The Borromeo Bulletin - #10

Home of the Bobcats: October 22, 2020

Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl

HAPPY FALL BREAK TO ALL!!! We extend a tremendous amount of thanks and gratitude to all of you for the appreciation you have shown us over these past few months. It has certainly been a roller coaster of a ride and we are grateful for the opportunity to catch our breath before moving forward on the next leg of our journey. Below you will find a few additional schedule changes as we move into the next quarter. We have discovered that one of the greatest gifts we can give our faculty is time...time to plan, to collaborate, to reflect and simply accomplish the myriad of tasks that do not fit into the regular school day while delivering instruction. We will update everyone as these dates get closer with potential childcare options. Thank you again for the gift of your children. They continue to inspire, motivate, and challenge all of us, while also brining us countless moments of joy and laughter.

Love and blessings,

Dr. Voelkl

November 25th, Full day off (formally a half-day)

Dec 4- Full day off (formally a half-day)

Dec 22- Dismiss at noon (formally a whole day)

Where can I find...???

As a reminder we have moved a lot of the consistent newsletter items to our FACTS homepage.

Where can I find the link for Spiritwear? On the FACTS homepage

Where can I find the Sign Up Genius for BASK? On the FACTS homepage

Where can I find more info about SCRIP? On the FACTS homepage

Where can I find the Teacher Wish List? On the FACTS homepage

Where can I find more info about Box Tops? On the FACTS homepage

Where can I see changes in the calendar? At the end of this newsletter.

Where can I find websites??? There are so many at the end of this newsletter... check them out! And follow us on Facebook- we are pretty fun!

Where can I find upcoming events? At the end of this newsletter. We will bold the new items for you each week

YAY! We made it to Fall break!!

We can not be more thrilled with making it to Fall Break with minimal quarantine's. While no one wants to be sick or "forced into" quarantine, we are really pleased with the response that we have gotten when we do make the calls. We have put a lot of procedures in place to minimize the exposure of teachers and staff, but when we do have a positive case, there are still mandates that we need to follow. Our procedures allow us to only quarantine a few kids rather than the whole class or the whole grade. Please continue to make good choices so we can keep going to school!


If you happen to get Covid or are exposed to Covid during Fall Break, please send an email to with COVID in subject line. Please include your projected return date.

No need to call or text Casey, Jackie, Jeannie or Michelle.

Nurse Quarando will check this email the weekend prior to our return and get in touch with you if needed.

Foundry Arts Center Art Show

The Foundry Arts Center is currently hosting a Children's Art Show. We were asked to exhibit a few pieces. The show is in the Children's Gallery during regular business hours through November 15th. Here is a virtual video with the pieces from our school that are displayed. Thanks to Julie Clever for helping to set it up.

Getting to know you- Nurse Quarando

Casey Quarando

Married? Yes

years married? 11 years

Children/animals: Yes! Avery is 10, 4th grade, Amelia, 8, is in 3rd grade, and Aria, 7, is in 2nd grade. No animals, yet.

Who is your hero? I think I have 2, both of my grandmothers. One was a 5th grade teacher for many years and I always looked up to her for her kindness and willingness to give. My other grandmother worked in a kitchen at a school and she was a very caring person and would do anything for anyone.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? I would love to live on a beach somewhere, anywhere it is warm.

What is your favorite family vacation? Anywhere with a beach. We went to Miami last summer, and it was one of the most memorable family vacations we have had

What is your favorite thing about being a nurse? I have always loved caring for others, and I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a caregiver. My favorite thing would have to be making people feel better.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My kids. They are pretty cool people, I think :)

What makes you laugh the most? My husband always said that I would get tired of his jokes one day, but he still makes me laugh the most.

If money was no object, what would you do all day? I think I would spend the day with my mom and girls and go shopping somewhere fun

If you could share a meal with 4 people, living or dead who would they be? My grandma Irene, my Grandma Goldie, my mom and my cousin Adam (he died when he was 25 and we were very close growing up). I’m sure we would eat lasagna, our family's favorite salad, and a chocolate sheet cake

What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas! I love the family time, the decorations, and being able to give.

What is your favorite food? Tacos!

Treat? Cherry Cheesecake

If you had a warning label, what would it say? I feel like I don’t need a label- my hair says it all (or so I have been told)

Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? Probably my band teacher, Mr. Bauche. He kept all of his students in line while being funny and kind.

What is your favorite family tradition? Christmas. Every year since I can remember we spend Christmas Eve at my grandparents house in Fredericktown, and for the past 5 years we have hosted my immediate family at our house on Christmas day.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? I don’t know if I necessarily relate to it, but I have loved giraffes since I did a report on them in third grade. Maybe it’s the long necks?

Nurse Quarando

Nurse Quarando's Wish List:

Ice Maker: this is a must have for all our little and big boo boo's.

Intercom Doorbell for students that come to the nurse's office:

Filing Cabinet:

Your trash may be our treasure: The nurses office is in need of a two drawer file. If you have one that you are willing to part with, please let us know!

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

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

Kuddos Korner

Thank you to our Home and School organization for providing dinner and treats for our teachers during conferences.

Thank you to all the families that participated in giving a special treat and gift card to the staff during the Thursday conferences!

Thanks to the Olhms family for bringing in a goodie bag treat for the staff and teachers!

Recess Duty

If you have some free time, we would love your help! Volunteers have always been such a huge blessing to us. We have found a way for you to help

Deep thoughts from SCB.....

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting"

"Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind"


Please let us know if you have any prayer intentions

Please pray for the repose soul of Bob Fink, grandpa to Luke

Please pray for all the families that are being affected by Covid

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!

Oct 5: Give A Hoot, Donate Fruit: 15 oz. Peaches, Pears, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail in Juice YOU CAN STILL BRING CANS IN

Nov 2: PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar

Dec 7: It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli

Jan 11: Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable

Feb 1: Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups

Mar 1: Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes

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.


* Oct 23-30: Fall Break

* Nov 2: Spirit Dress down day- PB&J: 16 oz Peanut Butter & Jelly in Plastic Jar

* Nov 3: BLOOD DRIVE in the Gym 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

* Nov 5: Middle School Parent Night in the Church

* Nov 9: Spirit Dress down day

* Nov 16: Spirit Dress down day

* Nov 23: Spirit Dress down day

* Nov 25: Dismiss at noon for Thanksgiving- NO BASK!!! CHANGE-FULL DAY OFF

* Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving break

* Nov 30: Spirit Dress down day

* Dec 4: Dismiss at noon- CHANGE-FULL DAY OFF

* Dec 7: Spirit Dress Down Day- It's Chilly Out There: 15 oz. Chilli

* Dec 14: Spirit Dress Down Day

* Dec 21: Spirit Dress Down Day


* Dec 23- Jan 4: Christmas Break- No School

* Jan 11: Spirit Dress Down Day-Soup-er Bowl: Condensed Chicken Noodle, Condensed Tomato, Non-Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, Non-Condensed Beef & Vegetable

* Jan 18: No School MLK Day

* Jan 25: Spirit Dress Down Day

* Feb 1: Spirit Dress Down Day- Snack Attack: Rice Krispie Treats, Ind. Cheez-its, 6 pack Cracker sandwiches, Pudding, Ind. Cookie Packages, Pudding Cups

* Feb 8: Spirit Dress Down Day

* Feb 12- Dismiss at Noon

* Feb 15- No School- Presidents Day

* Feb 16- Spirit Dress Down Day

* Feb 22: Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 1--Spirit Dress Down Day- Be Cheesy: Mac N Cheese boxes

* March 5: Dismiss at noon

* March 8: Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 15--Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 22--Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 29--Spirit Dress Down Day

* April 1: Dismiss at noon- NO BASK

* April 2-12: Spring Break

* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day

* April 22: Confirmation 7PM

* April 24: 1st Communion

* April 19--Spirit Dress Down Day

* 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

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


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