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The Dialogue 09/01/2017

Updated on Sep 01, 2017 03:06 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
September 1, 2017
 School will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day 
September Lunch Orders:
The site is now closed for ordering September lunches. We will start serving the September lunch orders when we return to school on Tuesday, September 5th. Please make sure to have your payment in to the school office by next week.
New forms for volunteers - Flyer attached
An important change being required by the Diocese this year, is that ALL volunteers who will be helping out at the school will need to complete the attached paperwork and the online Protecting God's Children training course before being allowed to participate in school activities. If you have already completed the Protecting God's Children training you do not need to take it again, however we will still need you to complete the volunteer forms attached to this Dialogue. Please turn the documents into the school office by September 15th. This request applies to all volunteers, coaches, lunchroom helpers, parents working classroom parties, etc. We appreciate your understanding and help in completing this request in a timely manner.
Craft and Vendor Fair coming to St. Catherine's - Flyers attached
New to St. Catherine's this year is a Craft and Vendor Fair which will take place on Sunday, November 19th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Enjoy holiday shopping with some wonderful local vendors while supporting our school! Please see the attached flyer if you are interested in being a vendor for this event.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program):
We are off to a great start this year with many families saving money on their tuition! The school office carries a limited supply of gift cards that can be purchased right away for quick and easy use. For a wider selection of cards sign in to www.shopwithscrip.com. There are thousands of cards and vendors to choose from. Every card purchased through the TRIP program carries a rebate percentage, whether you order them online or purchase them from the school office. 
Set up a free account today and place an order to start saving on your tuition. You will need the school code "2CL3966D181" in order to link your account to St. Catherine's so that you will start receiving credit on your tuition for orders. Our next order will be placed on Tuesday , September 5th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 am or pay online with your presto pay account. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Welcome Back Lunch Event
We would like to thank our Home and School Association, Katie Heffelfinger, and Amy Amegasse for organizing the Welcome Back to School event held at Brick's Pizza last Sunday. It was so nice to see so many families coming together to kick off the start of our school year. Keep checking out the Dialogue each week as our Home and School Association will be planning many more events for all of our families to attend!
Athletic Meeting Minutes
Our Athletic Board will hold their monthly meeting this Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 pm. There is a training session scheduled prior to the meeting at 6:30 to go over concessions, scoreboard, door responsibilities, and opening and closing procedures. All are welcome to attend the training session and the meeting. Hope to see you there!
Home and School Association - Flyer attached
St. Catherine of Siena's Home and School Association held their first meeting this past Tuesday, August 29th. Please see the attached Minutes from the meeting to see what was discussed. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of planning great things for our school!
Education Commission Meeting 
The first Education Commission Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 PM in the McKinstra Room. An agenda for the meeting will be attached to a future Dialogue prior to the meeting taking place. 
Spartan Care Program
Spartan Care, our after school program, is available everyday after school until 6:00 pm. If you need to register or schedule your child, please email Leslie DeWitt at dewitt1@st-cath.net.
School Picture Day - September 15th
School pictures for children in grades PK4 - 8th Grade will take place on Friday, September 15th. This will be a dress down day for students so please make sure to follow the guidelines for alternate dress code guidelines that can be found on pages 31 and 32 in the parent handbook. Picture order forms have been sent home with students and will need to be returned by Friday, September 9th. Please make sure to check your child's backpack for the order form. PK3 and retake pictures will be taken in October.
Spartan Spirit Sweepstakes:
We are off to  great start with the sales of raffle tickets for our Spartan Sweepstakes! Keep up the great work selling the tickets!  All ticket stubs and money are due back on Friday, September 29th by noon with the raffle drawing taking place at 2:45 pm on September 29th. As a reminder, this fundraiser helps to offset the operational budget for our school and startup costs for our school. All families in PreK 4 - 8th grade are required to participate. Extra raffle tickets are available in the school office.
Important Dates:
  • Monday, September 4th - No school for Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 6th - All School Mass at 8:45 in the church 
  • Wednesday, September 6th - Athletic Meeting/Training Session 6:30 PM
  • Friday, September 15th - Picture Day for students in PK4 - 8th Grade
  • Tuesday, September 19th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20th - Education Commission Meeting 7:30 PM (McKinstra Room)
Enjoy the long weekend!