The Borromeo Bulletin - #8
Home of the Bobcats: October 9, 2020
Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl
As we continue to move through these final weeks of the first quarter of the school year, I still reflect often on what carried us through, what allowed us to continue to stay the course, to remain on this journey to educate our children in this everchanging world. I believe strength came to us in many ways, but our faith certainly carried us through and continues to do so. As our students learn about and experience their faith, we at times have to be deliberate in our approach and our message.
People remember and are affected by vivid experiences. When Jesus wanted His disciples to learn about servanthood, He got down on His knees and washed their feet. You can be sure those disciples never forgot that faith lesson! You can do the same with your children. For example, to help them experience the concept of grace, involve your family in giving to others without expecting anything in return. Or to encourage kind words as mentioned in Ephesians 4:29, invite family members to write or draw a kind note to one another.
Use teachable moments. Typically, when your kids are enveloped in emotion-packed situations, they are the most ready to grow. When circumstances provoke feelings of fear, sadness, anger, exhilaration, awe or wonder, be prepared to help them see how God is working. When your child is scared it may be the opportune time to teach about God’s presence. Jesus took advantage of teachable moments often, such as during the storm on the lake and with those who threatened to stone the adulterous woman.
Employ delight. Your kids will learn more when they enjoy the process. Make learning about and experiencing our faith fun! Few people gain a love for anything that feels monotonous. No one ever accused Jesus of being dull or boring.
Faith with shallow roots withers and dies ~ Faith that is watered and tended to grows and blooms ~
INFO from the Nurse
If your child has allergies, please get a note from your doctor. Allergy symptoms mirror Covid-like symptoms. If we do not have a note from your doctor stating they have allergies, your child we be sent home.
PLEASE go to FACTS and fill out the medical portion of each child. It is very important for us to know about your child. Please let us know any medication they may take in the morning- ADHD, Allergy, etc
MONDAY'S SPIRIT DAY IS PAJAMA DAY!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES and WEB FORMS
A FEW UPDATES....
Parent teacher conferences for the FALL will be virtual. We are continuing to do our best to monitor the number of in person contacts outside of our students and staff so as to allow for continued in person instruction. We are going to use SIGN-UP genius as our tool for scheduling and organizing conferences. At the middle school level PARENTS will schedule a conference TIME ONLY with their child's homeroom teacher. If you have concerns specific to another content area PLEASE feel free to reach out to that particular teacher in order to set up another time for a virtual or phone conversation.
In addition to the SIGN-UP genius link, you will receive a separate document with the link for each individual teacher's ZOOM sessions. This will allow you to join your child's conference at the scheduled time.
As ALWAYS PLEASE contact us with additional questions.
Meet the Teacher- Mr. Bobrowski
Leonard Bobrowski- Music
Children/animals: No to both, but I love other peoples’ pets!
Who is your hero? My mom.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? New York City, for all the cultural opportunities.
What is your favorite family vacation? Combined New York and Washington D.C. trip
What is your favorite thing about being a teacher? I love it when students “Get it” and are excited that they did/learned something that they didn’t know they could.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Taking care of my mom as long as I could before she passed away. It was a very stressful time, but with God's help I was able to do it until I couldn’t anymore.
What makes you laugh the most? Anything - I find humor when many people don’t. It used to drive my mom crazy - she didn’t want to sit by me because I laughed when others didn’t. Can’t beat the original Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Because I can be rather lazy, I would spend the day at the pool with a good book. I could get my laps in, and then veg out the rest of the day.
If money was no object, what would you do all day? I would get the best seat in the house and attend both parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and then a great meal at one of the fine restaurants in NYC, but with COVID I’m not sure that will happen any time soon.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1941, the year my mom and dad got married.
What is the best gift you have ever been given? My faith.
If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead who would they be? My four grandparents. I only knew one, and she died when I was ten, so it would be great to get to know them and find out what life was like in Poland. All four were immigrants. I would hope that at this dinner I could understand Polish!
What is your favorite Holiday? Holy Week and Easter, for all the spiritual blessings that come from these holy days, but I also enjoy the joy of the Christmas season.
What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Kissing on stage during our parish plays.
What is your favorite food? Usually Italian, but I am willing to try anything once.
Treat? Doozles vanilla custard (the real stuff) when I need to celebrate.
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Not that I am aware, but Polish royalty would be nice.
What is your family motto- spoken or unspoken? “Make your life a song to God.”
If you had a warning label, what would it say? “Don’t get me started!”
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? Sister Eucharia in 6th grade. She was firm, demanding, and made us work like the dickens. Talk about homework! She was less than 5 feet tall and older than God, but you did not cross her. Loved her dearly.
What is your favorite family tradition? I like baking the same Christmas cookies and bread that my mom did when I was growing up.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? A dolphin - I am a pretty decent swimmer.
These are a few of our favorite things.....
It has been crazy around here and you have all been so amazing. Many parents have reached out about teacher's favorite treats, so I thought I would share it with everyone. If you are so inclined to surprise someone, here are some of their favorite things
some more teachers and their favorite things....
OH NO!!! The whole page didn't transfer over and some people were left off. I believe we are all here now!
These are a few of our favorite things.....
Can you help once a month???
We would like to collect food for our Mini Vinnie Program. This program helps feed many families in the Orchard Farm school district. Please help as much as you can!
Oct 5: Give A Hoot, Donate Fruit: 15 oz. Peaches, Pears, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail in Juice
Nov 2: PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar
Dec 7: It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli
Jan 11: Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable
Feb 1: Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups
Mar 1: Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes
Apr 19: Grains For Brains: NutriGrain Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
May 3: It's What For Breakfast: Full Size Boxes of Cereal
SCRIP- NEW INFO!!!!!!!!
SCRIP has never been easier!!! Click here to learn more~
Scrip Sales are Back!
We are excited to bring back the ability to support your SCB Family or parish ministry through the SCRIP program. As with everything else lately, new procedures are necessary to keep our volunteers and staff safe during the exchange of out gift cards. We would like to make the process as hands free as possible. Orders and payments will be made using the online system provided by ShopWithScrip.com. One of our coordinators will then fulfill your order and it will be available for pickup or child delivery.
· Login to your account on www.shopwithscrip.com.
o If you do not have an online account set up currently, please see the attachment Joining Our Scrip Program
o Use enrollment code: 39EE714A3932
o Be sure to set up PrestoPay as well for your payment method.
· Choose the retailer you would like to purchase. You can find our preferred local vendors as available for purchase as well when you search retailers.
o One option is for "Gift Cards" which will be the physical cards you will pick up
o The second option is for "eCards" which are available instantly and can be scanned at the register. This is the preferred option. If you have never used the eCards - Give it a try!
· Add you items to your cart and check out using PrestoPay or the Credit Card option
· Your order will automatically be sent to our coordinator, and will be filled for pick up.
· An email will be sent to you after your order is received asking which pickup option you would like. Pick up options will include:
o The school office
o Child delivery
I know this is a change in everyone's normal routine for purchasing SCRIP cards. If you need any help at all please reach out to us at email@example.com. We can walk you through your online setup.
NEW THIS YEAR! YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR BASK!
We need to be able to properly staff BASK. Due to Covid, we have limited spots due to our staffing. It is VERY important to sign up as early as possible. Please try to avoid signing up the day of, but we do know that there are times that it can't be avoided.
* Your first bill will consist of charges from August 18- Sept 30. You will then be charged on a monthly basis with the bill being due on the 10th of each month.
Please send any changes or correspondence related to BASK to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is accessible by all BASK supervisors. Additionally, please drop a note to this email address if someone other than the typical pick up person is picking up. This helps us keep track of dismissal changes and keeps our kids safe.
****As a reminder, we prefer you pay with a check. If you need to pay with cash please contact the main office to discuss the process this year, as it needs to be adjusted due to Covid. Do NOT hand cash to the BASK workers, they do not have a place to lock it up.
The BASK Staff
Looking for ways to get involved...
Saint Charles Borromeo has COUNTLESS ways for families to become involved in our community. Every PARENT is an honorary member of our Home and School organization. This organization, as well as our School Board and Athletic Association are often seeking new members to serve as Board Members and / or heads of various committees. As these roles become available we will share additional details with everyone. This year is an AUCTION YEAR which also means countless additional ways to get involved with this event. If you are interested in becoming involved in this event please contact Jill Kessler at email@example.com
If at any time you have NEW ideas or ways for us to grow and come together as a community PLEASE feel free to share with us!
Box Tops- Help us earn money!!
Sign in on the computer or down load the Box Top App on your phone! It is SUPER easy!!! Be sure to choose our School (mine defaulted to another school and I had to delete and select SCB)
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE.
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
Redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase
EASY TO USE
No more clipping or sending Box Tops to school
Your school’s earnings are automatically updated online
Access special bonus offers on top of your Box Tops earnings
Teacher/Staff Wish List
THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased some of these items!!! If an item is highlighted it means it has been recieved.
Have you ever wondered if teachers or the office needs anything? Well wonder now more! We do! If you want to make someone happy, just open up the link and see what we need! Thanks!!!!
We are SO GRATEFUL for your support
How do I add money to my lunch account?
1) Send in a check made out to FSC with the students names in the memo
2) PREFERRED METHOD: Use PayPal (make them a "friend") and put into account firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to put students name in the memo
3) Send in cash. Put in a sealed envelope with students name(s) clearly marked.
How do I check my child's lunch balance?
Sign into FACTS:
go to "My Accounting"
then to "Cafeteria"
then to " Account"
Once you click on account, you can see what your children are purchasing.
New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.
* Oct.9: Outdoor Dinner and Outdoor Movie (See Facebook for details @borromeoparishpicnic)
*Oct10: Washers Tournament (See Facebook for details @borromeoparishpicnic) To register your team:
* Oct 12: PJ down day
* Oct 19- Spirit Dress down day
* Oct 23-30: Fall Break
* Nov 2: Spirit Dress down day- PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar
* Nov 9: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 16: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 23: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 25: Dismiss at noon for Thanksgiving- NO BASK!!!
* Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving break
* Nov 30: Spirit Dress down day
* Dec 4: Dismiss at noon
* Dec 7: Spirit Dress Down Day- It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli
* Dec 14: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Dec 21: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Dec 23- Jan 4: Christmas Break- No School
* Jan 11: Spirit Dress Down Day-Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable
* Jan 18: No School MLK Day
* Jan 25: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 1: Spirit Dress Down Day- Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups
* Feb 8: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 12- Dismiss at Noon
* Feb 15- No School- Presidents Day
* Feb 16- Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 22: Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 1--Spirit Dress Down Day- Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes
* March 5: Dismiss at noon
* March 8: Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 15--Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 22--Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 29--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 1: Dismiss at noon- NO BASK
* April 2-12: Spring Break
* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 22: Confirmation 7PM
* April 24: 1st Communion
* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 26--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 3--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 3-5: 8th Grade Camp
* May 5-7: 6th Grade Camp
* May 7: May Crowning
* May 10--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 14: Field Day
* May 17--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 24--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 21: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM
* May 28- Last day- Dismiss at 11!!!!
Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning
We are constantly growing and learning.... see what we do when we aren't at home!
Ever wonder what goes on with our Youth Group? Here is your opportunity!
Great opportunity to share with fellow SCB parents. This is a closed group, so only SCB families may join
Stay up to date on important Home and School events and activities