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Ss. Robert & William
On September 15th, SRW welcomed Grandparents, Great-grandparents, and special friends for its annual Grandparents’ Day Celebration. After praying together at the weekly liturgy, students in kindergarten through grade 3 entertained their special guests with their rendition of their favorite “love” songs including: “A” You’re Adorable, Skidamarinkadinkadoo, You are My Sunshine, and Top of the World. A reception was held in the school where students shared cookies and an activity with their special friends. This inter-generational activity helped grandparents know how much they are appreciated and gave students an opportunity to spend quality time with these treasured adults.
According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. Knowing the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast, SRW now offers this daily meal. This is in addition to the Federal Hot Lunch Program.
In August Ss. Robert and William School opened their doors to the largest enrollment in recent years - 540 students in Preschool through grade 8! This is a direct reflection of the positive reputation the school has in the greater Euclid community. Great things are happening at SRW for the 2015-2016 school year. Here are some of the highlights so far:
What do you do with over a half ton of plastic caps? You recycle them into an eight-foot long picnic table!
The students at Ss. Robert and William School did just that - they collected caps last September through December. Plastic caps from pop bottles, milk jugs, butter tubs, shampoo bottles were collected and sorted. The school and parish community saved and donated as well as several Cleveland Clinic Facilities around Northeast Ohio, with the help of their on-site Green Teams.
Spearheaded by the Girl Scout Troops of Ss. Robert and William, the school collected a whopping 1,451 POUNDS of plastic caps! All this plastic was taken to Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana and recycled into an 8 foot picnic table to be placed at the new playground at the school. The Cadette Troops purchased a matching trash receptacle for the playground as well.
For more information about how you can recylce plastic caps into benches with the ABC program at Greentree Plastics, please visit their website: http://www.greentreeplastics.com/abc-promise-partnership/
Ss. Robert and William celebrated its fifth successful International Family Festival August 13-16 in Euclid.
Crowds swelled the parish grounds all four nights, enjoying homemade Eastern European and Italian cuisine, games, live bands, prizes and the company of good friends, neighbors and family.
“We are so thankful to report that this was our most successful festival,” said Father John Betters, “We could not have done it without our dedicated, hard-working volunteers. We are so blessed to have so many incredible people in our parish!”
Father Betters also thanked the visitors who chose to attend the festival.
“People have many choices as to where they can spend a summer evening. We’re thankful they chose our festival,” he added. “Our volunteer team works all year to create a festival where people can enjoy great food and good times with their families and friends.”
The festival serves as the main fundraiser for the school and parish.
Enjoy Four Days of Food and Fun at the Fifth Annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert and William, August 13-16
Join neighbors and friends at the fifth annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid, August 13-16.
Local Artists Wanted for our Annual Holly Berry Bazaar. Join local artisans on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Ss. Robert and William Parish. Do you have a unique craft or homemade food item that you would like to sell? Kick off the holiday season with this festive event. Contact Ellen Ivory at eivory@srweuclidcc or call (216)731-1515 if you are interested. Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish is located at 367 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio 44132.
July 20-24, 2015 SRW Vacation Bible School – Reservations required, please contact the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.
July 27 and August 24, 2015 Produce to People – Free fresh produce distribution from 4-6pm. Bring your own bags to carry your produce home!
July 28 and August 25, 2015 - The “Banquet,” free Community Meal – dinner is served at 5:15 pm in the Upper Hall of the school.
Save the date for the Fifth Annual International Family Festival, August 13-16, 2015 at Ss. Robert and William, 367 East 260th Street. We are offering a number of unique ethnic foods, including homemade pierogi, and new this year, we have added homemade stuffed cabbages. Old favorites of clams and Italian sausage will be served, too. Try your skill at games of chance at our midway games (for children, teens, and our enhanced adult area with casino games). Children will enjoy our pony rides and “Inflatable” area.
Register your children for Vacation Bible School at Ss. Robert and William which will be held on July 20- 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until noon for grades K-6. Join in the fun as we learn about our faith through scripture in a creative way. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Registration forms are required, and due by July 13, 2015. Forms are available online at www.srwschool.cc or at the Parish Office, call 216.731.1515 for more information!
The City of Euclid recently delivered to SRW Parish the two concrete crosses that sat atop St. Robert Church on Lakeshore Blvd. We have installed them in the landscape in front of the Church (Forestview & East 260th Street corner). They are a tribute to the almost sixty years that the building stood as a place of Catholic worship. Visit our parish to view our garden areas and see the historic crosses.
SRW Annual Summer Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, July 10 and 11, 2015. Why not come early? There are treasures galore and an extensive selection. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday until 4:30 p.m., and again on Saturday 9:00 a.m. until noon. You can’t beat our good prices, most items begin at $1. New this year, is $5 fill a bag for books, CD’s and DVD’s. Other items are as marked and priced to sell!
Come back on Saturday for our $3 Fill-a-Bag special! Bring a friend and join the fun, there are enough “treasures” for everyone!
Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish will be hosting a variety of summer-time events in the months of June, July, and August.
In partnership with the Euclid Hunger Center, Euclid Hospitals and the Boy Scouts, SRW is offering free monthly produce distribution 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. June 29, 2015, with subsequent distributions on July 27 and August 24, in the parish parking lot.
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal will be held on June 30, July 28, and August 25, 2015. Come for fellowship, fun, and great food! All are welcome!
June 27, 2015 is the 4th Annual Warrior Open Golf Outing. All proceeds benefit Euclid Lifeteen. For registration forms, please call the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.
Don’t forget SRW’s Annual Summer Rummage Sale is the weekend of July 10 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) & 11 (9:00 am – Noon, Fill a Bag), 2015. Dust out those closets, basements and attics! It’s time to start gathering your items for his huge, summertime community event. Donations for the rummage sale can be dropped off at the school after June 6, 2015.
Sonrise Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 20-24, 2015. Join in the fun as we combine learning about our faith through scripture in a creative way. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Registration forms are required, pick one up at the Parish Office or call 216-731-1515.
The SRW Summer Family Festival will be held August 13-16, 2015. Save the date to hear local bands, taste a variety of festival foods, and take a chance on raffles and auctions, and so much more! If you would like to be a sponsor or donate prizes for the event, please contact Ellen Ivory at 216.731.1515 X230 or email@example.com.
SRW Summer Calendar of Events
East 200th Street Stroll, Saturday, May 30, 2015, come join us!
SRW Warrior Open, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Briardale Golf Course
SRW Rummage Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 10 & 11, 2015
Vacation Bible School, the week of July 20-24, 2015
Annual Parish Festival, Thursday thru Sunday, August 13-16, 2015
Free Produce Giveaway:
Produce to People, June TBD
Produce to People, Monday July 27, 2015
Produce to People, Monday, August 24, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The SRW community and its friends have teamed together to raise enough money ($140,000) to help build a playground at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish. The project was made possible by funds donated from the SRW Endowment, students (through a Walk-a-thon and a Read-a-thon), Jane Monreal, The Cooke Family, Elin Cooke Family and Friends, The Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust, and several anonymous donors.
The effort is centered on the story of Elin Cooke. Elin was an extraordinary woman with much love for the parish, school, the city of Euclid and most importantly children. She was one of the first supporters of the playground project when it was announced last spring. In August, 2014, Elin lost her battle with cancer. “Since the parish and school community will be forever blessed by her presence, and with full support of her family, it seemed only fitting that the playground be named in her honor. The bright red and green playground is a tribute to her memory,” states Fr. John D. Betters, Pastor.
The playground will feature 23 activities and a special rubber surface for enhanced safety and enjoyment, and will improve recess for the school students, as currently the schoolyard only has blacktop surface to play on. It will accommodate over 50 children and will provide physical activity for the children. Additionally, it will enhance the recreation area in the community, as the play area will be open to the hundreds of children who live in the neighborhood.
The playground dedication and opening will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Fr. John Betters, Fr. Sal Ruggeri, Mayor Cervenik, Council President, Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, and the Cooke Family will be present. The public is invited to attend. Ss. Robert and William Parish is located at 367 East 260th St., Euclid. Please call 216.731.1515 for additional information.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in Preschool through Grade 6. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment. Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor, or Shoreview Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or to set up a screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216.731.1515 X229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download an application. Hurry, spaces are limited and filling up fast!
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School was well represented in the Euclid Community last month. Pictures from the Earth Day Library Program and the Euclid City Council Meeting show the fun and excitement our school can generate. Our preschool and kindergarten teachers offered stories, games, crafts, and songs to celebrate the gift of God’s creation and how we should take of this great gift at the free, library program held in April at the Euclid Public Library. Also recognized were four of our 7th and 8th grade students who were honored with proclamations from Mayor Cervenik for their achievements at the NEOSE Fair.
Evening of Learning, “Titanic,” was hosted by the Ss. Robert and William Catholic School Upper School teachers and students. In teaching with our STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) tradition, presentations on the unit of “Titanic” included the 7th grade reading class completing Titanic: Voice from the Disaster and presented information on a passenger or crew member whom they researched. Many teachers and students joined in the fun complete with costumes! 8th graders completed a unit of study on the topic, “Immigration” and composed oral presentations with slides and posters which were presented to the audience. All curriculum areas were incorporated, math students presented statistical information in graphs, forms, and comparison charts and even religion class discussed the morality of the “Women and Children in Lifeboats First” policies. Parents enjoyed the hydrodynamic science experiments in which students made boats is different shapes and sizes to see the affects carrying too much weight relates to the density of water.
Ss. Robert & William School kicked off the spring season and drew 250 guests to the “Taste of Nation’s Gala,” which was held in the school’s ballroom (a.k.a. gym). Proceeds from the annual event benefitted SRW School.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in preschool through Grade 8. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment. Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor or Shoreveiw Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or to set up a Kindergarten screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216-731-1515, ext. 229 or email@example.com. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download and application.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This retelling of a classical fairytale features students in 4th through 8th grade. The performances will take place in the Ss. Robert and William gym, is free, and open to the public with doors opening a half-hour before curtain.
Fr. John Betters and Fr. Scott Goodfellow want to open the door for Catholics wishing to return to their faith. So on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. they will welcome anyone seeking a way back and try to remove the stumbling block that might be preventing it. The meeting will take place in the Upper Hall of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School, 351 East 260th Street. There is no agenda. The evening will belong to those who are seeking answers, clarification or simply someone to listen, in an effort to help them know that the Catholic Church wants them to come home.
Please help us spread the word. If you know someone you think would appreciate such an opportunity, tell them to join us. No reservations are necessary nor do you need to be from the Euclid area to attend. Call 216-731-1515 for more information.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid took home 10 awards and 2 honorable mentions at the 2015 edition of the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) held at The Cleveland State University March 9-12, 2015. 79 area schools participated in the regional science fair.
Honored with a special award from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp – Office of Naval Research was 7th grader, Grace Delaney, for her project, How Water Floats on Water. Eighth grader, Patrick Sweet, was honored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for his project, Solar Energy: Financial Savior. Patrick will be attending St. Ignatius High School in the fall.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish is hosting its 5th Annual Fish Fry, held every Friday during Lent until March 27th, in the Upper Hall at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School. Enjoy an all you can eat dinner for a mere $12 dollars or take it to go for only $10. Come join our vibrant parish community, where you will experience fellowship, and fun all while indulging in baked battered dipped Alaskan Pollack, baked Atlantic cod, waffle fries, coleslaw, pasta marina, mac and cheese, and cookies with a beverage. Ala Carte items include homemade SRW pierogis, clam chowder, or breaded shrimp. Don’t forget for an additional $1 you can top off your very tasty meal with an ice cream sundae complete with whip cream and toppings!
Returning again this year is our fish sandwich dinner, which includes french fries and coleslaw for only $6. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover, no extra fees. Come for dinner, starting at 4:45 pm and stay for Mass and Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm.
For more information, contact Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish at 216.731.1515 or go to www.srweuclid.cc. Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is located at 351 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio 44132.
On March 22, 2015, Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish, along with St. John of the Cross, will be welcoming Fr. Richard Fragomeni to lead us in a parish mission. It will be the beginning of an exciting four days for our parish family. “Go In Peace, Glorifying the Lord With Your Life,” is the theme Fr. Fragomeni will speak on during this presentation. Go In Peace is an incredible opportunity to grow personally and as a faith community, making it possible for us to glorify the Lord with our lives in Euclid and beyond.
On Saturday, January 10, 2015, over 225 parishioners gathered for Mass (which was celebrated by Bishop Richard Lennon) and dinner, to celebrate the parish’s fifth anniversary.
Through the generosity of many donors throughout the Cleveland Diocese, the Rooted in Faith, Forward in Hope campaign has raised $170 million in pledges for the Catholic Community of Northeast Ohio. One of the components of the campaign was to strengthen Catholic Education and to provide facility upgrades.
Annually, Ss. Robert and William Catholic School awards scholarships to outstanding students in recognition of their deeds and accomplishments. To kick-off our Catholic Schools Week celebration this year, ten students were presented with scholarships for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, during the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, January 25, 2015.
The Girl Scout Troops from Ss. Robert and William School collected enough donations from family and businesses to fill a record 152 "Socks of Love." These sock bundles included a new pair of socks, one stuffed into the other, and filled with toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste. These 152 Socks of Love will be donated to the Shower Program at St. Malachi Center in Cleveland. All the excess toiletries were donated to Forbes House in Lake County.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School will be hosting its annual Catholic School’s Week Open House on Sunday, January 25, 2015, from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Join us for the 11: 00 a.m. Mass at the Church and stay for the Open House.
This open house is primarily geared toward new students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade six. It is a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to meet and talk with the teachers, walk the hallways with student guides, and receive registration and financial aid information for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is dedicated and committed to academic excellence and offers students the highest quality education with STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) based learning. Our administration and faculty are proud to offer advanced classes to students to prepare them for a quality education that will follow them through high school and beyond.
For more information, to schedule a private tour, or even to set up a shadow day for your student, contact the Admissions Director, Maureen Frydl, at 216.731.1515 extension 229 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our school’s website at www.srwschool.cc and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Ss-Robert-and-William-Catholic-School/105863876110885.
In our continued outreach efforts to the Ss. Robert and William Catholic School community, the National Junior Honor Society has collected numerous winter items that will be donated to Operation Coats for Christmas. Much appreciation is extended to the very generous students and families who live the spirit of this giving holiday season all year long.
SRW School Offers Advaced Classes in Algebra and Spanish to Prepare Students for the Next Step in Education
Many area high schools are offering programs in advanced math classes to eighth grade elementary students. Qualifying students are invited to enroll in a freshman level Algebra class. They attend this class at the high school with freshman students, to earn high school credit. It is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in pursuing higher level math courses such as calculus and statistics when actually attending high school after graduation at the elementary level.
December 10, 2014 SRW Holiday Story Hour “The Polar Express” at the Euclid Public Library 6:30 p.m. (Registration at the Library is required)
December 15, 2014 SRW School Christmas Concert 6:30 pm in the Church
December 16, 2014 The “Banquet” Free Community Meal 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall
December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Masses 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
December 25, 2014 Christmas Masses 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
December 31, 2014 Solemnity of Mary Mass 4:00 p.m.
January 1, 2015 Solemnity of Mary Masses 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
January 10, 2015 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
January 25, 2015 Catholic School’s Week Opens with Mass at 11:00 a.m.
SRW School Open House 12:00 p.m.
January 27, 2015 The “Banquet” Free Community Meal at 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall
January 28, 2015 SRW School Open House 6:30 p.m.