SPB Family Newsletter
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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
Monday, May 25 - No school - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26-Friday, May 29 - Optional Virtual Field Day activities available all week (see information further down in this newsletter)
Wednesday, May 27 - Last day of instruction
Thursday, May 28 - Virtual Kindergarten Graduation
Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 - These two days will be used for students to finish any remaining work and for teachers to meet with students as needed.
Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3 - These three days will be used for drive by pick up of items left in classrooms and drop off of textbooks, devices, instruments, etc.
Tuesday, June 2 - Eighth Grade Graduation
Wednesday, June 3 - Virtual Pass It On and Promotion Blessing
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We are completing our last full week of distance learning, and I believe I am hearing a collective sigh of relief. This is certainly not the way we would have predicted our school year to end when we began back in August, but I am grateful for everyone pulling together to make it as successful as possible. On Monday, you should have received an email from the office regarding the pick up and drop off of materials at the beginning of June. Please email or call the school office if you have any questions.
I know that you have questions about next school year. The Diocese of Cleveland established a Fall 2020 Task Force comprised of the diocesan leadership team as well as principals from various schools across the diocese. They have been meeting regularly to provide guidance based on directives from Governor DeWine and information from the Ohio Department of Education. They are preparing for different scenarios based on how things progress in terms of the virus. They hope to have recommendations soon.
Thank you for all that you are doing for your children and working with us during this time!
Diane Raguz, Principal
Academic Awards 2020
Clinic News-Medication Pick Up
Science Fair News
Field Day/Spirit Day 2020
Diocese of Cleveland Sponsored
Field Day/Spirit Day 2020 - #docletsfielddaytogether
The PE Teachers from over 40 schools across the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland have put together a fun event for all school families to participate in. Field Day/Spirit Day 2020 will be held May 26-29, 2020. All activities are available at dioceseofcleveland.org/fieldday.
If you want to participate, please go to the website above and pick out one (or more) field day type activities from different schools across the diocese. Please wear Saint Paschal Baylon gear and take pictures or short videos of you and your families participating in these activities.
Send your pictures/videos to Mrs. Sarosy at email@example.com.
Hot Lunch Accounts
2019-2020 yearbooks will be available in the fall. The cost of a standard yearbook is $20.00. There are options to upgrade your yearbook at an additional cost if you choose this option. If you would like to purchase a yearbook use the link below. The link will be open until approximately Friday, July 3. Please order your yearbook today!
Yearbook ID code: 11585720
Bible Camp 2020: The One We Did Virtually!
Welcome to the first-ever virtual Bible Camp 2020: The One We Did Virtually! Because we have so many great role models who did great things in quarantine, why should our kids do anything differently! St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church is committed to continuing our mission of spreading God's love for His children, and nothing will hold us back! For more information, click here: https://forms.gle/LuoM4h5KSZttGc4t6
Bible Camp is open to anyone in Preschool through Grade 4. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD IN GRADES 5-8 AND ARE INTERESTED IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE CAMP, PLEASE LET MS. MICKOL KNOW! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Evamarie Mickol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Dani Alan
Mrs. Kathleen Battaglia
Wilson Reading Program
Mrs. Katie Klick
Ms. Evamarie Mickol
Pre-K to Grade 3
Mrs. Moira Popelka
Reading and Writing
Mrs. Elizabeth Uzzo
Mrs. Amanda Woletz
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 Two consideration is June 1, 2020.
Click on the links below for additional information:
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!
Athletic Association News
St. Paschal Baylon Knights Athletics – Fall Sports
We hope everyone is doing the best they can in this new environment. For St. Paschal Baylon sports, we are preparing for a fall season to take place. However, we are in a lot of unknown. We prefer to not charge for registration at this point, as we understand the impact of COVID-19 is different across families. Currently, we are asking for a level of interest for all fall sports in the form of pre-registration. Once we get better details from our governor, and CYO we can open up for formal registration, and collect fees.
As you know, a lot of work goes into prepping for the fall season. We would like to know the level of interest for your child(ren) in fall sports by filling out the form here: https://forms.gle/CVnLKnLatQPxCArt7
You will need to fill out the form for each child independently.
ATHLETICS CAN USE YOUR HELP
Coaches - We will need coaches for third grade volleyball, and first grade flag football. Anyone interested please reach out
Athletic’s Leadership - We have a lot of parents of our graduating 8 graders who are leaving their positions within SPBAA. Open roles include:
Cross Country Commissioner
Flag Football Commissioner
Girls Basketball Commissioner
Question on any of this, please reach out to Joe Carlton - email@example.com
A reminder from John Wooden as we go through these times - “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
Go Green Knights!
Schoolbelles Uniforms Needs Your Feedback
We received the following information from Schoolbelles:
I hope you and your families are healthy and safe.
We are discussing the changes to how orders will be placed later this summer, anticipating that our stores are not going to be utilized as much, or maybe not even at all. To help us prepare for the new "normal", here is a link to a survey to ask our customers how they are planning to order uniforms for the back-to-school season. If our stores are not going to be used as much or at all, we will be prepared to increase our phone order and main warehouse shipping capacity.
Please use this link, https://conta.cc/2Z8IbF9 , to give your feedback.
Thank you for your help in this matter, stay safe.