The Saints' Sentinel, vol. 3

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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For Middle Schoolers-

Mrs. Clementi is asking that you have 2 "college ruled" composition notebooks. The website only requests one and does not specify "wide ruled" or "college ruled." Thank you!

What is the measure of a great school?


Learn to play a musical instrument this year at WCS!

I am excited to announce that we will be partnering with Gateway Organization Milwaukee to offer students the opportunity to take either string (3rd grade or older) or band (4th grade or older) instrument lessons! Students will have a one on one private lesson once a week during the school day for 20 mins. They will also have a group lesson, before or after school for 45 mins. They will work up to performing at concerts and they will play in our Christmas Program (12/13). Cost is $450.00 plus rental of the instrument. Scholarships for up to half of the price are available. Sign up at the Meet and Greet (8/25).
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Family photo with In-Focus Photography

Please read Mary's correspondence from In-Focus Photography:

Thanks to those who signed up to have your family photos taken by In-Focus Photography. Unfortunately, we did not have enough people scheduled to set up at Wauwatosa Catholic, so we won't be able to bring our lights and gear for the evening.

We would like to extend an offer for you and your family to set up a session at our studio. This session would be at a date and time that works for your family and our photographers. You would simply call our studio at 414-483-2526 and set up your appointment. Our studio is located in St Francis WI about 20 minutes from Wauwatosa Catholic School. The photo session would be approximately 15 minutes and you would be able to choose your favorite photos immediately after the session. Allow 45-60 minutes for the entire process. Your family would receive a 50% discount on our regular studio pricing.If you prefer a 30 minute location session it would be $99.

With the holidays right around the corner, appointments book quickly so give us a call to set up an appointment. Feel free to check out our website HERE. Or copy and paste the link below into your browser

We hope to hear from you soon to take some amazing family photos.

Bienvenida a Sra. Kemnitzer!

Cece Kemnitzer will be joining Sra. Lindsay Hoffman in our WCS Spanish Department. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru and has a background in business. She called Chicago home for two decades but has resided in Pewaukee for the past two years with her husband, 5 year-old twin boys, Claudio and Rafael, and their Wheaten Terrier puppy, Munay. She loves kids and enjoys teaching both the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture. Every class the children should be ready to dance, sing, and learn espaƱol with Ms. Cece!

Ms. Cece will teach K3 - 2nd grades and Sra. Hoffman will teach 3rd - 8th grades.

Hablando del espanol...

Show your WCS pride by purchasing one of these camisetas fabulosas! Sign up to purchase one (or two or three) at the Meet and Greet. Cost will be around $16.00. Students will be able to wear them on special "dress down" days. A hearty shout-out and gracias to Sra. Hoffman and her cousin for designing the T-shirts!
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Consider hot lunch for your student!

Our hot lunches our brought to us from Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI). Their food service program is a training venue where clients receive real-world experience and improve the health of the community by providing healthy meals to charter schools and early learning centers, and complementary nutrition education to schools they partner with. WCS is proud to utilize their program because this aligns with our mission.

Sample lunches include:

  • beef teriyaki, brown rice, baby carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit, and choice of milk
  • beef and cheese burrito, steamed corn, seasonal fruit, and choice of milk
  • hamburger, steamed green beans, seasonal fruit, and choice of milk

Each lunch costs $4.50. It's a great alternative when you are running out of time or your child is getting tired of cold sandwiches!

Info re: Parent Involvement Program (PIP) coming soon!

Look for a separate email from me this week with sign up times for lunch and recess duty. Your volunteerism gives our teachers a chance to eat lunch, use the restroom, and recharge for the afternoon.

Briefly for families new to WCS-

This is a win-win program. We are able to keep our costs down because of your 40 service/volunteer hours given throughout the school year and your child(ren) love that you are involved with their learning. Parents of K3 students attending 2 or 3 days a week have fewer required PIP hours.

Have you registered for the Cornhole Classic yet?

Everyone is welcome!
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Seeking volunteer to care for new plants

Plants add so much life to a space! Would you, or a grandparent, be interested in keeping our new greenery alive? PIP hours! Thanks for considering.

Ideas for this area?

Our Mary statue is so precious! I am looking for ways beautify this area. I added some plants but does anyone have ideas for seating? Maybe a wood bench would be better than the chairs that were here...? Let us know if you have ideas.
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Spend some quiet time with those you love!

We will be in full swing before you know it, ready for all this school year will bring.

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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