ST. MARY BYZANTINE SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER

 

Mission Statement:

We are called to grow in the Gospel values of Jesus through our commitment to supporting the total development of each student.

 

No.  30                                      web address www.smbyz.org                               April 18, 2018

 

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:

 

Get busy living or get busy dying.     

 

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.

 

NIGHT AT THE RACES!

 

Tickets are still available in the school office for the Races on Saturday, April 28!  $25 per person includes hot dinner and 10 races, plus split board raffles & Chinese auction!

 

PLEASE support this fun evening with family & friends!

 

HELP WANTED

 

We need bakery for our Night at the Races fundraiser.  Any donated bakery would be greatly appreciated and can be brought into the school office on Friday, April 27th.

 

LITURGICAL SERVICES

 

On Friday, April 27th, 8:30 am the students will pray the Third Hour together.  The Hours are recited prayers of the Psalms of praise.  All are welcome to attend.

 

PLANNING AHEAD

 

PTU Meeting – April 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Night at the Races will be held on April 28, 2018!  Tickets available NOW!

June 1 – Grade 8 Graduation, 7:00 P.M.

 

CYO LACROSSE

 

CYO is having spring Lacrosse for boys and girls (separate teams).  There is no deadline to sign up, but teams have already started practicing.  Details: Registration =$125; Season=now until Mary 21st. Families have to buy their own gear.  Please contact the school, who will get you in contact with Brad Black, one of our parent coaches.

 

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

Fridays from 6:30-8:00 students in grades 3-7 may come to our gym for a basketball skills development program.  No cost.

 

STATE TESTING

 

This week students in grades 3-8 will again be testing in the subject areas of math and science, depending on grade.  Please make sure students are on time to school and have a hearty breakfast.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT

 

We are currently accepting registrations for new students for the 2018-2019 school year in grades 1-7.  Families may call the school office to schedule a tour of the school. 

 

 

VOUCHER/CSTP/EDCHOICE

 

Non-Cleveland residents: Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2 or 3 may apply for an EdChoice Expansion Voucher.  Free applications are available upon request.

 

All students currently receiving tuition vouchers must renew that voucher by April 27th.  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 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 30th.  Families may call anytime to tour and gain further information about our program. 

 

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.

 

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 2018

 

Mark your calendars for a very special Boys and Girls Camps from June 21-24, 2018!  We are hard at work getting ready to welcome all campers, returning and new, so spread the word and start praying for a great experience this summer!  More information coming soon!