Weekly Rundown for Aug. 22

St. Charles Parish & School
Summer Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 22, 2019

The Weekly Rundown

MISSION STATEMENT: St. Charles Parish School in Hartland, Wisconsin nourishes and grows a vibrant Catholic community committed to innovation, responsiveness and compassion as it prepares and challenges students in their intellectual, spiritual and moral lives.

Parents and Students,

We are only days away from kicking off the 2019-2020 school year! Teachers and staff have been busy organizing the school, creating innovative lesson plans, and preparing classrooms for this Fall. We are very excited to have students back in the building next week - we've missed the energy they bring! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Meet and Greet on Monday. 

New Staff:  We are excited to announce that we have hired a new staff member!

  • Christine Schwoerer - 3KChris was most recently a 4K teacher at St. Paul Catholic School in Genesee Depot up until it closed in June. She has also taught 5K and 1st grade. Chris is married with two children and lives in the Delafield area. She is looking forward to being a part of the St. Charles community!

Meet and Greet: Students are required to attend our Meet and Greet event on Monday, August 26 between 12-6 p.m. School pictures will be taken in the Parish Hall, and students will have an opportunity to drop off supplies in their classrooms as well as meet their teachers. Attendance will be taken in classrooms. 

Picture Day: School photos will be taken on Monday, August 26 during Meet & Greet. Click here to find out more information. 

Updates to Contact Information: If you have recently moved or have changed your contact information (phone number, email address, etc.), please log into your TADS account to make any corrections.

Parent Information Nights: We will be hosting Parent Info Nights at 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4 for K3-4th grade students and on Wednesday, September 11 for 5-8th graders. Parents will be able to meet teachers, get general classroom information, and check out classrooms!

Ice Cream Social: We held our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 18 and welcomed over 27 new student families! Thank you to Kristin Walsh, Courtney Gelting, Michelle Meier Johnson, Brandy Kukurba, Danielle Cruise, Elly Beede, Liz Mrugacz, and Ashley Skosey for their help with the event!

Tuition Agreements:  Please complete your tuition agreement as soon as possible. They were due Thursday, August 15. Thank you to all the families who have already submitted their agreements!

Back-to-School Forms:  Forms are available here or you can access them through the email that was sent on August 3. Some forms are electronic and will be completed online, and other forms need to be printed and dropped off in the School Office. All forms were due by Monday, August 19. The School Office is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday. If the School Office is closed, there will be a tray outside the office to drop the paperwork. 

Children=E2=80=99s Choir: Children's Choir rehearsals will now be after school on WEDNESDAYS from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. We are looking forward to working with your children and making music together! The first rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. in the church. For more information and to sign up, please contact Maria Notch. Maria and Scott Currier, our new Music Director at St. Charles Parish, will be co-directing the Children's Choir this year, similar to last year.

Scott begin working as our Music Director starting on September 1. He has been serving as the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Mary's in Waukesha for the past four years. Scott previously played for the St. Charles 6 p.m. Life Teen Mass and is looking forward to returning to the St. Charles Parish and School community. As a devout Catholic, he brings a wide breadth of musical experience as well as spiritual depth to the music staff. Scott is a family man - husband to Bridget and father of 7. We hope you'll give Scott and his family a warm St. Charles welcome as they join our community next month. 

Endter's Night on Sunday, September 15: St. Charles Night at Endter's in Hartland will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Endter's will donate $5 for every large pizza and $3 for every small pizza to St. Charles Parish School. Dine in or carry out. To make the most of this dining night out, buy SCRIP for Endter's in the Parish Office and then spend it on your dinner! Endter's has the highest profit rate of all our SCRIP vendors with 20 percent profit given back to St. Charles. Thank you Endter's! Here is a link to the SCRIP form. Just fill it out and drop it off at the Parish Office and pick up your SCRIP. 

Father/Daughter Dance: Save the date - October 5th (6:30-8:30 p.m.) for our first annual event! We are excited to bring this special event to St. Charles this year. More information to come. 

Volunteer Opportunities: We are always in need of volunteer assistance throughout the year and would love your help! Please click here to check out a list of opportunities available throughout this year. Thank you in advance for your help!

Are you a graphic designer? WE NEED YOUR HELP! The school is looking for someone who can help us design fliers for our upcoming school events. Think of the volunteer hours you can log! If you are willing to help, please contact Erin Plas or Kristin Walsh. Thank you!

Fall Fest: We will celebrate another Fall Fest at St. Charles in two weeks! This annual event is our biggest fundraiser and is a great example of how our community comes together to support St. Charles Parish and School. I know Brian and Heather Kuss and our Fall Fest Committee have been putting in a ton of hours this summer and will be ready to showcase some new and exciting ideas at this year's Fall Fest! The success of this event relies heavily on volunteers, so if you are interested and looking for an opportunity to volunteer, there are still spots open. Please click HERE to sign up. For more information about the entire Fall Fest weekend, click HERE.

Fall Fest Basket Raffle: The 2019 Fall Fest Basket Raffle Committee is looking for donations for the baskets. Consider donating only these items:

Oscar's, Kopp's, Sweet Dreams, Kilties, Le Duc's, Bubba's

Zoo Pass for Family of 4 or Kalahari Overnight Stay for Family of 4 

The Fall Fest Basket Raffle Committee would like to thank everyone who has donated items. We greatly appreciate all the donations!

Please bring your donation to the St. Charles Parish Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, contact Katie Kadlcek or Wendy Crisci.

4 P's in a Pod: We are excited about our new partnership with 4 P's in a Pod and have received awesome feedback from parents as well as other schools that use 4 P's about the amazing and healthy food options, easy ordering process, little to no waste, and an overall positive experience. Here is a response we recently received from a parent, "My kids just ordered hot lunches from 4 P's, and it took about 8 minutes to set up the account and make selections. And I already paid for lunches in September, which is so nice! Simple, easy, and organized. So much better." 

An email went out on July 9th introducing our new hot lunch program. If you didn't see it, click here for information in regards to setting up your hot lunch account. As we have stated in previous Weekly Rundowns, we had to find a new hot lunch vendor due to Taher no longer being able to service St. Charles. 

Attention girls and boys entering 4-8th grades: Interested in playing basketball this coming season? Catholic Memorial Jr. Crusader basketball registration is now open. Registration is now open for girls (click here) and boys (click here). 

Following His plan,

Mr. Garvey


Other Parish and School News

Back-To-School Shopping: There are great Back-to-School deals taking place through Lands' End. Check out the Lands' End website and look for the school uniform section. Before buying anything from Lands' End, be sure to purchase SCRIP online to pay for school clothes.

Finally, a quick and important message from Deacon Allen Olson, former music and middle school religion teacher at St. Charles Parish School and current Parish Director at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in North Lake and Monches:

Hello St. Charles Parishioners, My name is Deacon Allen Olson and I am the Deacon and Parish Director for St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in North Lake and Monches.

Every December, parishioner Jacyntha Shaw and I go out to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the poorest Indian Reservation in the United States, and visit Red Cloud Catholic School, which has wonderful connections with the Marquette Jesuits. 

Through last year's generous donations by St. Charles parishioners, we were able to give each teacher in kindergarten through 8th Grade a box of teaching supplies and each student a bag full of school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, crayons/markers, pencil boxes, etc. We also give each student in kindergarten through 4th grade a small stuffed animal as a gift. For many, this will be the only gift they receive at Christmas time. 

We delivered new clothing for Sacred Heart (which is similar to St. Vincent de Paul) that residents may purchase at extremely low prices. 
Your generous donations also supplied another nearby Catholic school on the reservation, Our Lady of Lourdes, with the same amount of supplies as Red Cloud School.  

This year I again humbly ask that as you purchase school supplies for your children, you also purchase an item for Red Cloud School students. There will be large totes at the back of church and near the School Office where you or your child may drop off the school items.

Thank you very much for your continued generosity!

Deacon Allen Olson

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