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.  18                    web address www.smbyz.org                                    January 17, 2018

 

BIBLE VERSE

 

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16

 

WORDS FOR THOUGHT

 

“Brother Vasile, pray without ceasing, fulfill all your obediences with love, and strive for humility. If you do these three things, you will surely be saved!” – From the book ELDER CLEOPA OF SIHASTRIA

 

SCIENCE FAIR

 

If you need help with your Science Fair Projects, a science teacher will be available on the day listed below. Tell your teacher today if you are staying for help.   Open to all students.  Sessions run from 2:40 p.m. until 3:15 p.m.

 

Friday, January 26

Students may stay for all or part of the sessions.  They may ask questions and conduct research.

 

On Monday, January 29th we need parent volunteers in the morning from 8:30-9:30 to help students set-up their projects in the gym.

 

LITURGICAL SERVICES

 

Liturgy – January 18, 8:30.  All are welcome to attend.

 

PRAYER REQUEST

 

We would like to keep all families’ intentions in our prayers.  If you have a prayer request for any reason, please contact the school office or send a note into school.

 

END OF QUARTER

 

The last day for grades for the second quarter will be today, January 17th.  Report cards will be sent home on January 25th.  Gradelock will be closed to view grades on the 17th; homework will still be open for viewing.  Report cards will be held for any student(s) whose family has an outstanding financial responsibility to the school.

 

SAVE THE DATES

 

January 29 - Science Fair set up

January 30 – Family Viewing 2:00 – 6:30 *** Please note this is a date change.

January 31 - Science Fair judging

February 1 – Science Fair Awards Assembly 1:30

April 28, 2018 – Night at the Races

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

 

The parish community will be having a movie night on Saturday, January 20th at 6:00.  The movie will be “The Incredible Mr. Limpet”.  Parents must stay, this is a family event.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Kindergarten registration will begin on February 1st.  Please invite family, friends and neighbors to consider St. Mary Byzantine for their child’s education.

 

 

SNOW DAYS

 

St. Mary’s does not follow Cleveland Public Schools regarding calamity/snow days.  If we will be closed, the networks will specifically list St. Mary Byzantine.  Multiple factors go into a decision to close school.  If we do remain open, but you feel it is unsafe for your child/children to come to school, call them off due to the weather, and it will be an excused absence.  If Cleveland is closed, there will not be bus transportation.  Unlike last school year, this year it is unlikely school will be closed for cold weather only.

 

RECESS

 

If the outdoor temperature, with wind chill is above 25 degrees and the playground is not icy, students will have recess.  Please dress students appropriately for the outdoor recess play.

 

STUDENT RECORDS

 

We have been having problems getting in touch with students’ parents when they are ill.  Anytime there is a change in contact information, please notify the office and update our records.

 

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH

 

Free/Reduced Lunch Application:  If your financial status has changed, your family can apply for free/reduced lunch.  Applications are available through the school office at any time during the school year.

 

BLESSED HOLY WATER

 

Every year on January 6th, for the feast of the Theophany of our Lord (when Jesus was Baptized), the Priest blesses the water after Liturgy. Students are welcome to take holy water home, but they must bring a container of their own, we do not have any bottles to sell.  Please do not send in glass containers.

 

UNITY CATHOLIC SAVINGS PROGRAM

 

Students may bring their money in for deposit into their savings program every Thursday.