SPB Family Newsletter

April 6, 2023

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

Easter Break--April 7-16

Monday, April 17

Classes Resume

Grades 5 & 6 Operation Keepsake

Rugrats Track--2:30-3:45 pm

Tuesday, April 18

Grades 5 & 6 Operation Keepsake

STEM Club Meeting--2:30-3:30 pm

New Altar Server Training--2:30-3:30 pm

Finance Council Meeting--7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 19

All School Mass--9:00 am

Grades 5 & 6 Operation Keepsake

Power of the Pen State Practice--2:30-3:30 pm

Navigating the HS Application Process--7:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, April 20

2022 Walk-a-Thon T-shirt Dress Down Day

Grades 5 & 6 Operation Keepsake

Faculty Meeting--2:30-4:00 pm

HSPT Practice Testing for Grade 7--2:30-5:35 pm

Children's Choir Rehearsal--3:30-4:30 pm

Rugrats Track at MHS--5:45-6:45 pm

Friday, April 21

Grades 5 & 6 Operation Keepsake

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School Calendar for 2023-2024

Below you will find the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you for your patience as we awaited approval from the Office of Catholic Education of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Harvest for Hunger

Thank you for your donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We collected $1200 and 259 pounds of food. Your support ensures the food bank can provide much needed food to hungry families, children and seniors throughout community. We are grateful for your kind support and generosity.

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Ladies Guild Family Service Night THANK YOU!

The Ladies Guild hosted our Annual Holy Week Lenten Family Service Night on Tuesday, April 4 and it was a huge success! With over 50 volunteers throughout the evening, we were able to decorate and fill 250 breakfast bags for the Ronald McDonald House and make approximately 10 fleece blankets. There were numerous donations of pet supplies for the Geauga Rescue Village and an incredible amount of books donated for the Kids Book Bank. The Ladies Guild is very grateful for all who came to volunteer their time and donations!

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School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) welcomes you to apply for a spot on the SAC for the 2023-2024 school year. The SAC is a consultative group that serves as a sounding board and advises the Principal and Pastor on various areas related to the school. Members of the Council must be parishioners of the Church and/or parents of children enrolled in the school. The SAC is looking for three new members. Applications are available on the school website under the Parents tab or HERE and are due by Tuesday, April 18. Applicants will be voted on during the April meeting and will be announced following selection. Thank you for your interest! All questions should be directed to Allison Spinos at allison@greenspacecs.com or Sarah Echan at sarahechan1982@gmail.com.

Navigating the High School Application Process

Parents of sixth and seventh-grade students are invited to an informational meeting and panel discussion entitled "Navigating the High School Application Process" on Wednesday, April 19 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Eymard Room. If you are thinking about a Catholic or independent high school for your child, you may want to attend this session that will briefly cover open houses, shadowing, applications, entrance exams, tutoring, and finances. There will be a short presentation followed by a panel discussion with current eighth-grade parents sharing their experiences and knowledge of the process. We hope to see you there!

New Altar Server Training

Training of new altar servers begins on Tuesday, April 18, 2:30 pm in church. Also on April 25 (student led with parents), May 2, 9 & 16. Installation of new servers is during Spring Fling Mass, Sunday, May 21, 10:30 am. Contact Kathryn Mailer to register: katmailer416@gmail.com

SPRING FLING....WE NEED YOU! Earn a dress down pass!

Our annual Spring Fling is right around the corner, and we need your help! The success of our festival depends greatly on our volunteers. This is our time to shine as a parish community. Please commit to work for 1 to 2 shifts over the May 18th-21st weekend. We promise you will have a ball! A DRESS DOWN PASS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY STUDENT WHOSE PARENTS SIGN UP AND WORK A SHIFT THAT WEEKEND. The dress down passes can be used on any ONE day the week following Spring Fling, May 22-26. CLICK HERE!
spring fling volunteer sign-up

Work a shift at Spring Fling and earn a dress down day for your child/ren to be used any one day during the week of May 22-26.

Spring Fling Festival Raffle Ticket Drawings

Have you sent in your family's Spring Fling Raffle Tickets yet? Congratulations to the Sutton Family, our first "early bird" drawing winner!

Family Kindness Festival

Experience the Magic of Kindness at the Family Kindness Festival sponsored by Senders Pediatrics! The Family Kindness Festival will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Beachwood High School. Please refer to the information below. Advanced registration is encouraged by clicking here or scanning the QR code. Join other families for a magical afternoon that brings kids and parents together to have fun, do good, and be kind—all at the same time!

Playground Volunteers Needed-Kindergarten to Grade 2

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:10 am-12:55 pm. There are many, many time slots open! We are so grateful for the help!

Grade 1 families are asked to volunteer in April, and Kindergarten and anyone who would like to help in May/June.

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.

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 1, Kindergarten

Our sincere thanks to the following parents who were able to help during the month of March: Mrs. Lisa Kane, Mr. John Kane, Mrs. Jamie DeSanto, Mrs. Grace Powell, Mrs. Janelle Puntel, Mrs. Kate Herberth, Mrs. Jacque Ina, Mrs. Julie Seline, Mr. Tony Dolenc, Mrs. Nancy Dolenc, Mrs. Kim Santagata, Mrs. Vicki Urbas, Mrs. Silvia Mbonye, Mrs. Gina Quagliata, Mr. Dave Seline, Mrs. Megan Buchter, Mr. Greg Baitt, Mrs. Michel Baitt, Mrs. Abby Reinier, Mrs. Amber Lupardus, Mrs. Joni Ribic, Mrs. Janelle Puntel, Mrs. Christina Reeber, Mrs. Nicole Konyecsni, Mrs. Victoria Zalik.

Extended Day Announcement

Please mark your calendars with the following dates when Extended Day WILL NOT be in session.


June 2, 2023 (last day of school)

Camp Invention 2023

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity at Camp Invention®! This nationally acclaimed grades 1-6 program comes to Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School from June 12-16 with all-new, hands-on STEM fun. Register using SUM25 by 3/30 at invent.org/mylocalcamp to save $25!

Bus Transportation for 2023-2024 School Year

Families of students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 are asked to check the various district links below regarding bus transportation for the 2023-2024 school year. In some cases, parents/guardians are required to REQUEST transportation for their child through their district.

Mayfield Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to MAY; however parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

Richmond Heights Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to RH; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to SEL.)

Willoughby-Eastlake Transportation (Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School will provide a list of enrolled students to W-E; however, parents MUST request transportation using the link.)