SPB Family Newsletter

Week of September 9, 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.

Calendar of Events

MAP Testing Begins this Week


Grade 1 Flash Mass--4:30 pm


Box Tops Dress Down Day

DARE-Grades 3 & 6


Individual Picture Day


All School Mass--9:00 am

Mad Science Assembly--Kindergarten-Grade 4--10:00 am

Robotics Club Informational Meeting--2:30-3:30pm

Sacramental Preparation Opening Meeting--7:00 pm


DARE--Grade 6

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

Ladies Guild Wine and Cheese Social/Meeting--7:00 pm in Eymard Room


Student Council Representative Elections

A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

It was so wonderful to see so many of you at our Parent Open House last week! As I mentioned in my introduction, that evening was one of the first opportunities for us to build a positive relationship between home and school. Thank you for seeing the value in that evening.

I encourage you to read the letter regarding MAP testing that can be found here or in today's communication folder. To prepare your child, be sure he/she gets enough sleep each night and eats a healthy breakfast each morning. I would encourage him/her to bring along a healthy snack to eat and water to drink during the day. All of these things will help your children as they prepare to take the tests each day. The MAP testing window is from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 27.

God bless,

Ms. Diane Raguz

Welcome, New Staff members!

Interested in being a library volunteer?

Thank you to the parents who have started helping out in the library! We are still looking for some additional help. Our library volunteers read to students, help students select books, sort and shelve books, etc. It's a wonderful way to get involved. Library volunteers must be Virtus trained and have a current BCII check. If interested, please email Ms. Raguz at draguz@saintpaschal.com . Volunteers are needed on the following days and times:

  • Mondays-10:20-11:20 a.m. (LIbrary/STEM block for 1B-Miss Martinson's class)
  • Tuesdays-9:30-11:00 a.m. (Library for Jr. K and Library/STEM block for 2B-Mrs. Braun's class)
  • Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th weeks)-8:45-11:20 a.m.-Preschool and Library/STEM block for KB-Mrs. Alan's class)
  • Thursdays-9:30-11:40 a.m.(Library/STEM block for 3A-Mrs. Uzzo's class and KA-Mrs. Mickol's class)
  • Thursdays-1:20-1:50 p.m. (Library for 5B-Mrs. Popelka's class)

Cub Scouts Sign Up "Knight"

Does your child enjoy camping, hiking or fishing? How about building race cars and model rockets that can launch into the air? If so, then come join Cub Scouts at Saint Paschal Baylon Church TONIGHT, Thursday, September 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in O'Brien Hall. Come see what Cub Scouts are all about. There will also be a rock climbing wall set up for all to climb. Boys and girls in grades 1-5 are welcome to join!

Robotics and STEM Club News

Robotics Club

There will be an organizational meeting for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students interested in joining the Robotics Club after school on Wednesday, September 11 in the Jansky Learning Center from 2:35-3:00 PM. Students will learn about our robotics program and get instructions about how to apply for membership. Please be aware that there are factors that limit club membership to twenty-five students, and attendance at this meeting does not guarantee membership in the club.


The deadline for submitting an application for the junior high STEM Club is tomorrow, September 6, 2019. The form requires signatures from the student, a parent, and last year's science or math teacher. Students will be notified about their membership next week.

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.

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

Blue Mass-Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, October 2 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, we will celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels and honor society's "guardian angels.'" The all school Mass will be dedicated to the men and women who work to protect us--our police officers, our firefighters, and our first responders. We would like to invite all parents and parishioners who work in those fields to attend the Blue Mass, celebrate the Liturgy with us, and receive a special blessing. We ask that you complete the RSVP form below so that we have an idea of the number attending. The entire Saint Paschal Baylon School family would love to see you there. We are truly thankful for the support of the Highland Heights police and fire departments, and for all men and women who serve their communities. God bless you all!

2019 Walk-a-Thon for Catholic Education

There's still time to get your bonus dress down pass! Return your completed Walk-a-Thon Family Envelope and pledge money by next Monday, September 9th, and receive a dress down pass for every K-8 SPB student in your family. Thank you for your support of this awesome fundraiser for our school and students!

Calling all Ladies

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Guild invites you to our annual Wine and Cheese Social and Meeting, Thursday, September 12 starting with a social at 7:00 pm in the Eymard Room. Meeting at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

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:


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

Parish News

Monday Night – Sexuality, Christian Love & Church Living

Each month our Spiritual Formation Commission offers various programs for our continuing education and formation as Catholic Christians. Symbolon – is the adult formation program we have been using as part of our pastoral plan. Monday at 7 p.m. in the KAZEL ROOM (park in the new SSS Horseshoe Parking Lot) we will look at finding total, committed, unconditional love. Unable to attend here, you may attend at Saint Clare, our cluster parish, Thursday, September 12, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Room.