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Blazer Blast 6/29/18

Summer office Hours:The office is now closed for the month of July.  The office will open again August 6 from 9-3. We will be checking voice messages weekly and email messages once a day.  

The Blazer Blast

June 29, 2018

Feastday of St. Peter

 

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.

 

Summer Updates...

Happy July 4!  Please note the Summer Extended Day is closed July 4- July 6

 

IGNITE Tuition Raffle:

We are excited to announce that you can now purchase your St. Barnabas Catholic School Tuition Raffle tickets online! Please visit: stbarnabas.schoolauction.net/ignite to purchase your tickets today! Buyers must be residents of Ohio and will need to pick up physical ticket at designated pickup time and location that will be announced at a later date.  The purchase price is $25 per ticket and will enter you to win one (1) year of FREE St. Barnabas Catholic School tuition for the 2018-2019 school year for one (1) student.

 

The winner of the Tuition Raffle will be announced via Facebook Live on the Ignite Gala Facebook Page. Please make sure to like or click “interested” or “going” on the event page to stay up to date for more exciting Ignite Gala news and updates.  We look forward to seeing you at the Ignite Gala on October 19, 2018!

 

Only 600 raffle tickets will be sold, giving you a 1 in 600 chance to win free tuition! Come get your raffle tickets while they last!  For questions or more information about the Tuition Raffle, please visit www.sbcatholicschool.com/Igniteraffle or email Ignite@barnabasohio.org.

 

IGNITE Parent Party #2: Please join us for our second Ignite Parent Party of the summer on Friday, August 3rd at the residence of Matt and Becky Griswold! The parties give you a chance to learn about the event, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved. Please remember to RSVP via the Evite sent out by Matt and Becky Griswold earlier this week.  To attend we ask that you bring something to donate from the Ignite wishlist or bring a check of $20 made out to St. Barnabas School that will be used to purchase auction items.

 

If you are unable to attend this Parent Party on 8/3, feel free to attend the next Parent Party on August 10th at the Devore’s Residence. An Evite will be sent out in the next week with additional details.

 

More Summer Skills Practice:  We are excited to do a “soft” launch this summer of a product your children will be using next school year.  The product is called Exact Path. It is a computer based resource that uses your child’s MAP scores to design an individualized learning path that facilities continuous growth.  If you would like to log in to Exact path and have your child get started, please follow the directions below. Using Exact Path this summer is not mandatory however, it is one more useful way to keep skill sharp over the summer months.  

Edmentum - Exact Path access

User names and passwords have been created for each student. Proceed to https://ple.platoweb.com/Account/SignIn

Account: SBPS

User name: FirstnameLastname

Password: Student Number (more about this below)

 

All users will use SBPS for the Account.

Users will input their first name followed by their last name without a space in between. Please note that both first and last names are capitalized. Also, if your name contains a second capital letter or apostrophe, that is part of the user name. (ex. If I were a student, my user name would be: ColleenMcClenaghan    Or, let’s say we had a student named Erin O’Boyle. Her user name would be: ErinO’Boyle)

 

Student passwords are their student number. For students that worked with Accelerated Reader, this is their AR password. Another way to get the password is to log in to your ProgressBook account. Click on My Account. From there, click on the My Students tab. Your children’s names should appear there. Their student number is the ID # listed.

 

If you have any questions or need help, please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. My email address is: cmcclenaghan@barnabasohio.org

 

School Uniform Policy Updates:  The uniform policy for 2018-2019 school year has been updated.  You can access the new policy using the following Link:  http://www.sbcatholicschool.com/SchoolUniforms.aspx Please note that all new additions to the policy have been highlighted.  PE uniform shorts and shirts may still be purchased at the school. For all other approved choices please visit School Belles:  http://www.schoolbelles.com; (888) 637-3037; School code #S0192 or Lands’ End Uniforms:  www.landsend.com/uniforms; (800) 963-4816; Preferred School #900131616.  If you have questions, please email me at efaetanini@barnabasohio.org

 

Babies Abound: We are excited to welcome the two newest members of our staff family… Anthony Pius Colucy was born June 22.  He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. Loftyn Claire Schweninger arrived June 26 weighing 8lbs. 11oz. Both families are home and enjoying their new lives as families of 3! Congratulations!
 
FACTS Update: Earlier this month every family received an email from FACTS Management Company with an invitation to Set up your Tuition Payment Plan.  This email contains the family’s unique Customer ID and Registration Code, and is needed in order to activate the mandatory FACTS account, select a tuition payment plan option and set up bank account information.  Kudos and thank you to all those who have completed the FACTS process to date!
 
All families are REQUIRED to enroll in FACTS and select a tuition payment plan option.  School registration is not considered complete until an account has been activated, payment plan established and July (plus August if applicable) tuition payments have been processed. No matter which payment plan is chosen, the first payment is due and will be automatically debited on July 15th.
 
Please remember that a $150 late enrollment fee will be assessed to any family not completing their FACTS enrollment by July 1st and student homeroom assignments will not be posted if tuition payment plans are not up to date.
 
The deadline is quickly approaching – don’t delay!  The deadline to avoid the late enrollment fee is 11:59 PM, Sunday, July 1st!  A third notice to families who have not yet enrolled was emailed earlier this week.  If you have any questions, please email finance@barnabasohio.org.   
 

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