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.  20                                              web address www.smbyz.org                             February 13, 2019

 

BIBLE VERSE

 

“Love…..God with all your heart.”  Matthew 22:37

 

WORDS FOR THOUGHT

 

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

Thank You Bishop Milan for visiting with us this week in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

 

LITURGICAL SERVICES

 

February 22 – Moleben to Jesus, 8:10

February 28 – Moleben to Jesus, 8:10

 

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY

 

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, students may wear red or pink tops and socks tomorrow. Uniform skirts, pants should be worn.  Those students going on the field trip should be in regular full uniform.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

On Friday, February 15 the Great Lakes Theatre Company is coming to the school to perform “Treasure Island”.  In the morning the cast will visit with each classroom and talk about the show and each student will make a puppet.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 

We are now accepting registrations for kindergarten, for the 2019-2020 school year. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 30, 2019.  New families may call the school office to schedule a private tour.

 

REGISTRATION

 

2019-2020 School Registration for all grades has begun!  If you refer a new family who is accepted to SMB, your registration fee will be waived. All current students do need to register for next school year.

 

PACKED LUNCHES

 

Just a reminder……..students should not be bringing glass bottles or containers as part of their lunch.  We have had incidents of students dropping glass drinks, which is extremely dangerous.

 

NO SCHOOL

 

On Monday, February 18, there will be no school in celebration of Presidents’ Day.

 

2019-2020 VOUCHERS

 

The new and renewal voucher application process has begun for all programs (Cleveland Scholarship & EdChoice).  Renewal and/or new applications were sent home. All Cleveland residents should be completing either a new or renewal application.

 

 

EPARCHIAL ANNIVERSARY

 

This year the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma is celebrating 50 Years.  As part of the commemoration, every family received a prayer card which includes a “Pledge” card.  Every family has been asked to pledge some way in which they will further grow in their prayer life.  Returned pledge cards will be hung outside the church.

 

 

 

PARENT GROUP UPCOMING EVENT

 

Resale Shop – DATE CHANGE – New date April 27, 2019.

 

BUS LANE

 

Please remember that the school bus needs to park in front of the school at dismissal time; no cars should be parked in front of the school.

 

UNITY CATHOLIC SAVINGS PROGRAM

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

Night at the Races will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019!

 

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.

 

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 multiple area schools close, yet we do remain open and you feel it is unsafe for your child/children to come to school, call them off due to the weather. When you call your child off from school, when they return they must have a note in order for the absence to be excused.  If Cleveland is closed, there is no bus transportation.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.