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.  28                                      web address www.smbyz.org                            March 22, 2017

 

BIBLE REFLECTION

 

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all of your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

 

WORD FOR THOUGHT:

 

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” R. Sharma

 

END OF QUARTER

 

The third quarter ends this Friday, March 24th.  Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 30th. Gradelock will be closed for viewing of grades from the 24th until the 30th.  Homework will still be available.

 

LENTEN SERVICE SCHEDULE

 

March 29 – 1:30

April 5 – 8:30

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

 

On Sunday, March 26th the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in our school gym from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  No need to pre-register.

 

PLANNING AHEAD

 

Night at the Races will be held on April 29, 2017!  Tickets and horses available NOW in the school office.

PTU Meeting – April 4, 7:00 p.m.

Spring Salad Bingo – May 10 – Please note this is a date change.

 

PTU Meeting

 

All parents are welcome & encouraged to attend the PTU meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th.

Please consider being a part of planning both social and fundraising activities for OUR school.

Agenda items for the meeting will be published soon!

 

ST. MARY BYZANTINE PARISH LENTEN FISH FRY

 

Come to the Crystal Chalet (across Biddulph from the school) for the St. Mary Byzantine Parish fish fry! Dinner will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 and features baked or fried fish, pierogi, cabbage & noodles, and more. 

 

CURRENT STUDENTS NEED TO REGISTER!

 

If your son/daughter is currently a student at St. Mary’s, they still need to register for next school year.  The registration forms were sent home once again last week.  Please note that for the half price registration fee of $75.00, the fee must be paid  Friday,  March 31.

 

VOUCHER/CSTP/EDCHOICE

 

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

 

All students currently receiving tuition vouchers must renew that voucher by April 15th.  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 2017-2018 school year in grades 1-7.  Families may call the school office to schedule a tour of the school. 

 

NIGHT AT THE RACES!

 

Tickets are now available in the school office for the Races!  $25 per person includes hot dinner and 10 races, plus split board raffles & Chinese auction!

 

Horses are available for $15.00. 

PLEASE support this fun evening with family & friends! 

 

PARISH PANCAKE BREAKFAST

 

Mark your calendar.  Our Parish Pancake Breakfast will be held on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Further information will be in the next newsletter.

 

SUMMER CAMP NOTICE

 

In the past we offered a summer camp program for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.  Possibly Third grade also.  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.  We are extending services to 3rd grade if the child has a sibling in the program (camp or day care).  Please call Mrs. Murray at 216-351-8121 if you are interested.

 

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.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CAMPS 2017

 

Mark your calendars for a very special Boys and Girls Camps 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!

 

STATE TESTING

 

The week of April 3rd the students will again be testing in the subject areas of math, and social studies or science, depending on grade.  Please make sure students are on time to school and have a hearty breakfast.