The Borromeo Bulletin - #31

Home of the Bobcats: April 23, 2021

From Dr. Voelkl

As we enter into this final month of the school year the mom part of me is counting down the number of lunches left to pack, the number of laundry loads left to ensure clean uniforms and the number of 6:00 am wake-ups to conquer. The educator part of me is reminded of the opportunity to reflect on the moments of joy, the successes achieved, the memories made, and the challenges overcome over the course of the year we are leaving behind. It has been QUITE a year! Whether in the car on your way home from school, or in the moments just before bed, or over a family dinner take a few moments to talk and share with one another about the year you are leaving behind and the year that lies ahead. Itś okay to spend a bit of time working on that summer bucket list as well!
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Dear SCB Families,

As many of you know, my son is graduating this year from SCB. I have been a parent here for 15 years and worked here for 6. I have cherished my time here and feel blessed to have friendships that will last a lifetime. Just like many things in life, it is my time to make a career change. May 28th will be my last day here and I will start my new job on June 1st. I will be working for Riverpools and Spas as their Business Manager. The owner, Joe Giger, has a son that will be starting Kindergarten here so you might see me hanging around the parking lot.

I cannot tell you enough how much I have LOVED being around your kiddos! Jackie and I say all the time that we should write a book about our experiences here. The kids love so unconditionally and share so freely ~ I will miss that so much. You have all been so generous to me throughout the years and I will forever look back on these years with deep gratitude and love.

Thank you for being part of my “village”.



THANK YOU to everyone that paricipated and volunteered for the auction!!!!

We would also like to give another THANK YOU to our committee. They spent countless hours preparing for this auction and never giving up on making this one a success through the challenges of it being virtual.

Jenny Bogel Bethany Benn

Shirley VisserTracy Smith

Tara BartlettLisa Koepke

Jamie BredensteinerKelly Pflum

Randi GanousisTony Ganousis

Rebecca BrandAmanda Bequette

Heather FloodmanKari Higgins

Rachel ThomassonCasey Quarando

Now the moment we have all been waiting for! Thank you to Tony Ganousis for tracking every single penny for us. We are excited to announce we broke a record and $124,696.74 will be going into our SCB School and Parish. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! God Bless every single person who put any amount of time or money into this event. We might be a small community, but we are mighty! #SCBPROUD
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Please see the link below to sign-up to VOLUNTEER at FIELD DAY!!!

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27th Annual St Charles Borromeo Golf Tournament

Monday July 12, 2021 @ Old Hickory Country Club

· Registration begins at 11:00am with lunch available shortly after teeing off.

· Shotgun Start at 12pm

· Format: 4-person scramble

· Entry Fee: $560 per foursome / ($140 per golfer)

o Includes: Green fee, cart, beverages, lunch, happy hour and heavy appetizers after golf.

o $50 – team bundle / skins and on course games

· Sponsorships available include but not limited to:

o Hole Sponsor – $125

o Lunch, Happy Hour Sponsors and many other higher tiered sponsorships available – inquire directly!

· Register online at:

· 3 flights in play - so all skill sets are welcome!

· All Day Raffle – amazing items and a 50/50 cash prize to win!

· Winners for golf and raffles will be announced within 15 minutes of the last team finishing – that way if you need to get out of there while also wanting to collect your prize, you can.

What we need:

· Golfers!

· Hole Sponsors – please promote your business!

· Volunteers – to help with setup, registration and raffle – you will be fed!

· Prize Donations – please and thank you!!

Please Sign up soon – This is the Athletic Association’s biggest fundraiser each year! Only 30 team slots available! Contact Mike Murray at (314)578-7596 or for more information, to volunteer or to donate.

Uniform Reminders

Details regarding uniform choices and the upcoming Uniform Sale at Fischers can be found further down in this newsletter. A few quick updates / reminders:

* PE clothes will ONLY be needed in grades 5-8 next year.

* Girls in 5th grade will transition from jumpers to skirts.

* Boys in Middle School can transition from navy pants/shorts and maroon shirts to khaki pants/shorts and navy polos.

LAST, we have been VERY flexible with the dress code this year in light of COVID and, and, and...with that being said PLEASE remain mindful that in some areas we will have to tighten up the reigns a bit as we return to the 2021-2022 school year and will revisit dress code rules and requirements.

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Foundry Art Center Camps


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. // Ages 6-14
$215 per session

Each session features different nature art-themed projects projects for children to take home and share with family and friends. Camper’s will create individual works of art with clay, paint and mix-media in addition to working on collaborative projects. Sign-up for more than one session for a fun-filled art summer!

High School and Middle School Mountain Bike Racing!

NICA is a national organization that teaches and allows middle and high school kids to race Mountain bikes. Last year was the first year however due to Covid there where no races. This year there will be. The focus is to teach kids how to SAFELY ride a mountain bike and learn the skills needed to race. The goal is to get kids interested in cycling and the community of mountain biking. Jennifer and I are both coaches for the St Charles team with other more qualified and talented coaches. Anton had a blast last year and former Borromeo graduates are also on the team (Goff’s). The race season is in the fall and official start is July first. Kids can start signing up on April 1st and there will be a few preseason events. No mountain bike skill is required; we will teach them. There is a diverse level of skill in the kids last year.

If there are any questions I am happy to field them~ Alex Schuetz 636-652-9696 (parent of Anton-7th and Andreas-4th)

Summer Camp at Climb So Ill

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Totus Tuus

A wonderful, fun experience for youth entering 1st-6th grade.

Click here to learn more:

Water Bottles- please remember to bring your own

Please remind your kids to bring their water bottles. We have our "frequent flyers" that constantly ask for water bottles and our supply is now gone.

We are now moving to a new system. They can get a cup from the nurse and get a drink at the fountain. They can not take the water cup back to class, but they can keep the cup and get drinks throughout the day.

We would really like to encourage students to bring their own bottles. We found that some students would ask for a bottle and then loose it and come back and ask for another. Some students just want to get out of class. Some kids just didn't look in their backbacks :0)

Great questions to ask in the morning: Chromebook? Backpack? Waterbottle? Lunch?


For the Maher Family on the loss of Mrs. Maher's mother, Teresita M. Humphrey.

For the Beerman Family on the loss of Michael's grandpa Bob Harmon.

Prayers for continued comfort and healing.

BASK and Cafe

Where do I find out how much money I owe for BASK and/or cafe?

Go to the home page of FACTS. Then click on "Family" on the left hand side of the the screen. Then Cafe and BASK will appear on the center of that page. You can click on the blue "details" word and that will open up the account. REMEMBER a positive balance indicates that you owe money and a negative balance indicates that you have money in your account.

Please make cafe checks out to FSC or use paypal

Please make BASK checks out to SCB with Bask in the memo.


This can still be found on the main page on FACTS.

As a reminder, we have limited spots for BASK. When it is full, it is full. If you sign up for a spot and don't show up or cancel at the last minute, it stiffles the ability for others to use it. We have many families that call asking for a spot and we have to say no. Please be mindful that these are very sought after spots, just like a doctor's appt. If you don't show for a doc appt you are charged a fee for not showing. We are hopeful that we do not have to go this route, but we really want people to think about whether they really need BASK or are just signing up "just in case".


Nurse Quarando Updates

If your child is sick, please notify Mrs. Quarando at

Nurse Direct Line: 636-946-1373

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Can you help once a month???

We would like to collect food for our Mini Vinnie Program. This program helps feed many families in the Orchard Farm school district. Please help as much as you can!

Apr 19: Grains For Brains: NutriGrain Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars

May 3: It's What For Breakfast: Full Size Boxes of Cereal

Important Dates

New info is Bold.. this is just to help keep you updated.... please look at our google calendar as well.


* April 26--Spirit Dress Down Day

* May 3--Spirit Dress Down Day

* May 3-5: 8th Grade Camp

* May 5-7: 6th Grade Camp

* May 7: May Crowning- noon dismiss

* May 10--Spirit Dress Down Day

* May 14: Field Day

* May 17--Spirit Dress Down Day

* May 24--Spirit Dress Down Day

* May 21: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 PM

* May 20: 8th Grade Last Day

* May 25: Kindergarten Graduation & Last Day (am TBD)

* May 27: Preschool Last Day

* May 28- Last day- Dismiss at 11!!!!

* May 30- June 1: 10% off Fischer's Uniform Sale!

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Phone Numbers to take note of (and maybe put in your phone)

School: 636-946-2713

School Fax: 636-946-3096

BASK/PK: 636-757-9474

Nurse: 636-946-1373

Parish Office: 636-946-1893

Religious Ed: 636-946-2916

St. Vincent Help Line: 636-925-1616

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 Parent Support Group Facebook Page

Great opportunity to share with fellow SCB parents. This is a closed group, so only SCB families may join

SCB Home and School Facebook Page

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