The Borromeo Bulletin #48

Home of the Bobcats: November 21st

THOUGHTS FROM DR. VOELKL...

Happy Sunday to all,

This week marks our final week before the start of our Thanksgiving Break and the conclusion of our first Trimester of the 2021-2022 school year. Again this year, I am so PROUD of our teachers, so IMPRESSED by our students and so GRATEFUL for our parents. Our Saint Charles Borromeo village continues to come together allowing us not simply to survive but to thrive as we move through another somewhat untraditional school year.


I wanted to share a few thoughts as you review and reflect on your child's progress this week. I came upon a quote this weekend that spoke to me as a parent and educator, "There is enormous social pressure on parents for their kids not just to be the best they can be, but to be on par with, if not demonstrably better than, their peers." God blessed each of us with the amazing gifts of our children, and while each of them are fearfully and wonderfully made, they are all inherently different. Thus, I encourage you to look at your child's growth and progress over time. Did they put forth their best effort? Did they rise to their potential? Did they use their gifts and talents to the best of their ability? Just like every child on the soccer team cannot be the star goal scorer, every child in the classroom cannot be the highest achiever academically. Our goal and our responsibility is to meet kiddos where they are and grow them accordingly. Of course, there may be instances in which teachers notice certain habits, practices and/or behaviors that are hindering a child's growth. They enjoy the opportunity to dialogue with you openly and honestly so that we can adapt, adjust and modify our plans to meet the needs or each individual child. The greatest gift you can give your child is to celebrate them for their gifts, hold them accountable when they make choices that hinder them from reaching their potential, provide them with the love and support needed to grow, and hold honest and realistic expectations for their achievements.


And as always the "school" experience extends far beyond academics. We also strive to ensure our students grow in their faith, friendships and overall emotional well-being. If there are questions or information you would like to share with us in any of these areas we are always anxious to listen and support as well.


THANK YOU for continuing to share your children with us!

Dr. Voelkl

CAFE HELP

We could really use some help in the Cafe. Our first session (11:00-12:00) is a slower pace with K-3 students and is mostly helping open items, pass out disposable silverware and condiments, help kiddos stand in line patiently for recess, and help wipe off tables. The second session (12:00-1:00) is a much faster pace yet has lots of kiddos 4-8 grade in and out of the Cafe in less than an hour. This is mostly monitoring/walking the room and helping wipe off tables. Thank you in advance and thank you to those who have helped in the past and continue to help!


Sign up here!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084fada628a0fd0-bobcat

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THANK YOU to everyone who signed up for Parent Teacher conferences this week! We are looking forward to talking with you virtually. You should have received an email after signing up with the links needed to log in to your zoom conferences. PLEASE contact us if you have any questions! Mrs. Winkler and I will both be in the building Monday and Tuesday evening. If you are having difficulty logging in to your child's conference at your scheduled time please feel free to call the office or email us so that we can do our best to assist.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

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CHRISTMAS COOKIES

On Monday, you all received a Sign Up Genius to help with the tradition of baking cookies and treats for our staff. The staff all gets to take home a box or nice homemade treats. Last year we did not do this because of Covid. There are a few spaces available and if you wish to help please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADA628A0FD0-christmas

Thank you so much for helping with this tradition!

HOME AND SCHOOL MESSAGE

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SHOP FOR LIFE VENDOR FAIR

Sunday, Dec. 12th from 8 am – 1 pm in the gym. Please come support the teens going to the Pro-Life March by shopping from our vendors! If you ordered a poinsettia, these will be available for pick-up. We will also be selling Krispy Kreme donuts, have a raffle and lots of great items to purchase for Christmas gifts! Vendors include: Mary Kay, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Paparazzi, Color Street, homemade knitting/sewing, jewelry, purses, vintage toys, home décor and much more!

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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

There will be a 5:00 pm Saturday mass starting the 1st Saturday of Advent Nov 27th.

Also 1/2 of the church will be set up for social distancing, and the ropes will be removed on the other half.


Christmas Mass schedule is as follows:


Dec 24:

4pm (two Masses at this time, one in church, the other in the gym)

6pm Spanish

11pm Bilingual

Dec 25:

7am

9am

11am Spanish


On December 26, there will be no 6pm Mass.

Foobadap- OnLine Spiritwear Shop

We are excited to give you the opportunity to purchase additional items from our on-line Spirit Wear store!


*Foobadap is experiencing shortages and longer shipment times for their inventory, so orders might be slightly delayed. Foobadap appreciates your patronage and patience.


https://borromeo21-22.itemorder.com/sale

The password is: borromeo


The store never closes but order cut offs are the 1st and 15th of every month. School Delivery will then be after the 8th and 22nd of every month.


If you have any items you would like to see added to our collection PLEASE let us know so tht we can work with our spirt wear reps to offer them.

PRAYER REQUESTS


For all those suffering from and continuing to heal from COVID.


For Sr. Raquel Ortez, Parish Director of Religious Education, on the loss of her mother. May she find peace and healing.


For Conway Beckemeier, son of Mrs. Erin Beckemeier, as he travels to Michigan for safety and comfort as he undergoes additional testing and procedures to ensure his beautifully and wonderfully made heart continues to work properly.


For all the members of our United Stated military who continue to serve our country.



Please share your prayer requests with us so that we can add them to our weekly bulletin.

KUDOS CORNER



THANK YOU to all the parents that have signed up for conferences.


THANK YOU to all the parents who continue to help and volunteer in the Cafe.


THANK YOU to our home and school volunteers who continue to plan and organize community building events for all of us especially our recent DINE OUT NIGHT at Freddy's.

Mini Vinnies FOOD DRIVE SCHEDULE


Dec: It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli

Jan: Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable

Feb: Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups

Mar: Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes

Apr: It's What For Breakfast: Full Size Boxes of Cereal

May: Grains For Brains: NutriGrain Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars

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Important Dates

* Nov. 22-23: Conferences in the evening

* Nov 24-26 No School Thanksgiving Break

* Dec. 3: NOON DISMISSAL

*Dec. 3-5: Luke 18 Retreat

* Dec. 7: Chipotle Dine Out Night

* Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Holy Day of Obligation

* Dec. 10: 1st Reconciliation (2nd grade) 9:30

* Dec. 11: Breakfast with Santa (more details to come)

* Dec. 22: NOON DISMISSAL, Christmas Parties 11:00 am

* Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break* Jan 4 : First day back

* Feb. 4th Beer and Wine Tasting



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IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Jacklyn Voelkl - Principal

principal@borromeoschool.com

Mrs. Michelle Winkler - Assistant Principal

michellewinkler@borromeoschool.com

Mrs. Angela Schneider - Office Manager

office@borromeoschool.com

Mrs. Casey Quarando - Nurse

nurse@borromeoschool.com

Fr. William Dotson - Pastor

frdotson@borromeoparish.com

Mrs. Megan Ambrose - Counselor

mambrose@ccstl.org

Mrs. Monica Barnes - Accountant

MonicaBarnes@archstl.com

Mr. Luan Nguyen

SCBTech@borromeoschool.com

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