The Borromeo Bulletin - #3
Home of the Bobcats: September 6, 2020
Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl
Teachers spent additional time Friday familiarizing themselves with the FACTS system and how to input grades, assessment information etc. Once we are able to check in with one another and ensure we are consistent in our procedures and timelines for inputting scores we will upon up this portion of FACTS for parent viewing.
Looking forward to growing and learning together this school year!
Virtual learning when your child is home sick
1. Your child may be able to join in class but depending on what materials they brought home with them may not be able to complete all of the work.
2. The links to participate in their classes can be found in their google classrooms. Students in higher grade levels i.e. 5th grade and up will be able to "join" in with a greater level of independence than some of our younger kiddos. In other words, most should know where to go and what to do :-)
3. Teachers are always happy and eager to help but may not be able to respond to an email first thing in the morning to walk through the process as they are preparing to start their school day. We may be able to help facilitate this process from the office but cannot guarantee we will be able to do so as soon as class starts.
4. As we have continued to move through this hybrid/virtual model we continue to LEARN and GROW more and more each day. As I have told our teachers I think we might be pretty amazing at this by next year. In other words, we are all continuing to research, practice, make new mistakes, collaborate, learn and share. These practices will lead to tremendous growth but never perfection.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE! If you are a "true" virtual family I will be sending a google form link shortly to help all of us continue to reflect on our practices.
A note from Fr. Dotson:
Our school is blessed with a wonderful faculty and staff that do so much for the sake of our children.
This year, they are facing even more challenges than usual. As a school family, one of the best ways that we can support them is by prayer. We are asking every school family to choose one day during the school year in which they will pray for our faculty and staff in a very particular and intentional way.
The goal is to have every school day covered between now and the end of the school year, so that our faculty and staff know that they are covered by our prayers every day as they serve our children. To help with this, we have created a Signup Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B44A4AB2FA1FB6-school Each family is asked to sign up for at least one date. There can be more than one family on a date. Please help us with our goal of having every day filled. Our faculty and staff do so much, and this is a beautiful way for us to support them and show them our thanks.
Fr. William Dotson
KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Parking Lot Procedures
PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK when you are on our parking lot. We need you to lead by example.
If you have a K-8 child, PLEASE PARK ON THE PARKING LOT. ONLY PK families can park on the street.
Meet the Teacher- Mrs. Koepke
Lisa Koepke- STEM and Interventionist
Married? Yes, I am married to my wonderful husband Kyle.
years married? We have been married for 13 years.
Children/animals: I have three children. Chloe (11), Allie (8), and Hunter (6). We have a yellow labrador retriever named Huck.
Who is your hero? God
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Florida
What is your favorite family vacation? Going to Ft Myers, FL every year with my family.
What is your favorite thing about being a teacher? The thing I like most about teaching is my students. I love getting to be a part of their lives as they learn and grow.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Getting my Masters Degree
What makes you laugh the most? My kids
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I would go boating. I love being on the water.
If money was no object, what would you do all day? Shopped til I dropped
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? Hmmm...not sure I would want to go back in time.
What is the best gift you have ever been given? My family
If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead who would they be? My two grandmothers and two grandfathers. I miss them.
What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas
What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Parasailing
What is your favorite food? Mexican
Treat? Bahama Bucks Snow Cones
Restaurant? Panera Bread
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? No
What is your family motto- spoken or unspoken? Work Hard Play Hard
If you had a warning label, what would it say? “Warning: Watch Out She is Busy and in a hurry”...lol
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? My favorite teacher in school was my 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Poinsett. I just have always remembered her kindness and loving heart she had.
What is your favorite family tradition? Christmas Eve dinner with family
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? I would describe myself as a puppy dog...I loved to be loved and I am always energized and ready to play!
SCRIP- NEW INFO!!!!!!!!
Scrip Sales are Back!
We are excited to bring back the ability to support your SCB Family or parish ministry through the SCRIP program. As with everything else lately, new procedures are necessary to keep our volunteers and staff safe during the exchange of out gift cards. We would like to make the process as hands free as possible. Orders and payments will be made using the online system provided by ShopWithScrip.com. One of our coordinators will then fulfill your order and it will be available for pickup or child delivery.
· Login to your account on www.shopwithscrip.com.
o If you do not have an online account set up currently, please see the attachment Joining Our Scrip Program
o Use enrollment code: 39EE714A392
o Be sure to set up PrestoPay as well for your payment method.
· Choose the retailer you would like to purchase. You can find our preferred local vendors as available for purchase as well when you search retailers.
o One option is for "Gift Cards" which will be the physical cards you will pick up
o The second option is for "eCards" which are available instantly and can be scanned at the register. This is the preferred option. If you have never used the eCards - Give it a try!
· Add you items to your cart and check out using PrestoPay or the Credit Card option
· Your order will automatically be sent to our coordinator, and will be filled for pick up.
· An email will be sent to you after your order is received asking which pickup option you would like. Pick up options will include:
o The school office
o Child delivery
I know this is a change in everyone's normal routine for purchasing SCRIP cards. If you need any help at all please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can walk you through your online setup.
NEW THIS YEAR! YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR BASK!
We need to be able to properly staff BASK. Due to Covid, we have limited spots due to our staffing. It is VERY important to sign up as early as possible. Please try to avoid signing up the day of, but we do know that there are times that it can't be avoided.
BASK is available on Sept 4. Please pack a lunch for your child/ren. We will NOT provide lunch.
Please send any changes or correspondence related to BASK to email@example.com. This email is accessible by all BASK supervisors. Additionally, please drop a note to this email address if someone other than the typical pick up person is picking up. This helps us keep track of dismissal changes and keeps our kids safe.
****As a reminder, we prefer you pay with a check. If you need to pay with cash please contact the main office to discuss the process this year, as it needs to be adjusted due to Covid. Do NOT hand cash to the BASK workers, they do not have a place to lock it up.
The BASK Staff
School Board Position OPEN!
Are you looking for a way to get involved with our school? We have a position that is available. Please click on the application below. Applications must be submitted prior to Sept 19. All responses will then be reviewed starting Sept. 20.
INFO from the Nurse
Middle Schoolers (but especially 8th graders): Please make sure you are current with your immunizations. Due to new regulations, High Schools require all students to have TDap and Meningococcal.
Middle School Females: If you daughter experiences pain at certain times of the month and requires medication, please send a doctor's note with a bottle of medication that they are allowed to take. We also try to stock the bathrooms with "supplies". If you feel inclined to donate such items, we will gladly accept :)
If your child has allergies, please get a note from your doctor. Allergy symptoms mirror Covid-like symptoms. If we do not have a note from your doctor stating they have allergies, your child we be sent home.
PLEASE go to FACTS and fill out the medical portion of each child. It is very important for us to know about your child. Please let us know any medication they may take in the morning- ADHD, Allergy, etc
Deep thoughts from SCB.....
And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.”
― Ranata Suzuki
“Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.”
“There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.”
Please pray for a family friend of Mrs. Ewanio. Marianne Muehlberger was an important part of her life. Pray for the comfort of family members that will now have to live life without her.
THANK YOU to Mr. Schwandron for ensuring lunch arrived at school for our teachers on Friday following our half day.
THANK YOU to ALL OF THE FAMILIES who continue to communicate with us openly and honestly to help ensure the health and safety of all.
Looking for ways to get involved...
Saint Charles Borromeo has COUNTLESS ways for families to become involved in our community. Every PARENT is an honorary member of our Home and School organization. This organization, as well as our School Board and Athletic Association are often seeking new members to serve as Board Members and / or heads of various committees. As these roles become available we will share additional details with everyone. This year is an AUCTION YEAR which also means countless additional ways to get involved with this event. If you are interested in becoming involved in this event please contact Jill Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org
If at any time you have NEW ideas or ways for us to grow and come together as a community PLEASE feel free to share with us!
Box Tops- Help us earn money!!
Sign in on the computer or down load the Box Top App on your phone! It is SUPER easy!!! Be sure to choose our School (mine defaulted to another school and I had to delete and select SCB)
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE.
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
Redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase
EASY TO USE
No more clipping or sending Box Tops to school
Your school’s earnings are automatically updated online
Access special bonus offers on top of your Box Tops earnings
Teacher/Staff Wish List
THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased some of these items!!! If an item is highlighted it means it has been recieved.
Have you ever wondered if teachers or the office needs anything? Well wonder now more! We do! If you want to make someone happy, just open up the link and see what we need! Thanks!!!!
We are SO GRATEFUL for your support
How do I add money to my lunch account?
1) Send in a check made out to FSC with the students names in the memo
2) PREFERRED METHOD: Use PayPal (make them a "friend") and put into account email@example.com Be sure to put students name in the memo
3) Send in cash. Put in a sealed envelope with students name(s) clearly marked.
How do I check my child's lunch balance?
Sign into FACTS:
go to "My Accounting"
then to "Cafeteria"
then to " Account"
Once you click on account, you can see what your children are purchasing.
New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.
* Sept 7: No School- Labor Day
* Sept 8: Zoom Open House for K-2
* Sept 9: Zoom Open House for 3-5
* Sept 10: Zoom Open House for Middle School and Preschool
* Oct 2: Dismiss at noon
* Oct 3-4: Parish Picnic **** There ARE STILL plans to hold this event in some form. STAY TUNED for additional information.
* Oct 23-30: Fall Break
* May 3-5: 8th Grade Camp
* May 5-7: 6th Grade Camp
Proud to be a Bobcat? We have a limited amount of car magnets available. If you would like one, send in $3 with your name on the envelope and I will send a magnet home with your child (put their name and Homeroom on the envelope).
Check out our Preschool students and see what they are learning
We are constantly growing and learning.... see what we do when we aren't at home!
Ever wonder what goes on with our Youth Group? Here is your opportunity!
Great opportunity to share with fellow SCB parents. This is a closed group, so only SCB families may join
Stay up to date on important Home and School events and activities