The Borromeo Bulletin - #2

Home of the Bobcats: August 29, 2020

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl

I think I am tired :-) We enjoyed a great five day week of learning, playing and growing together! The transition back to school requires a healthy dose of time spent on procedures, routines, expectations, as well as building and reestablishing relationships. We are so grateful that we have had this time together to work on these important tasks so that we can take the next step on our journey. A school can be defined as an institution for the teaching of children. While we will continue to practice the proper way to wash our hands and which dot to stand on as we leave the Cafe, the weeks ahead will also be filled with teaching and learning! This work includes delving into the strengths of each individual student and developing carefully considered plans for their continued growth. Our teachers are EXCITED for the opportunity to delve into their content as they strive to fill the hearts and minds of their students with knowledge, wisdom and a love for learning. We hope that you are able to join us for our UPCOMING BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS where we will share information related to what your child will be learning this year and how we will accomplish these goals. PLEASE NOTE these sessions are virtual as we are still limiting in person gatherings within the building. You will receive a ZOOM link from your child's grade level teacher prior to your session to allow you to join the session. These meetings will also be recorded should your schedule preclude you from joining at the scheduled time. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED support and patience. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve all the members of our Saint Charles Borromeo community.


Kindergarten ZOOM - 6:00 pm

First Grade ZOOM - 6:45 pm

Second Grade ZOOM - 7:30 pm


Third Grade ZOOM - 6:00 pm

Fourth Grade ZOOM - 6:45 pm

Fifth Grade ZOOM - 7:30 pm


Middle School ZOOM - 6:00 pm

Preschool ZOOM - 7:00 pm

Meet the Teacher- Teresa Holliday PK3

Teresa Baldi-Holliday- PK3

Married? Yes

years married? 19.5

Children: Step Daughter , Emily (25), Son Joseph (18) AirForce, Son Michael (15) Sophomore at St. Dominic

Who is your hero? Mother Teresa

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Near a beach

What is your favorite family vacation? Bahamas

What is your favorite thing about being a teacher? Being able to teach about our Faith, seeing their excitement when they learn something new.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My children!

What makes you laugh the most? My family, friends and especially my preschool friends!

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Sit at the beach and relax

If money was no object, what would you do all day? Open up community centers in high crime areas for kids to go hang out.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1987, To experience High School again.

What is the best gift you have ever been given? My Family

If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead who would they be? Jesus, Mary, Mother Teresa and my Dad

What is your favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving

What is the most daring thing you've ever done? Rode on the back of a motorcycle...not my favorite thing to do.

What is your favorite food? Steak/Shrimp

Treat? Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Restaurant? Mexican and Italian

Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Cousin-Christian Stolte from Chicago Fire, Law Abiding Citizen, Public Enemies, Prison Break and a few more movies.

My Nephew (Nicholas Caruso) Author of Does It Fart? True or Poo? Believe it or Snot. His books are in many languages and he has a show for one of his books in China.

What is your family motto- spoken or unspoken? Friends may come and go, but Family should always be there...

If you had a warning label, what would it say? I am not your maid, Pick up after yourself! (I have teenagers lol)

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? Mr. O’Donnelly, he cared about his students.

What is your favorite family tradition? White elephant game at Christmas, as a family (siblings) sponsoring a family in need.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? White Polar Bear. Like a polar bear, I enjoy swimming, nap, have fun and pretty laid back.

Deep thoughts from SCB.....

Great words from Mother Teresa

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

"Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service."


~Please pray for Mrs. Leonhard and her family. Her mother-in-law passed away just shy of turning 100.

~One of Conway Beckemeier's (8th grade) nurses from Children's and a founder of Camp Rhythm (summer camp for kids with serious heart conditions) is currently in ICU battling Covid (day 6). Please keep our beloved Charlotte in your prayers. Last update they were trying the plasma. Her husband is also ill, but stable enough to be home.

~Please pray for Hayden Fitzpatrick (PK4) and her family. Her Papa is going through a lot right now. In the very near future he will need to have surgery to remove a lump they found on his kidney, and then also he will need to have open heart surgery. They are all very nervous and emotional about this, but they also know that God has a plan and they will just need to trust in Him. Everyone, please lift him up in prayer!

Kuddos Korner

~ Thank you to Bethany Benn for organizing our Kendra Scott fundraiser! She helped us raise over $600!!!!! They were so thrilled with the amount of sales that they even offered to donate some items to our Auction! WAY TO GO Bethany and crew!!!!


We are continuing to add documents and forms to our FACTS page. PLEASE check regularly for updates and information. At this time if you have NOT clicked on the WEB FORMS tab on the left hand side of your account we do ask that you do click here as there are medical forms that document important information.

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

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!


THANK YOU to everyone who brought in PAPER, WIPES, SANITIZER etc. We are grateful! A general reminder from MANY of our teachers, PLEASE ensure that your child has a set of EARPHONES for SCHOOL and HOME. Many of them enjoy using their earbuds at home and then forget to return to school with them.

Box Tops- Help us earn money!!

Thank you to everyone that has been sending in your box tops!!!

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)


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


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

SCRIP- Learn more here!

Essentially, it is FREE MONEY for our parish and school. The concept is simple. We purchase gift cards (SCRIP) from popular retailers, grocers, and restaurants at a discount of their face value. We then sell those cards at face value, leaving behind a small chunk of profit for the church and school.

How Can I Participate? Click the link below to find out!

Foobadap- OnLine Spiritwear Shop

We are excited to continue with our on-line Spirit Wear store!

Once we have confirmed available options and selections we will send links and details to allow for online purchases.



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.

BASK is available on Sept 4. Please pack a lunch for your child/ren. We will NOT provide lunch.

Please send any changes or correspondence related to BASK to 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

How do I add money to my lunch account?

For now, these are the ways that you can put money on your shared family lunch account. Due to Covid, we would prefer not to handle checks or Cash. We would prefer that you use Paypal, but you will be charged a fee unless you mark them as a "friend" or "personal". I am not sure exactly what it says, but do not choose them as a business otherwise you will be charged a fee. The fee will not show up until it is entered into the lunch account. If you give FSC $20 as a business, the fee will be taken out and the remainder will be added to your account. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE PUT YOUR STUDENTS NAME IN THE MEMO!!!! It is very difficult to add money to an account especially if the PayPal account name doesn't match a name at our school.

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 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.


Please check FACTS for the menu
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Important Dates

New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.



* Sept 4: Dismiss at noon - NO LUNCH will be served.Bring a lunch!

* Sept 7: No School- Labor Day

* Sept 8: Zoom Open House for K-2

* Sept 9: Zoom Open House for 3-5

* Sept 10: Zoom Open House for Middle School

* Oct 2: Dismiss at noon

* Oct 3-4: Parish Picnic **** There ARE STILL plans to hold this event in some form. STAY TUNED for additional information.

* Oct 23-30: Fall Break


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 Parent Support Group Facebook Page

Great opportunity to share with fellow SCB parents. This is a closed group, so only SCB families may join

SCB Home and School Facebook Page

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