The Borromeo Bulletin - #24

Home of the Bobcats: February 28, 2021

From Dr. Voelkl

I think it is safe to say that there were some tired students and teachers after our five day full week last week :-) We were VERY THANKFUL for the warmer temperatures and sunshine! Over the course of the next several weeks Mrs. Winkler and I will be spending time in every classroom watching and observing individual lessons. These extended observations beyond daily walk throughs are a WONDERFUL opportunity not only to help guide and coach teachers, but also to make overall reflections on classroom dynamics and overall habits and practices of individual students. It is AMAZING what one can learn simply by watching and equally AMAZING the amount of growth that can occur when educators are given the opportunity to reflect, talk and share. I believe that one of our strengths as an institution is our desire and willingness to consistently seek opportunities to learn, change, and make new mistakes!

If you have a child in Kindergarten through Fifth grade they were given a copy of their latest AIMS web assessment to take home on Friday. If you did not receive a copy it could still potentially be buried in the depths of their backpack or not quite made its way into their folder. Our middle school students will receive a copy of their results this coming week to share as well. When looking through these reports PLEASE remember that their purpose is to check on the continued growth of our students in math and reading but also to examine our programming in these areas. It is VERY important to note that this is just one data point and in our setting these results are combined with multiple data points to gain an overall picture of each child's growth and progress. While I believe data is important, I also believe it is important to balance it with our overall knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of each child. Some do not do well when timed on assessments. Some LOVE the adrenaline rush of being the first to finish. We will continue to meet each of our students where they are and work hard to push them toward new levels of success. THANK YOU for continuing to share them with us!


Dr. Voelkl

Pretzels- order now!

On April 1, we will once again be passing out pretzels that parents order for kids. We are entering Holy Week, and this is a great reminder to PRAY
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Life Line- March 23

Life Line is a wonderful, faith-filled time of adoration with beautiful music and reflections.

Come join us on March 23rd at 7:00 for a spiritual evening. If you are not able to join in person, join us via live stream. This is a great way to get ready for Easter.

All are welcome.

Lent Journals

You child received a Lent Journal on Feb 18. If they attend mass in person or virtually, have them fill out the journal. Anyone that has attended all the masses can turn it in at the end of lent to receive a special treat from Fr. Dotson


Borromeo Families,

The auction is fast approaching and we need your help! We are in need of event tickets for silent auction. Who has or knows someone with Cardinal tickets, St Louis Blues, The Muny, etc they would like to donate? Please ask away!

As many of you know, this event helps the school as well as the Parish. It is a huge fundraiser that needs your help.

You can email me at kdpflum@gmail if you have any questions. We are so excited about this event!

Thank you!

Kelly Pflum

Who wants to be a Sponsor for our Auction???

We are excited to announce that the auction is still set for April 17, 2021 and it’s going to be one to remember!

Same theme Havana Nights and same fun just in a different virtual way!

More than ever we need everyone’s help in this event to support SCB Parish & School as we kickoff the expansion of our school.

Please see the attached Sponsorship Levels.

We’d be honored to have the opportunity to showcase your business or even family! Please reach out to Tara Bartlett ( if you’re interested or have a business and/or person in mind. As always thank you for all your support.

Raffle Tickets for the Auction

Next week you will receive this letter with the Raffle Tickets from our Auction committee. Please sell as many as you can! Remember, this fundraiser is our main event and we need your help!

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Dear Borromeo Friends & Family,

As you reflect on the past year, we sure know it has been a different one and as we move into 2021 we are doing our best to plan forward into our St. Charles Borromeo Communities future. Through the tough and even the best times the great news is St. Charles Borromeo Parish continues to grow, and our school has earned a reputation for providing a rigorous academic education in addition to a balanced moral and religious upbringing. Now more than ever, we need your help to continue the traditions of community and academic excellence.

To support our parish and renowned school, the St. Charles Borromeo Parish will be hosting a virtual auction event, “Havana Nights” on Saturday, April 17, 2021. This event is our biennial fundraiser, and we hope that with your support, our parish can continue to support growing families and minds.

With previous St. Charles Borromeo auctions, we have also been able to support the church and parishioners in many different philanthropic needs, in addition to supporting a technology and security fund, which allowed the school to purchase new equipment for the Stem classroom, video technology for all classrooms and enhanced security through the inside and outside of the building. We are also excited to launch our Capital Campaign for the School and Parish expansion.

As a strong supporter of our parish and school, we would love the opportunity to showcase you with a sponsorship or donation to the auction. Your presence and donation will help generate buzz, and hopefully some strong bidding wars to support St. Charles Borromeo!

Please join me in our continued effort to educate the future leaders and support our families in the St. Charles community.

Below are the opportunities we have for sponsorships starting at $100 up to $5000. We have also included the link to purchase tickets to attend the festivities in the comfort of your own home. Please feel free to ask any questions to or

We look forward to having you join us and/or joining us as a sponsor. Sincerely, Jill Kesler & Carrie Hodapp - Auction 2021 Co-Chairs

Purchase TIckets to attend the Virtual Event on 4/17/2021 -

Did you know….

Let's share some details for our "virtual" auction. You might be wondering do I need a ticket? Can I just watch online for free? How does dinner work?

In order to participate and bid on both our silent and live items you will need a ticket. The ticket will be your link to enjoy all the events of the evening we have planned. There will be a live streamed pre-cocktail party, dinner and drinks that you will pick up before the event, sponsor recognition during the event and LIVE streaming to our wonderful returning emcee Venton Blandin! Both silent and live items will open and close at certain times just like when our event was in person.

Don't wait buy your tickets today! This will for sure be an event to remember.

Order your year books now!

It's that time of year! We are opening orders.... don't put it off! Code is on the flier

Items needed

We are in need of some feminine products for our girls.

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.

February BASK:

March BASK:

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!

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.


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

* March 5: NO SCHOOL-CHANGED from half day

* March 8: Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 15--Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 22--Spirit Dress Down Day

* March 23- Life Line 7:00PM

* March 29--Spirit Dress Down Day

* April 1: Dismiss at noon- NO BASK

* April 2-12: Spring Break

* April 14: Guest Speaker about Social Media 7PM gym

* April 17: Virtual Auction

* April 19-Spirit Dress Down Day

* April 22: Confirmation 7PM

* April 24: 1st Communion

* 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


If you have a current PODCAST that you enjoy I would love to know the title! Send it my way in an email. Our office staff loves learning!
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