The Borromeo Bulletin #43

Home of the Bobcats: September 26, 2021

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...

Our students in Grades 3 - 8 did an amazing job working their way through testing next week. We are looking forward to a more "routine" week ahead! Alas, there will be A LOT of excitement in the air as final picnic preparations are made. Please read through the newsletter carefully for information related to final ticket purchases, volunteer opportunities etc.

Borromeo continues to be a wonderful community of faith and family. We are grateful for all of the families that spent time supporting our school at this weekend's Oktoberfest and who will again offer their time, talent and treasure at next weekend's picnic. Picnic weekend is a favorite among many!

Continued prayers for all of our families and beautiful weather for the week and weekend ahead,

Dr. Voelkl

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Thank you all for your continued support for the parish picnic!

We still have SEVERAL volunteer spots open.

Volunteer Sign-ups:

This is a great opportunity for 8th Grade service hours!

We need your help to make this event a success.

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Buy your Tickets ON LINE!

Please purchase ride tickets before Oct. 1! The parish only receives revenue on ride tickets purchased in advance!

There will be at least 8 rides/games at the picnic requiring 2-4 tickets each.

You can buy your game booth/food and beverage tickes early and get 3 tickets for $1. At the picnic they will be 2 for $1. *Food and Drink booths will only accept tickets, no cash!

Don't forget tickets for the delicious Chicken & Roast Beef dinner as well, who wants to cook dinner on Picnic weekend?

Ticket Link:

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Buy Raffle Tickets

You can also buy extra raffle tickets on line as well!

Here is the link

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Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic


2021 Silent Auction Opportunities

We are accepting donations for our annual silent auction! Popular silent auction items include: *Timeshares *Sports Memorabilia *Themed Baskets *Man Cave / She Shed items *Sports and Entertainment tickets *Gift Cards *Company Products and Services.

Please also consider those antique, unique items that might be collecting dust in your basement, or last year’s unopened Christmas gift. These items are part of what makes our fall silent auction so unique, memorable and fun!

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

All items can be brought to the Parish Office or contact or contact Tammy Durso at (314)267-6634 or

If you have any picnic questions or would like to be involved, please contact Paul and Christine Woody at, (636)395-0769. We're especially in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. Please let us know if you'd like to learn more.

Helpful Parish Picnic Links:

Volunteer Sign-ups:

Raffle Ticket Online Purchases:

Ride, Food/Drink/Game, and Beef and Chicken Dinner Tickets:

Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic

Thursday and Friday Pick Up and Drop Off

The Picnic tent will be set up after recess on Thursday afternoon so the top lot will not be used for pick up on Thursday, as well as, drop off and pick up Friday. We will be using the bottom lot only. We will send specific reminders regarding pick up and drop off prior to Thursday. Please remember to bring your patience.


THANK YOU for your continued support in keeping our building healthy! Don't forget to bring water bottles and masks to school each day. Some of our primary kiddos have a difficult time keeping paper masks on the right way. If you have cloth ones they are comfortable they tend to do a better job with those. PLEASE also remember to ensure masks get cleaned and washed on a regular basis.

Special request! We are in need of both child size and adult size masks. If you can donate any we would greatly appreciate it.

If you have any COVID related updates that arise over the weekend please email


Hey Kids!!!! Do you want to earn an extra recess for your class??

Bring in your FULL Bottles to your home room teacher to support the Ladies Sodality "Bottle Booth". The class with the highest average number of bottles per student will earn an extra recess!

Bottles must be new and unopened. Examples are:

Shampoo Cleaners Conditioner Soda (2 liter or 16oz plastic) Mouthwash

Ketchup Windex Syrup Salad dressing Mustard

Water Hand soap Cologne Steak Sauce Juice (plastic bottles)

Attention 5th-8th Students!!! Altar Servers Needed!

We are going to be reinstating altar servers at Mass. Because it has been over a year since we have had servers, any young person who wants to be a server, whether they have been one before or not, needs to fill out a form. The form is available online at

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Trunk or Treat

Back by popular demand!

Get your costumes ready!
Save the Date Sunday October 17th!

Details coming soon!

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Are you missing a cooler??

These coolers were borrowed for field day last year. If you are looking for your cooler, we still have it. Let us know if this is yours and we will get it to your kiddo or you at pick up.
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Stem Class Request

Are you tired of stepping on random legos? Bag them up and bring them to school.

Stem is looking for lego donations. Any size and random pieces are welcome!

Just drop them off in the Stem Room.

Information and Fliers from Local High Schools


Cor Jesu High school night is Thursday September 30th. Please pick up a flyer in the office if you are interested in attending. It is open to 5th -8th grade girls.


· St. Dominic will be hosting shadow days for 8th graders September 7 - December 10th. Your student can come live a day in the life of a St. Dominic student! Personalized parent tours are also available daily by appointment. Please register in advance at or call Victoria Luetkemeyer at 636-240-8303 ext. 111 for shadows or Bobbie Peters at 636-240-8303 ext. 108 to schedule a parent tour.

  • Virtual High School Nights will be held on 9/28, 10/4, 10/13. Sessions will begin online at 7:00 and 7:50 p.m. and each session will be followed by a question and answer session with our student speakers and our administrators. Please register in advance on our website at:

St. Dominic's Open House will be held on October 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to come take a tour of our beautiful 50-acre campus, meet with our college guidance coordinators, teachers, students, coaches and club moderators. Pre-register your tour at:


See the information linked below regarding Feeder Team Baseball

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Please see flyer linked below regarding the St. Charles Borromeo parish children's choir.
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Teacher Wish Lists

The link below highlights some extra "wish list" items from our teachers. They are ALWAYS grateful for the support of our wonderful parents and school community.


We are always thankful for the support of our community which allows our Mini-Vinnies organization to serve so many families. Please see below for details related to our upcoming NO KID HUNGRY food drive.
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Senora Patrica is asking for any pictures of loved ones that have passed away, she will be collecting them now for their Day of the Dead Rememberance in Spanish class. Every year Senora Patricia remembers them with a beautiful display outside the Spanish classorom. She teaches the students about what this day means. You can start sending in pictures now until October 1. The students will be praying for these family members the whole month of October in Spanish class. Thank you for your help!

Foobadap- OnLine Spiritwear Shop

We are excited to give you the opportunity to purchase additional items from our on-line Spirit Wear store!

The password is: borromeo

The store never closes but order cut offs are the 1st and 15th of every month. School Delivery will then be after the 8th and 22nd of every month.

If you have any items you would like to see added to our collection PLEASE let us know so tht we can work with our spirt wear reps to offer them.


For peace and comfort for the mother of Mary Brdar and grandmother of Luka and Maya.

For all those suffering from and continuing to heal from COVID.

For the members of our United States military whose lives were recently lost. For peace, healing and comfort for their families.

For all the members of our United Stated military who continue to serve our country.

Please share your prayer requests with us so that we can add them to our weekly bulletin.


THANK YOU to all the parents who continue to help and volunteer in the Cafe.

THANK YOU to all the parents helping to plan and organize the MANY upcoming events.

THANK YOU to all the parents who purchased items from Teacher Wish Lists!

THANK YOU to all of parents volunteering their time to coach, assist, and cheer on our athletic teams. Special thanks to our Athletic Association coordinators who ensure all of these events run smoothly.

THANK YOU to all of our Oktoberfest volunteers.

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Important Dates

* Sept. 20-23: ITBS Testing- do not schedule vacation or doc appts. please

* Sept. 24-26 Oktoberfest (see sign up genius)


* Oct. 1-3: Parish Picnic Weekend

* Oct. 22: Picture retake Day

* Oct. 25-29: No School Fall Break

* Nov. 1: No School Teacher PD



Dr. Jacklyn Voelkl - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Winkler - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Angela Schneider - Office Manager

Mrs. Casey Quarando - Nurse

Fr. William Dotson - Pastor

Mrs. Megan Ambrose - Counselor

Mrs. Monica Barnes - Accountant

Mr. Luan Nguyen

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