THE SHEPHERD'S VOICE
September 3, 2020

St. Robert Catholic School students love God, science, technology,
engineering, math and learning so they can be the best they can be.

Oh the JOY!

...of being in School!!!

This Week at
St. Robert Catholic School!
Dear Families,

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As I look back at the past few months, I can't believe that we are actually back in school and things feel "normal"! Yes, I used the "normal" word, but not the "new normal." What is happening at St. Robert Catholic School is very normal. We are happily greeting students in the car line and preschool entrance each morning and welcoming them into the building. We start each morning with Pledge and Prayer and then learn about a virtue. The teachers are delivering dynamic lessons and activities that are promoting learning with their students. Lunches are being happily consumed while students build friendships and a community with their classmates and recess is a favorite time of the day for everyone! Our Kindergarten, first, and second grade students, all 33 of them, are attending Mass each Wednesday and learning not only how Mass works, but about our faith and God. Our specials teachers are meeting the kids and trying to remember all their names! We are busy building an amazing school and community and LIFE IS GOOD!

So yes, things are very "normal" here at St. Robert and we couldn't be more grateful to God for this opportunity to learn together.

Peace,
Liz 
Virtue of the Week...Patience
Bearing present difficulties calmly

Reminder!
No School!
Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7
for the
Labor Day Holiday
Daily Student Health Screener Information and Tips

New Reminder!

Please remember to unbuckle your child's car seat before pulling up to the canopy at the front entrance. This will help speed up the process of getting out of the car and on rainy days this will be much
appreciated by our drop off team! :)

Directions on how to complete the online health survey for your student(s) ... If you fill out the Home Health Screener prior to 7:30 am each day, we will not need to screen your student upon arrival. We will only need to do a temperature scan.

New Additional Time-saving Procedure:

For Grades Y5 through Grades 1/2, please check your child's backpack today for a laminated student name card to put in your windshield for drop off and pick up. In addition, you will also find a laminated smiley face thumbs up card to add to your windshield. Please note the smiley face thumbs up card should be used as a signal in your windshield that you have already completed the online Daily Health Screener. If you did not have time or you are not able to complete the online survey, no worries, just don't put the smiley thumbs up card in your windshield that day.

These procedure changes will help us to streamline the process and quickly identify which cars in the drop-off line only need a temperature scan and which cars will need a quick health survey and temperature scan. The names cards placed in the windshield for morning drop off and afternoon pick up will be helpful until we get more familiar with each family's cars and the new faces of parents and students.

Here are the steps for using the Daily Student Screener:
2. Fill out the form by 7:30 am. Students will not be on our list if the form comes in after 7:30 and the student will be screened upon arrival. 
3. Relax and enjoy the drop off line or park and leisurely walk your child in...you are all set!

Helpful Tip for iPhone Users:

When you click on the Daily Student Screen link from the email, it opens in Safari.
Once in Safari, you can click on the "share" button, which is the (square with the arrow point up).
You then have the option to "Add to Home Screen".
As soon as you do that, it's on your home screen as its own icon that you can click on daily.
Message from Fr. Len Sudlik

Seven or eight years ago, we did a major renovation on church property: parish offices, faith formation offices, second floor of the classroom wing. New signage was needed: indoors and out. When Bishop Walkowiak visited, he asked me why the speed limit was 18 mph. I told him to think of it as a “Biblical Number.” Often numbers in the bible are not meant to be exact but rather symbolic. “18 miles per hour” simply meant: Go Slow! Now that we have a school, it might be more important to think of the number literally. With children and senior citizens on site and blind spots around our building, 18 is a pretty good “speed limit.” Working so hard to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus, we would not want to lose anyone to an auto accident.
Important Reminder! Mandatory Parent Meeting via Zoom

Thursday, September 24, 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm






Please mark your calendars to attend the
Parent Reading Development Session
Presented by Anne Kloth - Co-Founder - Reading Success Plus

This parent training session is a critical step toward achieving a successful reading program at St. Robert School. We are committed to helping your student(s) reach their highest reading comprehension level and your partnership will be key to their success.

We will ask each parent to add their name to the chat box of the
Zoom Meeting for roll call.
St. Robert School
Spirit Wear Shop is Open to Order an Exclusive new
Spirit T-Shirt!

Great news! The St. Robert Spirit Wear Shop will be open again for online ordering for one new, very special spirit t-shirt design. This new Spirit Shirt is being offered as a fund raiser with proceeds
from the sales helping to offset the school's sanitizing costs
due to Covid19.


The 2020-2021 Spirit Shirt is available for purchase on the website: www.mightyshepherds.com

Only this Spirit Shirt is available for purchase now.

Orders can be placed online from
Tuesday, 9/8 - Wednesday, 9/30

Orders will be received in mid-October.

Shirts are priced at a flat $25 for adults and children. For this particular shirt design, we are only offering Youth and Adult sizes; not toddler sizes.

The Spirit Wear Shop will open again later in the Fall with the full
array of Spirit Wear products closer to the holiday season. 


Please join us in thanking Vanessa and Marcus Martin for the shirt design and management of the online Spirit Store.
Day of Prayer and Fasting
 
Bishop Walkowiak is declaring Wednesday, September 9 Day of Prayer and Fasting in our diocese as we work to eradicate the sin of racism from our country and peacefully seek racial justice. September 9 is the Feast of St. Peter Claver.

Priests are encouraged to offer Mass that day in reparation for sins of racism to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or host a prayer service.
 
The Facebook event, which will be shared to our school Facebook page, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910419235766891/
 
The Mass will be live-streamed from the cathedral that evening on the diocesan website and Facebook page.
 
We encourage our school families to attend Mass and read Open Wide Our Hearts: the enduring call to love, the U.S. Bishop’s Pastoral Letter against racism (Spanish)
 
Please help us spread the word about this important day! 
Donations Would be Welcome!

Parents, we are so appreciative of your generosity and support. We are happy to report that we now have a great stock of children's masks thanks to several substantial mask donation! :) In addition, we would also like to thank you all for the sanitizer wipes as we now have a respectable inventory of these as well.

We would welcome donations of the following...

  • Sanitizer Spray

  • Antibacterial Hand Soap



Picture Day is Coming...

Picture Day this year is scheduled as follows:

Monday, September 21
  • Preschool 4 Morning and Afternoon
  • Young 5s
  • 1st / 2nd Grade

Tuesday, September 22
  • Preschool 3
  • Kindergarten

We will be using Lifetouch this year for our school pictures. Lifetouch is affiliated with Shutterfly and you will find some great additional perks and gift-related options when you order your picture packages.

In light of the current Covid19 situation, Lifetouch has moved to all online ordering. Each student will be assigned an ID number and a sheet of actual proofs will be sent home in the student(s) back pack. The proof sheet will have a private link for parents to access online to review proofs and different picture package options. All picture packages ordered within 30 days will be shipped to school for distribution. Any orders received after the 30 days will be shipped directly to the home with a shipping fee.
Home and School News
Please join Saint Robert Catholic School HSA Facebook group to keep updated on Home and School Association announcements! https://www.facebook.com/groups/955708781568978/?ref=share
Looking to get involved? Still need a Room Parent for the following classes. If interested or would like more information, please email HSA@strobertschoolada.org.
  • Pre-school 3s
  • Pre-school 4s PM
  • 1st/2nd grade


Did you know that some moths can protect themselves by changing color to camouflage themselves?

In Mr. Bueche's class, each of our 1st and 2nd Grade students created a moth with a camouflaged color and hid their moth in plain site. Can you find their moths?
After Care
Outdoor Fun!
Making Kites and Flying Them!
St. Robert School
Respect Pledge


September Birthdays

Eloise Riefepeters - September 5
Christopher Rener - September 16
Natalie Rener - September 16
Brecken Paul - September 18
Noah Jereb - September 22
Evelyn Smith - September 23
Carolina Marvin - September 24
Will Dondzila - September 28
Olive Riefepeters - September 30


Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 4 - Monday, September 7
No School - Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 21 - Tuesday, September 22
Picture Day
Monday - Preschool 4 AM/PM, Young 5s, 1st/2nd Grade
Tuesday - Preschool 3, Kindergarten


Thursday, September 24
Mandatory Parent Reading Development Session - via Zoom
Presented by Anne Kloth - Co-Founder - Reading Success Plus


Thursday, October 15 - Friday October 16
No School - Diocesan Staff Days


Friday, October 23
1st Quarter Ends

Thursday, October 29
Pumpkin Parade - More details to come!

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