What’s New

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That’s a wrap! Our SRB community celebrated the end of the school year with a parking lot parade. Have a great summer!

Congrats to our Kindergarten Graduating Class of 2020!

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School staff (including Fr. Neil!) toured the city today honoring each of our eighth graders with a special parade just for them. Congrats to all of our graduates!

Our Kindergarten students had a drive-by graduation today. They are on to great things… and first grade! We are so proud of you!

Though it looks much different this year, we honor and applaud our 17 graduates of the class of 2020. Good luck next year–and we will miss you!


Mrs. Rodriguez fifth grade math class sends their love through Zoom.

Thank you to all our families and staff members who have participated in our Virtual Morning Announcement videos. They bring a smile and sense of normalcy to all our students.

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Our eighth graders were honored at a Virtual Ribbon Ceremony this week.


One of our sixth graders has a sense of humor during her Zoom calls with Mrs. Kunath. (Check out the sign in the background.)

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Watch our latest Virtual Open House and hear from some of our administrators, teachers, parents and students on their experience at St. Robert Bellarmine and why we may be the perfect fit for your child.

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Thanks to remote learning, Mrs. Kunath had the pleasure of seeing one student plus his two older siblings–all of whom she’s taught over the years!

Preschoolers learn about the alphabet through fun crafts and activities sent home daily from Mrs. Belmonte. Great job students (and parents)!

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Miss and Mrs. Burzynski gave the students a challenge to see who could build the most impressive home fort. Who will win?

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Families and students filled out cards on a Virtual Shout Out Board that was shared with our wonderful teaching staff. We are so appreciative of them, especially for all the extra work they have done to shift their curriculum and lesson plans to accommodate remote learning. THANK YOU SRB TEACHERS!

Kindergarten students show off projects and participate in Gym class.

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First graders made tools or toys out of recyclable materials as part of a Science project and presented them to their class. Great job, students!

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Third grade students create family banners that represent their culture, heritage and traditions.

PondPreK is learning all about pond life. Look at this student who took a personal field trip to explore a pond nearby.

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School may be quieter than it should be but our school spirit is still alive and well thanks to these beautiful red and white tulips planted outside the main office by Mrs. Horbinski, our Master Gardener.

Second graders show off Easter-themed school projects: dioramas of the Last Supper and baking unleavened bread like Jesus broke with his apostles.

Hallelujah, He is Risen! Happy Easter from our parish family to yours.

Beautiful spring flowers created by our talented students.

SRB pride was on display this week all around the neighborhood.

Third graders show off photos from a class scavenger hunt using their five senses.


One of our sixth graders sent this message to every teacher at St. Roberts. It’s a great reminder for us all!

Ms. Maki, our gym teacher, suggests routines that the whole family can do together to stay fit while home. These students show us how virtual gym class is done!

Our middle school teacher, Miss Riemschneider, became Mrs. Staggs this week in a small ceremony last week! Many congrats to the happy couple.

These second graders are smiles and serious getting their schoolwork done at home.


One upside of e-learning? You can take your lesson outdoors anytime you want!

Mrs. Schuster’s third graders used tools from home to create models including polygons, triangles, and quadrilaterals as part of a math lesson.


This third grader is all smiles as we kick off Week 3 of E-Learning.

Our PreK students show us what it means to be brave during challenging times.

Sixth graders have fun video conferencing with Mrs. Kunath last week. Who says you can’t have fun while e-learning?


Mrs. Rodriguez uses Zoom to keep in contact with her students during the governor’s order to Shelter in Place.

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Students from Mrs. Grandt’s Pre-K show us how e-learning is done! We thank all our teachers, parents, and students for adapting to this unexpected close of our school facility.


Seventh grade plays a Peruvian tune as part of our fine arts program.


Our pre-K students made leprechaun crafts in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Everyone was Irish at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party! We celebrated with Irish music, dance, and plenty of corned beef, soda bread, and stout.


Students play “Sharks vs. Lifeguards”during our Little Bruins after-school program.

Thanks to our Sports Board for hosting another JAM the GYM event to support our SRB Volleyball Teams!

Our seventh grade students honored the patron saint associated with their confirmation names in these beautiful, hand-painted glass art pieces. Congrats to them as well as our faith formation families on their Confirmation last night.

Our sixth graders presented cards to our seventh graders, congratulating them on their upcoming Confirmation.

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Great job to our Spelling Bee contestants! Our annual Bee is always such a fun (and nailbiter) of a contest – they are all winners for getting this far. (Photos: Mrs. Cattie Tenzillo)


Girl Scouts from SRB participated in the annual Family Night working on 4 different community service projects: making joke cards for children at Shriners hospital; Valentine’s day cards for Meals on Wheels;, thank you notes for the U.S. Military; and dog and cat toys for a local animal shelter. Phew! They also raised over $200 to donate to an Australian disaster relief fund, coordinating with scouts in Australia to help in that effort. (Photo: Lila Aguello)

Mrs. Belmonte’s class celebrated Valentines Day by sharing their love with others after morning Mass.

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Sixth grade enjoys a game of Chicago-opoly during an indoor recess.

Thanks to the PA for a fun Family Paint night! Everyone took home turtle masterpieces.



Our first graders celebrated the 100th day of school with “100” theme activities and dress-up costumes of what they might look like as centenarians!


SRB now has a Queen of Hearts Raffle! Learn more.

Our fifth grade boys’ basketball team played with heart and received encouragement from our fantastic coaches at a recent tournament at Mary Seat of Wisdom. (Photos by Jen Syslo)

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We enjoyed seeing current school families and meeting new families at a recent open house! Additional Open House dates set for February 28, March 27, and April 24.

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Scout Troop 949 prepares for the annual Pinewood Derby!

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Seventh grade students proudly show off their hard work for this year’s Science Fair.

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STRIKE! Photos from our Mother-Son Bowling Event organized by our wonderful Parents’ Association.

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Congratulations to the 5th grade girls’ basketball team who took second place in the Mary Seat of Wisdom New Years tournament!

The Magi (three of our eighth graders) visit all the classrooms to commemorate the Epiphany. Why are they writing on the door frames? It’s an old tradition.

Mrs. Maki planned a fun winter-theme game into gym class called “How to Build a Snowman.”


Mrs. Brand’s second grade class all have pen pals from Ireland and they show off their latest letters from across the pond.

Our 3-year olds partner up with sixth graders for a fun activity. They are all smiles when they get together!

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Our annual school pageant was a sweet and heart-warming reminder of the beauty of Christmas. Thanks to the directors, Mrs. Schroeder and Mrs. Peters, for producing such a wonderful performance!

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Mrs. Donovan’s first graders are all smiles before the annual school pageant.


Mrs. Belmonte’s preschool class made ornaments for our parishioners to brighten their Christmas.


This young lady served as Principal for the Day and not only did she dress for the part, but she did a fantastic job leading our school!

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Our middle school students performed Latin American dances as part of our cultural art program led by Senor Pachas.

One of our fifth graders enjoyed standing in for Ms. Maki as P.E. Teacher for the Day! She led all classes through basketball drills and even got to eat with the teachers.


Seventh grade show off class projects from Social Studies answering the question: Why would you like to buy into a colony?

Mrs. ClausSMIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mrs. Claus came to visit some of our younger students in the weeks leading up to Christmas.


Congrats to our fifth grade boys’ basketball team who brought a Second Place trophy home in a recent tournament!

The Holly Hobby Fair, a long-standing tradition at SRB, teaches shoppers of all ages that it’s fun to give as well as get this Christmas.


The 5th grade Junior troop 20652, with the help of all the SRB Girls scout troops, worked on a Toy Drive this Thanksgiving season in support of the JJP Foundation. The girls had only a few days to collect toys, but were very happy to deliver nearly 100 toys to the Foundation on Sunday afternoon. On behalf of all the Girl Scout troops here at SRB, thank you to all who contributed and helped with this great service project.

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PA brought us together for a night out at Board and Brush. Check out their creations!


The sixth grade boys’ basketball team celebrates a victory with one of their favorite teachers, Mrs. Kunath!


Kindergarten students enjoyed a recent field trip to the Brookfield Zoo.