The Borromeo Bulletin - #5
Home of the Bobcats: September 20, 2020
Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl
Virtual Learning When Your Child is Home
1. Your child may be able to join in class but depending on what materials they brought home with them may not be able to complete all of the work.
2. The links to participate in their classes can be found in their google classrooms. Students in higher grade levels i.e. 5th grade and up will be able to "join" in with a greater level of independence than some of our younger kiddos. In other words, most should know where to go and what to do :-)
3. Teachers are always happy and eager to help but may not be able to respond to an email first thing in the morning to walk through the process as they are preparing to start their school day. We may be able to help facilitate this process from the office but cannot guarantee we will be able to do so as soon as class starts.
4. As we have continued to move through this hybrid/virtual model we continue to LEARN and GROW more and more each day. As I have told our teachers I think we might be pretty amazing at this by next year. In other words, we are all continuing to research, practice, make new mistakes, collaborate, learn and share. These practices will lead to tremendous growth but never perfection.
5. If your child does log in and participate in class they are marked as Virtually Learning for that day and NOT marked simply as absent. If they are capable and able PLEASE have them join in.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE! If you are a "true" virtual family I will be sending a google form link shortly to help all of us continue to reflect on our practices.
A note from Fr. Dotson:
Our school is blessed with a wonderful faculty and staff that do so much for the sake of our children.
This year, they are facing even more challenges than usual. As a school family, one of the best ways that we can support them is by prayer. We are asking every school family to choose one day during the school year in which they will pray for our faculty and staff in a very particular and intentional way.
The goal is to have every school day covered between now and the end of the school year, so that our faculty and staff know that they are covered by our prayers every day as they serve our children. To help with this, we have created a Signup Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B44A4AB2FA1FB6-school Each family is asked to sign up for at least one date. There can be more than one family on a date. Please help us with our goal of having every day filled. Our faculty and staff do so much, and this is a beautiful way for us to support them and show them our thanks.
Fr. William Dotson
KEEP EVERYONE SAFE - PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
You may have noticed that the side of 5th street adjacent to the school has now been ZONED A NO PARKING AREA from 6:00 am until 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. Our HOPE is that this will help alleviate congestion during morning drop-off and ensure student safety during parent pick-up. For those of us whose vehicles have paid the price of parking here perhaps we are saving another car or two in the process as well :-)
KEEP EVERYONE SAFE - MASK PROCEDURES
Meet the Teacher- Dr. Hardy
Dr. Mary Lee Hardy
years married? 38
Children: 1 son Jonathon, married to Shanda, children - twins - Wyatt and Genevieve, 1 daughter Cary, married to Sean, one son - Elliott
Who is your hero? Mother Teresa
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Anywhere close to my grandchildren
What is your favorite family vacation? Ocean - planned on whale watching until COVID hit
What is your favorite thing about being a teacher? I love the reaction when children learn. Their faces light up as well as my heart!
What is your proudest accomplishment? Watching my son’s graduation from the University of Notre Dame and my daughter’s from St. Louis University and my husband’s from University of Phoenix at age 50
What makes you laugh the most? Friends and Family
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Take my grandchildren to Disney World
If money was no object, what would you do all day? Travel the world with my family
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 2001 when we moved to St. Louis
What is the best gift you have ever been given? My husband, my children and grandchildren
If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead who would they be? Jesus, Mary, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul
What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas
What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Asked my husband and children to move to St. Louis for me to take a job
What is your favorite food? Crablegs
Treat? Homemade Coconut Cream Pie with Meringue
Restaurant? Mexican Restaurants with authentic food
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? A member of the Mayflower Compact, Cooke
What is your family motto- spoken or unspoken? There is nothing more important than family!
If you had a warning label, what would it say? Watch out! I’m a hugger! (COVID is very hard for me.)
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? My business teacher in high school. She really encouraged me.
What is your favorite family tradition? Giving personal gifts that require thinking about each person and what they would truly enjoy
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? A bear. Don’t mess with my cubs! At home or school. I like to take naps (hibernate).
Messages for Mr. Di.
THIS IS THE FINAL DAY.... Don't forget to send a message!!!
The social committee at school is working to put together a video for Mr. Di as a gift to help say good-bye. If you would like to record a special message to share or record a funny story or special memory it would be greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to honoring his many years of service at SCB. Please send your video clip to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20th in order to be included in the video. THANK YOU!!!
SCRIP- NEW INFO!!!!!!!!
Scrip Sales are Back!
We are excited to bring back the ability to support your SCB Family or parish ministry through the SCRIP program. As with everything else lately, new procedures are necessary to keep our volunteers and staff safe during the exchange of out gift cards. We would like to make the process as hands free as possible. Orders and payments will be made using the online system provided by ShopWithScrip.com. One of our coordinators will then fulfill your order and it will be available for pickup or child delivery.
· Login to your account on www.shopwithscrip.com.
o If you do not have an online account set up currently, please see the attachment Joining Our Scrip Program
o Use enrollment code: 39EE714A392
o Be sure to set up PrestoPay as well for your payment method.
· Choose the retailer you would like to purchase. You can find our preferred local vendors as available for purchase as well when you search retailers.
o One option is for "Gift Cards" which will be the physical cards you will pick up
o The second option is for "eCards" which are available instantly and can be scanned at the register. This is the preferred option. If you have never used the eCards - Give it a try!
· Add you items to your cart and check out using PrestoPay or the Credit Card option
· Your order will automatically be sent to our coordinator, and will be filled for pick up.
· An email will be sent to you after your order is received asking which pickup option you would like. Pick up options will include:
o The school office
o Child delivery
I know this is a change in everyone's normal routine for purchasing SCRIP cards. If you need any help at all please reach out to us at email@example.com. We can walk you through your online setup.
NEW THIS YEAR! YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR BASK!
We need to be able to properly staff BASK. Due to Covid, we have limited spots due to our staffing. It is VERY important to sign up as early as possible. Please try to avoid signing up the day of, but we do know that there are times that it can't be avoided.
Please send any changes or correspondence related to BASK to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is accessible by all BASK supervisors. Additionally, please drop a note to this email address if someone other than the typical pick up person is picking up. This helps us keep track of dismissal changes and keeps our kids safe.
****As a reminder, we prefer you pay with a check. If you need to pay with cash please contact the main office to discuss the process this year, as it needs to be adjusted due to Covid. Do NOT hand cash to the BASK workers, they do not have a place to lock it up.
The BASK Staff
INFO from the Nurse
Middle Schoolers (but especially 8th graders): Please make sure you are current with your immunizations. Due to new regulations, High Schools require all students to have TDap and Meningococcal.
Middle School Females: If you daughter experiences pain at certain times of the month and requires medication, please send a doctor's note with a bottle of medication that they are allowed to take. We also try to stock the bathrooms with "supplies". If you feel inclined to donate such items, we will gladly accept :)
If your child has allergies, please get a note from your doctor. Allergy symptoms mirror Covid-like symptoms. If we do not have a note from your doctor stating they have allergies, your child we be sent home.
PLEASE go to FACTS and fill out the medical portion of each child. It is very important for us to know about your child. Please let us know any medication they may take in the morning- ADHD, Allergy, etc
Deep thoughts from SCB.....
"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." --- Saint Francis de Sales
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
For the family and friends of three year-old Ambrose Fleming, nephew of Susie Choinka and Genny Glosier, who gained his angel wings this weekend after a tragic accident.
THANK YOU to ALL OF THE FAMILIES who continue to communicate with us openly and honestly to help ensure the health and safety of all.
Looking for ways to get involved...
Saint Charles Borromeo has COUNTLESS ways for families to become involved in our community. Every PARENT is an honorary member of our Home and School organization. This organization, as well as our School Board and Athletic Association are often seeking new members to serve as Board Members and / or heads of various committees. As these roles become available we will share additional details with everyone. This year is an AUCTION YEAR which also means countless additional ways to get involved with this event. If you are interested in becoming involved in this event please contact Jill Kessler at email@example.com
If at any time you have NEW ideas or ways for us to grow and come together as a community PLEASE feel free to share with us!
Box Tops- Help us earn money!!
Sign in on the computer or down load the Box Top App on your phone! It is SUPER easy!!! Be sure to choose our School (mine defaulted to another school and I had to delete and select SCB)
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE.
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
Redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase
EASY TO USE
No more clipping or sending Box Tops to school
Your school’s earnings are automatically updated online
Access special bonus offers on top of your Box Tops earnings
Teacher/Staff Wish List
THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased some of these items!!! If an item is highlighted it means it has been recieved.
Have you ever wondered if teachers or the office needs anything? Well wonder now more! We do! If you want to make someone happy, just open up the link and see what we need! Thanks!!!!
We are SO GRATEFUL for your support
How do I add money to my lunch account?
1) Send in a check made out to FSC with the students names in the memo
2) PREFERRED METHOD: Use PayPal (make them a "friend") and put into account firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to put students name in the memo
3) Send in cash. Put in a sealed envelope with students name(s) clearly marked.
How do I check my child's lunch balance?
Sign into FACTS:
go to "My Accounting"
then to "Cafeteria"
then to " Account"
Once you click on account, you can see what your children are purchasing.
New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.
* Oct 2: Dismiss at noon
* Oct 2: 2nd: Virtual Horse Race Fundraiser ( See Facebook for details @borromeoparishpicnic) To register your team: bit.ly/scb2020picnic
* Oct 5: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Oct.9: Outdoor Dinner and Outdoor Movie (See Facebook for details @borromeoparishpicnic)
*Oct10: Washers Tournament (See Facebook for details @borromeoparishpicnic) To register your team: bit.ly/scb2020picnic
* Oct 23-30: Fall Break
* Nov 25: Dismiss at noon for Thanksgiving- NO BASK!!!
* Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving break
* Dec 4: Dismiss at noon
* Dec 7: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Dec 23- Jan 4: Christmas Break- No School
* Jan 18: No School MLK Day
* Feb 12- Dismiss at Noon
* Feb 15- No School- Presidents Day
* Feb 16- Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 5: Dismiss at noon
* March 8: Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 1: Dismiss at noon- NO BASK
* April 2-12: Spring Break
* April 22: Confirmation 7PM
* April 24: 1st Communion
* May 3-5: 8th Grade Camp
* May 5-7: 6th Grade Camp
* May 7: May Crowning
* May 14: Field Day
* May 21: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM
Proud to be a Bobcat? We have a limited amount of car magnets available. If you would like one, send in $3 with your name on the envelope and I will send a magnet home with your child (put their name and Homeroom on the envelope).
Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning
We are constantly growing and learning.... see what we do when we aren't at home!
Ever wonder what goes on with our Youth Group? Here is your opportunity!
Great opportunity to share with fellow SCB parents. This is a closed group, so only SCB families may join
Stay up to date on important Home and School events and activities