The Borromeo Bulletin - #9
Home of the Bobcats: October 19, 2020
Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl
Happy Sunday to all,
This week marks our final week before the start of our now traditional Fall Break and the conclusion of our first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. If you had asked me on day one of this school year if we would have "made it" to this point my answer would have been a pretty definitive no. I am so PROUD of our teachers, so IMPRESSED by our students and so GRATEFUL for our parents. Our Saint Charles Borromeo village came together and in doing so not only survived but thrived over the course of these last few weeks and months. Traditionally, this is the newsletter where I offer helpful tips and questions for talking and sharing with teachers during conferences. I will share more information on this in a separate email on TUESDAY along with REPORT CARDS. This morning I wanted to share a bit about regarding the reflection process as you review and reflect on your child's progress later this week. I came upon a quote this weekend that spoke to me as a parent and educator, "There is enormous social pressure on parents for their kids not just to be the best they can be, but to be on par with, if not demonstrably better than, their peers." God blessed each of us with the amazing gifts of our children, and while each of them are fearfully and wonderfully made, they are all inherently different. Thus, I encourage you to look at your child's growth and progress over time. Did they put forth their best effort? Did they rise to their potential? Did they use their gifts and talents to the best of their ability? Just like every child on the soccer team cannot be the star goal scorer, every child in the classroom cannot be the highest achiever academically. Our goal and our responsibility is to meet kiddos where they are and grow them accordingly. Of course, there may be instances in which teachers notice certain habits, practices and/or behaviors that are hindering a child's growth. They enjoy the opportunity to dialogue with you openly and honestly so that we can adapt, adjust and modify our plans to meet the needs or each individual child. The greatest gift you can give your child is to celebrate them for their gifts, hold them accountable when they make choices that hinder them from reaching their potential, provide them with the love and support needed to grow, and hold honest and realistic expectations for their achievements. I loved playing basketball as a child. My dad will tell you that I was a pretty good point guard :-) I am five feet two inches on a good day. I was never going to be a star but I worked hard, played hard and enjoyed almost every minute of my dad encouraging me on the court. THANK YOU for continuing to share your children with them. We are always blessed to spend another day on this journey with them ~
INFO from the Nurse
Your trash may be our treasure: The nurses office is in need of a two drawer file. If you have one that you are willing to part with, please let us know!
If your child is sick, please notify Mrs. Quarando at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Sign ups and Zooms
Middle School (please sign up only for your HR teacher):
(Wednesday is the first link under each teacher)
K - Scheffer
K - Shaw
1 - Cottone
1 - Santel
2 - Bredensteiner
2 - Higgins
3 - Kahrhoff
3 - Slade
4 - Beckemeier / Wilson
5 - Hodges / Taylor
6 - Dinh
6 - Hardy
7 - Hynes
8 - Lammert
8 - Reinsch
Art - Cay
Music - Bobrowski
PE - Kneale
Spanish - Classen
STEM - Koepke
Fundraiser at Narwhals!
Hey SCB Parents!!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for this Thursday 10/22, Narwhals Crafted Fundraiser benefiting Borromeo!! Kick off Fall Break with a tasty adult beverage Or start your Christmas shopping early with gift card purchases! Just mention the Borromeo fundraiser when you order!
It’s all carry out unless you have a reservation so order online and pickup on your way home from school.
I’ll be making a flyer to send home with each kid next week but wanted to give you all a heads up so we can earn the most money for SCB!!
Please tell your friends and family!! I’ll share the SCB code for online ordering as soon as I have it.
Can you help once a month???
We would like to collect food for our Mini Vinnie Program. This program helps feed many families in the Orchard Farm school district. Please help as much as you can!
Oct 5: Give A Hoot, Donate Fruit: 15 oz. Peaches, Pears, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail in Juice
Nov 2: PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar
Dec 7: It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli
Jan 11: Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable
Feb 1: Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups
Mar 1: Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes
Apr 19: Grains For Brains: NutriGrain Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
May 3: It's What For Breakfast: Full Size Boxes of Cereal
New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.
* Oct 19- Spirit Dress down day
* Oct 23-30: Fall Break
* Nov 2: Spirit Dress down day- PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar
* Nov 9: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 16: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 23: Spirit Dress down day
* Nov 25: Dismiss at noon for Thanksgiving- NO BASK!!!
* Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving break
* Nov 30: Spirit Dress down day
* Dec 4: Dismiss at noon
* Dec 7: Spirit Dress Down Day- It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli
* Dec 14: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Dec 21: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Dec 23- Jan 4: Christmas Break- No School
* Jan 11: Spirit Dress Down Day-Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable
* Jan 18: No School MLK Day
* Jan 25: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 1: Spirit Dress Down Day- Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups
* Feb 8: Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 12- Dismiss at Noon
* Feb 15- No School- Presidents Day
* Feb 16- Spirit Dress Down Day
* Feb 22: Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 1--Spirit Dress Down Day- Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes
* March 5: Dismiss at noon
* March 8: Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 15--Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 22--Spirit Dress Down Day
* March 29--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 1: Dismiss at noon- NO BASK
* April 2-12: Spring Break
* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 22: Confirmation 7PM
* April 24: 1st Communion
* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day
* April 26--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 3--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 3-5: 8th Grade Camp
* May 5-7: 6th Grade Camp
* May 7: May Crowning
* May 10--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 14: Field Day
* May 17--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 24--Spirit Dress Down Day
* May 21: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM
* May 28- Last day- Dismiss at 11!!!!
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
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