The Borromeo School Bulletin #72
September 15, 2022
December 1, 2022 - Edition #81
A Reflection from Dr. Mullenschlader
The Coming of Advent
We have started the journey to Bethlehem. Each day, during Morning Prayer, we are hearing a part of the story of the Holy family's journey to Bethlehem. Joseph leads a donkey carrying Mary, who is pregnant with Jesus, for close to 90 miles. The journey probably took about a week or so and would have been grueling. Our Advent journey will take roughly 4 weeks and doesn't involve donkeys or grueling walks. The journey of Advent to Christmas morning will help the children understand and know that this time is a time to prepare our hearts. Even our littlest ones can prepare their hearts for Jesus. One step in preparing our hearts is going to Reconciliation. Children in grades three through eight will go to confession starting next week. Our hope is that they can take one more step in deepening their love of Jesus by experiencing his divine mercy and becoming the saint that God made them to be.
We are looking to beautify the inside of the school this Advent. If anyone has an extra Nativity, we would be grateful to have one and display it here. The Nativity is such a beautiful way to experience Advent and Christmas. Here is what Pope Francis wrote about the Nativity, "When, at Christmas, we place the statue of the Infant Jesus in the manger, the nativity scene suddenly comes alive. God appears as a child, for us to take into our arms. Beneath weakness and frailty, he conceals his power that creates and transforms all things."
Thank you to Mrs. Cook and the team of parents who helped us make the Book Fair a great success! We are so grateful for your help in supporting our school.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Narwhal's, Loaded Nacho, and Pleated Boutique fundraiser on 11/22/22. Thanks to the participation of all of you, we were able to raise $689 for SCB!!
“Special thank you to the Barteau Family and JC Car Care for sponsoring this month’s coffee truck event for our teachers and staff. Happy holidays from Steve & Sarah!”
“For more information on sponsoring drinks from Tom’s Coffee Truck for our amazing teachers and staff, please contact Bethany Benn, Bethany.email@example.com.”
Cold Weather is here!
Make sure the kids have the proper cold-weather gear to go outside. We will go outside for recess when we can.
Volunteer help is needed!
Use the link below to sign up for volunteer opportunities in the Lunch Room
Please make sure to update FACTS
Updating FACTS information - Please make sure to check your FACTS accounts for accurate information for the following information:
1. Emergency Contact Information
2. Phone Numbers
3. Current Employer and Occupation Information
4. Any address changes
5. Parish Information - Current Parish
6. Current medical information for your child
BASK invoices go out on the last of the month and are to be paid by the 20th of the month to avoid late fees
December BASK Sign up
If you sign your child up but no longer need it please delete them from the sign up or email their teach and Mrs. Freeman to let them now to send them to car pick up.
Feel free to email Mrs. Freeman with any questions or concerns. BASK@borromeoschool.com
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is stacking up. If students are missing items, we have three locations:
1. In the breezeway coming in from the upper parking lot.
2. In the breezeway coming in from the lower parking lot.
3. In the Preschool hallway.
2022-2023 Calendar Breaks
12/23 - 1/2/23 - Christmas Break
1/16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/20 - President's Day
3/20/23 - 3/24/23 - Spring Break
4/7-4/10 - Easter Break
5/26 - Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)
Upcoming Half Days/ Early Dismissal Days/ Days Off/ Community Events
Upcoming Half Days/ Early Dismissal Days/Days Off
12/2 - Noon Dismissal - Teacher Professional Development Day
12/21 - Early Dismissal (2:15 pm) - Teacher PLC Day
12/22 - Noon Dismissal - Christmas Break
1/6 - Noon Dismissal
1/18 - Early Dismissal (2:15 pm ) - Teacher PLC Day
2/3 - Noon Dismissal
2/15 Early Dismissal (2:15 pm) - Teacher PLC Day
12/6 - K-4 Mass
12/6 - Confession for 3rd and 4th
12/7 - Confession for 5th and 6th
12/8 - All School Mass - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
12/9 - All School Mass - St. Juan Diego - Virtue Mass for Determination
12/12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration (8:00 AM)
12/13 - 5-8 Mass
12/13 - Confession for 7th and 8th
12/14 - 4th Grade Caroling at Cedarhurst
12/16 - All School Mass
12/20 - K-4 Mass
12/20 - La Posada (after 8:00 Mass)
12/22 - All School Mass - 9:30 AM
Please submit any prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the All Things New Initiative, God will bless the process and grant his wisdom to the initiative's leaders.
For military members, to continue to serve our country safely and according to the goodwill of all men.
For all of the quiet intentions held in the hearts of our St. Charles Borromeo Community members.
St. Charles Borromeo School Flyers and Attachments
The date for the Night at the Derby Dinner Auction has been announced as Saturday, April 22, 2023, you can visit the Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/SCBdinnerauction
Want to get involved with Auction 2023 without taking on a lead role? Join a committee! You will have fun, connect with other parents and give back to our SCB community! Committee roles are only a commitment of about 1-3 hours a month December-March. Date/times are also available for the week of for set up. Thank you in advance for your help!
Safe Environment Information for Archdiocese of St. Louis
St. Charles Borromeo Office, Administration and Staff Contacts
Dr. Dan Mullenschlader - Principal
Mrs. Michelle Winkler - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kelly Koschmeder - Office Manager
Mrs. Liz Kennedy - School Nurse
Fr. William Dotson - Pastor
Fr. Eddie Godefroid- Associate Pastor
Mrs. Megan Ambrose - Counselor
Mrs. Monica Barnes - Accountant
Mr. Luan Nguyen - Technology Coordinator