The Borromeo School Bulletin
March 9, 2023- Edition #94
St. Charles Borromeo School
Location: 431 Decatur Street, Saint Charles, MO, USA
Notes from Dr. Mullenschlader
Lent: Giving something up in Lent has become a tradition within the Church for us to practice asceticism, which is abstaining from something for the purpose of faith. For us, that usually means giving up Chocolate, and coffee, eating between meals, and particularly abstaining from meat every Friday during Lent. Even during the regular Church year, we are called to sacrifice something each Friday, traditionally it has been meat. Getting our children to understand this idea of giving something up can be challenging and the Church uses the age of 14 as the minimum age for abstaining from meat. As parents though, we can practice asceticism or sacrifice with our children during Lent simply by doing something as a whole family. Maybe it's giving up screen time together each day or week, maybe it's giving up watching television certain days or during Lent, maybe its only eating at the dinner table as the whole family, or maybe is only watching wholesome content as a family, regardless its an opportunity to take that thing that we are giving up and give it back to God as a small sacrifice. Also, there is a great opportunity of taking the time that we might be giving up doing something else and fill it with family prayer or family storytime. You may already do that, if so, that's awesome! Just an idea! Happy Lenting!
*Parish Confessions during Lent on Wednesdays 5-6, Fridays from 7:30 am-8:00 am, and
Registration Note: Spots in grades Pre-K to 5 are very limited!!! If you are a current school family and have not registered yet. We need you to complete the registration process.
Open Positions for 2023 - 2024
St. Charles Borromeo is looking for the following positions for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
Middle School Religion Teacher
Qualified applicants, please express interest by contacting Principal, Dr. Dan Mullenschlader, through email at email@example.com
Registration is open for all families!
Current families can register online now!
Registration is now open for all families! - Get your registration completed as soon as possible as spots are filling up quickly for the 2023-2024 school year. You can register online at borromeoschool.com
Night at the Derby Auction
Borromeo Families, your continued support is needed. The Auction Planning Committee is looking for help with the following items:
Sponsorships! We need sponsorships from businesses. If you own a business or know someone who does, please ask them to consider sponsoring the event. There are many different sponsorship levels with options for great advertising. Contact Mary Brdar at MaryJay25@gmail.com or (206) 290-9528.
Donations! We need items donated for the silent auction. Nothing is too small or too big. Ideas include trips, items, gift cards, experiences, etc. Contact Heather Floodman at HeatherFloodman@borromeoschool.com or (314) 954-1116.
$5,000 Raffle Prize Ticket Sales! We are hopeful each child can sell (1) $100 raffle ticket. These tickets + a letter were sent home earlier this week in folders.
Volunteer! We need help planning and executing the night. This is a great way to get to know people in the community and meet new people at SCB. Sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090e49a4a92aa2f49-borromeo
Limited tickets are on sale now! Get yours at http://Borromeo23.givesmart.com
More event information can be found at www.BorromeoParish.com/auction.
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
March 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 two locations:
1. In the breezeway coming in from the upper parking lot.
2. In the Preschool hallway.
Donuts with Dad sign up
Dads, if you plan to attend Donuts with Dad, please take a moment to fill out the form linked below.
Save the date
K-5 Spring Concert April 26 @ 6 pm
First Monday Food Donation
April: Grains For Brains: NutriGrain Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
2022-2023 Calendar Breaks
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 Release Days/Days Off
3/15 - Early Release (2:15 pm) - Teacher PLC Day
3/20 - 3/24 - Spring Break
3/10 - All School Mass - Virtue Mass - Acceptance(February)
3/13 - Spirit Day
3/14 - K-4 Mass
3/15 - Donuts with Dad
3/17 - All School Mass
Stations of the Cross
March 10 - 2:30 pm - 5-8 (Church), K-4 (Homeroom/Religion Class)
March 17 - 2:30 pm - All School - Church
March 31 - 2:30 pm - All School - Church
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
St. Charles Borromeo Community Information and Links
If you would like a copy of the SLU Summer Reading Skills stop by the office.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Join the St. Charles Borromeo community Friday, March 17th after school release, and before the Fish Fry, for the Second Annual St. Charles, St. Patrick’s Parade, down Main Street! This fun, family-friendly event celebrates Irish Heritage and the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
Plan: Wear attire that supports Ireland, Saint Patrick, or St. Charles Borromeo!
Bring any candy or trinkets you would want to hand to patrons watching the parade. No political endorsements, please.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you cannot participate, but want your child to participate, please plan with another family to have your child attend with them.
There may be some porta-potties at the Boathouse, but likely nothing along the route. Plan accordingly.
Parade Start: Groups can gather after 2:30 and set up at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse parking lot (1050 S. Riverside Drive). Parade will depart at 4 p.m.
The Route: The parade will take a new route this year, traveling from the Boathouse parking lot to Main Street, down Main Street to Jefferson Street and will then turn right on Jefferson.
Notes: Parade is hosted by City St. Charles, MO and Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) St. Charles Division in cooperation with businesses on Main Street
Any questions, or if you want to sponsor a giveaway, please call or text John Donovan 314.440.6785
7th Grade School Visit Oportunities
Registration for St. Louis University High's Inside SLUH 7th grade visits is open.
There are limited spots available for this hybrid campus tour & mini class observations for current 7th grade boys and their parent(s)/guardian(s), as they begin their consideration of high schools. The visits last approximately 1 1/2 hours and are offered most mornings between March 20, 2023 - May 5th, 2023.
You and your families can learn more about the visit and they can register via the following link - https://www.sluh.org/admissions/visit/inside-sluh-visit.
Registration is open for Duchesne’s 7th grade visit day. Students will get full access to the school and Duchesne leadership. To register, scan the QR code on the attached flyer or click the link below:
The deadline to register is April 14th.
Totus Tuus Save the Date!
We will be hosting Totus Tuus the week of June 12th this year at Borromeo. The day program will run from June 12-16th and is open to rising 1st-6th graders. The evening program will run from June 11-15th and is open to rising 7-13th graders. Totus Tuus is led by 3-4 college missionaries and is a great way for young people to grow in their faith through games, engaging sessions, songs, Mass, fun, and more. Registration will open at a later date. Contact Kristin Jacoby with questions: email@example.com.
Archdiocese Prevent and Protect Information
St. Charles Borromeo Office, Administration and Staff Contacts
Dr. Dan Mullenschlader - Principal
Mrs. Michelle Winkler - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kelly Koschmeder - Office Manager
Fr. William Dotson - Pastor
Fr. Eddie Godefroid- Associate Pastor
Mrs. Megan Ambrose - Counselor
Mrs. Monica Barnes - Accountant
Mr. Luan Nguyen - Technology Coordinator