The Borromeo Bulletin #39

Home of the Bobcats: August 28, 2021

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...

THANK YOU for another great and exciting week! We have another busy week ahead with Back to School Nights and our half day Friday reserved for faculty professional development. In preparation for our Back to School Nights we are asking all parents to do a bit of homework. When we first embark on this journey called parenting our first and only goal is often survival. Over time this goal changes and shifts into multiple goals no longer related to our ability to survive but on the hopes and dreams we have for our children. As you prepare to listen and learn about the new academic skills your child will acquire this year and the new experiences they will encounter we also STRONGLY encourage you to reflect on what you truly hope your child gains from their school experience. Partnering, communicating and working with our parents is essential to teaching, guiding and growing life long learners.

"Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly ~"

Picture Day- ORDER HERE!

Make it easy! Order here Order now! Picture Day is September 2. You may wear school appropriate dress down/up for this day


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Car magnets are available in the school office for purchase. Cost is $3.00 each. Money can be sent in with your child, or stop by to pick one up.


We are looking forward to our upcoming BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS! Please note these sessions will provide an overview of curriculum at your child's grade level as well as classroom expectations, routines, procedures etc. There will be an in person and virtual option for all families at the dates and times listed below. In addition to classroom information we will be sending out separate videos/ slide shows with a greeting from Father Dotson, overall school information, additional information from our youth minister, Kristin Williams and IMPORTANT PARISH PICNIC updates.

PRIMARY (K,1,2) Tuesday, August 31st

Session 1 6-6:25, Session 2 6:30-6:55

Parents are invited to either attend in person or will be able to view the presentations in real time. Directions for the virtual option will be sent home prior to Tuesday evening.

INTERMEDIATE (3, 4, 5) Wednesday, September 1st

Parent Night- Session 1 6-6:25, Session 2 6:30-6:55

Parents are invited to either attend in person or will be able to view the presentations in real time. Directions for the virtual option will be sent home prior to Wednesday evening.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6, 7, 8) Thursday, September 2nd

One Meet the Teacher Session 6:30 - 7:30

Middle school teachers will be sharing a presentation in advance. Parents will have the opportunity to visit individual classrooms to meet teachers and ask any additional questions.


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 nd school community.


We have a variety of positions we are HOPING to fill. For more complete job descriptions, hours and pay rate information please email
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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!


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This past weekend the Cub Scouts had a bunch of fun! Friday night we went stargazing at Brommelsiek Park with the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri. Then, Saturday morning, the Scouts caught over 100 fish at Busch Wildlife!

Join us at our School Nite to Join Scouting: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Lower Parking Lot, St. Charles Borromeo School

Apply online: Click here to register and join Pack 351

Our Pack meets every third Wednesday of the month and is open to boys and girls from Primary – Fifth Grade

Additionally, you are welcome to join us for our final summer Pack event, The Water Bottle Rocket Launch, Saturday, Aug. 28 1-3 p.m. on the upper soccer field of the Academy of the Sacred Heart; bring an empty 2-liter soda bottle.

For more info contact Phil Kuhlmann at 636-578-5445 or

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It's back! Get your friends together and join us for trivia on Friday, September 10th! Check out the link below for more details. #ItsOn #MayTheBestTeamWin #Trivia


Greetings Bobcat Family!!

After a year off, we are so happy to announce IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!! Yes, St. Charles Oktoberfest, Sept 24th, 25th and 26th!!!!

Our St. Charles Oktoberfest is one of most fun, FUNdraisers of the year, and the proceeds directly benefit SCB and our student community as a whole, not only in the short term, but the future. After a year off, we are back in Frontier Park this year and looking forward to a fun and profitable event!

Just a reminder, 15% of Sales, 100% TIPS, and $1.00 for every stein sold goes to St. Charles Borromeo!

It’s a fun weekend for a great cause, and our success is because of YOU! Please sign up to take a single shift, or if your schedule allows, multiple. And don't forget--spread the word! The more we sell, the more we earn! This is a great event and fun for all!! We are looking for help to set up our booth, stock it, and of course, help sling all those frost cold beverages! It is well know that the Borromeo booth has the COLDEST beverages in the park!

This event fills up FAST, is a great way to meet Borromeo families, and after the year we've had, its a great way to get together agin as a parish family!! Oh, and did I mention....... (Free beer!!!)

Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us, our success is because of YOU and we couldn’t do this without your help!

Get your spot today!!

Sign up for a shift, or maybe even 2 at the below link:

Thank you in advance!

TJ Slattery and Tony Ganousis



The St. Charles Borromeo Home and School Association coordinates many events throughout the year to support our school. Your help is needed to make these projects successful. Volunteering is not only rewarding, but also a great way to meet other families. We ask that each family volunteer for at least two events IN ADDITION to the Parish Picnic and Fish Fry. Please review the events listed in the link below and sign up under the ones that work best for you and your schedule. As the event nears, the chairperson of that event will contact you about the specific times and duties involved. Thank you in advance for your valuable time and support.

In addition to the attached events, each half day (once per month) lunch is provided for the faculty. This year a different grade will be responsible for providing the staff lunch each month. A separate sign-up link will be sent to the appropriate grade when it is their responsibility.

Please note that there are two events that are required by all:

Parish Picnic

Dates: October 1-3, 2021

Chairpersons: Paul and Christine Woody

The Parish Picnic is one the of the Parish and School’s biggest fundraisers each year. During this weekend of fellowship, each school family is expected to volunteer for at least one shift at a Home and School Association booth. As we get closer to the Picnic, a sign-up link will be created and sent to everyone to choose a specific shift. We also ask that all families consider bringing a dessert for the Chicken and Roast Beef dinner on Sunday. Families may also be asked to cover additional shifts if you belong to other ministries or organizations in the Parish as well.

Fish Fries

Each family is asked to work two shifts at our Lenten Fish Fries. A sign-up link will be sent to everyone as Lent approaches to pick the Friday and time that works best for you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thank you! We appreciate all your help and support!

Home and School Association


Please see the link below to learn more!

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.


This is a communication from St. Charles CYC District:

SCB Bobcats,

Welcome back to school!! The team store has been re-opened to purchase spirit wear, show your school pride and get ready for the upcoming fall sports seasons.

Please use the link for the team store here: BSN SCB Bobcats Team Store

Thank you,

SCB Athletic Association


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.

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


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

For Landon Moffit as he celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism this weekend.

For peace and comfort for Leah and Charleigh Saack, and family on the loss of their great grandfather.

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


THANK YOU to all the parents who helped in the Cafe this first full week of school.

THANK YOU to all parents for the quick responce to our emergency emergency water main break dismissal.

THANK YOU to all parents coaching and assisting with our various SCB athletic teams as the fall season kicks off.


Before and After School Care will again be available this year. Please see the attached form to enroll. In addition to completing the enrollment form we ask all families to utilize the sign-up genius link sent out each month to help ensure adequate staffing. This link can be found online on FACTS. Any questions and/or changes in plans can be emailed to

Below you will also find the link to the SIGN-UP genius for September. PLEASE note that at this time we are still trying to find additional staff to cover our BASK program. The number of spots listed are directly related to our ability to maintain safe adult/staff to child ratios. We encourage all families to ONLY sign up for spaces they will need not simply as place holders. We are hopeful that we will have a few additional employees in the weeks ahead and will add spaces if we are able. We have had A LOT of families contacting the office once the sign up is full to still find coverage. We understand the need for care for our families but also want to ensure the safety of all of our students. If you know of any high school or college age students interested in working in our after school program PLEASE have them contact the school office.


LUNCH menus will traditionally be housed in our FACTS system. Our current AUGUST and SEPTEMBER menus can be found below. Please take note of the following updates from FOOD SERVICE CONSULTANTS, the company that provides are lunches. As noted, in our help wanted ad above we are in need of an additional person to assist with lunch. Until we have extra staff the menu will be limited to hot lunch options only.

To: St. Charles Borromeo School Community

From: Food Service Consultants

Locally owned and operated.

Subject: Foodservice Program for 2021/2022

We are very excited and look forward to serving the St. Charles Borromeo School community again in the 2021/2022 school year. Please be assured we will continue to follow the CDC COVID-19 guidelines still in place.

A lunch account will be set up for each child/family this year. If you choose to participate, please make an initial deposit which will be credited to your child’s or family account. In typical times the meal card we use for your child will be kept by the homeroom teacher so that the card is not misplaced. To minimize contact we will not be taking cash at lunch. Any cash sent in will be deposited into your child’s, family’s account. Even if your child just purchases milk $5.00 put into their account would be great. The FACTS system records all deposits and purchases on your family’s account and tracks the balance daily. It will roll over from semester to semester and even year to year. If your child is graduating, the balance will be kept on your family card, or you may request a refund.

The initial check or deposit should be a minimum of $25.00 - $50.00, although we recommend that you do start with a little more. More funds can be added at any time by either sending in a check or going online and using the Pay Pal option. PayPal email address is The checks should be sent to the school office or given to the homeroom teacher, “attention cafeteria manager” and be made out to “Food Service Consultants”, or just “FSC”. To help us get started, we would appreciate receiving advance deposits before school starts. By doing so, we can have your child’s or family’s account set up and ready to use the first day of school. If not, please try and remember to send in the deposit during the first couple of days so we have enough time to get everyone in the system.

The menu will feature 2 main selections to choose from daily. They are the “Healthy Habits” hot lunch, or a cold lunch called “Grab & Go”. Your child will be able to select either of these menu items for their lunch that day. For the upper grades there will be a few ala carte menu items that will be made available for them to choose from as well. We will be participating in the Special Milk Program which allows us to offer milk for the students at a reduced price. The price for the 2021- 2022 school year is expected to be around $ .15 - $ .20 per carton.

We will be preparing a menu each month which will be posted on the school website. Portion sizes will be adjusted by class, especially for the older students. The pricing is as follows:

· All Grades - $4.00 with milk

· All Grades - $4.25 with 8 oz bottle water

· Extra Entrée - $1.50

. We encourage you to call with any questions that you might have or speak directly with our onsite manager, Patsy Fink, through school or Debbie Hill, District Supervisor at 314-569-3663 ext. 105.

Thank you!!!!

Food Service Consultants

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Important Dates

* Aug 31: Primary Parent Night

* Sept. 1: Intermediate Parent Night

* Sept. 2: Middle School Parent Night

* Sept. 2: School Pictures (order online!)


* Sept. 6: Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

* Sept. 10: Saint Charles Borromeo Trivia Night

* 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



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

Athletic Association Website

Click here for more information from the SCB Athletic Association

SCB Parish Website

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SCB Early Childhood Center Facebook Page

Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning

SCB School Facebook Page

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SCB Youth Ministry Facebook page

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SCB Home and School Facebook Page

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