The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 17

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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Our tremendously thankful Thanksgiving Drive~

Tosa Catholic school families donated 861 items in 10 days (as represented by the stickers on the turkey feathers). We also had a matching donation for diapers which brought our total for diapers to $606.

Rodney V. from All Saints Catholic Parish expressed his gratitude and stated what a blessing this will be for those with such dire needs.

Thank you all for your support with this!

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The Tosa Turkeys made it to WCS!

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Red for the Donohoos~

Today marks the three-year anniversary of when Kevin Donohoo, father of Jack (Class of 2022) and Nora (7th), lost his battle to pancreatic cancer. In remembrance of Kevin, students were invited to celebrate his favorite team, the Wisconsin Badgers by wearing WI spirt wear (or the color red) in Kevin's honor. As a faith community, we ask that you keep close to your heart the entire Donohoo family throughout the holiday season.

4th grade leads us in a kindness prayer service and activity~

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Auction (April 29th, 2023) news~

Christmas basket raffle~

Wauwatosa Catholic School is raffling off a large basket to get you ready for the holidays.

After the masses this weekend at St. Pius X Parish is the last time to purchase a ticket, which are $5.

Wauwatosa Catholic School appreciates your continued support of their important educational mission.

The Lucky Draw~

You are NOT GOING TO BELIEVE this raffle we have planned for you!

It's not a trip (although there is potential for that.)

It IS definitely an experience.

Grandparents will be on board.

Does not involve pets that would live in your house.

Stay tuned for the big announcement at the Christmas Program!

Home and School news to share with you~

Pie Fundraiser Update:

Home and School thanks you for participating in our pie and ham fundraiser through Elegant Farmer. Through your participation we were able to raise over $1,100. The funds that Home and School raise goes towards the budget at Wauwatosa Catholic School. Thank you for supporting our school.

Thank you Potato Bar for our Teachers and Staff~

Home and School would like to provide a potato bar for our teachers and staff. Please consider signing up to bring an item on Tuesday, November 22nd. Thank you!

Restaurant Fundraiser - MOD Pizza

Return from Thanksgiving break with a meal made for you! Monday, Nov 28, 2022, MOD Pizza will host an All Day Fundraiser for WCS Home and School. WCS' Home and School will receive 20% of your bill to help support our school. Please see the flyer that follows for more information. Thank you for supporting our school.

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Pancake breakfast~

Home and School is hosting a Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 10th from 8am to 11am. Flyers advertising this event were sent home this week along with a ticket order form. Come join us for breakfast! We will also have a holiday photo booth for pictures. We know some will have winter sports but this will be a great event to stop in and eat prior or after your game. Let's enjoy each other's company while supporting the school.
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Holiday Lunch for Teachers and Staff on December 6, 2022.

The Sunshine Fund is providing a luncheon for the teachers and staff. We are hoping to have lunch and recess duty covered. Please consider signing up for a shift.
Advent in 2 Minutes (NEW!)

Advent is almost here~

We had quite a scare this past Sunday night when our neighbor's garage lit up in flames and we had to evacuate our home. Everyone was fine but the garage and the two cars in it were totaled. Because of this, I thought to check on my 10 year old after school the next day. He managed the day with the little sleep he had but was upset from something that happened to him among his classmates. I called some moms and we cleared things up. Though he was a little embarrassed that I stepped in, I could tell he felt heard and validated. I was thankful I was there to offer support.

St. Teresa of Calcutta said, "If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family." Kids don't have apartments or drive for a reason. They need their parents. Let us make it a priority to spend time with our children. Read a book together. Bake cookies. Sit next to each other at mass. (Check out the moment Miss Hawthorne caught of Mrs. Carey and her daughter at this week's school mass.) Your presence is so important and they grow up fast.

The whole WCS staff wishes you many blessings this Thanksgiving and a lovely start to the Advent season. Be sure to watch the 2 minute video above.

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If you should have any comments or suggestions, please email me at


Nicolle Schroeder


Wauwatosa Catholic School

414-258-9977 (ext. 110)

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Turkey trot to school

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