The Saints' Sentinel; vol. 8

From the desk of Nicolle Schroeder

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We are the Saints!

As the Saints, we will feature a Saint every school year.

This year's Saint was an obvious choice- St. Francis of Assisi! He subscribed to a lifestyle of poverty in the quest to imitate Christ. He was a traveler, determined to bring the Gospel to all people. He prayed for peace and was a great lover of God's creation, often preaching to birds and calming wolves.

Did you know St. Francis was allegedly 4'11" tall? Small but Mighty!

We asked our students what they think about being a "Small but Mighty" school. They responded with pride!

The 1st graders mentioned, "In less time, we can learn more," and "We are a family!" Emily in 5th grade commented, "A smaller class can help make sure the students get the one on one help they need." And Lydia, also in 5th grade added, "We all live close to each other. We care about the community."

Exciting news!

This year we will be participating in the Catholic Schools Walk!

Our 2 mile route will circle around Enderis Park and its neighborhood. The date is set for October 15th, at 9:00am.

Please support the Marching Saints by making a donation. All money raised goes directly to our school and will be used to improve playground safety by removing wood chips and large rubber boarders. Our goal is to raise $5,000. Even better- kind donors associated with the Walk will match whatever we raise!

We hope you will support our efforts by making a secure online donation at:

Check out the video below!

Catholic Schools Walk 2022
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Prayers and flowers to end Alzheimer's Disease~

On Thursday, September 15, our middle school students assembled close to 2,000 flowers for the Milwaukee Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Students began the day with a Prayer Service where they prayed for people with Alzheimer's as well as those who care for them. Later, they gathered in the gym where they assembled the flowers.

Each participant in the Walk receives a flower which represents their connection to the disease. WCS students have been involved in this community service for 10 years.

Auction Update-

Derby Days, April 29, 2023

Please consider these ways to help:

1. One class party left to host

Thanks for those who have already volunteered!

K hosts - Magnuson, date Oct 15

1-2 hosts -Liedhegners

3-4 hosts- Muellers

5-6 host- still looking for a family to host

7-8 hosts- Koesters

2. Be on a committee

Examples include: decorations and event games, baskets, raffles, cork pull.

3. Donate an electronic item for our Fall Raffle.

We are looking for about 5 items such as an IPad, Nintendo Switch, PS5. We are happy to do the shopping for you!

4. Local businesses?

Do you know of any local businesses that might be willing to donate an item or experience for our event?

If you want to learn more or have ideas, please contact Jeff Ramsey: (

Thanks for your support!

Corn at Tosa Fest~

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the WCS Corn Booth at Tosa Fest. We raised $2,000 for the WCS Athletics Program!

Grey WCS sweatshirts

Our dress code says that students are allowed to wear solid colored WCS sweatshirts that are red, white, green, or navy if they do not have a hood. We are now selling gray non-hooded sweatshirts through spirit wear that fit all the criteria except for color. Moving forward, we will take red of the list adding this gray WCS sweatshirt option instead.

Teacher spotlight~ Ms. Penny Steinke

We have a State Champion and Hall of Famer is our midst.

On Sept. 4th, Penny got inducted into the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame. Lots of friends and family (wearing purple, Penny's favorite color) came to support her including some WCS students! It was emotional when Penny’s dad, Tom, gave the intro for the Hall of Fame. This is the second time that Penny has defeated a World Champion during the WI State Tournaments. She also beat the Jr. Girls Champion a few years ago to win her first state title.

In addition to teaching 1st grade this year, Ms. Steinke has authored over 20 books, most of which are children's book that help teach early skills.

What talent!

Teachers' Wishlists

Did you know that our teachers have an Amazon Wishlist?

The classroom teachers and curriculum instructor have hand-picked items that they believe would support students, keep them engaged, and continue to develop their love for learning.

Mrs. Carey commented, "I am full of gratitude by the generosity of others. Items from my classroom wishlist are showing up at home and at school. Thank you so much for your love and support!"

If you would like to donate an item, please follow the link below.

Check out Mrs. Wolf's Art Newsletter!

Blessing of the pets~

Please join us in St. Bernard's parking lot at noon on October 2nd for a special blessing of animals to celebrate St. Francis's Fest Day which is October 4th.

We couldn't help but show off some of our favorite pets!

The joy of animals~

There is something so magical about animals- the softness of their fur, their warm eyes, the comfort of their loyal presence. Pets ask us to be in the moment with them whether that be through cheerful play, a quiet walk in nature, or an afternoon nap. God's presence is felt in these moments with our pets. St. Francis of Assisi certainly recognized this.

Thank you for following us on social media @wauwatosacatholicschool on Instagram and search for Wauwatosa Catholic School on Facebook. Please share our posts!

If you should have any comments or suggestions, please email me at


Nicolle Schroeder


Wauwatosa Catholic School

414-258-9977 (ext. 110)

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