The Borromeo Bulletin #38

Home of the Bobcats: August 20, 2021

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...

The first full week of school often feels a bit like a game of survival. Did you have enough clean uniforms to make it through the week? Did you stick with your resolution to have your kiddos pack their own lunches everyday? Did everybody jump out of bed as soon as the alarm went off or are some arms already sore from hitting the snooze button? Did everybody make it to bed at bedtime after bathing, brushing teeth, listening to a story and praying? Did everybody make it out the door with everything they were supposed to make it out the door with? Regardless of your level of success with these specific tasks, we believe that within our halls and walls we have not only survived but thrived! We have already laughed together, learned together, played together, made memories together, shared together and even cried a little bit together. As educators we are always mindful that parents, students and families do not care what you know until they know that you care. We are looking forward to another amazing year filled with more learning, more growing, more memory making and more laughter than tears. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

2021-2022 SCHOOL THEME

Rooted in FAITH...GROWING IN...






JANUARY Goodness

FEBRUARY Faithfulness

MARCH Gentleness

APRIL Self-Control

MAY Celebration of ALL THE FRUITS


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. More details to follow!

31 Primary (K, 1, 2) Parent Night- Session 1 6-6:25, Session 2 6:30-6:55

1 Intermediate (3, 4, 5) Parent Night- Session 1 6-6:25, Session 2 6:30-6:55

2 Middle School (6, 7, 8) Parent Night- ONE SESSION 6:30 - 7:30


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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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


Hello Families of St. Charles Borromeo,

My name is Megan Ambrose and I am so thankful to be returning to St. Charles Borromeo for a third year! Attached to this email I have included a welcome letter as well as information about counseling services at St. Charles Borromeo this year.

  • Please note that you will only need to return the attached consent forms if you would like your child to receive counseling services at this time. These forms can also be signed throughout the year should you and your child decide counseling is something you would like to explore. The attached forms include:
  1. Counseling request form, this will include basic information about your child as well as why you believe they could benefit from counseling.
  2. Two consent forms, one is a general Consent for Counseling for school, the second is a Consent for Counseling for a HIPPA compliant telehealth platform (Zoom) should we switch from in person schooling to virtual schooling. We are asking at this time that both are signed so we are prepared.
  3. Additional Information form- This includes four short questions regarding any previous counseling experience your child has had.

**If your child received counseling services last year I will still need updated forms signed for this 2021-2022 school year.**

If you have any questions or concerns I am happy to answer them. Please feel free to email these forms directly back to me or submit them to the school office. Again, I am thrilled to be back at St. Charles Borromeo for a third year and look forward to working with your children!

Megan Ambrose M.Ed, PLPC

School Partnership Program Clinical Therapist

Saint Louis Counseling

9200 Watson Road Suite G-101 St. Louis MO, 63126

Cell: (314) 384-8976

Father / Son and Mother / Daughter Programs

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.

Athletic Association Spirit Wear

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

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


Nurse Notes

THANK YOU for your continued support in keeping our building healthy! Don't forget to bring water bottles and masks to school each day.

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

Prayer Requests

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.

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

Kudos Corner

THANK YOU to our Home and School Organization especially Mrs. Moffit for organizing our BACK to SCHOOL BRUNCH!

THANK YOU to Mrs. Long and Mrs. Schmidt for organizing our USED uniform sale!

THANK YOU to our PARENTS for bringing in supplies and tools to help our students learn!

THANK YOU to our School Board Members and volunteers for helping welcome our new students!


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


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 25: Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:30pm in the Cafe

* 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

Look here to see what is going on in our parish.

SCB Early Childhood Center Facebook Page

Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning

SCB School Facebook Page

We are constantly growing and learning.... see what we do when we aren't at home!

SCB Youth Ministry Facebook page

Ever wonder what goes on with our Youth Group? Here is your opportunity!

SCB Home and School Facebook Page

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