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The Dialogue 3/10/2017

Updated on Mar 10, 2017 09:14 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
March 10, 2017
Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend!
Parking Lot Procedures (Flyer attached)
Due to some recent concerns for safety in the parking lot at pick up time, we are asking everyone to please take a few moments to review our parking lot procedures for picking up students. Please see the attached letter and diagram to help keep everything running safely and smoothly. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes and improvements as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 
2017-2018 School Calendar (Flyer attached) 
The 2017-2018 school calendar is now available! A copy of the calendar is attached to this Dialogue and is also available on our school homepage at www.st-cath.net.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be available every Friday during lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM. All are welcome!
Education Commission Meeting Minutes (Flyer attached)
Our newly formed Education Commission held its first meeting on January 31, 2017. Attached please find a copy of the Minutes from that meeting. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 4th. If you have something you would like to add to the agenda for that evening please email Kathleen Sarullo at ksarullo@comcast.net. Parents are welcome to attend the meeting. 
Picture Day for GBB, BVB, Art Club, and 8th Grade Retakes on Tuesday, March 14th
Team pictures for Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, and Art Club will take place on Tuesday, March 14th. Students should wear their team uniform to school that day and then bring their school uniform to change into after pictures. Art Club students if not in a sport should wear their school uniform. Envelopes have been sent home with students if you would like to place an order for the team picture. Envelopes need to be returned to school by Monday, March 13th. Any 8th graders who need to take or retake their graduation pictures will also have their picture taken on that day.
Join us at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dundee - March 11th (Flyer attached)
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. If you would like to join us, we will be lining up at 10:15 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! 

The Daddy/Daughter event this year will be on March 18th in the school gym. Thank you to all who have turned in their reservation form! Mrs. Griffin will be sending out an email with more details about the event soon. It promises to be a fun-filled special evening for everyone!
Girl Scout Sunday and Cookie Sale this weekend
Please help support our St. Catherine's Girl Scout Troops this weekend. The girls will be selling Girl Scout cookies after every Mass this weekend at both St. Catherine's and St. Mary's in Gilberts. If you haven't had a chance to stock up on Thin Mints and Peanut Butter cookies now is your chance!
This Sunday is also Girl Scout Sunday. Our Girl Scout troops will be at the 11:30 mass to celebrate this special day and be recognized for some of the badges they have been working on. Please come out to share this special day with them! 
Book Fees and Technology Fees Update
We will be making a few changes in our billing for the 2017-2018 school year. Our book fees and technology fees will be billed to families on July 1st and payment for these fees will be due by July 10th. Tuition payments will be billed to families beginning August 1st and will continue monthly through May. No payments will be due in June unless there is an outstanding balance on the account. We will still continue to hold our annual Fee Day in August so that families can order milk, purchase bibles and gym uniforms, turn in physicals, look for used uniforms, and pick up Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle tickets. We hope this change in billing will make things easier for our families.   
7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Laurence - (Flyer attached)
St. Laurence will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day dance for all 7th and 8th grade students next Friday, March 17th from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The cost will be $5.00. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
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 (Tuition Reduction Incentive 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! Friends and other family members can also participate to help earn rebates towards your tuition. It's not too late to stock up on Jewel or Woodman gift cards to purchase your St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage!
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, March 13th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office. We would be happy to help you set up an account!
Collection for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry
Our Second Graders will be doing a collection of items for babies and toddlers during Lent for the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. They could use our help in collectin diapers, wipes, blankets, pacifier, etc., to help with the needs of babies and toddlers in our area. F.I.S.H. cannot take jar baby food.
Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated! Please bring the item(s) to school on or before April 11th. Thank you! 
Pre-K and Kindergarten mark your calendars!
We know it's only March, but please mark your calendars that the last day of school for PK3 will be on Thursday, May 25th and PK4 and Kindergarten's last day will be on Friday, May 26th.  
Ladywave Feeder Basketball Team 2017 - (Flyer attached)
Tryouts for this year's Ladywave Feeder Basketball team will take place this weekend and next at St. Edward's High School. All girls in grades 5th - 8th and encouraged to tryout. If you are interested in more information about times and dates please see the attached flyer or call/text Colin Dawson at (847)624-2047. St. Edward's girl's varsity basketball team recently finished 3rd in the State Finals! Come see what being a part of this program is all about!
Save the Date! Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 12th. 

Important Dates:
  • Saturday, March 11th - St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dundee 
  • Saturday, March 18th - Daddy Daughter Night 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 19th - Confirmation Mass 
  • Friday, March 24th - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 27th - March 31st - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 3rd - Return to School