SPB Family Newsletter

Thursday, October 29, 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


Box Tops Dress Down Day


Box Tops Dress Down Day


School Mass-Grades 3/4--9:00 am

Romeo's Pizza Fundraiser--4:00-8:00 pm

PTO Virtual Meeting--7:00 pm



Walk-a-Thon 2020

Halloween Dress Down Tomorrow!

While parents will not be coming in to help with Halloween this year, teachers are still planning activities for the day. As a school community, we are asking that parents do not send in any candy treats for grades K-8. Should a teacher need help with something for Halloween, he or she will reach out to parents for whatever is needed. We will also play the always popular Halloween Bingo using our broadcast booth Friday afternoon.

Halloween Attire

All students may dress down in orange and black on Friday, October 30. Please, no Halloween costumes.

Green Knight of the Quarter

Jessica Mance is an eighth grader who was selected as our first Green Knight for the year! As many teachers shared, Jessica seems to be the perfect choice as our first Green Knight. Her positive attitude, compassion, and kindhearted nature certainly stand out. Mrs. Peko wrote, “I would like to nominate Jessica Mance for Green Knight of the quarter. Jessica is a ray of sunshine. She is always so positive. When she walks through the classroom door, she greets her teachers with a smile. She is enthusiastic and always willing to share stories with those around her...She includes all of her classmates and never leaves anyone out. She demonstrates her faith through her kindness and actions. She stands up for what she believes in. She is polite and warm. Jessica is also hardworking. She perseveres through any issue and never gives up, whether it's a math problem or a real-life issue. Her positivity, tenacity, and compassion are traits that make her a Noble Green Knight. Anyone who talks to Jessica will have a better day because of her.”

Jessica’s family consists of her mom Jacqueline and her husband Mark, her dad Fred and his wife Jamie, and her siblings Danny, Charlotte, Lilly, Patricia, Meghan, and Ryan. When asked what kind of things she enjoys doing with her family, Jessica responded, “We love to play outside on the trampoline.” Jessica has many activities that she enjoys. Her interests range from playing volleyball, to singing, painting and writing. Jessica’s favorite subject is history because it is very interesting to her, and she would like to possibly pursue a career as a junior high or high school teacher in the future. When asked why her family thinks that Jessica is a Green Knight, her brother Danny responded, “Because she gives the best hugs!” Mr. Mance shared that Jessica is sweet, caring and thoughtful. Her mom commented that Jessica is always willing to try new things, and Jessica’s sisters said she always includes them and plays with them.

When describing Jessica, Father Lane said, “What a great witness of her faith - always with a song in her heart and on her lips!” Miss Martinson shared that Jessica has grown into a kind, helpful, and positive young lady. Mrs. Mickol said, “It’s truly a blessing to have Jessica as one of our most active members of Youth Group. She is always willing to share her faith, open and unafraid to discuss how God has a huge part in her life...It’s been such a joy to watch how God has been leading her in her faith journey!” Finally, Mr. Martin shared, “Any high school will be happy to receive her, and we will proudly call her an alumnus in the springtime.”

Congratulations, Jessica, on this well-deserved honor!

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We are asking for your cooperation with our car rider pick up policy. After school, students are not to walk to the parking lot by themselves. Parents should wait for them in the coned area while maintaining physical distance with other families. It is imperative that you arrive on time and leave our campus as soon as you have your child. We ask that you do not gather at the playground, around the doors, or in the parking lot. Do not allow the children to play together on the grassy areas or around the church windows. Please work with us as we need to make sure all our students are safe at all times.

In the morning, if you choose to park your car to drop off your child, please be sure that you walk your child across the driveways all the way to the walkway under the overhang. Please do not let your child cross by themselves. Those in cars may not see them. Drivers, be sure to look in front of you before proceeding after dropping off your child.

Finally, please know that the campus speed limit is 10 mph. We ask that families abide by this on the entire campus and be vigilant at all times. We know that sometimes kids may forget to look both ways, run back to the car for a forgotten item, etc., so we all need to be extra cautious in order to keep our kids safe. Thank you for watching out for all of our Green Knights!

Don't forget to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences! Gr. 5-8 Parents Can Now Sign up for additional Teachers. Click here!

Walk-a-Thon 2020 Update

Thank you to all the families (and friends, relatives, coworkers, etc.) who raised over $20,000 for Walkathon to date! Donations are still coming in, so stay tuned for our final fundraising total and further details of next Friday's Walk-a-Thon 2020 events!

Students who have earned an official 2020 Walk-a-Thon t-shirt may wear the shirt for the Walk-a-Thon on Friday, November 6 with jeans, sweatpants, or windpants and tennis shoes. Students should not wear shorts or torn/ripped jeans. If your child does not have the 2020 Walk-a-Thon shirt, he/she may dress in his/her gym uniform with tennis shoes on Friday. Please note: The Walk-a-Thon committee does not sell t-shirts. They were only available by participating in one of the fundraising options of the Walk-a-Thon.

Keep sending in your minutes of activity! Those numbers are being tallied and will be announced on the day of the Walkathon.

Walk-a-Thon 2020 T-shirt Dress Down Days

There is one day scheduled each month, December through June, that students who have earned the Walk-a-Thon 2020 t-shirt will be permitted to dress down. Those dates are:

Friday, November 6 (Walk-a-Thon 2020 Day)

Monday, December 14

Tuesday, January 19

Thursday, February 18

Wednesday, March 24

Friday, April 16

Wednesday, May 12

Tuesday, June 1

Virtual Open House for Prospective Families

If you know of a family who may want to join our school community, please share information with them about our upcoming Virtual Open House for prospective families on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Please SHARE and invite a new family to join us this evening. They can use this link to register: https://forms.gle/wPr1nKDC97hnPT6j7
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A Message from Father Lane

Please sell our 65th Anniversary of the School Raffle Tickets for a chance at $5,000 - free tuition! If you need more tickets from those that were mailed home, please go to the FIckel Narthex of the Church or the parish office to increase your chances of winning the grand prize. This week’s early bird winner is M/M David Knudson. Thanks for getting in your tickets and next weekend you may begin the auction. Please also notice the flyer in this family newsletter for the take-out meal at LaVera on Friday, November 13, 4 - 5:30 PM. What a deal - a meal for 4 -6 to family members for $50! All proceeds benefit the school and our award-winning teachers! Our drawing is November 15 at the end of the 7:00 PM Mass.

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5th & 6th Grade Parents-We Need YOU!

We are asking that each family (mom, dad, grandma, etc.) choose at least two days to volunteer each time slot being 11:15 am-12:50 pm. 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! 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.

COVID-19 Volunteer Protocol: all recess volunteers are required to wear a mask and complete the Visitor Self-Screening form when they arrive at school.

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 6, Grade 5

Thank you to our Grade 7 parents and others who volunteered during the month of October: Mrs. Chrissy Lawless, Mrs. Beth Carlton, Mrs. Deneen Tate, Mrs. Becky Majernik, Mr. Victor Duqum, Mrs. Amy Wright, Mrs. Marija Basic, Mr. Edward Dulzer, Mrs. Ewa Scaffidi, Mrs. Iveta Fitzwater, Dr. Leigh Ann Kerns, Mrs. Kristen Miller, Mr. Jeremy Kunchik, Mrs. Christine Verdone, Mr. Joe Carlton, Mrs. Allison Spinos, Mrs. Shanon Ellis, Mrs. Paula Metz, Mr. Tom Cutwright, Mrs. Diana McAndrew, and Mrs. Kristie Krebs.

Box Tops Information

Thank you for your box top support. We have collected 2,130 box tops so far. Our next dress down days are Monday, November 2nd & Tuesday, November 3rd.

You can submit box tops to dress down by:

1. Pasting 10 paper box tops on the turn in sheet (or any sheet of paper) & turning it into your child's teacher.

2. Printing out a total of your earnings from the box top app & writing how many you will use & turning into your child's teacher.

3. Sending a screenshot of your total earnings on the box top app to majdihp@gmail.com & sharing how many box tops you will be using.

4. Turning in a dress down pass to your child's teacher on dress down day.

Participation in this program is completely optional. If you have any questions please let me know, majdihp@gmail.com or 216.577.8014.

PTO Fundraisers

Out SPB PTO has several on-going fundraisers during which you can order and pick up a great meal for your family while supporting their mission for our school. Please click on the link below for information on November dates:

Romeo's Pizza on November 4

5th Avenue Deli and Grill on November 21

Moe's Southwest Grill on January 19 (info coming soon)


Five Below from November 27-December 3 (info coming soon)

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