SPB Family Newsletter

Week of September 2, 2019

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.

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Calendar of Events

Monday

Labor Day--No School


Tuesday

Box Tops Dress Down Day

Band Parents Informational Meeting--7:00 pm in O'Brien Hall


Wednesday

All School Mass--9:00 am

PTO Meeting--7:00 pm


Thursday

Magazine Sale Kick-Off--9:00 am

HSPT Test Prep--Grade 8--2:30-4:35 pm

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


Friday


Saturday

Athletic Association Mass/Bonfire

Grade 1 Flash Mass--4:30 pm

Band Parent Information Meeting-Tuesday, September 3

All families of current and returning band members are encouraged to attend to meet Mr. Mandujano, hear information about costs and instrument rentals, and more.
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Calling all Junior High Students!

On Saturday, September 7, the 11th Annual Nick’s Knights Special Needs Football Clinic will take place. This clinic has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we are looking for more junior high students to participate beyond our athletes. This has been such a meaningful experience for our students and one that demonstrates true service. If interested, please RSVP to Joe Carlton at joe.carlton@gmail.com by September 1. Eighth graders can earn service hours for Confirmation for participating in this event.


Details:

Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPB Football Field


Schedule:

12:30 PM – Set up

12:45pm – Registration at football field- located behind the church

1:00pm – Football Skill Stations & Fun Games

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Awards Ceremony, Prizes and Pizza Party

3:00pm – Clean up

Morning Arrival

  • Students arriving by car are not permitted in the building until 7:40 a.m. Remember, if you need to drop off your child earlier, you can enroll him or her in the Before Care program.
  • Make sure your child is ready to leave your car before you stop. If you need to take some time with him or her, park in the parking lot and walk your child over to the school. No child is permitted to walk across the parking lot on his/her own.
  • Remember when children are exiting your car, all should exit on the passenger side for safety reasons.
  • As you leave, please proceed to Blue Ribbon Way (exiting on Wilson Mills) only.
  • Buses have the right of way. Please allow them down the driveway before your car. Often bus drivers will allow cars to go first, but never count on it!
  • Give your child enough time to walk to his/her homeroom. As the weather changes, the car rider line becomes longer and time gets later. Develop the habit of getting here with many minutes to spare!


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as the safety of all of our students is our foremost concern.

Clinic News for Kindergarten, Grade 7, and New Students

We are required to report immunization records to the State Board of Health for all Kindergartners, 7th graders, and students new to Saint Paschal Baylon. If you have not already done so, please send the completed immunization forms to my attention in the Clinic by Friday, September 7.


If you have any questions, please email me or call the clinic at 440-442-6766, ext. 15.


Thank you,

Mrs. Avivah Kupfer

School Nurse

Playground/Lunchroom Volunteer Sign Ups

The links to sign up for playground/lunchroom supervision for parents/guardians of students in Grades 7-8 are now live!


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. 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 8 or Grade 7

Robotics Team Parent Volunteer

Do you have experience with robotics? We are looking for a parent volunteer to help with our robotics team (grades 6-8) that competes in the diocesan X-STREAM Games on April 4, 2020. Last year was our first year having the team, and we would like to see it continue and thrive. The team uses VEX IQ Robotics kits, and we will be ordering the new challenge set for this year. The team plans to meet after school from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays once or twice a month beginning in October and concluding with the X-STREAM Games in April. If interested, please email Mrs. Iryna Kulick, our junior high science teacher, at iklulick@saintpaschal.com or Ms. Diane Raguz, Principal, at draguz@saintpaschal.com.

2019 Walk-a-Thon for Catholic Education

It's time again for our annual PTO Walk-a-Thon FUNdraiser. This fun activity for the entire school will be held on Friday, October 18th. Your Family Envelope can be found in today's communication folder, and our online donation portal should be up and running soon! Take a minute to read through the family information section in your packets and consider supporting this awesome fund (and fun) raising event. Please turn in all money and paperwork by Monday, September 9 for your bonus Dress Down passes! Let's make this our most successful Walk-a-Thon yet!

PTO Information

We would love for you to be involved with PTO! Your involvement makes a big impact on the school and in your child’s life! Please join us next Wednesday September 4th for our first meeting of the year!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Heinen’s Education Program:

Last year, St. Paschal Baylon PTO earned $2,304 from Heinen’s Teaming Up for Education Program. Heinen’s donates 1% of your purchases from September to April back to SPB; all you have to do is sign up and use your Tasteful Rewards card each time you shop. Remember, each year every family needs to re-sign up and select St. Paschal Baylon. You can select SPB a few ways: by logging into your online Tasteful Rewards account, stopping by the Customer Service Counter at Heinen’s, or calling Customer Relations at 1-855-475-2300 ext 2337. Please sign up and encourage your family and friends to do the same so that PTO can continue to provide funding for technology and other resources for our students. This is an easy way to earn money for our school while you do your regular grocery shopping. Thank you!

Save the Dates 2019/2020

· Walk a Thon – October 18, 2019

· Game Knight – April 4, 2020

· PTO meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month

Altar Server Training

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to become an altar server by attending the training sessions on the following Tuesdays: October 15, 22, 29, & November 5 with installation on Sunday, November 10 at the 10 a.m. Mass.


Sessions will be after school until 3:30 p.m. in the church. All in training should watch the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kYrNeuzX4&app=desktop


Please register with our coordinator, Kathryn Mailer <solonkat@yahoo.com>

A Question from Your Parish

Our parish has been having a survey this summer and would like your feedback too!


What Mass Time would be helpful for you? (i.e. Saturday @ X:XX or Sunday @ X:XX)


Please email your survey response to: jtlanesss@gmail.com. THANK YOU!!!