The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 34
From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder
Building the love of reading in our students~
I was struck (but not surprised) when I reread the 4th graders book drive article in last week's Catholic Herald by the following statement, "Research shows that the number of books available to a child may surpass all other variables in predicting heir long-term success in school."
Growing up, we didn't have much money for new books but reading was an important part of my life. Twice a year at my public elementary school we participated in the R.I.F. (Reading is Fundamental) Program. On these days, we got to go to the library to pick out our own new, free book to keep. Another way to get my hands on books came in the form of the "Bookmobile." The big trailer full of library books made it all the way to our Northside neighborhood where we could check them out and return them the next time it stopped. Along with my mom's encouragement, these examples of access to books built my love of reading that I carry with me today.
Thankfully, these days, there are even more ways to help our children read such as reading on a Kindle or gift cards to Barnes and Noble. Let's not forget the staying power of library books. Did you know that the Wauwatosa Public Library has one of the highest circulation of books in our area? And God bless our lovely school Book Fair and its volunteers!
Hope your family finds some time to read this weekend!
Auction (April 29th, 2023) news~
A message from Auction Chair, Jeff Ramsey:
The Auction is 4 weeks away!! It will be an AMAZING night!! A few quick reminders:
- Buy your tickets!! Ticket sales go through April 16 - don't miss out!! You can buy tickets at the auction website. You can also view our catalog and see what amazing prizes we have up for auction! https://wauwatosacatholicschool.schoolauction.net/wcsauction2023/
- Stay tuned! The Kids' Raffle information will be coming out next week!
- Volunteer to help set up (Friday, April 28) or help the night of the auction (Saturday, April 29). The more people we have for set-up, the easier it will be. If you volunteer the night of the auction, you will get a free ticket - but still will get a bid number and still have fun that night! Please visit the volunteer site to sign-up!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aaea92eabffcf8-wcs2023?fbclid=IwAR3vVRfrjav-f2hkU9_8O4K8aSBOJynO1y4-2X05Kn__RVMe7LZYamidObM#/
We have some AWESOME items this year and our "Kentucky Derby" themed auction promises to be the social event of the season!!
Contact Jeff Ramsey (email@example.com) with questions.
Prefer NOT to drive the night of the Auction?
Make a night of it!! Get those overnight babysitters for Auction!
Event Summary: Wauwatosa Catholic School Auction Gala 2023
Start Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
End Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
Upcoming school events~
Info from Home & School~
April's Home and School Restaurant fundraiser is at:
Papa Johns - 15% is donated to WCS
Monday, April 17th
10:0am to 10:00pm
11504 W North Ave Wauwatosa WI
In addition to dine-in, supporters can participate in this fundraiser by Take out, Delivery, and Pick up. This fundraiser does not include delivery from 3rd-party delivery apps.
Online ordering Promo Code: PJFUND15)
Family Event - Carnival. We are looking for volunteers to help plan a carnival night for our school. If you are interested in help plan this event, please contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Grade collecting blankets
Join us for a band and orchestra concert!
Reconciliation Monday, 4/3/23~
VIP Day attire~
Some school calendars in circulation have April 6th as a Spirit Wear Day. This is incorrect. Students should dress up as there will be activity in church.
The Book Fair returns~
Also, save this date! (5/20/23, St. Bernard's, 5 till 8pm)
Around Tosa Catholic this week...
Additional WCS Saints~
The torrential rain that occurred on Monday, February 27 resulted in severe flooding in the basement of the school and church. The elevator was also affected. Eight wonderful members of St. Bernard Parish answered a call for help. WCS thanked them for their gracious work by including them in our March Awards Program celebrating the attribute of Risk-Taker. Each of our honorees received a certificate and were invited to a pancake breakfast prepared and served by our eighth graders. We will never forget that flooded day or the help bestowed upon us by this group of faithful parishioners!
Pasta lunch with Fr. Paul, our resident Salvatorian!
K4 works on hand-eye coordination in Phy. Ed. class
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April 2nd Pius Bulletin Highlights
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