ST. MARY BYZANTINE SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER

 

Mission Statement:

We are called to grow in the Gospel values of Jesus in pursuit of spiritual,

social, and academic excellence.

 

No.  29                                      web address www.smbyz.org                               April 17, 2019

 

BIBLE REFLECTION

 

“Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32

 

WORD FOR THOUGHT:

 

Get busy living or get busy dying.     

 

MYSTERY/SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION

 

The Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation are not given as in the Roman Catholic Church.  If you are Roman Catholic and your son/daughter is of age to receive these sacraments, please contact your local pastor or Fr. Marek for further information.

 

PASCHA/EASTER SERVICES

 

Easter Services:  All are welcome to attend.

Good Friday, March 30

Matins at 10:00 a.m.; Entombment Vespers at 7:00 p.m.; Jerusalem Matins at 9:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, March 31

Vespers with Divine Liturgy at 4:00 p.m. – Blessing of baskets will follow.

Pascha-Resurrection, April1

Resurrection Matins & Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. – Blessings of baskets will follow.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

If your family has any special prayer requests, please feel free to contact the office.

 

NIGHT AT THE RACES!

 

Help us raise the funds to develop a FANTASTIC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Room for our students!  Ask family and friends to support our fundraiser, “Night at the Races”!

 

Tickets are now available in the school office for the Races!  $25 per person includes hot dinner, open bar, 10 races, plus split board raffles & Chinese auction!  Even if you cannot attend… purchase a ticket to help with our fundraiser!

 

Horses are available for $15.00.  HORSES MUST BE PURCHASED BY APRIL 9TH.

PLEASE support this fun evening with family & friends! 

 

If you have any questions about how Night at the Races works, please call the office.

 

FOOD TREATS

 

As part of the federal nutrition/health guidelines and the fact that many more students cope with food allergies, we are limited in the food treats we can distribute in school.  Therefore, we ask that food items for birthdays and special occasions not be sent in, or if sent in, YOU MUST individually wrap the item and it will be sent home with students, not consumed in school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

ALUM NEWS

 

Congratulations to alum Brandon Ballado who earned honor roll at St. Edward High School.

 

RESALE SHOP – The PTU Resale Shop has been postponed to a future date in 2019-2020.

 

 

 

VOUCHER/CSTP/EDCHOICE

 

Non-Cleveland residents: Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2, or 3 may apply for an EdChoice Expansion Voucher.  Free applications are available upon request.

 

All students currently receiving tuition vouchers must renew that voucher by April 30th.  Applications were sent home and are also available in the school office.

 

UTILITY BILLS OR LEASE AGREEMENTS MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY RENEWAL AND NEW APPLICATION.  THE ENTIRE UTILITY BILL MUST BE SUBMITED SHOWING THE SERVICE ADDRESS AND BILLING ADDRESS.

 

If you have questions on either of these Voucher programs, please call the school office.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 

We are now accepting registrations for Kindergarten.  Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 30th.  Families may call anytime to tour and gain further information about our program. 

 
OPEN ENROLLMENT

 

We are currently accepting registrations for new students for the 2016-2017 school year in grades 1-7.  Families may call the school office to schedule a tour of the school. 

 

STUDENT SAVERS

 

The Unity Catholic Credit Union has begun a “Student Savers” banking/savings program for students who wish to participate. Students will have the opportunity to make deposits every Thursday morning.  Detailed information is available in the school office.

 

EASTER BREAK

 

No school tomorrow… Easter Break begins Holy Thursday.  Students return to school on Monday, April 29th.  Please remember the reason for this Holy Season and spend time as a family in prayer.

 

 

 

 

BLESSED EASTER!

 

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!