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.  32                    web address www.smbyz.org                                          April 26, 2017

 

Bible verse for reflection:

 

“Were not our hearts burning within us as He opened the Scriptures to us.  Luke 24:32

 

WORD FOR THOUGHT:

 

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

 

MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT

 

A Mother/Daughter social is being planned for Sunday, May 7th.  Further information is being sent home today.

 

VOUCHER APPLICATIONS

 

The deadline for new or renewal voucher applications is Friday, April 28th.

 

SPECIAL LITURGY

 

On Sunday, May 21st, the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy will be a special celebration with the children. Children will have an active participating role by singing, carrying icons, and reading the Epistle.  Fr. Marek will gear the homily towards the children.  ALL are welcome to attend. 

 

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.

 

SUMMER UNIFORM

 

Students may wear shorts as follows:

Grades K-2 may wear gym shorts whenever weather permits; MUST BE SMB SHORTS.

Grades 3-8 may wear shorts when weather permits, but they need to be dress, walking shorts (not gym shorts all day).  On gym days for the older students, gym shorts need to be under sweats or regular uniform.

 

A NIGHT AT THE RACES

 

St. Mary Byzantine PTU is co-sponsoring a Night at the Races on April 29th, at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, 1900 Carlton Road, Parma (corner of Broadview and Snow Roads-enter on Carlton Road).  Tickets are $25 and include a hot meal, 10 races, and lots of fun with family and friends! Tickets are NOW available in the school office.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TOWARD AN UPDATED SECURITY SYSTEM.

Please support our school and ask family & friends to help you fill a table!

 

What is NATR?

A Night at the Races is a fundraiser in which 10 taped thoroughbred horse races are played back. The horses are bought (and cheered on) by attendees.  You can bet on the horses (and win money based on the odds) and the owner of each winning horse gets $50.  Raffles, sideboards, and race betting provide hours of entertainment with the chance at winning big!

 

60th ANNIVERSARY SALE

 

There are sweatshirts, t-shirts and water bottles with the 60th Anniversary logo still available for purchase...at sale prices!

SALE PRICES:

Hooded sweatshirts adult sizes - $16.00 (originally $25.00)

Hooded sweatshirts child sizes - $14.00 (originally $20.00)

T-shirts - $8.00 (originally $15.00)

Water Bottles - $2.00 (originally $4.00)

 

VOUCHER CHECKS

 

Final Voucher checks have arrived.  Please come into the school office 7:30 am until 3:00 pm.  If you have a problem coming in at that time, please call the office at 216-749-7980 and  we can put them in the  Preschool to sign; they are their until 6:00 pm. 

 

SPRING SALAD BINGO

 

Wednesday, May 10th the PTU sponsored salad bingo will be held in the school gym.  Tickets are available in the office for $12.00.  The PTU will need help working the event, collecting contributions of salads and prizes, and with ticket sales. 

 

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.

 

PLANNING AHEAD

 

May 10 – Spring Salad Bingo

May 16 – Spring Program, 7:00

May 30 – Kindergarten Graduation, 7:00 p.m.

June 2 – End of the year family picnic

June 4 – 8th Grade Graduation, 10:00 a.m.

 

GARDEN PROJECT

 

We would like to have our students plant a garden on the property.  We are in need of a couple of raised garden boxes.  We will provide the supplies; we need someone who is capable of constructing the boxes to donate their time.  Please contact Mrs. Basalla for further information

 

KINDERGARTEN

 

Registration for Kindergarten is currently open.  New students must be 5 years old by September 30th to begin Kindergarten in the fall.  Kindergarten Registration fee is $75, regardless of the date. 

 

ALUM NEWS

 

Congratulations to the following graduates from our school who attend Holy Name High School.

First Honors: Meghan Maguire, Edlisa Santiago

Second Honors: Somiya Faust, Hannah Martinez

 

SPECIAL CONCERT

 

On May 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Crystal Chalet, there will be a special concert featuring Maros Bango.  Enjoy an evening of classical, pop & traditional folk songs.  For further information or tickets, contact Miriam Visnovsky at 440-638-9921.

 

SUMMER CAMP NOTICE

 

We will once again offer the Summer Camp Program for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades. We are extending services to 3rd grade if the child has a sibling in the program (camp or day care).  Hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Services will start Monday, June 5th.  Services end Friday, August 25th.  No services are offered July 3 -4 –5- 6-7.  Please call Mrs. Murray at 216-351-8121 if you are interested.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CAMPS 2017

 

Mark your calendars for a very special Boys and Girls Camp from June 22-25, 2017!  We are hard at work getting ready to welcome all campers, returning an new, so spread the word and start praying for a great experience this summer!  More information coming soon!