The Borromeo Bulletin #44
Home of the Bobcats: October 9th
Thoughts from Dr. Voelkl...
We are just a few weeks away from our first extended break of the school year. As we have pushed our first official grading period and teacher conferences back a bit this school year, we will still continue to actively communicate with you regarding your child's overall growth and progress. As a school we not only continuously reflect on your child's academic progress but also their growth spiritually, emotionally and socially. As educators our focus remains on educating "the whole child." Just as our teachers open their hearts to their students each day we ask that you open your hearts and minds to feedback and information shared and given by teachers. Please remember that one does not have to wait until scheduled conference times to reach out to teachers with thoughts, questions or reflections...Below you will find a few questions that may be helpful at any time should you notice a change in your child's behavior, performance or demeanor at home ~
May I Tell You About What's Going on at Home? Situations like illness, divorce or a new baby may affect your child's school experience, so inform your child's teacher of such circumstances.
How is My Child Doing Socially? How your child functions socially in the class is a topic that I have learned over time often supercedes questions related to academics. Feel free to inquire about your child's peer relations.
How is My Child Doing Emotionally? It's also important to ask about your child's emotional health at school. For example, is your child generally happy, sad?
In What Areas Does My Child Need Improvement? Your child's teacher sees him/her from a different perspective than you do. Ask the teacher what areas your child might needs to work on, and listen to the response with an open mind.
What Do You Think My Child is Particularly Good at? Find out about the good stuff, too. Ask about personal strengths that will extend beyond school.
Is My Child Doing His/Her Best? No matter where your child ranks in relation to grade level expectations, one important analysis of his/her performance is whether he or she is putting forth their best effort. Does the teacher get the sense that your child is slacking off or not focusing?
Does My Child Need Extra Help in Any Areas? Your child's teacher can tell you if your child is falling behind in a skill or subject. Armed with that information, you can create a plan with your child to work harder in that area and collaborate with the teacher to ensure the proper resources and tools have been put in place.
Do You Have in Any Advice? If you need help with an issue your child is having, ask the teacher for input. Teachers have worked with dozens or hundreds of students, and many have sage advice to share.
How Can I Help? What can you do to support your child's teacher in the classroom? There might be supplies you can purchase, prep work you can do at home or other ways you can assist in the classroom.
NO KID HUNGRY - SAVE THE DATE
Narwhal's and Loaded Elevated Nacho's
TRUNK or TREAT
We are VERY excited for this year's TRUNK or TREAT! Please see the flyer below for more details. You can also sign-up to volunteer by using the links below.
Volunteer sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9a92ea7f49-trunk
Trunk participants sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9a92ea7f49-trunk1
Pizza Order Form: https://forms.gle/btuV1dDiwWK18mBc6
CYC BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
BOBCAT families -
Registration for winter sports is open, beginning with BASKETBALL! Please note, there is a very short registration window. The link will only be open from tonight through Monday 10/11. This will not be like soccer where we open and close the registration multiple times, this is a deadline set by CYC that we cannot change. So please do not delay and sign up for basketball ASAP!
St. Charles CYC District (teamsideline.com) - please scroll down to "St. Charles Borromeo Basketball - Winter 2022" .
As we did not have basketball last year, our jerseys have become outdated and we cannot just order new ones for new additions to our teams. We will all be purchasing new Under Armor jerseys, similar to soccer and volleyball. The cost of these has been partially subsidized by the Athletic Association board. Please follow through the appropriate prompts in the registration links.
Also, please pass this registration link on to other Borromeo families, and parents of kids on your soccer and volleyball teams. I am working to add all emails to this distribution list, but there are many and I am sure some have been missed. We do not want those parents missing out on the opportunity for their kids to play basketball, so please pass along the information to them.
Saint Charles Borromeo Athletic Association
PICTURE RETAKE DAY - Friday October 22nd
Please bring in the package of pictures that you had taken September 2nd to return to Interstate.
DAY OF THE DEAD REMEMBERANCE
The Shop for Life Vendor Fair is BACK this year!
Are you a vendor for a company such as Plexus, Young Living Essential Oils or Color Street? Do you have your own small business? Do you make homemade goods such as knitting, sewing, quilting, monograms, sauces, etc.? If so, we would love to have you as a vendor this year! Contact Kristin Williams for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Totus Tuus is a youth program that we are very excited to bring to Borromeo in the summer of 2022! It is focused on sharing the Gospel and led by college missionaries who have a profound impact on the youth that attend. The mission of Totus Tuus is to bring young people into a relationship with Christ and His Church for lifelong discipleship. The day program is open to rising 1st-6th graders. The evening program is open to 7th-12th graders. It will take place at Borromeo during a week in June or July. More details to come.You can watch the promo video here!
If you have any COVID related updates that arise over the weekend please email email@example.com.
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.
Foobadap- OnLine Spiritwear Shop
We are excited to give you the opportunity to purchase additional items from our on-line Spirit Wear store!
*Foobadap is experiencing shortages and longer shipment times for their inventory, so orders might be slightly delayed. Foobadap appreciates your patronage and patience.
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.
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 and FAMILIES who helped with, volunteered at and/or supported SCB at last weekend's PICNIC FESTIVITIES!!!
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 the parents who have donated masks. They are appreciated.
IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND CONTACT INFORMATION
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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