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.  7                                                web address www.smbyz.org                   October 17, 2018

 

BIBLE VERSE

 

“We though many, are one body in Christ.”  Romans 12:5

 

MESSAGE FROM FR. MAREK

 

“A horse when alone often imagines that it is galloping, but when it is with others it finds out how slow it is.”  Saint John Climacus

 

LITURGICAL SERVICES

 

Friday, October 19 - Akathist to the Mother of God 8:30.  All are welcome!

 

UNITY CATHOLIC SAVINGS PROGRAM

 

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

 

CANDY SALE

 

We still have candy……we do appreciate all of your efforts!  Thank you! 

 

PLANNING AHEAD

 

October 26 – PTU Fall Festival (Flyers were sent home with the students this week.)

October 31 – End of quarter (Grades will be closed to families until report cards are sent home.   Report cards will only be sent home if parents participated in conferences.   Homework will still be able to be viewed.)

November 7 – Report cards home

November 18 – Parish Polka Party

November 29 – CYO Pizza Brawl

December 4 – Singing Angels Christmas Concert

December 18 – School Christmas Concert

December 21 – School in session; Christmas Break begins December 24

 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE

 

Now through November 7th is the National Prayer Campaign for Life. For further information go to www.40daysforlife.com/cleveland or call 216-245-9744.

 

REGISTER AT GIANT EAGLE

 

Giant Eagle – Register your shopper’s card with the school ID number #2867, or call 1-800-474-4777 or go on line to register www.gianteagle.com about apples for students.  Your card automatically renews annually.

 

COUGH DROPS

 

State of Ohio school guidelines prohibit us from administering medication of any kind without signed consent by both doctor and parent.  This includes over-the-counter meds such as cough drops.  See Handbook p. 7.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

 

Correction to last week’s Newsletter:  Grade 2 Representative is Nyeema Thomas

 

VOUCHER CHECKS

 

If you have not already done so, please stop into the main office and sign your voucher check.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL BUS

 

The school bus & daycare van park in front of the school on State Road at dismissal.  The front of the school must be kept clear of cars in order to make room for the bus and van.

 

HOMEWORK

 

As per the Handbook, page 11, when absent, homework will be given out when the student returns.  If a student is too sick to come to school, they are not to come in to the school in the afternoon and pick-up assignments.  If absent due to illness, students are not to attend after school activities.  Students will have time to make-up work upon return. Much of the homework is a follow-up to classroom instruction. Students can always work on long-term assignments and weekly assignments (spelling) while home.

 

WINTER SPORTS

 

Cheer and Basketball Signups:  Open registration for girls cheer (Grades 4-8) and boys and girls basketball (grades 3-8) are taking place until October 24, 2018.  Sign-up forms have been emailed and are available in the school office.  The fee to play is $140 per child.  Partial fee reimbursement is available for parents assisting in the 4th Annual Piazza Brawl.  Fee assistance is also available to families by contacting SMB Athletic Director Mark Papke 216-394-5788 or email engineermarkuspapke@gmail.com.  The practices begin in November and games are December to February.  We are also in need of coaches.  Please contact Mark with any questions.

 

Pizza Brawl: The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Spirit Byzantine Church Party Center.  We are looking for sponsors and donations for our event.  Please contact SMB Athletic Director Mark Papke 216-394-5788 or email engineermarkuspapke@gmail.com.  The proceeds are used for St. Mary’s CYO sports program for the children.