The Borromeo Bulletin #41

Home of the Bobcats: September 11, 2021

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...

Like most of you I remember. I remember walking into my school building that morning. Mrs. Nausley, the receptionist, was sitting at her desk, the radio on. The level of intensity on her face gave me reason to pause. There was a plane crash she said, at least I think....I sat for a bit, listened with her. We learned the reality, felt the initial wave of sadness. I went to my classroom. My group of 4th grade students began making their way to my classroom. There was a great deal of chatter, some nervous laughter, some tears, a palpable heaviness in the air. I was 23. A newbie at my craft. I learned quickly that day ~

We are all still learning. Our students will never experience this moment in history with the same level of emotion that moved each of us that day to tears, to anger, to sorrow, to pain... They can, however, experience the knowledge and understanding that on that day we as a country as a nation came together in countless ways whether through incredible acts of bravery or silent moments of prayer.

As a now much older educator and parent, this day now serves to inspire. What an amazing opportunity to talk, share and teach our children not simply about moments in history but about people and bravery and the amazing acts of heroism exhibited on this day by ordinary individuals. They say there is a hero in us all. It never hurts to remind them ~

Continued prayers and blessings,

Dr. Voelkl



Special thanks to the BARTLETT and HOLLANDER family for chairing and organizing the evening.

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Attention 5th-8th Students!!! Alter Servers Needed!

We are going to be reinstating altar servers at Mass. Because it has been over a year since we have had servers, any young person who wants to be a server, whether they have been one before or not, needs to fill out a form. The form is available online at

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.


Please see the flyer below and the ATTACHED registration form. In order to get your shirt, all forms must be returned to office by Friday September 17th.
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2021 Silent Auction Opportunities

We are accepting donations for our annual silent auction! Popular silent auction items include: *Timeshares *Sports Memorabilia *Themed Baskets *Man Cave / She Shed items *Sports and Entertainment tickets *Gift Cards *Company Products and Services.

Please also consider those antique, unique items that might be collecting dust in your basement, or last year’s unopened Christmas gift. These items are part of what makes our fall silent auction so unique, memorable and fun!

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

All items can be brought to the Parish Office or contact or contact Tammy Durso at (314)267-6634 or

If you have any picnic questions or would like to be involved, please contact Paul and Christine Woody at, (636)395-0769. We're especially in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. Please let us know if you'd like to learn more.

Helpful Parish Picnic Links:

Volunteer Sign-ups:

Raffle Ticket Online Purchases:

Ride, Food/Drink/Game, and Beef and Chicken Dinner Tickets:

Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic

Follow the Parish Picnic on Facebook at @borromeoparishpicnic
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Please note the men's retreat has been rescheduled for February 2022.

The Women's Retreat will still take place as scheduled at this point. We will keep you posted if that changes.

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Car magnets are available in the school office for purchase. Cost is $3.00 each. Money can be sent in with your child, or stop by to pick one up.


Please see flyer linked below regarding the St. Charles Borromeo parish children's choir.
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Teacher Wish Lists

The link below highlights some extra "wish list" items from our teachers. They are ALWAYS grateful for the support of our wonderful parents and school community.


We are always thankful for the support of our community which allows our Mini-Vinnies organization to serve so many families. Please see below for details related to our upcoming NO KID HUNGRY food drive.
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Senora Patrica is asking for any pictures of loved ones that have passed away, she will be collecting them now for their Day of the Dead Rememberance in Spanish class. Every year Senora Patricia remembers them with a beautiful display outside the Spanish classorom. She teaches the students about what this day means. You can start sending in pictures now until October 1. The students will be praying for these family members the whole month of October in Spanish class. Thank you for your help!


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


Thank you to all who have signed up! You are the best!

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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.


THANK YOU for your continued support in keeping our building healthy! Don't forget to bring water bottles and masks to school each day. Some of our primary kiddos have a difficult time keeping paper masks on the right way. If you have cloth ones they are comfortable they tend to do a better job with those. PLEASE also remember to ensure masks get cleaned and washed on a regular basis.

Special request! we are in need of both child size and adult size masks. If you can donate any we would greatly appreciate it.

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


For peace and comfort for the mother of Mary Brdar and grandmother of LuKa and Maya.

Prayers for the Iver family for the loss of J.D. and Cecilia's Great Grandmother.

For all those suffering from and continuing to heal from COVID.

For the members of our United States military whose lives were recently lost. For peace, healing and comfort for their families.

For all the members of our United Stated military who continue to serve our country.

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


THANK YOU to all the parents who continue to help and volunteer in the Cafe.

THANK YOU to all the parents helping to plan and organize the MANY upcoming events.

THANK YOU to all of the parents who have put their time and effort for Friday's Trivia Night, and thank you to all who are planning to attend this event! Good Luck and hope you all have a wonderful time.

Thank you to Tasha Turnbough and Clayco for donating these shirts for our littlest Bobcat Builders to go with their STEM lesson on teamwork.

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THANK YOU to everyone who completed our GOOGLE FORM!! If you completed the form you will be receiving a separate email related to signing up for the remainder of September. If you are already signed up on the sign of genius for the remainder of the month there is no need to do anything further.

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Important Dates

* 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

* Oct. 22: Picture retake Day

* Oct. 25-29: No School Fall Break

* Nov. 1: No School Teacher PD



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

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