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Blazer Blast 5/11/18


The Blazer Blast

May 11, 2018

Feastday of St. Ignatius of Laconi


Developing body, mind and soul

Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and in partnership with our parish community, we nurture

the seeds of faith and learning, cultivate the tree of knowledge and follow the path of Christ while serving others.

Here’s what’s happening...


The Prayer Corner: I know I can because she told me I could... I got up from my fall because she gave me her hand... I became Independent because she had faith in me... I overcame my fears because she stood by my side...I grew to love the Lord because she taught me how to pray... Bless the women in our lives Lord. Our mothers, aunts, sisters and friends... those that have gone before us and those that are still here. The women that have molded us or who have been absent in our lives. Give us the courage to be as Mary, our Mother, to forgive, to love, and to embrace the path You have given us. Amen.

Happy Mother’s Day:  on behalf of the faculty and staff we wish blessings upon all mothers.  Enjoy this beautiful day in your honor! Also,  Heinen’s here in Brecksville is hosting a post Mother’s Day event Monday May 14th from 6-8pm, it’s all FREE!!!! We would love to have as many mom’s attend as possible!

Please Pray for our 2nd graders:  Who will be making their First Holy Communions over the next several weeks.  We look forward to them joining us at the table of our Lord for the first time at school mass on Friday, May 18.


TRIP Dress Down Day: Wednesday, May 16.  Let’s make it a good one.  It’s the last one of this school year!


It’s Field Trip Season:  we ask for prayers and safe travels for the students who will be visiting many exciting educational sites over these next two weeks. Please follow the dress code requested by teachers.  


SBS will remember teacher Mrs. Carol Dean: at the Mass on Friday, May 25 at 8:30.  Many of Mrs. Dean’s colleagues and friends will gather with us and a special reception in her honor will be held in Bedell Commons following Mass.


Field Day and 1-7 Awards Recognition Information:  Same events, slightly different schedule...Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 24.  Students will have a “normal” morning in their classrooms. Field Day will begin with the picnic lunch provided by PTU followed by games and fun on the field thanks to Mrs. Majoros.  Awards Recognition for students grades 1-7 will take place May 31 from 9:30-11:00 in the church. All are invited to attend this last day of school prayer service and special ceremony.  We ask that you not sign students out earlier than 11:30. Teachers and students will have a few last minute things to finish with their classes after the awards recognition ceremony.


Special Events and Times:  Spring Concert (K,1,3,5,7) May 17 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the PC.  8th grade Awards Night May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe. Art Show May 23 from 4-6 p.m. Band Concert May 23 at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the PC.  8th grade Graduation May 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church


FACTS: Parents will be contacted by FACTS within the next two weeks to set up your new account and payment plan options. Uploads for next year’s registrations could not be done on time due many late or missing registrations.  


Searching for Raffle Prize Winner: If you or someone you know won the raffle basket prize of fresh flowers, it is imperative you contact Stacie DeBenedictus as soon as possible at to retrieve your prize. The flowers are in and are perishable.



A New Prayer Class - For YOU: St. Barnabas is offering a new class is called “Prayer & Our Relationship With God”, and it’s a one time class that's designed to help you think of God in a friendly, loving, approachable way. Perfect for the parents of our school kids, this class will explore what prayer is while inviting participants to write their own personal daily prayer routine that can fit into a busy schedule. For more information and to sign up, click here:


St. Barnabas Lacrosse Parent Meeting:Tuesday May 22, 2018 7:00 PM. This meeting is for parents who would like more information about the girls and boys lacrosse programs for the spring 2019 season. Topics will include: General information about the sport, Lacrosse interest survey results summary, Equipment requirements & sourcing, Discussion about upcoming clinics, 1st and 2nd Grade Learn to Play, Tips for helping your child learn the sport.  If you are unable to attend but are interested in the lacrosse program, please reach out to us at


Fall CYO registration: Registration ends May 15th for fall sports:

  • Flag Football –girls & boys grades 1 - 3 $85.00

  • Rookie Tackle Football – grade 4 $175.00

  • Tackle Football- grades 5-8 $175.00

  • Soccer – girls and boys grades 3 – 8 $95.00

  • Rug Rat soccer- girls and boys grades K-2 $50.00

  • Cheerleading – girls grades 6, 7 & 8 $95.00

  • Rug Rat Cross Country boys and girls grades 1-2 $50.00

  • Cross Country – grades 3 – 8 $75.00

  • Fall Volleyball – girls grades 3 – 8 $100.00

There is also an annual one-time $50.00 association fee and $5.00 fundraising fee per family due upon registration starting each Fall Season.

To register:  Please go to the Sports Pilot website: or you may follow the link provided on the school website, or parish website,

Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted



Summer tutoring:  The following certified teachers are available for tutoring this summer:  Mrs. Gebacz (math 4-6); Miss Mittler (math 7-8); Mr. Stern (ELA 4-8); Miss Strehle (math and ELA K-3); Miss Aubry (ELA K-8, math K-6); Miss Farber (ELA and math K-5); Mrs. Hannah **our current math tutor (ELA and math 3-8); Mrs Sutton **one of our current math tutors (ELA and Math 1-6)


Important Last Day of School Information: we will be dismissing ALL students at 11:30 a.m. Please arrange a ride for your children to be picked up at 11:30 a.m. Bus service and Extended day will be available at 1:05 p.m. any student needing to wait for bus service must report to Extended Day on the last day of School. ALL students must be picked up from Extended Day by 1:05 p.m.  

For your information: On May 18 Netflix will release the second season of the popular show 13 Reasons Why. This email is not recommending viewing this series; it is intended only to provide you with information we feel is important to the health, wellbeing, and success of our students.  The first season of 13 Reasons Why contained themes such as adolescent bullying, rejection, heartbreak, sexual assault, abuse, revenge, depression, suicide, and desperate but unsuccessful efforts to find help or understanding. A series like this can be very difficult to watch and could easily trigger feelings of distress in viewers and especially in adolescent viewers. We are notifying you of this to enable you to make informed decisions regarding viewing this series. In the event your child chooses to view this series, you may wish to discuss some of the issues raised.

Some viewing suggestions: 1.Ask your child if they plan on watching the show, if they watched the previous season, or if their friends watch the show. 2. Encourage them to watch the show with you (if they must watch at all!), and to only watch one episode at a time to allow time to process the themes that arise. The entire season will be released at once, however, this is not a show that should be "binge-watched!” 3. Ask questions such as "Have you ever felt that way before?" "How would you respond if you knew someone in this situation?" "How would you deal with this if it happened to you?" "Who is someone you can talk to?" Be prepared for a range of answers and be supportive of any sharing, even if you initially feel upset by the response.  4. Name the people who are there for them including school counselors, coaches, teachers, and principals. Let them know you won't be upset if they share with someone they trust, as long as they are seeking help. 5. Asking questions about suicide does not increase the risk of suicide and can prevent it from happening. Don't be afraid to ask direct questions regarding suicidal ideation. 6. If you are concerned about your child seek help from our school Psychologist, or from a community mental health counselor.

Additionally, the Mayo Clinic released this video to help families support their children:

Looking Ahead:

5/15 - 5th to Living History Day @Hoban a.m. and Lolly the Trolley slideshow p.m.

5/16 - TRIP Dress Down/ 2nd - West Side Market/ 3rd-Hale Farm/ 5th-DARE graduation

5/17 - Spring Concert - K + 1,3,5,7 in the PC 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

5/18 - 1st Communion Mass/ 1st-Rosary Day/3rd-Reading Party/ 8th-Good Time

5/21 - PS Graduation/ 8th- Awards Night 6:30 p.m. OLG

5/22 - 8th & 1st- Zoo/ 4th-Good Time

5/23 - Art Show 4-6 p.m./Band Concert 1:30 and 7:00 p.m.

5/24 - PK-7th Field Day/ 8th- Class Picnic

5/25 - PS and PK Graduation/ Young Christian Awards/ Field Day Raindate

5/28 - No School - Memorial Day

5/29 - 8th grade Farewell Mass 8:30/ clap out 11:30 a.m./ 8th-Graduation 6:00 p.m.

5/30 - K Graduation

5/31 - grades 1-7 Awards Day 9:30 in the church/ Last Day 11:30 release





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