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The Dialogue 2/24/2017

Updated on Feb 24, 2017 07:50 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
February 24, 2017
Ash Wednesday Services 
The school Mass for students on Ash Wednesday will be at 12:00 PM not at 8:45 AM. Students will eat lunch early on that day before going to Mass. Our PK4 AM and PM classes will receive ashes during their regular school time. There will also be Mass and ashes offered at the following times on Ash Wednesday: 8:00 AM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM. Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday during Lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM beginning March 3rd.
 Save money on your tuition bill!
Looking to save money on your next tuition bill and raise money for the school? Many school families already participate in our TRIP program and earn back monthly rebates towards their tuition. Families order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Program and receive back a rebate percentage on each card which is then applied towards tuition. We would love to add new families to this program! 
Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at https://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.  Please have your TRIP order payment in the school office by 9:00 AM on Monday, February 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office.
Volunteer Needed
We are looking for someone who might be able to help our current TRIP coordinator, Melissa Galvez, process TRIP orders on a weekly basis. No experience necessary! Please contact the school office if you might be able to help. Thank you!
St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 11th (Flyer attached) 
Dear St. Catherine of Siena Families,
Attached please find information regarding St. Catherine's participation in the annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day parade to be held on Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. Please consider joining in the fun! All students in Pre-K3- 8th Grade are welcome to attend. Families are invited to march along too! Hopefully the weather will be as nice then as it has been the past few days!
Thank you!
Mrs. Johnson

Mother/Son Event - WIndy City Bulls
Thank you to everyone who has responded and will be coming to our Mother/Son night to see the Windy City Bulls basketball team play at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates this year on Friday, March 3rd.  The game starts at 7:00 PM. We look forward to a great night!
The Daddy/Daughter event this year will be on March 18th in the school gym. A flyer was sent home with girls today.  Hope to see you all there!  
Youth Mission Team Italian Dinner Fundraiser
The St. Catherine of Siena - Youth Mission Team will host a “Meatless” Italian Dinner for Lent on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Seating is from 5:30-7:00 pm in the school gym. The teens will be your servers for the evening, many of whom are St. Catherine alumni. All proceeds from this event will help fund the mission trip. Please join the mission team after the dinner for Stations of the Cross at 7:30 in the Church. Meal includes: pasta, garlic bread, salad, beverage, and dessert. Please help support our teens as they raise funds to help families in Memphis, Tennessee this summer! If you would like to purchase tickets for the dinner, please contact Jessica Cranston at 847-426-2217.
8th Grade Graduation Pictures
8th Grade Graduation pictures were sent home with students yesterday. The order form is due back on Friday, March 3rd. Even if you are not placing an order, the form needs to be returned with the composite you would like for the 8th grade class picture. If your child will need a retake of his/her picture please note that on the form when you return it. Retakes for pictures has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th.
Crusader Youth Football and Cheer - Early Registration (Flyer attached)
Crusader youth football and cheer is having an early bird registration on Saturday, February 25th from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at The Centre of Elgin. Crusader football players feed into St. Edwards football league and the Crusader cheer leaders cheer at football games on the weekend and participate in competitions. Last year the Cheer team took second place at regional competition and competed at Northern Illinois University. 
Light of the World Retreat
Do you look for meaning among the chaos of the world? Do you wonder what God’s plan is for you? These and many other questions are in our hearts. As you struggle with these, we invite you to join us on Light of the World retreat, which seeks to answer these questions. The goal of the retreat is to help you discover God’s love for you and bring you into a closer relationship with Him .

The retreat is for all adults, both men and women. It will take place at our church on:

· Friday, Mar 3, 6:45pm-9:00pm

· Saturday, Mar 4, 8:00am-6:30pm

· Sunday, Mar 5, 8:00am-6:30pm

· Monday, Mar 6, 6:30pm-9:10pm

We want people to attend each day because the talks build on each other. If you want to join us, but are unable to make Friday evening because of the Mother/Son event, please let us know and we can make arrangements. Registration for the retreat is needed so we can properly plan. For more information or to register contact Jill & Gerry Ballard at 847-652-0948 or gw.ballard@sbcglobal.net .

Important Dates:
  • Wednesday, March 1st - Ash Wednesday - School will attend Mass at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, March 3rd - Mission Trip Italian Dinner Fundraiser at School 5:30
  • Friday, March 3 through Monday, March 6 - Light of the World Retreat (Please see times above)
  • Friday, March 3rd - Mother/Son Event at the Sears Centre at 6:30. Reservations Required.
  • Saturday, March 18th - Daddy Daughter Night 5:00 PM