The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 5

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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Welcome back!

Dear Wauwatosa Catholic families,

Wow! It has been an amazing week and school hasn't even officially begun yet. We have been back together as a staff for our Back to School In-service. During the week, teachers participated in community-building activities, professional learning sessions, emergency protocol training with Officer Tracy, and a day at St. Jude's with other Catholic School colleagues for our Sustaining the Mission Program. We've connected with parents at the Welcome Back Picnic this past Monday evening and finally got to see students (and parents) at the Meet and Greet event last night. The positive energy is contagious! Thanks to Christina Ramsey and the rest of the Home and School Committee for all their contributions.

Keep us in your prayers this week as classes begin on Monday. While back to school is exciting, transitions can bring about discomfort or stress for some.

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Drop off and pick up-

Kindergarteners and 1st graders will be dropped off and picked up at the Harwood Ave. entrance.

All other grades should be dropped off and picked up at the Wauwatosa Ave. entrance.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Spirit wear and Uniform-approved stores are LIVE!

Order deadline is Wednesday, September 14.


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Congrats to Quinn Beutler!

Quinn won one of three of the backpacks filled with school supplies that were raffled at the Meet and Greet!
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Parent Involvement Program

Informational letters were sent out via email to you earlier. There are many opportunities to get involved at Tosa Catholic! Additionally, you may have your own ideas. Contact Ms. Kathy,, to discuss.

Safe Environment Certification for volunteers-

All WCS volunteers must have their Safe Environment Certification completed before volunteering. Please go to: to log into your CMG Connect Account to register for and complete the curriculum for your initial Safe Environment Certification. As a note, your initial certification expires after 5 years.

Pictures from Welcome Back In-service week

Lunch and Recess Volunteer Duty Sign-up Form

We need volunteers so that our teachers can re-energize themselves for the afternoon!

Below you will find the sign-up form for this upcoming week.

Note: K-3rd graders eat lunch first (11:40-12:10), then have recess (12:10-12:40).

Conversely, 4th-8th graders have recess first, then eat lunch.

Volunteers must have completed the Safe Environment Certification.

Volleyball volunteers needed!

All parents of players should sign up for 2 shifts to work this volleyball season.

Volunteering for volleyball can be counted as PIP hours and is a fun way to see our students play.

Middle school students are allowed to volunteer with adult supervision.

Fun at the Meet and Greet!

Recruiting Building and Grounds Volunteers

For more than two decades, a group of volunteers have done projects big and small for both the school and church (building walls and ceiling for Clairvaux Hall, painting, landscaping, general cleaning, etc.). Current participants work on Thursday mornings since they are now retired. With moves and general aging issues, they are down able hands. For this volunteer work to continue, Building and Grounds needs a new generation of workers! This new group may choose to work a weekday night, weekend day, or whatever fits their schedule. Remaining members are more than happy to assist in the transition. Contact Ms. Kathy to let us know you are interested.

Still time to purchase a WCS Spanish t-shirt!

Please submit your t-shirt order by Friday, Sept 16. Remember there are sizes: Youth XS through Adult 2xl so consider buying a shirt for each member of the family. T-shirts will be ready the first part of October. The shirts can be worn on scheduled spirit wear days and other indicated days throughout the year.

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Great to see everyone at the Welcome Back Picnic!

We are blessed!

When I was little, I always loved going back to school. My mom would walk me on the first day even though we lived across the street from my school :). Also, because my birthday is in September, I would get a back-to-school outfit as one of my presents and inevitably bust a hole in my tights on the playground. Do you remember your back to school days? Do you have a funny story to share with your child(ren)?

Thank you for following us on social media @wauwatosacatholicschool on Instagram and search for Wauwatosa Catholic School on Facebook. Please share our posts!

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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