SPB Family Newsletter

Week of January 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.

Calendar of Events

MAP Testing January 6-January 24, 2020

Scholastic Book Fair This Week


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--No School


Student Council Meeting--2:30-3:30 pm

Ski/Snowboard Club

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


Breakfast of Champions--8:30 am

All School Mass--9:00 am

Signing Angels Practice--2:30-3:45 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 Girl Scout Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm

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

Preschool Open House--6:30 pm


Science Fair

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

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


Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass--10:00 am

Open House--After Mass

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

In a little over a week, we will kick off Catholic Schools Week 2020 with Mass on Sunday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. Following Mass, join us for our Open House, the Athletic Association Pancake Breakfast, and the Scholastic Book Fair. The theme from last year continues: "Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed." Our Open House is for current parents as well as prospective parents, so please invite a family member or friend who might be interested in our school. Don't forget we have a New Student Referral Program where you can earn a $100 tuition credit next year for new students who enroll. Thank you to those who have already filled out a referral, and we look forward to sharing what makes SPB such an amazing school and parish community with prospective students and families!

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is a busy but exciting week for our students, faculty/staff, and families. It is an opportunity for our school as well as Catholic schools across the country to celebrate our students, our families, and our school. Be sure to check out the CSW Calendar of Events, and we hope that you will be able to join us at one of the Masses, our Open House, Science Fair Awards, or the fourth grade Wax Museum. We are thankful that you value Catholic education!

Peace and blessings,

Diane Raguz, Principal

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Preschool/Kindergarten Registration

Preschool and kindergarten registration packets for the 2020-2021 school year are being sent home today, so please be on the lookout for them in your child's bag. Our preschool tends to fill very quickly, so it is imperative that you return the packet as soon as possible to ensure a space is reserved for your child. Completed applications, along with the registration fee, will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.

Additionally, if you have another child you would like to enroll for preschool or kindergarten for 2020-2021, please contact the school office at office@saintpaschal.com to request a registration packet. Thank you for your cooperation.

Save These Dates!

Preschool Open House: If you are interested in enrolling your child/ren in our Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool, mark Thursday, January 23 on your calendar! The preschool team will be presenting information on all of our preschool programs beginning at 6:30 pm in the Eymard Room of the Family Life Center. The opportunity to see the classrooms will be available to all. Our preschool fills up quickly, so you won’t want to miss this event. You may call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com to register for the meeting.

All School Open House: All are welcome, seasoned parents and prospective parents, to our Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sunday, January 26 after the 10:00 am Mass. Information for new families will be available during this open house. For answers to your questions call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com. New families will be entered into the free registration drawing taking place on Thursday.

Kindergarten Sneak Peek & Grades1-8 Grade 8 (new enrollment) Q&A: On Thursday, January 30 at 8:30 am, new families interested in our kindergarten or in transferring child/ren to our school are invited to our Sneak Peek event with our Kindergarten staff and a Q&A session with our administrative team. Join us for a light brunch, a tour of the school, and an opportunity to win a free registration worth $225. Please call the school office or email us at office@saintpaschal.com.

New Student Referral Program-$100 Tuition Credit

It's that time of year! Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place soon, 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


Catholic Schools Week 2020

We will be Celebrating our Nation during Catholic Schools Week on Thursday, January 30th. One way we would like to do this is by honoring our active military members during morning prayer.

Please send us the names of friends or family members who are currently serving our country in the United States Armed Forces so that we can honor them. Our broadcast booth announcers will read these names during prayer, and we will also have them displayed on our green screen.

Names can be sent to Mrs. Klepcyk at sklepcyk@saintpaschal.com by Tuesday, January 28th. Thank you!

Catholic Schools Week 2020 Calendar of Events

Click here to see what is happening each day during CSW

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Rev. John Thomas Lane, SSS, Selected as the 2020 Distinguished Graduate

We are proud to announce that our very own Reverend John Thomas Lane, SSS, will be honored this year as the Distinguished Graduate of 2020. Father Lane is a graduate of the SPB Class of 1979 and has served as our pastor since 2009. Father Lane is the son of parishioners John and Jo Ann Lane, and he was ordained in 1992. His accomplishments are many and his contributions to our parish and school as well as the Church are significant. In addition to his duties as pastor and Local Superior and Consultor of the St. Ann Province, Father Lane is a published author, a musician, and a national workshop presenter.

Father Lane was nominated by Mrs. Beth Mennel, the Distinguished Graduate of 2018, and was chosen by the Distinguished Graduate Committee from the nominations received. Father Lane will receive his award at the closing Catholic Schools Week Mass on Friday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m. Please join us to congratulate him on this honor.

Science Fair News

The annual SPB science fair will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020, in the Father Peter Julian Eymard Room. We are in need of judges for this fair. Judges can be teachers and professionals in all areas of health and science. If you are interested in helping, please let Mrs. Kulick know at ikulick@saintpaschal.com Judging is expected to begin at 5 PM.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be Tuesday, January 21 through Sunday, January 26. This is always a great event at Saint Paschal Baylon, and parent volunteers help to make this book fair a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the button below to sign up. Thank you in advance for your help!
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteer Link

Click here to sign up for one or more time slots.

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 link for January for Grade 4 and February for Grade 3 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 4, Grade 3.

Our sincere thanks to the Grade 5 moms, dads, and grandparents who braved the December cold to help in December: Mrs. Kristi Apelt, Mrs. Kathy Andru, Mrs. Michelle Selby, Mrs. Paula Metz, Mrs. Molly Kane, Mrs. Erica Majernik, Mrs. Clare Taricska, Mrs. Sarah Link, Ms. Julie Tragon Mr. Sean Vogley, Mrs. Janelle Keifer, Mr. Tom Smiley, and Mr. Dan Reginelli.

Father-Daughter Snowball Dance

Fathers and Daughters, please join us for our annual Father-Daughter Dance on Saturday, January 18th in O'Brien Hall! Tickets are on sale now! Enjoy a special evening of dancing, dinner, desserts, and pictures. Download your ticket order form here. If you have purchased tickets already, they will be sent home in Thursday's Communication folder!

Any questions, please contact Ms. Mickol at emickol@saintpaschal.com. Please RSVP by the 17th so we have enough food. You can pay at the door if needed! This dance is open to anyone! All proceeds are to benefit our Youth Group! Thank you for your support!

Ms. Evamarie Mickol

+ Kindergarten Teacher

Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

+ Director of Youth Ministry

Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic Church

Track Coaches Wanted

CYO spring sports season is right around the corner. We are looking for coaches to support our 3rd-8th grade Track program. We typically practice 2 or 3 evenings per week with meets usually Sunday afternoons at 1pm. If interested or know anyone interested please email Kim Weybrecht at jayandkim25@sbcglobal.net.

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

BLESS OUR CANDLES AT ALL THE MASSES – February 1/2 – Feast of the Presentation of the LORD (Bring your candles to Mass, keep them in the bags, then we will sprinkle and bless them during the Introductory Rites of the Mass.)

THROATS BLESSING – Monday, February 3:

o 8:30 a.m. with the school students around the baptismal font

o 9:00 a.m. during the Mass

o 11:30 a.m. during the Mass (in the Saint Ann Shrine)

o 12:15 p.m. during the Mass (in OLBS – Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

o 6:30 p.m. to begin PSR in the narthex of the Family Life Center (FLC)

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

Free Screening of How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger in the Parish Life Center on January 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm.

This event is a free screening of Dr. Michael Greger’s 2016 presentation, “How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.” "In his rally cry of a talk, Dr. Michael Greger, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker, outlines the best evidence-based diet based on the latest in peer-reviewed science that can not only help improve overall health but can also reverse effects of common diseases such as heart disease, a number one killer among North Americans. Drawing parallels between how we dealt with smoking in the past to how we’re dealing with nutrition today, this talk will have you reaching for more plant based food options and not asking ‘where’s the beef?’." - Ideacity ​

The presentation will be followed by a short trivia game.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Michael Greger will not be present at this event, but it is supported by NutritionFacts.org. ​​

To register or for other questions call Colleen @440.655.1433.