St. Stan Star

April 5, 2017

From the Principal's desk

April is another busy and exciting month for school! The Technology Dinner Auction will soon be completed. Many thanks to all involved no matter how small or how large. The school community appreciates your time, talent, and treasure. This event is a great testament to our theme “united in heart”. Just a reminder that mass on Saturday evening is at 4:00 p.m. Time change is due to the Technology Dinner Auction.


Did you know that it is becoming an Easter tradition for the Blair Oaks after school program to unite with the St. Stanislaus School After School Program? Students at Blair Oaks sponsor an Easter egg hunt for the Early Childhood and Kindergarten students on our playground. This event will happen on Monday, April 10, after school. What a beautiful way to be “united in heart” in this community effort.


School will be dismissed for Holy Thursday, April 13, and Good Friday, April 14. School will NOT be in session the week of April 17-April 21. The National Catholic Schools Educational Association (NCEA) Conference is being held in St. Louis this year. The bishop requested that Catholic schools close to allow teachers and administrators to attend the convention. All of St. Stanislaus School teachers will be attending the

conference and staying in St. Louis for most of the week. The convention was last held in St. Louis fourteen years ago. Expenses for this event are being covered by the generosity of donations from a parish member and the diocese. In addition, the school will be using some of its Title II funds for professional development. The faculty and I are thankful for this tremendous opportunity to join with thousands of Catholic educators from all over the world to celebrate liturgies and to learn more about delivering quality Catholic education to our community.


At the end of April we will celebrate Grandparents Day. This will take place on Friday, April 28th and begin with a specially planned mass by our fifth grade and kindergarten classes. Following the mass, there will be refreshments and a special assembly for students and grandparents. Activities should be completed by 10:00 a.m. Students will be expected to stay the remainder of the day.


Last week, one of our students, Jacie Buschjost (7th Grade) took a first place ribbon at the diocesan science fair. Congratulations to her and the three other students whose projects were selected to represent our school at the diocesan level: Alyssa Gipe, Josie Heckenkamp, and Eli Bruemmer.


The St. Stanislaus School Archery teams have certainly brought honor and glory to our school finishing second at the state competition and first at a recent local 3-D shoot. There have been several of our students taking the top honors in individual scores. It was wonderful to see our school and students recognized in a recent article of the News Tribune (April 2). Congratulations to our families and coaches for dedication and commitment to this sport.


At the Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 4, St. Stanislaus School took the first place trophy. Congratulations to these students and their supervising teacher, Mrs. Andrews.

As always, it is a great day in the kingdom of God here at St. Stanislaus School!

In the folder or as an attachment
  • Volunteer Work Schedule for Technology Auction & Dinner
  • Walk for Life information


Information /Homework Shelf

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 5

6:30pm Home and School Meeting

Thursday, April 6

8:00am Mass 6th

Friday, April 7

Dress Down for $1 will benefit Walk for Life

Saturday, April 8

5:30pm Technology Dinner Auction

St. Stanislaus Technology Dinner Auction - April 8th, beginning at 5:30

Final preparations are taking place for Anchor Down for Technology set to begin at 5:30 on April 8th. Thank you to those who have purchased tickets, donated, and volunteered to work. Your sharing of time, talent and treasure is appreciated! The preliminary Work List is attached. See you at the Auction Saturday night. Thank YOU!

Spelling Bee

The following students participated in the St. Martin Spelling Bee:


Katy Mehan (1st)

Jordan Benward

Eli Bruemmer

Jacie Buschjost

Grant Boessen

Calli Nilges (3rd)

Marta Howard

Madison Verslues

Abby Heckenkamp

Clara Howard


All students were in the top 12 of the 32 students represented in their grade. The St. Stanislaus team placed 1st overall out of 16 schools.


It was a fantastic day!

Thank you for the cough drops

Home and School Meeting - Wed April 5th at 6:30

Meeting Agenda

1) Opening Prayer

2) Motion to approve Jan 18th 2017 Meeting Minutes

3) Introduction of new Home and School Officers

4) Principal’s Report: Nancy Heberlie

5) Pastors Report: Father Medina

6) Guest Speakers: Students of St Stanislaus Showcased

7) Treasures Report

8) Committee Reports:

School Board

Technology Dinner: Emily Baily

Script: Emily Baily

9) Closing Prayer

School Advisory Board

St. Stanislaus School Advisory Board is looking for two new members for the 2017-2018 school year. The role of the membership is to attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month and provide input on school issues to advise the administration of the school. Meetings run generally from one to two hours. If you are interested in serving in this role, please notify the school office at 636-7802 or let a current board member know of your interest. Current board members are: Todd Doerhoff, Allen DeMois, Wendy Buschjost, Carla Klebba, Amy Steinman, Therese Shell, Wendy Buschjost and Jennifer Hood. Thank you for your consideration to serve the school and parish in this way.