Weekly Rundown for September 17

St. Charles Parish & School
Summer Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM - 2 PM
September 17, 2020

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.

Dear Parents, 

Last week Thursday, we were able to celebrate our 8th grade students with the 8th Grade Commissioning Mass. A big thank-you to our 8th grade parents and families for attending and being a part of this special event. We are extremely proud of our students, and I have full confidence in them as they take on the role of leaders at St. Charles Parish School, especially during these challenging times.

We are close to securing a new hot lunch program and hope to be able to offer our students hot lunch options within the month. One crucial component to making this work will be to hire a food service employee. This individual will be responsible for some food prep, minor cooking, serving, general kitchen cleaning, and a warm, smiling face (under the mask). The hours are approximately 10 a.m.-1 p.m. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please contact me

It's tough to believe, but this little guy turns TWO today! Danny fills our hearts with so much love and makes us laugh all day long. For his birthday, he would like to announce to everyone that he is going to be a big brother! Baby Garvey coming in February!


Following His plan, 
Mr. Garvey

St. Charles Curbside: Curbside was a huge success! Thank you to Jill Herkowski, Tim Pierret, and all of the staff and volunteers who helped make this event happen. We are so grateful for our community's support!

Picture Day: We had a very successful Picture Day yesterday! The kids looked great and did a wonderful job smiling for our photographers. A big thank-you to Amy Galati for all her hard work in organizing this event and being here to assist all of our students!
Dress Down Pass Sale: We will be selling dress down passes from September 21-October 2! Purchase five dress down passes for $10 and let your kids have days off from wearing their uniform. For 1st semester:  Each child can purchase 2 packs of 5 dress down passes ($10/pack).  Print the form here and turn it in to the School Office. The fee will be applied to your TADS account; please do not send cash/checks. Students must use all of their 1st semester passes by February 1.  Dress down passes cannot be used on Mass days. Passes purchased during this sale will be distributed to families the week of October 12.

Parent Information Night: Thank you for your patience and understanding as we get this new and unique school year underway! We will need to conduct our Parent Information Nights a little differently this year (virtually) but will still make sure you receive all of the necessary information from your child's teacher(s). We will share more information in the coming weeks, but please note the date of October 1 for our Parent Information Night.

School Masses: As you may have heard in Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick's video on Monday, the seating capacity for Mass will be increased. During school Masses, our safety protocols will still be in place, and students will continue to be socially distanced. 

Early Release Day: There will be early release on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:45 a.m. for Teacher In-service.

Back-to-School Forms: Please turn in your Back-to-School Forms if you haven't already! Click here for the forms.

Soles for Catholic Education Walk: The Soles for Catholic Education Walk is going virtual this year on Saturday, October 17! More information is coming soon on how St. Charles plans to participate as a community. In the meantime, you are able to donate to St. Charles through the Soles for Catholic Education Walk website! Money raised through their website will be matched by sponsorship dollars donated by Walk Sponsors. The more we earn, the more money we will receive in matching funds! Money raised will go toward new playground equipment here at St. Charles. Please consider donating through the Soles for Catholic Education Walk website to help us receive matching funds. Thank you for supporting our school and Catholic education! 

St. Charles Masks: St. Charles face masks are available in gold and black! Youth masks are $8, and adult masks are $10. Quantities are very limited! You will be billed for masks through your TADS account, and masks will be sent home with your child. If you are interested in a St. Charles mask, please contact Allison Caswell.
MAP Testing: Students in grades 5K-8 will be taking MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Tests in reading and math this Fall. This test is used as a snapshot of your child's academic achievement. Students will take these tests again in Winter and Spring, providing academic growth data, as well. Our window for Fall testing has started. Your child's teacher will communicate specific dates for their class. For more information about MAP Testing, visit the parent toolkit website
Endter's Night: St. Charles Night at Endter's in Hartland will be on Sunday, September 20 from 4-10 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.

Culver's Dining Out: Culver's Dining Out will now be for a week, not just one night! This will allow for more distancing inside of their restaurant. Dining out at Culver's will be from Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11. Mention you're with St. Charles, and 10% of sales from the evening will be donated to the parish and school. Offer good for dine in or carry out. 
Safeguarding Training: All volunteers must complete Safeguarding All of God's Family training. Do you need to take the class? They are being offered virtually! Click here for more information and to sign up. Are you uncertain if you've completed training? You can check through CMG Connect

Recess Help: We are looking to hire an extra recess supervisor for the school year! If you would like to help out and/or learn more, please email Dan Garvey. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Lunch & Health Room: We are in need of parent volunteers to help during our lunch periods as well as in the health room! No experience necessary. Please click here for more information and to sign up. We appreciate your help! 
"Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, as God has forgiven you in Christ." - Ephesians 4:32
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