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The Dialogue 2/4/2017

Updated on Feb 04, 2017 03:36 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
February 4, 2017
Registration for current school families extended until Monday, February 20th
Registration for current school families for the 2017 - 2018 school year is now open. Please log in to your Schoolspeak account and click on the tab "Register for 2017-2018". We have extended the registration period for current school families at the rate of $100.00 per family through February 20th. In order to ensure your child's spot for next year, please complete the online registration process by Monday, February 20th. The non-refundable registration fee is $100.00 per family if paid on or before February 20th. After February 20th, the registration fee will be $150.00 per student.
Registration for new families will open soon. Please make sure to complete your registration by February 20th to confirm your child's placement for next year. We are not able to reserve a spot for your child if the registration has not been turned in. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.
Second Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to the following students for making our 1st Quarter Honor Roll! Keep up the great work, students!
    6th Grade: First Honors Second Honors
      Maya Dagamac Logan Acot
      Ava Gatenby Joseph Do
      Jason Jardiel Maxwell Holland
        Kara Michonski
        Ashton Niehaus
        Emily Nnodi  
        Michael O'Brien  
          Thomas Walla  
    7th Grade: First Honors Second Honors
      Dalia Acevedo Adan Cabezudo
      Jacob Breier Madison Ellett
      Jeric Cacal Bianca Garcia
      William Diamond   Angelina Kociubinski-Yecina  
      Monica Djordjevic   Haley Plummer  
      Jack Heffelfinger Raja Tilkian
      Maxwell Kaufman  
      Ashley Mahute  
      Ryan Mamrot  
      Connor Weydert    
      Samantha Winkler      
    8th Grade: First Honors Second Honors
      Raymond Alvaro Miranda Barrett
      Brenna Dooley Hannah Dorley
      Julia Heffelfinger Matthew Ellett
      Jack Kazmierczak Seth Lopez
      Ziyun Ma Abigail Matijevic
      Isabela Mangahas  
      Chioma Nnodi    
      Joshua Nordan    
      Ella O'Neill    
      Lorenzo Ranallo      
      Tyler Yuen      
Tax Information for 2016
Statements reflecting tuition payments from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 were recently emailed to parents. Please make sure to print out a copy of this statement for your records. If you did not receive this statement, please contact the school office and a copy will be sent to you.
Science Fair Judges Needed 
Mrs. Rossi is looking for some volunteers to act as Science Fair judges on  Thursday Feb 16th from 8:00 AM to 12 PM in the school gym. No experience necessary! Please contact Mrs. Rossi at rossim@st-cath.net if you think you can help out. Thank you!
There is still time to place an order for a yearbook. The cost for each yearbook is $18.00 and orders must be received no later than Friday, February 10th. Please send your payment in an envelope marked "Yearbook" to the school office if your would like to order one for your child.
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
What an amazing day we had last Wednesday sharing it with so many wonderful grandparents and special friends! A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Holland, Mrs. O'Brien, Mr. Novelli, all of our parent volunteers, and the teachers who helped to make the day run so smoothly. We would also like to thank Mr. Bernhard for the music program he orchestrated with the students as a special tribute to the grandparents. 
Spartan Sweepstakes Winners
Congratulations to the following families for winning the monthly Spartan Sweepstakes prize of a $25.00 TRIP gift card! The winners are:
December: Leslie DeWitt
January: Michelle Do
February: Jen Ellett
Please contact the school office to make arrangements to pick out your card. 
8th Grade Graduation Picture Day 
8th Graders will have their Graduation pictures taken on Thursday, February 9th. This will be a dress down day for the students and they are encouraged to dress up for the picture. Flyers were sent home with the students last week. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 
Birthday Bag Supplies - Flyer Attached
NJHS is still taking collections for birthday bag supplies. If you forgot to send in your donation this week, then you can still bring in supplies until next Wednesday, February 8th. Please see the attached flyer for what each class was asked to donate.
Thank you! : ) Mrs. O
Valentine's Day Order Forms - Flyer Attached
NJHS is sponsoring a fundraiser to create Birthday Bags for the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. To defer the costs of the Birthday Bags project, NJHS is selling valentines for 25¢ each or five for $1. This as a great way to remember a special someone, friend, Mass Buddy, teacher, school secretary, or principal.
Please return the order forms marked to the attention of Mrs. Oskorep/ NJHS no later than Friday, February 10th.  Valentines will be dispersed during Valentine’s Day parties and used to decorate student lockers and classroom doors of recipients.
Yearbook Pictures Needed!
This is a plea for your help!!!!! I am working on the 2015-17 yearbook and I am in desperate need of pictures from you. Any photos of classroom parties, school events, and sporting events are needed to fill the pages of our upcoming yearbook. I would greatly appreciate any contributions. Photos can be submitted via email if you have a few that you want to share. If you have a larger number of photos to share, then you could also send them to school copied to a flash drive or CD and mark them to the attention Mrs. Oskorep. I will be prompt in copying the images and returning the materials to you. (If you wish to send actual photos, then I can scan them and return the photos to you.) PLEASE submit your images as soon as possible.
7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Joseph's - Flyer Attached
St. Joseph's School in Elgin will be hosting a dance for the 7th and 8th grade students on Saturday, February 11th from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer for more information.  
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program):
Looking to save money on your next tuition bill and raise money for the school? Join the families who already participate in our TRIP program and earn rebates back towards your tuition. Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at www.shopwithscrip.com and place an order for next week to start earning money towards your tuition. The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. Our next order will be placed on Monday, February 6th . Please have your payment in the school office 9:00 AM.
Volunteer Needed
We are looking for someone who might be able to help our current TRIP coordinator process TRIP orders on a weekly basis. No experience necessary! The volunteer would need to be available on Monday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00 to process new orders and then be available again on Wednesday afternoons for about an hour before school dismisses to fill the TRIP orders to be sent home. There might be some flexibility with this schedule once we know your availability. Please contact the school office if you might be able to help. Thank you!
Save the Date! Mother/Son Event - Flyer Attached
This year's Mother/Son event will be at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates this year on Friday, March 3 . We will enjoy a basketball game with our sons and camaraderie with fellow moms. The game starts at 7pm . Tickets are $15/seat and there is an option for $6/meal (hot dog, chips, drink). Flyers were sent home with students last week to register for this event. If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Susan Holland at susuholland@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you!
Important Dates:
  • Friday, February 3rd - Big Game Trivia Night 6:30 in the school gym
  • Saturday, February 11th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Joseph's in Elgin 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday, February 17th - Early Dismissal 11:30 No bus service available
  • Monday, February 20th - President's Day - No school