The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 9

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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Call to Action! 👟 👟 👟

Support us in the Catholic Schools Walk!

Our 2 mile route will circle around Enderis Park and its neighborhood. The date is set for October 15th, at 9:00am.

Please support the Marching Saints by making a donation or sharing our link to donate. All money raised goes directly to our school and will be used to remove wood chips from the Tot Lot, replacing them with artificial green turf. Today we had an estimate done and it was upwards of $10,000- we have our work cut out for us. The more money we raise, the higher our matching potential will be!

We hope you will support our efforts by making a secure online donation at:

Check out the video below!

WCS Cath Schools Walk 2
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World Peace Day~ 🕊 💙

Did you know September 21st is World Peace Day?

To recognize the day, students painted rocks in various ways to promote peace. The rocks were blessed by Fr. Paul during our weekly mass. He mentioned this is the first time he has ever been asked to bless rocks! Additionally, students drew pictures and wrote what peace looks like to display on the cross during a Peace Day Prayer Service on Thursday morning. Younger and older students paired up as "buddies," walking through nearby neighborhoods leaving our Peace Rocks for others to find.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month~ 🌞 💃🏻 🥑

Emily Escott is posing in front of the Hispanic Heritage Month Bulletin Board outside of the Spanish classroom. The cards you see on the board, which include an illustration and explanation of the contributions of the person, are grouped by the peoples' country of origin. Did you know that Spanish is the official language of at least 21 countries?

Students commonly assume that all Hispanics must speak Spanish. Sra. Hofmann is teaching them, however, that many Hispanics were encouraged by their families to “lose” their native language and culture so as to assimilate to American culture faster. She adds, "Today, many Hispanics are fully reaching out and grabbing hold of their precious culture and language, realizing that their history is what makes them wholly themselves!"

Hispanic Heritage month is a 31-day long period, running from September, 15 through October 15.

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Invite a Shadow~

If your students have friends in the Tosa Public Schools, they are encouraged to shadow your children at WCS. Wauwatosa Public Schools do not have school on Oct. 10th and Nov. 8th. Additionally, Tosa Public School Students grades K-5 do not have school October 21st. Help us facilitate a Shadow Day. Let's show them how great "Small but Mighty" is!

Awards Program~

Please join us this Wednesday for our first Awards Program! If you are new to our school, the Awards Program highlights a student from each grade who exhibits a specific Learner's Attribute. This month's award goes to those students who show Open-Mindedness. The Program begins at 9:00am and all are welcome for this brief acknowledgment.

Skate Nights are back!~

Wauwatosa Catholic School has a wonderful community builder- for not only for our school community but also the entire Wauwatosa community. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan on attending. It's a great way for you to meet other WCS friends and have a great time as a family.

Skate nights are a fundraiser for our school. We are asking every family to sign up for 1 to 2 shifts this year. If you haven't volunteered in the past, we are happy to let you know what you need to do for any of these items.

Here are the dates and the Sign Up Links:

October 22:

November 12:

January 28:

February 25:

March 25:

Derby Days~ 🏇 👒

Derby Days, April 29, 2023

Class parties are set!

K3-K5 = Sat, October 15 - Magnusons

Grades 1-3 = December 3 - Liedhegners

Grades 4-6 = Fri, November 11 - Muellers and Toccos

Grades 7-8 = Sunday, December 4 - Koesters, Escotts, Browns, Wills

Be on a committee.

Examples include: decorations and event games, baskets, raffles, cork pull.

Local businesses?

Do you know of any local businesses that might be willing to donate an item or experience for our event?

If you want to learn more or have ideas, please contact Jeff Ramsey: (

Thanks for your support!

Pop Tops~

Students! Bring in pop tops to school! We have a collection box in the library.

How do pop tabs help the Ronald McDonald House? Once the pop tabs are collected, they are taken to be recycled in exchange for dollars which support the children and families served at the Houses.

Blessing of the pets~ 🦮

Please join us in St. Bernard's parking lot at noon on October 2nd for a special blessing of animals to celebrate St. Francis's Fest Day which is October 4th.

With whom do you walk?~

There is a beautiful refrain in Spanish, "Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres," which is translated, "Tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are."

This past Sunday, our family lost Mrs. Eleanor Schroeder- my mother-in-law. She was amazing in many ways so it's difficult to say what I am most grateful for. However, I am sure that my relationship with my husband is much stronger because his mother was a Catholic School Educator. Ellie was an English Teacher at DSHA and later worked in Advancement there as well. Naturally, he grew up hearing the everyday stories from his mom and developed an appreciation for educators and all that they do. Surely we were brought together because of our shared values. Thank you to all who have extended your sympathy.

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If you should have any comments or suggestions, please email me at

Wishing you many blessed walks!

Nicolle Schroeder


Wauwatosa Catholic School

414-258-9977 (ext. 110)

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