ST. MARY BYZANTINE SCHOOL
We are called to grow in the Gospel values of Jesus
in pursuit of spiritual, social, and academic excellence.
“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
“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
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.
Liturgy – January 18, 8:30. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Kindergarten registration will begin on February 1st. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to consider St. Mary Byzantine for their child’s education.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.