The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 20

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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9 more days till Christmas~

Dear parents and guardians,

It's been an amazing week from the Pancake breakfast to the 8th grade field trip to see "A Christmas Carol." We are so blessed. The highlight for me was having us all together for the WCS Christmas concert. Wow! The church was packed. Small but mighty prevails!

What follows is my greeting from that night. Perhaps it was hard to hear with all of the excitement.

"I’ve been thinking a lot this Advent season about what it looks like to build the Kingdom of God here on earth. While our community has its challenges, I truly believe we are hard at work reflecting the kingdom of Heaven at WCS. I have the good fortune to see it in many ways. I see older students praying with younger students at mass; we call them buddies; I catch pieces of classroom discussions that focus on understanding others’ perspectives. I can count on staff members to step in for each other when needed. I see successful drives to collect personal care items and non-perishable food for the less fortunate. And I witness the many contributions of amazing volunteers. These are just some examples. Certainly, children singing brings us closer to God as inevitably, I get goosebumps during children’s Christmas concerts and I’m sure some of you get a little teary-eyed. Tonight will be no exception. Enjoy this slice of the Kingdom of God."

Please click on this short video:

Inclement weather communication~

In the event of a school closing due to inclement weather or other unforeseen situation, I will send out an email to parents. If you feel as though you've changed your email recently, it is imperative you call the office to let us know. Additionally, we will post the closing on our social media pages. Even if you see that Wauwatosa School District has closed, you still need the official word from WCS.

This Saturday's basketball schedule~

Boys’ 8th grade- 9:15 @ Holy Angels

Boys’ 7th grade- 2:00 @ St. Jude

Boys’ 6th gr; white- 10:15 @ Christ King

Boys’ 6th gr; gold- 9:15 @ Christ King

Boys’ 5th gr; blue- 8:15 @ St. John Vianney

Boys’ 5th gr; gold- 8:15 @ Christ King

Girls' 5th grade- 8:15 @ St. Jude

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Students will attend a prayer service this week:

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Auction (April 29th, 2023) news~

The Lucky Draw~

At the Christmas Concert, I announced our big raffle for the school auction, "The Lucky Draw." The grand prize is Free WCS tuition for one child for the 2023/24 school year. Amazing!

The ticket cost $50 and only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Kathy in the school office. The drawing will take place on Feb. 22, 2023 @ 2:45 pm at WCS.

This raffle is available to us thanks to the generous contribution from the Kevin Donohoo memorial fund. Many blessings to Molly, Nora, and all of the Donohoo family.

A note from Home & School~

December has been a busy month for Home and School and we could not do any of this without our community. We started the month with our Teacher and Staff appreciation lunch sponsored by Home and Schools Sunshine fund and provided by Saz's. Then we had our 1st Pancake Breakfast where we saw so many smiles, were able to connect with each other and take some great pictures. This past Monday, we had sweet treat boxes for our teachers and staff. None of these events could be done without all the work of our volunteers. Thank you for donating to the Sunshine Fund. Thank you for volunteering your time, energy and coming to the Pancake Breakfast. Thank you for donating treats for our treat boxes. Your effort and time is incredibly valuable and we truly appreciate you spending it with us. Thank you for being a part of our Wauwatosa Catholic School community.

Scenes from the week~

Mrs. Wolf's Art newsletter for Dec.

Pictures from the Christmas Concert~

St. Bernard Parish newsletter 12/16/22

St. Pius Parish 12/16/22 newsletter

Starla’s Gourmet Seasonings –

With your purchases, we raised $675 for our school. Thanks for supporting this school fundraiser!

End of the year contribution~

As we wind down 2022, if you are considering making an end of the year charitable contribution, please keep Wauwatosa Catholic and our sponsoring parishes, St. Bernard and St. Pius X in mind. Thank you.

Good luck with your Christmas preparations!

Please follow us on social media @wauwatosacatholicschool on Instagram and search for Wauwatosa Catholic School on Facebook. Share our posts!

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

Kind regards,

Nicolle Schroeder


Wauwatosa Catholic School

414-258-9977 (ext. 110)

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