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Blazer Blast 3/16/18


The Blazer Blast

March 16, 2018

Feastday of St. Abban


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...


Prayer Corner: Please pray for the intentions written in our prayer book located in the breezeway.  If you have special intentions needing prayers, please feel free to write them in the prayer book or contact Cathy LaGuardia at or 330.858.2095 to have them added to the book or to pray during the Rosary. Thank you

May your life be filled with happiness, and the grace of God be present in all that you do... and when luck seems to not be on your side, you know God will be there to get you through... Amen

Breezeway Doors Are Secure: Thank you to those who alerted us on Thursday.  Mr. Brinko in consultation with Secure My Campus resolved the issue we were having with the sensor.  The doors are now secure. As always, we appreciate your communication when you see or hear that something is not working properly; especially when it comes to safety and security issues.  


4th Quarter Begins: Monday, March 19.  Students may begin wearing the spring uniform.  3rd quarter report cards will be sent home Friday, March 23  


Science Olympiad Team is Heading to STATES for the First Time! Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team! They earned 3rd place out of 23 teams at the Regional Science Olympiad at the University of Akron on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This qualifies them for the State Science Olympiad at The Ohio State University in Columbus on Saturday, April 28! We are so proud of our Olympians. Team members are eighth graders David Brown, Emma Diederich, Alyssa Donaghue, Angie George, Michael Noe, Ethan Nopper, Ruth Scullion, Tatusya Wachtl and Max Zuschin. Seventh grade team members are Dominic Bellini, Raymond Conley, Nathan DeBenedictis, and Matthew Serdinak. Our sixth graders are Megan Crowe, Eden Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Mitchell, Grace Scullion and Lily Zuschin.  Top 6 places (in the 23 events) were earned in the following:


First Place: Towers (Grace/Nicholas)

First Place: Disease Detective (Alyssa/Lily)

2nd in Meteorology (Raymond/Matthew)

2nd in Potions (Raymond/Alyssa)

3rd in Solar System (Raymond/Nathan)

4th in Dynamic Planet (Ethan/Megan)

4th in Write It/Do It (Max/Ruth)

4th in Battery Buggy (Matthew/Nathan)

5th in Fast Facts (Alyssa/Raymond)

6th in Herpetology (Ethan/David)

6th in Ecology (Megan/Ethan)

6th in Hovercraft (Nicholas/Michael)


Way to go Blazers!!!


Book Fair Committee Says Thank You: Thank you to all of our wonderful students, parents, grandparents, teachers and volunteers that helped make our Scholastic Book Fair a huge success. The profit from your purchases bought new books for our school library, helped build classroom libraries and so much more. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you again!  -The Book Fair Committee


Ignite Meeting: Monday, March 19 at 6:00-7:00  in the Computer Lab. all are invited to attend.  Technology Committee meets right after from 7-8:30.  


Dress Down Days this week: Monday, March 12- for those who attended the PTU meeting (Pass given at PTU meeting must be turned in this day.).  Wednesday, March 21 TRIP. Thursday, March 22 - Bolt Like a Blazer Early Registration.


Bolt Like a Blazer Tech Trek III:**LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR A DRESS DOWN DAY IS TODAY! DRESS DOWN WLL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 22.  To register, please use the following link:


After registering online, please print your receipt, which will be your Dress Down pass.


SBS Running Club Reminders:  Dear Dedicated Runners,

When you arrive Thursday (and from now on), all the doors will be locked. Please park in the church lot, walk up the long sidewalk to the P.C. Atrium doors. This is where we will be waiting to let you enter at 7:10AM.Thank you very much for your help in this new safety measure!!

Please carry your sneakers because the walkways will be wet.

Remember your water bottle! Sincerely,  Your Dedicated Running Club Advisors



It’s time to order Summer Solutions Books: Summer Solutions is the program we will use to keep fresh on skills over the summer months.  There are a variety of books from which to choose. I recommend each student complete the Summer solutions Math (purchase the grade level they just completed) and one other topic of choice.  Any student who completes Summer Solutions Books and returns them completed on the first day of school next August will receive dress down passes.  Books may be ordered online and they will ship directly to your home. Place orders before May 1 and be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift Card. code: H44067BAR


State of the School Highlights: School Safety: St. Barnabas School has partnered with Secure My Campus, the Summit County Sheriff's Department and Nordonia Hills City Schools to evaluate and prioritize our school safety goals. Below is a list of current recommendations that will begin Monday, March 9.  Other recommendations will be communicated and phased in over the next few weeks with final implementation when we return from Spring break on April 9.


Church Safety - The Summit County Sheriff's Department is committed to sending a uniformed or plain clothes officer to our school Masses. If you see them, don't be alarmed.

Morning Drop Off - Grades PK and K (only) will enter through the Early Learning Center doors. Grades 1-8 will enter through the Breezeway doors. Parents may continue to use the car line for drop off or park and walk with you children to the Breezeway doors. Teachers will be at both the Breezeway and Early Learning Center doors to greet the students.


PreSchool Drop off and pick up - Parents and students meet in the gathering space of the Church. Mrs. Marschke will gather and return the children to the gathering space each day at arrival and dismissal.



Re-Registration due: Please remember to return your form and registration fee to the school office to reserve a space for your student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year.


Save the Date: Grandparent’s Day is coming to SBS Wednesday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Grandparents are invited to the PC from 8-8:30 for a continental breakfast and brief presentation.  From 8:30-9:30 Grandparents are invited to visit with their grandchildren in their classrooms then, it’s off to celebrate Mass together at 9:30. Look for a more formal invitation to share with grandparents in the Thursday folder soon.     



Lenten Activities:As we remember the themes of lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we have activities planned to reinforce these ideas at school.  Please join us when you can and encourage your children to participate so that they grow in their relationship with God during this holy season.   

  • Rice Bowls were distributed 2/15.  Students are reminded to make sacrifices and include the money they would have spent on a particular treat of activity in sacrifice for those in need.  As a school we will be participating in the Rice Bowl by sacrificing Friday Fun Food treats during Lent. If your child normally buys this treat, please encourage him to put the money in the rice bowls at school instead. Rice Bowls will be collected and presented during Mass on Friday, 3/23.

  • Breakfast of Champions - JH only - 2/28 and 3/22.  All JH students are encouraged to join in prayer at 7:00 a.m. Mass.  They will then be treated to a teacher prepared breakfast followed by an inspirational speaker.

  • Stations of the Cross - 2/28 @ 2:00 in the church - presented by 8th grade; 3/14 @ 1:45 in the church - presented by 5th grade; 3/29 @ 9:00 in the church - presented by 7th grade.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 3/6 for grades 3-8

  • Pray a decade of the Rosary every Thursday in March at 7:30 in the Teacher’s Lounge.

  • Daily class activities.


Attention 8th Grade Parents:  Forms for Cedar Point are due April 1.  


St. Barnabas Athletic Association (SBAA) is looking for candidates for the following elected positions beginning June 1, 2018: Secretary, Tournament Coordinator, Football Coordinator, Soccer Coordinator, Uniforms Coordinator, Concessions Coordinator. All positions receive free sports for immediate family. If interested, please complete an application found on the SBAA website and submit it to the Rectory, to the attention of Amy DiMarco, SBAA. For more information, please contact Joe Farinacci at 330-908-3106.




Looking Ahead:

3/21 - TRIP Dress Down Day

3/23 - Report Cards sent home/ Rice Bowls due back at school

3/29 - 7th Grade lead Stations 9:00 / Early Release 1:05

3/30-4/6 - Easter Break

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