform Reminder

All students in K-8 will be permitted to wear their gym uniform to school from August 26-September 11. On days that they do not have gym class, students are permitted to wear school appropriate shorts and an SPB t-shirt. If you do not have an SPB t-shirt, we ask that you wear a school appropriate t-shirt. No sandals, Crocs, or flip flops are permitted.

School Picture Day

School picture day is Tuesday, September 15. An order form is being sent home with your child today. However, there is no need to send in a paper order this year. Online orders may be made by visiting mylifetouch.com, using our picture day ID: EVTCZ6PN6. If you choose not to order online, please fill out the order form completely, including EXACT payment, and return to school on picture day. Enclose cash, money order, or check made payable to LIFETOUCH. The photographer will not make change.

If your child is a simultaneous learner, we are setting aside 1:00-2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15 if you wish to bring your child in for school pictures. Simply ring the bell and you will be admitted to go directly to the Eymard Room to have their picture taken. You may also wait until re-take day on Tuesday, October 27. Order online or complete a picture day form at that time.

Simultaneous Learner Material Pick Up

Families who have simultaneous learners are invited to stop by on Friday, September 4 to pick up and drop off materials. Many teachers have necessary materials provided for the students and there is also a communication folder available with picture day materials. The hours for pick up/drop off are 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please ring the bell and you will be admitted to get your materials from the table just inside the doors. Thank you.

Message from Father Lane

VIDEO HELP: We are preparing for our new camera and videotaping system in the church for Masses and other events held in the church. If you would like to run the cameras or be part of the production, please contact George Peko @ psr@saintpaschal.com or Father Lane, SSS @ jtlanesss@gmail.com. We would appreciate a regular team to join the two already in place at the Saturday 4:30 PM Mass and during the day for Funeral Mass broadcasts.

GUARINO’S APPRECIATION DAY: Guarino’s in Little Italy, 12309 Mayfield Road, will be hosting a Saint Paschal Baylon Appreciation day at the restaurant on Tuesday, September 8. I miss seeing you all on Monday nights for our take-out meals. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather here in the garden (so pray for nice weather). Please make a reservation through Rachel at 216-650-4582 for lunch or dinner. $10 pasta at the restaurant with a portion of the proceeds going back to the church. Additional charge for salad, soup, alcoholic beverages, and gratuity. We are grateful to Guarino’s for how they supported SPB – and they are grateful for how we supported them during this challenging time to be in business. Let’s celebrate this together!

God bless you! You are in my prayers.

--Father Lane sss

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7th & 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 the following links to sign up: Grade 8, Grade 7

Ladies Guild First Meeting

Please join us for a Ladies Guild Zoom Meeting next Thursday, September 10th at 7:30pm for the first Ladies Guild meeting of the year! Details in the link below:


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!!!***

Box Tops Dress Down Days are HERE!

Happy Back-to-School SPB! Box Tops are also back! Our 1st box top dress down days are just around the corner. Our next Box Tops Dress Down Day is Monday, September 14! Please read this program information and info sheet for more information. Use this collection sheet to submit paper copies or send virtual Box Tops to me, Maria Patyk 216.577.8014 or majdihp@gmail.com. Thank you!