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Blazer Blast 9/14/18

 The Blazer Blast     
9/26 - Catholic High School Night 

The Blazer Blast     

September 14, 2018

Feastday of St. Notburga


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: May peace be felt among our world. May violence come to an end. May natural disasters subside. May we learn to love one another rather than hate. May we turn to God not just when times are bad, but also when we are joyous. May we never forget the sacrifice our Lord Jesus has made so that we may have eternal life and may we grow to be better people each day through forgiveness, prayer, and understanding. Amen

A Message from Extended Day: The extended day registration fee of $30.00 will be billed to FACTS on Wednesday, September 19th.  If you haven't turned in your registration form please send in by Monday, September 17th.

Important School Forms Reminder: PS and PK forms need to be returned no later than September 21.

Kindergarten Parents - Save the Date: Astronomy Night is coming September 28.  Be sure to mark your calendar. You don’t want to miss this fun-filled family night on our campus.  More details to follow soon.

Picture Day for ALL students: Tuesday, September 18.  This is a “dress up” day. Please see the Parent handbook for specific guidelines.  Order forms came home in the Thursday Folder. Students may return these by Tuesday or you can order online.

5th grade Parent Camp Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 from 6-7 in Mrs. Cohara’s Room 205.  

Student Council Inductions: there will be a brief ceremony to induct our newly elected Student Council members following mass on Friday, September 21.  

Catholic High School Night is coming to St. Barnabas:  Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the PC.  Parents and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to attend to learn more about the many outstanding choices that are available in the greater Akron-Cleveland area to continue the Catholic education tradition. Look for a flyer coming home with more details.

Grandparents Day is coming: Friday, October 5.  More details to follow in next week’s Blast.

DREAM Den Wish List: If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the newly Renovated DREAM Den, I encourage you to stop by and see what we’ve been up to this summer.  The old computer lab has been transformed into a creative learning lab. Now that the room has been transformed, it’s time to fill it with materials that the students will be using.  Let’s shop together  buy a little or buy a lot, quantities are listed.

New Works of Mercy Club: The Works of Mercy Club, a monthly after school service club for Grades 1-8, has their first meeting on Thursday September 20 right after school In Bedell Commons. Parents, please send a note in to your child’s teacher if you would like them to attend. A snack will be provided and and you can pick up your child at 4PM. Please RSVP so we have a tentative head count for snacks: text or email Mary O’Connor at 330-819-7189 or

Looking for volunteers: the Towpath Marathon planning committee is looking for 6-8 students to man a water station. The Towpath Marathon is Sunday October 7th and roads close at 7am.  We ask that volunteers be in place by that time.   The race starts at 8am. Tables, water jugs, and bin will be dropped on the trail where they need set up on either side of the trail, but off the Towpath Trail race course. You all will be seeing the half marathon runners at mile 5 and mile 7.4.  After you see your last runner you can can up and head home. Contact Mrs. Kubec if your child/team is interested in this service project.


North Parking Lot Traffic Reminders: Please help us keep our St. Barnabas students safe. During the school day hours from 8:30-12:30, the north parking lot will be closed from the entrance on Brandywine Dr. through the crosswalk in the middle of the lot.  If you need to access the school or the recycle bins, we ask that you enter our property via Olde 8 as this entrance will remain open and accessible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


PTU says 'thank you!’: The PTU wants to send a big 'thank you' to all of the families that came out to support our first ever family movie night!  The weather was perfect and a fun time was had by all. We hope to continue this tradition and look to get an even bigger turn out next year. Thank you as well to the many JH volunteers who helped with set up and concessions and to the parents who volunteered too.  We send a special thanks to Jaime Shiban and Layla Kubis who made this fun night possible.


PTU General Meeting - October 4th 7pm: The PTU holds two general meetings throughout the school year.  Thursday, Oct. 4th is the first scheduled meeting in the PC. Please join us.


PTU General Interest Volunteer form: Please take a quick minute to complete the volunteer sign up by following this link:  Activities throughout the year are included and you will be contacted by individual committee chairs for activities in which you show interest.  We are still in search of a volunteer or 2 to head up the 'Coffee and Conversation' in October and March. Please consider especially if you're a morning person who likes coffee and donuts!


Less than 35 days until the Ignite Gala!  

To purchase your tickets please visit:  If you have any accessibility needs or know a group of people you would like to sit with - please indicate in the "Seat" field online. Tables sit 8 guests.

Ignite Gala Family Message: Place your family message in the Ignite Gala Event Program. You can ad a personal message to student, sports team congratulations, etc. through the Family Message Ad Sponsorship. The NEW cost is $25 per ad and you can purchase your ad online:


NEW - Nature Stone Floor Raffle: Buy your Nature Stone Floor Raffle tickets for your chance to win an Official Nature Stone floor! The floor is 400 square feet - similar to a two car garage. Buyers must be residents of Ohio in the following metropolitan areas: Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus, Youngstown, Dayton, Mansfield, and Toledo. Tickets are $20 each and there is no limit to how many you can purchase. All proceeds go towards the Ignite Gala Fundraiser.  Buy your Nature Stone raffle tickets here:

Tuition Raffle: Did somebody say FREE tuition!? You still have time to purchase your St. Barnabas Catholic School tuition raffle tickets! 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 may transfer the tuition prize to any student enrolled at St. Barnabas Catholic School. You could save a family thousands of dollars! We will refund any payments already made and there is no limit to the number of raffle tickets you can purchase. All proceeds go towards the Ignite Gala Fundraiser. Buy your SBS Free Tuition raffle tickets here:

Raffle tickets for Nature Stone Floor or SBS Free Tuition can also be purchased in the parish rectory during normal business hours (cash or check only). Stop in before or after school to get your raffle tickets today!


Can’t attend the event but would still like to support the Ignite Gala? We need adult volunteers to help supervise a St. Barnabas Life Teen event at the school that will support Ignite. Please contact for more information.

Ignite Program Advertising Sales  - Are you a natural born salesperson? Or just want to help support the Ignite Gala fundraiser? Do you know somebody who has a business and would like to advertise in the program? We need help selling advertisements for the Ignite Gala event program. Please contact to learn more.

Visit and check out the additional volunteer opportunities section.  Contact with any questions.

Looking ahead:

9/10 - MAP Testing window opens

9/18 - School Picture Day/ 5th grade camp meeting

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