The Borromeo Bulletin #42

Home of the Bobcats: September 19, 2021

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...

This week marks testing week for all of our students in grades 3-8. While these types of assessments provide just one piece of the puzzle related to the overall growth and progress of of our students we still want to ensure they are able to "put their best foot forward." A good night's sleep, a healthy breakfast and a positive morning pep talk are all at the top of the list for quick and easy test taking tips.

Tests are administered to students in grades 3 through 8. While we want to be able to collect this information on every child, we also want to ensure we are maintaining a safe and healthy environment. There are guidelines and procedures in place to allow for tests to be made up or even just portions of them should your child need to miss due to illness. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

THANK YOU for all you do EVERYDAY to ensure your child's success!

Continued prayers and blessings,

Dr. Voelkl


THANK YOU for your continued support in keeping our building healthy! Don't forget to bring water bottles and masks to school each day. Some of our primary kiddos have a difficult time keeping paper masks on the right way. If you have cloth ones they are comfortable they tend to do a better job with those. PLEASE also remember to ensure masks get cleaned and washed on a regular basis.

Special request! We are in need of both child size and adult size masks. If you can donate any we would greatly appreciate it.

If you have any COVID related updates that arise over the weekend please email


Hey Kids!!!! Do you want to earn an extra recess for your class??

Bring in your FULL Bottles to your home room teacher to support the Ladies Sodality "Bottle Booth". The class with the hightst average number of bottles per student will earn an extra recess!

Bottles must be new and unopened. Examples are:

Shampoo Cleaners Conditioner Soda (2 liter or 16oz plastic) Mouthwash

Ketchup Windex Syrup Salad dressing Mustard

Water Hand soap Cologne Steak Sauce Juice (plastic bottles)

Attention 5th-8th Students!!! Altar Servers Needed!

We are going to be reinstating altar servers at Mass. Because it has been over a year since we have had servers, any young person who wants to be a server, whether they have been one before or not, needs to fill out a form. The form is available online at

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Big picture


2021 Silent Auction Opportunities

We are accepting donations for our annual silent auction! Popular silent auction items include: *Timeshares *Sports Memorabilia *Themed Baskets *Man Cave / She Shed items *Sports and Entertainment tickets *Gift Cards *Company Products and Services.

Please also consider those antique, unique items that might be collecting dust in your basement, or last year’s unopened Christmas gift. These items are part of what makes our fall silent auction so unique, memorable and fun!

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

All items can be brought to the Parish Office or contact or contact Tammy Durso at (314)267-6634 or

If you have any picnic questions or would like to be involved, please contact Paul and Christine Woody at, (636)395-0769. We're especially in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. Please let us know if you'd like to learn more.

Helpful Parish Picnic Links:

Volunteer Sign-ups:

Raffle Ticket Online Purchases:

Ride, Food/Drink/Game, and Beef and Chicken Dinner Tickets:

Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic

Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic
Big picture
Big picture

Stem Class Request

Are you tired of stepping on random legos? Bag them up and bring them to school.

Stem is looking for lego daonations. Any size and random pieces are welcome!

Just drop them off in the Stem Room.


Please note the men's retreat has been rescheduled for February 2022.

The Women's Retreat will still take place as scheduled at this point. We will keep you posted if that changes.

Big picture


Car magnets are available in the school office for purchase. Cost is $3.00 each. Money can be sent in with your child, or stop by to pick one up.


Please see flyer linked below regarding the St. Charles Borromeo parish children's choir.
Big picture

Teacher Wish Lists

The link below highlights some extra "wish list" items from our teachers. They are ALWAYS grateful for the support of our wonderful parents and school community.


We are always thankful for the support of our community which allows our Mini-Vinnies organization to serve so many families. Please see below for details related to our upcoming NO KID HUNGRY food drive.
Big picture
Big picture


Senora Patrica is asking for any pictures of loved ones that have passed away, she will be collecting them now for their Day of the Dead Rememberance in Spanish class. Every year Senora Patricia remembers them with a beautiful display outside the Spanish classorom. She teaches the students about what this day means. You can start sending in pictures now until October 1. The students will be praying for these family members the whole month of October in Spanish class. Thank you for your help!


Greetings Bobcat Family!!

After a year off, we are so happy to announce IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!! Yes, St. Charles Oktoberfest, Sept 24th, 25th and 26th!!!!

Our St. Charles Oktoberfest is one of most fun, FUNdraisers of the year, and the proceeds directly benefit SCB and our student community as a whole, not only in the short term, but the future. After a year off, we are back in Frontier Park this year and looking forward to a fun and profitable event!

Just a reminder, 15% of Sales, 100% TIPS, and $1.00 for every stein sold goes to St. Charles Borromeo!

It’s a fun weekend for a great cause, and our success is because of YOU! Please sign up to take a single shift, or if your schedule allows, multiple. And don't forget--spread the word! The more we sell, the more we earn! This is a great event and fun for all!! We are looking for help to set up our booth, stock it, and of course, help sling all those frost cold beverages! It is well know that the Borromeo booth has the COLDEST beverages in the park!

This event fills up FAST, is a great way to meet Borromeo families, and after the year we've had, its a great way to get together agin as a parish family!! Oh, and did I mention....... (Free beer!!!)

Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us, our success is because of YOU and we couldn’t do this without your help!

Get your spot today!!

Sign up for a shift, or maybe even 2 at the below link:

Thank you in advance!

TJ Slattery and Tony Ganousis

Foobadap- OnLine Spiritwear Shop

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

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.


For peace and comfort for the mother of Mary Brdar and grandmother of Luka and Maya.

Prayers for the Iver family for the loss of J.D. and Cecilia's Great Grandmother.

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

For the members of our United States military whose lives were recently lost. For peace, healing and comfort for their families.

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.


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

THANK YOU to all the parents helping to plan and organize the MANY upcoming events.

Thank you to Tasha Turnbough and Clayco for donating these shirts for our littlest Bobcat Builders to go with their STEM lesson on teamwork.

Thank you to Jill Matthews for all of the PRE-K wish list items! They are so excited to play with them!

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Important Dates

* Sept. 20-23: ITBS Testing- do not schedule vacation or doc appts. please

* Sept. 24-26 Oktoberfest (see sign up genius)


* Oct. 1-3: Parish Picnic Weekend

* Oct. 22: Picture retake Day

* Oct. 25-29: No School Fall Break

* Nov. 1: No School Teacher PD



Dr. Jacklyn Voelkl - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Winkler - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Angela Schneider - Office Manager

Mrs. Casey Quarando - Nurse

Fr. William Dotson - Pastor

Mrs. Megan Ambrose - Counselor

Mrs. Monica Barnes - Accountant

Mr. Luan Nguyen

Athletic Association Website

Click here for more information from the SCB Athletic Association

SCB Parish Website

Look here to see what is going on in our parish.

SCB Early Childhood Center Facebook Page

Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning

SCB School Facebook Page

We are constantly growing and learning.... see what we do when we aren't at home!

SCB Youth Ministry Facebook page

Ever wonder what goes on with our Youth Group? Here is your opportunity!

SCB Home and School Facebook Page

Stay up to date on important Home and School events and activities