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The Dialogue 4/7/2017

Updated on Apr 07, 2017 04:24 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena School

The Dialogue

April 7, 2017

St. Catherine of Siena/St. Mary, Gilberts
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017
8:00AM Morning Prayer
7:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper (with Incense)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until Midnight
Good Friday, April 14, 2017
This is a day of Fast and Abstinence
8:00AM Morning Prayer
3:00PM Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
7:00PM Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017
8:00AM Morning Prayer
10:30AM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:30PM Easter Vigil Mass (with Incense)
No 4:30PM Mass
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
St. Catherine of Siena
Mass at 7:30AM, 9:30AM & 11:30AM
St. Mary, Gilberts
Mass at 9:00AM
Palm Sunday Festival Concert 
Please join us for our annual Palm Sunday Festival Concert that will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church on April 9. For many years, musicians from several different local churches have come together in Lenten reflection through the sharing of music, song, scripture, prayer, and fellowship.
The Palm Sunday Festival Concert will feature a mass choir, instrumental soloists, and clergy from area churches. Pre-service music will begin at 2:45 with the hour-long concert starting at 3 pm. The concert is free – no tickets necessary.
School Mass and Honor Roll Recognition 
Please join us for our weekly school Mass on Wednesday, April 12th at 8:45 am followed by Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Recognition. All are invited to attend.  
Collection for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry
Our 2nd 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 collection 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!
3rd Quarter Report Cards 
3rd Quarter Report Cards are now available for viewing. Please log in to your Schoolspeak account to access your child's report card.
Dress Down Day - Monday April 10th
On Monday, April 10th, Student Council will be sponsoring an opening day of baseball dress down day. The students can wear any baseball team's shirt or color. The cost for this dress down day is $1.00 and includes one free raffle ticket for fun outdoor prizes. Students will be able to purchase one extra raffle ticket for $1.00. Please enclose the money in an envelope with your child's name and grade on it. Student's from Student Council will collect the money from each classroom daily. The raffle drawing will be held on Monday, April 10.
Please make sure your child follows the guidelines for dress down days as posted in the parent handbook. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
All students from Grades 4-8 are welcome to join the SCS Youth Choir. Rehearsals are currently Thursday evenings at 5:30. If you have any interest at all, please contact Regina Muscat at youthmusic@stcatherinechurch.com. It does not take much time to be a part of this special Ministry and it has been greatly received by the Parish. 
Early Dismissal - Thursday, April 13
Just a quick reminder that we will have an early dismissal on Thursday, April 13th at 11:30. Bus service and Spartan Care will not be available on that day.
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!
7th Grade Parent Meeting
All current 7th grade parents are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM to discuss the 8th grade trip for the March for Life that the students will participate in next January. We hope you will be able to attend.
May Lunch Orders
The site is now open to place your child's lunch order for May. Orders can be placed through Friday, April 21st. Please note that there has been a change on the Monday Subway lunch items and the the 4" inch subs are no longer an option.
As a reminder, payment for April lunch orders is now due. Payment can be made by check or cash and should be sent to the school office. Thank you!
GRASP Summer Program - (Flyer attached)
Flyers were sent home with students last week for the GRASP program which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on their summer vacation. The program should take approximately one hour a week to complete each lesson. New this year is the option for students in 4th - 8th grade to do the program online. K-3 will only have the workbook option.
If you are interested in signing your child up for the program please complete the attached flyer and return it to school by Wednesday, April 12th.
Mrs. Garay will again be offering a summer session for parents interested in signing their children up with her to administer and monitor the completion of the GRASP program. Please look for more information to come out with regard to days and times for the summer session in the next few weeks.
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.
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! Now is a great time to place an order for your Easter meals and baskets.
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, April 10th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office. We would be happy to help you set up an account!
Spring Shoe Drive
Hello School Families! Please join our high school youth in collecting gently used, worn, and new shoes for our Shoe Drive this spring! There is a box in the school lobby to collect the shoes. The collection will run through June 14th. Thank you for your support!
Peace and Blessings!
Jessica Cranston
Director of Youth Ministry
Important Dates:
  • Wednesday, April 12th - School Mass at 8:45 AM followed by Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Recognition
  • Thursday, April 13th - Holy Thursday - Early Release 11:30 AM  No bus service or Spartan Care available
  • Good Friday, April 14th - No School
  • Easter Monday, April 17th - No School
  • Wednesday, April 19th - 7th Grade Parent Meeting for the March for Life Trip at 6:30
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